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    Antaeus, the theater group dedicated to performing classic plays, recently moved from their longtime home in North Hollywood to a sleek new space in downtown Glendale. With a roomy 80-seat theater and extra room for their expanding library of classic plays, the new theater is just what Antaeus needed to bring their high-quality productions to [...]

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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 [...]

‘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. [...]

‘A Christmas Carol’ at A Noise Within

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its well-loved production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this year, onstage for the sixth holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 17 performances only: Friday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec. 23. Post show, audience members are invited to [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Music Review: Pasadena Symphony with Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”)

The Pasadena Symphony is a brilliant experience rivaling the best in Los Angeles with its unique style and stunning artistry. Music Director David Lockington led the orchestra and guest pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) through a top-notch performance of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 on Nov. 20, as an installment of the Singpoli Classics [...]

Discount Tickets to Tetzlaff Quartet

A special offer for Culture Spot LA readers from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County: 20% off tickets to the Tetzlaff Quartet on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity,” the Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful [...]

Review: Antaeus Presents ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’

Antaeus, the theater group dedicated to performing classic plays, recently moved from their longtime home in North Hollywood to a sleek new space in downtown Glendale. With a roomy 80-seat theater and extra room for their expanding library of classic plays, the new theater is just what Antaeus needed to bring their high-quality productions to [...]

Review: Valery Gergiev Conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in an All-Russian Program at Disney Hall

This has been a month of visiting orchestras at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Two Sundays ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed (see http://culturespotla.com/2017/10/review-riccardo-muti-conducts-the-chicago-symphony-in-brahms-at-disney-hall/). On Monday night the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was in town (see http://culturespotla.com/2017/10/review-zubin-mehta-conducts-the-israel-philharmonic-and-yefim-bronfman/). And last night it was the Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra during the Soviet era) led by its music [...]