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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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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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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

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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AMA Entertainment proudly presents The Legends Live Tribute Show delivering non-stop excitement! Tributes include Michael Jackson, The Rat Pack, Whitney Houston, Celia Cruz, and Dinah Washington in a show that is part theatrical “performance art” and part jukebox musical concert. Featuring Los Angeles’ most celebrated musicians, award-winning vocalists, fired up dancers, and the best Michael Jackson illusionist in show business!

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The show’s star studded multicultural talent perform number one hits as “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Beat It,” “Scream,” “Human Nature,” “Mad About the Boy,” “This Bitter Earth,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “I Will Always Love You,” “What A Difference A Day Makes,” “Cucala,” “Tu Voz,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “The Lady is A Tramp,” “My Way,”and many more! All performers sing with their own natural voices. The phenomenal show debuted in Atlantic City’s Casino Way and features state-of-the-art digital set and production elements including lighting, signature video projection, and costumes that replicate the career heights and performance style of the iconic superstars. Additionally, each tribute act performs with back up dancers with high-octane choreography. The legends live on forever, elevating music, dance, and creativity to theatrically innovative new heights. You won’t want to miss a one-of-a-kind performance, guaranteed to keep you on your feet and “thrill you.” 

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Owned by the City of Los Angeles since January, 1996, today’s Warner Grand Theater is the last remaining functioning ‘nabe’ south of downtown L.A. and north of San Diego County. It still screens the classics on its 50 ft. screen and hosts concerts on its vaudeville size stage. Since the city’s acquisition, the theatre has undergone a slow upgrading, including the installation of new dressing rooms, new concession stands, a box office area, redone projection and an upgraded stage system.

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WHAT: The Legends Live Tribute Show 
WHEN:
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 8:00
WHERE: 
The Warner Grand Theatre | 478 West 6th Street | San Pedro, CA 90731

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adult $20, Youth $10, Senior $10, VIP $50, at the door $30 

CONTACT INFO: (323) 450-7844

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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:

  • Tickets: 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 628-2772

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