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Comedy history will be made at the weeklong Burbank Comedy Festival, the first live comedy festival in Los Angeles. Featuring 200 up-and-coming comedians and national headliners Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, Joey Medina, Carlos Alazraqui, Brad Williams, Darren Carter, Jimmy Dore, Jimmy Shubert, Brian Dunkleman, and more.

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The Burbank Comedy Festival will be held in the Main Room, Yoo Hoo Room, and Bar at Flappers Comedy Club. The festival is dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the festival will give the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business.

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As Los Angeles’ first and only weeklong live comedy celebration showcasing stand-up, improv, sketch, music, magic, and variety, the Burbank Comedy Festival will be a gathering of the biggest players in the industry, with top celebrity talent, red carpet events, industry showcases, comedy classes, networking opportunities, and after-parties.

WHAT: Burbank Comedy Festival  
WHEN:
August 17 – 23, 2014 
WHERE: 
102 East Magnolia Boulevard | Downtown Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: General Admission $399 | VIP Admission $599

CONTACT: (818) 845-9721

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Get outside and into the open summer air for Shakespeare In The Park presented by Independent Shakespeare Company LA. Located at the old zoo in Griffith Park, this is a great event for friends and family to enjoy featuring fantastic plays under the stars.

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ISC was founded in 1998 by a group of actors who shared a passion for classical works. They were intent on rendering vivid productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Their focus was stripping back the conventions of contemporary theater and placing their attention onto the spoken word. Shakespeare produced his plays without lighting, without recorded sound, and without elaborate scenery and costumes, as do they.

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One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies tells the story of a kingdom in disorder. Its rightful leader is banished, a young man is denied his due by his malevolent elder brother, and a woman is exiled from the place that has always been her home. All of their paths lead away from the “painted pomp” of the court into the heart of the forest of Arden. It’s a place where natural laws outweigh the laws of man and the force of love reigns supreme. As bitter winter passes into the bloom of spring, the residents of Arden discover that transformation is always possible, and sometimes the disguises we wear are the best way to discover who we are.

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Watch a video here.

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WHAT: Shakespeare In The Park
WHEN: 
Now – September 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm meeting | 7:00 pm show 
WHERE: 
Griffith Park | 4730 Crystal Springs Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90027

DETAILS:

  • The event is free, but donations will be accepted 
  • No seating, so bring a blanket or low back chair 
  • No alcohol due to park ordinance, food available for sale, or bring dinner
  • Griffith Park gets cold in the evening, even if it’s a hot day, so dress accordingly 
  • Wear walking shoes, there is a bit of a walk from the parking lots to the old zoo

CONTACT INFO: (818) 710-6306 or boxoffice@independentshakespeare.com

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Regret and sibling rivalry fan the flames of laughter in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up that equally tickles both the casual theatregoer and the ardent student of the Russian classics. Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia—along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra—are paid a surprise visit by Hollywood star sibling Masha and her twenty something boy toy Spike in a play by Christopher Durang.

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Since it opened in 1967 the Mark Taper Forum has been honored for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre and for its continuing commitment to serve the broadest possible audience. It has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony Award for theatrical excellence.

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WHAT: Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike 
WHEN:
January 29 – March 9, 2014
WHERE:
Mark Taper Forum | 135 North Grand Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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The Book Of Mormon

January 27, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon features book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.”

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Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

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WHAT: The Book Of Mormon
WHEN: January 21 – May 11, 2014
WHERE: Pantages | 6233 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90028

DETAILS:

    • Two Hours and 40 Minutes Including Intermission
    • Contains Explicit Language

CONTACT INFO: Tickets (800) 982-2787 Info (323) 468-1770

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FILTER Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Music Festival will return to Los Angeles in October, bringing three days of incredible music, art, comedy, and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of your favorite international artists. Keep reading for instructions to receive a free pair of tickets!

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Culture Collide will host their second annual Creative Summit, an exclusive two-day conference panel series to be held during the music festival. The summit includes a star-studded keynote panel as well as additional headliners and four new international happy hour events.

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Curated by keynote speaker – renowned musician and industry-leader – Moby, the all-new Innovators Panel is slated to kick-off the Creative Summit with a round-table featuring Moby-himself, as well as the “Obey the Giant” designer and street artist Shepherd Fairy, Dhani Harrison of the band thenewno2, and more. All panels will be open to all wristband holders. The summit will bring together influential speakers from the music, entertainment, and lifestyle industries with delegates from around the world to discuss brand partnerships, record sales, touring, digital marketing strategies, and much more.

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The Culture Collide Creative Summit

The second annual Culture Collide Creative Summit is set to turn the Champagne Room at Taix into an impressive industry forum once again this year, offering wristband holders and bands access to five expert panels, plus two opportunities to tour the world through the respective beers and spirits native to many of the countries represented at Culture Collide 2013.

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Creative Summit gives aspiring artists and inquiring attendees a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the music industry. Each panel comes to the table well equipped with helpful tips, inspiring and informative anecdotes, and insight into everything from breaking into the business, to where the business itself is heading and more.

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International Happy Hours

A Culture Collide tradition, International Happy Hours enhance the multicultural experience by bringing foreign booze and bands from other lands to the stage both Thursday and Friday evenings at Taix restaurant.

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WHAT: Culture Collide Music Festival
WHEN: Thursday October 10 – Saturday October 12, 2013 | 8:00 pm
WHERE: Various venues in Los Angeles

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: Click here for list

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter 

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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:

  • For tickets click here

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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