The Broad Stage Presents:
5/17/2013 - 6/9/2013 (next performance: Saturday, 5/25/2013)
The Broad Stage and L.A. Opera have joined forces to co-produce the world premiere of Dulce Rosa, a fully-staged opera by composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks, based on the Isabel Allende short story “Una Venganza” (“An Act of Vengeance”).
A Noise Within Presents:
West Coast Premiere of THE BEAUX STRATAGEM
3/30/2013 - 5/26/2013 (next performance: Saturday, 5/25/2013)
WEST COAST PREMIERE OF
GEORGE FARQUHAR’S HILARIOUS COMEDY THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM
ADAPTED BY THORNTON WILDER AND KEN LUDWIG
Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, May 26, 2013
(previews begin Saturday, March 30)
LA Opera Presents:
5/18/2013 - 6/8/2013 (next performance: Sunday, 5/26/2013)
One of the most popular of all operas, Tosca is a passionate tale set to some of Puccini's most openly beautiful and passionate music. Starring Sandra Radvanovsky, Marco Berti and Lado Ataneli. Conducted by Plácido Domingo.
Center Theatre Group Presents:
Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum
5/14/2013 - 6/9/2013 (next performance: Saturday, 5/25/2013)
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Written By August Wilson
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Mark Taper Forum
Now Playing – June 9, 2013
“Absolutely outstanding! The acting doesn’t get any better than this. JOE TURNER'S COME and GONE is definitely one of our FEATURED events. GO!”
San Diego Symphony Presents:
JOSHUA BELL PLAYS TCHAIKOVSKY
5/24/2013 - 5/26/2013 (next performance: Friday, 5/24/2013)
Jahja Ling, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
SMETANA: Overture to The Bartered Bride
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3: Eroica
East West Players Presents:
5/9/2013 - 6/9/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
From the lyricist of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the composers of "Mamma Mia!," the story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players - an American and a Russian - and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. All of this takes place within the context of the Cold War, as both countries vie for international chess victories for propaganda purposes.
The Blank Theatre Presents:
Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers
4/20/2013 - 6/2/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
This radically fresh retelling of the JM Barrie classic is a theatrical event not to be missed. Exploring the original ideas and inspirations behind this iconic fantasy, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers is a dark new retelling of the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. This is Peter Pan as you have never seen it before but how it was always meant to be told.
3-D Theatricals Presents:
Parade: The Musical
5/10/2013 - 5/26/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
Set in 1913, this daring and innovative drama is the tragic and true story of the trial of a man wrongly accused of murder. The sensational trial and false testimonies leave us with a bold moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance. The gripping book and score tell the story that simple words cannot.
ADVISORY: Due to mature subject matter, this show is recommended for ages 12 & up.
J. Paul Getty Museum Presents:
Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome
4/4/2013 - 8/19/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome presents 145 objects that bear witness to the athletic and military victories, religious rituals, opulent lifestyles, and intellectual attainments that shaped Classical culture at its peak.
“We have seen the exhibit and it is a real treasure as is the Getty Villa. Don’t miss it!!” – Performing Arts LIVE
San Diego Musical Theatre Presents:
The Sound of Music
5/10/2013 - 5/26/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.
The Old Globe Presents:
Other Desert Cities
4/27/2013 - 6/2/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
It's Christmas in Palm Springs at the home of actor-turned-politico couple Lyman and Polly Wyeth. Daughter Brooke's gift – a manuscript of her new memoir – unearths long buried secrets of a family scandal that threatens to put the once picture-perfect clan back on the tabloid pages.
Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
5/10/2013 - 6/1/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE opens at the Conejo Players Theatre on May 10th and runs through June 1st, 2013. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Go to the theatre website at www.conejoplayers.org for tickets and more information.
Center Theatre Group Presents:
5/9/2013 - 6/2/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
“Powerful performances and a powerful play. THE ROYALE is a theatrical knockout and one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Odyssey Theatre Presents:
4/21/2013 - 6/9/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman star in ANNAPURNA, a breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
“Two amazingly gifted actors generously demonstrate their skill in ANNUPURNA. It is one of our FEATURED events! GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
OnStage Playhouse Presents:
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
5/10/2013 - 6/8/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
"If you like to laugh, if you like to spell, you'll like this competition very well."
Get out your dictionaries! OnStage Playhouse will present the H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” May 10 through June 08, 2013.
Ojai Music Festival Presents:
67th Ojai Music Festival
6/6/2013 - 6/9/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 6/6/2013)
The 67th Ojai Music Festival will explore the musical interests and celebrate artistic collaborations of this year’s music director, noted choreographer Mark Morris, whose programming focuses on American artists and American music.
Broadway/San Diego Presents:
5/28/2013 - 6/2/2013 (next performance: Tuesday, 5/28/2013)
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (SPRING AWAKENING).
"One of our FEATURED events" - Performing Arts LIVE
Michael Sterling & Associates Presents:
AN EVENING OF CLASSICS from
THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
with Legendary Pianist
Moving Arts Presents:
The Size of Pike
5/3/2013 - 6/1/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
“The Size of Pike” is a whisky-fueled, sharply comic, coming-of-middle-age story about friendship, identity and need among men.
Los Angeles Ballet Presents:
'Balanchine Festival RED' - Glendale
Los Angeles Ballet’s Balanchine Festival, a celebration of the master choreographer’s legacy, is a two-part series presented across Southern California. Part two, Balanchine Festival RED, features the following three works:
The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Presents:
Santa Monica Symphony's "Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium"
The Santa Monica Symphony concludes their 69th season with a "Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium," featuring the works of Tchaikovsky under the baton of LA Philharmonic's Guido Lamell. Concert program to include Tchaiovsky’s “5th Symphony,” selections from “The Sleeping Beauty Ballet” and “Rococo Variations” with soloist Antonio Lysy(cello).
LA Phil Presents:
Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro
5/17/2013 - 5/25/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
It was Mozart who brought Beaumarchais’ subversive French comedy (set in Seville!) to Lorenzo Da Ponte for their first collaboration. Da Ponte turned the play into a libretto in six weeks, rewriting it in poetic Italian and removing all of the original’s political references. It became one of Mozart’s greatest successes and endures as a model of what a comic opera can be, LOL funny and also profoundly wise and moving.
Pasadena Playhouse Presents:
Sleepless In Seattle - The Musical
5/24/2013 - 6/23/2013 (next performance: Friday, 5/24/2013)
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - THE MUSICAL
Book by Jeff Arch
Music by Ben Toth
Lyrics by Sam Forman
Musical Staging by Spencer Liff
Directed by Sheldon Epps
Based on the Tristar Pictures film Sleepless In Seattle
The Da Camera Society Presents:
Horszowski Piano Trio
L.A.’s grandest salon welcomes the Horszowski Piano Trio in their L.A. debut. Based in New York, these dynamic young players are “destined for great things” (The New Yorker). Their program includes Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece, Piano Trio No. 1, Shostakovich's Trio No. 1 in C, Op. 8, and Dvorák’s soulful Piano Trio No. 3 in f, Op. 65.
Philharmonic Society of Orange County Presents:
Gustavo Dudamel & LA Philharmonic
After a sold-out Orange County performance in 2011, Gramophone magazine’s 2011 Artist of the Year Gustavo Dudamel returns with Los Angeles Philharmonic for its annual Orange County visit.
Santa Monica College Presents:
Thoroughly Modern Millie
5/23/2013 - 6/2/2013 (next performance: Thursday, 5/23/2013)
The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music departments are pleased to present “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the charming Tony Award-winning musical based on the film with the same name, May 24-June 2.
The play takes place in 1922 when Millie has just arrived in New York City from Kansas and is determined to be a success. She enters the workforce and is devoted to the new women’s movement.
Santa Monica Playhouse Presents:
CARLIE & DONI Hit the Road
“L.A.’s BEST comedians” exclaims LA Magazine. “The pair regales audiences with original tunes and sketches about gangsta waitresses, bikini waxes and the art of stiffing hobos. With or without the bikini wax, they’re a scream!” raves LA WEEKLY of Carlie and Doni, the irreverent musical/comedy duo whose show, “Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner present Carlie and Doni help Save the Playhouse” played to a
TuTu Foundation/ Mandarin Orange Performing Arts Presents:
Dance Bistro 2013
5/24/2013 - 5/25/2013 (next performance: Friday, 5/24/2013)
Following an exhilarating debut last May, Dance Bistro 2013 showcases a delectable variety of dance styles. Award-winning choreographers and innovative companies are set to rock the festival with Latin dance, aerial ballet, kickline, and more at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach (6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815) on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8pm.
Paderewski Music Society in Los Angeles Presents:
American Paderewski Piano Competition in Los Angeles
5/21/2013 - 5/26/2013 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
27 pianists representing 12 countries come to Los Angeles to compete in the semi-final and final rounds of the international Piano Competition from May 21- May 26.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts Presents:
FREE -- SMALL JAZZ COMBOS
SMALL JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT
Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 p.m.