From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as "Pure Genie-Us," ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Santa Monica Playhouse presents Annie Oakley and the Princess Café, a heart-warming rhythm and boos musical comedy that offers great audience interaction as they boo the villain and cheer the heroine in the true spirit of the American Melodrama. Annie Oakley coming back to life in 2017? Impossible. But that's exactly what happens as the legendary heroine comes to the aid of a single mom, Kat, and her daughters, struggling to find a balance between the bottom-line temptations of modern living and the comforting solid roots of tradition. Should "Annie's Place," the local gathering-place celebrating wild-west tradition, passed down through the generations of women in Kat's family, become the new-fangled, modernized "Princess Café?" That's exactly what wealthy land-owner Mable Q. Moneypots wants! But is the "out with the old, in with new" Moneypots mentality the right one? Should Kat sell her family café? Should Princesses replace Cowgirls? Or is there a way to unite the old and the new? Audiences help Annie, Kat and her daughters hold their own against smarmy villain Mable Q. Moneypots, and create a whole new family tradition.
Step right up into the Grand Chapiteau at Dodger Stadium and discover the surreal world of LUZIA, where an imaginary Mexico springs to life to the soundtrack of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil's new big-top show LUZIA features original music written for a live acoustic setting mixed with the electro-pop of Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible. Catch LUZIA -- a combination of the Spanish words luz (light) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the heart of the show -- on the Los Angeles stop of its world tour. VIP ticketholders can enjoy these high-flying acrobatics from the comfort of superior seats complete with an open bar cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres before the show and access to an exclusive VIP terrace and restrooms.
December 7, 1941. Four Hawaiian youngsters (two of Korean extraction, one of Filipino parentage, one of Japanese extraction) are playing marbles in a churchyard in Wahiawa, on Oahu’s North Shore. Japanese bombers buzz the town on their way to attack Pearl Harbor. War arrives, and Nothing Is the Same. Mits, the Japanese-Hawaiian youth, eventually becomes an object of suspicion after he appears to signal one of the aircraft flying overhead. Could he possibly be a spy for the enemy? How will this effect how the other three youngsters respond to him? Japanese Americans on the mainland are being sent to detention camps far from their homes. Will that happen to Mits on the island? George, Bobi and Daniel, the other three, though not of Japanese heritage, are Asian Pacific Americans. How will perceptions of how they are seen affect their lives and their relationship with Mits? Y York is the playwright, the prolific author of 36 plays. Her official bio is brief: “Y York writes all the time.” Nothing Is the Same is fictional, with invented characters, although the playwright was informed by oral histories of those who lived through the turbulent era’s events.
Storybook Theatre’s fun-filled version of the famous story has lots of singing, dancing, and audience participation…and even a comical ballet…as the Ugly Duckling learns valuable lessons from the audience, Mama Duck and her companion dog as she transforms into a beautiful swan right before your eyes.
The greatest collaboration against racism in American History before the Civil Rights Movement was The Underground Railroad, in which persons of all ethic backgrounds, from North and South came together to help escape slaves make their way to free territory.