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Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge - Presents:Diavolo | Architecture in Motion - L'Espace du Temps 9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 9/19/2015)
North American Premiere of L'Espace du Temps in its entirety
Fierce, athletic, and unconventional...VPAC's new dance season is an eclectic mix handpicked for L.A. First up is Diavolo, with a program conceived by choreographer Jacques Heim, employing his troupe of artists to deliver a work of "elegance, power, and beauty with the thrill of danger."
The Vision Theater a division of the LA Department of Cultural Affairs - Los Angeles - Presents:Leimert Park Theater Festival8/27/2015 - 8/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
The 2nd Annual Leimert Park Theatre Festival
August 27th – August 30th
A Festival of Staged Readings
Opening Night Gala Performance and Reception
Starring Barbara Morrison
The Festival will pay homage to theater companies that once operated in Central and South Los Angeles with the presentation of plays from their archives.
Laguna Dance Festival - Laguna Beach - Presents:Laguna Dance Festival9/10/2015 - 9/13/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 9/10/2015)
Laguna Dance Festival brings two of the world’s hottest dance companies to Southern California for two performances each: Havana's Malpaso Dance Company and San Francisco's Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Pink Martini Wednesday, 9/2/2015
The internationally beloved Portland band blends rhythms from samba and swing to cool standards with style. Engaging pianist/bandleader Thomas Lauderdale guides Pink Martini’s eclectic sounds alongside the ravishing vocals of China Forbes. Revered as the former leader of the Tonight Show orchestra, 87-year-old Severinsen opens the evening with his big band.
The Old Globe Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery7/24/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
A wildly inventive adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles makes its West Coast premiere.
One of America’s great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) brings to life literature’s most famous detective—the inimitable Sherlock Holmes.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:American Classics with Audra McDonald & American Ballet Theatre 9/1/2015 - 9/3/2015 (next performance: Tuesday, 9/1/2015)
The incomparable Audra McDonald sings classics from Broadway and the American Songbook. Gifted dancers from American Ballet Theatre bring to life Bernstein’s Fancy Free, using Jerome Robbins’ zestful 1944 choreography.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Audra McDonald, soprano
American Ballet Theatre
Coeurage Theatre Company - Burbank - Presents:Failure: A Love Story7/18/2015 - 8/29/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA’s ‘Pay What You Want’ Company, presents the Los Angeles premiere of "Failure: A Love Story" by Philip Dawkins, directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews.
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Centennial International Summer Organ Festival6/22/2015 - 8/31/2015 (next performance: Monday, 8/31/2015)
2015 Centennial International Summer Organ Festival
All Concerts: Monday Nights
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Balboa Park – San Diego
Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The World Premiere of LUKA’S ROOM by Rob Mersola8/1/2015 - 9/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Rogue Machine presents the World Premiere of LUKA’S ROOM by Rob Mersola.
“The entire ensemble led by young Luka (Nick Marini), who turns in an exceptional performance, is superb! The playwright, Rob Mersola skillfully tells Luka’s story that covers the full range of emotions for both the audience and his characters. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” Performing Arts LIVE
ISC - Los Angeles - Presents:Much Ado About Nothing7/30/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
It is the summer of 1945 in Messina. We find Don Pedro and his battalion enjoying a much-needed respite in Leonato's bomb-riddled villa. While awaiting the nuptials of Claudio and Hero, Don Pedro and his men amuse themselves by playing Cupid between Beatrice, Hero’s witty and sharp-tongued cousin, and confirmed bachelor-for-life Benedick. As the wine flows in Leonato’s villa, discord emerges, judgment is clouded, and passions are set ablaze by the most powerful intoxicant of all: love.
Malibu Friends of Music - Malibu - Presents:2015 Malibu Coast Music Festival8/21/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Please join us at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture as we celebrate our annual music festival! This series of five concerts will feature renowned musicians from across the United States and the world at large.
The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:Picnic6/18/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Take a step back in time when director Cameron Watson (Top Girls) returns to Antaeus at the helm of a fully partner-cast revival of Picnic. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award-winning play by William Inge presented by the Antaeus Theatre Company in NoHo.
Extended to August 30th!
ANMT - North Hollywood - Presents:18th Annual Stages Musical Festival8/21/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Stages Musical Theatre Festival returns to Los Angeles this August. This prestigious festival of new musicals, now in its 18th year, features new musicals presented in concert readings.
A guest production at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre. - Hollywood - Presents:God's Man In Texas8/13/2015 - 9/5/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
A comic drama written and directed by David Rambo. A guest production at The Blank's 2nd Stage Theatre.
Rochelle Rossman for Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:Isaac Babel and the Black Sea by Tim McNeil8/21/2015 - 9/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Isaac Babel and the Black Sea is a fictionalized look at the contradictions, the mysteries, and the beauty of the life of the famous Soviet writer Isaac Babel, as he struggles to find his way in the Stalin-era Soviet Union.
Levitt Pavilion - Pasadena - Presents:2015 Summer Concert Season - Levitt Pavilion Pasadena - August8/1/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
The Mission of Levitt Pavilion – Greater Los Angeles & Pasadena is to make live music accessible to all, creating stronger and more connected communities, while celebrating the diversity of cultures, promoting appreciation of the arts, and enriching family values through 50 FREE concerts each year per venue.
Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:Always...Patsy Cline7/31/2015 - 9/12/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Always….Patsy Cline depicts the legendary singer backed by a live band performing twenty-seven of her greatest hits in this jukebox musical.
Levitt Pavilion - Los Angeles - Presents:2015 Summer Concert Season - Levitt Pavilion August8/1/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Los Angeles at MacArthur Park (LevittLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2007 to restore the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and present 50 summer concerts annually. Admission is always FREE, making live music and the arts accessible to all.
Scott E. Lambert & My Monkey Productions - North Hollywood - Presents:Adam & Eve and Steve7/9/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
“The musical numbers are brilliant! Lyrics are witty and hysterical. The entire ensemble is superb. Not sure how ‘Adam & Eve and Steve’ did not make it to the LA Times Critics’ Choices list but it is definitely one of our FEATURED events. GO see it now! It will certainly go on to bigger and better things from here.” – Performing Arts LIVE
InterACT Theatre Company - Hollywood - Presents:All American Girl7/1/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Playwright Wendy Graf (No Word In Guyanese for Me) explores the journey of an “all American girl” (Annika Marks and Jeanne Syquia, alternating) as she develops from innocent youth to radicalized extremist. Anita Khanzadian directs the world premiere of All American Girl for InterACT Theatre Company, opening July 3 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood.
International City Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:Fences8/19/2015 - 9/13/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
“Powerfully rendered performances by a fiercely talented cast are most evident in this well-executed production of August Wilson’s Tony® and Pulitzer winning play. Michael A. Shepperd (Troy) and Karole Foreman (Rose) turn in Award-worthy performances. FENCES is MUST see theater. GO! It is one of our FEATURED events.” Performing Arts LIVE
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the CV Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage August 28, 29, and 30, 2015.
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach - Presents:Pageant of the Masters "The Pursuit of Happiness"7/6/2015 - 8/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
Hart Pulse Dance Company - Santa Monica - Presents:The 9th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival8/27/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Get ready for L.A.'s largest dance festival: Hart Pulse Dance Company's 9th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival! We'll be bringing more than 50 dances in Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Tribal, Contemporary, Jazz, Belly, Pole & more from choreographers gathering from Southern California and across the United States to Santa Monica for four great shows in one amazing weekend.
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Sylvia 8/21/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
SLO Little Theatre presents SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney, a modern romantic comedy about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the comedy that results.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Up Here7/28/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
A MUSICAL COMEDY WITH A LOT ON ITS MIND
Book, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Directed by Alex Timbers
EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
July 28 – September 6, 2015
Matt McBane - Carlsbad - Presents:Carlsbad Music Festival8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
The 12th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a nationally renown 3-day summer celebration of “adventurous music by the beach” on Friday-Sunday, August 28-30 in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad.
Thomas Ridley - Huntington Beach - Presents:Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series 20156/28/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 8/30/2015)
Celebrating its 42nd anniversary this year, the Huntington Beach Concert Band will once again sponsor its Summer Series of 11 free Sunday concerts, June 28th to September 6th in Huntington Beach Central Park.
Saddleback College - Mission Viejo - Presents:Trio TreasuresSunday, 8/30/2015
Featuring highlights from the piano trio repertoire- including their favorites of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Arensky, and Dvorak with Susan Boettger, David Lisker, and Joon Sung Jun.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:LOMBARDI7/24/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
The Group Rep presents the LA premiere of Eric Simonson’s LOMBARDI based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, produced by Drina Durazo. We follow Green Bay Packers coach Lombardi through a week in the 1965 season, as he attempts to lead his team to the championship.
Parnassus Society - Aliso Viejo - Presents:Parnassus Society 2015 Awards ConcertSunday, 8/30/2015
The Parnassus Society is pleased to present the 2015 Medalists! Soprano, Hae Ji Chang, and Pianist, Vijay Venkatesh will perform in the Awards Concert at the Soka Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 30th at 7:30P.M.
La Jolla Music Society - La Jolla - Presents:SUMMERFEST FINALE: Strings, Glorious Strings!Friday, 8/28/2015
End SummerFest 2015 on a musical high with the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra – this time without a conductor!
City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division - Santa Monica - Presents:Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series8/2/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 8/30/2015)
The 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns Sundays in August from 5-7pm in Stewart Street Park. Come dance, relax, and enjoy lively music in the park. Bring a picnic basket or grab something to eat from one of the food trucks. This year’s lineup includes: the Nate Birkey Quintet, Estaire Godinez, Louie Cruz Beltran, the California Feetwarmers, and Brasil Brazil.
City of Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach - Presents:Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park7/12/2015 - 9/6/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 8/30/2015)
The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park series is an annual, summer-long event held each year at Polliwog Park. It runs from the last week in June through Labor Day weekend.
The Found Theatre - Long Beach - Presents:Digested Disney8/21/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
The unauthorized abbreviation of all of the Disney animated films performed live on stage in under 90 minutes.
Malibu Friends of Music - Malibu - Presents:Fantastic Festival FinaleSunday, 8/30/2015
Please join us here at the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture for our Fantastic Festival Finale! This concert marks the end of our 2015 Malibu Coast Music Festival!
Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena - Presents:A Tour of ItalySaturday, 8/29/2015
The Odeum Guitar Duo presents musical creations by masterful composers who lived in major Italian cities during the 16th through 19th centuries: Frescobaldi (Florence and Rome) Scarlatti, Paganini and Carulli (Naples) Vivaldi and Marcello (Venice). The dynamic two-guitar ensemble hops musically and geographically through the major Italian cities where these composers were inspired to create thei
Del Gesu Music - Santa Maria - Presents:Violin Recital with Maurice Sklar and Hugh SungSaturday, 8/29/2015
World renowned violinist, Maurice Sklar will be performing an exciting and dynamic recital on August 29th at 7:00 PM.
Hudson Theatres - Hollywood - Presents:Fishers of Men8/14/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
A ONE-MAN THEATRICAL PRESENTATION: Depicting the final moments of Simon Peter’s life in a three-week limited engagement starting August 14 at the Hudson Theatre.
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Citizen: An American Lyric7/25/2015 - 10/10/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 8/29/2015)
A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, and helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney.
LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sweet Baby J’aiFriday, 8/28/2015
Jazz at LACMA features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings.
Lamb's Players Theatre - San Diego - Presents:MIXTAPE, The Greatest Hits of the 80s8/13/2015 - 10/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
You asked for it! It's BACK! A multi-talented cast of singer – dancer – actors, along with San Diego’s hottest band, take you on an AWESOME journey thru the greatest music and events of the 1980s!
Featuring the music of Journey, Peter Gabriel, U2, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, The Cure, Amy Grant, the B52s, Madonna, Sting, Michael Jackson… and much, MUCH more!
Write Act Repertory - North Hollywood - Presents:Renewal8/7/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
A West Coast Premiere Musical
Book, Lyrics & Music by Michael Antin
RENEWAL is the story of Joanna, bonafide Broadway star, who leaves the spotlight of the Great White Way for love. On the way into the arms of her betrothed husband to be, she befalls a tragic accident. Will she ever find love as she transforms her renewed outlook on life?
Getty Center - Los Angeles - Presents:Friday Flights: Hosted by 5 Every DayFriday, 8/28/2015
Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles-based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:The Homecoming by Harold Pinter5/30/2015 - 8/30/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Harold Pinter's Tony Award winning play returns to Los Angeles for the first time in over a decade. Set in 1960's North London, Teddy returns home to introduce his wife to the family, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Brand Library & Art Center - Glendale - Presents:Plaza Series -Topaz 22Friday, 8/28/2015
Latin jazz from Topaz 22, featuring Derek Williams and his ensemble of piano, bass, vibraphone, percussion and flute.
City of Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills - Presents:Cañon Summer Concert Series6/4/2015 - 9/3/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Live music under the stars in the heart of Beverly Hills. The free Cañon Summer Concert Series will feature all kinds of upbeat music from Jazz and classic Standards to Big Band and popular local bands.
City of Palm Springs - Palm Springs - Presents:Palm Springs VillageFest1/1/2015 - 12/17/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Welcome to the Palm Springs VillageFest, the Thursday night street fair featuring arts, crafts, food, and entertainment!
Looking for things to do in the Coachella Valley? We invite you to join the thousands of visitors and locals to beautiful downtown Palm Springs this Thursday for the Valley's finest event.
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum - Topanga - Presents:Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum “Americana” Repertory Season 6/6/2015 - 10/3/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Spectacular venue under Topanga oaks and unrivaled variety of theatrical offerings make Theatricum a must-go summer destination for Angelenos and tourists alike.
Breakdown Services and Performing Arts Live.com - Originating from Los Angeles - Presents:State of the Arts Radio Series2/26/2015 - 12/31/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 8/27/2015)
Presented by Breakdown Services and sponsored in part by Performing Arts Live for its fourth, critically acclaimed broadcast year, State of the Arts is hosted by Los Angeles theatre professionals Michael Sterling & Paul Stroili whose astute, entertaining, and slightly irreverent personalities have made them internet sensations!
Theatre Planners - Los Angeles - Presents:Café Society8/20/2015 - 10/11/2015 (next performance: Friday, 8/28/2015)
Five self-absorbed customers find themselves trapped together in Starbucks in the latest off-beat comedy from Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Set around the corner in a West L.A. franchise, the world premiere of Café Society, presented by Theatre Planners and directed by Terri Hanauer, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on August 22.