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Grand Ave Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:Grand Ave Arts: All AccessSaturday, 10/29/2016
Grand Avenue, Los Angeles’s home for world-class arts and culture brings back Grand Ave Arts: All Access, an inside look at rehearsals, architecture tours, museum exhibitions, performances, workshops, food and drink and kids’ film screenings for all to enjoy. Grab the whole crew to take a peek behind-the-scenes for the ultimate Los Angeles field trip.
Jacaranda Music - Santa Monica - Presents:ALTITUDESaturday, 10/29/2016
Per Nørgård: Hedda Gabler
Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria
Magnus Lindberg: Jubilees I-VI
Esa-Pekka Salonen: knock, breathe, shine Five Images After Sappho
Artists: Lyris Quartet Gloria Cheng, piano Eric Byers, cello Suzanne Waters, soprano Alma Fernandez, viola Alison Bjorkedal, harp Vicki Ray, piano Jacaranda Chamber Orchestra, Andreas Levisianos, conductor
Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:Ragamala Dance CompanySaturday, 10/29/2016
A mother-daughter duo lead the renowned Indian ensemble that combines the sacred and traditional with the modern and inventive. “Rapturous and profound.” –New York Times
Written in Water
Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy
Prema Ramamurthy & Amir ElSaffar, Composers
Famous Players Orchestra - Burbank - Presents:A Halloween Silent Film Spooktacular with Orchestra and Pipe Organ!Saturday, 10/29/2016
For its Halloween-themed program on October 29th, Famous Players Orchestra will present two silent era films screened in 35 mm. Both films will be shown with live musical accompaniment. Famous Players Orchestra is a Los Angeles based ensemble exclusively dedicated to performing the original historic music used by movie theater orchestras during the silent film era.
Grand Park - Los Angeles - Presents:Noche de Ofrenda: Downtown Día de los MuertosSaturday, 10/29/2016
The night of offering evokes memories of the past and passed, while Angelenos connect with traditions across borders and states. Noche de Ofrenda opens the week-long exhibition of Altars + Art in Grand Park.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:Nosferatu10/29/2016 - 10/31/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/29/2016)
With striking imagery that has burrowed into the dark corners of the public's psyche for the past century, F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is as immortal as its iconic antagonist.
San Diego Symphony - San Diego - Presents:Danny Elman's Music from the films of Tim BurtonSaturday, 10/29/2016
Danny Elfman is one of today’s most successful film composers. His famous scores of Tim Burton’s films will be brought to life on stage by the San Diego Symphony, and enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Highlights include Beetlejuice,Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Big Fish, Corpse Bride and more!
Biola University Conservatory of Music - La Mirada - Presents:PRISM ConcertSaturday, 10/29/2016
The annual PRISM Concert has become a favorite of the fall concert series, offering guests a wonderful glimpse into the spectrum of musical talent housed in the Conservatory of Music. Ensembles large and small, as well as student soloists, unite in a program demonstrating diversity of styles with musical excellence.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid10/9/2016 - 11/19/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/29/2016)
“Lively fun!” – Variety
As his medical debts mount, Argan, a man whose mental neuroses grossly outweigh his physical maladies, concocts a scheme to marry his daughter off to a family of physicians. High comedy ensues. This is Molière at the top of his form: a sparkling, effervescent, incisive romp that will leave you in stitches.
Chapman University - Orange - Presents:Chapman University SingersSaturday, 10/29/2016
The 34-voice Chapman University Singers performs a concert of sacred and secular vocal ensemble compositions that spans five centuries of the choral art.
Stephen Coker, Conductor
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:“See Jane Sing!” with Jane LynchSaturday, 10/29/2016
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the McCallum for her Palm Desert solo concert debut. Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theatre stage.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:Gustavo Dudamel and Los Angeles PhilharmonicSaturday, 10/29/2016
Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, witness Gustavo Dudamel's infectious energy as he leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mahler's Ninth Symphony.
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9
Pre-concert lecture by Rich Capparela, 7pm
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - La Jolla - Presents:La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 2016-17 Season Opener10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/29/2016)
Conductor Steven Schick opens the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season with the most famous music ever written, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The classic instrumentality of the Fifth contrasts sharply with Alexander Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy. Also on the program are colorful new pieces, Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Aeriality and Bryce Dessner's Lachrymae.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter)10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/29/2016)
The Los Angeles Master Chorale launches its 2016/17 season with Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso’s intensely powerful Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter), the first ever a cappella work staged by innovative and acclaimed director Peter Sellars.
Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Cal Poly Choirs' Fall Concert: New Beginnings … New HorizonsSaturday, 10/29/2016
Cal Poly's choral ensembles of 2016-17 will be introduced in a concert featuring various styles -- from 18th century motets to folk songs and spirituals -- at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Performing Arts Center.
Musco Center for the Arts - Orange - Presents:Nosferatu 1922 Classic Horror FilmFriday, 10/28/2016
New score composed, curated and conducted by Matthew Aucoin. One of the greatest horror films ever made – F.W. Murnau’s supremely creepy vampire thriller Nosferatu – is accompanied live by the L.A. Opera Orchestra performing a new score. Drenched in the silvery shadows of German Expressionism, this 1922 silent masterpiece stars Max Schreck as the pallid and deadly Count Orlok.
LACO - Glendale - Presents:beethoven "eroica"10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 10/29/2016)
Thomas Dausgaard, principal conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, chief conductor designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Seattle Symphony, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut.
American Youth Symphony - Los Angeles - Presents:American Youth Symphony - Sundays LIVESunday, 10/30/2016
AYS Principals Chamber Ensemble
Haydn: Quartet Op. 76 #5
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Free Concert / No Reservations Necessary
AYS returns to LACMA’s Sundays LIVE to feature principal AYS musicians. This joyful chamber music concert showcases the caliber of AYS musicians with beloved works by Haydn and Brahms.
Seating will be first-come, first-served
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - La Jolla - Presents:Fourth Annual Free Young People's ConcertFriday, 10/28/2016
La Jolla Symphony and Chorus's fourth annual Young People's Concert featuring Beethoven's Fifth symphony.
Symphony Irvine - Laguna Niguel - Presents:Symphony Irvine Concert: Music From Germany and BrazilSunday, 10/30/2016
Please join Symphony Irvine in which we feature the extremely talented prodigy Kevin Miura performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto and the versatile Brazilian conductor Ricardo Michelino as he conducts a set of pieces by Brazilian composers.
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:When I am King10/15/2016 - 11/4/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
When I am King explores what it means to be a public figure—by whatever measure: a presidential candidate, a Youtube star, or just a person who likes to instagram their lunch.
Heidi worked with an artistic team to transform the 20-years-dormant King Hing Theater into a gallery/performance space.
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #2Sunday, 11/6/2016
- R. STRAUSS: Songs for Soprano & Piano
- X. SCHARWENKA: Piano Quartet in F minor Op 37
- R. SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major Op 47
So Young PARK, Soprano,
Tereza STANISLAV, Violin, Rob BROPHY, Viola,
Tim LANDAUER, Cello, Robert THIES, Piano,
Francois CHOUCHAN, Piano.
The Blank Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)9/24/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
A world premiere play conceived, adapted, and directed by Daniel Henning.
"A masterfully crafted and brilliant production! The casting could not have been better. Don't be surprised to see this on a New York stage someday. Daniel Henning's finest! GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE
McCallum Theatre Institute - Palm Desert - Presents:McCallum Theatre's 19th Annual Choreography Festival11/12/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 11/12/2016)
Choreography by both emerging and established dancemakers take center stage in McCallum’s popular festival, now in its 19th year. Exciting original dances in a number of styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance.
The Wallis - Beverly Hills - Presents:As I Remember It: Celebrating Carmen de Lavallade's 85th BirthdayFriday, 10/28/2016
Dance icon Carmen de Lavallade returns home to Los Angeles for her 85th Birthday Celebration. "As I Remember It" is an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film and her personal writings.
Falcon Theatre - Burbank - Presents:Buyer & Cellar10/5/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
Inspired by Barbra Streisand’s book My Passion for Design, this Off-Broadway hit comedy stars Jai Rodriguez
“Spectacular. Beyond Brilliant. This show will go down like butta’!” –Entertainment Weekly
“It’s a seriously funny...slice of absurdist whimsy.” –New York Times
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:USC Thornton Wind Ensemble: Songs & DancesFriday, 10/28/2016
H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the Wind Ensemble in a program of songs and dances, with guest pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:The Eccentricities of a Nightingale6/18/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
3 Final Performances!
In Tennessee Williams's unusually subtle and tender play, Alma, a preacher's daughter, tries to win the love of a young doctor. The play centers on their complex relationship and Alma's valiant and salvational attempt at winning her heart's desire.
Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Blueberry Toast9/17/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
"Blueberry Toast" outrageous world premiere at Echo Theater Company
What evil lurks in the heart of suburbia? Every family has a dark underbelly, even the perfect ones. Playwright Mary Laws puts the “dys” in family dysfunction with this modern-day, darkly comic revenge tragedy.
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Apollo Men's Chorus & Oriana Women's Choir: Tapestry of SongFriday, 10/28/2016
The Oriana Women's Choir and Apollo Men's Chorus come together for an evening of exciting choral music by Casals, Ives, Copland, and more.
A Noise Within - Pasadena - Presents:Tom Stoppard's Arcadia9/4/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 10/30/2016)
"I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece" –The Daily Telegraph
Romantic, funny, and profoundly moving, Stoppard’s meticulously crafted masterwork invites you experience the intricate interplay of a past and present equally driven by fierce intellectual curiosity and the fickle passions of the human heart.
Diversionary Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Lizard Boy the Musical 9/29/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Part comic book. Part musical horror tale. Part Lizard. Part Boy. From its acclaimed production in Seattle comes a radically original musical that will set San Diego ablaze. Legend has it that from the ashes of Mount St. Helens emerged a monster with mysterious powers that changed one boy’s life forever. Freak or hero? Trevor better find out before it’s too late.
EXTENDED to November 6th!
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:A Taste of Honey9/24/2016 - 11/27/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Playwright Shelagh Delaney was just 18 yrs old in 1958 when her controversial play rocked British theater with its exhilarating, honest depiction of harsh, working-class life in post-war England. The story of an adolescent girl and her relationships with her saloon-frequenting mother, her mother’s new husband, the black sailor who makes Jo pregnant, and her homosexual art student friend.
Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Akram Khan Dance Company: Chotto Desh10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and is a magical, thrilling and poignant dance theater experience.
Vanguard University Theatre Department - Costa Mesa - Presents:A Midsummer Night's Dream10/21/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
An enchanting comedy complete with mischief, magic and the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love.
By William Shakespeare / Directed by Kevin Slay
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Fall Dance Theatre10/20/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
Escape your daily routine and experience this eclectic showcase of lyrical movement as CSUF's award-wining dancers and choreographers demonstrate their grace, talent, and dedication.
Coordinated by Gladys Kares
Musical Theatre West - Long Beach - Presents:"Memphis"10/21/2016 - 11/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Broadway’s smash hit musical "Memphis," at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center Oct. 21 – Nov. 6.
The winner of four Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” is filled with roof-raising Rock & Roll, high-octane dancing, and an extraordinary tale of fame and forbidden love.
The Garage - Hollywood - Presents:Blood10/28/2016 - 12/18/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Back by popular demand! Glenne Headly (Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes) join the cast when the Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production. A political thriller with music, about the 1980s ‘Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal’ in which 2,000 people died of AIDS after the U.S. knowingly sold contaminated blood to Japan.
The Road Theatre - North Hollywood - Presents:Edward Albee's The Play About The Baby9/16/2016 - 11/5/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
In this rarely produced dark comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child - the perfect family - that is, until a mysterious older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples' sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow.
Il Dolce Theatre Company/Highways Performance Space - Santa Monica - Presents:The Colonel And The Birds10/7/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
Hristo Boytchev, sets his play in a small psychiatric ward situated in a former monastery lost somewhere in the Balkan mountains. While surrounded by a raging war, five female and one transgender patient, and a young doctor are left to their fate. When UN planes accidentally drop military supplies in the compound, the patients begin to role-play soldiers.
El Greco Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:Siamese Sex Show10/7/2016 - 11/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
World Premiere of Hip Hop Superhero Musical
Satirical romp of sex and intimacy in dystopian future
Siamese Sex Show is the world premiere hip hop musical that blends Lady Gaga-esque popstar theatricality with Blade Runner’s dark comic vision.
Quack Quack Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:Going...Going...GONE! 10/1/2016 - 11/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
World premiere baseball comedy!
Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, Emmy Award-winning writer, acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Set in the press box of a major LA baseball stadium, the lives of four sports journalists are changed during one game. Poignant and hilarious.
TMU Theatre Arts - Newhall - Presents:You Can't Take It With You10/21/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
The Master’s University Theatre Arts presents a classic comedy of errors set in 1940's New York City. The Sycamore family, filled with aspiring artists, ballerinas, writers, inventors, amateur firework makers and more, seems a bit crazy, especially when compared to the upper-crust, reliable and respectable Kirby family.
Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:WestFest 201610/7/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Friday, 10/28/2016)
WestFest 2016 presents four full weekends of shows, a different presentation each week, to entice the loyal audiences who have returned for WestFest every year, as well as to introduce new audiences to the richly varied work of the city’s longest-running, continuously operating professional company.
An assortment of new works and works-in-progress.
Oktoberfest Entertainment/Ginger Perkins - Los Angeles - Presents:Oktoberfest the Musical: An Almost True Story9/8/2016 - 11/27/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL – An Almost True Story is a musical comedy filled with spectacular songs, ranging from spirited oom-pah-pah polkas, jazzy burlesque numbers and delicate love duets to Broadway show-stoppers.
Glendale Centre Theatre/Tim Dietlein - Glendale - Presents:Robin Hood8/6/2016 - 11/12/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 11/5/2016)
Come on an adventure with the legendary outlaw of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood! Join him as he fights for justice with the help of his Merry Men and his true love, Marian. Prince John has made the kingdom miserable with his unfair taxes. It’s up to Robin to stop his scheming and save the day! Full of daring escapades, thrilling sword fights, and toe tapping songs, Robin Hood will steal your heart!
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:BODYTRAFFIC10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
"Sheer animal magneticism." -San Francisco Weekly
Local favorites BODYTRAFFIC are helping to establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music - Pasadena - Presents:Mansions Prelude: A Celebration of the Virtuoso | The ViolinThursday, 10/27/2016
Join the musicians from this season’s first Mansions concert for a behind-the-scenes look at the November 6 concert program! Wine and cheese reception included.
Martin Chalifour, violin
Seonmi Lee, piano
Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
(with piano accompaniment)
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Hilary HahnWednesday, 10/26/2016
Hilary Hahn, violin
The intensity of her musical passion has made Hilary Hahn one of the best-loved and most-respected performers of our time.
USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Concert Jazz OrchestraWednesday, 10/26/2016
Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in a celebration of classic cartoon music, as part of an ongoing series featuring a variety of student jazz ensembles.
Kentwood Players - Westchester - Presents:Young Frankenstein11/11/2016 - 12/17/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/11/2016)
Kentwood Players proudly presents the wickedly inspired musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, opening Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 17, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library - La Jolla - Presents:Brahms Sextet—Henschel QuartettWednesday, 10/26/2016
The Fall 2016 Atheneaum Chamber Concert series opens on October 26, 2016, with the Brahms Sextet—Henschel Quartett and guest artists, cellist Lynn Harrell and violist Andrew Picken, who will perform what are arguably the two most beautiful sextets in existence—the Brahms sextets.
The performance series will be in set in the intimate Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room inside the Athenaeum.
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Lion9/29/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar—actually, six guitars—in The Lion, a wholly original musical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story.
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Antigone10/14/2016 - 10/30/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 10/26/2016)
Directed by Travis Donnelly
By Sophocles • In a new version by Owen McCafferty
The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone's brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?
Jazz at the Lobero - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Los Angeles Guitar QuartetFriday, 10/28/2016
For over three decades on the concert stage, the members of the GRAMMY® Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations. These master musicians will present the west coast premiere of a new composition by Pat Metheny in a jazz-infused evening also featuring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.