leadimage Review: Nick Dear’s ‘Frankenstein’ at A Noise Within

    It’s clear who the real monster is in Nick Dear’s “Frankenstein.” Hint: It’s not the guy stitched together with dead body parts. Dear’s play, which premiered at London’s Royal National Theatre in 2011, tells Mary Shelley’s story from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s creature. It gets its California premiere at A Noise Within in Pasadena […]

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Rennie Harris Funkedified @ the FORD

Bringing hip-hop from the streets of Philadelphia to international stages and academic towers, Rennie Harris brings “Rennie Harris Funkedified” to IGNITE@The FORD for one show only, this Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. The movers of Rennie Harris Puremovement, the seminal Hood Lockers and LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company are joined by a live band […]

Review: ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ at the Geffen Playhouse

David Grann, a journalist who writes nonfiction that reads like fiction, has written compelling books about a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon looking for a lost ancient city and the Osage Indian murders that led to the creation of the FBI. In December 2004, he published an article in The New Yorker called […]

Concerts at Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mount Wilson Observatory — the scientific marvel above Pasadena, atop Mount Wilson — is hosting a six-month series of Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome on the first Sunday of each month through October. The concerts, thoughtfully curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan, are presented inside the iconic vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope. The June 2 concert […]

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Pittance Chamber Music free concerts

Pittance Chamber Music, which presents the extraordinary musicians who perform in the pit at LA Opera, is pleased to present Modern Beauty with special guest GRAMMY and EMMY-winning pianist Gloria Cheng. Recorded during the pandemic, the free programs will now premiere streaming online in three episodes, and will include artist and composer interviews with special tributes to Steven Stucky. […]

A Virtual Día de los Muertos with Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn will continue its tradition of bringing authentic Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations to the community with this year’s virtual event on Sunday, Nov. 1, from noon to 2 p.m., featuring: Folkloric dance performances by Ballet Folclorico Internacional Mariachi performances by Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Mexicana Live and larger-than-life sculpture Catrinas Bob […]

Review: The Wallis’ video engagement of Tom Dugan’s ‘Wiesenthal’

Simon Wiesenthal has been called the Jewish James Bond. But instead of martinis and an Aston Martin, Wiesenthal relied on “persistence, publicity and paperwork” — so says Tom Dugan, who wrote and starred in “Wiesenthal,” a one-man show about the famous Nazi hunter. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is offering a video […]

Orchestra Europa and Scott Ellaway perform Nico Muhly

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Fall Cliburn at Home Schedule

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The Wallis presents Reena Esmail’s Piano Trio

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a four-part digital series featuring violinist Vijay Gupta, cellist Peter Myers and pianist Suzana Bartal performing composer Reena Esmail’s Piano Trio, which blurs the boundaries between Indian and Western classical music. The broadcasts, each featuring one of the chamber works’ four movements, will be offered online over […]

The Wallis presents ‘Wiesenthal’

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a digital engagement of WIESENTHAL, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production based on the life of Simon Wiesenthal written by and starring Tom Dugan, available digitally Oct. 20 – 27, 2020. Directed for the stage by Jenny Sullivan, the riveting one-man show, filled with hope, humanity and humor, tells the true story […]

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County 2020/21 Season Updates

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County has updated its 2020-21 season, including the addition of new artists, digital initiatives to further the reach of its musical and educational offerings, and an optimistic intent to resume in-person performances in the spring. Diversity and a spotlight on historically underrepresented communities and voices in classical music will serve […]

Center Theatre Group Launches Digital Stage

Center Theatre Group has announced the immediate launch of their newest venue, the Digital Stage. Currently housing its ever-expanding library of education, community outreach and Art Goes On videos, CenterTheatreGroup.org/DigitalStage will also feature a collection of new audio and video series including Live from the KDT, Theatrical Experiences, The Forum and Audio Adventures. Center Theatre Group is partnering with artists and arts […]

Watch and Listen with the LA Phil

Visit the LA Phil’s website to experience: SOUND/STAGE SOUND/STAGE is a new online collection of concert films and interviews, essays, and artwork that offer deeper insights into the music. Performances range from orchestral concerts featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to sets from Kamasi Washington, Andra Day, and Chicano Batman. In Concert at the […]