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Actors’ Gang – ‘Harlequino: On to Freedom”

Actors’ Gang – ‘Harlequino: On to Freedom”

The Actors’ Gang’s new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere in March, as part of the theater’s 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, the new musical combines Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespearean tragedy, live music and sophisticated comedy to produce a dialectic on the meaning of freedom. The musical had its European Premiere [...]

Judges Named for Wilson Monolgues

Judges Named for Wilson Monolgues

Center Theatre Group is announcing five judges from varying professions that will participate in the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Regional Finals taking place at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. The judges will evaluate performances from 12 local high school students as they perform monologues from August Wilson’s “The American Century Cycle,” a 10-play [...]

CTG Opens ‘Fun Home’ Tonight

CTG Opens ‘Fun Home’ Tonight

The Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home” opens February 22 at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. “Fun Home” has one preview performance on February 21. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, “Fun Home” introduces Alison at three different ages in her life, as she explores and unravels the mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest [...]

Culver City Symphony Will Be “Finding Space”

Culver City Symphony Will Be “Finding Space”

Culver City Symphony Orchestra presents its next concert, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 4:30PM, “Finding Space,” at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue at Culver Boulevard, Culver City. Free parking in lots along Culver Boulevard. Finding Space. We try to make space for music in our lives. We look for our living space, our space in society, our personal space, our work space. Music [...]

Arco Iris – Critical Mass Dance Company Creates Blacklight Dance Theater

Arco Iris – Critical Mass Dance Company Creates Blacklight Dance Theater

Critical Mass Dance Company will present their newest work of blacklight dance theater at Antioch University on Feb. 24, 2017. Arco Iris: The Rainbow Bridge is a story about building bridges and celebrating our diversity. Using CMDC's signature blacklight dance theater with glow-in-the-dark wings, ribbons, costumes and more, This family-friendly show is appropriate for all ages. The show [...]

‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ Adds Starpower to Post-Performance Discussions

‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ Adds Starpower to Post-Performance Discussions

The Actors’ Gang today announced a series of post-show talkbacks following the remaining performances of Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte, which is currently performing through Saturday, February 25, 2017 as part of The Actors’ Gang Season of Justice at The Actors’ Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City. Alfre Woodard, Gina [...]

CTG Adds Another Week for ‘Zoot Suit’ as Ticket Sales Boom

CTG Adds Another Week for ‘Zoot Suit’ as Ticket Sales Boom

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group’s “Zoot Suit” has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for “Zoot Suit” began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, “Zoot Suit” is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. “Zoot Suit” was originally commissioned [...]

AVPA Blurred Vision Takes “Almost Maine” to CETA Festival

AVPA Blurred Vision Takes “Almost Maine” to CETA Festival

Students from Culver City High School’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts recently attended the Annual CETA High School Theatre Festival, where had the opportunity to develop their skills by participating in three sessions of workshops led by professionals in the industry that encouraged artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. Each year between October and December, [...]

CCUSD All-District Concert – Feb 16

CCUSD All-District Concert – Feb 16

  Save the date - the All-District Music Concert will be making some great noise on Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Building. Students from El Rincon, La Ballona, El Marino, Farragut, and Linwood Howe elementary schools will join students from Culver City Middle School and Culver City High School will present a showcase of our school district's music programs on [...]

‘Zoot Suit’ to Open Feb. 12

‘Zoot Suit’ to Open Feb. 12

“I have tried my best to defend what is most precious in our American society – a society now at war against the forces of racial intolerance and totalitarian injustice,” -- George Shearer, defense attorney for the 38th St. Gang in “Zoot Suit” Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group’s “Zoot Suit” opens February 12 at the Mark Taper Forum. This legendary play with music [...]

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