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Symphony Closes the Summer Season with ‘Aida’ – Aug. 17

Symphony Closes the Summer Season with ‘Aida’ – Aug. 17

Tonight the Culver City Symphony will conclude the 2017 Summer Festival with one of opera's most spectacular masterworks, Verdi's emotion-packed Aïda. Commissioned for the opening of the Suez Canal, Verdi's score marked a turning point in his maturity as a composer, and the emotions of love, longing, heroism, betrayal, deceit and sacrifice for love are finely and powerfully etched. Presenting a [...]

Paul Rudnick’s ‘Big Night’ Coming to KDT in September

Paul Rudnick’s ‘Big Night’ Coming to KDT in September

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick’s new play “Big Night.” Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie (“Chicago” and “Bright Star”), “Big Night” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Brian Hutchinson [...]

Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Actors’ Gang

Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Actors’ Gang

   The Actors’ Gang continues its tradition of bringing free theatre for multi-generational families every weekend in August at Media Park (adjacent to The Ivy Substation) with Mighty Morphin Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by the company’s Co-Artistic Director, Cynthia Ettinger. Since 2006, over 20,000 people of all ages have enjoyed 11 free adaptations of Shakespeare with a pop [...]

CTG to Premiere “Soft Power”

CTG to Premiere “Soft Power”

Center Theatre Group will partner with East West Players on the upcoming world premiere of “Soft Power” at the Ahmanson Theatre May 3 through June 10, 2018, announced Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. Through the partnership, East West Players will add this new work created by Tony Award-winning artists David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori as part of its 2017-2018 season and will also [...]

‘1988’ Third Installment “Technicolor Drip” – Heidi Duckler Aug. 6 @ Platform

‘1988’  Third Installment “Technicolor Drip”  – Heidi Duckler Aug. 6 @ Platform

The third performance in the 1988 series will be on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in and around Technicolor Drip, the permanent artwork by Jen Stark located at PLATFORM in Culver City. This dance performance by Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will take place in 12-minute intervals between 1-3PM. An outdoor projection screening of Technicolor Drip, the performance, will be shown from 8-9PM that same evening [...]

King of the Yees @ KDT

King of the Yees @ KDT

Center stage there is a large door, painted a color known as Chinese Red. The ornate gold markings are Chinese characters. The King of the Yees takes us through this door and into a mulitverse of concepts about family, identity, history and politics. Lauren Yee has created a charming play; a tribute not just to her own father - the royalty of the title - but to her ancestors, all the 'cousins' [...]

MCLM – Black Talkies ‘Cabin in the Sky’

MCLM – Black Talkies ‘Cabin in the Sky’

This month Black Talkies on Parade presents one of our favorite classic films, the iconic musical Cabin in the Sky. This classic has an all-star cast that includes Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Louis Armstrong. The film tells the story of Little Joe Man, who after a deadly night of gambling is given six more months on earth to redeem his soul in order to enter heaven. [...]

CC Symphony Offers New Score for Chaplin’s “The Kid” – July 20

CC Symphony Offers New Score for Chaplin’s “The Kid” – July 20

The figure of Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp was known globally in Chaplin's day, and remains one of the most iconic figures in movies. Few have reached as many people as Chaplin did with The Tramp. A Chaplin/Tramp costume character strolls Hollywood Boulevard today. We know the figure, but do we know the character? The Tramp seems to always be in the midst of some crisis which is resolved [...]

DeeLightful Does “The Little Mermaid” This Weekend

DeeLightful Does “The Little Mermaid”  This Weekend

Looking for some summertime fun and family entertainment? Come under the sea with us  in  the dee-Lightful Production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid, jr" at the Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, running July 12th- 15th. Three lovely actresses playing the mermaid Ariel, ages 9, 11, and 16, head up the three excellent casts of local kids singing, dancing and and floating through one of Disney's [...]

IWOSC Book Marketing Intensive

IWOSC Book Marketing Intensive

Last year, IWOSC offered an intensive, all-day seminar on the foundations of marketing your writing, organizing yourself for success, putting together a realistic marketing plan, treating a platform that engages your audience and sells books. This year, we want to dig deeper and focus on some actual book marketing case studies. Why has book marketing radically changed in just the past year? [...]

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