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Theatre, Concerts & Opera


Andrew Monaghan and Ashley Shaw with the company in Matthew  Bourne’s Cinderella at the Ahmanson.                      Photo: Johan Persson

Ahmanson Theatre: Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles (213/628-2777) www.taperahmanson.com  The Golden Anniversary season continues five decades of extraordinary theatre bursting with award wining new plays, musicals, beloved classics.  Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella has, at its heart, a true war time romance.  A chance meeting results  in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Features the music of Prokofiev.  Feb. 5- March 10.

Upcoming: Tony award winning  Falsettos stars Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa and Max von Essen. The story revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man, his wife, lover and about to be Bar Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door.  It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family…and a beautiful reminder than love can tell a million stories.  March 19-April 14.


A Noise Within:  3352 East Foothill Bl., Pasadena (626/356-3100) www.anoisewithin.org  This season, this classical theatre will offer a Relaxed Performance of the show on Dec. 8 providing an inviting environment for those living the ASD, ADD and Disorders of Social Interaction and Communication.  All 2018-19 offerings feature characters who are outliers — people who have blazed their own trail but nevertheless struggle for acknowledgement and acceptance.  Let Me In is not about physical space but about the deeply human passion to be understood for who we are.  These include Othello, The Glass Menagerie and Argonautika.

Atwater Village Theatre: 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village (323/882-6912) www.openfirst.org

Barnum Hall:  Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Bl., Santa Monica  www.smsymphony.org/concerts Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra free concerts:

Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 1345 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles (213/250-9995) www.bobbakermarionettes.com Marionettes from all over the globe entertain in an in-the-round performance of waltzing rag dolls and madcap musical instruments, also special holiday shows.  Tuesdays thru Fridays 10:30 AM, Saturdays and Sundays 2:30 PM.  Presenting Hooray L.A. along with a series of evening programs celebrating the hidden histories of Los Angeles.

Boston Court Pasadena:  70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena (626/683-6801)  www.BostonCourtPasadena.org The Judas Kiss, a story of the larger than life Oscar Wilde.  His masterpiece The Importance of Being Ernest was a hit in the West End and he was the toast of London.  Yet by the summer he was serving two years in prison for gross indecency, punished for “the love that dare not speak its name,” Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas.  Feb. 15-March 24.

Broad Stage: 1310 11th St., Santa Monica (310/434-3200) www.thebroadstage.com  The Reverend Shawn Amos returns for A Night in Harlem with songs and storytelling, Feb. 1.

 Cabrillo Music Theatre: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Bl., Thousand Oaks (805/449-2787)  www.cabrillomusictheatre.com 

Celebration Theatre @Lex Theatre: 6760 Lexington Ave., Los Angeles (323/957-1884) www.celebrationtheatre.com  Pinky Coningfield has always dreamed of her daughter winning the Supreme Queen contest, so when a newcomer to the child pageant circuit shows up with her daughter and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky will stop at nothing to get the crown.   Feb. 15-March 31.

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic: 5429 W. Washington Bl., Los Angeles (323/205-1617)  www.crtheatre.com

Chance Theatre:  5522 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim (888/455-4212)  www.ChanceTheater.com   Lizzie, The Musical, the bloody legend of American’s axe-wielding double-murderess, Lizzie Borden, comes to the stage in a rock musical. Feb. 1-March 3.  Upcoming:  Skylight...on a bitterly cold London evening a schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover whose wife recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires, April 19-May 19. Tigers Be Still, this ferociously funny play centers around a woman who recently earned a degree in art therapy only to find herself moving back in with her family where she has plenty to deal with, May 3-June 2.

Doheny Mansion:  Pompeian Room, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles (213/477-2929)  www.DaCamera.org    Check website for concerts in this splendid setting.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: Los Angeles Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles.  The opera season, headed by Placido Domingo and conducted by James Conlon continues with the company premiere of Mozart’s La Clemenza de Tito (The Clemency of Titus), March 2-24, 2019 A production of Penella’s El Gato Montes: The Wildcat, March 27-May 4.  The final presentation is a revival of La Traviata June 1-22.

Eclectic Company Theatre:  5312 Laurel Canyon Bl., Valley Village (818/508-3003)  www.eclecticcompanytheatre.org    Shakespeare Salons held the last Tuesday of every month. Participants perform their favorite Shakespearean piece or alternatively, a piece inspired by Shakespeare.  Shakespearean monologues, scenes, poems, songs, remembrances and personal interpretations of all kinds are welcome.  To perform, fill out the form on the Eclectic Company Theatre website.

Edgemar Center for the Arts: 2437 Main St., Santa Monica,(310/392-7327) www.edgemarcenter,org

Fountain Theatre:  5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles (323/663-1525)  www.fountaintheatre.com 

Freud Playhouse: UCLA campus, Macgowan Hall, 245 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Westwood (866-811-4111) www.reprise2.org

Garry Marshall Theatre: 4252 West Riverside Dr., Burbank (818/955-8101)  www.garrymarshalltheatre.org  The Mountaintop takes place on  the night of April 3, 1968.  Dr. Martin Luther King has just given one of his most impassioned and famous speeches to support sanitation workers during an intense strike in Memphis.  Known as his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, he spoke as if he knew what might happen the next day.  Feb. 6-March 10.

Geffen Playhouse & Audrey Skirball Theatre:  10886  Le Conte Ave., Westwood,  (310/208-5454)  www.geffenplayhouse.org   

Both heartbreaking and highly inventive, the world premiere production of Black Super Hero Magic Mama gives us the hero we have been waiting for.  When a woman loses her 14 year old son to a police shooting, she is unable to face the ensuing flurry of media attention.  She retreats into a fantasy world of superheroes and arch villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Assuming the role of the Maasal Angel rather than the expected part of grieving mother, she battled her enemies along the way to peace.   March 5-April 14.

Getty Villa: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy. , Malibu (310/440-7300)  www.getty.edu   Fourlarks, a Los Angeles-based performance troupe presents katabasis (decent to the underworld, a brand new site specific live music performance work that is part immersive concert and part ritual theatre.  Staged outside for an intimate audience katabasis unfurls across the grounds and gardens of the Getty Villa in a walking procession that is structured as a participatory Orphic mystery rite.  A performative companion piece to the Villa exhibition Underworld:Imagining the Afterlife, the show features a cult of musical performers who guide a small audience of nitiat6es around the grounds of the museum where they encounter characters and visual motifs from the exhibition commune with ancient beliefs and procure blessings for this life and what lies beyond.  Jan. 24-26.

Greystone Mansion:  Greystone Park, 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills       (310/364-3606) www.theatre-40.org  The Manor – Murder and Madness at Greystone returns.  The play now in its 17th year is a fictionalization based on real events with the actual historical characters given new names.  The show is presented in the grand and glorious architectural landmark in which the events of 89 years ago actually took place.  Audience members are led from room to room in the beautifully restored  Greystone Mansion as different scenes of the narrative are portrayed leading up to a shocking and apparent murder and suicide. January 10-27, 2019.

Hudson Theatre: 6539 Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood (323/481-6890) www.italiancomedyclub.com/mbgiw In  My Big Gay Italian Wedding, one Catholic mother insists the couple have a religious ceremony followed by a reception in the city’s fanciest Italian wedding and that the mother of the other partner fly in from Florida to attend the wedding who still refuses to talk to her gay son.   The biggest challenge may come from a spurned ex-lover who threatens to scuttled the proceedings by revealing a nasty secret about her ex-partner.  Will love conquer all and celebrate the marriage of two men deeply in love?  March 8-31.

James Bridges Theater: UCLA Campus, Melnitz  Hall, 235 Charles E. Young Drive,  Westwood (310/827-0889)  www.LATW.org  “The Play’s the Thing” radio theater series:  A Room With A View, a biting social satire and passionate romance takes center stage  where a chance encounter in Florence leads to a pitched romantic rivalry that forces one woman to examine what it truly means to love fearlessly, March 1-3.

Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center: 110 East Broadway, Glendale (818/506-1983) www.Antaeus.org  

A selection of Block Party participants at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.    Photo: Luke Fontana

Kirk Douglas Theatre: 9820 Washington Bl. Culver City (213/628-2772) www.centertheatregroup.com Three local productions have been chosen for the third annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre remounting Theatre of Note’s For the Love Of (or the roller derby play), Skylight Theatre Company’s Rotterdam and Antaeus Theatre Company’s Native Son.  Each production will have a two week run with 12 performances.  March 7-April 28.


Laguna Playhouse: 606606 Laguna Canyon Dr., Laguna Beach (949/497-27870) www.lagunaplayhouse.com   Forever Motown, an incredible collection of nine all-star performers including the Spinners original lead singer and former Temptations lead singer, along with members of The Marvelettes and a live band singing your favorite hit songs from all the Motown legends.  Jan. 30-Feb 2.  Upcoming:  The soul of bht blues wails out full and strong in Blues In The Night, the scorching Tony and Oliver Award-nominated musical.  The 26 hot and torchy numbers tells of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences that three women have with the lying, cheating snake of a man who represents the men who do them wrong.  Feb. 24-March 10.

La Jolla Playhouse: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla (858/550-1010)  www.LaJollaPlayhouse.org  www.secondcity.com    Diana, a world premiere musical about the legendary princess, Feb. 19-April 7. World premieres upcoming:  Escape to Margaritaville, At the Old Place.

Lake Street Community Center:   1227  N. Lake St., Los Angeles (800/838-3006) www.rabbithole2cents.bpt.me A family that has everything one could want has a life shattering accident which turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.  A stunning journey though grief, the search for comfort and the rebirth of hope.  Feb. 8-March 10.

La Mirada Theatre: 14900 La Mirada Bl., La Mirada (562/944-9801) www.lamiradatheatre.com   1776 The Musical, the electrifying musical about the founding of America this Tony Award winning smash begins with a deadlocked Congress — sound familiar? It attempts to adopt the Declaration of Independence are boiling over in heated confrontations.  By the evening of July 2nd, the two sides are still miles apart, but remarkably these contentious Founding Fathers harness their shared determination to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.  See how they get it done.  Engaging, tuneful, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical shows us the likes of Adams, Franklin and Jefferson as we have never seen them before with humor and humanity.  Irreverent and topical, this show is a musical that celebrates what truly made American great…in the first place.  Jan. 11-Feb. 3.

Lankershim Arts Center: 5108 Lankershim Bl., North Hollywood (323/944-2165) www.coeurage.org/slaughtercity  Coeurage Theatre Company, L.A’s Pay What You Want theatre company.

LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre: 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood (323/860-7300)  www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre

Leo S. Bing Theater: Los Angeles Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles. (213/485-6873). Free chamber music series. Sundays at 4 p.m.

Lex Theatre:(Celebration Theatre)  6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood (323/957-1884)  www.celebrationtheatre.com  Courage Theatre Company, LA’s Pay What You Want theatre company.

Long Beach Performing Arts Center – International City Theatre  & Terrace Theatre: 300 East Ocean Bl., Long Beach  (562/436-4610)  www.internationalcitytheatre.org 

Lounge Theatre: 6201 Santa Monica Bl., Hollywood (800/838-3006) www.iamatheatre.com  A runaway bride’s car dies in a snowbound corner of Alaska.  Still dressed in her wedding gown she seeks shelter in the only nearby structure, an old barn.  The owner is an oil rig worker who lives a hermit’s existence during the periods he is not working.  His solitude is a refuge from the pain and trauma of events past.   Both people have run away from circumstances too difficult to endure but over the next few days they might discover they are kindred spirits.  Jan. 18- Feb. 10.

Magicopolis: Abracadabra Theatre, 1418 4th St., Santa Monica (310/451-2241). Fast paced, colorful, magic and illusion shows for the whole family in a theater setting. Ongoing.


Mark Taper Forum: Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles

Cora Vandor Brook and Ian Barford in Linda Vista.    Photo: Craig Schwartz

(213/628-2772) www.taperahmanson.com    Bitingly hilarious, Linda Vista tells of a 50 year old man who is floating.  His marriage is over, his job is mundane and the best years of his life appear to be behind him.  A move from the cot in his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love, sex and maybe a taste of redemption.  Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, he must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be in this searing new work.  Jan. 16-Feb. 17.

Center theatre group offers free tickets for theatergoers 25 years old and younger, available for the First Review of all Center Theatre Group Productions at the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre.  Tickets  free at the box office.  A $5 ticket handling fee for phone or online reservations.

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Matrix Theatre:  7657 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles (323/960-4412) www.plays411.com/brooklyn 

McCadden Place Theatre: 1157 N. McCadden place, Los Angeles (800/838-3006)

Microsolft Theatre: 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles (213/763-6030) www.microsofttheater.com     Check their website for information on upcoming events.

Morgan Wixson Theatre: 2627 Pico Bl., Santa Monica (310/828-7519) www.morganwixson.org   A hilarious adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, a nonstop, raucously irreverent recreation of the classic mystery thriller of 1935.  Jan. 19-Feb. 10.

Musco Center for the Arts:  Chapman University, 415 North Glassell, Orange (844/626-8726)   www.muscocenter.org   Rosanne Cash, daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash,  with husband and songwriting partner  John Leventhal, brings the music of her critically acclaimed album She Remembers Everything to the stage, Feb. 2.Kishi Bashi String Quartet, Feb. 28.

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center: 4718 W Washington Bl, Los Angeles (323/964-9766) www.ebonyrep.org  

New Vic:  33 W Victoria St., Santa Barbara (805/965-5400) www.etcsb.org     The American classic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Death of a Salesman is a haunting an moving portrait of a man who belief in, and pursuit of, the American dream ends in tatters, Feb. 7-Feb. 24, 2019.  Upcoming: In Everything is Illuminated, a young Jewish-American writer, travels to Ukraine to seek out the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. He hires a randy young Ukrainian tour guide who takes him on a hilarious road trip in search of the woman’s village as they confront haunting memories along the way, April 11-28. A socially awkward young man asks his neighbor, a sidelined Broadway dancer, to teach him enough dance moves so he can survive an appearance at an awards dinner in Dancing Lessons, a touching romantic comedy, June 13-30.

Odyssey Theatre:  2055 S. Sepulveda Bl., West Los Angeles (310/477-2055) www.OdysseyTheatre.com

Pantages Theatre: 6233 Hollywood Bl., Hollywood (800/982-2787)  www.HollywoodPantages.com  

Pasadena Civic Auditorium: 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, (626/449-7362)  www.thepasadenacivic.com

Pasadena Playhouse:  39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena  (626/356-7529) www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org     Ragtime: The Musical by Terrence McNally tells the story of three families at the turn of the 20th century in pursuit of the American dream.  The award-winning score uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.  Feb. 5-March 3, 2019.

Pico Playhouse:  105008 W. Pico Bl., Los Angeles (323/821-2449)  www.wcjt.org   Triptych Theatre Group presents the West Coast premiere of Stockholm.  Meet the couple every couples wants to be…attractive and immaculately turned out, they are he perfect team.  Tomorrow they will be  in Stockholm, a city where in summer the sun shines 24/7 and at other times it is dark all day long. Treading between tenderness and cruelty, Stockholm reveals a relationship unraveling and it is beautiful, but not pretty.   Jan. 11-28.

Redcat: Walt Disney Concert Hall complex,  631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles  (213/237-2800) www.redcat.org   World premiere of Hypanthium, a New Dance Theater work by Choreographer Sebastian Hernandez, Jan. 24-26.

Renberg Theatre: 1125 N. McCadden Place,  Hollywood(323/860-7300)  www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre 

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Renee &  Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater: 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa (714/740-2000 or 714/556-2787 or 714/755-5799) www.scfta.org or www.pacificsymphony.org  Home of Pacific  Symphony.

Free public tours of the center Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Telephone first.

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Road on Lankershim:  5108 Lankershim Bl., North Hollywood   (818/761-8838) www.RoadTheatre.org   Death House, a startling piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption and the power of human connection. On the night of a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever,  January 15-March 10.  At the Table is a comedy that begs the question: what happens when those with privilege are pushed to the periphery and a marginalized minority suddenly finds its voice amplified,  May 2019.

Road on Magnolia: 10747 Magnolia Bl., North Hollywood (818/761-8838) www.RoadTheatre.org  Friends with Guns asks can instant kinship between two liberal married couples survive a closet full of guns, March 2019.

Royce Hall:  UCLA campus, Westwood (310/825-2101) ww.cap.ucla.edu     Viet Thanh Nguyen & Luis Alberto Urrea in Conversation, Jan. 17, 2019; Jesmyn Ward & Mitchell Jackson in Conversation, Feb. 7.

Rubicon Theatre: 1006 E. Main St., Ventura (805/667-2900) www.rubicontheatre.org . Heisenberg, a quirky romance, sweet, sexy and full of surprises, follows two strangers whose lives intersect in a bustling London train station.  A free-spirited American woman in her 40s unexpectedly plants a kiss on the neck of an Irish butcher in his 70s. Heisenberg brings to poignant theatrical life the uncertain and sometimes comical sparring match that is human connection,  Feb. Jan. 30-Feb. 17.  Two talented married couples perform Side by Side, a newly conceived concert about the trials, tribulations and joys of friendship, love and marriage expressed in solos, duets and quartets, March 2-3. Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues starring Amanda McBroom, a potpourri of favorite songs from various productions, June 8-9.


Saban Theatre:  8440 Wilshire Bl., Beverly Hills (866/448-7849)  www.souldoctorontour.com  

Santa Monica Playhouse:  1211 4th St., Santa Monica (310/394-9779 ext. 1)  www.santamonicaplayhouse.org     A story of three couples…one is young, one is middle aged and the other is mature…yet their destinies seemed to be strangely linked.  As they get to chatting they begin to marvel at just how much they have in common…way too much, in fact in The Marriage Zone, reopening Jan. 19-March 31.

Skylight Theatre: 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles (213/761-7061) www.skylighttheatrecompany.com  

Skylight Theater: 1816 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood

South Coast Repertory: 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa (714/708-5555) www.scr.org  

Staples Center: 1111 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles (213/ 742-7100) www.staplescenter.com/events 

The Actors Gang Theatre: 9070 Venice Bl., Culver City (310/838-4264) www.TheActorsGang.com  In Accidental Death of an Anarchist, a madman invades a police station interrogation room where an anarchist accused of bombing a bank has recently “accidentally” fallen out of a window.  Donning various disguises and voices, the madman manipulates policemen into a truth-inducing hysteria.  This world- renowned farce is produced in honor of one of the group’s inspirations and mentors, Dario Fo.  Accompanying the play is an exhibition featuring  the artworks of Ralph Steadman and Dario Fo.  Thru March 9.

The Autry: Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way (323/667-2000) www.TheAutry.org  Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing  and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights.

The Road on Magnolia: 10747 Magnolia Bl., North Hollywood (818-761-8838) www.roadtheatre.org

The Soraya:  18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge  (818/677-3000) www.thesoraya@csun.edu  Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Colburn Orchestra in a program of Strauss and Mozart. Jan. 31.


Theatre 40: Reuben Cordova Theatre, Beverly Hills High school campus,241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills (310/364-0535) www.theatre40.org   It Is Done concerns a mysterious traveler, a horny barkeep and a sensuous woman trapped in an isolated dive bar with an abundant supply of bourbon.  Anything could happen.  Whatever happens, one thing is certain…there will be hell to pay. Alternating with Rod Serling’s  Stories From the Zone adaptations of two classic episodes of the TV series.  Jan. 17-Feb. 19.

Upcoming:  The Sound of Murder includes an illicit affair and a plan for murder, March 14-April 14.  A Bad Year for Tomatoes, an uproarious comedy about the best laid plans, May 16-June 16.


Theatre of Note:  1517 N. Cahuenga Bl., Hollywood.  (323/856-8611) www.theatreofnote.com  www.theatrewest.org  

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Kavli Theatre: 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard,  Thousand Oaks (800/745-3000) www.5startheatricals.com  One night only special benefit event…Dreamgirls in Concert performs Feb. 16.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis): 9390 N. Santa Monica Bl., Beverly Hills (310/746-4000)  www.thewallis.org   An Inspector Calls, award winning mystery from the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Landmark production.  When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman, Jan. 22-Feb. 10;  Witness Uganda, a documentary musical, Feb. 5-24; Ate9 Dance Company, Feb. 15-16, 2019; Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, Feb. 22;  Kaleidoscope with Irene Kim, piano, Feb. 23;  The Old Man and the Old Moon, a new musical folktale, and fantastical song-filled fable for all ages. This one of a kind theatrical experience is the touching tale of a man charged with the task of keeping the moon shining bright.   A mysterious disappearance sends him on  an epic adventure over land, sea and sky and ultimately reminds him…and us…of the unwavering pow4r of love, March 2-17.  Iyamoto is Black Enough, a contemporary band performs a riveting piece of the mixed race winner of Miss Universe Japan 2015; March 14-15; Music at the Wallis includes  Los Angeles Master Chorale’s presents Judy Collins in A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim, March 22, 2019. Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony,  March 23;  Malpaso Dance Company, Cuba’s hottest contemporary dance company, March 28-30. The Los Angeles premiere of Renee Taylor’s My Life On A Diet, the Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Award winning Writer/Actress looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway…and just as many fad diets, April 5-14;   Hershey Felder returns with A Paris Love Story, featuring Jacob Jonas The Company, mixes  contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement, an intimate studio show comprised entirely of world premiere works, May 10-11, 2019; the music of Claude Debussy,  May 24-June 9.


Walt Disney Concert Hall - Photo: Grant Mudford

Walt Disney Concert Hall – Photo: Grant Mudford

Walt Disney Concert Hall: 151 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles (213/972-7288) www.wdch.com The Frank Gehry designed home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of both the City of Angels and its world-class orchestra under the direction of  maestro Gustavo Dudamel and features the works of the world’s musical greats featuring Classical, World Music, Jazz, Songbook and the Master Chorale. The Philharmonic is also committed to the presentation of music of our time as well as offering its exhilarating Green Umbrella concerts which presents the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group devoted exclusively to compositions on the cutting edge of the repertoire and attract leading composers and performers of contemporary music. Chamber music is another integral part of this world-class orchestra’s repertoire.

Guided and self-guided tours of the concert hall are available to the public (213/972-4399).


Wells Fargo Theatre:  Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles (323/667-2000)  www.NativeVoicesattheAutry.org    Native Voices at the Autry continues its vital role as the country’s only equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing the work of Native American playwrights.

Wende Museum of the Cold War:10808 Culver Bl., Culver City  info@wendemuseum.org   Free concerts but RSVP at their website.

Whitfire Theatre: 13500 Ventura Bl., Sherman Oaks (800/838-3006)  www.brownpapertickets.com   Forever Brooklyn, a solo musical comedy about a young man growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s who emerges in the 1960s as Mel King, The King of Brooklyn entertaining his family and friends by telling jokes and stories and as it turns out he actually has a flair for performing and ultimately is booked for an appearance on The Tonight Show, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 2019. 

Zepher Theatre: 7456  Melrose Ave., Los Angeles  www.blackonemanshow.brownpapertickets.com