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Actors’ Gang Season Opens with “Captain Greedy’s Carnival”

Actors’ Gang Season Opens with “Captain Greedy’s Carnival”

The powerful, thought provoking theater offered by the Actors' Gang opens a new season with 'Captain Greedy's Carnival," subtitled - A Musical Nightmare. Almost an opera, there is barely a moment that is spoken rather than sung, with 24 songs listed in the program and several more on offer in the lobby during intermission. While capitalism is killing us all, we can at the least go down [...]

Sternberg & Dancers “Life Stories”

Sternberg & Dancers “Life Stories”

For over 30 years, Donna Sternberg & Dancers has been involved in opening dialogue in the community. This fall, Donna Sternberg & Dancers will present Life Stories in the Garden Room of the Veterans Memorial Complex on Saturday, November 4th at 8pm and Sunday, November 5th at 3pm. This new work examines what it's like to grow old in a culture geared toward the young and draws on real-life [...]

ARTWALK Coming to Culver City This Weekend

ARTWALK Coming to Culver City This Weekend

ARTWALK 2017 will celebrate the beginning of the fall art season with galleries exhibiting new and distinguished artists, a pop up installation by Culver City Unified School District’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (CCUSD AVPA), musical and dance performances throughout the day, interactive art experiences, chalk art for all ages, and special offerings at several area restaurants. As [...]

“Spamilton” Comes to KDT for the Holidays

“Spamilton” Comes to KDT for the Holidays

“Spamilton” celebrates and satirizes the Broadway blockbuster with a versatile cast of five. Marilyn Stasio of Variety mused, “Hip-hop, Broadway showtunes, Viennese waltzes — is there anything this guy can’t write? No, not ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Gerard Alessandrini, whose ingenious parody ‘Spamilton’ simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his [...]

“Captain Greedy’s Carnival” @ Actors’ Gang

“Captain Greedy’s Carnival” @ Actors’ Gang

The Actors’ Gang’s new musical production of Captain Greedy’s Carnival will have its World Premiere on September 30, as part of the theater’s 2017/18 Season of Thugs, Outcasts and Heavenly Myths. Written by Jack Pinter and directed by Will Thomas McFadden, Captain Greedy’s Carnival is a mock tribute to greed, humbug, corruption and predatory capitalism “My original concept for [...]

MCLM – Black Talkies to Feature Gates “Black in Latin America”

MCLM – Black Talkies to Feature Gates “Black in Latin America”

Saurday Sept. 23rd at 2:30 pm, Black Talkies On Parade presents the 2011 documentary Black in Latin America. The Clayton Museum will screen Part 1 - Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided and Part 2 - Cuba: The Next Revolution. Harvard Professor and MacArthur Fellow Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores African history throughout Latin American including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and [...]

Big Night Takes on Big Ideas @ KDT

Big Night Takes on Big Ideas @ KDT

Paul Rudnick's new play "Big Night" had its launch at the Kirk Douglas Theater last weekend, and while it takes on some very big ideas with great humor, it falls short of satisfaction. "It's an honor just to be nominated," is the cliche that comes back every ten minutes, and of course as a show biz savvy audience, we know how true that isn't. It's about winning. But what about winning? The [...]

Political Thriller “Farragut North” Now @ Kentwood Players

Political Thriller “Farragut North” Now @ Kentwood Players

Kentwood Players proudly presents Farragut North, a political thriller by Beau Willimon, opening Friday, September 8 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season [...]

Quattrosound @ Julian Dixon Library – Sept 23

Quattrosound @ Julian Dixon Library – Sept 23

Join us for a live musical performance by Quattrosound, an innovative ensemble presenting an inspiring and eclectic program of classical, Latin and jazz works. Winners of the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2015, the group's originality and clever compositions will resonate in a concert that's great for the whole family - and free. Beginning at 2 pm at the Community Room at the Culver [...]

CTG “Head of Passes” Opens Sunday

CTG “Head of Passes” Opens Sunday

Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Head of Passes” opens Sunday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Tina Landau, the poetic and powerful new play, which is part of Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary season at the Taper, continues through October 22, 2017. The cast of “Head of Passes” includes, in alphabetical order, Alana [...]

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