Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:31 am
The echoes of Kurt Weill’s dark footsteps on the Santa Monica pier will be heard on the historic seaside structure. Tony Award-winning actor/director Paul Sand's limited-run show at the new West End Theatre transforms an enclosed observation deck at the end of the Santa Monica pier into what will be a cabaret-style performing space.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:29 am
The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music Departments presents “Plaid Tidings” Dec. 6-15, at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica.
Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:07 am
Santa Monica Playhouse has welcomed the return of the original Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie musical comedy “Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party” as its 2013 holiday family theatre musical offering weekends through Dec. 15.
Posted Nov. 23, 2013, 7:40 am
“The Lion King” has roared back to the stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood – the first time since 2006 – for a limited run of shows through Jan. 12 next year.
Posted Nov. 22, 2013, 7:14 am
Ruskin Group Theatre has extended its laugh-out-loud comedy “El Grande de Coca-Cola” through Dec. 14.
Posted Nov. 22, 2013, 6:51 am
The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is hosting one special charity performance of “Beauty and the Beast” to raise funds for the Dylan David Scholarship Fund for Young Actors on Saturday at 8 pm.
Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 7:52 am
If you’ve ever wanted to experience Berlin in the 1930’s, Tony-award winning veteran actor Paul Sand will provide an opportunity, beginning Friday, Dec. 6, with his unique cabaret production, “Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel” at the newly inaugurated West End Theater at the end of the Santa Monica Pier.
Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 9:07 am
Actress/comedienne Mary Stein sparkles on-screen and on-stage this month, after appearing on the new FOX crime-comedy TV series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Nov. 5 and then with her special stage performances in “Too Long Ladies & A Guy Named Jeff” in Santa Monica this weekend.
Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 9:08 am
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre this Saturday through Dec. 14.
Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 9:06 am
Santa Monica High School students are so excited about their upcoming production of “Noises Off” that they are putting on a special performance for Alums tonight at 7 pm.
Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 9:04 am
Santa Monica College’s Global Motion World Dance Company presents “Dance in American Culture,” an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:28 am
The City Shakespeare Company is on a mission to re-define what you think of one of Shakespeare’s most famous (and currently most popular) works, "Macbeth." Opening night was held Thursday near downtown Santa Monica, in a storage space behind an empty art gallery.
Posted Nov. 2, 2013, 9:31 am
A sexy, savage, darkly comic (and very modern) take on the battle of the sexes called “Creditors” is now running at the Odyssey Theatre through Dec. 15. Noted director David Trainer has assembled an award-winning cast for this updated version of August Strindberg's psychological thriller.
Posted Nov. 1, 2013, 9:34 am
Santa Monica College’s Synapse Dance Theater, the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble, will present a program of new repertory this weekend by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers.
Posted Oct. 31, 2013, 8:20 am
That old saw that says, “You’ve got big shoes to fill,” could apply to Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of “Wait Until Dark,” making its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. The original 1966 version written by Frederick Knott starred Lee Remick and Robert Duvall followed by the 1967 film, which starred Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., earning Miss Hepburn her fifth Oscar nomination.
Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:18 am
The national touring production of “Evita” has arrived at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, coming directly from the first new Broadway revival of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago.
Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 8:01 am
In a whirlwind of theatrical activity, The Skylight Theatre Company kicked off its first annual event honoring American playwrights, launching the program in a four-day tribute Sept. 26-29 to Terrence McNally, one of America’s greatest literary treasures.
Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 9:19 am
When John DiFusco returned from his tour of duty in Vietnam, the war may have eventually ended, but the psychological, nightmarish ramifications were cemented into his psyche, along with other veterans of this unpopular war.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:28 am
The Promenade Playhouse this weekend opens the world premiere comedy “It’s The Biz” with performances Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 7 pm through Nov. 24.
Posted Oct. 11, 2013, 8:51 am
Bodytraffic, the dance company that lives and thrives in Los Angeles while recruiting talent from around the globe, presents two evenings of vibrant and innovative dance at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica tonight and Saturday.
Posted Oct. 11, 2013, 8:31 am
Santa Monica Playhouse presents a classic family theatre Halloween musical for children – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure.
Posted Oct. 6, 2013, 10:19 am
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre this weekend opens performances of “Le PeTiT CiRqUe” – the world’s only all-kid pro cirque company (ages 6-14). Based in Culver City, they have performed all over the United States and the world.
Posted Sep. 25, 2013, 8:51 am
The award-winning Rogue Machine scores again with John Pollono’s world premiere production of “Lost Girls,” a dramedy that explores the embers of a failed marriage as well as the emotional dynamics of a working class family.
Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:17 am
The full-length original ballet “An American Tango – Veloz and Yolanda” comes to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica for two shows this weekend for its Los Angeles premiere.
Posted Sep. 13, 2013, 9:21 am
Southern California opera company Pacific Opera Project (POP) will present its ninth production at The Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica – Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado.”