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In 1978, a little-known country priest is inaugurated as Pope John Paul I in an uneasy compromise. With the promise of liberal reforms, the “Smiling Pope” warns three hostile cardinals that they will be removed. Thirty-three days after his election, he is found dead and no autopsy is performed. But that’s only the beginning of the story… Don’t miss The Last Confession at the Ahmanson Theatre.

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David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot, PBS) stars in a gripping mystery, inspired by the true-life event, pitting power against faith in a battle for the ultimate truth.

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For over 40 years the Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies and classic revivals.

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WHAT: The Last Confession 
WHEN: 
June 7 to July 6, 2014
WHERE: 
135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

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He set the ballet world on fire and reinvigorated dance theatre with daring new spins on Nutcracker! and Swan Lake. Now, the two-time Tony Award and five-time Olivier Award winning choreographer Matthew Bourne sets his sights on the third and final Tchaikovsky masterwork, Sleeping Beauty.

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Matthew Bourne (Edward Scissorhands) returns to the Ahmanson, re-imagining Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance complete with fairies and vampires, enchanting and arresting scenery, and costumes: all in a fully immersive surround sound experience.

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Bourne knows how to engage and enthrall an audience, making ardent new fans of his unique stories in dance. There won’t be any sleeping during this Beauty. Only rapturous applause.

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WHAT: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty 
WHEN:
November 21 – December 1, 2013
WHERE:
Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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The Sunshine Boys

September 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

The laughter hits the ceiling when Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Danny DeVito joins Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Judd Hirsch to tear it up in this outrageous new production of the Neil Simon’s classic The Sunshine Boys.

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In The Sunshine Boys, Willie Clark (DeVito) and Al Lewis (Hirsch) are former vaudevillian stars who, after a partnership of over 40 years, are no longer speaking to each other.  When a lucrative television offer for one last show lures them into a grudging reunion, sparks fly in this classic comedy of showbiz and friendship. DeVito and Hirsch are reuniting on the Ahmanson stage 30 years after they both starred in the landmark television series “Taxi.”

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The Sunshine Boys “… celebrates the clown’s classic gift for turning anger into art,” said Ben Brantley of The New York Times. “Willie Clark … has a carved-in-stone list of things that are funny. Words that have “k” sounds, for instance, like pickle and cake and cucumber. Might I add to that list the image of a tufted Danny DeVito in striped pajamas and a sports jacket? … That’s comedy, folks. And it’s one of the reasons that Thea Sharrock’s production of ‘The Sunshine Boys’ works so incredibly well.”

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The Sunshine Boys is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre that for over 40 years has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, and classic revivals.

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WHAT: The Sunshine Boys
WHEN: 
September 24 – November 3, 2013
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

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CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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The birth of one of the greatest rock bands in history is told in the new dramatic musical Backbeat, which will have its American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation at the Ahmanson Theatre.

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Backbeat, the story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles, is co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys, based on the 1994 Universal Pictures film by Softley, Michael Thomas, and Stephen Ward. Backbeat is directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux.

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Featuring the all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth on – “Money,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Twist and Shout,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music,” and more, Backbeat is set in 1960 when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best (the drummer before Ringo Starr joined the group), and Stuart Sutcliffe (the band’s original bassist) embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to the red light district of Hamburg. There they worked in the clubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn, performing rock ‘n’ roll covers night after night, all the while honing what would become the Beatles’ sound.

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For over 40 years the Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, and classic revivals. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration provides the Ahmanson with variable seating capacity from 1,600 – 2,000, allowing the theatre to accommodate a greater variety of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular.

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WHAT: Backbeat Beatles Musical 
WHEN: 
January 20 – March 1, 2013
WHERE: 
 Ahmanson Theatre | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS: Tickets 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772 

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War Horse

June 13, 2012 — Leave a comment

War Horse is a remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship. Inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel and brought to life with Handspring Puppet Company’s life-size horse puppets, War Horse takes you on an emotional journey through World War I through the eyes of Joey — a horse — and his boy Albert. Experience the horror and universal suffering of war throughout this breathtaking storytelling masterpiece that brings you onto the battlefield and into the trenches.

England, 1914. As World War I begins, Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

You’ve never seen anything quite like War Horse. This epic tale is both a highly inventive spectacle and a powerfully moving drama, with one of the largest casts (over 30) ever assembled on the Ahmanson stage.

The horses in this amazing piece of theatre are life-size and life-like: crafted in cane, steel, leather and aircraft cables, by the extraordinary Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, they embody the fire, spirit and nobility of living, breathing steeds.

Designer Rae Smith believes that the collaboration and creativity needed to bring War Horse to the stage is the opposite of the destruction of war, saying “theatre builds things…it’s about making something together and then looking at it, talking about it, and doing it again.”

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WHAT: War Horse
WHEN: June 14 – July 29, 2012
WHERE: Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center | 135 N. Grand Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90012

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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