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Review: Echo Theater Company Presents Daniel Talbott’s ‘What Happened When’

August 13, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

I had just read Gillian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects” and watched John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place,” and I had the appetite for something equally dark and intense. I got it with the Echo Theater Company’s production of Daniel Talbott’s “What Happened When,” directed by Chris Fields.
I arrived at the Atwater Village Theatre early. It’s in a [...]



Presale Tickets From the Philharmonic Society of Orange County

August 9, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

A special offer for Culture Spot LA readers from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County: Priority access to seating before the general public to any of our concerts. Presale starts Aug. 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public Sept. 4.
Some of the highlights of the 2018-19 season include: Alisa Weilerstein, Itzhak Perlman, Sir [...]



O’Neill’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ with Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville at the Wallis

June 5, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills presents the Bristol Old Vic’s award-winning production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Oscar winner Jeremy Irons (“Brideshead Revisited,” “Reversal of Fortune,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”) opposite Olivier winner Lesley Manville (“Another Year,” “Harlots,” and “Phantom [...]



Free Tickets to Angel City Chorale

May 30, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Entertainment and Events

Angel City Chorale (ACC), the acclaimed Los Angeles choir led by Founder-Artistic Director Sue Fink, will celebrate its 25th birthday this year with an extraordinary spring concert event, One World, Many Voices II, during the first weekend in June. An exhilarating sequel to ACC’s original 2009 production, this concert will embrace the power of diversity that ACC is known [...]



Magic Monday With Albie Selznick Returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse

May 17, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Magic Monday — Albie Selznick (Smoke and Mirrors) returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse for a summer full of magic. Every Monday evening from May through August will see a new and different lineup of world-class, award-winning magicians and outstanding variety acts. Get ready for an unforgettable season of show-stopping feats — including sleight [...]



Free Tickets to Mélisande [électrotrad] at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

April 23, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Entertainment and Events

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents Quebec’s award-winning Mélisande [électrotrad] on Thursday, April 26. Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, singer Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band.
Mélisande [électrotrad] quartet plays an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and [...]



‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage

April 5, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Featured Articles, Theater and Dance

Following a critically acclaimed run in New Orleans, Keith Moon: The Real Me continues its four-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage in Hollywood through Sunday, April 15. Written and performed by Mick Berry with songs by Pete Townshend, the show is directed by Nancy Carlin, and the music director is Frank Simes. Check out [...]



A Shakespeare Jubilee! at The Wallis

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Theater and Dance

BritWeek and The Wallis present A Shakespeare Jubilee! BritWeek, the largest and most visible celebration of the creativity and innovation between the UK and the US, celebrates its 12th year with three significant events in Los Angeles. BritWeek has become a global forum that highlights British excellence and influence in theater, films television, music, fine [...]



Verdi Chorus Celebrates 35th Anniversary

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

The Verdi Chorus celebrates its 35th anniversary with its Spring 2018 concert The Force of Destiny for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral [...]



Review: Stewart Copeland’s ‘The Invention of Morel’ at Long Beach Opera

March 19, 2018 | By Julie Riggott | Category: Classical Music and Opera

Stewart Copeland’s “The Invention of Morel” at Long Beach Opera is the second opera premiere I’ve seen this month. The first was Andrew Norman’s “A Trip to the Moon” at the LA Phil [see our review]. Both blew me away. Each was very different, but both were accessible, imaginative and entertaining. And, oddly enough, both [...]