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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: Dudamel Conducts Brahms With World Premiere by Joseph Pereira

On the beautiful and warm Sunday afternoon of Jan. 28, the LA Phil, conducted by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presented a concert of works by Stravinsky, Joseph Pereira and Brahms.
The concert opened with an early work (1908) by the 28-year-old Igor Stravinsky — Fireworks, Op. 4 — which predates his major and revolutionary ballet scores, [...]

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 [...]

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Garrick Ohlsson at The Broad Stage

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.
Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature.
On Friday, [...]

CAP UCLA Presents Ann Carlson’s ‘Doggie Hamlet’

This Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, at 4 p.m., envelope-pushing choreographer Ann Carlson returns to the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA to unleash her “Doggie Hamlet.” A site-specific piece to be performed at Will Rogers State Historic Park near Pacific Palisades, this new full-length work includes a cast of two [...]

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 [...]