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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert - Presents:Frank Sinatra, Jr.2/5/2016 - 2/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
When you think Sinatra, you think of the greatest music ever performed. People have marked milestones in their lives to songs made famous by the Chairman of the Board. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of his father, Frank Sinatra Jr. will feature songs that Sinatra sang in over 50 years of performing, many of which Sinatra Jr. witnessed firsthand.
Cal Poly Music Department - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Cal Poly's 'A Night at the Mission' Chamber ConcertFriday, 2/5/2016
Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music.
“A Night at the Mission” will feature performances by a string quartet, saxophone quartet, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble, brass choir, brass quintet and woodwind quintet. This annual event has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica - Presents:1984 by George Orwell1/8/2016 - 2/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
“A Brilliant Production! Matthew Spencer leads an exemplary cast and turns in an award worthy performance as Winston. 1984 by George Orwell is most definitely one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center at the LA LGBT Center in association with Susan Dietz & Elaine Krauss - Hollywood - Presents:Ham: A Musical Memoir1/21/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Direct from a critically acclaimed off-Broadway run, "Ham" makes its West Coast debut. Starring Sam Harris, directed by Tony Award-winner Billy Porter, with musical direction by Todd Schroeder.
"A FEATURED event. GO!" Performing Arts LIVE
Old Town Temecula Community Theater - Temecula - Presents:Avocado Dance TheatreSaturday, 2/6/2016
Avocado Dance Theatre, Temecula Valley’s premier modern dance company under the direction of Lori Craig Torok and Aaron Shaw, brings to the stage evocative works that inspire audiences to see dance through new lenses. Avocado, now in its fifth season, presents stunning dance on their home stage, as well as some more popular repertory, sure to move and exhilarate audiences.
Golden West College - Huntington Beach - Presents:So-Cal Dance Invitational2/5/2016 - 2/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
The So-Cal Dance Invitational, under the direction of Nannette Brodie.
Eleven acclaimed California and Arizona based choreographers and dance companies will perform. This is the sixth season of the So-Cal Dance Invitational.
More than 60 performers are set to participate in the festival. Participants are coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and Phoenix for this esteemed event.
Desert AIDS Project - Palm Springs - Presents:Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards GalaSaturday, 2/6/2016
Since 1995, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala has raised millions of dollars for direct client services at Desert AIDS Project.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Brian Stokes MitchellSaturday, 2/6/2016
Dubbed Broadway’s “Last Leading Man” by The New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a rich and varied career on Broadway, television and film, in the recording studio and in concert performances.
The Group Rep - North Hollywood - Presents:That Lovin’ Feelin’12/11/2015 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Show is now completely SOLD OUT!!!
“SPECTACULAR…This is a show not to be missed.” – NoHo Arts District.com
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"- Review Plays.com
"RECOMMENDED" - Grigware Talks Theatre
“Dynamic, Musically Amazing and So Much Fun!" – The Geek Authority
“A must see for Baby Boomers and a should see for everyone else.” – Tolucan Times
"A FEATURED event" - Performing Arts LIVE (more below)
Santa Monica College Theatre Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:Showcase - Scenes, Monologues, DesignsSaturday, 2/6/2016
Several Santa Monica College students will be competing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's regional festival for the IRENE RYAN ACTING SCHOLARSHIP and AWARDS FOR THEATRICAL DESIGN.
Come see their competition scenes, monologues and designs.
Broadway San Diego - San Diego - Presents:The Realish Housewives of San Diego2/2/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
In The Realish Housewives of San Diego a parody is a sure-fire hit that comes with a ton of laughs. The real fun comes when these ladies turn their focus on all things local - making comedic hay of the current events and figures making headlines in your hometown newspaper. The audience even gets in on the act, as these ladies love to break the fourth wall. Parental guidance suggested.
University of Redlands - Redlands - Presents:Senior Voice RecitalSaturday, 2/6/2016
Justin Brunette, Voice
This event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the School of Music at (909) 748 - 8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colburn School - Pasadena - Presents:Colburn OrchestraSaturday, 2/6/2016
The Gallant Game:
Debussy, Strauss, Bruch
Colburn Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad,
Thierry Fischer, guest conductor
Signe Sõmer, clarinet*
Tanner Menees, viola*
This playful program includes Debussy's last composition for orchestra, Jeux, as well as a suite from Richard Strauss's comedic opera Der Rosenkavalier. Conservatory student soloists shine in a double concerto by Bruch.
Annenberg Theater - Palm Springs - Presents:Nickerson-Rossi Dance: Past & Present Friday, 2/5/2016
A visually stunning and compelling dance program to engage, inspire, and ignite! Artistic Director Michael Nickerson-Rossi's work is filled with complex intricacies that unravel through a beautifully orchestrated mixture of movement and emotion.
La Jolla Music Society - La Jolla - Presents:The Montrose TrioSaturday, 2/6/2016
The Montrose Trio will showcase their impeccable playing and captivating performance style performing works by Turina, Haydn and Tchaikovsky.
Martin Beaver, violin,
Clive Greensmith, cello
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:Organ Splendor2/4/2016 - 2/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Paul Jacobs, festival curator & organ
Christoph Bull, organ
Pacific Chorale — John Alexander, artistic director
Two of the world’s finest organists deliver music filled with sublime beauty, luminous textures and sacred spirit.
Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:Pirates of Penzance, Opera for Kids!Saturday, 2/6/2016
Renowned for songs like “I am a Pirate King!” and “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta features dashing pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric major-general. This production for kids, including costumes and projected visuals, features both professional singers and talented students from Chapman University.
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dirty Dancing2/2/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit DIRTY DANCING - The Classic Story On Stage features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Top Girls at SLO Little Theatre2/6/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/6/2016)
SLO Little Theatre’s Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading series presents Caryl Churchill’s TOP GIRLS, the play that explores what it means to be a “successful” woman.
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus - La Jolla - Presents:La Jolla Symphony & Chorus2/6/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Saturday, 2/6/2016)
WHAT:Debussy, Glass, Ligeti and Premiere
WHO:La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C)
WHEN:February 6 at 7:30pm / February 7 at 2:00pm
WHERE:Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/McCoy Rigby Entertainment/Sue Vaccaro & Ricky Stevens/ The Rivet Gang - La Mirada - Presents:Empire1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
“The set projections are a visual and technical marvel! The entire ensemble, costumes, orchestra and choreography are all exemplary. Broadway bound EMPIRE is bold and beautiful and is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
See it before it goes to Broadway!
Cirque du Soleil - Los Angeles - Presents:Cirque du Soleil Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities 12/9/2015 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Sunday, 2/7/2016)
“KURIOS is entertainment at its best and just may be the most entertaining Cirque production to hit Los Angeles. The world-class circus acts with an incredibly talented cast of acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, and comedians provide a thrill a minute with a whimsical touch. The superbly imaginative costumes and props are a marvel to visually absorb and enjoy..." - Performing Arts LIVE
Pasadena Playhouse - Pasadena - Presents:FLY1/26/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Ricardo Khan
Produced in Association with Crossroads Theatre Company
With a focus on hope, endurance, and accomplishment, Fly tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters known as the Tuskegee Airmen who flew over the skies of Europe and North Africa during World War II.
Le Salon de Musiques - Los Angeles - Presents:Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series Concert #5Sunday, 2/7/2016
David CASTILLO Baritone, Johnny LEE Violin, John WALZ Cello
François CHOUCHAN Piano
Franz SCHUBERT: Songs for Baritone & Piano
Franz SCHUBERT: Sonata for Violin & Piano in A Major D 574
Franz SCHUBERT: Piano Trio n.1 in B Flat Major D 898
The Da Camera Society - Los Angeles - Presents:Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Sunday, 2/7/2016
The Grammy award-winning LAGQ brings its “combination of individual virtuosity, impeccable ensemble playing, and a repertoire that is simultaneously eclectic, adventurous, and accessible” (Acoustic Guitar) to a resonant 1928 hacienda lined with vibrant artworks of Rufino Tamayo.
3-D Theatricals - Fullerton - Presents:Beauty and the Beast2/5/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Featuring an Oscar winning score with a theme based on seeing past exteriors and into the heart, this universally acclaimed musical tells the tale of a charming young woman in a provincial town who longs for all that is good and a selfish, unkind Prince who, by an Enchantress’s spell, is transformed into a hideous animal-of-a-man.
American Youth Symphony - Los Angeles - Presents:American Youth Symphony Saturday, 2/20/2016
11am - Juan Felipe Molano, Conductor
Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Op. 34
Rimsky–Korsakov: Scheherazade op. 35, Mvt. II The Tale of Prince Kalendar
Peck: Playing With Style
Rimsky–Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
Offenbach: Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
7pm - Robert McDuffie, conductor and soloist
Marc Williams, resident conductor
Glass: The American Four Seasons
Famed violinist Robert McDuffie joins AYS to play and conduct Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2 – The American Four Seasons, a work written specially for McDuffie, inspired by Vivaldi’s Baroque Classic.
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music @ Cal State Long Beach - Long Beach - Presents:Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony Friday, 2/5/2016
This will be a very special concert featuring student competition winners from the instrumental and vocal and areas. Beethoven’s famous Eroica symphony will round off the concert.
San Diego Musical Theatre - San Diego - Presents:Ragtime2/5/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
San Diego Musical Theatre announces the first production of their 2016 season, RAGTIME, February 5-21, 2016
This sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the A merican Dream.
The San Diego Ballet - San Diego - Presents:An Evening of Jazz & Dance2/5/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A world premiere that will have you jumping out of your seat.
This mixed repertoire of dance features inspired pieces set to the live music of San Diego Jazz icon, Gilbert Castellanos. As well as, a stirring tribute set to the music of American Jazz Great, Dave Brubeck.
Javier Velasco excites us with choreography that evokes passion and sparks the imagination.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Beverly Hills - Presents:Freeze Frame2/5/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Exploding onto the stage in a fusion of Dance, Music, Cinema and Theater, this U.S. Premiere will bring the passion and pain of L.A.’s toughest streets to The Wallis. Written, directed and choreographed by three-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer/director Debbie Allen, Freeze Frame will inspire, stun and change the conversation about gun violence in America.
Pacific Resident Theatre/Alley Mills Bean & Elspeth Weingarten - Venice - Presents:Safe at Home, An Evening With Orson Bean1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
“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.
Greenway Court Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:The World Premiere of Swarm Cell1/30/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, with contributions from Los Angeles’ Fairfax High School. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, SWARM CELL asserts a brave new world of womanhood and Identity.
Rainy Night Films in association with Tyler Posey - West Los Angeles - Presents:Father, Son & Holy Coach2/11/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Thursday, 2/11/2016)
Southern storytelling at its best! John Posey (How to Get Away with Murder, Teen Wolf) stars in an all-new revival of his acclaimed comedy about a former small town football star who attempts to live vicariously through his son. A guest production at the Odyssey Theatre. Opening Feb. 13.
Irvine Barclay Theatre - Irvine - Presents:Jessica Lang DanceFriday, 2/19/2016
Dance Magazine hails her as "a master of visual composition." Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and classical ballet vocabulary into artfully crafted, emotionally riveting contemporary works.
San Diego Performing Arts League - San Diego - Presents:San Diego Theatre Week2/22/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Monday, 2/22/2016)
February 22nd - 28th
Over 30 San Diego performing arts organizations are coming together to promote the inaugural San Diego Theatre Week
It’s a week long celebration of the performing arts in San Diego, representing theatre, dance, music and comedy.
Falcon Theatre - Burbank - Presents:The Complete History of America (abridged)2/3/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
600 years of History in 6,000 seconds! From Washington to Watergate, from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order, this three-person comedy starring Matthew Patrick Davis, Thomas Hobson and Kevin Symons leaves no joke untold as it deconstructs the entire history of America in a rollercoaster ride through the quagmire that is American History
North Coast Repertory Theatre - Solana Beach - Presents:Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Great Nome Gold Rush1/13/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
The world’s greatest sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, will stop at nothing to prove a client innocent of murder, even if it means traveling to the Wild West frontier town of Nome, Alaska. This wild and wooly adventure is full of intrigue, mystery, deception and duplicity and fun-filled whodunit.
Spa Resort Casino - Palm Springs - Presents:Little Anthony and the ImperialsSaturday, 2/6/2016
Spa Resort Casino presents “Concerts under the Palms,” a series of musical performances with bar garden in a unique outdoor setting.
Long Beach Symphony - Long Beach - Presents:Ravel's BoléroSaturday, 2/6/2016
Benjamin Wallfisch, conductor
Cécilia Tsan, cello
Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
Cello Concerto No.1
Alborada del gracioso
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:Pinocchio2/5/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
by Greg Banks
based on the story by Carlo Collodi
directed by Jeremy Aluma
Jewish Music Commission of LA - Encino - Presents:Martin Chalifour and Steven Vanhauwaert Sunday, 2/7/2016
The Jewish Music Commission of LA and Valley Beth Shalom are proud to present Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic, and internationally renowned pianist Steven Vanhauwaert in another exciting recital.
Pacific Symphony - Costa Mesa - Presents:Superstar Organ VirtuososSunday, 2/7/2016
A quartet of superstar organ virtuosos perform exciting works that explore the sublime beauty, luminous textures and thrilling possibilities of the instrument, as part of Pacific Symphony’s acclaimed American Composer Festival.
The Wooster Group - Los Angeles - Presents:The Wooster Group: The Room by Harold Pinter2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
The world’s most influential theater ensemble premieres their version of Harold Pinter’s The Room, the first play by one of the most important playwrights of a generation. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the compelling theatrical experience builds on the Group’s goal to create “a theater that encompasses all forms of the arts and has an architecture that isn’t located in a naturali
Lunar River in association with Mack Sennett Studios - Los Angeles - Presents:Salome1/31/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A radically queer reinvention of the ancient tale. World premiere by Christopher Adams-Cohen.
San Diego Repertory Theatre - San Diego - Presents:‘Outside Mullingar’ 1/22/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Todd Salovey
Anthony and Rosemary are 40-something locals living in a tiny village in rural Ireland. They haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. Painfully shy Anthony has spent his entire life as a recluse on a cattle farm.
South Coast Repertory - Costa Mesa - Presents:Red1/22/2016 - 2/21/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
directed by David Emmes
by John Logan
“What do you see?” Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, living legend and uncompromising bad boy asks Ken, his seemingly naïve new assistant. It’s 1958, and Rothko is at the height of his glory.
Shock Pulse - Los Angeles - Presents:Neva, by Guillermo Calderon1/21/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
In a dimly lit rehearsal room in St. Petersburg during the winter of 1905, Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, along with two other actors, await the rest of the cast and their director while unseen striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the tsarist regime. A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theater and the revolutionary impulse.
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:Guards at the Taj2/2/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
The piece is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and helmed by the Playhouse’s Associate Artistic Director Jamie Castañeda in his directorial debut.
Celebration Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Dream Boy1/24/2016 - 3/20/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Poetic and erotic, DREAM BOY tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant society to create a transcendent Southern gothic tale of love and redemption.
Coachella Valley Repertory - Rancho Mirage - Presents:A Class Act1/20/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A CLASS ACT Music & Lyrics by Edward Kleban Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price
Directed by Ron Celona Musical Direction by Scott Storr Choreography by Mark Esposito
Odyssey Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:My Sister1/16/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A smash hit at last season’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, Janet Schlapkohl’s story about identical twins (starring actual twins Elizabeth and Emily Hinkler) in pre-World War II Berlin has been expanded and gets a full production at the Odyssey Theatre. Beginning January 16.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:The Metromaniacs2/4/2016 - 3/6/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A smart, sexy new comedy from the supremely clever David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone métromanie—crazy for poetry.
Little Fish Theatre - San Pedro - Presents:Pick of the Vine: Season 141/8/2016 - 2/13/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
An exciting night of entertainment awaits you in these 7-15 minute short plays hand-picked by LFT from authors across the country.
Cygnet Theatre - San Diego - Presents:When the Rain Stops Falling1/14/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
An intricate, multi-layered story, spanning four generations and two continents. When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love.
AKA Studio Productions - Los Angeles - Presents:The Dodgers1/30/2016 - 2/28/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
THE DODGERS is a new American play set in 1969 about a tribe of nonconformist friends, who want nothing more than to make music, do drugs and make love. When they suddenly find that they must face a lottery, that will send at least one of them to Vietnam, it propels them to take daring and dangerous steps to dodge the draft.
Pass Area Performing Artists (PAPA) - Banning - Presents:Other Desert Cities2/4/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A character-driven drama that focuses on political clashes, personality conflicts and long-held secrets in a Palm Springs area family.
Santa Barbara Music Club - Santa Barbara - Presents:SB Music Club Free ConcertsSaturday, 2/6/2016
On SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 at 3pm, the Santa Barbara Music Club will present a free concert at Hahn Hall of the Music Academy of the West.
This concert features the world premiere of the comic mini-opera, Bigbrains.com, by Santa Barbara composer William Ramsay, with sopranos Kyra Folk-Farber and Christine Hollinger, tenor Adam Bradley, baritone Andre Shillo, and pianist Christopher Davis.
Rubicon Theatre Company - Ventura - Presents:See Rock City1/27/2016 - 2/14/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
Rubicon Theatre Company presents second play in Arlene Hutton’s “Nibroc Trilogy”: The Appalachian love story of May and Raleigh continues January 27 through February 14. Directed by award-winner Katharine Farmer with Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom reprising their roles from “Last Train to Nibroc.”
Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Irvine - Presents:Clybourne Park 1/30/2016 - 2/7/2016 (next performance: Friday, 2/5/2016)
A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire examines race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. At the heart of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a house, acting as the locus of reactions to the shifting racial landscape of a community.