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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

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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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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

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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:

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CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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Stomp

December 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

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STOMP is a unique combination of percussion, movement, and visual comedy created in Brighton, U.K., in the summer of 1991. It was the result of a 10 year collaboration between its creators, Steve McNicholas and Luke Creswell. The multi-talented STOMP performers often play different roles throughout the week.

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WHAT: Stomp  
WHEN: 
December 17 – 29, 2013
WHERE:
Saban Theatre | 8440 Wilshire Blvd. | Beverly Hills, CA 90211

DETAILS:

  • Click here for show times and tickets 

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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

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