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Tom DeTrinis’ ‘Making Friends’ from IAMA Theatre Company

December 16, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Making Friends, a new, “gaytastic” comic solo play, written and performed by self-confessed rage-aholic Tom DeTrinis, will be filmed live at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse for digital release by IAMA Theatre Company. Directed by Drew Droege, Making Friends will be available for viewing beginning Dec. 17 and continue streaming through Jan. 11, 2021. Tickets, which start at $15, will be sold in weekly blocks and include […]



The Wallis’ Sorting Room Sessions on demand

November 28, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

The Sorting Room Sessions, the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts’ popular nightclub series, goes virtual with six entertaining programs, including two holiday-themed shows, featuring an array of captivating magicians and stellar pop, jazz and classical music artists. The programs are presented digitally on Saturday evenings at 8 pm from Dec. 5, 2020, to Jan. 23, […]



Free Tickets for LA Opera

November 9, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

LA Opera proudly presents The Anonymous Lover (L’Amant Anonyme), an unjustly neglected 1780 chamber opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a pioneering Black composer who was a contemporary of Mozart.  The comic romance tells the story of Léontine, a beautiful young widow who has become disillusioned with love. Much to her surprise, she receives a steady stream of letters and gifts from an unknown man professing his undying passion. This amuses her […]



Violins of Hope: An online performance from The Soraya

November 9, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Violins of Hope Niv Ashkenazi, Violin Lindsay Deutsch, Violin Janice Mautner Markham, Violin   An online performance from The Soraya can be viewed beginning Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. PT. Violins of Hope is an internationally renowned collection of over 60 stringed instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by second-generation violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein, and […]



The Echo Theater Company’s National Young Playwrights in Residence program culminates in virtual festival

November 9, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

Created to nurture the next generation of playwrights, the program offers a transformative way for new writers to fearlessly create bold new work with the support of a professional artistic community. Selected from over 200 applicants, this year’s crop of young playwrights, ages 18-26, includes six original voices from across the U.S., representing a diverse […]



Drive-In Opera with POP

November 2, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Live opera is back in Southern California! POP presents two operas in its 2020 Drive-In Season. “Drive-In” means that you will watch from your car and listen through your radio. This is live opera, fully staged and costumed, with orchestra.  Tickets are now on sale for Pacific Opera Project’s (POP) revolutionary new drive-in production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte,COVID […]



Pittance Chamber Music free concerts

October 26, 2020 | By | Category: Uncategorized

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

October 26, 2020 | By | Category: Entertainment and Events

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’

October 21, 2020 | By | Category: Theater and Dance

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

October 18, 2020 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Orchestra Europa presents a new digital concert series under the banner of the American Orchestra Europa Foundation and made available to home audiences with an ensemble of 10 freshly minted California based Orchestra Europa Fellows, newly graduated from conservatories including Colburn and USC. The first of these is Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 pm (Eastern) 5 pm (Pacific). In […]