Looking at Theater in LA: The 2013-2014 Season


Sleeping-Beauty Matthew BourneIt’s time to think about special occasions for the family over the next year. Whether you like to purchase series of tickets or splurge on special occasions, there are plenty of ways to make good use of your time and money this season.  Spend a few moments looking around and we think you’ll agree.

The brand new venue Annenberg Beverly Hills launches its inaugural season with the Martha Graham Dance Company (11/8-11/9) and continues through June 2014 with music, dance, opera and theater programming. The organization’s main mission is to teach theater and the arts to children, so stay tuned for news about how to get involved.

The line-up at CAP-UCLA  is esoteric and edgy. We like Lucy Guerin Inc: Weather and think these Family Shows all look highly original. The Center Theater Group features The Sunshine Boys with Judd Hirsch and Danny DeVito in October.  The LA Opera does a star turn in May with Renee Fleming in A Streetcar Named Desire.

The LA Phil has remarkable options throughout the year (cruise through their varied offerings here). Have your kids ever attended a Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert? We like to have a special evening reserved for one of the multi-faceted Deck the Hall holiday concerts. And, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center‘s season features dance troupes from around the globe (we like Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and James Brown).

The Broad Stage has increasingly interesting live theatrical and musical works each year. Here are their Family shows, and here are four more shows coordinated with National Geographic Live.

Here’s what The Geffen Playhouse has lined up for the season.  You’ll find high production value shows at the Pantages (think Book of Mormon, Lion King and War Horse) which are fun for special occasions.