We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we are borrowing it from our children. Three sisters are left to raise and care for one another after their mother dies and their father abandons them. Now adults, the sisters find themselves navigating a 21st century London that is at the precipice of both an existential and an all-too-real environmental crisis. Will the sisters succumb to despair? Or will they find a way to face the crisis head-on, embracing both the inevitability of an imperfect future and the possibility of hope? Earthquakes In London, by one of the UK’s most searing of contemporary playwrights, Mike Bartlett (Cock, King Charles III, Bull), tackles our chronic inability to act in the interest of our future generations.
Jack Fry’s award-winning Einstein! returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse after traveling across the country and Canada, winning acclaim from New York City to Edmonton. Albert comes back from the beyond to set the record straight and tell us the real history behind his scientific breakthrough. Set in 1914 Berlin, the solo play follows young Albert Einstein as he struggles to prove his General Theory of Relativity, while his personal life — new fatherhood, a wife who won’t agree to a divorce, failing health — and society crumble around him due to the Great War. Told with humor and heart, Einstein! draws on the recent release of 15,000 documents and Fry’s three years of research to show a side of the genius that’s rarely seen. VIP tickets include a personalized badge, early entry, your choice of seating, a meet-and-greet with the star after the show and a personalized autographed program. The show is recommend for ages 10 and older. There is no late seating and no intermission.
A charming and clever musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, from the Tony Award-nominated composer of Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre. A beautiful, witty, and determined young woman plays matchmaker in disastrous ways, leading to a whirlwind of complications and, eventually, her own self-discovery. Living with her hypochondriac father, Emma is the busybody who manages the town’s social calendar and currently wants to get her friend Harriet wed. Will it be to the dashing Mr. Elton (who secretly loves Emma)? Or could it be Robert Martin, who truly loves Harriet, but Emma will have none of it! Or perhaps to Frank Churchill whom the town seems to gossip about way too much although no one really knows much about him. Romantic entanglements unravel and ensue but will true love win the day in the end?
Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full time charmer who thinks he's got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.
Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view. (Finally, right?) Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.
André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control. Featuring acclaimed actor Alfred Molina (Frida, An Education, Enchanted April) in a tour-de-force role that will captivate audiences and leave you breathless.
Found isn’t just based on a true story, it’s based on hundreds of them! When the lost and broke Davy happens to find a peculiar note meant for someone else on the windshield of his car, it sparks an outlandish idea to collect the hilarious and revealing notes and letters that surround us every day. Along with friends, Denise and Mikey D, they're quickly swept up into a wild, comedic mission to share them with the world. Inspired by Davy Rothbart’s popular Found magazine, featuring scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the real world by everyday people, this original musical comedy is a raucous exploration of human connection and the beautiful weirdness in all of us.
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents Fruits borne out of rust, a contemporary multimedia dance performance by internationally known Japanese visual artist Tabaimo and award-winning choreographer Maki Morishita.
We kick off our 22nd Anniversary Season with one of the most celebrated and groundbreaking musicals in the last decade. Enjoyed by play and musical lovers alike, Fun Home brings forward aspects of our society that do not often take center stage! Alison's volatile and brilliant father has just died unexpectedly, sparking an achingly beautiful journey of self-discovery and her own journey as an LGBTQ writer, artist, and woman. Join us for this refreshingly honest, wholly original, and intimately emotional musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes that won just about every major New York award during its time on and off Broadway.
What if your gift was also your curse? Ashlyn has a special power - she can tell the romantic fate of any couple she sees, but cannot tell the same for herself. Enter a world of love and longing, humor and heartbreak, with a touch of magical realism. There is no fear we can't face in this world, because we are all gifted.
The story is taken from one of the most influential YA novels of all time (hailed upon its 1993 release as a story “well worth telling, especially by a writer of Lowry’s great skill,” by The Washington Post), and now The Giver is coming to the Westchester Playhouse, delivering its thought-provoking premise in a stunning theatrical production.
David Carver Music presents HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Cliff Jones and additional music, lyrics and orchestrations by Craig Fair. Award-winner Bill Castellino (pre-Broadway production of Cagney) directs a cast of 16 and is also joined by musical director and conductor Doug Oberhamer (Broadway’s Swing!) and choreographer Janet Roston (Ovation Award-winner for Celebration Theatre’s The Boy From Oz). Based on Shakespeare's timeless classic, HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL will fill the theatre with rock and roll swagger, inventive staging, incredible state-of-the-art technology, and powerful contemporary dance.
Newspaper columnist Andy Kramer is laid off when a corporate takeover downsizes the City Chronicle. In retaliation, Andy fabricates a letter to his column from an imaginary homeless woman named “Jane Doe” who announces she will kill herself on the 4th of July because of the heartless state of the world. When the letter goes viral, Andy is forced to hire a homeless woman to stand-in as the fictitious Jane Doe. She becomes an overnight internet sensation and a national women’s movement is ignited.
When does clutter become a problem, and whose problem does it become?
I Decided I'm Fine: A Roach Play considers hoarding, an American phenomenon which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed. After the sudden death of the their infant child, Ellen and Stephen find themselves faced with the difficult task of moving on from the objects that remind them of the incident. For Ellen, this proves to be too overwhelming of a task, leading to years of compulsive accumulation. Juxtaposed with the play's realism is a second layer of the play which utilizes clowning, comedy, and a cockroach musical to steer the audience through the many different ways hoarding is perceived and portrayed in society.
Inspired by true events, this memory play chronicles the life and loves of a courageous, legally-blind female public school teacher. It also explores the delicate balance of how a parent can become dependent on caring for a child with special needs. This was the first full-length play ever presented in this theater building, having been developed through Lonny Chapman’s Playwrights Unit. It won many awards and was published worldwide by Samuel French. We are proud to revive this charming, valiant love story and commemorate Lonny’s undying passion for new works that illuminate unusual sides of humanity.
The hit musical Kinky Boots — like the underdog character at the core of its real-life tale of redemption — stomped all over expectations when it premiered on Broadway in 2013, earning a season-high 13 nominations and six Tony wins, including Best Musical, not to mention a Grammy for Best Cast Album. Bring a date to this inspiring story of love and acceptance, as this 3-D Theatricals production hits the stage in Cerritos just in time for Valentine’s Day.
City Garage stages a timely revival of Havels classic piece about totalitarian regimes, censorship, and the price of integrity. In this semi-autobiographical play, translated by Czech-born playwright Tom Stoppard, a dissident intellectual, Leopold Nettles, is dogged by the secret police, pressured by his friends, and nagged by his housemate to just shut up and go along. Shadowy figures arrive to offer him a deal to stay out of prison but Nettles cant get himself to accept. His world starts to dissolve in a hallucinatory battle of conscience but will he ultimately have the courage of his convictions? Havel wrote the play when he had just emerged from prison in 1984. He went on to play a major role in the Velvet Revolution that toppled communism in Eastern Europe, as well as serving as the first President of the Czech Republic. What would he make of the frightening resurgence of so many of the ideas he sacrificed so much to eradicate?