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Independent Shakespeare Co. - Los Angeles - Presents:Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival - Twelfth Night6/29/2019 - 9/1/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/10/2019)
A summer season of free performances like no other! Freewheeling, inclusive and a bit anarchic, the festival includes mainstage performances, pre-show family events including workshops and a slate of extraordinary opening acts. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy great theater in a great city. All free, all summer long.
Antaeus Theatre Company - Glendale - Presents:The Caucasian Chalk Circle7/5/2019 - 8/26/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
Bertolt Brecht’s 1944 masterpiece is next up at Antaeus. “Art is not a mirror held up to reality,
but a hammer with which to shape it.” — Bertolt Brecht
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE - Laguna Beach - Presents:Mamma Mia! 7/5/2019 - 7/28/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made MAMMA MIA! a worldwide phenomenon. As wedding festivities commence on an idyllic Greek island, a young bride-to-be schemes to discover the identity of her father among three men from her mother’s past.
The Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Mysterious Circumstances 6/11/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
Written by Michael Mitnick
Inspired by The New Yorker article "Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic" by David Grann
Directed by Matt Shakman
This world premiere play by Michael Mitnick (Drama Desk Award nominee for Fly By Night, The Siegel) is an ode to literature's most cerebral detective.
Garry Marshall Theatre - Burbank - Presents:The Spitfire Grill - An American Musical 7/10/2019 - 8/11/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/10/2019)
The Spitfire Grill is joyous American musical that bubbles over with toe-tapping fun and soaring, heart-felt melodies. Serving up sweeping anthems with a bluegrass-inspired orchestra, it will have you singing for days!
La Jolla Playhouse - La Jolla - Presents:The Luckiest6/30/2019 - 7/28/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
Developed through the 2018 DNA New Works Series, playwright Melissa Ross and director Jaime Castañeda bring to life a story that Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley says “makes us appreciate our family as well as the friends who became our family in times of difficulty. It’s a deeply affirmational story about how we live.”
Open Fist Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Dancing at Lughnasa7/6/2019 - 8/18/2019 (next performance: Monday, 7/8/2019)
Brian Friel’s Tony Award-winning play, loosely based on the lives of his mother and aunts, is a rich and deeply moving portrait of the everyday lives of five sisters, just as everything is on the brink of change.
Disappearing Inc. - Santa Monica - Presents:Magic Monday6/10/2019 - 8/26/2019 (next performance: Monday, 7/8/2019)
Albie Selznick’s ‘Magic Monday’
returns to Santa Monica Playhouse for 4th smash year.
Spring into magic when Albie Selznick returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse with his trademark Magic Monday. Every Monday evening through the end of August will see a new and different lineup of world-class, award-winning magicians and outstanding variety acts.
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble - Los Angeles - Presents:Loot6/8/2019 - 8/10/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/10/2019)
Odyssey’s 2019-20 50th Anniversary ‘Circa ’69’ Season kicks off with Joe Orton’s shocking and hilarious black comedy.
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach - Presents:Pageant of the Masters7/7/2019 - 8/31/2019 (next performance: Monday, 7/8/2019)
The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. This uber-creative, one-of-a-kind show combines theater, performance art and art history. Each evening during the summer season, classic and contemporary works of art are faithfully re-created with theatrical illusion and real people posing as living pictures.
Celebration - Los Angeles - Presents:The Producers6/21/2019 - 8/12/2019 (next performance: Monday, 7/8/2019)
When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, things go awry when the show is a hit. THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
The Fountain Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Daniel's Husband5/1/2019 - 7/29/2019 (next performance: Monday, 7/8/2019)
Michael McKeever’s funny, passionate and poignant play takes an unflinching look at how we choose to tie the knot — or not.
Echo Theater Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Pass Over7/10/2019 - 8/18/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/10/2019)
Antoinette Nwandu’s provocative mash up of Waiting for Godot and the Biblical story of Exodus, winner of the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play, gets its California premiere at the Echo Theater Company.
Irvine Barclay Theatre and National Choreographers Initiative - Irvine - Presents:National Choreographers Initiative 2019Saturday, 7/27/2019
Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative.
Santa Monica Symphony - Santa Monica - Presents:Santa Monica Symphony Free Outdoor ConcertSaturday, 7/27/2019
Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to the Santa Monica Symphony’s free outdoor summer concert at Reed Park. The family friendly concert includes classical and popular favorites from Copland’s “Rodeo” to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” featuring Guatemalan tenor Maximo Marcuso.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Dudamel & Yuja WangThursday, 7/25/2019
Two of the most exciting artists of our time, together on stage.
LA Phil - Los Angeles - Presents:Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s 2nd Tuesday, 7/23/2019
Dudamel leads Mahler’s larger-than-life symphony of resurrection.
Skylight Theatre Company - Los Angeles - Presents:Bronco Billy – The Musical6/28/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 7/11/2019)
Now Extended Through July 21st!
A World Premiere Musical at Skylight Theatre
“Spectacular. I cannot offer enough superlative-laden adjectives to describe the brilliance of the cast” – Broadway World
This upbeat new musical is about following your passion and living your dreams.
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:2019 San Diego International Organ Festival Monday, 7/22/2019
2019 San Diego International Organ Festival Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis: Organ & Flugelhorn duo
Pacific Symphony - San Juan Capistrano - Presents:Symphony at the MissionSunday, 7/21/2019
Mission San Juan Capistrano, in partnership with Pacific Symphony, is proud to announce an added concert to its 2019 Music Under the Stars line up! For the first time ever, Music Under the Stars will feature Pacific Symphony performing your favorite light classics and beloved Broadway hits with the award-winning soprano, Lisa Vroman, and led by the ever-charming maestro, Albert-George Schram for
Westwood United Methodist Church - Los Angeles - Presents:Summer Organ ConcertSunday, 7/21/2019
Summer Organ Concert: Featuring Sean O'Neal
Join us for four 60-minute concerts by world-class organists performing on the landmark Shaffer Memorial Organ in a magnificent cathedral setting.
Sean is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach.
The Chance Theater - Anaheim - Presents:Ragtime6/28/2019 - 7/28/2019 (next performance: Thursday, 7/11/2019)
Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three people — a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young musician from Harlem — whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined.
Department of Music - Santa Barbara - Presents:Summer Carillon RecitalSunday, 7/21/2019
The UCSB Music Department hopes you can join us for a special Summer Carillon Recital.
As part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Carillon Recital Series, Jeff Davis (University Carillonist, UC Berkeley) will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, July 21st at 3 pm.
Center Theatre Group - Los Angeles - Presents:The Play That Goes Wrong7/9/2019 - 8/11/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/19/2019)
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You'd get 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' Broadway and London's award-winning smash comedy!
"Hilarious! The audience ROARED with laughter throughout. GO! - Performing Arts LIVE
Hollywood Pantages Theatre - Los Angeles - Presents:Miss Saigon7/16/2019 - 8/11/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/17/2019)
This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever.
“A DYNAMITE BROADWAY REVIVAL.” - The New Yorker
Theatre 360 - Pasadena - Presents:Thoroughly Modern Millie7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/12/2019)
Thoroughly Modern Millie
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City.
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library - La Jolla - Presents:Athenaeum Summer Festival 2019 with Gustavo Romero6/30/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 7/14/2019)
The Athenaeum’s 2019 Summer Festival features pianist Gustavo Romero playing Beethoven sonatas.
Ventura Music Festival - Ventura - Presents:Ventura Music Festival7/11/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 7/13/2019)
Ventura Music Festival (July 11-21, 2019)
Seven concerts over two weekends
Marc Bruni - San Diego - Presents:The Tale of Despereaux7/6/2019 - 8/11/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/12/2019)
The acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. charmed and astonished Old Globe audiences with The Old Man and The Old Moon. Now they return to San Diego, bringing their one-of-a-kind theatrical and musical inventiveness to Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, Newbery Medal–winning modern fable.
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theater - San Luis Obispo - Presents:The Little Mermaid JR.7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/12/2019)
SLO REP’s Academy of Creative Theatre presents THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. a young performers’ version of Disney’s “under the sea” musical. THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. runs July 12-21, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa - Presents:Phantom of the Opera7/10/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Wednesday, 7/10/2019)
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier.
The Geffen Playhouse - Los Angeles - Presents:Invisible Tango 5/7/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
Created & Performed by Helder Guimarães
Directed by Frank Marshall
Original Music by Moby
Magic sensation Helder Guimarães returns to the Geffen with the world premiere of his one-man show, Invisible Tango.
The Old Globe - San Diego - Presents:As You Like It 6/16/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Tuesday, 7/9/2019)
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Stone
The 2019 Shakespeare Festival kicks off with the Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, whose heroine is one of his most remarkable creations.
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
Scripps Ranch Theatre - San Diego - Presents:8th Annual Out On A Limb: New Play Festival7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/12/2019)
Scripps Ranch Theatre presents the 8th annual Out on a Limb, comprised of six 10-minute plays by coast-to-coast playwrights - featuring some of San Diegos top talent.
Festival Mozaic - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Chamber Series: Scott Yoo & FriendsSunday, 8/4/2019
Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34
Paquito d'Rivera – Aires Tropicales
Piazolla – Kicho
Soler – Concerto No. 6 in D major for two keyboards
Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
Festival Mozaic - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Orchestra Series: Mozart in the MissionWednesday, 7/31/2019
Mozart – Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
Mozart– Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191/186e (Fei Xie, bassoon)
Haydn – Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1 (Jonah Kim, cello)
Haydn – Symphony No. 100 in G major, Hob I:100 Military
Festival Mozaic - Arroyo Grande - Presents:UnClassical Series: Take 3Thursday, 8/1/2019
With a flair for the wild and unexpected, this genre-bending trio brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of music to audiences of all musical preferences.
Gregory Cherninsky - Beverly Hills - Presents: Beverly Hills International Music Festival 7/26Friday, 7/26/2019
MARINA GROZDANOVIC, piano
FANG FANG XU, cello
Featuring music of
Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy,
Dmitry Shostakovich, Niccolò Paganini and George Gershwin.
Festival Mozaic - San Luis Obispo - Presents:Chamber Series: Silver and GoldFriday, 8/2/2019
Michael Fine – Bassoon Quintet (World Premiere)
Francaix – Octet for two violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn
Beethoven – String Quartet in C minor, op. 18 no. 4
Turina – Piano Quintet in g minor, op. 1
Stars of Tomorrow Children's Theater - Redlands - Presents:Free Pirate Shipwrecked Adventure with Stars of Tomorrow Tuesday, 7/23/2019
Ahoy! Stars of Tomorrow returns to the Redlands Contemporary club for this swashbuckling and daring adventure!
Spreckels Organ Society - San Diego - Presents:Spreckels Organ Concerts6/23/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 7/14/2019)
The Spreckels Organ is located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park.
All concerts on the Spreckels Organ are free to the public in accordance with the original Deed of Gift by John and Adolph Spreckels.
Concerts are held very Sunday at 2 p.m. for one hour (rain or shine)
Santa Monica College Theatre Arts - Santa Monica - Presents:Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Friday, 7/12/2019)
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka - TYA Version
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation - Yorba Linda - Presents:Nixon Library Family Concert Series6/23/2019 - 10/27/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 7/14/2019)
FREE FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
Free concerts are held Sundays, except when otherwise noted, and are open to the public.
Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre - Rancho Cucamonga - Presents:Bye Bye Birdie!7/13/2019 - 7/21/2019 (next performance: Saturday, 7/13/2019)
The biggest teen idol of 1960, Conrad Birdie, has been drafted and his final appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" sets off a calamitous string of hilarious mishaps!
Friends of Sundays Live & LACMA - Los Angeles - Presents:Sundays Live3/3/2019 - 12/29/2019 (next performance: Sunday, 7/14/2019)
Sundays Live presents FREE weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.