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Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:A Christmas Story11/23/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/19/2018)
Ralphie Parker and his family's most memorable Christmas. From humorist Jean Shepherd.
Our holiday hit of last Christmas season is back this year with some new cast members and more fun.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Jane Austen's EMMA: The Musical11/23/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/20/2018)
Jane Austen’s enduring love story is brought to life as a romantic-comedy musical.
We invite you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).
American Contemporary Ballet - Los Angeles - Presents:The Nutcracker Suite - American Contemporary Ballet12/1/2018 - 12/24/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/20/2018)
Why just see The Nutcracker when you can live it? ACB’s breathtaking version of the holiday favorite transported the Land of Sweets to a secret winter dream world high above the city, filled with enchanting ballet, soaring live music, snowstorms, and a wealth of odd and humorous sensory delights.
Festival Ballet Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Festival Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker12/8/2018 - 12/24/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.
Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Saturday, 12/22/2018
By Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 recounts an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, sharing food and drink, playing soccer, singing carols and burying each other’s dead.
Rogue Machine Theatre - Venice - Presents:Finks11/10/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/22/2018)
A New York Times Critic’s Pick, “Finks” was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Rogue Machine’s West Coast premiere production brings together writer Joe Gilford and director Michael Pressman, both children of the Blacklisted. Joe Gilford shares the struggle his parents, entertainers Jack Gilford and Madeline Lee Gilford, endured when they were called to testify.
Fraser Entertainment Group - Los Angeles - Presents:An Evening of Classic BroadwayWednesday, 12/19/2018
Hailed as "A show that you hoped would never end" by Entertainment Today, and "Sheer Theatrical Magic" by Cabaret Scenes Magazine, Fraser Entertainment Group's hit ongoing concert series An Evening of Classic Broadway will have another December performance on 12/19 at LA's Rockwell.
Ensemble Theatre Comapany - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Legend of Georgia McBride12/6/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/19/2018)
In a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle, Casey’s career as an Elvis impersonator is not going well. With his young wife now pregnant, his luck changes when he meets an aging drag queen. An uplifting music- and dance-filled comedy for the holidays.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra HolidayWednesday, 12/19/2018
Get in the spirit of the festive holiday season as the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra fills the concert hall with the sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms in a swingin’ evening of holiday favorites and beloved standards.
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:Always...Patsy Cline12/12/2018 - 12/30/2018 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/19/2018)
In a departure from the usual holiday fare, North Coast Repertory Theatre proudly presents Always...Patsy Cline, a dramatic musical experience certain to thrill fans of the iconic singer.
Santasia Productions - Sherman Oaks - Presents:SANTASIA - A Holiday Comedy12/7/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/20/2018)
“Hilarious…smartly executed…a side splitter…” - LA TIMES Critics Pick
“Ingenious…priceless” - LA WEEKLY Pick of the Week
“Comedic Perfection…Laugh out loud funny…” - BACKSTAGE Critics Pick
“SANTASTIC!” – Stage and Cinema
"SANTASIA - A Holiday Comedy” created by Shaun and Brandon Loeser, directed by Shaun Loeser, is celebrating its 19th year.
Inkwell Theater - Los Angeles - Presents:Sisters Three12/14/2018 - 1/20/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 12/20/2018)
Sisters Three pays homage to the Brontë sisters, and their brother Patrick. After a family tragedy, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a no-technology commune on Gondol Island. EJ and Anne are building a canoe to rescue her. As individual secrets and desires are becoming more apparent, it is threatening to tear the sisters apart.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen UnScripted12/14/2018 - 12/22/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
A beloved Broad Stage tradition, Impro Theatre’s Jane Austen UnScripted features completely improvised, full-length plays in the style of one of the world’s greatest writers. Experience the company’s razor-sharp wit as the performers start with audience suggestions and deftly create a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads.
Skylight Theatre and Frier McCollister - Los Angeles - Presents:Sugar Plum Fairy12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
Sandra Tsing Loh’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” directed by Bart De Lorenzo
“Go, go, go to Sugar Plum Fairy… deliciously satirical Nutcracker story. Huge laughs and great holiday mirth. Sandra Tsing Loh…and the cast are magnetic to watch from beginning to end” – Broadway World
Rocquel Lehrman - Theatre Planners - Los Angeles - Presents:Wink12/8/2018 - 1/13/2019 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
It’s easy to lose your way in Hollywood. A homeless gender questioning teenager and Dario Villanova, a former A-list actor who is now doing B movies, are both down on their luck in Los Angeles. When a synchronistic meeting connects these two souls, they quickly bond over music, art, and life’s unexpected misfortunes. Sometimes the best way forward is to stop fighting the past.
THB Productions - Hollywood - Presents:A Harmony Boys Christmas – Live from Waikiki Beach!11/30/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
The Boys are back! It's 1963 all over again and famed foursome The Harmony Boys are returning to spread Christmas Cheer all over your face in a new holiday special on the gay and vibrant shores of beautiful Waikiki Beach!
Inland Pacific Ballet - Claremont - Presents:The Nutty Nutcracker - Inland Pacific BalletFriday, 12/21/2018
A hilarious send up of everyone’s favorite holiday ballet, The Nutty Nutcracker features a zany storyline loosely based on the traditional Nutcracker.
Santa Barbara Christmas Revels - Santa Barbara - Presents:The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice12/22/2018 - 12/23/2018 (next performance: Saturday, 12/22/2018)
The Christmas Revels Returns to the Lobero in December.
The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice is a joyous theatrical production celebrating the spirit and strength of the Irish emigrants who came to America in the early 1900’s to build new lives in a new land.
Storybook Theatre - Hollywood - Presents:Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs10/20/2018 - 3/2/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 12/22/2018)
Storybook Theatre’s musical of the classic fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Great for young children.
Storybook Theatre’s fun filled version of this famous story has lots of singing, dancing, audience participation, and a funny witch with a handsome prince. The children in the audience become the seven dwarfs who help rescue Snow White.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:I am Sophie11/17/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 1/3/2019)
Filled with philosophie de la vie, humor, and heartache I Am Sophie is a journey of identity. The audience becomes the confidante to Sophie Carter, formerly known as Kate Carter. When she returns to the United States after living in Paris, she has become a changed woman. Now home, to take care of her father, her loved ones meet Sophie for the first time. What follows is an existential adventure.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts LIVE - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series1/4/2018 - 12/27/2018 (next performance: Thursday, 12/27/2018)
State of the Arts is a weekly series devoted to coverage of the performing arts in Los Angeles, and beyond... with emphasis on theatre, music, dance events, and stage spectaculars. Michael Sterling and Andrew David James offer astute reviews, insightful discussions, a live arts calendar, and live interviews with celebrity guests, stars of the arts, and the creative teams behind them.
Chris Isaacson Presents - Hollywood - Presents:Erich Bergen – An Early New Year's Celebration12/28/2018 - 12/29/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/28/2018)
Returning to the concert stage in Los Angeles for the first time in three years, critically acclaimed actor and singer Erich Bergen is set to bring his show "An Early New Year’s Celebration" to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood for two performances only. Michael Orland ("American Idol") is music director.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:Nixon Library Family Concert Series12/16/2018 - 7/28/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/23/2018)
FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.
Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sundays Live7/1/2018 - 1/27/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 12/30/2018)
Sundays Live presents FREE weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California in association with Temecula Presents - Temecula - Presents:danceXchange8/21/2018 - 6/18/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/18/2018)
danceXchange is a monthly showcase presented in various settings at the Theater to bring the local dance community together in celebration of our varied and eclectic dance community and all it has to offer. No audition is necessary but the work is always of a substantial quality.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Dave Koz and FriendsTuesday, 12/18/2018
Christmas Tour 2018
With Special Guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui
A holiday tradition returns to the McCallum as Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018 brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season.
Rancho Mirage Library - Ranch Mirage - Presents:Rancho Mirage Library Music Events12/19/2018 - 3/30/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/19/2018)
The library is host to some of the most talented musicians around.
Check their website for performers, dates and times.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:A Chanticleer ChristmasWednesday, 12/19/2018
About This Performance
The much-celebrated, Grammy®-winning, 12-man chorus makes its return for a classic holiday program of a cappella choral music, presented with stunning clarity, precision, and excellence.
Ol' Bait Shop Productions - Hollywood - Presents:Special12/13/2018 - 1/13/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 12/20/2018)
A behind-the-scenes look at the worst variety show in television history.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Indio - Presents:Fantasy Springs Resort Casino10/6/2018 - 12/21/2018 (next performance: Friday, 12/21/2018)
Located in the beautiful Palm Springs area, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers all you need for a fun-filled getaway or complete destination vacation. Whether your fantasy includes luxurious hotel rooms, exciting Vegas-style gambling options, fabulous dining, world-class entertainment, golf or poolside lounging, you’ll find it all here.