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Cinderella

February 20, 2015 — Leave a comment

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. Cinderella will be performed by the Center Theatre Group.

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Be transported back to your childhood, as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

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This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!

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WHAT: Cinderella
WHEN: March 17 – April 26, 2015
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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The Grove Theatre presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. A dramatic story that follows Randle McMurphy, a boisterous, charming, life-affirming rogue who contrives a plan to avoid hard labor and serve the rest of his prison sentence  in a more relaxed mental hospital environment rather than in a prison. Once there, he clashes with the head nurse, and manages to accomplish what the medical profession had failed to do, leading many of the other patients out of introversion. McMurphy stages numerous revolts against the head nurse, and his defiance, which starts as sport, quickly develops into a grim power struggle with the institution.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants in a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. Dale Wasserman adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from the novel by Ken Kesey.  The play opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. After opening on Broadway, The New York Times called the play “scarifying and powerful,” while The New York Daily News called it “funny, touching, and exciting.” Directed by Barry Devine, and featuring a talented cast, Cuckoo’s Nest is not to be missed.

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WHAT: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
WHEN:
September 12 – 28, 2014 | Fridays and Saturdays 7:29 pm | Sundays 2 pm 
WHERE:
The Grove Theatre | 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $20 – $25 
  • No performance Saturday the 27th 
  • Mature content and language – Age 16+

CONTACT INFO: (909) 920-4343

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Yelp

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Harmony: A New Musical

February 17, 2014 — 2 Comments

Harmony is inspired by the true story of The Comedian Harmonists, six young men in 1920s and 1930s Germany who rose from unemployed street musicians to become world-famous entertainers, selling millions of records, starring in over a dozen films, and selling out the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Yet while The Comedian Harmonists’ sophisticated music, paired with hilarious comedy, made them the brightest of stars, the group’s mixture of Jews and non-Jews put them on a collision course with history.

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Their amazing story inspired longtime collaborators, the legendary Barry Manilow and theatre veteran Bruce Sussman, to create a spectacular new musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and ensures their quest for true harmony in the most discordant chapter of human history will never be forgotten. “We are both thrilled to finally return to our first love–writing a musical together. Especially this one,” Manilow and Sussman shared. “It has been an indescribable honor to spend all this time in the company of these six extraordinary men.”

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The Ahmanson Theatre is one of the four main venues that comprise the Los Angeles Music Center.The Ahmanson has the largest theatrical season-ticket subscription base on the West Coast. Its year-round season begins in early fall and lasts through late summer.

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WHAT: Harmony: A New Musical 
WHEN:
 March 4 – April 13, 2014
WHERE: 
Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $30 – $105

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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