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    Add this to your holiday to-do list: See Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within. It’s only one of the best stories ever written, and in the hands of this incredibly talented classical repertory theater company, it is pure magic.
    Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott have been doing this show for [...]

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Review: LA Phil Performs Mozart and Bruckner With Michael Tilson-Thomas and Khatia Buniatishvili

For the second time in a little more than two weeks, an ailing conductor had to be replaced for a concert with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Two weeks ago, it was Miguel Harth-Bedoya who was replaced with Jonathon Heyward. On Saturday night, it was Michael Tilson-Thomas replacing Zubin Mehta who had [...]

Review: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ at the Wallis

I’m always interested in the genesis of complex works: What was the spark? How did it develop? What collaborations were key to its success? The Heart of Robin Hood, now playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, has particularly unusual DNA. It’s an English myth, re-envisioned by a British screenwriter, filtered through [...]

Review: Jonathon Heyward Conducts LA Phil With Hilary Hahn

On Dec. 3, concertgoers at Walt Disney Concert Hall arrived expecting a concert conducted by guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, but discovered on the program insert that he had to cancel due to illness and was being replaced by the young American conductor and LA Phil Dudamel Conducting Fellow Jonathon Heyward. The program, which was originally [...]

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA All Over the City

Starting Thursday, Jan. 11, and running through Sunday, Jan. 21, a slew of local performing spaces — both indoors and out — will host PACIFIC STANDARD TIME: LA/LA. An international festival of large and small-scale live art, the event features more than 75 works by Latin American and Latino artists.
With over 200 performers sharing their [...]

Review: LA Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Alex Theatre

LA Youth Ballet’s first production of “The Nutcracker” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale Dec. 22 and 23 was magical. Artistic Director Andrea Paris-Gutierrez introduced the show by saying that a child’s first “Nutcracker” should be a traditional one, and this show (for which she handled concept, production and choreography) delivered a fairy-tale perfect one.
The [...]

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at A Noise Within

Add this to your holiday to-do list: See Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at A Noise Within. It’s only one of the best stories ever written, and in the hands of this incredibly talented classical repertory theater company, it is pure magic.
Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott have been doing this show for [...]

Review: Hi-tech Dance at REDCAT

Coming from a shared background of working with a modern dance legend, former Merce Cunningham Dance Company members Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener embarked on an interdisciplinary adventure with filmmaker Charles Atlas. “Tesseract,” defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as “the four-dimensional analogue of a cube,” is a live performance by a company of six [...]

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus: Take Joy!

The Dec. 3 concert of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Take Joy!, was the perfect start to the holiday season. Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham joined LACC and Artistic Director and Conductor Anne Tomlinson in a thoughtfully curated program of emotional music and poetry that showcased the exquisite voices of [...]

‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ at the Wallis

The classic tale of the world’s most infamous outlaw goes rogue in “The Heart of Robin Hood,” a heart-pounding, eye-popping new adventure directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir from Iceland’s innovative theater company Vesturport and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis). “The Heart of Robin Hood” opens Friday, Dec. [...]

Hila Plitmann and ‘Poetry Through Voice’ at the Broad Stage

Red Hen Press presents “Poetry Through Voice” at The Edye, the Broad Stage’s black box space, on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann will perform her own songs and music of Mark Abel, Julia Adolphe, Philip White, Eric Whitacre, Aimee Mann, Danny Elfman and Sharon Farber — including the premiere of [...]

Free Tickets to Tomáš Kubínek at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Tomáš Kubínek on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Billed as a “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they will remember for a lifetime.
With appearances in over 30 countries, Kubínek has won [...]

Free Tickets to Angel City Chorale’s ‘A NEW Home for the Holidays’

The Angel City Chorale has outgrown its previous 800-capacity venue, and with its new home at the Immanuel Presbyterian church in Koreatown, it welcomes more than 1,000 to its 24th annual holiday concert and sing-along on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m.
A NEW Home for the Holidays will feature 160 singers [...]

Review: ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theater

The printed edition of The Man Who Came to Dinner starts with the inscription “To Alexander Woollcott, for reasons that are nobody’s business.” And therein lies a tale. (One brought to the David Schall Theater by the Actors Co-op Theatre Company, through Dec. 17.)
Woollcott was a well-known theater critic, radio host and raconteur in the [...]