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La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Indecent11/13/2015 - 12/10/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
“There are many moments of brilliance in this stellar production. The cast and musicians are exceptional and are masterfully directed in this captivating look back at an important time in theater history. INDECENT is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:"Caroling Bus" with Free Pop-Up Concerts Saturday, 11/28/2015
One-Day “Whistle Stop” Holiday Tour of LA Featuring Free Pop-up Caroling Concerts by the Chorale at LA Zoo, The Grove, LACMA, The Americana at Brand, Old Pasadena and One Colorado, Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1–9 pm
Los Angeles Zoo - Los Angeles - Presents:LA Zoo's REINDEER ROMP 11/27/2015 - 1/3/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Live Reindeer, Ice Carving, Puppet Shows, and Visits with Santa Claus are Just Some of the Fun at the Los Angeles Zoo's Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration
Friday, November 27, 2015, through Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Hudson Theatres - Los Angeles - Presents:The Money Fi$h10/1/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
From Army Airborne Ranger to commercial fisherman in Alaska: the true story of one man's harrowing journey to a better life. The Money Fi$h, an unforgettable true story at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood.
Inland Pacific Ballet - Arcadia - Presents:The Nutcracker - Inland Pacific Ballet11/28/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Adults and children will enjoy the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets in a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy.
Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles - Presents:Dudamel & Bolle11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
In a co-production with American Ballet Theatre (celebrating its 75th anniversary), ABT Principal Dancer and international star Roberto Bolle joins Dudamel and the Phil to dance to Stravinsky's exquisite score, based on the grand tradition of French 17th- and 18th-century music.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:Norma11/21/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 11/29/2015)
In the Roman Empire, a clandestine love affair brings two mortal enemies together during a time of war. But when Norma discovers that her beloved now loves another, a fiery new battle begins as betrayal, anguish and fury take the reins.
City of Los Angeles - Hollywood - Presents:Hollywood Christmas ParadeSunday, 11/29/2015
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade celebrating The Magic of Christmas featuring Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, presented by Associated Television International and The City of Los Angeles, will be led this year by renowned magicians and Parade Grand Marshals Penn & Teller.
McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:42nd Street11/24/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Nothing like a big toe taping Broadway musical to start the holiday season. This production is terrific! Plenty of showstoppers. Some of the most memorable Broadway music ever. Glorious costumes and outstanding choreography. GO!
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Vittorio Grigòlo & Diana Damrau Sunday, 11/29/2015
Don’t miss two of the biggest superstars of opera together on-stage in this exclusive Westside performance.
With orchestra conducted by Alberto Meoli
Broadway San Diego - San Diego - Presents:Disney's Beauty and the Beast11/24/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to San Diego! Based on the award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the enchantment of Networks Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!
Dream Orchestra - Santa Monica - Presents:Handel's Messiah - Santa Monica12/3/2015 - 12/4/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/3/2015)
HALLELUJAH! The Dream Orchestra presents two performances of Handel’s Messiah Dec. 3rd and 4th at beautiful St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Emotions will soar as Artistic Director Daniel Suk conducts the orchestra, the Opera Chorus of Los Angeles and world-class soloists in this operatic celebration.
A Holiday Dessert Reception will follow hosted by Urth Caffe.
Los Angeles Master Chorale - Los Angeles - Presents:Festival of Carols12/5/2015 - 12/12/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 12/5/2015)
Favorite carols and songs of the season, sung to perfection by one of the greatest choirs in the world!
Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Luis Bravo's Forever Tango11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
A Broadway hit, Forever Tango features Argentina’s best – 14 world-class dancers accompanied by a vocalist and the hypnotic rhythms of a live orchestra.
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:If/Then 12/8/2015 - 1/3/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/8/2015)
Tony Award-winner and Broadway superstar Idina Menzel (Wicked, Rent, Frozen, Glee) will launch the National Tour of IF/THEN, reprising her critically-acclaimed, Tony-nominated performance in seven select cities. IF/THEN is an original Broadway musical which reunites composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey, and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal.
Lythgoe Family Productions - Pasadena - Presents:Peter Pan & Tinkerbell - A Pirates Christmas12/9/2015 - 1/3/2016 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/9/2015)
This holiday season take the whole family to Peter Pan And Tinkerbell A Pirate Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse! In the style of traditional British Panto, this updated holiday version of the classic fairytale Peter Pan will feature comedy, magic, pop hits and dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Pacific Resident Theatre/Alley Mills Bean & Elspeth Weingarten - Venice - Presents:Safe at Home, An Evening With Orson Bean10/15/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
“Orson Bean is a gifted actor, comedian, storyteller and yes a magician too! In SAFE AT HOME he entertains the audience to their full delight. His show is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Sometimes hilarious, frequently moving, it's a poignant evening of laughter, childhood memories and even a little magic.
Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts - Santa Barbara - Presents:Mozart By CandlelightFriday, 11/27/2015
A THANKSGIVING TRADITION FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS CONTINUES ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH
PROGRAM: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Violin Concerto No. 3, Overture La finta giardiniera, Sinfonia Concertante in A Major,and Divertimento in D Major.
Diversionary Theatre Productions - San Diego - Presents:Bright Half Life10/29/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
From an anonymous elevator ride, through a steamy workplace romance, heartburn, children, family, skydiving and ferris wheels, Vicky and Erica’s relationship is revealed through snapshot scenes ricocheting back and forth over a 40 year period. Time collapses, expands, flips and somersaults in this dynamic exploration of what comprises a life with another person.
College of the Desert/ Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Rent11/20/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
Directed by Mark Almy with music direction by Scott Smith.
Latino Theater Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:'57 Chevy11/5/2015 - 12/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Memoir of moving from Mexico to South Central, then to San Frenando Valley. Ric Salinas of Culture Clash stars.
LA Times Critics' Choice
Performing Arts LIVE - Southern California - Presents:Happy Thanksgiving from Performing Arts LIVE11/26/2015 - 12/25/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/25/2015)
Sing songs of merriment, sing songs of joy, sing in high spirits and good faith too... but don't you forget to sing a song of thankfulness,for Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for one's blessings, so one can be blessed once more, anew!
Center Theatre Group - Culver City - Presents:Straight White Men11/20/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese before confronting a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee defies expectations with ...
Purple Room Palm Springs - Palm Springs - Presents:Palm Springs SINGS! - Friday9/18/2015 - 12/11/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/11/2015)
Talented regional singers vie to win the Palm Springs Sings voice competition at The Purple Room Restaurant and Stage, hosted by Michael Holmes of "The Judy Show."
The winner receives the grand price of $1000 and his or her own special debut solo show at The Purple Room Restaurant and Stage.
Wayne Scott/ LifeHouse Productions - Redlands - Presents:Miracle on 34th Street11/21/2015 - 12/30/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
New York City is turned upside down at Christmas when a department store Santa claims to be the real Saint Nick. Faith itself goes on trial as authorities grapple with the true Spirit of the Season. Is Kris Kringle who he says he is? The uplifting answer will cheer the hearts of one and all.
Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Bootycandy10/29/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Bootycandy tells the story of Sutter, who is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. O'Hara weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscope that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black.
"The acting doesn't get any better that this. GO!" Performing Arts LIVE
Scripps Music - Claremont - Presents:Friday Noon Concert Series of the Claremont Colleges10/2/2015 - 12/11/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/4/2015)
Vocal and instrumental chamber music concerts for your music education and entertainment on Fridays at Noon. Classical and contemporary works by composers from China, Europe, and the United States.
Concerts sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges in Claremont, CA.
Free and open to the public.
LA Opera - Los Angeles - Presents:Moby-Dick 10/31/2015 - 11/28/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Epic in every sense of the word, Moby-Dick comes to Los Angeles after a series of sold out triumphs around the world. Returning as Captain Ahab is the sensational Jay Hunter Morris, whose “fiery brilliance in his resplendent upper range captured both Ahab’s inner strength and demonic possession” (SanDiego.com).
Aids Assistance Program (AAP) - Palm Springs - Presents:Eat, Drink & Be Merry Saturday, 11/28/2015
~ a holiday party for AAP - Food Samaritans
AAP is serving up an evening of comfort and joy this holiday season, along with smooth jazz and blues by local singing sensation Keisha D. Festive cocktails, delectable cuisine, and valet parking are included, plus special holiday surprises!
National Comedy Theatre - San Diego - Presents:National Comedy Theatre Mainstage Improv Shows!11/20/2015 - 12/31/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
The nationally acclaimed NCT Mainstage Cast takes the stage every Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Based completely on audience suggestions, our professional cast creates an entire 100 minute improv comedy show on the spot. There’s no script, the cast has no idea which way the show is going to go, and each performance is a unique experience.
Lythgoe Family Productions - Laguna Beach - Presents:A Snow White Christmas 12/2/2015 - 12/27/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/2/2015)
Be enchanted this holiday season with Lythgoe Family Productions’ A Snow White Christmas at The Laguna Playhouse, December 2-27, featuring Lindsay Pearce (Glee), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek) and Neil Patrick Harris as the on screen Magic Mirror.
Grove Theater Center - Burbank - Presents:A Christmas Carol11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Experience A Christmas Carol like you never have before when three amazing actors, using only the original words of Charles Dickens, give this classic story a vibrant new life. It’s a production Mr. Dickens would heartily approve!
Ventura County Ballet Company - Oxnard - Presents:The Nutcracker - Ventura County Ballet11/21/2015 - 12/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/4/2015)
Ventura County Ballet Company (VCBC), Ventura County’s premiere regional ballet, will present the holiday magic of “The Nutcracker” and at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center.
LA LGBT Center & Sixth Avenue - Hollywood - Presents:Hit the Wall9/15/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 12/4/2015)
“An incredibly talented cast tells this powerful story of historical significance. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Revolution starts with a hot night out. "Hit the Wall" focuses on the wild and enigmatic first night of the Stonewall riots, placing the audience right in the center of the conflict. Directed by Ken Sawyer. West Coast Premiere.
Edendale - Los Angeles - Presents:Edendale Up Close ConcertsSaturday, 11/28/2015
ERGO MUSICA: Baroque Concert
featuring Adriana Zoppo - Viola d'Amore at the EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL) in Echo Park.
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Awake and Sing!9/26/2015 - 1/31/2016 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking, Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere by the Group Theatre. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey production that ran for nine months in 1994-95, opening on Sept. 26.
The Antaeus Company - North Hollywood - Presents:Uncle Vanya10/8/2015 - 12/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya bursts with passion and fierce humor in Pulitzer Prize and three-time Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker’s colloquial translation, adapted from a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text. The Antaeus Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Baker’s fresh new version in a fully partner-cast production.
Electric Footlights - Los Angeles - Presents:The Kill-or-Dies11/20/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
West Coast premiere of Meghan Brown's dark comedy. Directed by Darin Anthony. Produced by Lisa Brenner. Limited run.
Rogue Artists Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Wood Boy Dog Fish11/6/2015 - 12/12/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Rogue Artists Ensemble's modern macabre retelling of Carlo Collodi’s “The Aventures of Pinocchio"
Rogue Machine Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Need to Know10/25/2015 - 12/21/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Rogue Machine presents the WORLD PREMIERE of NEED TO KNOW by Jonathan Caren Directed by Bart DeLorenzo
"The acting doesn't get any better that this. GO!" Performing Arts LIVE
Theatre Palisades - Pacific Palisades - Presents:The Game’s Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays11/6/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Theatre Palisades presents the first Los Angeles production of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays” by Ken Ludwig, opening Friday, November 6, 2015 and running until Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the Pierson Playhouse, located at 941 Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
James Domine, Music Director - Thousand Oaks - Presents:San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra ConcertSaturday, 11/28/2015
Maestro James Domine Presents
Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
Music Teachers Assn. of California Concerto Competition Winners:
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto in A minor (excerpts): Aliya Hunter, cellist
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, 1st movement: Isaac Yun, cellist
Liszt Piano Concerto in E-flat major: Devon Valdez, pianist
San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:The Oldest Boy11/12/2015 - 12/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
San Diego REPertory Theatre’s “The Oldest Boy”
This delicate comic drama weaves together music, dance, puppetry, intimate moments and infinite meanings. The result is a richly emotional journey filled with laughter and tears of joy.
The Oldest Boy is an extraordinary new play from a one- of-a-kind playwright about walking the tightrope between loving and letting go.
J.U.S.T. TOYS Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:TOYS: A Dark Fairy Tale11/5/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
J.U.S.T. TOYS Productions presents the world premiere of TOYS:A Dark Fairy Tale written by Samuel French Award-winning playwright Saviana Stanescu, directed by internationally renowned director Gabor Tompa, and starring Tunde Skovran and Julia Ubrankovics.
Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks - Presents:Follies11/13/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
This legendary Sondheim masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.
Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:It’s a Wonderful Life11/15/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Sunday, 11/29/2015)
A Jr. Broadway Interactive Original Show
Spend your holidays in Bedford Falls with George Bailey and his loved ones as they take you through the heartwarming tale of his life.
Pacific Resident Theatre - Venice - Presents:The Dock Brief 10/10/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
A Comedy by John Mortimer
“A perfect jewel of a play” -- British Sunday Times
“Comedy is, to my mind, the only thing worth writing in this despairing age, providing it is comedy which is truly on the side of the lonely, the neglected and unsuccessful. “
West Coast Jewish Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Romance.com10/8/2015 - 11/29/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
The second production of West Coast Jewish Theatre's 2015—16 season.
Can two people find love in a chat room while lying through their teeth about one another? Can a person pretend to be someone else and get away with it?
Theatre 29 - Twentynine Palms - Presents:A Christmas Carol - Theatre 2911/20/2015 - 12/19/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol
A Holiday Comedy by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jr
Referencing the original work of Charles Dickens
Directed by Marty Neider
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library - La Jolla - Presents:Chamber Concert Series11/23/2015 - 4/9/2016 (next performance: Tuesday, 12/1/2015)
Enjoy chamber music as it was intended—in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists.
These concerts are made possible in part, thanks to funding from the City of San Diego through a program managed by the Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego.
Creating Arts Company - Santa Monica - Presents:Retro Holiday Show II11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
Flash back with all of your favorite holiday special characters and watch your children light up with this fun show that has all your favorite songs and characters.
Joey Moretti - Santa Monica - Presents:Shrek the Musical11/21/2015 - 12/12/2015 (next performance: Saturday, 11/28/2015)
SHREK, THE MUSICAL is based on the DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess.
Malibu Playhouse - Malibu - Presents:Wonderful Life11/27/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
MALIBU PLAYHOUSE 2015-2016 SEASON PREMIER
Under the helm of new Artistic Director, Jeremy Skidmore
New Leadership Model, New Vision
Nominated for Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play
“A lively and appealing actor… ‘Wonderful Life’ could well have an active future on stages around the country.” – The Washington Post
Cal State University Fullerton - Fullerton - Presents:Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol 11/20/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Wednesday, 12/2/2015)
A sparkling new tradition and a bold, new adaptation. This family-friendly, haunting, heart-warming classic tale will put you in the holiday spirit. Join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the whole ghostly clan for rousing toasts to the past, present and future.
Four Letter Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The Twylight Zone: Beyond the 6th Dimension (a parody)11/20/2015 - 12/13/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Serling is back to host an evening of spine-tingling, bladder-tickling tales of hungry aliens, monster children, and twisted dummies.
Sierra Madre Playhouse - Sierra Madre - Presents:A Christmas Memory11/27/2015 - 12/27/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Musical version of short story for the holidays by Truman Capote.
Fresh from the twin triumphs of its Ovation Award-nominated shows Always…Patsy Cline and A Walk in the Woods, Sierra Madre Playhouse presents a special treat for its audiences, a musical for the holidays: A Christmas Memory.
San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Irving Berlin's White Christmas11/27/2015 - 12/6/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2015 season, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, November 27 - December 6, 2015 (press opening on Friday, November 28) at the Spreckels Theatre.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Anne of Green Gables11/27/2015 - 12/27/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
It’s not easy growing up with red hair
Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and now the musical adaptation of the beloved book hits the stage at Chance Theater.
Kids On Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:Fall Play Festival 2015!11/21/2015 - 12/12/2015 (next performance: Thursday, 12/3/2015)
Join Kids on Stage as we celebrate the magic of Shakespeare during our Fall Play Festival!
Amazing recreations of Hamlet, Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet.. and more!
Family Friendly Performances for all ages!
Lamplighters Community Theatre - La Mesa - Presents:Orson Welles presents: "A Christmas Carol" Radio Show11/27/2015 - 12/20/2015 (next performance: Friday, 11/27/2015)
Experience a live performance of Orson Welles 1939 radio broadcast!