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Theatre West - Los Angeles - Presents:
WestFest 2014

11/14/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Fascinating new works in development. When Theatre West was founded fifty-one years ago, its initial purposes included serving as a laboratory situation where writing, acting and directing could be developed and perfected.

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USC School of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles - Presents:
Anna in the Tropics

11/20/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

By Nilo Cruz Directed by Denise Blasor

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American Harp Society, Los Angeles Chapter - Los Angeles - Presents:
A Celebration of New Music for Harp

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society presents a free concert of world premieres for the harp. The top 3 prize winners and the 3 honorable mentions chosen from entries in this year’s AHS-LA Composition Competion will be premièred by some of the nation’s top performers of new music! Funded by a grant from the American Harp Society. Free Admission

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Synapse Dance Theater - Santa Monica - Presents:
Synapse Dance Theater Showcases New Works

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble of Santa Monica College – will present a program showcasing new works by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers on Nov. 21 and 23.

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OC Gay Men's Chorus - Irvine - Presents:
MenAlive: Jolly Holly Follies

12/5/2014 - 12/6/2014 (next performance: Friday, 12/5/2014)

Turn on the TV, adjust the antenna, and settle in for an old-fashioned holiday variety show! Jack Frost will nip at your nose and tap on your toes as you enjoy old and new holiday favorites. It’s an affectionate update of the holidays we all love and remember.

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Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Shrek, The Musical

11/14/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, SHREK: THE MUSICAL brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.

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The Laguna Playhouse - Laguna Beach - Presents:
Ed Asner as FDR

11/19/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lour Grant, Up) stars as FDR. This powerful one-man play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II.

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Shakespeare in the Vines - Temecula - Presents:
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)

12/4/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Thursday, 12/4/2014)

Three actors decide that instead of doing Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol again, they’ll perform every Christmas story ever told. They take holiday cheer to the extreme with a fast and furious look at the holiday classics and traditions we all know and love. You'll laugh tip' it hurts!

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Classical Encounters Foundation - Tarzana - Presents:
Pacific Trio in Concert

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The Pacific Trio, just returning from Europe and Russia will present music by ERNEST BLOCH (Three Nocturnes, ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY (Trio in D Minor Op. 3) and JOHANNES BRAHMS (Trio in C Minor Op. 101) EDITH ORLOFF - Piano, ROGER WILKIE - Violin and JOHN WALZ - Cello

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Judith Vander - Ojai - Presents:
Ojai Art Center Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The Ojai Art Center will present a memorable chamber music concert by violinist Yue Deng,cellist, Virginia Kron, and pianist Kacey Link. Their creative program explores the various combinations of the three instruments, performing Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata No. 5 for Piano and Violin, Kodály’s Duo for Violin, and Cello Brahms’ Trio in B Major.

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American Pacific Ballet Company - Fullerton - Presents:
Nutcracker by American Pacific Ballet Company

11/22/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

APBC's Nutcracker will charm young and old alike this holiday season. Choreography by Mignon Furman features lively children, scampering mice, a thrilling battle, magical transformations, a mysteriously "growing" Christmas tree, delicately falling snow, and beautiful dancers. Jeraldine Mendoza and Dylan Gutierrez of the Joffrey Ballet (Chicago) dance in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

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LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:
Florencia en el Amazonas

11/22/2014 - 12/20/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/30/2014)

A steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams.

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William Carmichael & Jolyn Johnson - Camarillo - Presents:
Miracle on 34th Street, The Play

11/14/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

It’s the beloved classic film come to life just in time for the holidays! “The Christmas Season has arrived with this delightful production of MIRACLE ON 34th STREET. It is one of our FEATURED events. Ho Ho Ho!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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The Verdi Chorus - santa monica - Presents:
DISTANT LANDS

11/22/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

A concert of magnificent arias and ensembles from Idomeneo, The Pearl Fishers, Lakme, Prince Igor, Rusalka and The Merry Widow. Starring Soprano Shana Blake Hill, Tenor Mathew Edwardsen, Baritone Gregorio Gonzalez. Accompanied by Laraine Ann Madden and conducted by Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum.

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Nederlander - Hollywood - Presents:
Kinky Boots

11/11/2014 - 11/30/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

“This production of KINKY BOOTS is a theatrical blockbuster. The music (Cyndi Lauper), choreography, costumes, set, hair design and make-up are all award worthy. The enormously talented ensemble led by Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth is full of relentless energy that more than pleases the audience. It is certainly one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra - Culver City - Presents:
Shall We Dance...A Classical Dance Music Concert

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Shall We Dance features memorable classic music of the dance from Tschaikovsky's "Swan Lake" to Stravinky's "firebird" to Ravel's "Minuet Antique" to Brahms' "Hungarian Dance" and much more. Renowned soloist Mariano Dugatkin performs Piazzolla's romantic tango music on his Bandoneon.

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La Mirada Symphony - La Mirada - Presents:
"Russian Tales" from La Mirada Symphony

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" opens the holiday season from the La Mirada Symphony. Perfect entertainment for the whole family!

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El Camino College Center for the Arts - Torrance - Presents:
Fall Dance Concert 2014

11/20/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

The students of El Camino College’s Dance Department will showcase their talents in the Fall 2014 Dance Concert. Show times are at 1 p.m. November 20, 8 p.m. November 21 and 22, and at 3 p.m. November 23 in the Campus Theatre.

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USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
USC Thornton Opera Presents Henze’s The English Cat

11/19/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

The USC Thornton Opera in collaboration with the USC Thornton Symphony presents The English Cat, the 1983 opera written by famed 20th-century composer Hans Werner Henze featuring a libretto by controversial British playwright, Edward Bond.

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LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "HURRICANE MAMA": Pulling Out All The Stops

Sunday, 11/23/2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "HURRICANE MAMA": Pulling Out All The Stops Walt Disney Concert Hall Sunday November 23, 7:30 pm

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REDCAT - Los Angeles - Presents:
L-E-V: HOUSE

11/20/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

The passionate and high-voltage dance events created by collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have firmly established them as potent forces in the international performance community, energizing a new generation of audiences.

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Ventura County Ballet Company - Oxnard - Presents:
“The Nutcracker” - Venture County Ballet

11/22/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

16th ANNUAL VENTURA COUNTY BALLET COMPANY’S “THE NUTCRACKER”

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San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

11/7/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

SLO Little Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, the unlikeliest of musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

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Glendale Youth Orchestra - Glendale - Presents:
26th Season Opener

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The Glendale Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brad Keimach, opens their 26th season on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. The program includes: Beethoven - Coriolan Overture, Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, 1st movement (performed by Lavinia Chen, violin), Mozart - Symphony #35 "Haffner" and Mendelssohn - Symphony #1.

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Cabrillo Musical Theatre - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
Memphis

11/14/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

MEMPHIS tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Based on actual events, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and gospel are emerging into the mainstream. 

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Arts & Culture Commission - Glendale - Presents:
Arpa y Aulos

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Flute and Harp Duo: Arpa y Aulos is an ensemble inspired by two of the most ancient instruments in the history of our culture. Designed as musical journeys through time, the programs of Arpa y Aulos encompass music from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Philharmonic Society of Orange County - Costa Mesa - Presents:
Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Gustavo Dudamel returns with the LA Phil, bringing two organists--the talented Cameron Carpenter and the versatile Joanne Pearce Martin--for a singular afternoon of symphonic organ music, including the world premiere of a new symphonic work by Stephen Hartke.

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The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

11/15/2014 - 12/27/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Everyone’s favorite green meanie will return for his 17th consecutive year in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the heartwarming musical based on the classic book and animated film. James Vásquez returns to direct this beloved San Diego holiday tradition.

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LEXIKAT ARTISTS & MB ARTISTS in association with THE NOHO ARTS CENTER ENSEMBLE - North Hollywood - Presents:
SCARY MUSICAL The Musical

9/26/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Someone is killing off the Drama Club of Vera Miles High School, everyone is a suspect and you decide who the killer is!

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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

10/26/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

A NEW MUSICAL FEATURING AN OSCAR-NOMINATED SCORE The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. In this brand new production, a lush, emotionally rich score highlights the music’s orchestral power and choral beauty in an intimate retelling of the famous love story.

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Cal Poly Music Department - - Presents:
Cal Poly Bandfest 2014!

Sunday, 11/23/2014

A tradition for more than 20 years, Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest concert features all of the wind bands on campus.

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The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:
Broomstick

10/11/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Director Stephen Sachs and actress Jenny O’Hara (Bakersfield Mist) reunite for the wickedly entertaining, spine-chilling West Coast premiere of Broomstick by John Biguenet. A funny, poignant and “spell” binding tale about the magic of the human heart, Broomstick opens at the Fountain Theatre on Oct. 11.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:
PIPPIN

11/11/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

“PIPPIN is a visually and acrobatically stunning. The set, costumes, lighting, music, acrobats, aerialists and circus stunts all are award worthy. This Tony Award® winning razzle dazzle big top spectacle is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE

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Peninsula Symphony - Redondo Beach - Presents:
Shall We Dance?

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Delibes: Prelude & Mazurka from "Coppélia" Tchaikovsky: Selections from "Swan Lake" Gounod: Ballet music from "Faust" Minkus: Pas de deux from "Don Quixote" Milhaud: "Le boeuf sur le toit"

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IIC Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Presents:
Fazioli Piano Series: Steven Vanhauwaert

Monday, 11/24/2014

Fazioli Piano Series continues with another inspiring concert. On stage will be the Belgian-born concert pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, praised by the Los Angeles Times for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique." Mr. Vanhauwaert will perform music by F. Busoni, O. Respighi, L. Berio and many others.

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Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:
Bus Stop by William Inge

11/14/2014 - 12/13/2014 (next performance: Friday, 11/28/2014)

Set in 1955, a blustery winter storm has hit the Midwest, and a busload of travelers from Kansas City must stop and spend the night at a small diner outside of Topeka, Kansas. Two young lovers, Cherie and Bo play out their courtship and discover that part of the journey is not knowing where you are headed. Bus Stop is an American classic.

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OperaArts and the Steinway Society of Riverside County - Palm Desert - Presents:
"For The Children" Fundraiser

Sunday, 12/7/2014

OperaArts and the Steinway Society of Riverside County proudly present a fundraiser to support music programs for students in the Coachella Valley. This wonderful evening includes a cocktail hour, special piano concert, dinner, and an "opera " dessert!

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California Repertory Company - Long Beach - Presents:
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

11/13/2014 - 12/6/2014 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/2/2014)

A culture-saturated Manhattan housewife’s nervous breakdown is interrupted by a worldly old friend in Busch’s cheeky satire of philosophy and art.

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Whittier College - Whittier - Presents:
The Felici Piano Trio

11/22/2014 - 2/8/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 2/8/2015)

Since its founding in 1994, the Felici Piano Trio has not only been committed to artistic excellence, but equally dedicated to develop the appreciation and love of music in the audiences of today and tomorrow.

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USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Guitar Masterclasses with Pepe Romero

Monday, 11/24/2014

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in two masterclasses. Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar," the Romeros.

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Palm Desert Stage Company - Indio - Presents:
"The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon

11/14/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Tony Award-winning comedy classic of famously mismatched roommates Oscar and Felix. When recently failed marriages force slovenly Oscar to share an apartment with fastidious Felix, the pair must determine whether their differences are irreconcilable. This beloved comedy by Neil Simon is both surprisingly poignant and side-splittingly funny.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
KISS ME, KATE

11/21/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

This romantic, Tony Award-winning Cole Porter musical wowed audiences from the moment it hit the stage in 1948.

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Glendale Community College - Glendale - Presents:
College Community Orchestra in Concert

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The Glendale College Community Orchestra will give a concert on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium.

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Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:
THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL

11/7/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.” So wrote a young Henry David Thoreau in 1849 after he put his belief into action and refused to pay taxes in protest of US involvement in the Mexican War…and that’s how Thoreau’s daring led to a night in jail.

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Theater Arts Department - Thousand Oaks - Presents:
'Sir Patient Fancy'

11/13/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

'Sir Patient Fancy' was written in 1678 by the first Englishwoman to make a living as a playwright. The play is produced in the full, extravagant Restoration style with fashion, intrigues, mistaken identities and misunderstandings.

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The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music @ Cal State Long Beach - Long Beach - Presents:
Piano Showcase

Sunday, 11/23/2014

Shun-Lin Chou, director The Piano Showcase features outstanding Bob Cole Conservatory pianists in solo performances of mostly classics by the great composers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

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The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White

10/9/2014 - 12/7/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

As the great war rages in Europe, two lovers risk their lives for the right to marry. Set in 1918 on South Carolina’s Gullah Coast, Wedding Band is the profoundly poignant and affecting story of Julia and Herman who yearn to be together as husband and wife, but are held apart by society's mores and laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Gregg T. Daniel directs a fully partner-cast revival.

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The Actors' Co-op - Los Angeles - Presents:
The Diviners

10/17/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

This Depression-era fable weaves the humorous, beautiful, and tragic into the story of a disturbed young boy and his friendship with a conflicted preacher in southern Indiana.  A powerfully theatrical journey, both touching and compelling by one of Los Angeles’ most acclaimed playwrights.

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San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory - San Diego - Presents:
Classical Melodies in Balboa Park

9/26/2014 - 5/31/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory students start a new season filling Balboa Park's weekends with classical music.

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USC Thornton School of Music - Los Angeles - Presents:
Electro-Acoustic Composition Showcase

Sunday, 11/23/2014

The USC Thornton Composition program presents the fourth annual Electro-Acoustic Composition Showcase featuring work by USC Thornton student composers that combines electronic instruments and signal processing with acoustic instruments.

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Leif Gantvoort - North Hollywood - Presents:
The Zombie Effect

10/17/2014 - 12/14/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

An afflicted comedy that follows a motley crew of people trying to escape the wrath of the alleged undead. The production stars Jeremy Luke (TNT’s Mob City, Don Jon, Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys) and Leif Gantvoort (The Amazing Spiderman), also the show’s writer/director. The show welcomes a special media preview on October 17th and runs through December 14th.

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California Chamber Orchestra - Temecula - Presents:
Classics @ The Merc on Sundays

6/29/2014 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Join us Sundays @ 3 pm @ The Merc in Old Town Temecula, when the California Chamber Orchestra hosts the area's finest professional classical musicians.

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Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:
Spreckels Organ Society - Free Concerts in Baboa Park

9/7/2014 - 1/11/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park. Concerts are held every Sunday at 2 p.m. (for one hour) and on Monday evenings in summer (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.). No tickets are issued to concerts, because all concerts are free and open to the public.

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Parson's Nose Theater - Pasadena - Presents:
"The Pied Piper of Hamlin - A Musical!"

11/1/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Parson's Nose presents their first Full Production of the season, "The Pied Piper of Hamlin - A Musical".

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Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:
Nixon Library Family Concert Series - Sunday

12/22/2013 - 12/28/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES

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John Perrin Flynn, Elina de Santos, Laura Hill, and Marni Ayers Where: - Los Angeles - Presents:
Nice Things

10/4/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

As the economy falls apart, military recruiters are offering paychecks and school tuition with the promise of a better life. But, at what cost? Staff Sergeant Bobbie Jo Gunning recruited Amy Mellinger’s fiancée who served in Afghanistan. Neither of them are sleeping well these days.

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Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:
Stop Kiss

11/4/2014 - 11/30/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

November 4 - 30, 2014 STOP KISS By Diana Son Starring Sharon Leal and Angela Lin With John Sloan, Brandon Scott, Amanda Carlin and Jeff De Serrano Directed by Seema Sueko

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Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:
Doctor Faustus

10/23/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Doctor Faustus is Christopher Marlowe’s tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil and spends the next 25 years getting everything his heart desires...only to find it wasn't what he wanted after all.

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Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica - Presents:
2 ACROSS

10/11/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

“The MUST SEE play of the year!” hails Beverly Hills Outlook. It’s Jerry Mayer’s LA TIMES & LA WEEKLY RECOMMENDED smash hit comedy of crosswords and romance that asks the burning question, “Can a crossword puzzle change your life?” “A winner for its warmth, romance, intelligence and consistent humor!” raves showmag.com.

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Bournos Productions - Atwater Village - Presents:
Villa Thrilla

10/18/2014 - 11/23/2014 (next performance: Sunday, 11/23/2014)

Austin Powers meets The Sopranos by way of Agatha Christie. Ring in the holidays with a hilarious seasonal twist on the classic English murder mystery when Gary Lee Reed directs Villa Thrilla by Anna Nicholas, opening Oct. 18 at Atwater Village Theatre.

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