A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Love, seduction, decadence and murder. DOMA Theatre Company partners with Requiem Media Productions, LLC to present the world premiere of a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s classic novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” “Dorian’s Descent,” with book by Chris Raymond, Marco Gomez and Michael Gray, lyrics by Marco Gomez and Chris Raymond, and music by Chris Raymond, opens Friday, May 30, at the MET Theatre with Gomez directing, Raymond providing musical direction/orchestrations and choreography by Cate Caplin.

Artist Basil Hallward, inspired by the exceedingly beautiful and enigmatic Dorian Gray, paints a portrait of his young muse that turns out to be his masterpiece. As Basil and the hedonistic aristocrat Henry Wotton discuss the portrait’s future, Dorian’s inhibitions fall away as if manipulated by an unearthly force.

Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Email editor@culturespotla.com to be entered in a drawing.

“Dorian’s Descent” runs May 30 through July 20 (dark July 4) at the MET Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., LA 90029. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $34.99; seniors and students with ID pay only $20. For reservations, call (323) 802-4990, or visit www.doriansdescent.com.