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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre - West Hollywood - Presents:
Parts & Labor

Saturday, 5/7/2016

Originally staged in 1993, this return of a Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre classic, Parts & Labor, is as timely as ever. The production explores America's love/hate relationship with cars and features at its center a 1970's Cadillac Coupe de Ville, which serves not just as a stage and prop, but also as an instrument. Percussionists from the band Antenna Repairmen will mic the car and play it.

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

4/30/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 5/7/2016)

Dublin’s award-winning Theatre Lovett presents Irish storytelling with a modern twist in The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly. Peggy O’Hegarty sings with the voice of an angel—a grossly unfortunate angel, who can’t sing at all. One day work for her family’s business dries up and Peggy steps outside to find that everyone in her city has gone!

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Los Angeles Children's Chorus - Pasadena - Presents:
30th Anniversary - Spring Concert

Saturday, 5/7/2016

Highlights Include Performances by Five of LACC’s Premier and Training Choirs, Guest Appearance by LACC Founding Director Rebecca Thompson, and Special Performance by Alumni Chorus

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The Caltech Bands - Pasadena - Presents:
36th Annual Bandorama

Saturday, 5/7/2016

The Caltech-Occidental Concert Band and Caltech Jazz Band present their 36th Annual Bandorama at Ramo Auditorium on Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 pm. The Concert Band, Directed by William Bing, will perform works by Leslie Deutsch, Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa, Jack Stamp, and Frank Ticheli.

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Peter George Kalivas - San Diego - Presents:
Back to Front

Saturday, 5/7/2016

This show located at the hip new ART Produce, in North Park literally travels from the back to the front! It will start from the back of the Art Produce building, to the roof, through to the inside and finish out on the sidewalk in the front of the building. Which is where you can also enjoy their Storefront Gallery!

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Jacaranda Music - Santa Monica - Presents:
HEXACHORD MOTTO

Saturday, 5/7/2016

Famously, the names of Bach and Dmitri Shostakovich became four-note (DSCH) themes. A revered cellist commissioned a cadre of his composer friends to add a six-note motto in honor of Paul Sacher, the vastly influential conductor and philanthropist.

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Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
That's the Key - Spring A Cappella Concerts

5/6/2016 - 5/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

Cal Poly a cappella ensemble That's the Key will perform its spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

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MainStreet Theatre Company - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:
Mirette

4/23/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 5/7/2016)

MainStreet Theatre Company presents Mirette - - April 23 – May 8, 2016 Book by Elizabeth Diggs Music by Harvey Schmidt Lyrics by Tom Jones Based on the Picture Book “Mirette on the High Wire” by Emily Arnold McCully Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright

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City Ballet of San Diego - San Diego - Presents:
Romeo & Juliet

5/6/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

A large scale, full company work complete with exciting sword fighting sequences, the famous ballroom and balcony scenes and flashy gypsy dances – it has everything audiences have come to expect of this romantic story ballet.

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The Da Camera Society - Wilmington - Presents:
Bruce Molsky's Old Time Future

Sunday, 5/8/2016

The stagecoach barn of a mid-19th century landmark and former home of "The Father of the Port of Los Angeles" welcomes the return of "the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddle", whose new trio promises to blow open the barn doors with an afternoon of old-time music making!

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American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:
American Contemporary Ballet: Dance + Design I

5/6/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

Tickets are on sale now for American Contemporary Ballet's Dance + Design I: Shaping the Dancer. Go inside an ACB training class and then see the exercises brought to life in a performance from Balanchine's La Source. The show takes place at ACB Studios at The Bloc, which offers a stunning 360-degree view of the city.

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Skylight Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
“Elevator Music” reading with Ed Asner and Arye Gross

Monday, 5/9/2016

Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot’s third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre.

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Indie Chi Productions - West Los Angeles - Presents:
Dinner at Home between Deaths

3/31/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

A pitch-black comedy inspired by the Bernie Madoff scandal and other Ponzi schemes before and since. World premiere! “DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS is a humorously engaging story about finance, fraud, infidelity and death. The cast is excellent. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:
Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #8

Sunday, 5/15/2016

Erik ARVINDER Violin, Trevor HANDY Cello, Adam NEIMAN Piano Maurice RAVEL: Piano Trio in A minor Maurice RAVEL: Sonata "Posthume" for Cello & Piano Paul JUON: Piano Trio n.2 "Caprice" in B Flat minor Op 39 (USA PREMIERE)

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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:
Dreamgirls

5/6/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

VPAC welcomes a long-sought dream: Broadway in the heart of the Valley! For our first-ever, full-scale musical, we’ve picked one of the most spectacular: six-time Tony winner Dreamgirls.This tale of Motown’s rhythm and blues magic is the whole nine yards: sparkling song and dance, sophisticated staging and show-stopping performances.

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Joel Osteen Ministries - Ontario - Presents:
A Night of Hope With Joel Osteen

Friday, 5/6/2016

Don’t miss this exciting time of worship, praise, and hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen. The music of the Lakewood Worship Team will inspire and encourage you. Be sure to bring a friend, co-worker, or neighbor—Joel will share the hope and peace that only God gives.

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Diversionary Theatre Productions - San Diego - Presents:
The Boy Who Danced on Air

5/5/2016 - 6/12/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

World Premiere! This brave and compelling new musical reveals the clandestine yet persistent tradition in Afghanistan of Bacha Bazi, where wealthy men purchase boys from poor families, train them as dancers, and parade them at parties as their property.

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La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts - La Mirada - Presents:
American Idiot

4/30/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite.

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The Master's College Department of Music - Santa Clarita - Presents:
The Master's College presents the Annual FREE Spring Concert

Thursday, 5/5/2016

This annual concert performed the week of our college graduation features various music department ensembles and soloists including the Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, instrumental chamber ensembles, opera scenes, theatre and handbells. You won't want to miss this wonderful representation of our department's best!

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Inland Valley Repertory Theatre - Claremont - Presents:
Lend Me a Tenor

4/20/2016 - 5/4/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

Ken Ludwig's farce is performed by the IVRT - Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company of artists onstage in Claremont. Hilarious mishaps, mistaken identities, and great comedic performances make this a delightful weeknight out. "Opera was never so sexy!"

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San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

4/21/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

Written by Gina Gionfriddo Directed by Sam Woodhouse Girlfriends Catherine and Gwen chose dramatically different paths after grad school. Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic. Gwen became a homemaker. Decades later, when Catherine returns home to live with her ailing mother, each woman covets the other’s life.

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3-D Theatricals - Fullerton - Presents:
The Full Monty

4/22/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Book by Terrance McNally. Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the Motion Picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures® and written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini, and directed by Peter Cattaneo.

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Laguna Playhouse - Laguna Beach - Presents:
Sex and Education

4/27/2016 - 5/22/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

On her final day before retirement, a high school English teacher intercepts a sexually charged note poorly composed by the high school football star.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Spring Dance Theatre

5/5/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Vibrant, spirited performances with award-winning dancers and choreographers provide an ever-changing adventure in dance and a fast-paced experience challenging all you know about life, love, longing and memory. “Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion!” - Martha Graham

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Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:
4000 Miles

4/20/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world. Finalist! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner! 2012 Obie Award, Best New Play Winner! 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner! Time Magazine‘s #1 Play or Musical of 2012

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Santa Monica - Presents:
westside connections 3

Thursday, 5/5/2016

Evening Hosted by LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer Features Dr. Linda Liau, Neurosurgeon and Professor and Director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program Guest Artists Jessica Rivera, Soprano, and Robert Thies, Piano and LACO Artists Margaret Batjer, Maia Jasper, Roland Kato and Andrew Shulman

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Golden West College Theater Arts Department - Huntington Beach - Presents:
Mary Poppins

4/29/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure for the entire family. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

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Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:
The Rocky Horror Show

3/24/2016 - 5/7/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

"The reviews have been excellent and it's easy to see why. This production is superb! The cast is excellent and overall staging is very impressive. Don't miss this one. GO!" - Performing Arts LIVE A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet.

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Coronado Playhouse - Coronado - Presents:
A Little Night Music

4/1/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Coronado Playhouse’s 70th Anniversary Season Continues with A Little Night Music April 1-May 8. This hilarious and heartbreaking musical of regret and desire centers around an actress and the men who loved her. The men, and their jealous wives, agree to join the actress and her family for a weekend in the country.

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Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:
Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

4/19/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

From Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) comes an explosively powerful new play set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Father Comes Home From The Wars mixes music, contemporary wit, and epic theatricality to tell a timeless story about the struggle to hold on to who we are and what we love in a country that forces us to fight battles we didn’t choose for ourselves.

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Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Boy From OZ

4/29/2016 - 6/19/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

THE BOY FROM OZ was a huge Australian success that found its way to Broadway. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical, and won Best Actor in a Musical (Hugh Jackman), the musical focuses on the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 and humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star.

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Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:
Stage Kiss

4/5/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/4/2016)

When long-lost loves are cast as long-lost lovers, two squabbling actors are slow to learn their lines but quick to ignite an old flame. MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Sarah Ruhl leads us on-stage, back-stage and out the stage door as reality collides with fiction in this raucous and revealing play within a play. "A FEATURED EVENT! - The cast is excellent!" Performing Arts LIVE

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Don't Dress for Dinner

4/22/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

A smash hit in Paris (where it played for over two years) and in London (where it ran for six years). Don’t Dress for Dinner is described by Chicago Style Magazine as “two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre…the right combination of smart writing...A text book example of how to create the perfect farce.”

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Haugh Performing Arts Center - Glendora - Presents:
Ballroom with a Twist

Saturday, 5/7/2016

Celebrity pros from Dancing with the Stars, finalists from American Idol, and dancers from So You Think You can Dance

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International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:
A Walk in the Woods

4/29/2016 - 5/22/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Nearing the end of the Cold War, a pair of arms negotiators — a clever, cynical Russian and an idealistic young American — meet in the woods outside Geneva to explore the obstacles their countries face on the path to peace. There, they debate politics, life and the future of the free world. Opening April 29.

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James Domine, Music Director - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 5/7/2016

Maestro James Domine Presents in Concert Domine: Piano Concerto #3 in A minor (Wind of Time) Joanna Ezrin, pianist Williams: Suite from Harry Potter Debussy: Nocturnes CSUN Women's Chorale

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Cerritos College - Norwalk - Presents:
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

4/29/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

Original Charming and Family-Friendly Off-Broadway Musical Production The Cerritos College Theatre & Film Department offers up this Charming Off-Broadway, family-friendly musical about "an average day in the life of Charlie Brown."

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Salastina Music Society - South Pasadena - Presents:
Masterpiece Discovery: Copland's Appalachian Spring

Friday, 5/6/2016

In a performance of the original chamber version of this iconic American work, Salastina Music Society explores what is behind the universal appeal of Copland’s landmark composition. Featuring principal players from Pacific Symphony as well musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble will be led by co-director Maia Jasper White and the event hosted by co-director Kevin Kumar.

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Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble - Santa Monica - Presents:
The SuperHero and his Charming Wife

4/15/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble Premieres an Epic Tale of Heroes, Villains, Witches and Wives A wonderfully absurd and deeply philosophical hero story dramatized in the world of the graphic novel, the premiere of The SuperHero and his Charming Wife is an entertaining wild journey into our fear of the unknown.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
Fullerton Jazz Orchestra w/ Francisco Torres

Friday, 5/6/2016

Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bill Cunliffe, consistently receives high scores and acclaim at major west coast jazz festivals.

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Theatre of NOTE - Hollywood - Presents:
Phrazzled

4/14/2016 - 5/8/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

PHRAZZLED is set in the space adjacent to a TV production’s writers’ room, as their assistants juggle their daily, rote tasks and face the challenge of a blank page as they attempt to create the key that will open the door to that room. PHRAZZLED looks at life from two different viewpoints, and asks the more universal question: Who is telling the story of your life? And, can they write?

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The Music Center - Los Angeles - Presents:
Grand Park’s ¡LUNCHTIME! Concerts

3/3/2016 - 5/19/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 5/5/2016)

As part of Grand Park's noontime ¡LUNCHTIME! programs, take a break and feed your spirit with music and dance in the fresh air.

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Flagship Ensemble and The West - Santa Monica - Presents:
Second Skin

4/24/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

A ghost story about redemption, told on beaches up and down the West Coast. A Words in the World production, presented by Flagship Ensemble and The West.

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USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Strings Concerto Competition Finals

Wednesday, 5/4/2016

This popular annual event brings selected finalists from across the Strings Department before a specialist panel of three external adjudicators.

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City Garage - Santa Monica - Presents:
Othello/Desdemona

4/15/2016 - 5/15/2016 (next performance: Friday, 5/6/2016)

World premiere of Charles Duncombe's post-modern take on the classic Shakespeare text looks at questions of identity and racial politics in the USA of today.

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