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
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.
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)
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”).
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.
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
Claire Trevor School of the Arts Presents:
FREE -- SMALL JAZZ COMBOS
SMALL JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT
Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 p.m.
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 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.
Friends of The South Pasadena Public Library Presents:
The Friends of The South Pasadena Public Library Presents Restoration Concert Performance of The New Hollywood String Quartet, May 26, 2013
New Hollywood String Quartet
Playing: Franz Schubert Quartettsatz in c minor and Beethoven String Quartet op.132.
Concert date: Sunday May 26, 4:00pm in the Community Room
1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena
$18 at the door
Cantori Domino Presents:
Cantori Domino presents a Memorial Day concert featuring the music of Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Ginastera and others
Symphony Irvine Presents:
Symphony Irvine Concert
A special concert featuring young Orange County soloists!
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Anna Vosbigian, Violin
Cello Concerto in C major by Joseph Haydn
Ryan Song, Cello
Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68 by David Popper
Michelle Koh, Cello
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Lauren Song, Violin
Marvelous Entertainment Presents:
Zeola Gaye's “My Brother Marvin”
Experience the most candid and revealing story of musical icon Marvin Gaye in the stage play “My Brother Marvin” at the SMG-managed Terrace Theater on Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at 4PM. Based on the first-hand accounts of Marvin’s sister Zeola Gaye, “My Brother Marvin” pushes the envelope by revealing Marvin’s internal battles, greatest fears and most salacious family secrets. This play is a presenta
Villa Aurora and the Austrian Consulate General Presents:
Voegelein Schwermut - A Liederabend presenting Irene Wallner and Maria Raberger
"Vögelein Schwermut" is a collection of songs for alto and piano, featuring Jewish composers who were banned, persecuted and/or murdered during the Nazi regime. The the concert's title is derived from a song by Erich Zeisl of the same title, based on a poem by Christian Morgenstern.
The program includes songs by Walter Arlen, Viktor Ullmann, Erich Zeisl, Erich Schulhoff and Erich Wolfgang Korngo
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.
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
Cal Poly Music Department Presents:
Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble: Mission Milestones
Music Professor Craig Russell will be the guest artist leading us through an evening of newly constructed masterpieces from the California and Bolivian missions, including Friar Durán’s harmonically lush “Misa del quarto tono,” Friar Sancho’s exquisite “Lamentations,” and foot-tapping classical works by Torrejón y Velasco, Araujo and Aparicio.
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
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.
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.
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.
Canoga Park Bowl and San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra Presents:
Concerts at the "Bowl" 5/22
The Screaming Clams rock 'n' roll with music of the '60s and early '70s, featuring Jimi Dee, guitar and vocals, Joel Domine, keys and guitar, Larry Muradian, bass and Steve Hartman, drums
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.
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.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Presents:
Organ Recital at the Cathedral - Free
1/23/2013 - 1/29/2014 (next performance: Wednesday, 5/22/2013)
Experience organists from around the Archdiocese, as they play on the Cathedral's acclaimed forty-two ton organ, which has the power to make the Cathedral vibrate, enabling the assembly to not only hear the music, but also feel it, making the experience all the more powerful, emotionally, as well as physically.
Check Cathedral website to confirm performances
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.