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.
Hallelujah, Baby tells the story of Georgina, an African-American woman on her journey to financial and social independence during one of the most tumultuous socio-political eras in U.S. history. A chronicle of the African-American struggle for equality during the first half of the 20th century, Hallelujah, Baby launched the career of Broadway and TV legend Leslie Uggams. The rich score includes "My Own Morning," "Talking to Yourself" and "Being Good." Catch the New York premiere of the revised version of this rich musical at York Theatre Company.
For every mega-success like the iPhone, VCR and Ford Mustang, there's a couple of Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned before them -- and the pop-up exhibition known as The Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. This primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at DTLA's A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum. You'll see artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present, including a Trump-based board game, Casio's tiny color TV, New Coke and plenty more. No word on whether Ishtar is included in this Hollywood edition, however.
The Clippers are back for another exciting season of cool dunks, hot passes and buzzer beaters, and you can be at STAPLES Center to see it all from a variety of vantage points, from regular seats to luxurious Premier Level tickets and VIP Suites. In the Premier Level, you'll never miss another exciting play standing in line for concessions, because you'll have in-seat food and beverage service featuring high-end sandwiches, sushi, burgers and more from your own server. These seats, located in the 200 Level, offer some of the best views of Doc Rivers' squad as they light up the scoreboard. If you opt for the suites, you can enjoy the game in climate-controlled comfort, with in-suite plasma TVs and a private seating concourse. Root for the Clippers, and treat yourself to a special night thanks to some of the best seats at STAPLES.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Boston Celtics)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 12:30pm (vs. Chicago Bulls)Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 / 7:30 (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Houston Rockets)Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. New York Knicks)Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 / 6:00pm (vs. Brooklyn Nets)Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. New Orleans Pelicans)
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached adulthood she had a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. Now it returns to the Windy City for a smash run at Cadillac Palace Theatre courtesy of Broadway In Chicago.
Erik Harkness presents Master Debators, a live game show that argues the finer points of topics that don't really matter. Two teams of comedians will bicker, argue and fight over things such as the best soda, who gets to sit shotgun, or even what to do with old people! You the audience will pick the winner voting for who made the better or funnier arguments. Leave politics aside and enjoy arguments for the sake of being right at The Comedy Bar in Chicago.
Cavalia Odysseo, the largest touring production on Earth, is a true revolution in live entertainment. Under a traveling White Big Top tent the size of a football field, Cavalia Odysseo takes audiences on an immersive journey to some of nature's greatest wonders with the help of acrobats, aerialists, musicians, 65 horses and 50 riders. Blending equestrian and stage arts with high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels, Cavalia Odysseo will transport you to a whole new level of beauty, grace and magic. This awe-inspiring ode to horse and man will take your breath away. You don't need to go to Vegas to see a Vegas show anymore, thanks to Cavalia Odysseo now playing in Camarillo!
Once upon a time, holograms were either some sci-fi fantasy ("Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope") or some sort of futuristic technology you'd never hope to see in your lifetime. But when a holographic Tupac Shakur materialized at the 2012 Coachella alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, minds were forever blown. Now, you can experience the phenomenon yourself in this cutting-edge concert presented by Hologram USA, featuring the best of jazz icon Billie Holiday. Through the use of innovative motion capture, high-tech projections and sound editing, legendary stars like Holiday are digitally resurrected on the stage -- and not only can these life-like re-creations perform all of your favorite tunes, they can also interact with the audience. Step inside L.A.'s Hologram USA Theater and see the future as it's unfolding while marveling at a musical genius of the past.
As Wynton Marsalis put it, "Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it." Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago hosts jazz musicians specializing in everything from straight-ahead jazz to swing, big band, New Orleans-style and more. Every show at Winter's Jazz Club furthers the love of live jazz, where you can savor a drink for purchase along with tinnovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Spider Saloff Trio)Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Spider Saloff Trio)Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Dana Hall Trio)Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Dana Hall Trio)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (James Sanders With the Kevin O'Connell Trio - Gypsy Jazz)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (James Sanders With the Kevin O'Connell Trio - Gypsy Jazz)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (Ben Paterson Quartet - CD Release Show!)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 9:30pm (Ben Paterson Quartet - CD Release Show!)
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 6:00pm (The Posies (Duo))Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 6:00pm (Brandy Clark)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 10:00am (Amy Black Presents The Music of Memphis & Muscle Shoals (Brunch Show))Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (The Black Lillies)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 6:00pm (Justin Townes Earle w/ H.C. McEntire (of Mount Moriah))Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 6:00pm (Justin Townes Earle w/ H.C. McEntire (of Mount Moriah))Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 6:00pm (Lera Lynn)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth)
You're sure to have a good time when you see Broadway's Something Rotten! This "big, fat hit" (New York Post) is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it makes its way to The Bushnell in Hartford.
This ain't your grandma's improv show -- unless your grandma has a dirty mouth. Improv Uncensored is an unscripted comedy show featuring skits and sketches made up on the spot, featuring some of Phoenix's funniest improvisers at their "uncensored" best. And unlike competitive comedy shows at National Comedy Theatre, Improv Uncensored has no rules, no ref and no "brown bag foul" -- and no one under 18 is allowed! Every game and skit is based on audience suggestions and completely improvised, so you get a different, unrehearsed show every time.
Two-time Tony-winner Judith Ivey (Hurlyburly, Will & Grace, Grey's Anatomy) stars in Harold Pinter's darkly comic classic at the Geary Theater in San Francisco. When asked what his surrealist plays were really all about, the Nobel and Tony-winning playwright famously replied, "the weasel under the cocktail cabinet." Whether you prefer that definition, or describe it as a "comedy of menace," The Birthday Party is pure Pinter. It revolves around Petey, Meg and their long-time tenant Stanley, a retired pianist, who lead a quiet life at a seaside boarding house ... until two strangers show up. Their presence turns Stanley's surprise birthday celebration into something much more sinister, which includes a high-stakes game of blindman's bluff and a mysterious blackout. A.C.T. favorite Marco Barricelli and Stratford Fest star Scott Wentworth appear in the company's new production.
City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. From folk acts and jazz quartets to legendary singer-songwriters and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music Chicago has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory music venue, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also indulge their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 3:00pm (The Four C Notes: Recreating the Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Songs of Elton John)Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Case)Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 / 9:30pm (Case)Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tortured Soul)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 10:00pm (10,000 Maniacs)
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Watch Leguizamo bring his mad genius to the stage -- in what The Daily Beast called a "truly electric" performance -- at New York's Studio 54.
Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in this comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience -- A Parody by Dan and Jeff has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic's pick of The New York Times, Daily Herald and Time Out London, among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. See it in Chicago at Broadway Playhouse.
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina Bar & Grill has lived up to its slogan "Nothing But the Best in Jazz" by presenting a veritable who's who of music legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Carmen McRae, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and vocalists like Melissa Manchester, Brenda Russell, Jane Monheit, Barbara Morrison and many more.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 8:50pm (Big Band Broadway)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 8:30pm (Mark Arthur Miller's - Soul Searching)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 8:30pm (Steve Smith And Vital Information NYC Edition)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 8:30pm (Steve Smith And Vital Information NYC Edition)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Steve Smith And Vital Information NYC Edition)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 8:30pm (Buddy Rich Big Band)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (An Intimate Evening of Solo Performances)
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Spend a gorgeous day at the races at a true Los Angeles landmark with an exclusive Farriers package that includes food, craft beer, collectible keepsakes and more. Santa Anita Park's Farriers Package features Club House admission, complete with box seating and a racing program, along with a pint of local craft beer from the Farriers bar and an entree from one of Santa Anita's brand-new Club House Mezzanine eateries. And if the memories you make at Santa Anita Park aren't enough, the Farriers package also includes a commemorative pint glass so you can take a piece of the "Great Race Place" home with you.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)
20th Century Blues is made up of a Ted Talk; a photo shoot; a test of friendship; a bond that connects four women who meet once a year to have their pictures taken in a ritual that chronicles their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children and the complications of history. But when these private photographs have the potential to go public, relationships are strained, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. From the author of My Left Breast, Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues is the sharply funny and evocative new play that questions our place in the world and with one another. Catch it at New York's Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater.
The New York Times showed Caleen Sinnette Jennings' breakout play Queens Girl in the World plenty of love when it debuted in 2015. Now, the playwright's back on the theatrical scene with its sequel, Queens Girl in Africa. With local Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Erika Rose in the starring role, the play picks back up with Jacqueline Marie Butler as she and her family sail to Nigeria following the assassination of her father's close friend, Malcolm X. Mosaic Theater Company brings the world premiere of this touching coming-of-age story to the stage at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center.
The New York Times Travel Show celebrates its 15th anniversary with more exhibitors (550+) and more destinations (170+) than ever before, not to mention the chance to see celebrities and travel experts in panel discussions led by the Times' editors and writers. Broaden your horizons at the cultural stages with live performances, and check out cooking demos at the Taste of the World stage, which features culinary presentations from around the globe. Hear world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen discuss his new cookbook, discover the latest in bizarre foods with Andrew Zimmern and explore hidden treasures with Atlas Obscura's Joshua Foer ... just to name a few. Along with book signings, family activities and more, you know there're all kinds of fun discounts, contests and giveaways waiting for you at the Jacob Javits Center.
California is America's largest and most diverse state, home to people, traditions, languages and ideas from every corner of the world. California's dynamic population, culture and geography have made a notable impact on the state's artistic output, which has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. This spirit is always on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, which showcases works by California artists in exhibitions like In the Land of Sunshine: Imagining the California Coast Culture, which features paintings of California life from the past 150 years, and "a sky in the palm of a hand", which pays tribute to local artists Lloyd Hamrol and Joan Perlman.
Flashback to the most radical of decades when Anaheim goes tubular with the Totally '80s Live tour featuring Boy George, Adam Ant, The Bangles and more. Trailblazer of gender-bending style and unapologetic sexuality Boy George headlines this neon makeover at the Honda Center with his infectious blend of British new wave, American soul and Jamaican reggae. Frontman of the Grammy-winning '80s sensation Culture Club, he's the voice behind hits like "Karma Chameleon," "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya." The jam-packed lineup is also set to feature post-punk legend Adam Ant, The Bangles ("Manic Monday"), alt-rockers Violent Femmes ("Blister in the Sun") and The Romantics ("That's What I Like About You"), along with A Flock of Seagulls and Dramarama. Also scheduled to take the stage are legendary hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Salt-N-Peppa ("Push It") and the Sugar Hill Gang ("Rapper's Delight").
If your Sunday brunch routine has gotten stale, glam up that waffle-mimosa combo with a dash of diva. Every weekend, Senor Frog's in South Beach hosts a slew of Miami's top female impersonators -- from campy to vampy -- who'll spice up the stage with burlesque. You'll be treated to an open bar and brunch specialties served at your table while drag queen royalty like Tiffany Fantasia, Adora, Angie Ovahness, Poison Ivy, and special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race work the crowd and give you life. Plus, with the Queens VIP package, you get brunch and access to a full open bar, as well as premium seating near the front of the stage and a photo op with the cast.
The record-breaking digital series Epic Rap Battles of History Live created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD), features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures -- such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs. Austin Powers, Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates and Jim Henson vs. Stan Lee. The series is currently the most viewed format on YouTube on a per-episode basis, with over three billion views, more than 14 million subscribers and numerous award nominations, including the Emmys. The series has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Wired magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and The Huffington Post, and now you can see Epic Rap Battles of History Live at SF Sketchfest at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall.
Amazement awaits you and your guests inside Black Rabbit Rose, a swanky multi-space venue boasting a theater for magic and variety acts, plus a bar featuring craft cocktails and Thai-Chinese small plates. This retro-style cabaret show sets out to impress with an array of burlesque and specialty performers, while the world's finest close-up illusionists dazzle you with their magical talent. VIP admission grants you front-row seating at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
Playwright, pianist and actor Hershey Felder is famed for bringing musical greats like Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Franz Liszt and more to life via a series of engaging and acclaimed solo shows. His latest subject is Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who's not only considered one of Russia's greatest composers -- he's widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Renowned for world-famous compositions like Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and countless ferocious and brilliant symphonies, Tchaikovsky died mysteriously at the age of 53, only nine days after conducting the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6. Now, Felder pulls back the curtain on the curious life of the beloved and tormented composer at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
There's plenty of room for funny business at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, which just happens to be the world's largest comedy club, at 12,500 square feet. And just like its fellow outlets in Chicago and L.A., this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from the Southland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Long Beach club is also home to the official Laugh Factory Stand-Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts more than 500 pieces of comedy memorabilia from the likes of Groucho Marx and Rodney Dangerfield, plus wax figures of greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Two Grammy-winnning superstars of the jazz world -- guitarist George Benson and saxophonist Kenny G -- are embarking on a multi-city tour around the U.S., and they're making a stop at the Microsoft Theater. A true jazz master, George Benson has earned 10 Grammys and produced more than 30 albums during his illustrious 50-year career. "On Broadway," "Give Me the Night" and "Turn Your Love Around" are among his greatest hits. Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G has enjoyed remarkable success on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations since the mid-'80s, and is responsible for the biggest-selling pop instrumental disc of all time, 1992's Breathless, which sold more than 12 million copies. See both these jazz powerhouses in concert during one great evening in Los Angeles.
It's time for the 76th annual Dolphin Show, the largest student-produced musical in the world. Northwestern University is among the top theater schools in the country and the Dolphin Show is the students' chance to show off their skills by putting on a professional-quality show. This year's production is Ragtime, the epic story of America at the dawn of the 20th century, when a strange new music began to change the rhythm of the country. Watch these talented performers bring this swinging story to life at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.
Venice was once an enclave of artists and creativity, so The Kinney makes for a perfect spot to host the StARTup Art Fair, an intimate boutique experience right by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Check out this funky hotel of communal spaces and colorful rooms, plus find unique, contemporary pieces by independent artists. There'll also be conversations with artists to inspire and enlighten (or simply stimulate your noggin' with intellectual thinking), along with a variety of special projects like art tarot readings and musical performances. Definitely make your way over to the boardwalk afterwards -- it's less than a mile away!
Disney's Beauty and the Beast comes to L.A.'s CASA 0101 Theater, sharing the classic story of Belle and the young prince trapped in the body of a gruff beast. If Belle can help him learn to love and be loved, the curse that's trapping him will end and he'll be transformed to his former self. But time is running out.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre -- now in its final weeks on Broadway -- also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
What really happens after "happily ever after?" Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods answers that question, skillfully interweaving several classic fairy tales into one epic story that goes beyond the happy endings to show what happens when a fairy-tale world gets real. This modern twist on the Brothers Grimm brings together Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of beanstalk fame), Rapunzel and more. The beloved storybook characters take on startling complexity as they discover that wishes always come with a price. Witches, wolves, giants and mysterious strangers force the heroes to face the music and their future in a world where everything doesn't always end happily. Be sure to catch this humorous and heartfelt romp through the woods, featuring such unforgettable songs as "No One Is Alone," "Children Will Listen" and "Giants in the Sky," when Into The Woods comes to Cupcake Theater in NoHo.
They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Angeles is making waves across glasses of water everywhere with their unauthorized musical parody of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi adventure and Oscar-winning classic, Jurassic Park. Come to the fictional island where cloned dinosaurs roam free in a wildlife park. This cheeky, song-filled parody at Rockwell: Table & Stage stars L.A.-based actor-singers from TV, film and the Broadway stage.
It's the movie event all Star Wars fans have been waiting for, and it's finally arrived. In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. See the film in grand style at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, where you can experience an all-new Laser Lightsaber Show before each screening and get an up-close look at actual costumes from the film.
Named the No. 1 Comedy Club in the country by USA Today, the Laugh Factory regularly hosts top-notch headliners, including up-and-coming comedians from Chicagoland and beyond, and big-name stars from TV and film. Plus, you never know who may drop by for a set. The Laugh Factory's roster of performers has included Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many more -- almost anyone you can think of in the comedy business. With tableside food and drink service and stellar talent on stage, the Laugh Factory is a surefire bet for a great night out.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 9:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Top Ten Tuesdays)
Company XIV presents an evening of circus, burlesque, song and magic in their decadent and ever-evolving Bushwick Baroque Burlesque performances. The world-renowned XIV beauties are joined by special guest artists from the worlds of illusion, striptease, opera, flamenco and drag in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event. No two weeks of shows are the same as XIV and choreographer-director Austin McCormick pull out all the stops to titillate and enchant. Revel in this evening of truly theatrical entertainment at Brooklyn's Theatre XIV.
Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves acrobatics in a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score. VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential, and the power of the group to make that possible. It celebrates freedom as a movement. See the Cirque spectacular when it comes to the Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Hip-hop superstar Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and his partner in rhyme Redman (of Def Squad) raise the roof at The Novo. Two of the most popular rappers of the '90s, Method Man and Redman first teamed up in 1999 with their platinum album Blackout! and have since continued to make waves in both music and movies, with Method Man popping up in The Wire, CSI and Soul Plane, and Redman playing a role in Seed of Chucky. Together they starred in the film How High and the Fox sitcom Method & Red, but in Los Angeles it's all about the hip-hop as two legends of the genre storm the stage.
In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake the holiday up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, directed once again by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello and featuring an acclaimed cast including Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed and Daisy Eagan.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha finds the author Cervantes imprisoned by the Inquisition. The prisoners stage a mock trial of the author/poet, who in his defense tells (and acts out) the story of his errant knight, Don Quixote de La Mancha, who is determined to bring back the age of chivalry into a darkening world. Hear the award-winning song "The Impossible Dream" in this famous classic musical adaptation of Don Quixote at San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.
A troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers and gymnasts, the Peking Acrobats return to Zellerbach Hall to dazzle with spellbinding feats and daring maneuvers. Drawing on more than 2,000 years of tradition and 50 years of performing, these rigorously trained acrobats -- armed with tremendous agility and grace -- create a true cirque-style carnival of trick cycling, powerful precision tumbling and other cringe-worthy maneuvers that've gained them worldwide fame, including an appearance in the hit movie Ocean's Eleven. Live musicians playing Chinese folk instruments, vibrant costumes and exciting special effects add extra flair to this already captivating performance.
Teatro ZinZanni has been called "the Kit Kat Klub on acid," but you won't have to worry about bad vibes when you take this trip. Enter a fantastical world where a magical Maître d' struggles to make opening night a success. Mechanical waitresses, gravity-defying chefs and an amorous busboy who has finally met his match will have to bend over backwards -- literally -- to save the day. International cirque, comedy and cabaret combine for a topsy-turvy blend that is part circus, part dinner theater and all magic. While you enjoy the show, you can chow down on four courses designed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson. Step into Teatro ZinZanni at King County's Marymoor Park and experience Love, Chaos, and Dinner.
What did our founding fathers mean when they wrote all those high-minded words about freedom? In playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's Jefferson's Garden, two characters straddle the line between the founders' good intentions and reality. During the tumultuous founding of the United States, Christian, a Quaker, is desperate to join the revolution and fight for freedom despite his pacifist beliefs. Susannah, a slave, is tempted to fight for the British, who have promised to set her free after the war. When the two cross paths, the contradictions inherent in "a nation conceived in liberty" are brought into harsh light. As Christian and Susannah meet figures like Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings, they uncover the compromises our founders made, compromises that still echo today. Jefferson's Garden is a timely meditation on the realities of freedom of America at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds. Never the same thing twice, The Speakeasy is a meta-theatrical event you'll want to see again and again.
Through his Emmy Award-winning work on So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of Shaping Sound has already produced one spellbinding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Wall and Shaping Sound are back with their latest show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Catch their heart-wrenching, breathtaking and ultimately uplifting new show when it comes to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Josephine Baker -- triple-threat performer, civil rights pioneer, sexual iconoclast, and once the richest black woman on the planet -- now has a brilliant musical play in her honor. Tymisha "Tush" Harris embodies the legendary artist in the magnificent "burlesque cabaret dream-play" Josephine at Soho Playhouse. Harris recounts Baker's journey from Missouri poverty and exploitation (she was married twice before she turned 16) to Parisian high society and Martin Luther King's March on Washington. Harris makes the audience feel Baker's pain and pride at every turn, both through songs -- highlighted by a heartbreaking rendition of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and a stirring slowed-down reinterpretation of Dylan's "Times They Are A-Changin'" -- and heartfelt soliloquies.
Head over to the world-famous Laugh Factory and see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet. Located in the heart of the new Belmont Theater District just minutes from downtown, the Laugh Factory is renowned for attracting high-caliber stand-up talent, including up-and-coming comics and big-name stars from TV and film. For its recurring Chicago's Best Stand-Up show, the club pulls together an ever-changing and original lineup of comedy titans, representing the best the Windy City has to offer.
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites over the course of two hours. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 1:00pm (National Gallery of Art West building – Renaissance to Impressionists)
Jonathan Safran Foer's award-winning novel -- about a young American Jewish writer who travels to the Ukraine to find the woman who may've saved his grandfather from the Nazis -- makes its journey to the stage with its blend of sharply-realized comedy and deeply-affecting drama blessedly intact. Accompanied by Alex, a pop-culture obsessed, English-mangling translator, Alex's grandfather and his overly amorous dog Sammy Davis Jr. Jr., they embark on an eventful trip to uncover a past that turns out to be packed with surprises. This East Coast premiere comes to the Theater J stage at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
Swim with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness and the rest of the Emotions from Disney/Pixar's Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley's spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
Heave your worries overboard as you join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General for this production of Pirates of Penzance at The Pasadena Playhouse in association with The Hypocrites, one of Chicago's premier theater companies. This zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic will have you channeling your own inner pirate, complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar! With The Boston Globe calling it "spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible," seeing this show is as easy as falling off a gangplank -- only a whole lot more fun.
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Step into the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930 Berlin, where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd nightly. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, the colorful characters of this Kander and Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with numbers like "Maybe This Time," "Don't Tell Mama," "Two Ladies" and, of course, "Cabaret." The misfits and outcasts of Berlin dance on the edge of oblivion, taking refuge from the storm of a rapidly changing society where their kind is less than welcome. Don't miss this musical that The New York Times hails as "one for the ages" at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Ron Holloway Band and Revelator Hill)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Smokey Robinson Tribute With SIXX Sings Band)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (José André Montaño)Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tribute to Steely Dan featuring Hey Nineteen)Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Band Of Roses)
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. hile candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter but only one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. See this award-winning play at Stageworks Theatre in Houston.
It's not every fictional character who's so iconic his name becomes an adjective, but that's one quest in which the lovably insane self-styled knight Don Quixote triumphed. No doubt you've heard the tales of his daring, his brave battles with giants (actually windmills) for the hand of his beautiful lady (actually a prostitute who wants nothing to do with him). And while you've probably always meant to read it, this 400-year-old Spanish novel runs about 1,000 pages and you've got Game of Thrones to binge-watch. Luckily, there's a classic Broadway musical version -- Man of La Mancha -- that brings this timeless character to life with some of the greatest show tunes ever written, which pulse with the spirit of flamenco in this vibrant new production from Arizona Theatre Company. Come dream "The Impossible Dream" when Don Quixote rides into Herberger Theater Center in España (actually Phoenix).
A year after a bitterly contested presidential election, America is divided and racial tensions are high -- but it's not 2017; it's 1969. For Memphis Lee, the owner of a rundown diner in a struggling Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition as part of the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers have gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Now, the Seattle Rep presents Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's humorous and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s, Two Trains Running. Experience the play Variety called "perfection" at the Bagely Wright Theatre.
Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) inhabits one of the greatest roles in the English language in Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Hamlet, directed by artistic director Michael Kahn. Chances are you've read the play or seen one of the movie adaptations; you know some of the immortal lines ("To be or not to be?"), but if you haven't seen Shakespeare's masterpiece live on stage, then you haven't fully experienced this thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. See why Hamlet remains one of the great works of art at this production at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alvon)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 9:00pm (Ally Venable Band)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain )Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 9:30pm (James Armstrong )Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 10:00pm (James Armstrong )Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 9:30pm (Cafe R&B )Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain )Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Daniel Castro Band )
Hosts Ray J and Kato "House Guest" Kaelin present the best of L.A.'s alternative performers in Hologram USA's Sexy Hollywood Freakshow. This hilarious hologram performance features the talents of Chris Wonder, Scot Nery and Tosh Burlesque. Experience the endlessly appealing possibilities of holographic 3D tech at this cutting-edge Beverly Hills event.
With megahits like "Mr. Roboto," "Come Sail Away," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Lady," "Fooling Yourself" and many more, the arena rock gods of Styx took the world by storm in the late-'70s and early-'80s. The success of their soaring power ballads and progressive rock jams led the band to musical immortality, landing them four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Recent years have seen them busier than ever. Performing more live shows since '99 than all the years prior, Styx continue to prove their lasting power and appeal. Catch these classic rock legends when they rock the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Not so long ago, but before presidential Twitter rants, Tinder meetups and 24/7 news, two of history's most enigmatic leaders -- Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev -- meet to negotiate a halt to the arms race. A crafty game of one-upmanship ensues; meanwhile, their wives engage in a passive-aggressive tango over tea. Playwright Rogelio Martinez, called "a fresh and funny talent" by Backstage, "finds new twists on old topics" (Variety) in this compulsively fascinating, slyly comic behind-the-scenes glimpse at a 20th century landmark event that shaped world history. See Blind Date when it comes to the Goodman Theatre's Albert stage in Chicago.
Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play Chocolate Covered Ants, returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a Helen Hayes-recommended new musical of love, loss and family. The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus is set in rural Maryland in 1927, focusing on a group of black circus performers who struggle to be respected both as artists and as human beings. Featuring authentic 1920s vaudeville-inspired performances, musical direction by Broadway veteran Wilkie Ferguson and new songs by director Courtney Baker-Oliver and Christopher Burnett, this moving production pays tribute to a group of brave actors seeking the freedom to pursue their craft.
YouTube sensation and RuPaul judge Todrick Hall, plus singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss add even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Based on Henri Matisse's spiritual romance with a young nun, this new play tells the fascinating story behind the creation of his final masterpiece, Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence. The Color of Light follows the relationship after the brilliant artist, an atheist, recovers from cancer and is cared for by Sister Jacques Marie. Vantage Theatre's production combines an art experience with theater, with a pre-show art exhibit and talk about Matisse, art, color and form, and the religious life. See it live at San Diego's Tenth Avenue Arts Center, where you'll also have access to the beautiful rooftop lounge to take in the view.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Nostalgia alert! Remember when Harry Potter was only 12 and he saved Hogwarts from a monstrous basilisk? Relive some of Harry and the gang's first big adventures in the Wizarding World through the amazing music of John Williams. From Harry's daring escape from the Dursleys in a flying car to his hair-raising duel with the basilisk, you'll relive Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts with a live orchestra performance of the score and scenes from the movie playing in high-def. Spend an evening with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Moaning Myrtle, Hagrid, Dobby the House Elf and all your old friends from Hogwarts at Ohio Theatre in Columbus.
Have you ever wanted to just escape the noise? Six people fleeing from city life meet in the overwhelming quiet of the woods to embark on a silent retreat in the new play Small Mouth Sounds. As these strangers confront their demons, both large and small, their vows of silence collide with the human need to connect with one another. An Off-Broadway hit, the play comes from Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl and is directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin. Using awkward and insightful humor, this compassionate and funny work asks how we address life's biggest questions when there's no way to ask them.
Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the San Francisco Bay's historic waterfront on Blue & Gold Fleet's Bay Cruise Adventure. This fully narrated one-hour tour features information and history on city landmarks and plenty of opportunities for taking pictures of the unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, so you can experience the sights and sounds from out on deck or take it all in from the warmth and comfort of an interior seat -- either experience makes for a truly great San Francisco adventure.
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Join us as we honor August Wilson with our production of Jitney. This Tony Award-winning play is set in Jim Becker's unlicensed cab station. Delve into the lives of jitney cab drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill District during the 1970s. As the eighth play in August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle, these dynamic characters are challenged with life's difficulties, gaining enlightenment about the importance of family and community. Experience Jitney at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three in Chicago.
Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one show-stopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed at this Club Fugazi production: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and Adele. Now running for more than 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment.
When it comes to catching the biggest names in comedy doing their thing at a historic venue, it's hard to top Laugh Factory Hollywood in the heart of the Sunset Strip. A short list of comics that have graced its luminous stage include Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon and many more. You just never know who is going to drop by to get the crowd roaring with a hilarious set. So get on down to the Laugh Factory, get yourself a drink from the full bar, and get ready to crack up with the best of them.
See a comprehensive cross section of contemporary creativity at the Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair when it returns to Santa Monica's enormous Barker Hangar. Established and emerging contemporary art galleries -- local, from across the country and from around the world -- each present carefully curated selections of work from their top artists, so you get a detailed look at what's currently making news in the art world. The event also features artist talks, curator-led panel discussions, film screenings and performances. The fair provides a sophisticated yet accessible environment for art collectors, curators and patrons alike to enjoy.
From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common.
Poet and playwright Aziza Barnes' comedy revolves around a group of female friends learning how to adult in the Big Apple, but Barnes' BLKS is definitely not Dunham's Girls. With its own distinctive Bed-Stuy story to tell, informed by Barnes' completely original contemporary voice, the play covers a single day and night in the lives of three queer black women, one of whom faces an unexpected health scare. So they decide to throw one "final turn-up for the ages," according to the playwright. "And it all goes to shit." Chicago's Tony-winning Steppenwolf Theatre stages this world premiere.
What a piece of swimwear lacks in fabric, it makes up for in super high stakes. Such is the premise of Lucas Hnath's splashy new drama, Red Speedo. Set on the eve of Olympic trials, the story follows swimmer Ray as he faces the pressures of a lucrative endorsement deal, his difficult family and the unforgiving weight of success. Directed by Markus Potter, Red Speedo is a sharp and stylish play that explores the dangers of survival of the fittest and America's toxic obsession with glory. Dive into the world of competitive swimming when Red Speedo takes the stage of the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Rediscover popular classics and buried gems that are rarely, if ever, shown on the big screen! Laemmle NoHo 7 and Eat|See|Hear bring the perfect film series for all you cinephiles, pop culture-lovers and nostalgia buffs: Throwback Thursdays. You might even see a special guest appearance by a celebrity connected to the film. There's something for every taste at Throwback Thursdays -- from When Harry Met Sally to The Maltese Falcon and beyond, with tributes to stars like Dennis Hopper and directors like Paul Thomas Anderson.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm (Support Your Local P.T.A.: Magnolia)Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm (Wayne's World (Part of "Highly Curated")Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (Big Lebowski (Part of "Highly Curated")Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Fantastic Planet (Part of "Highly Curated")Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Half Baked (Part of "Highly Curated")
Tony- and Emmy-award winning actor Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Broadway's The Color Purple) joins Broadway star Christine Ebersole (star of War Paint and a two-time Tony winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street) in a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. This LA Opera premiere honors the centenary of Bernstein, a true American legend best known for Broadway musicals like West Side Story and On the Town. The story of a madcap odyssey around the world adapted from Voltaire's famed novel, the naïve titular hero journeys from rapture to ruin to redemption. Experience this exuberant opera, featuring such memorable tunes as "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow" when Candide comes to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton keeps a lineup flush with some of the best names in comedy -- from top-tier veterans (think Arsenio Hall and J.B. Smoove) to stand-ups just getting their start. Catch up-and-coming comics from near and far as the grab the mic at Tommy T's ongoing Comedy Showcase. It's the perfect way to get in on the ground floor with comedians who'll someday be household names.
Featuring a score by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act: The Musical) and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is based on the popular 1992 Disney movie starring Christian Bale about a group of newsboys who take on a ruthless newspaper tycoon. Based on true events from 1899, the musical tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. The rousing tale at the Everett Performing Arts Center is about fighting for what's right -- and staying true to who you are.
It's every party planner's biggest nightmare: an unexpected surprise -- and in Isobel Mahon's hilarious and biting new play, Party Face, one young woman encounters more than her fair share of them. Starring Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, the plot centers around a young woman whose carefully planned event goes awry when her mother brings along her own food and the "right person" to be her daughter's new BFF. So they throw on their best party faces and hope for the best. When facades start to crack, tears begin to spill and so do the secrets. Direct from Ireland, Party Face invites you to contemplate the lengths people will go through to maintain certain images, while also exposing the beauty of our imperfectly perfect selves at the New York City Center.
Feast on unlimited taco samples from 30 locations from around OC and beyond at Viva Los Tacos, presented by OC Weekly. Hosted by Santa Ana's MainPlace Mall, it's a true celebration of food, art, culture and music. Proceeds will benefit Santa Ana Unidos charity, which provides after-school programs for children to focus on education, not incarceration. Viva Los Tacos features bites by Taqueria Guadalajara, Botana Express, Rollin' Creamery, La Vegana Mexicana, Carnitas El Momo and so many more. Micheladas handcrafted by Modelo and cocktails sponsored by Milagro Tequila, just to name a couple, are available for purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by DJ Lala, the first female DJ to grace OC Weekly's cover, and Santa Ana Unidos' choir and mariachi, plus live mural painting by Santa Ana College Mural Team, on-site customizable T-shirt printing and live podcast broadcast by FreshSqueezedOC. VIP tickets include one hour early entry.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)
The hottest team in town is the Ontario Fury, which kicks off its fourth season in the Major Arena Soccer League with intense indoor soccer action. The team is made up of rising stars and veterans from the MLS, the nation's top collegiate squads and international players -- all under the tutelage of experienced coach Bernie Lilavois. Bring your family out to beautiful Citizens Business Bank Arena and enjoy the fast-paced action of the world's most popular sport.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. Soles De Sonora)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. Monterrey Flash)Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. Monterrey Flash)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. Tacoma Stars)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 7:05pm (Fury vs. San Diego Sockers)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project) top line this world premiere, making its off-Broadway bow at New York's Tony Kiser Theater. In Greg Pierce's Cardinal, a woman has a wild idea to turn her struggling Rust Belt town into something a lot more colorful, but her plan has some seeing red and others, like an opportunistic entrepreneur, looking at nothing but green. The dispute soon blooms into a battle royale with the mayor, the defiant matriarch and several residents all fighting for their city's soul. Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Alex Hurt, Stephen Park and Eugene Young round out the cast for Second Stage.
Death, loss, literature and suicide are at the heart of dark romantic comedy The Chekhov Dreams. But it's not all bleak: the play's also about love, hope, dreams and letting go of the past in order to move on. The story centers around Jeremy, a melancholic writer who's coping with the death of his fiancee by keeping his beloved, and their quick-witted bantering relationship, very much alive in his dreams. In order to shake off his bedridden lifestyle, he enrolls in an acting class ... which leads to one unexpected consequence after another. Those acquainted with the works of Chekhov, will see a glimmer of The Seagull reflected in this production unfolding at New York's Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.
Named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2014, platinum-selling country crooner Justin Moore has already racked up five number-one singles, including "You Look Like I Need a Drink," "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and "Lettin' the Night Roll." After spending three years producing his fourth studio album, Kinda Don't Care, Moore is cutting loose and hitting the road for his Hell on a Highway Tour -- and he's bringing company. Dylan Scott, whose 2013 debut single "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy" made country fans go crazy too, will be opening for Moore at every stop on this 40-city road trip. Don't miss Justin Moore when he and Dylan Scott roll into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
It's not every work of literature that's so universally loved it gets featured on currency, has three asteroids named after it and was once adapted by Orson Welles for a (sadly unproduced) Disney movie. But those are just a few of the testaments to The Little Prince's enduring popularity. Now this classic tale of innocence and boundless love comes to the stage in a new production from Seattle Children's Theatre. After crashing his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert, a pilot soon encounters a strange boy who's not from around here. In fact, he's from an asteroid and is travelling the universe encountering other, even stranger creatures. Come along with this unlikely pair on a dreamlike journey full of wonder at the Charlotte Martin Theatre.
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
While ComedySportz thrives off of the impulsivity of improv, just wait and see what kind of brilliance they produce when the performers write a script of their own. Something Great showcases sketch comedy from some of the troupe's funniest talent. Check out the organized chaos at the Atlas Theatre in Seattle.
The hilarious Tony-winning musical, Monty Python's Spamalot, is riding into Scottsdale's Desert Stages Theatre for a madcap musical romp through the Middle Ages as only Monty Python could imagine it. Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and written by original Python Eric Idle, Spamalot follows the bumbling Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail. During their comical adventures they get sidetracked by unexpected events and caught up in confrontations with rude Frenchmen, killer rabbits and flying cows. They handle it all without missing a beat, and even find time to participate in show-stopping musical numbers.
Jazz icon Billie Holiday -- dubbed "Lady Day" by her friends -- forever changed the world of jazz and popular music with her pioneering vocal style. Despite great success and critical acclaim, though, Lady Day struggled with substance abuse and legal troubles for much of her life. Months before her untimely death in 1959, Holiday played one of her final shows in a seedy little bar in South Philadelphia, singing some of her most beloved hits and telling stories from her life and career. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, starring Anya Randall Nebel, recreates this singular night in music history on the stage at Theatrical Outfit.
The average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated. As a radiologist tasked with diagnosing strokes, Dr. Diane Barnes was very aware of this fact. Nevertheless, when a stroke happened to her, she waited 20 hours before going to the hospital. In My Stroke of Luck, doctor-turned-actor Barnes recounts her experience of realizing she was having a stroke, her path to recovery and more. It's a heartfelt and humorous look at love, family and overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles. See this amazing one-woman show when it comes to the stage of at The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater in San Francisco.
Whether it's 1892 or 2018, Nobel Prize-winning writer George Bernard Shaw's scathingly satirical comedies still have the uncanny power to provide pointed commentary on what's happening in the here and now. In Widowers' Houses, an idealistic young doctor is dismayed to learn that his new girlfriend happens to be the daughter of a predatory real-estate speculator, but that's just the first difficult pill he has to swallow. Shaw penned more than 60 plays, including classics like Saint Joan and Pygmalion, but this socially-aware comedy was his first to be staged. See this ever-timely production at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company.
Dreams, passion, redemption -- they all combine to create the epic and uplifting musical Les Miserables, which has thrilled audiences around the world. The JCompany Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized, award-winning program that provides opportunities to students ages 4 through 18. These young, talented artists will bring the unforgettable characters of Victor Hugo's work to life, performing the songs that have touched millions, including "I Dreamed a Dream,""On My Own," and "Do You Hear the People Sing?" Enjoy this moving, memorable musical at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre in La Jolla.
It was Elvis Presley at his most charismatic, and only a small group of fans had the privilege of being there... until now. With actor Casey Ryan as Elvis, the musical tribute show Elvis '68 relives a historic moment in music history, leather suit and all. This stage re-creation of the crooner's 1968 live comeback special explores a pivotal moment in the life and career of Elvis Presley. At the time, Elvis hadn't played a live show in seven years and his popularity was fading. But what was meant to be a safe Christmas concert turned into an intimate jam session, as Elvis and friends intercut rock 'n' roll hits with storytelling and audience interaction.
The Randolph Street Market Festival has been described as a "mecca of cool," "the Barney's of vintage" and Chicago's best venue for people-watching. In other words, it's a can't-miss Chicago shopping experience. Home of the world-famous Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market and open monthly to the public, the festival is an internationally recognized European-style shopping extravaganza in Chicago's historic West Loop, featuring select purveyors of high-quality, amazingly priced "finds." Are you a music fiend? Browse through thousands of collectible records at the Vinyl Depot. A gourmand? Feast your senses on the delectable wares of the Fancy Food Market. Perhaps you've got more eclectic taste? The Global Goods Bazaar features handcrafted goods from local artisans representing many cultures. With over 125 vendors on three indoor levels, you're sure to find what you're looking for and a whole lot more!
A year ago, Orson Bean's autobiographical comedy Safe at Home won the L.A. Drama Critics' "Best Solo Show of the Year" award. Now, the longtime actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Desperate Housewives) and wonderful wit follows up that triumph with this companion piece, starring he and his wife, Alley Mills (The Wonder Years). These veterans of film, stage and television share the story of how they came together as two very different people -- and have stayed together for more than 25 years. With humor, pathos and an occasional song, Alright Then entertains and charms as it shares the magical love story of these incredible artists at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
The world's most famous monster truck and freestyle competition tour rumbles its way into DC's Capitol One Arena for major car-crushing action and one-of-a-kind racing. The Triple Threat series brings Monster Jam Speedsters, ATVs and trucks together for one awesome event, boasting some of the biggest names in the sport: Grave Digger, Wonder Woman, El Toro Loco, Pirate's Curse, Megalodon, Max-D, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Zombie and Blue Thunder. These 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound beasts are set to tear up the track with breathtaking stunts, adrenaline-pumping action and thunderous sound, making for an unforgettable live experience.
Grand Central Market has boomed with new food stalls offering delicious food in many forms, but navigating all of the 38 stalls can be overwhelming. The Taste of Grand Central Market tour by Secret City Tours acquaints you with samples from vendors new and old, providing worldly flavors and helpful insights. The dinnertime feast gives you a bounty of delicious food -- enough for a meal -- as well as a mental cheat sheet for many return trips to the culinary wonderland. Drinks are available for purchase from a variety of bars and other vendors. Come to L.A.'s Grand Central Market with an appetite for food and adventure! (Please note that Secret City Tours is a tour operator and isn't affiliated with Grand Central Market itself.)
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
When it comes to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, the numbers are staggering -- as are the melodic score and inventive stagecraft, including a first-of-its kind falling chandelier. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. It's the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. At its core, though, this exciting tale of doomed romance has stood the test of time with its tragic love story featuring a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The soaring score features the memorable title tune, along with "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You," with a book based on the suspenseful French novel by Gaston Leroux. This visual and aural spectacular provides an unmatched live experience. See it now on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
Olivia is an attractive middle-aged author whose career is reaching the end of its shelf life. Ethan, a young internet phenom, is making a huge online splash with his sex-fueled blog. Their meeting in a secluded cabin results in an instant physical connection that evolves into something more as their adventures online and off raise a whole host of modern moral questions. Laura Eason (Netflix's House of Cards) wrote this sexy, provocative exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain. Catch this intelligent, modern romance at Lake Forest's Citadel Theatre.
You would be hard-pressed to find a comedy club with more history or greater pedigree than the Comedy Store's West Hollywood location along the Sunset Strip. Since its beginnings in the early '70s, the venue has regaled audiences with an unrelenting torrent of the biggest names in comedy, ranging from Sam Kinison to Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Chelsea Handler, Dane Cook and beyond. Through it all, the Comedy Store has never lost its quirky, intimate atmosphere, making it as inviting for the audience as it is the comics. At any given show you're guaranteed to see some of today's best and brightest stand-ups testing out material, and you never know what surprise guests might drop by to do a set.
You will be astonished as solid objects vanish, change size and pass through each other, right before your very eyes at the Regent Theatre in Arlington! Children and adults of all ages will be in hysterics, as audience members become stars of the show. You'll even learn how to do a magic trick, yourself, and receive a free autograph after the amazing finale! Matt hosted Wal-Mart's major ad campaign in over a dozen commercials and earned two Emmy Award nominations for his work on PBS. He is always a popular attraction so get your tickets today before they all disappear!
A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics and women's rights. Katherine is smart, confident and passionate, a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband's former brother-in-law, could send her to an early grave; and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry's daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage. See the play the Chicago Tribune calls "stimulating" at Cygnet Theatre in San Diego.
Hailed as "a funny, affectionate, and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter told through his own words via film, live performances and his amazing music at 3 Below in San Jose. More than two dozen carefully selected songs from hits like West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Company, Into the Woods and more are brought to life by a talented ensemble cast, while in-depth video interviews with the man himself delve into his personal life and artistic process. This acclaimed bio-musical is an excellent intro for casual musical-theater fans and a graduate-level treat for long-time admirers of the Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner, who even has a theater named after him on Broadway.
Mae's life is kinda falling apart. Her boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job, and she's moved back home to take care of her dad. As if that weren't enough, she has this weird rash and a fantasy cowboy that just won't leave her alone. What happens when your life path leads you right over a cliff? In this bawdy, irreverent and touching new play, up-and-coming playwright Clare Barron masterfully blends reality and fantasy in a dark comedy about falling apart as you're failing to launch, and what you might find instead.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mark Normand, James Mattern, Marc Theobald)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mark Normand, James Mattern, Marc Theobald)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Janeane Garofalo Featuring Marc Theobald)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Janeane Garofalo Featuring Marc Theobald)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Janeane Garofalo Featuring Marc Theobald)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 10:00pm (Janeane Garofalo Featuring Marc Theobald)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mark Normand, James Mattern, Marc Theobald)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm (Dean Edwards, Jacob Williams)
From the duo who created last year's award-winning hit Seattle Vice comes a new cabaret about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Bohemia by Mark Siano and Opal Peachey is a new musical set in 1890s Prague that combines the music of Dvorák and Chopin, with art by Alphonse Mucha. Historic artists like Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy and original songs. Famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorák has hit a wall and prior to composing his magnum opus he looks to the bottom of a bottle of absinthe for inspiration. In this macabre and mystical dream cabaret, Dvorák is visited by the ghost of late composer Frederick Chopin. Chopin and many other famous Bohemians guide Dvorák as they search for the true source of inspiration and grasp at artistic immortality. Bohemia is coming to The Triple Door in Seattle.
Black Repertory Group Mainstage Productions presents Sweat & Spunk, a theatrical adaptation of two phenomenal short-stories written by Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston captures the brave and daring spirit of a 1920s all-Black town in the South. Sweat is a story of liberation that follows Delia and Sykes Jones along a psychologically pressured journey of extreme love versus extreme hate. The terror of the tale unfolds as Delia has to cope with her increasingly intimidating, violent adulterating husband. Spunk is about a time when gossip and story-telling are a valued source of entertainment. News travels fast, after a trusted local source reports an eyewitness account of Spunk Banks in the bushes, with a married woman. Family dramas quickly escalate as the quiet town gets rocked with fear. Catch these two narratives of revenge and redemption at the Black Repertory Group Theater in Berkeley.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
Harbor Breeze's Whale Watching Cruise is your chance to channel your inner Jacques Cousteau and create some lifelong memories. And since one of the country's best aquariums is right next door, you're in good hands on this seafaring adventure. An educator from the Aquarium of the Pacific will guide you as you marvel at gray or blue whales (depending on the season), plus others majestic creatures, like the distinctive humpback, killer whales and several kinds of dolphins.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 12:00pm (Boarding Begins at 11:30am)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)
Hailed as "one of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage" by The New York Times, The Best of Enemies uncovers the unlikely friendship forged between an African-American civil-rights activist and a Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, who're forced to work together to desegregate Durham, North Carolina schools in 1971. Based on true events and the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, this potent drama exposes the poison of prejudice -- and the antidote of mutual respect and healing. A.D. Players Theater brings it to the stage in Houston.
Mae is a sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage -- a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, the world seems too much for her. Both women become the object of ridicule and scandal -- but Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land inhabited by the Hamptons' one percent, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted by Theresa Rebeck (co-creator of the hit TV show Smash and Broadway's Seminar and Mauritius) from William Congreve's classic comedy of manners, The Way of the World is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper class. See on the stage of Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.
One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's hidden gems, this Tony-nominated comedy tells the story of Barney Cashman, a loveable schlub in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Married to his high-school sweetheart, he's determined to sow some wild sexual oats while he still can. So this gentle soul, with no experience in adultery, makes a valiant attempt at three seductions -- with a foul-mouthed neurotic, a kooky young actress and a depressed housewife -- each attempt more hilariously disastrous than the last. Laugh along with Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview.
At Full Disclosure, some of the best improvisers from CSz Seattle come together to share true and possibly even embarrassing stories, which are then used for material to create brand new characters and scenes, making this show a unique mixture of fact and fiction that's equal parts hilarious and truthful. Things get really interesting in the show's second half, when an audience member is given the opportunity to share a story of their own, and of course the improvisers make their mark by turning the story into original, unrehearsed comedy splendor! Is truth funnier than fiction? Find out for yourself at Full Disclosure, a show that's never the same twice.
"Deadheads, be grateful," The New York Times trumpets, because Jerry Garcia's timeless tunes set the perfect tone for the new musical Red Roses, Green Gold. Set in 1920s Cumberland, this fantastical tale tells the comical story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers. As the wayward crew gambles its way to love and riches, you'll hear the fruits of Garcia's musical collaborations with lyricist Robert Hunter. The production also features contributions from the late guitarist's pals Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, plus keyboardist and longtime Dead touring member Jeff Chimenti serves as the show's music supervisor. Red Roses, Green Gold delivers an Americana-meets-psychedelia trip at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre.
A group of cutthroat Chicago real estate salesmen will go to any lengths -- from lies and flattery to bribery and burglary -- to unload parcels of Florida land on unsuspecting buyers in this darkly comic satire of the American Dream. The stakes are high: The top salesman gets a new Cadillac while the loser gets to clean out his desk. Written by David Mamet (American Buffalo, TV's The Unit), Glengarry Glen Ross draws on his real-life experiences at a Chicago real estate firm in the 1960s, serving as a scathing yet humorous critique of American business culture. This production of Glengarry Glen Ross at The Umbrella Annex in Concord remains as relevant today as when it won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1984.
The grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida strikes a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, all of which is amplified by Elton John's killer pop-rock score and Tim Rice's powerful lyrics. This massively crowd-pleasing musical delivers a contemporary spin on the classic tale of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As their taboo love grows in the face of cultural differences and the pressures of their warring nations, these lovers must face death itself in order to be together. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Aida is filled with passionate storytelling, exuberant dancing and world-class staging and singing. See it when it takes the stage of the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
In celebration of the legendary musical's incredible 60th anniversary, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica. A true Broadway treasure that opened in 1957 and made a theatrical star of Lena Horne, the show features a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg and a score by the creative duo behind the unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz -- Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. Set just off the coast of Jamaica, the story centers on a simple island community in a fight to stave off the overreach of American commercialism. Surprising sets, colorful costumes and Calypso-inspired songs combine in Jamaica, coming to the stage of the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Repertory in New York City.
At Springfield High School, you better believe that the female population has hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! This holds especially true for the Wondrettes -- four gals with incredible voices who all want to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion, you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Crown City Theatre production in North Hollywood.
The Grammys are back in the Big Apple, and there's no better way to celebrate the 60th annual telecast than with a red-carpet viewing party and post-show bash, complete with a three-hour open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, celebrity appearances, live performances in house and DJs spinning Top 40, EDM and the hottest hip-hop tracks. Carragher's private event space in New York City boasts more than 20 LED flat screens so you can catch every minute of "Music's Biggest Night," and a portion of event proceeds are slated to go to VH1's Save the Music Foundation and MusiCares.
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man show spins a story that proves truth is way stranger than fiction, as it tells the tale of of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a 65-year-old German woman who somehow managed to live under the noses of the Nazis and later, the Communist government, despite keeping a dangerous secret. Inspired by playwright Doug Wright's conversations with von Mahlsdorf herself, I Am My Own Wife scored two Tonys in its Broadway run, and now comes to the stage of the Laguna Playhouse.
Can love overcome hate? In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret wedding ceremony. But when an escalating civil war encroaches on their fragile union, they can't escape its reach and lives are changed. Confronting the cost of intolerance, the powerful drama Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung makes its West Coast premiere at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. Don't miss this modern-day parable that explores America's relationship with Africa, and the human capacity for forgiveness.
Among the things you may see and/or hear while attending an NHL game at the Honda Center are: popular mascot Wild Wing, Ducks' superfan Snoop Dogg, the goal song "Bro Hymn" by Pennywise, a fight, an officially licensed Ducks bikini (in the team store), a Zamboni, a player (or several) slammed up against the glass, the resulting penalty horn and best of all, the 2016-17 Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks skating for domination. Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored his 800th point last season, becoming the team's all-time leader in assists and playoff goals, and puck-stopper John Gibson returns in goal, so this season is shaping up to be one of the best ever for the hometown flock.
The Adele Tribute "Hello" is the ultimate tribute to the world-famous and much-loved soul singer Adele, featuring songs from her debut album 19, her mega hit sensation 21 and record-breaking followup album 25. The Evergreen Experience delivers every song you love by Adele such as "Hello," "Rumor Has It," "Someone Like You," "When We Were Young," "Rolling in the Deep," "Set Fire To the Rain," "Send My Love To Your New Lover" and many more. You will feel powerful performances from the effervencent Ashley Monique Menard and the charming Jessica Stark. These women leaves audiences spellbound with rich, velvety and soulful vocals. Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Stark and Ashley Menard perform some of Winehouse's biggest hits at NYC's B.B.King Blues Club.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
If the chilly Philadelphia weather has got you down, why not take a trip down south to warm your spirits with delicious food, hot jazz and some of that world-famous hospitality? It'll be a shorter trip than you think, because all of this Southern comfort is coming north of the Mason-Dixon line to South Restaurant. Kick back for weekly jam sessions and performances by touring jazz musicians while enjoying the finest new Southern cuisine and cocktails available from the acclaimed restaurant and bar.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 9:00pm (Gerald Veasley CD Release Party)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Gerald Veasley CD Release Party)Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (JJ Sansaverino)Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 / 9:00pm (Special EFX, Chieli Minucci, Joel Rosenblatt, David Mann, Jay Rowe)Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 / 9:00pm (Tom Browne (Valentine))Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 / 9:00pm (Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble Featuring Nina Rodriguez )Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jeff Kashiwa and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 / 9:00pm (Michael Lington and Gerald Veasley)
An enigmatic woman, her brilliant father, and an unanticipated suitor. After the discovery of a groundbreaking proof, Catherine is confronted with the question of how much of her mathematician father's brilliance did she inherit -- and is that the only thing he passed on to her? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, David Auburn's Proof is a moving exploration of the nature of genius, women in mathematics, and father-daughter relationships. Don't miss this Catalyst [email protected] and The Nora Theatre Company production at Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as up-to-the-minute as they come, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar is stocked with martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, with a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 7:30pm / Kevin FarleyFriday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm / Kevin FarleyFriday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 9:45pm / Kevin FarleySaturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm / Kevin FarleySaturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 9:45pm / Kevin FarleyThursday, Feb. 1, 2018 / 7:30pm / Billy D. WashingtonFriday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm / Billy D. WashingtonFriday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 9:45pm / Billy D. Washington
Forget wine and roses -- wine and horses is a much more exciting combo, and you'll find them together at Santa Anita Park's annual Sunshine Millions California Cup event. Catch a full day of California and Cal-bred thoroughbred racing, as well as a wine festival featuring the best varietal and food pairings the Golden State has to offer. Also on tap is the historic running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, broadcast live from Florida's Gulfstream Park. General Admission includes admission to the club house, a daily racing program and tip sheet, a commemorative acrylic wine glass, 12 two-ounce tastings and grandstand seating, while the VIP ticket adds on an fast-track pass and event T-shirt, plus a $10 food voucher.
Step into the Roaring 20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's new spectacular immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled dance party. From scintillating dance numbers to high flying, death defying aerial acts, everything is inspired by the nostalgia of the 1920's with an edgy modern steampunk twist. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)
One of the nation's fastest-rising comedy stars, Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh is a huge crowd-pleaser with an abundance of energy, an in-your-face attitude and clever material. He's won numerous comedy competitions, opened for comedy stars like Russell Peters and Dave Chappelle, and has made appearances on Gabriel Iglesias' Stand-Up Revolution, The Family Guy and more. Now you can catch Singh when he headlines the Outsourced Comedy Tour, rolling into Tommy T's Comedy Pleasanton. He'll share the stage with some of comedy's finest Indian, Middle Easter and Hispanic comedians, including Samson Koletkar (co-founder of Desi Comedy Fest) and Sammy Obeid (America's Got Talent).
The silent Wizard of Oz bears little resemblance to the highly polished MGM musical released just 14 years later. However, due to the enduring worldwide popularity of Baum's Oz characters and stories, the silent Wizard of Oz remains an object of great curiosity among fans. The film departs radically from the novel upon which it is based, introducing new characters and exploits. Along with a completely different plot, the film is all set in a world that is only barely recognizable as the Land of Oz from the books. Join us and see Oz like you've never seen it: a feature-length adaptation from 1925 with a live keyboard music score by Jeff Rapsis, plus rare Georges Melies films with a live guitar music score by virtuoso guitarist Paul Bielatowicz.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
Get off the beaten path and venture into some of Los Angeles' hidden ethnic enclaves where locals live and eat like they did in their families' native countries. You'll enjoy sweet and savory tastings in markets, restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries and bakeries as you take in the lesser-traveled L.A. culture. You'll visit Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town while learning about historic architecture and East Hollywood life, and walking and riding the Metro through vibrant neighborhoods. The four-hour tour includes food and drink tastings, fare for the city bus rides and insightful commentary from your informative tour guide.
The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs Petrushka, Igor Stravinsky's brilliant, charming, and dramatic masterpiece of Modernist harmonies and rhythms, in this concert at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. You'll also be treated to the vivid musical pageantry of Ottorino Respighi's tone poem Fountains of Rome and Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2. Thierry Fischer conducts and acclaimed concert pianist and frequent San Francisco Symphony guest Jean-Yves Thibaudet lends his talents.
The Good Fight tells the story of The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the primary militant group pushing for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom during the early 20th century. Under the slogan "Deeds, not words," the WSPU, led by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members -- including Emmeline Pankhurst -- launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the "Cat and Mouse Act," under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health. To defend their members, the WSPU built "The Bodyguard" -- an all-female security team, trained in jiujitsu - and The Good Fight began. Experience this fascinating story at City Lit Theater in Chicago.
Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
The time is right to see The Play That Goes Wrong, an Olivier Award-winning comedy that's a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "a riotous explosion of comedy!" (Daily Beast) and "tons of fun for all ages!" (HuffPost). Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls The Play That Goes Wrong, "a gut-busting hit," and Cindy Adams of the New York Post has just one word for you: "GO!" It would be wrong to wait! See it at Lyceum Theatre in New York City.
Step back into a time when music was smooth, seductive and soulful. Experience a night of oldies and soul at the Winter Love Jam at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. This Winter Love Jam features the Motown soul sounds of the The Young Hearts ("Hey Love," "I've Got Love For My Baby"), Peaches & Herb ("Reunited", "Close Your Eyes," "Let's Fall in Love"), Sun ("If I Had a Choice"), the classic sounds of The Tempress ("Dedicated to the One I Love," "Love Maze," "Love Can Be So Wonderful"), along with the Chicano soul assassin from the Bronx, Mr. Joe Bataan ("My Cloud," "I Wish You Love," "Under the Street Lamp").
Broadway audiences fell in love with Kelli O'Hara when she played the lead role in The King and I -- and evidently critics did as well, considering she picked up a 2015 Tony Award for her performance. From other Tony-nominated turns in The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work if You Can Get It and South Pacific to roles on Blue Bloods and NBC's live production of Peter Pan, O'Hara is a versatile star of the stage and screen. In this night of music and conversation at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, O'Hara sits down with Sirus XM host Seth Rudetsky for a lively mix of behind-the-curtain Broadway stories and show-stopping songs.
You might not have heard about the hottest trend in nightlife -- especially since it involves keeping the sounds to yourself -- but it's called Quiet Clubbing, and it's a wild party. The latest event grooves into the Cantina Rooftop, a covered space on top of Stage 48 with an incredibly scenic view of New York. This time around, the cutting-edge bash features not one but three live DJs, spinning hip-hop, entrancing EDM tracks and Top 40 dance hits. You can access all the music via your free-to-use wireless headphones and switch between channels at any time. The volume's adjustable, so you can go as loud or as mellow as you like, and each set features LED lights that match the DJs, so you'll know which channel the cutie next to you just picked. And if you want to chat with your dance partner, just remove your headphones -- no yelling required at this club.
BATS Improv -- named the Bay Area's Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- presents a variety show full of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Located at Bayfront Theater in the Marina District, every BATS show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that's never the same show twice.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Theatresports: One Night Stand)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Split Decision)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Director’s Cut: The Oscar Goes To…)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Epic Romance)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Director’s Cut: The Oscar Goes To…)Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Epic Romance)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (Director’s Cut: The Oscar Goes To…)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (Epic Romance)
Imagine being a fly on the wall for a heated conversation between Dr. Sigmund Freud, the devoutly atheist father of psychoanalysis, and philosophical Christian writer-professor C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, on the very day that England enters into World War II. If your synapses started firing off at the mere thought of such a stimulating debate, you're in luck. Los Angeles' Odyssey Theatre Ensemble brings that imagined encounter to vivid life in Freud's Last Session. Don't miss this spirited and critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, which finds these two intellectual giants confronting each other over their beliefs concerning love, sex, death and the existence of God.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, Margaret Edson's Wit is a remarkable play, both intellectually challenging and emotionally immediate. A renowned professor of English, who's spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. She applies the aggressively probing and intensely rational approach she takes with poetry to her illness and treatment, with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
Jefferson Airplane was one of the biggest rock groups of the 1960s. The psych-rock legends performed at Woodstock, Monterey and at Altamont with the Rolling Stones. They also regularly shared a bill with the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. The band became known as Jefferson Starship in 1974 and they've gone on to play more than 2,000 concerts. Songs like "White Rabbit," "Somebody to Love" and "We Built This City" still resonate to this day, and now you can see Jefferson Starship in concert at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
It's New Year's 2017 in Rotterdam. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents and tell them she's a lesbian. But just before she hits Send, her girlfriend reveals that she's always identified as male, and now wants to start living as one. After playing in 2015-16 to sold out houses and critical acclaim in London, Rotterdam won the prestigious 2017 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theater; the first time a transgender-themed play has ever won. Playwright Jon Brittain's groundbreaking play features deeply relatable characters who are flawed and hilarious and a story line that asks powerful questions about love and identity. Now Skylight Theatre Company brings Rotterdam's West Coast premiere to the Los Angeles stage.
The Rat Pack Is Back, baby, and they're the definition of cool. A talented tribute group featuring uncanny vocal re-creations of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, The Rat Pack Is Back is a ring-a-ding journey through time that fills the Rosemont Theatre with the atmosphere of Vegas' Sands Hotel and casino, where the famous group performed their no-holds-barred nightclub act. They delivered style with substance, swing with swagger and a nonstop party to which everyone wanted access. Now you can see an uncanny recreation of one of the Rat Pack's raucous, antic-filled performances at the Rosemont Theatre, featuring renditions of such standards as Sinatra's "You Make Me Feel So Young," "A Foggy Day," Martin's "That's Amoré" and Davis' "Mr. Bojangles." Backing the singers is a swinging 12-piece live orchestra performing period-perfect orchestrations.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Every Saturday Night you can check out local comics on the rise as they test new material at Drafthouse Comedy Theater. Hosted by Three Guys On, the upcoming show features Randolph Terrance, a San Antonio to DC-area transplant whose work has been on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio and Comcast Comedy On Demand; and Andy Kline, who's worked with such big-name comics as Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes and Emo Philips. Both of these guys have performed in clubs across the country, so don't miss them when they bring the laughs home to DC.
Back by popular demand, Smoke on the Mountain returns to Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado. Get ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands as the rollicking musical comedy brings more than 30 powerhouse bluegrass/gospel tunes along with it. It's the end of the Great Depression and the Sanders Family Singers have stopped at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to perform their traveling gospel show for the congregation -- which just so happens to be you, the audience. Between dynamo bluegrass renditions of gospel classics such as "Amazing Grace" and "I'll Fly Away," the Sanders reveal their backstory, which is full of hilarious details the whole family will enjoy.
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast's funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
DC's longest-running stand-up open mic showcase continues as Attack of the Comics returns to the Drafthouse Comedy Theater for another night of big laughs. You'll see everything from young comics working through their sets to seasoned veterans testing out new material and everything in between. So join the rebellion and come out for this comedy showcase.
Every month, comedian Tim Miller hosts Who's in Here?, a comedy show based mostly on crowd work. This unique show features local comics improvising material based on the audience. If you're a good sport and don't mind literally being a part of the show, it'll be an experience like no other. Veteran comic Miller has made D.C. his home, so he knows what buttons to push to get a laugh. Head out to the Drafthouse Comedy Theater and take part in this interactive night of comedy.
Step aboard Show Boat, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, for a sweeping journey, epic score and touching story. As the Cotton Blossom riverboat travels the Mississippi, a cast of riverboat performers -- Julie, Joe, Queenie, Magnolia and Ravenal -- navigate the ups and downs of show business, love and loss in a time overshadowed by racial inequality. Don't miss this thrilling spectacle filled with memorable songs like "Ol' Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (of Mine)," "You are Love" and more when Show Boat sets sail at the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria.
The top comedians in New York City are among the best comedians in the world -- and you can catch their acts live at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club. Featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more, the Gramercy venue is committed to showcasing the best in modern comedy, from well-known stars to the hottest new names on the scene. The bar serves unique and delicious cocktails, and there's no drink minimum. If you want to make a night of it, make dinner reservations for before or after the show at the adjacent restaurant, which is run by executive chef Seth Levine.
The Second City has the fix for the post-holiday blues, as Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings you The Cure for The Common Comedy. Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest. See the stars of tomorrow performing both classic and all-new material to help you laugh your way into the new year.
An intriguing mix of stand-up comedy, music and sketches, Broad Way is a night of entertainment created by a diverse group of women, people of color and LGBTQ advocates. Veteran comic Franqi French, who has appeared on stage with a number of acts in addition to TV appearances on The Roland Martin Show, hosts this night of laughs, songs and skits.
Flappers Comedy Club brings Los Angeles' top comics to Burbank for a wide range of lively shows, from stand-up lineups featuring national headliners seen on network TV, HBO, BET and Comedy Central, to comedy contests showcasing up-and-coming performers. Throw in some weekly hilarious themed shows and a menu full of fries, wings, tots and margaritas. Flappers Burbank also hosts variety nights and other one-of-a-kind events. Plus, you never know what celebrity comics might drop by for a guest set.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 10:00pm (Hump Day Headliners With Jackie Loeb)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 10:00pm (Thirsty Thursday With Eric Deskin)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 10:00pm (Friday Night Headliners with Andy Haynes)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 5:00pm (Preacher Lawson from America's Got Talent)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Song In the Key of Funny Podcast)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 8:00pm (Tony Baker & Friends)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop Inn Tuesday)
Boston comedy hub Improv Asylum presents The NXT Show, a fast-paced improv revue that's back for another season of on-the-fly fun. A highly trained cast of talented performers brings this new comedic bounty of sketches -- Fresh AF -- to the stage at the Asylum. Here's how it works. The cast meets for two hours each week to pitch, learn and block new sketches to put up on Sunday and Tuesday nights. Mix those new sketches with their signature improv structures and no show is ever the same twice.
Join the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save the three Darling children -- Wendy, John and Michael -- from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. All it takes is a sprinkling of pixie dust to begin their magical journey across the stars. This beloved family classic includes unforgettable songs like "I Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," "I'm Flying" and "Neverland," which are sure to awaken your inner child. Fly away with the gang at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
In an era when "epic" stories are usually reserved for blockbuster franchises, Angels in America proves that some of the most fantastic, most panoramic, most important sagas still unfold on stage. Tony Kushner's Pulitzer-winning saga Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches follows two very different but equally troubled 1980s New York couples whose fates become intertwined by circumstance. Sparks fly as the play's large and sharply drawn cast (which ranges from the diabolical lawyer Roy Cohn to an actual angel) clash over the personal, the political and the theological. The dialogue is intense, layered and often humorous as the characters find their way through the minefields of AIDS, Reagan-era politics and their own conflicting issues. And now, they finally land on the Actor's Express stage in one of the most ambitious productions this powerhouse Atlanta theatre company has ever taken on.
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Over her long career, Carole King has recorded more than 25 solo albums, including Tapestry, which topped the U.S. album charts for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years. Her numerous hits include "You've Got A Friend," "I Feel the Earth Move," "It's Too Late" and "Beautiful" -- the title song of the mega-hit Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America's most prolific, honored and revered singer-songwriters. Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King faithfully re-creates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, bringing you a fantastic live performance of all the great music she's written and recorded to date. Feel the Earth Move at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Kirk Theatre production in NYC's famed Theatre Row.
Based on her real-life adventures, Italian Bred Comedy is a one-woman show from comedian Candice Guardino that details the life of a little girl growing up on Staten Island. Guardino slips in and out of multiple roles as she plays various members of her family, and also gets an assist from virtual cameos by Emmy winner Steve Schirripa (Blue Bloods), Mario Cantone (Sex & The City) and Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace). Don't miss this exciting new take on a solo show at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
An intimate portrait of Camelot's "queen mother," Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rose is an engrossing solo show set in the summer of 1969, just days after her only surviving son, Ted, has been implicated in the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Alone with her invalid husband in their house in Hyannis Port, Rose attempts to retrace the rise and fall of this great family -- from her husband's infidelity to her daughter Rosemary's tragic lobotomy and, of course, her sons John and Robert Kennedy's assassinations -- as they traversed continents, shaped history and inspired a nation. Rose was written by Kennedy scholar Laurence Leamer, author of the national bestseller The Kennedy Women, and is presented at Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.
A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong friendship tested by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as police officers in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. Written by Keith Huff (Madmen, House of Cards), A Steady Rain premiered on Broadway with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. Gremlin Theatre now brings this profound work to St. Paul, presented on the intimate stage of their new thrust theater.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf is Ntozake Shange's award-winning "choreopoem" -- poems set to music -- featuring a group of seven women, each representing a color of the rainbow, whose interrelated stories explore their societal and personal struggles. Both a joyous celebration of African-American culture and a real portrait of the struggle of an oppressed minority, these 20 beautiful vignettes inspire laughter and tears before the women come together in the end, drawing strength from one another and rising as symbols of hope for women of color everywhere. Experience this heart-wrenching yet hopeful work at Obsidian Theater in Houston.
When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to spend the night together, nothing is ever the same in the new drama Afterglow. Premiering just in time for the Pride Parade, this incisive play by writer-director S. Asher Gelman delves into the complications that arise from what is supposed to be just a physical encounter. Rocked by new feelings of intimacy, all three men must confront their own definitions of love and trust. Don't miss Afterglow off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre.
The title says it all -- this is a unique evening of entertainment, even for New York City. Eight hunks display all of their charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. This sensational revue features 16 original songs, from the sassy opening number, "Gratuitous Nudity" to the hilarious "Bliss of a Bris." Naked Boys Singing, which made its triumphant return to off-Broadway last year, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a sure-fire crowd pleaser for bachelorette parties, girls and boys nights out or just a roaring good time for anyone who appreciates the male form, a good laugh and great music.
Mix Roots, The Wizard of Oz and In Living Color together and you come out with Insurrection: Holding History, a powerful, raucous new work at Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. When Ron, a young, gay African-American graduate student trying to complete his thesis on Nat Turner's slave rebellion, is feeling lost in his life and alienated from his family his 189-year-old great, great grandfather TJ takes him back in time to meet Turner in the flesh. Both men find answers they never expected in this work that deals with racial identity and sexuality, forcing you to change how you see the past, and just maybe yourself as well.
MJ Live recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time: "The King of Pop," Michael Jackson. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean" and "Beat It," uncanny impersonator Michael Firestone brings all of the Gloved One's staples to life. He'll share the Rosemont Theatre stage with Prince tribute band The Purple Xperience. Fronted by singer Marshall Charloff, the five-piece band rocks all the pop legend's greatest hits, including "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy" and of course, "Purple Rain."
Ariel, everyone's darling from The Little Mermaid, is not feeling it. Betrayed by Eric, cursed by Ursula, she is ready to kick ass and take names in this 90-minute musical parody that picks up where the Disney fairy tale left off. Tired of playing by the rules, Ariel is reinventing herself, and along the way she takes on love, fame, Walt Disney, and anyone and anything that's ever tried to keep a woman in her place. The show is a kaleidoscope of fantastic drag, sexy sailors, outrageous costumes, and all your favorite' 80s disco tracks re-imagined and served up hot. Grab your bestie, throw on something cute, and get ready to rock the house with Ariel and her boys in this must see theater event at Club Cafe in Boston.
Few music venues in the world are as iconic as the Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan to Chick Corea and Diana Krall have graced its stage. Now, this legendary venue is coming west. Located downstairs at the Napa Valley Opera House, the Blue Note Napa brings you that same blend of jazz greats and hot young stars on the scene, while adding a little wine country flavor to the mix. With gourmet farm to table cuisine and, of course, terrific local wines, the Blue Note Napa puts a fresh spin on the jazz club experience while keeping the focus on what matters most: the music.
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young boy who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave, presented by ENCORE Theatre Group, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Spanning time from the invention of the wheel to modern-day suburbia, The Skin of Our Teeth is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Thornton Wilder at his most delightfully playful and provocative. Constellation Theatre Company presents this allegorical satire following the Antrobus family of New Jersey, and their melodramatic maid Sabina, as the perpetually befuddled yet indefatigable clan deals with mammoths and dinosaurs in their living room, multiple Ice Ages, biblical floods, and -- horrors upon horrors -- political conventions, persevering in the face of an absurd series of catastrophes. Through it all, The Skin of Our Teeth is also the story of the theater company putting on the play, adding yet another layer of meaning as this wildly entertaining production from Constellation Theatre Company takes the stage of the Source in Washington D.C.
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ben Rice Band With Anni Piper)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doctorfunk)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble – Live Louisiana Zydeco)Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 / 8:00pm (Seth Walker)Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Chris Eger Band Featuring Baby Cakes)Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Jones Struggle)Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 8:00pm (CD Woodbury Trio)Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 / 8:00pm (The 44s)
Chances are if you at all listen to podcasts, you've devoured S-Town. And if you don't, well, after this event, you'll undoubtedly start. Produced by Serial and This American Life, this investigative journalism podcast, hosted and co-created by Brian Reed, takes you to a small town in Alabama, where you meet John B. McLemore. This quirky, frustrating and heartbreaking antiquarian horologist believes a murder has been committed in his hometown -- but that's only the beginning. In Creating S-Town: A New Way to Tell a Story, Brian Reed and executive producer Julie Snyder come to San Francisco's Curran theater to take you behind the scenes of the groundbreaking (and record-breaking) podcast. You'll hear audio outtakes and details that didn't make it into the final version as the creators reveal just what went into making S-Town the phenomenon it became.
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflects Nguyen's irreverent humor and pop-culture-obsessed aesthetic as it crisscrosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at The Lyceum Space in San Diego.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
A group of unemployed steel workers go The Full Monty in this hit Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar-nominated film. In this Americanized stage adaptation written by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, six men decide to raise some much-needed cash by staging a striptease act. But as they aren't exactly your typical beefcakes, what they end up creating is the most unforgettable display of pale, flabby flesh that their blue-collar town has ever seen -- all while conquering their inner demons, improving their self-esteem and learning some important lessons about friendship. The Full Monty was nominated for a whopping 10 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical, and now San Diego Musical Theatre brings this touching, funny and crowd-pleasing show to the Horton Grand Theatre.
Love drama? How about babies switched at birth, kidnapping, poisoning, witches burned at the stake and civil strife? That's just the tip of the iceberg in Il Trovatore, the action-packed opera featuring some of Verdi's most famous music. Performed by the Metropolitan Opera, the action is ramped up to 10, as bitter enemies Manrico and Count di Luna battle for the love of Leonora without the knowledge that they are brothers. An amazing choral feast, this production features powerful songs and dramatic music that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Based on the beloved children's novel by Lois Lowry (Number the Stars), The Giver is one of the most haunting dystopian tales ever written. Set in a world seemingly free of poverty, crime, sickness and unemployment, young Jonas enjoys a "perfect" childhood. When he turns 12, he is chosen for special training with The Giver, the keeper of memories for his community. But during the training, he discovers the contradictions of his supposedly perfect world and grows determined to regain power over his own destiny. Enjoy this modern classic at Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
It's 1959 at Emerson's Bar and Grill in Philadelphia, where the audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, just four months before her death. Many of her hit songs are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences, creating a riveting portrait of a blues and jazz legend and her music. This production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill is part of an unprecedented collaboration between the DCPA and Vintage Theatre, and will star the first lady of Denver, Mary Louise Lee, as Billie Holiday. See this recreation of a singular night in music history, written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Betty Hart, in Aurora.
Ride in comfort on a six-hour tour (with tastings) of two of Washington's award-winning estate wineries amidst lush rural Northwest scenery. You'll travel across Lake Washington via Seattle's famous 7,700 foot-long Evergreen Point floating bridge to Woodinville in the heart of Western Washington's winery region. The area is widely recognized as America's No. 2 wine region and produced the world's No. 1 wine for 2010, as voted by readers of Wine Spectator magazine. The bus will stop for tastings at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery as well as at one other winery, most commonly Goose Ridge Winery or one of the other area favorites. After lunch, your roomy tour bus or van will move on through scenic landscapes, like the rolling Cascade mountain foothills, past horse ranches and beautiful flower farms en route to the spectacular 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Along the way, you'll stop at Boehm's Chocolate Factory in Issaquah for a taste of their treats. The return journey to Seattle goes over Lake Washington on the Interstate 90 Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, the world's third-longest floating bridge.
L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love is utterly charming, with music that sparkles and a playful libretto. This hit production of Donizetti's comedy is set in rural Italy, where Nemorino, performed by the acclaimed tenor Vittorio Grigolo, is mad for Adina (played by Aleksandra Kurzak), who doesn't know he exists. He'll do anything -- confess, dissemble, enlist -- to get Adina to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, played by Alessandro Corbelli, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a romantically comic whirlwind. Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani play the leads, while the baton is wielded by conductor Domingo Hindoyan and the gorgeous costumes are by six-time Tony-winning designer Catherine Zuber (The King and I, The Royal Family). The opera is sung in Italian with subtitles in English, German, Italian and Spanish, and a glass of champagne or a nonalcoholic beverage is included with each ticket.
The disco-fueled interactive dance party known as The Donkey Show, very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, puts you smack in the middle of the action in a funky Cambridge lounge setting. Featuring two full bars and a dance floor, OBERON's Diane Paulus-created wonderland was inspired by Studio 54 in its heyday, when celebrities and art icons would mix and mingle with kids from Queens, and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack would be shaking the speakers. While you -- and the rest of the audience -- drink, dance to disco classics or just check out the action, the motley crew of characters in this glammed-up, sex-fueled version of Shakespeare's play re-enact the hilariously chaotic tale of a magic elixir that wreaks havoc at the nightclub. But it's mostly just a cool boogie-filled bash.
Young Will Shakespeare is desperate. He has writer's block and owes two demanding producers a new comedy--a half-baked mess titled Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Enter his inspiration: Viola. Smart, beautiful and Will's greatest admirer, she will stop at nothing--including breaking the law--to be in his play. As their love blossoms, so does his greatest masterpiece. Mistaken identities, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics make this romantic feast "a joyous celebration of theatre" (Daily Telegraph).
The entertainment extravaganza known as Kiss Kiss Cabaret combines comedy, burlesque, magic and juggling for an ever-changing, always-fresh weekly variety show. The long-standing Chicago production has moved to a new, state-of-the-art venue -- Uptown Underground. Hosted by funny and bawdy personalities and backed by a red-hot band, the Kiss Kiss Coquettes entertain with their seductive striptease. But each exciting show also features comedians, feats of magic, juggling, acrobatics and plenty of special guests. Plus, you can purchase libations from a fully stocked bar before and during the show.
You probably won't find a Golden Ticket in your chocolate anytime soon, but you can snap up the sweetest ticket in the Atlanta area: a ticket to Willy Wonka KIDS, a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Loaded with Oompa-Loompas, chocolate rivers, wacky inventions and edible masterpieces, Willy Wonka KIDS is candy for the eyes, ears and spirit. Follow young Charlie Bucket as he wins his way inside the world's most mysterious chocolate factory, run by the wondrous Mr. Wonka. Featuring a youth cast and cherished songs like "Pure Imagination" and "The Candyman," along with a ton of new songs, this delectable production at OnStage Atlanta is perfect for both the young and the young at heart.
Being a widow in rural Alabama ain't easy. High-school teacher Lizzy Nash is on a leave of absence after the sudden death of her husband when odd duck Jack Key moves in next door. The two are drawn to each other. They confound each other. Each is hiding emotions from one another and themselves. Maytag Virgin follows their neighborly interactions over the span of a year. Most are funny, some are revealing. But will they have the one that is profound? Find out when this stirring drama comes to the Main Stage at Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
More than 45,000 people voted across 128 categories, and the highest-voted brews are at the Factory Floor of Industry City! Clear your calendar and dust off that winter chill with the second annual Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival! Your Early Admission ticket lets you be among the first to sample a slew of top-notch craft beers. You'll get an extra 30 minutes to enjoy tastings of Brooklyn's best brews like Greenpoint, Braven, Kelso and more, plus tastings on sale for a steal from over 20 top chefs. It's not just a party for your taste buds either, with hit music from curated DJs and in-the-know finds all in one place.
Playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Harvey, her classic comedy about a mild-mannered middle-aged man named Elwood, his domineering, social-climber sister Veta, and Elwood's best friend -- a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey. To save her family from the horror of embarrassment, Veta tries to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but plans go awry and Veta gets hospitalized instead, setting off a hilarious chain of events. A long-running Broadway hit, Harvey was adapted into an Oscar-winning 1950 movie starring James Stewart. Now it comes to the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale.
Local businessman and manufacturer Joe Keller developed a bitter history with his business partner after dealing with profound tragedy during World War II. Despite the odds, love blossoms between Joe's son Chris and his partner's daughter Ann. Joe is destined to face old dilemmas and defend his decisions in this electrifying family drama. All My Sons established playwright Arthur Miller as an American theater icon, and won the 1947 Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play. Court Theatre's production is directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and features Timothy Edward Kane (An Iliad; One Man, Two Guvnors; Harvey) and the return of both John Judd (Gross Indecency, Lettice and Lovage) and Kate Collins (Nora, The Real Thing) to the Court stage in Chicago.
Cruel Intentions, the awesomest of all '90s teen dramas, comes to New York in tongue-in-cheek musical form, after a pair of sold-out runs in L.A. -- at which original stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair bestowed their blessing upon it. Based on the famed Les Liaisons dangereuses, this titillating tale of sex, drugs and moody pop revolves around a pair of devious upper-crust New York step-siblings who wager on a girl's loss of innocence, snaring them in an ever-growing web of lies, lust and revenge. Filled with rad throwback hits like "Lovefool," "Just A Girl," "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Bittersweet Symphony" and co-starring Home Improvement mom Patricia Richardson, this intimate live musical event comes complete with cocktails for purchase at Le Poisson Rouge. So there's just one question left: "Are you in, or are you out?"
It was a publisher who decided to title Beethoven's E-flat concerto "Emperor," but it surely fits. Majestic, striding, and tender, the Fifth Piano Concerto is not only a crowning achievement among Beethoven's compositions, but among all the piano concertos written before or since. The Orchestra presents two American works at the Atlanta Symphony Hall: Bernstein's classic Symphony No. 1, and the graffiti-inspired "Everything Lasts Forever" by the Orchestra's own Michael Kurth.
Annie and her brother Jack climb up into their backyard treehouse and climb back down more than 400 years in the past in the Midwest premiere of this hip-hop musical based on the acclaimed book by children's author Mary Pope Osborne. Teaming up with none other than William Shakespeare himself, the daring sibling duo must overcome a severe case of stage fright to save the playwright's big show -- and in the process discover that history is made by people who conquer their fears. Full of Hamilton-style hip-hop beats, Magic Tree House: Showtime With Shakespeare at the Apollo Theater in Chicago is a tuneful tale of time travel and theater.
The show is guaranteed to be hilarious and new every time Laugh Out Loud Theater performs Weekend Improv. Done in the same fully improvised style as hit shows like Whose Line Is it Anyway?, Weekend Improv combines live action, video and audience participation into a truly unique, laugh-filled evening -- all in an intimate, cabaret setting. From scenes and songs to crazy games -- it's all made up on the spot and based on audience suggestions. You never know what might happen next, but it's sure to leave you in stitches.
You see, it's all very, very simple: Though they abhor social obligations of any sort, two wily young bachelors pretend to be earnest -- while masquerading as guys named Ernest -- as they set out to win their well-dowried ladies' hearts. Of course, their plan goes hilariously, wonderfully awry. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's enduring 1895 satire, is a wittily sly romp through Victorian society, filled with one-liners and double entendres that still pack a mighty comic punch today. Catch this production at Santa Ana's Attic Community Theater.
Davis Musical Theatre Company presents one of the funniest shows on Earth, Monty Python's Spamalot. This winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, written by Monty Python alum Eric Idle, lovingly steals from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail to tell the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they set off on their epic quest. However, in a fun diversion from the real story, this hilarious musical that pokes winking fun at Broadway musicals features such hilarious oddities as a line of beautiful dancing divas, flatulent Frenchmen, cows and killer rabbits.
The Hatfields and the McCoys were at the center of the most famous -- and infamous -- family feud in American history. These two rural families, living in Kentucky and West Virginia, have become synonymous with family honor, justice and revenge for the war they fought with words and weapons. Inspired both by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and factual events, Hatfield & McCoy takes place in a philosophically polarized America just as it's emerging from the Civil War. Romance and gunfire erupt when young Rose Anna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield fall in love, marry in secret and vow to reconcile their feuding families against all odds. Their tale of woe is served up with a heaping helping of original Americana tunes, connecting times past to a very familiar present. See it on the stage of The House Theatre of Chicago's Chopin Theatre.
It's hard not to melt at the layered wrinkles of a French bulldog or the scrunched nose of a pug. Get some cuddle time with your favorite dog breed and learn about why these bundles of cuteness are undeniably adorable at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show. The battle for top dog in the Bay Area will be decided over the course of two days at the Cow Palace as 1,200 dogs, representing more than 135 breeds, compete for Best in Show. This fun event for the whole family also features fly-ball, a fashion show and Best Puppy competitions. Don't forget to take a gander at the animal-friendly exhibitor seminars in between the excitement.
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Two cops, three crooks and eight doors add up to one night full of laughs in Unnecessary Farce. Filled with doors slamming, clothes flying and bagpipes piping, this award-winning, over-the-top comedy by Paul Slade Smith centers on two inept police officers assigned to bring down a corrupt mayor in a sting operation. But everything that can go wrong does, leading to mix-ups and mayhem on both sides of the law. With its rapid-fire barrage of bawdy jokes and increasingly ridiculous situations, it would be a crime to miss this production of Unnecessary Farce at the Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The assassination of Malcolm X -- both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared -- is brought to vivid, lyrical life in award-winning writer Marcus Gardley's new play, X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures and explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s. Now, this gripping New York Times "Critic's Pick" comes to off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clement's from The Acting Company.
Steve Martin is more than just a beloved actor, he's also one of the theater world's freshest and funniest playwrights. The Underpants is the great actor-comedian's laugh-out-loud satire of the bourgeois manners and customs of the early 20th century. When young Louise's underpants accidentally fall down in full public view, it turns her into a celebrity of sorts and jeopardizes the civil service career of her very conservative, stuffed-shirt husband. Her 15 minutes of fame reach an apex when she's recognized by the two infatuated men who are renting the couple's spare room. Enjoy a cavalcade of double entendres with The Underpants at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously. Agatha disappeared for 11 days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. Enjoy this Seattle Public Theater production at The Bathhouse Theater.
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
As the co-writer (along with his wife, Ruth Gordon) of maybe the greatest battle-of-the-sexes comedy ever, the Tracy-Hepburn classic Adam's Rib, Garson Kanin could turn out a barrage of rapid-fire witty lines like nobody. But his first big hit came on the Broadway stage with the screwball comedy Born Yesterday (later turned into an Oscar-nominated film). This remarkably modern play centers on unscrupulous tycoon Harry Brock, who, accompanied by his ex-showgirl mistress, heads off to Washington to purchase a few congressmen. Brock hires a journalist to soften Billie's rough edges for D.C. society, but the tables turn when Brock discovers that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. Don't miss Kanin's firecracker dialogue in this San Francisco Playhouse production.
See Homeland's Marin Ireland in the heartbreaking and humorous drama Irounbound, which explores the life of Darja, a hardworking Polish immigrant. Her story unfolds at a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, flashing through more than 20 years and three relationships, one of which resulted in her troubled son Alex. Now she's forced to decide just how much of her fiercely earned pride and self-respect she's willing to sacrifice for her offspring. This gritty and darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury, penned by prize-winner Martyna Majok, comes to the Geffen Playhouse Gil Cates Theater, after being chosen a New York Times Critic's Pick for its East Coast run.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Based on historical events, this provocative drama tells the story of the charming and clever philandering priest, Urbain Grandier -- a 17th-century Don Juan who racks up male enemies and lovelorn women with equal ease. But when an entire convent of nuns falls in love with him, he's accused of witchcraft and condemned to be burned at the stake. GUILT delves into the intolerance, xenophobia and persecution of the powers that be, depicting a collision between five people who cannot tell truth from lies. Don't miss the world premiere of John Shand's GUILT at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.
It all starts off with an audience suggestion in the improv play Hitch*Cocktails, where you'll get to see a full-length thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. Each night could be a totally different production, but every show features live music and parlor games for everybody to enjoy. At The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, expect car chases, murder, beautiful women and plenty of drinks.
Mistaken identities, outrageous plot twists, slapstick comedy and a slew of self-obsessed performers desperately trying to keep things from falling apart -- it's the royal formula for king of the farce Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor). In this fast-paced comedy set in Buffalo in 1953, a husband-and-wife acting team with a crumbling marriage struggle to keep their repertory ensemble together long enough to allow famed director Frank Capra to see them perform. But with a pregnant ingenue, a drunk leading man and a surprise visit from their daughter, things soon go horribly (and hilariously) wrong. Catch Moon Over Buffalo at the Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica.
Looking for an antidote to all that holiday madness -- the relentless jingles, the relatives, the vicious fights for the very last Turbo-Man action figure? Now you can get away from it all, by booking a trip on The Polarizing Express: Dysfunction Junction, with your conductor: Brave New Workshop. You'll ride the rails of comedy, stopping off in Belly Laugh Junction and -- O.K., enough of that metaphor. All you need to know is: for over 50 years, Brave New Workshop has been cracking up the Twin Cities and producing comedy stars (Louie Anderson, Penn Jillette and Al Franken, to name a few). So if you're looking to laugh off the craziness this holiday season, they can deliver.
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Neil Simon is essentially the king of playwriting, so it's a guarantee that you'll dig yet another piece in the repertoire of greatness, Rumors. It's a first-rate farce packed with broad physical comedy, loaded with his trademark wit and plenty of high-octane, door-slamming energy. It all starts when three affluent couples arrive at an upper-crust Manhattan anniversary party to discover that their host -- who happens to be the Deputy Mayor of New York -- has accidentally shot himself through the earlobe, while his wife and their staff are missing. Intrigued? Desperate to save the mayor's reputation, the couples go to zany lengths to keep the police and press from finding out the truth. Don't miss this gem of a comedy at the John Hand Theater in Denver.
Join influential architect Addison Mizner and his wheeling-dealing brother Wilson on their picaresque misadventures from the Alaskan Gold Rush to India, Hawaii, Guatemala and their eventual development of Boca Raton, Florida. Spanning 40 years, musical travelogue Road Show follows the mismatched brothers through all of their opportunistic ups and downs to tell an amazing true story. Tony-winning playwright John Weidman (Contact) reunited with living legend Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) to create this Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning musical, which you can catch at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Based on Chaim Potok's beloved novel, and adapted by Aaron Posner and Potok, The Chosen is an award-winning tale about tolerance, compassion and how embracing the differences of others brings wisdom and understanding to ourselves. Set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, against the backdrop of World War II, the revelation of the Holocaust and the desperate struggle of Zionism, The Chosen is a moving coming-of-age story about two observant Jewish boys who live only five blocks -- yet seemingly worlds -- apart. Sometimes called a "Jewish Catcher in the Rye," The Chosen made Potok a literary star in 1967. Now, Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre brings this beautiful story to the stage.
The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / NoonSunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / NoonGood for Any Date Through December 31, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
Enjoy a relaxing brunch aboard an elegant yacht as dazzling waves and soft breezes set the mood for a weekend morning getaway featuring free-flowing bubbly. This scenic two-hour Hornblower Yachts cruise sails through the always-picturesque San Francisco Bay, with a magnificent view of landmarks such as Coit Tower, the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and more. The enticing brunch buffet is stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrees and desserts and includes sparkling wine as well as juice, coffee, tea and water. Live music is performed throughout, providing the perfect backdrop for this visual and culinary feast that's enjoyable for locals and sightseers alike.
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Stand-up star, writer, podcaster and social critic Bill Burr (F is for Family) headlines a Boston for Barry Fundraiser at The Laugh Factory - Hollywood. This comedy benefit raises funds for Barry Crimmins -- one of the founding fathers of Boston's comedy scene -- who's currently battling cancer. Catch a lineup full of Beantown's finest who are all working together to pitch in for Crimmins' medical bills.
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and you gotta hear your favorite Jerome Kern tunes. Come to our cabaret at The Paul Sprenger Theatre in Washington DC for stage and screen hits from the father of American Musical Theatre. Six singers bring these timeless songs to life in All the Things that You Are, an uplifting revue with Reenie Codelka on piano. The Show Boat is back in town, so grab your tickets, and all aboard for hits like "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Ol' Man River," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "The Song Is You," "Look For The Silver Lining," "A Fine Romance" and many more!
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness -- and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital -- Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Enjoy Wit at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.
The Atlanta Gladiators offer three hours of exciting, action-packed entertainment at the spectacular Infinite Energy Center. The Gladiators, an affiliate of the NHL Boston Bruins, take on the top prospects of numerous NHL teams throughout the season. You won't want to miss any of the hard-hitting action as the Gladiators battle it out in their quest for the Kelly Cup. Hit up some of the arena's fully stocked concessions areas for everything from specialty hot dogs to fried pickles. Chill with a craft beer or match the on-the-ice intensity with a Rockstar Energy Drink.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 2:05pm (vs. Orlando Solar Bears) Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 / 7:35pm (vs. Manchester Monarchs) Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Jacksonville Icemen) Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 / 7:05pm (vs. Kalamazoo Wings) Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 / 7:35pm (vs. Orlando Solar Bears)
Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, during which you'll sip delicious wine while taking in the gorgeous sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to several samples from The Organic Cellar, whose offerings are organically grown and pesticide-free. There's also cheese, crackers, fruit and nuts to go with the wine, and the vessel features a cash bar offering additional beverages for purchase. The 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing deck and the smoothest ride on the water.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 5:30pmGood for Any Date Through December 31, 2018 (Reserve in Advance)
They say thirty is the new twenty but as 30-somethings are we looking to date actual 20-year-olds? How many times have you hit the Austin bar scene only to feel super out of place surrounded by 21-year-olds, wondering where people your age are really hanging out? If you find yourself relating to this in any way, then this is the event for you. Meet 10-20, "30-something" singles at this speed dating event at the Draft Pick.
Stay up late with The Second City as they bring you their latest and greatest with After Hours, a late-night improv show. It's interactive. It's hyperactive. It's the most fun you can have past bedtime. Come see an entirely improvised, entirely ridiculous 60 minutes that'll leave you with a full-fledged comedy hangover at Chicago's UP Comedy Club.
The misadventures of an Egyptian "Ceremonial Police Orchestra" stranded in a remote Israeli town are hardly the ordinary fare of a Broadway musical. Nonetheless, The Band's Visit -- starring acclaimed actor Tony Shalhoub -- captivated theater audiences and critics alike. But that fictional band didn't start off on stage; it sprang to life in a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, one of the best movies of the year according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Streicker Center hosts a free film screening and a discussion with key players in its screen-to-stage journey, including Shalhoub and Eran Kolirin, the film's screenwriter and director.
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like Spies Among Us, which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and Exquisitely Evil, a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. Exquisitely Evil features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 10:00am-6:00pm (Last Entry at 5:00pm)
What's better than brunch? Only one thing: Brunch and a live show. Seattle's classic winter Wonderland brings together a cast of A-list performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. This holiday spectacular turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet where you can order a special brunch from Pike's Place Market, carefully crafted with market-fresh seasonal ingredients. This afternoon cabaret is lighthearted holiday fun for the whole family.
Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring the world-famous Moonlight Dolls. You'll be dazzled by the Dolls' signature pop-up style that promises a one-of-a-kind weekend thrill. Host Abby Cadabra (Winner - Best Tease, San Antonio Burlesque Festival) leads the glittering troupe through electrifying aerial acts (keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous, gravity-defying Ariel Airheart) and sizzling dance numbers. For additional purchase, you can dine on classic brunch fare like French Toast & Fried Chicken in Houston's elegant and sunny Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. Cap your weekend with the yummy cocktails, delectable brunch and pastie-perfect production of The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch.
Following a devastating tropical storm, love blooms in unexpected places in Once On This Island. This romantic musical from the creators of Ragtime and Anastasia combines elements of both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid. With infectious rhythms, rousing dance and a stirring message of unity, this Tony-nominated hit tells the fairy-tale story of forbidden love between young peasant girl Ti Moune and a handsome aristocrat from across the island. When their cultures keep them apart, powerful island gods guide Ti Moune on a remarkable quest to reunite with her true love. From Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) and choreographer Camille A. Brown, this soaring celebration of hope and the human spirit makes its way to Broadway's Circle In The Square Theatre.
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Comedy Circus!)Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mark Christopher Lawrence, NBC's Chuck, GLEE, Weeds, Seinfeld, Terminator 2, and More!)Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Daniel Eachus as seen on Comedy Central, The Sideshow Network, Laughs On Fox!)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special)Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 9:45pm (The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 7:30pm (The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special)Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 / 9:45pm (The World Famous Mad House Comedy Club Showcase Special)Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (It's the Mad House Favorites Show!)
Winner of nine Tony Awards in its original run and successfully revived five times on Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof follows the struggles of Tevye, a poor dairyman in an early-1900s Russian village, who's doing his best to honor and maintain the Jewish customs of his ancestors. Times are changing, though, and his five daughters are eager to follow the new ways. But when dangerous forces threaten the village's traditional way of life, Tevye's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and his people. This heartwarming favorite is filled with life, laughter and memorable songs, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "To Life." Catch this true American classic in Irvine at Westminster Community Playhouse.
Turn your imagination upside down with Topsy Turvy, Creating Arts Company's newest interactive mini-musical. When the descendants of fairy tale villains and royalty end up on the opposite sides of their parents, the world is turned upside down. While the parents try to put things back the way they were, their children show them that compromise and compassion can help make their world a better place. Help turn the world right-side up as you sing along, boo the villains and cheer the heroes! Come early to Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City and order special Fairy Tale Land drinks, snacks or brunch. Afterward, kids can meet their favorite characters for autographs and pictures.
From the minds behind such satirical gems as 90210! The Musical! and Katdashians comes a new stage musical parody of one of the most beloved and popular sitcoms ever to hit the airwaves. Friends the Musical Parody brings back Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe as the actors playing them belt out show tunes with titles such as "The Only Coffee Shop in New York City," "The Ballad of Fat Monica," and "Oh. My. God. It's Janice!" Packed with references like Marcel the monkey, the smelly cat, and other iconic moments from the series' illustrious history, Friends the Musical Parody is a hilarious yet loving send-up of a pinnacle of American television. Join the gang at St. Luke's Theatre in New York City.
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Enjoy one of Neil Simon's best plays when Barefoot in the Park comes to the stage of the Glendale Centre Theatre.
An evening of classic close-up magic, The Magic Parlour features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, The Magic Parlour combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member.
The women of Second City bet you 72 cents on the dollar you'll fall head over heels for She the People. A lineup of Chicago comedians come together at UP Comedy Club each Sunday to deliver this hilarious Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves. This mimosa-and-madness-fueled feminist foray takes on everything from having it all to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send your sex back to the Middle Ages. Join them as they dismantle the patriarchy and tackle insanely relevant topics in today's society, all with sharp wit and even sharper tongues.
An elegant yet whimsical homage to the Edwardian era and the creations of illustrator-author Edward Gorey, the Edwardian World's Faire is part of the world-famous Edwardian Ball. This unique extravaganza merges live music, theater, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs and character play into a whirlwind cultural adventure. You can peruse the unique vendor bazaar, wander the haunted grounds of the 1909 Masonic Ballroom, sip locally distilled absinthe cocktails and try your hand at parlor games. This year, the annual event features The Raging Tide: or, The Black Doll's Imbroglio, a one-of-a-kind interactive Gorey tale. Get decked out in a fanciful costume of your own, then experience this decadent evening at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
The lady in the long black dress is high-tailing it into the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center with some heavenly music and it's sure to be "Fabulous, Baby!" In Sister Act: The Musical, watch disco diva Deloris Van Cartier go incognito -- in a convent, of all places -- and breathe new life into the rigid Mother Superior, the uptight church and the entire community. Based on the rousing 1992 film, this theatrical adaptation features original music by Tony-and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.
Written by Lee Blessing (author of the Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated play A Walk in the Woods), For the Loyal focuses on Toby and Mia, married graduate students with a bright future, including a baby on the way and a college coaching job for Toby. But when he gets her enmeshed in an unseemly team secret, she's forced to decide where her loyalties truly lie. Inspired by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, this Interrobang Theatre Project production at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio One takes an unconventional and provocative look at how one woman traverses a no-win situation.
Ben Bailey headlines a stand-up block at the Irvine Improv. Known for his quick wit, the veteran comic's won multiple Daytime Emmys for his role as the host and producer of Discovery Channel's hit series Cash Cab. Watch him put his long-running TV gig in park long enough to earn some onstage laughs.
If you're slow on the social media uptake, not up on apps and still can't figure out how to pronounce "gif," Megabytes! is the production for you. This musical revue features comedic songs and sketches that delve into the frustrations, annoyances and occasional joys of surviving in a high-tech world. Playwright Morris Bobrow ushers you through the kinds of relatable situations your basic, everyday non-techie person knows all too well. Log off from swiping, scrolling and surfing and spend a little quality analog time at San Francisco's Shelton Theater.
Here come the Suns, back for their 50th anniversary season in the NBA, with interim head coach Jay Triano set for the year and guard Devin Booker setting all kinds of franchise records (70-point game, anyone?) before the ripe ol' age of 21. And Booker continues to go bananas, leading the team in points per game and assists. With top rebounder Tyson Chandler and three-point threat Mike James on the court, Phoenix has a chance to bring the heat as they take on division rivals like the L.A. Clippers, Portland and Oklahoma City. There's not a bad seat to be found at Talking Stick Resort Arena, so come out and join the fun with the Suns' famous gorilla mascot and a fired-up crowd.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. New York Knicks)Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 / 8:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Utah Jazz)Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 / 1:00pm (vs. Charlotte Hornets)Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 / 8:30pm (vs. San Antonio Spurs)Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Denver Nuggets)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Los Angeles Clippers)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (vs. Portland Trail Blazers)
Nothing captures the magic of the season like gliding over the ice with your loved ones at an outdoor rink, especially if that rink is at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. With its lawns, fountains and footbridges, the Lakes' charming town square feel gets a holiday makeover, with Christmas lights glittering off the pond to set the mood. Your ticket gets you admission, skate rental and a cup of hot chocolate. Make a day of it by sinking your teeth into an Umami Burger or some modern Mexican deliciousness from Sabor Cocina Mexicano. You can even take care of some of your holiday shopping while you're at it! It probably won't be a white Christmas in SoCal, but this is a terrific way to bring some of the winter wonderland warm and fuzzies to your holidays.
Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, this new work by one of America's greatest living dramatists is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime. Adrienne Kennedy, the doyenne of African-American drama, is also one of America's most celebrated dramatic innovators. This world premiere of her first new play in a decade is directed by Evan Yionoulis at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
Who knew a winter show could be so steamy? Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret's holiday cabaret Wonderland brings together a talented cast of performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia that's bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. Set at Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, this holiday soiree turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet, with plenty of classic beauty and flirtatious artistry (watch out for the performers swinging from chandeliers overhead!) in a titillating, feel-good show that combines "song, dance and old-school sexy winter sparkle" (Seattle Magazine). In the kitchen and behind the bar you'll find a variety of food, wine, and spirits available for purchase, all carefully crafted with local market-fresh winter ingredients.
Get frostbitten by this tantalizing Couples Night Out tour from Grim Philly, who definitely knows how to steam things up this winter season. An adults-only tour, you'll visit two restaurants while chatting about tantra, sex and courtship. Bring someone you don't mind cuddling with as you sample chocolates and drinks while hearing about the true history of courtships -- It's not as romantic as you think! It's got a bloody, dark and promiscuous past, but not without kinky and spooky aspects like aphrodisiacs and voodoo love potions. Your evening of enlightenment begins at Zento in Philadelphia.
Avenue Q meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Where do puppets hang out after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children's theater, they head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool. And when the Cotton Gin gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and risqué jokes. Come join the fun with the puppet regulars at The Cotton Gin, located in Pike Place Market.
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles on this fun food tour. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on a leisurely three-hour walking adventure through this extraordinary downtown area, sharing stories of the city's early settlers, Hollywood's heyday, architectural background and the transformation of L.A.'s culture and food scene. Along the way you'll get to enjoy tastes from unique eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic restaurants and renowned establishments currently creating a buzz in the foodie universe -- six stops in all. By the end of the tour, you'll be able to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of the city and its hidden culinary gems.
An exciting group activity, Escape Room LA has drawn hundreds of teams together for a unique and lively experience, one that doesn't involve dropping all your money at the club or bar-hopping in Hollywood. Instead, go head to head in a race against the clock on an expedition to find a fabled treasure in a jungle pyramid. The Mask of the Jade Warrior is hidden in a secret tomb, and it's up to your group to find it. Can you solve the pyramid's perplexing puzzles, riddles and challenges to find jade mask and escape? Or will you be trapped inside forever?
How much would you bet that you could turn a stranger into a completely different person? Snobby English linguistics professor Henry Higgins bets one of his pals that he can turn a working-class cockney flower girl into a proper, refined lady who could pass for a dutchess at any upper crust party. But Higgins' bet blows up in his face when his creation turns out to be smart, outspoken -- and the love of his life. George Bernard Shaw's most popular play, Pygmalion, is perhaps more widely known as the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady, but this witty romance from the Nobel Prize-winning playwright has been delighting and scandalizing audiences for more than a century -- and its razor-sharp commentary on social class and the battle of the sexes is as relevant as ever. See Professor Higgins' attempt at an extreme makeover when Pygmalion comes to the Patio Playhouse in Escondido.
Two of the capitol's most incredible illusionists battle for the title of Washington D.C.'s Favorite Magician in Catch Me: A Magic Duel. Witness professional magic masters Brian Curry and Mark Phillips as they go head-to-head in a contest where the audience will select which styles of magic are performed. The crowd also