Hollywood's newest, coolest pop-up museum comes Instagram ready to put you and the fam right in the middle of some amazing images. The Museum of Illusions is filled with paintings, 3-D set pieces and giant props that produce eye-popping pics, inspired by cartoons, art, current events, movies and more. You can picture yourself on a raft watching the Titanic go down, climb a sheer cliff, become a burger topping or dangle over an MC Escher-like edge. Then show off your shots and really wow your crowd back home.
With its hothouse emotions, lush melodies and commentary on racial tolerance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash and the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable score of this timeless musical is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." See for yourself why this Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical has melted the hearts of audiences for over 60 years with this San Diego Musical Theatre production at the Horton Grand Theatre.
The acclaimed 18th-century tale, Gulliver's Travels, chronicles a character immersed in a fantastical world, one where his sense of reality is both challenged and expanded. Gulliver's Gate builds upon this with interactive, intricate miniature scenes of the 21st century. Together, the displays span the size of a full city block at New York's Times Square, each scene portraying a different world region, all connected by over 1,000 miniature trains. The intricate, extensively detailed wonder expands world views and inspires creativity in all of its admirers.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 10:00am-8:00pmAny Mon-Wed: April 6-June 15, 2018Any Thur-Sun: April 6-June 15, 2018
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.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus, where you can "ooh!" and "ahh!" at some of the world's most celebrated circus acts in the most intimate setting. You'll be sitting ringside with your eyes trained on the skies as 10-time world record holder Nik Wallenda launches into his signature daring feats. Hailed as "The King of the High Wire," he'll lead his Fabulous Wallendas through unforgettable aerial stunts like the seven-man pyramid. Trapeze artists will leave you gulping and clowns will keep you laughing when this Big Top bonanza comes to the Boston area.
If you've ever laughed at Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Tina Fey or Jane Lynch, you've got The Second City to thank for that. For close to six decades, this "comedy empire" (The New York Times) has been creating edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny comedy with nothing but their imaginations and suggestions from the audience. Now, the improv troupe responsible for multiple generations of the best and brightest in comedy is bringing its latest show, Gaslight District, to The Second City E.T.C. Theater. Don't miss this chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow live and 100% unscripted.
At the 2018 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo, new and expectant parents can get an eyeful of all things cozy, cute and cutting-edge in baby care. The annual family-focused event unfolds in the lush ballroom of the historic Fox Theatre, giving it intimate appeal, rather than that cold, mass expo feel. You'll meet some of Atlanta's most experienced child care professionals and peruse some of the finest in baby and toddler products. Highlights of this one-day parenting bash include a fashion show, pampering stations, a mom and baby product area and more.
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.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Martin Sexton Solo)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Martin Sexton Featuring Joe Bonadio)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 11:00am (Isle of Klezbos With Special Guest Natalia Zukerman - Brunch Show)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Martin Sexton)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Losers Lounge Tribute To The Band's Last Waltz: A 40th Anniversary Celebration)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jon Foreman)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Late Night Burlesque)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Betty)
String puts a brand-new twist on an ancient myth. This world premiere musical -- opening at the Everett Performing Arts Center -- is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love and the wonders of chocolate. On a mountaintop high over ancient Greece, three goddesses known as the Fates are responsible for spinning, measuring and snipping the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, these sisters find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. But when the eldest falls in love, the very fabric of the universe begins to unravel. With a book and score by the award-winning Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon, String takes a charming look at the imperfections that make us human.
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive musical experience on the stage of the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.
The spring edition of the DAPPER DAY Expo is swinging into Anaheim in a gust of bright colors and refined polish. If you're mad about the mouse -- and love a good bowtie or fascinator, to boot -- this Disneyland Hotel shindig is here to cater to all your whimsical wants. For two days, the Exhibit Hall will be filled with elegant vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories, barber and beauty products, home decor, exclusive DAPPER DAY merch and more. As you hunt for Cinderella-worthy opera gloves or a pair of Jiminy-reminiscent spats, you can take in live music or a dance performance. There'll even be live music from Dandy Wellington and His Band and dance lessons (if your jitterbug needs adjustments or your foxtrot's on the fritz). Whether you're hep or haute, the expo's the ideal marketplace for reveling in stylish living from yesterday and today.
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.
Founded by a pair of former Alvin Ailey dancers and frequent contributors to the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, New York-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet has wowed critics and audiences alike with their boundary-breaking style of ballet. Now Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden bring their acclaimed company back to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in DTLA with repertory favorites, plus an exciting new work. Star Dust is a tribute to the late, great David Bowie, danced to some of his signature hits and boasting glam rock-inspired costumes.
Head Over Heels is the fearlessly fresh new musical comedy from music legends The Go-Go's and the award-winning visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Next To Normal, American Idiot, Spring Awakening and Avenue Q. An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must race to keep an oracle's prophecy of doom from coming to fruition. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey full of mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening and self-discovery. Set to the iconic pop music of The Go-Go's -- including the hit songs "We Got The Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Vacation" and many more -- Head Over Heels delivers an experience unlike anything you've ever seen. Get your tickets now so you can be in the audience for this pre-Broadway engagement at the Curran in San Francisco.
After a long, cold winter, it's always great to celebrate spring once it's officially sprung. Step aboard one of National Ferry Fleet's luxurious vessels, and set sail on the Potomac, taking in the capital's glorious landmarks and the gorgeous cherry trees -- which, if you're lucky, will be in full bloom. You've only got a limited window of time to soak in the beauty of the blossoms and capture panoramic photos commemorating the occasion, so don't miss this unique way to view one of D.C.'s most popular annual events. During your hour on board, let the wind blow through your hair on an outdoor deck, or relax in the climate-controlled interior cabin, and enjoy snacks and refreshments available for purchase from two onboard bars.
What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it's time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. The New York Times hailed Significant Other as "an absolutely wonderful new play ... as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring." Laugh (and wince) along as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, painfully awkward first dates and other romantic misadventures on his search for true love in this bittersweet comedy from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews). After a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run, Significant Other takes the stage of L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse.
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.
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 Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre.
After more than five decades of performing and with more than 200 recordings under his belt, Canada's most famous folk-pop singer-songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot, continues to entertain. The multi-platinum-selling artist famous for his deep baritone and 12-string finger-picking skills had success in the 1960s with songs like "For Lovin' Me," "Early Morning Rain," "Steel Rail Blues" and "Ribbon of Darkness." But it was the recording of his songs by major names -- from Elvis Presley and John Mellencamp to Neil Young and Bob Dylan -- that solidified Lightfoot's name in the folk canon. With more than 20 albums and five Grammy nominations to his name, Lightfoot is in exclusive company as one of music's all-time greats. Catch this folk-pop legend live at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy blazes its way into the Brooklyn Event Center for the sixth year in a row. In addition to scorching your taste buds with samples from more than 45 hot-sauce vendors gathering from all over the world, you can see some of the most insane eating challenges ever, including The Slaytanic Burrito, Spicy Pizza of Hell and even the Guinness Book of World Records "Carolina Reaper" Pepper Eating Contest. This awesome expo also features cocktail-mixing contests, a Chihuahua beauty pageant, live music and cold craft beer for purchase so you can wash it all down. The BBQ platter ticket includes a meal, beer tokens, a bottle of High River Limited Edition Hot Sauce and an event poster, while the Ultimate Fiery VIP entitles you to all that and drink samples and taco buffet in an exclusive area, plus a gift bag and more.
Formerly known as Brokechella, Broke LA is the rebirth of Los Angeles' favorite little-big festival. The two-day event is a showcase of the best music, art, comedy, food and vendors from L.A. and beyond. You won't have to break the bank or trek to the desert to catch the literally dozens of indie artists who'll be performing on three different stages. Head to The Regent Theater to get in on the fun.
April 21 & 22, 2018 at 3:00pm-2:00am (Doors Open at 2:00pm)
When your famous twin sister's suicide letter instructs you to put together a makeshift wake in a Palm Springs cocktail lounge, what can you do but grant her final wish? L.A. writer Lana arrives in Palm Springs to host an evening with competing ex-lovers, surprising new flames and enough arousing confessions to raise the dead. Death Before Cocktails is a modern black comedy about love, sex and the secret concoction at the end of the tunnel. Delve into this steamy new play at Theater 68 - NOHO.
They don't call Placido Domingo the "King of the Opera" for nothing -- along with winning a dozen Grammy Awards for several of his multi-platinum albums, he's performed some 150 roles in six languages, recorded more than 100 complete operas, and in what many would consider a crowning achievement, he starred as himself on The Simpsons. Originally from Spain, Domingo gained fame as one of the Three Tenors, alongside José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, and he's currently the General Director of the LA Opera, both conducting and performing. He'll be appearing in concert in Boston for the first time in a decade at the Boch Center, accompanied by two sopranos, Micaëla Oeste and Camila Titinger, and the Domingo Festival Orchestra, a hand-picked group of talented young musicians from the area. Maestro Eugene Kohn promises an enjoyable, accessible evening of music, ranging from recognizable opera and operetta selections to Broadway favorites, Spanish zarzuela-style numbers and beloved Latin tunes as well.
Wicked stepsisters get even more sinister and the Prince's Royal Ball gets even more decadent at the hands of acclaimed performance art troupe Company XIV. They're debuting their version of Cinderella at their new space Theater XIV in Brooklyn. There'll be no sugary-sweet princess treatment here; this world premiere engagement was designed with mature audiences in mind. Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, this spectacular theatrical event takes its cues from Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale and infuses the classic with a unique blend of circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, opera, live music and sumptuous design.
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.
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, 70 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. Even more magical, spectacular and grandiose than before, Cavalia Odysseo now comes to Phoenix.
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.
A rule-busting multimedia Broadway extravaganza, Rocktopia fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with the most world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists -- backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a powerhouse choir -- take the very concept of music itself to electrifying new heights. The anthems of Queen and Journey meet the odes of Beethoven. The power of Zeppelin merges with the poetry of Puccini. The greatness of The Who blends with the grandeur of Strauss. Experience the one-of-a-kind sound of Rocktopia. See it. Hear it. Believe it. Special guest stars include Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) the week of April 9 and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) for performances between April 23 and April 29.
Gritty, sexy and thought-provoking, this musical about a society on the brink of catastrophic change is set during the rise of the Nazis in 1930s Germany. The hard-hitting story revolves around the seedy Kit Kat Klub, where patrons -- captivated by the decadent allure -- come to escape the deteriorating world outside. Written by the incomparable team of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book), Cabaret is a provocative musical that remains ever-relevant, exploring the devastating results of authoritarianism, bigotry and cultural upheaval in times of political change. Enjoy this Moonbox Productions presentation of the timeless musical at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
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.
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood -- a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Don't miss this acclaimed musical at the Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose.
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.
This glam rock musical phenomenon surrounds a transgendered East German rock singer named Hedwig and her band, The Angry Inch. Through an electrifying rock score by Stephen Trask and a wickedly hilarious book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig enchants her audience with the gritty details of her life. She recalls growing up in East Berlin as a "girly boy" named Hansel who undergoes a botched sex-change operation after falling in love with an American G.I. She explains her journey to America, her tumultuous relationship with rock star Tommy Gnosis and her rise to Z-list fame. The infamous musical began its life Off-Broadway, starring book writer John Cameron Mitchell, and went on to gain a cult following through hundreds of subsequent productions in the U.S. and abroad. In 2014, Hedwig made its Tony Award-winning Broadway debut. Art Factory's production reunites Factory favorites and last year's stars, Colton Berry and Raven Troup, as Hedwig and Yitzhak, respectively. Hedwig and the Angry Inch jabs a stiletto through the heart of Houston,
Anybody who's read Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief or seen Adaptation, the movie it inspired, will be familiar with the fascination with orchids. But if you've never seen these enchanting flowers up close, The New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Evenings give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in their complex and dazzling beauty. Experience the incredible aesthetics of The Orchid Show, which features thousands of spectacular flowers and installations crafted by Belgian florist Daniel Ost. Music and performers complete the exquisite atmosphere as you stroll through the artistic blooms. Take a date or gather your friends and head over to one of New York City's most unique nights out.
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Serenbe Playhouse's Grange Lake Dock House in the Atlanta area.
Wave your jazz hands in the air, because Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate is coming to Seattle. The hilarious musical comedy, which became Porter's biggest Broadway hit, takes you behind the scenes of a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- only this version of The Taming of the Shrew stars a feuding divorced couple. The sour exes turn their personal drama into fodder for an onstage war of the sexes unlike any other. With catchy songs like "So in Love," "Another Op'nin,' Another Show," "Too Darn Hot" and "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," the musical celebrates Shakespeare while also giving a nod to working in the theater -- including the joys, the madness and everything in between. Now you can take a trip back to the golden age of Hollywood when the show The New York Times called a "milestone musical" comes to the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre.
As Maryland's premier professional ballet company, they have so much to celebrate: great classical dance, new and talented dancers, rising stars in our company, and many new classical and contemporary choreographic works. The professional company aims to inspire audiences through the transforming power of American dance. Energy, athleticism, dynamism and passion are classic American dance ideals that move their dancers to achieve higher levels of artistry and skill, whether through the drama of contemporary pieces or by making classic ballet storytelling come to life. Join them for an exciting season at Maryland Hall.
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.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Freddy Cole with Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Fundraiser)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 2:00pm (Freddy Cole with Bethesda Blues & Jazz Youth Orchestra Fundraiser)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Kim Jordan's "Tribute To Gil Scott Heron")Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Conya Doss Featuring Lin Rountree)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm (Melba Moore)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm (Beegie Adair Trio Featuring Monica Ramey)
Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator -- but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential -- but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch comes to New York's Westside Theatre Upstairs starring Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, This Is Us), Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) and Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order, The Post). This world premiere production is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild.
Attention all muggles: Potted Potter returns to Washington, D.C. at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall this spring. Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a novice, 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.
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.
From crisp, refreshing whites to deep-flavored reds, whatever your preferred grape, you'll find plenty to discover and love at Santa Monica Wine Fest. Fittingly held in an airplane hangar (Barker Hangar event space), this vino celebration brings you a diverse group of wines from around the world and gives you three hours to take your taste buds on an international tasting tour. While you sample and learn about the wines, you can enjoy music and purchase food pairings. Whether you're a connoisseur or a newbie, you can discover your new favorite wine at this casual event.
2018 inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and still going strong after over 30 years together, Bon Jovi remains one of the world's premier rock bands. One of the top-selling groups in rock history, Bon Jovi is crossing the country as part of their This House Is Not for Sale tour and they're making a stop at the Prudential Center in Newark. It's sure to be an exciting show, where you can expect to hear all your favorite Bon Jovi hits -- like "Livin' on a Prayer," "Bad Medicine" and "Have a Nice Day" -- along with more recent material.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
With smash hits like "Conga" and "1-2-3," Cuban-born Gloria Estefan became the most successful crossover artist of all time. Together with her husband and producer, Emilio, Estefan has won 26 Grammy Awards, sold over 100 million records and packed stadiums from Sydney to Singapore. Now, the Estefans' incredible story comes to the stage in the musical On Your Feet! A top-notch creative team -- including Jerry Mitchell, the Tony-winning director of Kinky Boots; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of Jersey Boys; and Alexander Dinelaris, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Birdman -- brings this musical to life. From their early days in Miami to global superstardom, the Estefans' journey is told through some of the biggest hits of the last 30 years: "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Wanna Lose You," "Coming Out of the Dark" and more. Catch On Your Feet! at Boston Opera House.
Long known as the wildest man in rock 'n' roll, Keith Moon catapulted to super-stardom as the drummer for the iconic English rock band The Who. In this two-hour show, which includes 10 The Who songs played with a live band, actor-musician Mick Berry tells Moon's life story, from his early days, successes and excesses to his tragic downfall. Experience this rockin' spectacle at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City.
Mexican comedy stars Adrián Uribe and Omar Chaparro are traveling the States with their live show Imparables. The two veterans of screen and stand-up will square off to see who can get the biggest laughs when their Spanish-language tour stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
With its hothouse of emotions, lush melodies and ever-timely commentary on racial tolerance, South Pacific steams up the stage as both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable Rodgers & Hammerstein score is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." Both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony winner, this Broadway classic comes to the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace in an all-new production.
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this 90-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
From Amy Herzog, the award-winning author of 4000 Miles (a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), comes Belleville, which follows a young American expat couple living in a trendy Parisian neighborhood. Their life seems lovely, but beneath the surface of Zack and Abby's enviable marriage, unrest simmers. Hailed by The New York Times as "thrillingly good," this chilling psychological drama asks unsettling questions about whether you can ever really "know" another person. Starring Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, True Blood) and Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces, The Newsroom), this modern Hitchcock-style drama will keep you on the edge of your seat at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Experience the next crop of Major League Soccer stars at an LA Galaxy II game. Playing in the fan-friendly confines of StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium, LA Galaxy II matches offer an intimate setting for professional soccer in Southern California. Your ticket includes free on-site parking, plus there are discounted concessions options and a host of exciting promotional nights and giveaways. Galaxy II have been one of the most successful teams in the United Soccer League, having made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 5:30pm (vs. New York Red Bulls II)Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Saint Louis FC)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Las Vegas Lights FC)Saturday, Jun. 2, 2018 / 7:30pm (vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC)
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 Museum of Failure celebrates these marketing missteps in all their glory. Now housed in Hollywood with an expanded collection, this primo collection of product blunders, curated by a Swedish innovation researcher, brings the best worst ideas together in an Instagram-friendly collection at Hollywood & Highland. 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.
April 20 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 21 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 22 @ 10:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm) April 23 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 24 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 25 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 26 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm) April 27 @ 10:00am-10:00pm (Last Entry at 9:00pm)
With sets, props and rod puppets painstakingly designed to mirror the look of the beloved book, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is the theatrical equivalent of stepping directly into the living, breathing, chaos-strewn pages of Seuss' classic tale. When two children are left home alone on a drab, dreary day while mom's at the store, life sure looks boring ... But not for long. What follows is an action-packed puppet show that features all the wild antics of the irreverent cat in the titular hat (not to mention the utter pandemonium wreaked by Thing 1 and Thing 2 as they destroy the house, despite unceasing protests from an uptight goldfish), as the Seuss-ian style so perfectly suited to the art of puppetry comes to vivid life before your eyes.
Seattle's Cafe Nordo specializes in immersive dining experiences that leave old-school dinner theater in the dust, especially when it comes to its latest thrilling offering. The spaghetti western Smoked! follows the trail of an enigmatic stranger, who rides into the small town of Sauget looking for whiskey and finding plenty of trouble. The band Two Horses Too Many provides the tunes, and you'll surely enjoy the chef-designed four-course meal of nouveau chuckwagon cuisine, featuring Smoked Oxtail Chili, Sunflower Seed Risotto and Pandowdy, along with themed cocktails and wine flights available for purchase.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 5:30pm (Show Starts at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Thursday, May. 10, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 5:30pm (Show Starts at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)Sunday, May. 20, 2018 / 5:30pm (Show Starts at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Show Starts at 8:00pm)
In Paper Dolls, a group of five Filipino guest workers living in Tel Aviv spend their days caring for elderly Orthodox men and their nights performing in nightclubs as drag queens -- and the craziest part is, this karaoke musical is based on a true story! First profiled in an acclaimed 2006 documentary, the workers must contend with an immigration system that denies them citizenship and will deport them if they lose their jobs, while still enjoying the socially accepting atmosphere of Tel Aviv compared to the Philippines. See the American premiere of this vibrant, thought-provoking musical at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
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.
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 American Conservatory Theater's production of this wildly imaginative, "culturally savvy comedy" (The New York Times) at A.C.T Strand Theater in San Francisco.
When Stephen Sondheim first brought A Little Night Music to the stage in 1973, the musical's elegance and charm led to four Tony Award wins. Now its Sweden-set tale of a tangled web of affairs comes to San Diego in a new production at Old Town Theatre. Centered around the charismatic actress Desirée Armfeldt, A Little Night Music follows one terribly complicated weekend in the country, where lovers, ex-lovers, wives and husbands all come together and seemingly endless possibilities for new romances and second chances bring plenty of surprises. Witty and filled with deeply touching moments of regret and desire, A Little Night Music also features one of Sondheim's most popular songs, the haunting "Send in the Clowns."
Thanks to Pitch Perfect and reality TV competitions, a cappella music is enjoying a cool factor not seen since the doo-wop days. You can catch a legendary group of this musical style as The King's Singers celebrate their 50th anniversary with this concert at Carnegie Hall. Past and present members of the British ensemble reunite for this concert with the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, lending their honeyed harmonies to a range of pieces, including a song by Billie Joel and their Grammy-winning collaboration with composer Eric Whitacre, The Stolen Child.
What do you do if you're the last two Jews in Afghanistan? You rewrite the Torah, of course. Ishaq and Zeblyan are on a mission to save Judaism in Kabul by rebuilding their synagogue and keeping the faith alive -- but only if they don't kill each other first. Jeremiah Kissel (Fiddler on the Roof, Broken Glass, The King of Second Avenue) and Joel Colodner (Regular Singing, Freud's Last Session, Imagining Madoff) star in this vaudeville-inspired play, doing their best in a shtick-y situation. Enjoy Two Jews Walk Into a War at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
Often called "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, comes to the Greek Theatre UC Berkeley to celebrate the extraordinary five-decade career of one of its former conductors, 22-time Grammy winner John Williams. More than 40 years, 80 films and an incredible 47 Academy Award nominations later, Williams is universally acclaimed for having created some of the most iconic and beloved scores in cinema history. The program features magnificent music from some of Williams' most popular Hollywood film scores, including Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films.
Celebrating over 25 years in New York and on tour, STOMP never ceases to amaze. Everyday objects -- matchboxes, hubcaps, brooms, buckets, garbage cans and pretty much anything else you can think of -- become vehicles for brilliant music and unique rhythms, all performed by an energetic troupe that dances and pounds its way across the stage. The show also features comedic moments and lots of audience participation, placing you right in the action. The percussive sounds that will fill the Hollywood Pantages are unlike anything you've ever heard, and it's amazing to think that it's all coming from stuff you can find laying around the house. Grab these tickets but resist the urge to create your own at-home performance -- your neighbors will not be as impressed.
With its hothouse emotions, lush melodies and commentary on racial tolerance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific is both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable score of this timeless musical is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." See for yourself why this Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical has melted the hearts of audiences for over 60 years at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
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.
It's 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the so-called "Dirty War" -- waged by the military Junta against its own people -- is in full-swing. People are disappearing right off the street, and Carolina and her mother Josefina are searching for "Caro's" pregnant daughter Belén, who has been missing for twelve weeks. The Madres is set in the middle of the military's reign of terror, during which an estimated 30,000 Argentines disappeared and were never heard from again. Las Madres, also known as the Mothers of the Disappeared or Madres de los Desaparecidos, are a group of brave women who demanded the truth about the whereabouts of their missing children, grandchildren and even three of the original founding members of Las Madres. They began marching every Thursday in 1977 and continue marching today. Award-winning Latin film, TV and stage star Ivonne Coll, who plays matriarch Alba Villanueva on Jane The Virgin, leads the cast of Victory Garden Theater's spring world premiere, The Madres, at Chicago's Richard Christiansen Theater.
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.
Meet Joan, Connie, Dottie and Agnes. Four best friends living in Winnetka, IL in the 1950s. They meet every Wednesday for a Betty Crocker cooking contest, imagining how the prizes might change their lives. Their weekly gathering isn't just about cooking, but a time to confide secrets and share frustrations. A Taste of Things to Come is a fabulously fun romp tracing the changing lives of these four women as the sexual revolution of the 1960s rears its head. This homage to prior generations of women who blazed new trails features a rollicking original score of '50s and '60s music with great harmonies, backed by an all-female rock n' roll band. Embark on a journey of empowerment when this musical stirs things up at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes you from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, and even into the sewers of New York City -- but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Enjoy great songs like "Fugue for Tinhorns," "Luck Be a Lady," "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and the title song at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center in Davis.
Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is taking its final bow at the Brooklyn Museum, providing an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind material.
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Are Connie and Tristan really in love, or is it just the antidepressants talking? As volunteers in a clinical trial for a new super-drug, their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to intervene and confront the ethics of what they're doing. Winner of the UK Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, The Effect tackles our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama. See what The New York Times called "a knockout, a ravishment of the senses," at San Francisco Playhouse.
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.
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.
Sparks fly when opera phenoms Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel join together for Gounod's lush adaptation of Roméo et Juliette at the Met in New York. The stage sizzles as these stars play the world's most famous star-crossed lovers, and you can enjoy it in style with a glass of champagne (or non-alcoholic beverage) included with your ticket. This production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century sets and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. The Huffington Post said the "brilliant and inspired new production ... is a revelation." Plácido Domingo conducts the sumptuous score.
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, The Wolves -- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play -- premiered off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm. It won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Don't miss A Contemporary Theatre's production of The Wolves at Seattle's Allen Theatre.
Widely regarded as the most significant play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is something every theater lover should see at least once. What playwright Samuel Beckett built with this work was a monument -- not of stones, but of words -- to the mysteries of existence, and his towering achievement moves and unsettles audiences like no other play. On a lonely road beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous and unchanging universe is revealed, delighting and challenging all those who experience it. Directed by the Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes, Waiting for Godot makes its regional premiere at Lansburgh Theatre.
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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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.
LOL Times Square comedy club is home to more than just punchlines and potshots. Times Square Magic takes over the club's stage with astonishing feats of mind-reading, juggling and illusions. You'll see magicians from New York and beyond who've pulled off the seemingly impossible on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and more. It's mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Everything that made the Jazz Age so jazzy -- flappers, bootleggers and the music of George and Ira Gershwin -- comes together in Nice Work If You Can Get It, the hilarious musical comedy and homage to the Roaring '20s. Joe DiPietro, Tony-winning writer of Memphis and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, weaves the Gershwins' most beloved hits, along with extravagant dance numbers and glittering costumes, throughout the story of lovable playboy Jimmy and the beautiful bootlegger Billie. Experience songs like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm" in new ways that will make you laugh and marvel. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards during its Broadway run, this sparkling, feel-good show can be seen at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
Soul Doctor is an exhilarating journey through the triumphs and tribulations of a cultural phenomenon, Shlomo Carlebach. A modern-day troubadour, Carlebach ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling and boundless love. After escaping from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi befriended Nina Simone, who introduced him to soul and gospel music. Carlebach created a joyous new sound that fused his Jewish roots with American popular music. During his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi," he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America's most defiant era. Soul Doctor features Carlebach's timeless hits in a rocking score woven together by the orchestrator of The Who's Tommy and Elton John's Aida. Enjoy this musical at The Lyceum Stage in San Diego.
The legendary Groundlings Theatre troupe returns with its latest and greatest main stage show, and this time the group is focusing on events across the pond, as the upcoming royal wedding takes center stage. It's an evening of sketches and some improvisation, always original and always hilarious. You may have not gotten an invite from Prince Harry, so why not settle for the next best thing? Enjoy this night of laughs from some of comedy's brightest stars.
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.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:00am-7:00pm (Last Entry at 6:00pm)
Theatre of Note presents the West Coast premiere of For the Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play) by Gina Femia, directed and choreographed by Rhonda Kohl. When Joy gets on the Brooklyn Scallywags and meets the star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her long-term partner Michelle find their lives turned upside down. For the Love Of asks how much you're willing to sacrifice -- or lose -- to follow your heart. This L.A. production features an all-female cast and all-female design team.
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Kansas. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
It's the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and its wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, this production of It's Only a Play is presented by Portland's Twilight Theater Company.
One of the most unforgettable romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County first captured the nation's attention as a best-selling novel, then became an award-winning film, and is now a two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-torn Italy, looks forward to a few days alone on her Iowa farm while her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, a chance encounter becomes a four-day whirlwind romance caught between decision and desire -- offering a second chance at so much more. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless when TheatreWorks brings it to life on the stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York. This production by Contra Costa Musical Theatre at the Lesher Center for the Arts finds two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Don't miss this iconic musical love story!
The great Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a show-stopping performance comprised of French interpretations of classic texts at Davies Symphony Hall. In this concert, you'll be treated to works by two of France's greatest composers, Debussy and Ravel. Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, dubbed "America's favorite mezzo" by Gramophone magazine, will perform Ravel's mesmerizing Shéhérazade. Graham captivates audiences with her expressive voice, unusually tall and graceful stature and engaging acting ability. You'll also hear stirring renditions of Debussy's "Sarabande" from Pour le Piano, Debussy's "Danse" and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé.
Mel Brooks jolted his classic movie comedy Young Frankenstein back to life with a bunch of hilarious new songs, turning it into a monster Broadway hit. Now it's coming to West Boca Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton in a new production that tracks the tongue-in-cheek tale of young Dr. Frankenstein (or "Fronkensteen," as he prefers to be known) as he tries to complete his grandfather's work of re-animating the dead. He's helped out -- sorta -- by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher. The Brooks-penned score boasts such catchy tunes as "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz."
The hilarious antics of beloved senior roommates Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia made The Golden Girls the must-see TV show of the '80s. This loving send-up features the original cast of The Golden Girls Live from New York City returning to celebrate their 15th anniversary at the Producers' Club. You'll even get a photo-op with the cast after the show, so bring your smartphone or camera! This drag parody finds the silver-haired ladies reunited at the funeral of Dorothy's second husband. Enjoy the loving and hilarious episode that never was (but fans always wanted): "The Lost Reunion Episode."
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.
Discover and acquire new art -- and explore art trends developing around the globe -- at the eighth annual Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area's leading contemporary and modern art fair. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2017, the 2018 edition of Art Market San Francisco presents a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers in the beautiful and spacious Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion.
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.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Smoke!)Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Fresh Drunk Stoned Comedy Tour)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (2 Top $10 Tuesdays!)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 9:15pm (2 Top $10 Tuesdays!)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Verified Laughs)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Drink Date Laugh!)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 11:30pm (The Nasty Show)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Everyone's A Lawyer)
You'll think you've died and gone to stoner heaven when you take a trip on the Magic Bus Experience to a psychedelic wonderland. As you make your way through bonkers immersive environments inspired by marijuana culture, you'll unleash your creativity and imagination -- and probably do a whole lot of giggling -- even though smoking and consuming are not permitted inside the event. Navigate the winding "Hotbox" white-out maze. Add your vision to the Giant Coloring Book. Crawl through the giant Pillow Fort. Enjoy live music, magicians, stilt walkers and more performers at the festival-like Magic Bus Experience. Then, satisfy your cravings at Munchie Mountain, a floor-to-ceiling snack bar, or hit up one of the tasty food trucks. Plus, spring for the VIP treatment and you'll unlock access to the legendary Cloud Room, where there's chicken nuggets and tater tots as far as the eye can see. This dope pop-up experience is only at Downtown Los Angeles' The Reef for two days (perfectly timed for 4/20 weekend), so better hop to it!
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
Put politics aside for a night and focus on having fun as The Second City presents Legendary Laughs at UP Comedy Club. This fast-paced and highly interactive hybrid of sketch and improv skewers famous scenes and songs culled from the rich, vibrant swath of American history. The only thing more legendary than the title of this hilarious show is the group putting it on: Chicago's legendary Second City, a comedy troupe whose illustrious alumni include the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and many other greats.
Caroline's planning a huge party to celebrate her 50th birthday. Unfortunately, no one seems able to attend. Unwilling to spend the big day alone, Caroline puts an ad on Craigslist to get new "friends and family" for her celebration. In this interactive show, you'll get to help choose Caroline's friends-and-family stand-ins. There will be cheap wine, "horsey dervies," gourmet cupcakes and presents for all attendees when Caroline's Pity Party gets underway at Denver's Dangerous Theatre.
The ageless tale of Romeo and Juliet is set against the backdrop of the New York City gang warfare of the 1950's. As rival gangs battle over their turf, a boy and a girl from opposing sides fall in love and begin their tragic fight for survival. This Bernstein/Sondheim gem comes to the Glendale Centre Theatre with such well-loved songs as "Tonight," "Somewhere" and "Maria."
Whodunits -- you gotta love 'em. From the secluded locales to the cast of colorful characters in which everyone's a suspect to the final, ingenious twist, the author who did it best was Agatha Christie. One of her most famous stories, The Mousetrap, has it all. A group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm discovers that a murderer is among them, and you'll never guess who it is! The longest-running play in history, The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences continuously since its 1952 premiere in London's West End. Now you can experience the ultimate whodunit at Crown City Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
One of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved children's tales, The Emperor's New Clothes comes to the stage in an all-new musical adaptation from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the imaginative duo behind Seussical. The whimsical fairy tale follows new emperor Marcus, a fourteen-year-old who has reluctantly inherited the throne. Marcus is no good at royal insults and can't use a sword, either. So he tries to hide behind an ever-expanding wardrobe. When that doesn't work, he falls for the Swindler's line -- only to find that no matter how grand (or small) you appear, it's what's on the inside that counts. Revel in this delightful hour-long comedy for the young and the young-at-heart at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.
Avast, ye scurvy dogs! Circus Vargas is back with an all new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of landlubbers and swabbies alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus adds a fantastical new level of swashbuckling spectacle to its music-filled extravaganza with Dreaming of Pirates at the Galpin Ford Lot in Burbank. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, singing, comedy and more, Dreaming of Pirates has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, one of the most enduring shows of all time comes to the Laurel Mill Playhouse. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
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.
Robots battling each other may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie -- but it's definitely very real (and entertaining) with RoboGames. Wielding spinning blades and flamethrowers, 200-pound combat robots go head-to-head in the ultimate cage match. At this epic event, dubbed the Olympics of robots, hundreds of robots from the world's greatest minds compete in over 55 events, all broadcast around the world via Twitch live stream. Watch robots fight in the arena, play soccer and even create the perfect cocktail. Catch all the innovative action when RoboGames takes over Pleasanton's Alameda County Fairgrounds, presented by Visit Tri-Valley.
Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band's Visit, now on every major "Best of the Year" list. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this once sleepy town begins to wake up. Winner of four Best Musical awards, The Band's Visit takes the stage at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
In its first major D.C. production in nearly 30 years, Bertolt Brecht's epic adventure comes to vibrant life in an innovative new production at D.C.'s Source. As corruption and violence rage in the Caucasus Mountains (giving the play its distinctive name), one woman's heroism in saving an abandoned baby is put on trial. But what's at stake is the entire social order. Constellation Theatre Company's 360-degree immersive staging gives you a front-row seat to Brecht's brilliant scenes -- from the heroine's desperate tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge to the frantic courtroom drama that decides everyone's fate. With a cast of 14 actors playing more than 60 vivid characters -- and propelled by a rock-inspired score performed live by a three-piece band -- the play recalls a time much like our own, one of political and social revolution, but fortified with a promise of compassion and hope.
Bring the kids and enjoy a 60-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge, including Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers.
Singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss adds 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.
In wintry Minnesota, the Chinyaramwira family is getting ready for the marriage of their eldest daughter. But when the bride wants to observe a traditional Zimbabwean custom for her wedding, deep-seated tensions arise. Adding fuel to the flames, unexpected family guests turn up revealing uninvited secrets. Written by Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), Familiar focuses on the messy, hilarious, spirited dynamic of a modern first-generation Zimbabwean American family, revealing the layers of complexities rooted in the search for a sense of belonging. This year alone, Gurira's work as an actress has shone brightly on the small screen (The Walking Dead) and in Hollywood (Black Panther). Now Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre shines a spotlight on her skill as a playwright with this fiercely funny play.
"They are a little bit rat. They are a little bit mole. They are all naked." Well, except Wilbur, that is. Emmy winner and Caldecott honoree Mo Willems is back, once again teaming up with Deborah Wicks La Puma, composer of Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play!, for this world premiere, rock 'n' roll extravaganza. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed marches to the beat of its own drummer at Seattle Children's Theatre - Charlotte Martin Theatre.
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell at the intimate Players Theatre, the beautiful but put-upon Cinderella must toil all day under the smirking demands of her awful stepsisters -- and then sleep among the cinders at night. Cinderella finds a way to make it to the Prince's ball, though, and even manages to capture his heart. Yes, she loses one of her shoes in the process, but what she gains is more precious than all the gold in the kingdom. Before the one-hour musical begins, you and your family can participate in interactive arts workshops where you'll learn about the original book and how it was brought to the stage. Kids can even make their own magic wand and crown to take home as a souvenir.
It wouldn't be springtime in Seattle without this annual visit from one of the most famous modern dance companies on the planet, famed for its powerful and ever-timely tributes to our shared humanity through magnificent music and movement. The Friday and Sunday programs at the Paramount Theatre are scheduled to feature Talley Beatty's Stack-Up, set in the midst of L.A.'s '70s disco scene, and Kyle Abraham's large ensemble work Untitled America, which explores the dramatic impact of the prison system on African-American families. The Saturday show includes Billy Wilson's 1992 tribute to Dizzy Gillespie The Winter in Lisbon and veteran company member Hope Boykin's r-Evolution, Dream, that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson and the historic writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Closing out the performance for all three shows is Alvin Ailey's signature piece, Revelations, called "one of the great works of the human spirit" by The New York Times.
From the mind of one our greatest storytellers -- and the composers behind Dear Evan Hansen and The Greatest Showman -- comes this season's most oversized, fantastical, magical, must-see musical for the entire family. Sent to chop down an old fruit tree by his cruel and devious aunts, young James discovers a magic potion that turns an ordinary peach into a massive, oversized giant -- and a doorway into a land where anything is possible. Befriending talking grasshoppers and singing ladybugs, James and friends plan an escape -- only to discover that leaving one foe behind can bring about new challenges. See James and the Giant Peach now at Berkeley Playhouse.
This year's lineup of fresh new faces is ready to sing, dance, joke and rap their hearts out for a chance to move on to the Top Dog semifinals and then go for the big $20,000 prize and title of Super Top Dog. Be there, and you'll get to determine their fate by cheering your favorites and sending the flops on their way. If your boos and hisses get raucous, the Executioner -- aka master impressionist C.P. Lacey -- will come to the rescue, sweeping the offending performer off the stage. Your tour guide through the show will be host comedian Capone, "The Gangster of Comedy," who's a regular on Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam and has been part of Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus. Get there before the show for a pre-party with video and music by DJ Jess.
Guests young and old will be entertained and enthralled as they learn about life in the Elizabethan Era ... from battles on the field, to having a drink at the pub, to browsing through the many vendors and their wares, or watching the variety of shows. Whatever catches your fancy, you'll find it at the Escondido Spring Renaissance Faire. With two stages, a kids' zone, crafty pirates and much more, your portal to the pleasures of the past awaits at Felicita County Park in Escondido.
Cinderella meets Tinder in this modern musical about finding the one ... and then, the one after that. Your princess, Meg, longs for true love, but she can barely get a "like." Her fairy-god-roommate reveals the magic of Tinder and, suddenly, prince charming is only a swipe away. But Meg still has to get to the ball, catch BART before midnight and reconcile her fairy-tale dreams with grown-up reality -- all without losing her slippers. Don't miss the world premiere of this hysterical, racy and rocking adult musical, a co-production with San Francisco's FaultLine Theatre and Custom Made Theatre.
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, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Eris Darius and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 9:00pm (Nestor Torres and Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 9:00pm (Randy Brecker and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, May. 24, 2018 / 9:00pm (The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor)Wednesday, May. 30, 2018 / 9:00pm (Keiko Matsui and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018 / 9:00pm (Walter Beasley and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018 / 9:00pm (Jackie Joyner and Gerald Veasley)Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018 / 9:00pm (Steve Cole and Gerald Veasley)
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.
Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today's lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation's history, tackling race, sex and power in this kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy for mature audiences. Ars Nova, a company committed to developing outside-the-box thinking and supporting innovative, genre-bending work, was dubbed a "fertile incubator of offbeat theater" by The New York Times. Ars Nova presents Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game at Washington, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Are you ready to play?
The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT join forces to bring you Ride the Cyclone, a wildly original new musical filled with twists and turns that's everything from satirical to creepy to straight up hilarious. At 8:17pm, the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir will board the Cyclone roller coaster. At 8:19pm, the front axle will break, sending them to their tragic demise. Sound a little familiar? Think again. Trapped in fantastical carnival-like purgatory, the recently deceased teens discover a mechanical fortune teller, who invites them to tell their stories of life interrupted with the promise of a prize like no other. Welcome to the West Coast premiere of Ride the Cyclone at ACT's Falls Theatre in Seattle.
After more than five decades of performing and with more than 200 recordings under his belt, Canada's most famous folk-pop singer-songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot, continues to entertain. The multi-platinum-selling artist famous for his deep baritone and 12-string finger-picking skills had success in the 1960s with songs like "For Lovin' Me," "Early Morning Rain," "Steel Rail Blues" and "Ribbon of Darkness." But it was the recording of his songs by major names -- from Elvis Presley and John Mellencamp to Neil Young and Bob Dylan -- that solidified Lightfoot's name in the folk canon. With more than 20 albums and five Grammy nominations to his name, Lightfoot is in exclusive company as one of music's all-time greats.
Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Chocolate and peanut butter. Burgers and fries. Biscuits and gravy... some flavor combinations are undeniable. Tacos and cerveza join the pantheon of terrific taste duos at Santa Anita Park, where you will also enjoy world-class thoroughbred racing at this fun, springtime event. SoCal taco champions elevate the simple food to an art form at the track and you can pair their flavorful offerings with included beer samples. Your ticket includes taco tasting tickets, eight Mexican beer tastings, a $5 betting voucher, plus a tip sheet and grandstand seating.
Enjoy a romantic evening of music with acclaimed classical guitarist Eva Beneka. This international star comes to Saint Paul's Sundin Music Hall to perform a program featuring music by Bartok, Bach, Beneke, Krieger, Ravel and Piazzolla. In addition to a solo performance, Beneka will be joined by flautist Catherine Ramirez and Richard Kriehn on mandolin.
Hyde & Prejudice is an original comedy revue written by and performed for Chicago's South Side. Inspired by today's headlines and cultural issues, Hyde & Prejudice satirizes the current situation in which we all find ourselves. Laugh along with this entertaining show at The Revival.
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.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 7:30pm (Door Opens at 7:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Door Opens at 7:00pm)
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a great menu of food and drink for purchase, but no minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Kyle Taylor Parker - The Soul Session)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Dirty Little Ditties)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Ashley Austin Morris)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of Anessa Marie)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of McGuire & Simon)Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Spencer Day)Monday, May. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Terry Barber)
Transporting you from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is a spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy and redemption that celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. Lose yourself in this fantastical play filled with love and loss at Folger Theatre in D.C.
Before the Beatles or The Rolling Stones ever played a note, rock 'n' roll was forever changed by the bespectacled kid from Texas. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short-yet-inspirational career and features classic songs like "That'll be the Day," "Peggy Sue," the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and many more. Don't miss this American Blues Theater production at Stage 773 in Chicago.
The Harlem Repertory Theatre brings back its "bold new expressionistic interpretation" of the modern musical classic by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community with authenticity and joy thanks to the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, not to mention Miranda's infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
A librarian in segregation-era Alabama purchases a new children's book, The Rabbits' Wedding, for the library. But the nature of the seemingly innocent wedding draws the attention of a grandstanding, intolerant state senator, who leads a crusade against it. When the librarian stands her ground, the attention of the country focuses on the unexpected battle. Based on a true story from the '50s, this production of Alabama Story at Undercroft Theatre is an area premiere. The Washington Stage Guild, a fixture on the DC theatre scene since 1986, offers Alabama Story as part of its 1st Amendment Project.
Add "feminine intuition" to the list of Sherlock's tremendous qualities and you have one hell of a detective! The female versions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary characters negotiate the tricky political and social realities of 1880s England as they solve crimes. The two delightfully unconventional women forge their way in an era that refuses to accept them, forming a bond of trust so they can work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives keep dying mysteriously. At Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, the game is afoot!
3Girls Theatre presents Disruption, a fast-paced, darkly comic whodunnit for our #MeToo moment. When an anonymous whistleblower threatens to go viral, visionary CEO Andrea Powell has just one day to save her company -- and herself -- from a public relations disaster that promises to destroy them both. But as the accusations morph from corporate espionage into sexual harassment, Andy and her team suddenly find themselves in a tense, high-stakes duel against an unexpected opponent. This world premiere by AJ Baker brings a unique perspective on our nation's conversation about sexual politics and power in the workplace to Z Below in San Francisco.
Capturing all the excitement of the '39 and '64 World's Fairs in Queens, but switching it up to focus on the borough's diverse cuisine, music and art, The World's Fare comes to vibrant multi-culti life at Citi Field. It all starts with New York chefs, restaurants and street food vendors -- representing as many as 100 cultures -- who'll be offering their specialties for sale. Adults can also hit the beer garden, which includes craft-beer tastings from around 45 breweries and a souvenir mug, via a special admission ticket. Plus, you and the family can check out world music from live bands, art installations featuring Lego and street art, a variety of vendors and special demos by a world-champion Sumo wrestler.
Everybody wants to know what the future holds -- and now you've got the chance to actually find out! The Mystic Mix & Mingle Psychic Fair and Happy Hour brings together some of the best psychics, palm readers, mediums and other clairvoyants from all around Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland for an electrifying evening at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. It's the perfect way to mix, mingle, enjoy a few drinks and find out what 2018 has in store for you.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a peek behind the scenes of TV's Golden Age in this hit Broadway comedy, based on Simon's time as part of the writing team for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Set in 1953, the play depicts the distressed writing staff of a weekly variety show as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while vying for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Max's habit of boozing and popping too many pills is increasing under the pressures of rising McCarthyism, network executives and sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" staff so they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver audience. A skillful mix of nostalgia, laughter and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor remains an enduring classic from Simon, as evidenced in this new production from Garry Marshall Theatre.
Inspired by the novel and the 1932 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, which starred Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John and Lionel Barrymore, the musical Grand Hotel is set at the tail-end of the Roaring Twenties. With the world between wars and the stock market booming, a crew of eccentric characters meets at the Grand Hotel: the fading ballerina, the charming but destitute Baron, the fatally ill bookkeeper, the honest businessman gone bad, the typist dreaming of Hollywood success and the doctor who foreshadows the coming Depression. The musical, which opened on Broadway in 1990 and won five Tony awards and five Drama Desk Awards, is now playing at Chicago's Theater Wit. Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder all converge as people come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel.
One actor. One Brooklyn neighborhood. 32 characters. A Brooklyn Boy is a one-man spoken word show that portrays Steven Prescod's coming-of-age story with a slightly different theatrical edge. As an impressionable teenager in Bed-Stuy, despite his efforts to break free from his neighborhood's unyielding grip, Steven was constantly pulled back, ultimately leading to his arrest. While facing a seven-year jail sentence, Steven could have been another statistic or another headline. However, he was given a second chance at life. Steven's gut wrenching story is unique, yet universal to all urban youth. Come see it at the East Village Playhouse in New York.
The Newtown massacre in Connecticut. The Aurora shootings in Colorado. Could a psychotherapist treating the shooters have prevented the carnage? In Threat, a psychotherapist tries to control a narcissistic maniac in order to save innocent lives but is forced to a make a bold choice between honoring her oath and protecting others. Full of suspense and catharsis, Louis Felder's timely play is a tense exploration of narcissism, risk and self-realization. See the world premiere of Threat at L.A.'s Whitefire Theatre.
The Other Side brings the Lizard King and his band to life by capturing the total vibe of their legendary '60s-era shows. One of the most influential rock bands of all time, Jim Morrison and The Doors were also one of the biggest selling, with hits still heard on the radio today, like "Light My Fire," "L.A. Woman," "Hello, I Love You," "Riders on the Storm" and more. @ BLK Live (Scottsdale, AZ)
This hit New York comedy is actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman's moving and hilarious story about the grit and passion required to "make it" as an artist. Zimmerman moved to New York and "temporarily" waited tables for 29 years, while pursuing his career as an actor. He has opened for Joan Rivers, Brad Garrett and George Carlin and now has his own show that's as profound and touching as it is entertaining. Watch him explore the sweet rewards that come from never giving up when My Son the Waiter ... A Jewish Tragedy comes to The Colony Theatre in Burbank.
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.
A brand-new musical with a mythological twist, String is a fun and fresh fable about fate, love and the wonders of chocolate. On a mountaintop high over ancient Greece, three sisters - goddesses known as the Greek Fates - spin, measure and snip the String of Life. After falling out of favor with Zeus, they find themselves banished to a modern skyscraper in the mortal world. But when the eldest sister falls in love, the very fabric of the universe begins to unravel. With a book and score by the award-winning Sarah Hammond and Adam Gwon, String at Village Theatre's Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah takes a charming look at the imperfections that make us human.
Strap on your ruby slippers and join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Everyone loves the classic story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain in her quest to find her way back home. Journey down the yellow brick road through the land of Oz to meet the Wizard while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-winning film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." The whole family will enjoy this zippy, one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York.
The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history has epics of its own. Father Comes Home From the Wars, like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) at San Francisco's A.C.T. follows the slave, Hero, who agrees to fight for the Confederacy in exchange for his freedom, traveling from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by The New York Times, the Father Comes Home From the Wars trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty.
The Rosenkranz Mysteries draws audiences into the beauty and wonder of the unknown. Ricardo Rosenkranz takes you on a journey filled with magic and spirits, featuring music performed by leading musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra designed to transport you to early 1920s Paris. The charming, elegant and intimate environment accepts only the willing onstage as Rosenkranz performs upbeat and dazzling magic, illusions, mental feats and storytelling magic. Come face to face with the unexplainable and the unbelievable at Chicago's Royal George 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.
What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than to kick back on a yacht with a mimosa and take a relaxing, scenic cruise? You'll set sail from North Cove Marina aboard one of Classic Harbor Line's comfortable vintage-style yachts, as you take in spectacular views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Sip on an included mimosa or hit up the full bar for plenty of other drink options. Then soak up the sun and cool breeze and enjoy the ride. It's a perfect date, family outing or way to show visiting friends NYC.
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.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 1:00pm (Gates open at 11:00am)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 12:30pm (Gates open at 10:30am)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / Noon (Gates Open at 10:00am)
Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park's least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn about the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, hike through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains and much more. The tour is led by licensed New York City tour guide, Bruce Racond, who has over 20 years of experience giving entertaining and educational tours.
From the beautiful, classic yacht Kingston or Full Moon, enjoy iconic sites and light narration on wonders such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and more! Enjoy an afternoon of sights aboard the Statue and Skyline cruise departing from North Cove Marina. In the heart of Battery Park City, this is the perfect place to jump on a boat and head out into the harbor to see the city from the water's perspective. A full bar offers beer, wine, champagne, soda, juice and water for purchase.
Find your Happy Place at L.A. Live's Event Deck, as it moves to a new home that's bigger, better and even happier than before. This pop-up experience is filled with laughs, one-of-a-kind installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and a whole lot of selfie moments you won't want to miss. (Trust us: It's an Instagram-lover's dream.) You'll feel like a kid again as you boogie down in the world's largest indoor confetti dome, jump off a rainbow into a pot of smiley-face coins and pose inside the rubber ducky cubby of fun. Whether you're young or just young at heart, you can experience your joy at Happy Place.
Thursday, April 26, 2018Monday, April 30, 2018Tuesday, May 1, 2018Wednesday, May 2, 2018Thursday, May 3, 2018Monday, May 7, 2018Tuesday, May 8, 2018Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The "jazz-pop powerhouse" (New York Times) returns! Beloved of millions of fans worldwide -- including the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock, Sting and his many past Washington Performing Arts audiences at the Kennedy Center -- trumpeter Chris Botti is famed for a sophisticated sound ranging from enchanting ballads to serious grooves. Fronting his always astounding, lock-tight band, the Grammy-winner and multiple Billboard chart-topper conjures the magic in D.C. once again with this Kennedy Center performance.
Spend a day in Chicago's red-hot West Loop and historic Randolph Street Market District, as the beautiful Beaux Arts-style complex at Plumbers Union Hall is transformed into a Chocolate, Wine & Spirits Tasting wonderland. Over 50 vendors will be displaying their products for you to sample and purchase. Meet and chat with the artisans, enjoy tastes of their delicious nonalcoholic creations, and purchase your favorites to take home. Chefs and chocolatiers will be giving informational demos as well, showing you the best practices for sumptuous pairings of wine and foods. Your ticket includes demonstrations, pairings, talks and nonalcoholic samples (tasting tickets for alcoholic samples must be purchased separately), as well as admission to the Coffee & Tea Expo at the same complex.
A series of stunning pieces make their way to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to challenge and enlighten the Bay Area. With Smuin, ballet choreographer extraordinaire Helen Pickett's sensual and powerful Oasis is set to an original score by Emmy award-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal. Inspired by the simplicity of nature, Pickett offers challenge and exploration to both dancers and audiences alike, igniting the stage with passionate energy. Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert's visually stunning Falling Up offers an in-depth look at strength and trust between partners. Set to a lush piano score by Johannes Brahms, Seiwert's signature sculptural movement and intimate partnering enhance the energy of contemporary ballet, resulting in a delicate creation. Last but not least, master dance maker Val Caniparoli returns to Smuin to create a world premiere to conclude the 24th season.
Mel Brooks' outrageous, Tony-winning musical comedy The Producers tells the story of broke Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom. Desperate for cash, these two schemers hatch a plan to produce a musical that's sure to be a failure so they can cut and run with the unspent production money. But when their "big flop" turns out to be a huge hit, they're in trouble. Based on the classic 1968 film, and featuring the hilariously tasteless show-within-a-show Springtime for Hitler, The Producers skewers the over-the-top absurdities of musical theater while delivering a heartfelt tale of the true friendship that develops between two would-be con artists. Experience the Seattle Musical Theatre production of the musical favorite.
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, along with a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. While sharing funny and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of increasingly challenging words, and find that winning doesn't have to be the only definition of success. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Experience the classic at the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus.
Bring a special someone and experience a beautiful New York City sunset against the illuminated city skyline during a lovely and intimate cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Relax and enjoy an included glass of champagne, beer, wine, soda or water as you take in the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open deck or glassed-in observatory of this retro 1920s-style yacht. Sights you'll see include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Battery Park and the Financial District -- if you can take your eyes off the setting sun.
A powerful exploration of African-American history and identity, Crowns follows six black women in the South whose stories of love, loss and sisterhood are woven into the hats that crown their heads and the dynamic gospel songs that speak their truth. The story centers on Chicago-born Yolanda, who is sent down South after the death of her brother in Brooklyn. There, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her -- and in the rituals connected to their dazzling headwear. Penned by award-winning playwright and actress Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away, The Unit), Crowns delivers a good time (and fierce hattitude) at Seattle's Jewell Mainstage at Taproot Theatre Company.
Denver Dungeon Maven Love Slave takes the stage to explain some simple, easy and cheap ways to add to your sex life in Dollar Store Seduction. All you have to do is take $5 or $10 to the Dollar Tree and get you some new "sex props." In this sexucational show (yes, that is now a word), Love Slave shares stories about her own sexual awakening and best-loved sex practices that will make you giggle, blush and want to head right to Dollar Tree when the show is over. Unfortunately, they will be closed at that time! No worries! All audience members get a "starter kit" of their own for attending. This show is recommended for singles, couples and poly families. Your ticket includes refreshments. See this sexucational show, conceived of and performed by Love Slave, owner of the Denver Sanctuary, at the Dangerous Theatre.
Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman's dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. Prepare to be confounded by the Queen of Crime when Agatha Christie's whodunnit The Unexpected Guest comes to Players Theatre in New York.
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.
Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. See some of the final photographs of the only journalist who died covering the 9/11 attacks, witness the epic struggle of the civil rights movement in the '60s, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, including the Berlin Wall Gallery, which features eight 12-foot-high sections of the actual wall and a three-story East German guard tower. There are also theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 10:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
There's always room for more on the dance floor! On the heels of the smash hit Our Way, Dancing With The Stars duo Maks & Val are back and ready to sweep you off your feet with their all-new show at The Chicago Theatre -- and they're bringing two-time Dancing With the Stars Mirror Ball Champion Peta Murgatroyd, as well as a dazzling cast of the industry's best dancers, along for the ride. Confidential takes you on a powerful and emotional journey through family, love and relationships. Honest and heartfelt, these stars will bring to life their deepest hopes and dreams through world-class choreography, jaw-dropping physicality and plenty of passion.
In this take on Shakespeare's Macbeth, a therapist suggests a married couple try to spice up their love life by role-playing famous married couples. While the choice of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is fun for a while, it soon goes awry. Coffee, sex, power, death ... these are but a handful of the elements to be found in Peter McGarry's adaptation of Macbeth at Denver's Dangerous Theatre.
"Glorious," raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. "Her performance was thoroughly enchanting." Now, for the first time ever, Jules Massenet's sumptuous operatic take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly's imaginative storybook production at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always ... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so unique that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute written by Ted Swindley includes many of Cline's most unforgettable hits, such as "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Experience Always ... Patsy Cline at Orange County's GEM Theater. For an additional fee every Thursday performance, enjoy an exclusive pre-show cookout with delicious homemade food prepared by Michael Sandi and Louie's Bar and Grill.
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.
Step back in time to ancient China for an enchanting journey through a world of light and color at the Lantern Light Festival. Redefining your notions of what a lantern can be, this annual celebration fills the night with gigantic handmade structures that take weeks to build. You might walk through a luminescent castle, come face to face with a towering dragon or meet a glowing giant panda. It's all to celebrate the coming of spring, a Chinese tradition that dates back 2,000 years and is now transforming Solano County Fairgrounds. In addition to these dazzling works of craftsmanship, the festival will feature Chinese food, a bunch of activities for kids and a fireworks show.
Good Any Thursday or Friday Through April 27, 2018
Celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of New York City and Queens, this family-friendly open-air night market drew more than 9,000 visitors per night in 2017 and has featured more than 300 local vendors from more than 80 countries over the last three years. Get a sneak preview of this year's Night Market, which is expected to include up to 100 independent sellers offering merch, art and food for purchase, plus a variety of free performances.
In the world of opera, Nathan Gunn is exceptional for looking every bit as good as he sounds -- and this vaunted baritone sounds very, very good indeed. Praised with equal enthusiasm by both People magazine (named to its "Sexiest Men Alive" list) and The New York Times ("[Gunn's] mighty heft and richness confer an outsized authority on everything he touches"), Gunn is one of the world's most in-demand operatic singers, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera House, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera and many more top venues. Now he comes to Laguna Playhouse for Flying Solo, a performance that mixes together Gunn's personal stories with classic American musicals, contemporary songs and plenty of operatic fun.
Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, the Party watches him through telescreens. Everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party's seemingly omniscient leader -- Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people's history and language. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary even though he knows ... big brother is watching. See George Orwell's timeless story of an oppressive future when 1984 hits the stage at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Get carried away by the harrowing adventures of Quasimodo and Esmeralda when The Hunchback of Notre Dame swings into Fred Kavli Theatre. This epic Disney musical's all set to ring in its Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere. You'll be whisked back to the perilous streets of 15th-century Paris, where wicked men in power pull the strings and heroes appear where you'd least expect them. Based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo, with music from the animated feature's Academy Award-nominated score, the production is enhanced with new songs by two acclaimed musical theatre legends: Alan Menken and Steven Schwartz. The theatrical production embraces the story by featuring verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel. Plus, in true 5-Star Theatricals fashion, you'll experience a "Broadway" quality production, with a full professional live orchestra.
Park yourself down at Arts Garage to enjoy world-class music from established, Grammy-winning artists and exciting, new up-and-comers in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere in Delray Beach. From jazz, blues, Latin and soul to world music, classical, urban and hip-hop, Arts Garage attracts famed artists and "performers at the top of their game" (Palm Beach Post) with its excellent acoustics and intimate, up-close seating. You're also welcome to bring your own food and drink to make your evening complete, or partake in snacks and sodas from the concessions stand.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Spam Allstars - Latin Funk)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (South Beach Chamber Ensemble - Chamber Music)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 7:00pm (Maurice Frank Quintet - American Songbook Standards)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Leon Foster Thomas Quintet with Special Guest Mino Cinelu)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Huntertones - Feel Good Jazz)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (Lucas Apostoleris Quintet - Jazz)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues - Blues)Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 8:00pm (Hello Elevator - Alternative Rap)
Eugene O'Neill's enduring master work, Anna Christie, is a surprisingly contemporary play that still crackles with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unwittingly abandoned to a life of hardship. It seems like Anna has found love with a shipwrecked sailor, only to be rejected by both of the men in her life when her dark past is revealed. As both her father and her suitor come to recognize their own responsibility for her plight, all three of them struggle to find forgiveness and redemption in each other. Following his acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest playwrights.
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.
In Arthur Miller's classic play about the Salem witch trials, unseen and unseeable evil stalks the town, threatening to destroy the lives of the God-fearing colonists. A clique of young girls are the only ones capable of unmasking the terror allegedly caused by hidden witches and devil's consorts. The girls uncover ugly truths, settle old scores and leave behind a trail of destruction. Since its premiere in 1953, a masterful allegory for the rise of McCarthyism in the late 1940s, The Crucible has become an American classic. Experience the timeless and poignant tale at Olney Theatre Center's mainstage.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of San Francisco Bay, highlighted by romantic sunset views, live guitar music and a light appetizer buffet including sandwiches, fruit and cheese. You'll view the city's stunning skyline featuring Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid, along with historic landmarks and the natural beauty of the Bay Area. This scenic cruise sails by Alcatraz and Angel Island National Park, under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the gorgeous Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito shores. One drink is included (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), and more drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the full on-board bar.
It may be last call at Big Mama's Blues Club, but the house band is just getting warmed up, kicking off an after-hours jam filled with steamy stories and more than 20 soulful torch tunes by the likes of Muddy Waters, Mae West, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin' Wolf and more. The Arizona Theatre Company team behind the hit revues Love, Janis and It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues fans the flames once again with this hot new show, Low Down Dirty Blues, at the Herberger Theatre Center in Phoenix.
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.
If you've ever lost hours of work to a "blue screen of death," been blindsided by an incomprehensible update to Facebook's layout or cursed a stubborn and uncooperative printer, Megabytes! is the production for you. This comedy revue of original songs and sketches portrays the hilarious situations we go through in dealing with technology in our daily lives. Playwright Morris Bobrow ushers you through the kinds of relatable situations you will know all too well. "There's no more polished master of the original musical revue than Bobrow," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. Log off from swiping, scrolling and surfing and spend a little quality analog time at San Francisco's Shelton Theater.
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.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Christian Finnegan, DC Benny)Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (Christian Finnegan, DC Benny)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Christian Finnegan, DC Benny)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (Christian Finnegan, DC Benny)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (Christian Finnegan, DC Benny)
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to the woods Snow White will go! Creating Arts Company is proud to present the classic tale of a beautiful young princess who is banished into the woods by her evil stepmother the Queen. After taking refuge in the seven dwarfs cottage, the magic mirror informs the Queen that Snow White is still the fairest of all. Outraged, the Queen decides to take matters into her own hands with a poisoned apple! Help Snow White escape the evil Queen's plan in this one-hour, interactive, immersive, cinematic experience that will thrill the whole family at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles.
The Bay Area has a history of attracting visionary, self-starting artists, and stARTup Art Fair celebrates that independent spirit by curating over 50 emerging and under-recognized artists to exhibit their works. Score great art and make real connections in the intimate setting of San Francisco's Hotel Del Sol. The stARTup Art Fair 2018 organizers seek to provide an exhibition venue for independent contemporary artists, with 100 percent of the sales proceeds going directly to the artist. You'll get to speak with the artists directly, view the art in an intimate and homelike setting, and, if you see something you love, take a piece home with you.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create an 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.
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta -- who has graced all the major stages with The Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet -- returned to his hometown of Havana and assembled the finest performers from the worlds of contemporary dance and classical ballet to form his own company, Acosta Danza. New York City Center presents Acosta Danza's Debut, featuring a handful of spirited pieces including live musical accompaniment and left-of-center props (glow sticks and water bottles, anyone?). Plus, you'll see Acosta himself in a lyrical duet about a tipsy encounter between strangers. It's all part of ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival, a celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba, featuring dance, music, talks and master classes.
When you picture a B&B, you probably see a charming Victorian, a cozy fireplace, lots of doilies and tchotchkes strewn about. But for Elias and Jenny, the young Brooklyn couple at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's John, there's nothing quaint about their little getaway. With their relationship in trouble, the couple checks in only to be greeted by a cheerful yet somehow ... off innkeeper. Soon, it becomes apparent that they're not alone. Shot-through with Baker's wit and lyrical beauty, with shades of the supernatural, John is "so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light" (The New Yorker). Now you can experience it at Signature Theatre in Arlington.
Armed only with a spoon, an intrepid female explorer ventures into the jungle and returns with Luigi, a suitably exotic-looking member of the lost tribe she's just discovered. Yet the esteemed -- and all male -- members of London's exclusive Explorers Club still refuse to allow her entry. Granted, it's 1879 and well before women's lib, but this particular group of professors aren't exactly setting the world on fire -- one's searching for the East Pole and another believes the lost tribes of Israel actually ended up in Ireland. Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) wrote this crazy battle-of-the-sexes comedy, dubbed "wildly funny" by Variety, now coming to the Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest as part of their 15th-anniversary celebration.
At a beautiful country farmhouse during the summer of 1995, eight gay men come together over three holiday weekends -- Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. They share romance, anger, laughter and difficult truths. Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! unfolds with great humor as the men address revealing questions of gay identity, self-esteem, the threat of AIDS and male love. Zeitgeist Stage Company brings the Tony-winning play to Boston Center for the Arts, with its themes of love, friendship, fear, pride and acceptance that are just as poignant and relevant today. Don't miss the show about which The New York Times wrote: "It's utterly contemporary; its one-liners are sometimes hysterical and are slammed home with style; it has genuine pathos that's only slightly tinged with sentimentality."
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.
Nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of the Sciences boasts some pretty impressive credentials: This San Francisco landmark is the only place on Earth that houses an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum, all under one living roof. Your general admission pass lets you get up close and personal with hundreds of free-flying tropical birds and butterflies inside the four-story living rainforest and gives you access to the award-winning, galaxy-spanning digital shows in the Morrison Planetarium. Animal-lovers can feast their eyes on an albino alligator, a colony of feisty African penguins, and more than 38,000 other live animals in the Steinhart Aquarium. Plus, you can learn about everything from meteors to minerals to mankind's evolution ... and that's all before you make your way up to the rolling hills and fields on the rooftop.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 11:00am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30am-5:00pm (Last Entry at 4:00pm)
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration between these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards and now comes to the Phoenix Theatre.
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.
Acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap celebrates Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with this live performance of his Grammy-nominated album Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein. Even if the only thing he'd ever written was West Side Story, Bernstein would still have to be considered one of the greatest American composers of all time. Thankfully, he also gave the world On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and Fancy Free. All of those works get fresh life in the hands of Bill Charlap. A frequent collaborator with Tony Bennett, Charlap has been likened to Bernstein as "a master of the unexpected" by Jazz Review. Don't miss what's sure to be a special night of music at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Luenell is a force of nature. This talented comedian, actor and singer was born in Tollette, Arkansas, a town whose population barely registers with the U.S. census. Known for her brash comedy style, Luenell co-starred in the hit film Borat, playing a hooker with a heart of gold. Her stand-up has been seen on Katt Williams: American Hustle and Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx, and she's appeared on BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back and Wild 'N Out. Named one of the top 25 funniest people in L.A. by Los Angeles Magazine, Luenell now takes the stage at New York's Levity Live Comedy Club.
Can four young men manage to honor their pledge to avoid the opposite sex, food, drink and sleep for the sake of becoming more intellectual and contemplative? Not in Shakespeare's world, and certainly not in this Atlanta Shakespeare Company production of Love's Labours Lost at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. After four young women arrive on the scene, the result is far from a blissful pondering of noble deeds and nobler thoughts. Enjoy all the muscovites, masks and lessons about love in this lyrical comedy.
Like watching the incredibly synchronized and complex activity of an ant colony on a giant scale, Crystal Pite's mesmerizing 34-dancer vision of hive intelligence, Emergence, returns to Seattle's McCaw Hall, brought to life by Pacific Northwest Ballet. This evening of dynamic work also features Alejandro Cerrudo's playful yet touching and cinematic take on relationships, Little mortal jump, which pulses to the music of Beirut, Andrew Bird, Tom Waits and more. Finally, PNB premieres its first piece by acclaimed international choreographer Yuri Possokhov, RAkU. Don't miss this exciting exploration of the possibilities of bodies in motion.
"I don't like to nap but I do like to dream." Meet Shawn, a bright young girl with a head full of science and imagination -- and little patience for nap time. So of course when her friend Lamp reveals that its greatest dream is to learn to fly and become the moon, a voyage fit for mission control is launched from Shawn's bedroom clear into outer space. Activate your own imagination with this fun and energetic new family play by the folks at Seattle Children's Theatre.
Located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Can Can Culinary Cabaret is an underground vaudeville attraction reminiscent of the Paris cabarets of the early 20th century. Everything at Can Can Culinary Cabaret changes with the seasons, from the music and choreography to the decor and the selection of seasonal small plates for purchase. In their latest brunch show, Magnificent Matinee, Can Can Culinary Cabaret combines scintillating tales from Seattle's rough-and-tumble history with high kicks, comedy, music and acrobatics. The menu of hand-crafted delights features fresh ingredients the Market's own fishmongers, cheesemakers, butchers, dairy shops and local farmers.
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.
Throw it back a few decades to when parachute pants, fly girls and tight rhymes were the name of the game. The '90s Hip-Hop and R&B Sing-Along makes its debut at New York's Slate, with over two hours of party-starting hits by acts like Salt-N-Pepa, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Aaliyah, Boyz II Men, TLC and more. As the beats bump, the best music videos of the decade will appear on screen, along with the lyrics right. You and your crew can come dressed in your throwback best and sing, rap and dance all night.
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 on NYC's famed Theatre Row.
In the late 1800s at Harvard College observatory -- long before the heroines of Hidden Figures made their contributions at NASA -- a group of "computers," aka women employed for half a man's salary to analyze astronomic data, proved that the universe was larger than anyone ever dreamed. The Women Who Mapped the Stars reveals the thrilling untold story of the five brave analysts who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy. The Nora Theatre Company stages this world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke at the Central Square Theater in Cambridge.
Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. The handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies - and it's up to Quasimodo to save them all. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature's Academy Award-nominated score -- as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame can be enjoyed at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center in Cicero.
Love, betrayal and revenge have never been portrayed with more ravishing beauty than in Lucia di Lammermoor. Though the title character is indeed driven to insanity, it's the audience who goes nuts for Donizetti's tragic opera. The role of the title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover. It's impossible not to be drawn into the tale of fragile Lucia, manipulated into marrying a man she doesn't love as she's used by her brother for his own political advancement. The scene when she finally "snaps" remains one of the most sublime -- and technically difficult -- in the entire operatic canon. Roberto Abbado conducts, while Tony winner Mary Zimmerman directs this chilling production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
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.
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.
A new adaptation for a new generation, this version of The Diary of Anne Frank contains newly uncovered writings from Anne Frank's diary. This is the unforgettable true story of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic from 1942 to 1944. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence -- their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief. Watch as Anne confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty and determination, when this powerful show takes to the stage of Denver's John Hand Theater.
Pulitzer Prize finalist and "one of the country's top talents for solo performance" (TimeOut Chicago) playwright Dael Orlandersmith explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Drawing from her extensive interviews with Ferguson residents, Orlandersmith crafts a "fast-paced, imaginative" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) theatrical experience that demonstrates "the potential of art to reach across cultural boundaries and bring us all closer together" (Theatermania). See Until the Flood at the historic Goodman Theatre in the heart of downtown Chicago's vibrant North Loop Theatre District.
From E.B. White, the beloved author of Charlotte's Web, comes Stuart Little, the endearing and enduring classic about a mouse who is born into an ordinary New York family. This fun-filled children's theater adaptation by Joseph Robinette captures all the charm, wisdom and joy of the original story, bringing Stuart's many larger-than-life adventures to the stage while teaching young ones all about the timeless values of loyalty and friendship. See this family favorite at the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston.
The Drag Brunch party makes weekends in L.A. worth living again with loads of OTT looks, lots of laughs and heaping helpings of shade to go along with your drinks and afternoon dining experience. Stars from RuPaul's Drag Race descend upon Rockwell Table and Stage for the return of this entertainment spectacular, featuring faves like Manila Luzon, Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja, Ongina, Jasmine Masters and Jessica Wild. Hosted by Epiphany with beats by DJ Rhea Litre, it's a fresh and fabulous makeover of the usual long lines-for-avocado-toast brunch drudgery. The Queen's VIP package gets you front-of-stage seating so you can see every lash and lip quiver up close, plus an after-show reception and photo op with the divine divas.
Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 1:00pm (Doors at 11:30am)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 1:00pm (Doors at 11:30am)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 1:00pm (Doors at 11:30am)Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 1:00pm (Doors at 11:30am)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 1:00pm (Doors at 11:30am)
What could be better than a solid craft beer and a barrel of monkeys? Yes, we're talking the game -- but it wouldn't it be great if we were talking literal monkeys? A barrel of laughs is the next step up at this comedy night from Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta, who serves up quite the selection of brews and hops from snazzy lookin' cans and taps. Comedians Nathan Owens and Damon Sumner host this showcase and bring some of Atlanta's funniest talent to the Barrel room, so treat yo'self to a midweek pause of laughter and craft beer.
Every day, shady backroom deals between wealthy business titans shape the world and change the course of history. But what happens when one of those titans isn't who he says he is? In the bold new comedy The Doppelganger, a wealthy British businessman suffers an untimely accident just before a series of critical negotiations over a deal to mine copper in Africa. To keep the deal afloat, the businessman's staff find an unwitting (and witless) American lookalike and give him a seat at the negotiating table. In the chaos and confusion that follows, all involved parties wind up wondering whose side they're really on. Slapstick farce The Doppelganger is coming to the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Thomas/Jimmy played by Eric Slater)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Thomas/Jimmy played by Eric Slater)
Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's spectacular immersive dance series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled night. Enjoy scintillating dance numbers and high flying, death defying aerial acts. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed the music for one hit musical after another, and School of Rock is his latest smash! This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film School of Rock that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star. Featuring 14 new songs from Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the film, School of Rock is raising the roof at the Winter Garden Theatre. Reuters declares, "Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking!" The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to teach them about rock, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band. Don't miss the show that Entertainment Weekly calls "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!"
Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2000, this sparkling romantic comedy (with music) revolves around a guy, a gal, and their mutual admiration for one voluptuous actress, otherwise known as the delightfully risque bombshell Mae West. Dubbed a "cunningly written, raffish, elegant play" by The New Yorker, Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde also manages to weave stories and songs from West's remarkable life and career into the proceedings, from her beginnings in vaudeville to her starring role in the perfectly-titled hit movie I'm No Angel and way beyond. Come up and see it some time at the Laguna Playhouse.
This International Cat Show at the San Mateo County Event Center, proudly sponsored by Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litter, is expected to bring fabulous felines from all around the world to compete for titles and points for prestigious International and Regional Awards, a distinction granted only to the top 25 cats worldwide in TICA's five competitive classes: Kittens, Championship Cats, Championship Alters, Household Pet Kittens and Household Pet Cats. Up to 250 cats in competition with many exciting breeds in attendance.
Want to feel special? This offer gives you access to the reserved line to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Pedestal Museum. A professional guide will show you areas of the memorial that are often missed. Then, you'll head to Ellis Island for a guided tour. Explore the immigration museum and hear stories of the millions of people who arrived in New York in search of a better life.
Take the timeless songs of Elvis Presley, combine them with the plot of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, add some hip-swiveling swagger and you're guaranteed to get All Shook Up. This hit Broadway show centers on a '50s-era guitar-playing roustabout named Chad who rides into a small town and changes everything -- especially the life of a young girl with big dreams and a big crush. With a book by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), this musical comedy rocks and rolls along on hits like "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," "Don't Be Cruel," "It's Now or Never" and more at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
Whether you're an accomplished rider, or just a fan of the beauty and grace of horses, mark your calendar for The Del Mar National Horse Show, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the beautiful seaside town near San Diego. This spectacular annual equine extravaganza showcases the bravery, smarts and athleticism of one of nature's most magnificent creatures. Casual horse fans will love the Night of the Horse, a glamorous, colorful theatrical performance filled with action-packed entertainment and gorgeous horses that will perform for you as you chow down on good grub in the stands. If you've never seen dressage (or if you're a fan), you'll want to check out the Evening of Musical Freestyles. Olympic and World Champion pairs will demonstrate the intricate choreography and awe-inspiring collaboration between horses and riders that's required to compete at the highest levels. And don't miss out on the crown jewel, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar, an action-packed evening filled with exciting show-jumping, speed and agility competitions. Don't be late for this one, the Ride & Drive opener is full of laughs every year, as riders attempt to take a horse and then a car through the same agility course, with hilarious results.
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.
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (James P. Connolly From Sirius Satellite Radio)Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 10:00pm (James P. Connolly From Sirius Satellite Radio)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 4:30pm (Two Milk Minimum)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (James P. Connolly From Sirius Satellite Radio)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 10:00pm (James P. Connolly From Sirius Satellite Radio)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 5:00pm (El Camino 20th High School Reunion)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (30/30/Stand-Up - Improv & Stand-Up Show)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop In Tuesday)
Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, Always... Patsy Cline is a heartwarming hit that's been delighting audiences since 1988. Meeting outside of Houston at the Esquire Ballroom, Patsy and Louise first became friends over a pot of strong coffee, forming a bond so strong that this unlikely duo remained in touch until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. This musical tribute -- full of down-home country humor and deep emotion -- features 27 of Cline's most unforgettable hits, including "Crazy," "Anytime," "She's Got You," "Stupid Cupid" and "Walkin' After Midnight." Enjoy Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Always... Patsy Cline at Marietta's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.
Wanna include a bit of naughtiness in your weekend entertainment? Bim Bam Boom presents Peepshow at The Playground Theater in Chicago. Bring your own bottle of whatever libation you prefer, and settle in for a show that titillates the senses with a rotating cast of burlesque beauties, boylesque studs, stand-up comedians, magicians, jugglers and acrobats. Peep Show has something to thrill everyone.
Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off shines a spotlight on the hilarious backstage antics of a group of beleaguered actors attempting to perform a theatrical flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers ... and flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), the comedy of errors remains a crowd-pleaser more than 35 years after its debut. Catch this joyfully out-of-control British farce at A Noise Within in Pasadena.
She's Jewish, he's Christian; She's white, and he's black. They love each other ... but not in that way. Or maybe they do? It's complicated. Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were just nine years old. Now, as they tumble into their 20s and confront the mysteries of their sexuality, they find that the path forward is not always the one right in front of you. The Mystery of Love and Sex was written by Bathsheba Doran (Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex), and this regional premiere at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center is directed by Rebecca Longworth. Come see for yourself why Time Out New York hailed this show as "wise and exquisitely crafted," and The New York Times described it as "tender, funny, packed with humanity and brimming with surprising revelations ... perfectly wonderful."
Daphna Feygenbaum (Jeanette Deutsch) considers herself a "real Jew" -- the most devout in her family -- while her cousin Liam (Noah James) is a self-described "bad Jew," complete with a shiksa girlfriend (Lila Hood). And stuck somewhere in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah (Austin Rogers). When they arrive in New York for their Holocaust-surviving grandfather's funeral, they instantly butt heads in a savagely funny battle royale over a cherished family heirloom. Hailed by The Washington Post as "the funniest play of the year," Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews comes to The Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles. Jewish or not, you're sure to find something to love, and laugh at, in this riotous exercise in familial feuding.
An ex-con finds a tough job as a welder, while struggling to shape a new life that includes her kids and stays far away from any criminal activity, in the world-premiere drama Lettie. After a seven-year prison stint, Lettie's let loose only to face a harsh new reality that includes rejection from her children and a past that threatens to catch up and overtake her future. Award-winning playwright Boo Killebrew (TV's Longmire) makes her Victory Gardens Theater debut with this powerful story of strength and sacrifice.
Joe's Bar is known for its country-music bona fides, with concerts by Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and others, but this warehouse-style venue has also hosted the likes of Salt N Pepa, Run DMC, Rick Springfield, Good Charlotte, Joan Jett and Eddie Money. How's that for range? In addition to national touring artists, you can find local Chicago favorites playing everything from rock to hip-hop to acoustic country, not to mention tribute acts and party bands like the famed Yacht Rock Review. Cap it all off with a full bar and excellent sound system, and you've got one heck of a music venue.
A new religious drama that looks at some of life's biggest questions via a modern, contemporary story, What God Allows comes to the stage at Marietta's New Theatre on the Square. This soul-stirring show, written by Kelvin Wade and Styland Scott, explores why tough times and tragedies seem to strike those who've done the least to deserve them, and is bound to leave you inspired, heartened and hopeful.
If you dug Punchdrunk Theater Company's immersive Hamlet experience Sleep No More, then The Colored Museum is right up your alley. At Harlem Repertory Theater, you'll walk through five rooms of the Tato Laviera Theatre with 11 exhibits about the African American Diaspora, putting you right at the center of the action. Interact with singer Aunt Ethel, bar owner Miss Roj and other colorful characters as they celebrate the history and spirit of this group. During the interludes, you can also snack and relax in the spaces where you're watching. So go on, have round at Miss Roj's bar and be a part of this unique theatrical experience.
Looking for the best laugh and fun in Washington D.C.? Look no further! With the DC Comedy Showcase, you can catch one-of-a-kind talent from Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central on any given night! Experience the most exciting live stand-up at the spunky and hip Brass Monkey. The night will be filled with laughs and a DJ to keep the night groovy! The Brass Monkey has a slick comedy club feel and a drink menu with $5 domestic beers all night long.
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.
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You'll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Selena, the bestselling Latin music superstar and the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano, had her life and career cut tragically short in 1995, but her music and spirit remain alive in the tribute concert Selena Live. Though just 23 when she passed away, Selena had already released a significant string of hits, including "Amor Prohibido," "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom," "Techno Cumbia," "Si Una Vez," "Tú Sólo Tú," "I Could Fall in Love," "Dreaming of You" and "No Quiero Saber," among many more. She also brought a sexy, pop vibe to her performances, which led to her nickname, "The Mexican Madonna." Get ready to dance the night away and celebrate the life of this amazing pop star at Lit.LA in Montebello.
Say what you will about the last millennium, but those last few decades knew how to par-tay. Now you can party like it's 1999 (and even earlier) at this fun Flashback Dance Cruise featuring the best dance hits from the '80s, '90s and more. This two-hour cruise aboard the Portland Spirit provides everything you need for a rockin' late night on the river, with a live DJ on deck spinning the biggest hits of the three greatest party music decades ever. Retro outfits are encouraged, so break out those leisure suits, neon leg warmers and Members Only jackets and have a blast.
For far too long comedy has been a boys' club. But with female comedians like Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Jenny Slate, Kristen Wiig, Tiffany Haddish and Kate McKinnon (just to name a few) burning up screens big and small, funny women are finally getting their due! From stand-up to improv to sketch, it all starts on the stage. You can catch some of the funniest female comedians around performing live at the Women in Comedy Festival. You've seen their names in the credits of The President Show and The Daily Show, on Time Out's list of Funniest Women in New York, and at all the top clubs and festivals. Now you can catch them on stages around Boston before they become the next big comedy stars. The festival will also feature live podcasts, films, workshops and musical performances.
Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne -- included as part of your ticket -- while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
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 the true events of 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. This rousing tale at The Media Theatre is about fighting for what's right -- and staying true to who you are.
Femprovisor Fest showcases diverse female-identified improv ensembles, comics and sketch groups representing the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This four-day Exit Theatre event features workshops, panels and shows with innovative artists who are committed to increasing the visibility of women in all areas of improvised performance.
Endearing, entertaining and extremely funny, Beth Stelling has brought her wry sensibility and off-kilter observations to Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea Lately and many other TV series. You may already be a regular reader of her quick quips on Twitter (Huffington Post did, after all, deem her one of the "Top 18 Women You Should be Following on Twitter"). She graced No. 2 on LA Weekly's list of "12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013," as well as being honored by Vulture as one of "50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015." Come laugh along with her when she headlines at the Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre.
Delve into the deep, dark history of Pioneer Square on this adults-only jaunt under the streets of Seattle. During this intimate 60-minute walking tour, your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through three key sections of the historic 1890s-era subterranean passageways, while cluing you in on the drinking, gambling and other illicit activities that ran rampant in the area around the turn of the century. In fact, you'll learn how Skid Road (Yesler Way) became America's very first Skid Row and much more.
Willy Russell's hit Broadway dramedy is a one-woman show about a middle-aged, middle-class housewife who finds herself stagnating in a lonely marriage. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley wonders if she should leave the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband behind and head for the Mediterranean. What follows is an exploration -- told with humor, sympathy and sharp human insights -- of a woman breaking out of the mold that life seems to have cast for her. See Shirley Valentine now at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
Flipping the tables on film noir tropes, solo performer Jill Vice's A Fatal Step tells its shadowy tale not from the point of view of a hardboiled detective, but from that of the femme fatale, those sultry - and deadly - bombshells at the heart of the genre. An SF Fringe Festival Best of Fest winner, Vice (Tipped & Tipsy) combines "an impressive array of body language and vocal talent" (Huffington Post) in her original shows. This one-woman noir centers on Sarah, who decides to take matters into her own hands when another woman dares to come between her and her handsome podiatrist. A Fatal Step has already taken home the Audience Choice award at IndyFringe, and now it comes to The Marsh.
Enjoy this updated and modern-feeling production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat -- featuring a multi-generational cast of talented adult and youth actors -- at Scottsdale's Desert Stages Theatre. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right hand man and reunites him with his family.
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters' beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number-one hits. Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters brings these classics back to the stage at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest with spot-on renditions performed by singer Lisa Rock and her six -piece band.
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, Apr. 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Nearly Dan)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Mojo Cannon)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Wasted Words presents a tribute to Muscle Shoals & Fame Studios with Danny Godinez and Tor Dietrichson)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Jones Struggle - 39 Again...Just Like Last Year!)Friday, May. 4, 2018 / 8:00pm (Randy Oxford Blues + Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings With Tiphony Dames)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 8:00pm (Big Road Blues with Special Guest: The Nick Mardon Trio)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Terry Hanck Band)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 8:00pm (Ayron Jones with Whitney Monge)
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Aren't you ever curious as to what Noah and his family went through on the Ark? Get in the Boat answers these questions through a boatload of great music and comedy! Come laugh with Noah and his sidekick angel Murphy as they attempt to survive the flood in this quirky, feel-good musical that's full of memorable tunes like "Because of You," a love ballad between Noah and his wife, and "I Do Believe," in which brothers Shem, Ham and Japheth examine their own hearts and figure out how they fit into this whole scheme. Presented at the Musical Theatre Village in Irvine, Get in the Boat may be billed as a kids' show and feature a cast of all ages, but grownups love it too!
Here's a picture you wouldn't imagine in 1950 South Africa: Two black men and a white boy joking and dancing together. Defying the harsh realities of apartheid, Harold's black workers are more than just his employees -- They're his friends. Faced with the return of his alcoholic father, Harold must weigh his father's racist outlook against the respect he has for his companions. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1982, and initially banned in South Africa, "Master Harold" ... and the boys remains one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written. Come see it at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off its 60th anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring flashbacks to some of its funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) stage shows. From sock hops to death drops, Age Against the Machine will bring the Minneapolis comedy theater troupe's funniest moments to the stage one more time. Watch BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed and Melanie Wehrmacher remind you just why theirs is one of the longest running satirical theaters in the world.
What are you willing to sacrifice? In this new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, featuring an all-female cast, Rite of Spring imagines a future wrought by ecological collapse and human desperation, told vividly through dance, puppetry, mask and the Russian composer's iconic score. Catch this post-apocalyptic fable at DC's Dance Loft on 14.
You undoubtedly know "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." Now, see the musical it comes from, Evita, when Stumptown Stages brings the incredible true story of Eva Perón, the controversial first lady of Argentina, to the stage. Fusing dramatic chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz, this Tony-winning musical follows a peasant girl who uses her considerable smarts to rise from the slums of Argentina to become the wife of the President and a powerful advocate for the working class. Experience this modern classic from the Broadway Dream Team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland.
Bad is always better -- just take a look at any Disney villain: they've got a killer look, a devious master plan and a big, loud song-and-dance number that shows off all their evilness. And now you can revel in all the wicked delights of Disney's most iconic baddies when L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage presents Broadway Sings Disney. Hosted by Kate Pazakis (The Big Gay Musical) and Peter Vogt (The Goodbye Girl), this whimsical show tune showcase features some of the brightest stars from Broadway, film and TV belting out your favorite villain tunes. Whether its Ursula's voice-snatching anthem or Gaston's macho tribute to himself, you never know what deliciously evil song you'll hear next -- but you can be sure to have an awfully good time singing along.
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmMonday, May. 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
The San Francisco Choral Society comes to the historic and acoustically stunning St. Ignatius Church for a moving performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff's liturgical symphony All-Night Vigil -- also known as Vespers. Written in just two weeks, this 1915 work not only stands as one of Rachmaninoff's most acclaimed compositions, but also represents the crowning achievement of the "Golden Age" of Russian Orthodox sacred choral music. Ingeniously integrating traditional Russian chant melodies, this choral masterwork is regarded as one of Rachmaninoff's finest compositions.
Lots of singers fancy themselves "superstars," but Juanes has the mind-blowing stats -- not to mention a stunning visual album a la Beyonce -- to back up the claim. Acknowledged as "just about the biggest name in Spanish-language pop music" by The New York Times, the Colombian singer-songwriter has racked up sales of more than 15 million albums and taken home a record-setting 20 Latin Grammy Awards. His magnetic stage presence and unique sound are backed up by an equally astonishing work ethic, touring while his records enjoy marathon stints atop the charts -- like '02's Un Dia Normal, which spent 92 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin charts. Now he's touring behind his 2017 release Mis Planes Son Amarte, and hits the Hulu Theater at New York's Madison Square Garden with Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte.
Rainbow Theatre Project presents Top and Bottom, the hit of the New York Fringe Festival. Two young men display their charms as they celebrate the splendors of gay dating in this funny, poignant play. Top and Bottom explores an encounter between two cute guys who want to explore their sexual bondage fantasies. The only problem? They're a bit klutzy, a bit nerdy and not totally sure what they're doing. See this sure-fire crowd pleaser at DC Arts Center.
Hot on the heels of his hilarious, critically acclaimed shows East 14th and The Kipling Hotel, Don Reed is back with a new installment of his wonderfully wild autobiographical trilogy, Can You Dig It?: The '60s at The Marsh San Francisco. A nostalgic ride through the amusing and oftentimes turbulent '60s and beyond, Reed's solo show takes place before his father became a pimp, before little Donnie was forced into "that door-knocking religion," and includes some unbelievably true tales never revealed in previous productions. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, James Brown to The Jerk, MLK to JFK to the KKK, you'll experience life through the eyes of an awkward, spunky kid just trying to fit in during the rowdy '60s.
Experience the Doux "Sweet" Dinner with a live curated show. Doux Supperclub looks to bring the mystery and exclusivity of a Parisian speakeasy to the heart of NYC. Behind the doors of Doux you'll experience the concept of a clandestine Parisian bar through innovative decor, craft cocktails and a unique blend of delectable desserts and dark, seductive performances. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the illicit luxury and decadence of Doux.
You'll not only be treated to a full brunch on this weekend cruise aboard the elegant Northern Lights yacht, but you'll also enjoy a narrated tour of the sights. On this 2.5-hour excursion around Boston Harbor, soak up panoramic views while indulging in a three-course brunch menu filled with savory and sweet treats, including waffles, bagels, bacon, a Greek egg scramble, freshly baked cookies and more. The meal comes with your ticket, and cocktails will be available for purchase, including the Northern Lights Mimosa featuring St. Germain, orange juice and bubbles. You'll also see and hear about historic sites like the harbor islands, Independence Fort, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and more -- not to mention that famous Boston skyline.
Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / Noon (Boarding Begins at 11:45am)
The internationally acclaimed Mystic India: The World Tour, a Broadway-style Bollywood dance spectacular, based on the concept of ancient India's transition into modern India, comes to Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in Boca Raton. City and Shore Magazine named Mystic India "The Must-See Show of the Season." Expect an explosion of colors and energy as you travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat, and even through the progression of Bollywood films via a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater and spectacular special effects.
This two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. The high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's American Idiot, as well as several hits from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. The story centers on Johnny, Tunny and Will as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Don't miss this energy-fueled rock opera at the Landis Performing Arts Center in Riverside.
Shop locally and nab some one-of-a-kind finds at the Vintage Garage. This popular shopping event includes a hundred dealers carrying exactly what you've been looking for, with everything from vintage jewelry, antique furniture and retro advertising memorabilia to nostalgic games, stylish glassware and even appliances. Whether you're on the hunt for midcentury-style furniture, vinyl records, clothing or great undiscovered art, you'll find it all and more at this outdoor trunk show. With so much to offer, the Vintage Garage is the place to find that something special, whether you're a professional decorator or just looking for a great piece for your home.
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.
Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and ... flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this slapstick comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser 35 years after its debut. You might also have seen it as a 1992 film starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Now you can watch from both stage-side and backstage as everything that can go wrong does, in most hilarious fashion, in this production of Noises Off at Lamb's Players Theatre in Coronado.
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.
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.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)
What would you do for your family? With courage and resilience, three generations of women in a single family face a world gone mad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A divisive government is turning the country against itself. Do you keep your head down as the rhetoric flies? Do you stand up for your beliefs if they could endanger everyone you love? By the end of this powerful, award-winning play, you'll be asking yourself, "What would I do?" The Madres is being produced in 2018 by four different theaters across the nation. Come find out why. Part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, see The Madres at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre.