The Nutcracker — Let the Holidays Begin!

How to Unpack the Greatness of this Show for Your Family

During the Waltz of the Snowflakes at The Westside Ballet’s production of Tchaivoksky’s The Nutcracker last weekend, I had this thought: the holidays can begin. Now, normally I resist …

12.3.13

Looking at Theater in LA: The 2013-2014 Season

It'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.
9.12.13

American Ballet Theatre at the Music Center, Summer 2013

 

This weekend, American Ballet Theatre is bringing an exciting repertoire and world-renowned dancers to the Music Center. Here is our review of the first night of performances, and reasons why you and your family should make plans to check …

7.12.13

Bugs Bunny (and more) at the Hollywood Bowl

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This past Weekend, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Looney Tunes cast delighted audience members at the Hollywood Bowl with a screening of classic, much-loved cartoons and extraordinary live music.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is the reincarnation of …

7.12.13

Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

Free Concert for Kids with the LA Phil

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Getting the kids to love music is easy in the endlessly interesting-to-look-at Walt Disney Concert Hall. On April 27, the LA Phil is offering a nice chance to do just that. Purchase a full-price adult ticket to a 2:00 PM …

4.18.13

TRACES Coming to The Music Center

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 You’ll Want to Run Away to the Circus!

For three shows only, between April 26-28 (and including a Sunday matinee), TRACES, a highly energetic and unusual dance troupe graces the stage of The Music Center. No staid production, this …

4.8.13

Rocka Your Soul at Grand Park this Saturday, April 6 to celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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To celebrate Alvin Ailey’s iconic masterpiece, Revelations, on the occasion of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater coming to town this month, the Music Center is throwing an incredible afternoon party at Grand Park on Saturday (4/6) from 1:00 …

4.4.13

Spring Break 2013 Edition

10 ACTION ITEMS for this year's Spring Break The goal of any vacation is to expand our horizons beyond the normal routine. There's plenty of ways to do just that, here in LA. We've organized this year's Spring Break Edition with some motivating verbs!
3.26.13