As everyone gets ready for Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday) and shops for sales online and the old fashion way (in retail stores), there are many fun things to do this upcoming weekend to relieve the stress of it all.
First, one of my favorite films of the year (yes I've said that before, but the list keeps growing) is about to open this Friday at theatres around town.
The film is FORD v FERRARI starring Matt Damon as American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as the fearless British race car drive Ken Miles.
This is the true story of how the two men battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Company. Together they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Directed by James Mangold this film will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. The car races are amazing and Matt Damon and Christian Bale do an incredible job of acting. The film, besides being extremely entertaining, is also a fascinating glimpse into history.
It's definitely a 'must see' on the big screen.
Remember the song HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN? How could you not? There has been countless renditions of it by more singers than I could possibly name in this space. Well Eric Burdon, the English singer-songwriter and vocalist of the rock band The Animals and funk band War who made this traditional folk song famous in 1964 will be appearing Friday, November 18th at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks and I will definitely be there.
He will be appearing of course with his group The Animals and this promises to be one electrifying concert. Eric has been a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994 and named one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. He has one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in rock.
This is one show you don't want to miss. The Fred Kavli Theatre is located at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks, CA. For tickets and more information go to BAPacThousandOaks.com or call the box office at (805) 449-2787.
Now if you're craving something a bit more mellow this weekend, head for The Descanso Gardens to see their Enchanted Forest of Light starting this Sunday, November 17th and playing through January 5th 2020.
Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles featuring a one mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens.
There are a variety of large scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. If you've never been to Descanso Gardens just know that you are in for something very special. They are renowned for their botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural display.
Descanso founder, E. Manchester Boddy preserved these 150 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California.
For tickets and more information go to DescansoGardens.org. They are located at 1418 Descanso Drive, LaCanada, Flintridge 91011.
Lastly I plan on ending the weekend this Sunday laughing and what better place to do it then at The Hudson Theatre where their all new TMI Hollywood Thanksgiving Show, featuring music and stand-up by Luke Null from Saturday Night Live and the new album 'Guitar Comic'. will be playing.
If you love SNL and love to hate TMZ then TMI HOLLYWOOD, LA'S longest running comedy show is a hilarious night out for you.
Every Sunday night TMI presents an all new 90 minutes of sketch comedy based on the stories of the week in entertainment, celebrity and pop culture. It's hosted each week by a celebrity guest and featuring live performances by some of Los Angeles' best up and coming musicians and stand-up comics.
Nothing is off limits. Nothing is too silly or trivial and nothing is too controversial. TMI with its own unique and hilarious take on a story will have you laughing so hard you may fall out of your chair.
The Hudson Theatre is located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. For tickets and more information go to TMIHollywood.com or call 323-856-4249.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, make it a fun one.
From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Watch how she and her classmates save the day!*
Enjoy this interview with Erica Hanrahan staring in “MATILDA, THE MUSICAL at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, playing through Nov 17th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.
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Theatrical shows, Musicals, Solo Shows, Panto, Live Radio Shows, Improv Sketch, and MORE, now registered on the Better Lemons calendar! For shows with a LemonMeter rating, visit our LemonMeter page. https://t.co/Z26ZuBgOUTpic.twitter.com/mNmWkoTEO2
Seven acclaimed playwrights (Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz) collaborated to create this compelling tapestry of stories, weaving together the words of seven remarkable.. https://t.co/1lfLWq9hfRpic.twitter.com/EV0XGmBwdp
A true image of beauty. Kamakshi Hart has a beautiful voice, whether chanting her mantra or singing out show tunes. Her story, although full of pain and trauma, is told so beautifully that the audience can’t help but be uplifted by her unquenchable... https://t.co/9sY6vTntSkpic.twitter.com/XHW9xsWMKU
“SANTASIA - A Holiday Comedy” created by Shaun and Brandon Loeser, directed by Shaun Loeser, is celebrating its 20th year. ThisOff-Broadway Hit and Critics’s Pick laugh out loud annual holiday romp, is the perfect blend of Yuletide snark and sentiment, https://t.co/4Jh2jmnN6qpic.twitter.com/HAfjdQu8gU
The Legend of Georgia McBride - He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a... https://t.co/rMCeJLLuPTpic.twitter.com/YJVTTFgoyJ
The Los Angeles LGBT Center announces "Big Queer Convo: 50 Years of Queer Theatre", one in a series of Big Queer Convos devoted to documenting the impact of LGBT people on the entertainment and news media over the last half-century. https://t.co/P8nzROBcDzpic.twitter.com/HF0l5Tu4Vn
A Night in _____ Shorts - Back for another year and continuing with their outstanding and critically acclaimed fourth season, Force of Nature will again be taking a few nights this November to honor three of their company writers... https://t.co/C7USPBmNzXpic.twitter.com/RTst6o2yOQ
HOT TRAGIC DEAD THING - Bekah, a teenage social outcast recovering from a failed suicide attempt, and Miles, a golden boy with a hidden thirst for violence, are thrust into the same house when their parents try to blend their families after disastrous... https://t.co/bemzDn8Lr7pic.twitter.com/lrtgUQgoKT
Enerjoyce...Evolution of a Pisces Baby Boomer - Follow this solo journey of a Pisces whose dual personalities Flo and Sam push and pull Joyce through a life that glides along the gentle waves of music, past the choppy surges of marriage and parenting,... https://t.co/4W1qPHKwKwpic.twitter.com/qjD6SCtmZu
Hot off the Press: Staged Readings at the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
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Hot Off the Press - Staged readings. Transcending the Mirror, written and performed by Dana Belben. A Queer cisgender woman’s (Dana) nitty gritty, up-close and personal musical experience of her search to find her own Tribe. https://t.co/o5TeJ6aCCipic.twitter.com/bkk5EAzzo1
BUNNY THE ELF LIVE! - After a sold out run at The Hollywood Fringe Festival, the Award Winning solo show Bunny the Elf LIVE! is making an Orange County Premier at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton and returning to Los Angeles for two shows at Studio C... https://t.co/sj3KElh50Kpic.twitter.com/yI1RTdjNO1
The Group Rep presents A TWISTED CHRISTMAS Carol, a world premiere comedy written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York, a Texas style spoof of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” December 14 - January 12. https://t.co/oTvMpOXAFHpic.twitter.com/8resHnARGZ
Growing Gills to Drown in the Desert - Written by Zeb Elliott. Directed by Max Marsh. Two adults are born into an existence where they must face feelings of inferiority, existential dread, ping pong, and life as a fish in what may or may not be a basement https://t.co/bkWVKjAp8zpic.twitter.com/3qLJ3OHSNh
Actors Art Theatre is happy to announce the world premiere of the solo show “Nothing Ever Goes On Here” starring Ellen Newhouse, written and directed by Jolene Adams, adapted from the memoir, “Nothing Ever Goes On Here” by Ellen Newhouse. https://t.co/gX17DMisfSpic.twitter.com/EMtIq2Uy3W
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby... https://t.co/on5GXs7OMUpic.twitter.com/QgB1ZVSJlm
Waiting for Waiting for Godot -WEST COAST PREMIERE! It is probably not their night. Ester and Val are understudies for a production of Waiting for Godot. They are committed to art, and frustrated by anonymity. https://t.co/kZx3ApuOTupic.twitter.com/Ket7kKNABB
EIGHT NIGHTS - A new play with much music, influenced by the golden era of Hollywood musicals, from Irish writer/performer Pat Kinevane and the team that previously brought Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent to the Odyssey. https://t.co/JYdAYe0h3apic.twitter.com/XT2oq6CW6Q
Actors Co-op Theatre Company is proud to present the Los Angeles premiere of a new adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street: A LiveMusical Radio Play, based on the 1947 Lux Radio Hour, adapted by Lance Arthur Smith,... https://t.co/NDN9J4rFFmpic.twitter.com/RG03HCSNc2
PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES’ CHRISTMASLAGUNA PLAYHOUSE and LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO announce that LINCOLN CLAUSS (Broadway’s Bat Out of Hell) will star as “Peter Pan,” DAKOTA LOTUS (Disney’s “Coop & Cami Ask The World”) will star as “John Darling”.. https://t.co/ubnAJrwdVrpic.twitter.com/k5bXua0fw7
Saint Joan: Fundraiser celebrating the Downtown Women’s Center
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Please join us for a special Fundraiser celebrating the Downtown Women’s Center: a gender neutral staged reading of SAINT JOAN by George Bernard Shaw. Saturday, November 23rd at 8 PM. Thymele Arts, Hollywood. https://t.co/Y1w2VeSHx4pic.twitter.com/YnRCh2XMpl
MUSKET AND THE RAT - Musket Cherry is a young woman who lives in a gritty, rugged, ungentrified neighborhood in Chicago. Her mom is a deadbeat alcoholic. Musket’s anchors are her beloved brother Weso, her best friend Gay Stevie, and her boyfriend Billy. https://t.co/JMCjKnEe1opic.twitter.com/4BecwtK7RB
SkyPilot Theatre Company’s Runway series will close out its 2019 season with a selection that pays homage to a literary classic. "A Twisted Christmas Carol" will be performed on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 8pm at Oh My Ribs! Theater, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd. https://t.co/GmxnSDiJ9tpic.twitter.com/kqafzOWMN9
Ten performances only: ANITA BERBER IS DEAD! Starring Tonya Kay as Anita Berber Music and Lyrics by Jim Lang and David Melville Book by Melissa Chalsma Developed in Collaboration with Tonya Kay Directed by Melissa Chalsma https://t.co/QmFRa906P9pic.twitter.com/RgeNCoMQ3a
The Group Rep presents StoryTime, a story salon produced by Patricia Willson, featuring live personal stories of triumph, tragedy and just crazy shit told by wonderful storytellers, Sunday, November 17 at 7: https://t.co/wpfYF5uA1apic.twitter.com/r3cW6Ap8SO
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 24th Anniversary season with THE GOODBYE GIRL, the musical adaptation of Neil Simon’s film. https://t.co/uzHyx2sw1Upic.twitter.com/s2J6Sw6Anb
Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. Mark Christopher Lawrence taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. https://t.co/oqA2vpX7l3pic.twitter.com/5t48TSR2mN
Celebrity Autobiography returns to LA to the renowned Groundlings Theater direct from a successful limited run on Broadway. This is the critically acclaimed, international smash-hit comedy (London's West End to the Sydney Opera House) where jaw-dropping, https://t.co/ZWY8kbxU0Mpic.twitter.com/JqimDwR3r4
In this moving dramedy Champ struggles to find happiness ,and must negotiate four women: - 2 cuties who might be interested in him romantically - A woman who gives him unwanted advice - And a woman who doesn’t exist. https://t.co/oLx9QGIxVBpic.twitter.com/rcFJ2A0zcW
EIGHT NIGHTS - The heartfelt, lyrical portrait of a German Jewish refugee haunted by her past, but resiliently moving toward the future, witnessed over the course of generations of the same family that inhabits a single apartment from 1949 to 2016. https://t.co/ORQ1awYYnApic.twitter.com/eSUEGgTiCQ
ORWELL'S 1984 - Winston Smith hates his job. He works in the Ministry of Information rewriting history to serve the interests of the powerful. Winston’s soul is stirring with rebellion and his heart alive with love. https://t.co/iWaxFP7FS1pic.twitter.com/FdyWCV1Ubo
ELIJAH - Hurricane Elijah has closed down all the roads in a small town in Texas. A disparate group of people take refuge in a TGIFridays restaurant, while, weather permitting, a high-profile execution is scheduled in a nearby prison. https://t.co/Fv67qzAEjtpic.twitter.com/yEnOJSrYkt
The Los Angeles premiere of Lucas Heyne’s directing debut, Mope, a feature-length drama co-written by Zack Newkirk and Heyne and produced by Parkside Pictures in association with Saxton Cinema and Uncooperative Pictures. https://t.co/N95xt5D6Ropic.twitter.com/qYgtKG0u9X
Lake Michigan Monster - Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival
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The Los Angeles premiere of Ryland Tews’ feature debut, Lake Michigan Monster - Winner of the Audience Award - Best International Film Award at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival, is a whip smart comedy that follows an eccentric ship captain and a crew... https://t.co/zMPRegt9Z1pic.twitter.com/vhurNO9qp6
DOLLHOUSE: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture - Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival
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DOLLHOUSE: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature and the George Stark Award at Slamdance 2019 is a disturbingly entertaining film that charts the rise and fall of https://t.co/1KYf1TRUQapic.twitter.com/8FROsx6kcR
Flesh City, written and directed by Thorsten Fleisch, is an experimental horror film out of Germany. The film follows a young couple who stumbles into a dark, incomprehensible world in the basement of a nihilistic techno club, opening a portal to... https://t.co/BQLG5Evs99
HAPPY FACE - Desperate to become less shallow, Stan, a handsome 19-year-old, deforms his face with bandages and attends a support group for disfigured people after he learns his cancer-ridden mother will undergo invasive facial surgery. https://t.co/PPPnNOtB7epic.twitter.com/Z5ZTy3gIEu
Sushi Girl Screening with Cast & Crew - Film Maudit 2.0 Film Festival
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Sushi Girl Screening with Cast & Crew There will be a special screening of the highly stylized 2012 crime thriller, Sushi Girl, with performances by a rogue gallery of famous character actors including Mark Hamill (Star Wars),Tony Todd (Candyman), https://t.co/CH1WxNZp3Y
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE - Steve Budd plays over a dozen characters in this "Hilarious take on how people fall in love." Meet a New Age couple who swear they met BEFORE they met, a pair of Metal Heads who wanna tie the knot on 6-6-06, and more. https://t.co/Yb7NhoILb4pic.twitter.com/kOF9LPbezn
WAR OF THE WORLDS - They are here! On the foggy fall evening of October 30, 1938, America went to war with Mars!! Adapted for radio by Howard Koch and starring Orson Welles, War of the Worlds was presented as a Halloween thriller, or as Welles put it:... https://t.co/3pyuElmtHqpic.twitter.com/tEzbBYrNTO
O2 - Staged reading of the winning entry in the 2018 Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival screenplay competition. The script, originally conceived as a television pilot, depicts a dystopian future in which climate change has enveloped the world in cr https://t.co/azqdILLuVH
"Rose and Walsh" follows two great literary figures and the depth and consequences of their enduring love. At a beautiful beach house on the tip of Long Island, Rose, a celebrated but near penniless author receives nightly visits from Walsh, the love of https://t.co/FVQbLtplHbpic.twitter.com/R8Sq8Z6izD
As the first professional Aboriginal production in Los Angeles, "The 7 Stages of Grieving" holds a mirror up to America by sharing Australia’s Aboriginal people’s fight for equality and recognition. https://t.co/WwJl2yQ17Upic.twitter.com/VRb7cJAhjx
THE BEST MAN - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominated for Six Tony Awards including Best Play. Wasatch Theatrical Ventures presents an ideally timed race to the finish line. https://t.co/ZjN2EKjuWNpic.twitter.com/L13Qpwq4OI
From a Penny Dreadful to family-friendly shows. From comedy and improv to interactive escape rooms. From Death Tours to dystopia, Shakespeare tragedies to Star Trek-Marlowe, improv to interactive escape room, or Chills & Thrills to Masoch and DeSade–the following is a list of theatrical, interactive and immersive experiences playing throughout Los Angeles in time to celebrate the Halloween season.
Based on his screenplay of the same name, Trace Oakley has adapted "The Manitou House" especially for Culver City Public Theatre and their annual Halloween production. Founded in 1998, now in its 22nd year, Culver City Public Theatre is committed to enriching the community by providing classic, contemporary, and original productions, for audiences of all ages. CCPT is known for its summer performances in the park, as well as for its more edgy and intimate productions the rest of the year.
A successful writer, looking for inspiration, moves back to his boyhood town and into the house where he grew up. After a series of very strange occurrences in the house, he finds it is haunted by the baby-sitter he terrorized as a child...
Brooke and Zeke, two students thrilled to learn that they’ve won the starring roles in the new school musical — a mysterious production called The Phantom. But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they’re acting in might be cursed.
In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of "Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium," Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they’re being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters. This show is wonderful for the entire family, ages 4 and up.
“Absolutely Halloween is absolutely great!,” raves showmag.com. “An absolute family treat!,” Exclaims the Tolucan times. It’s the classic family theatre Halloween musical for kids 2 to 102 – the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow’s Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steve, Lester the Jester, and Fifika the French Fortune-teller happily save Halloween for one more year.
As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Halloween month special: come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future family theatre show. Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its 13th October run, absolutely Halloween is one in a series of original Rudie-DeCarlo fairy tale musical comedies that make up the award-winning family theatre musical matinee series for kids 2 to 102 now celebrating its 50th year as it cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience the entire family can enjoy.
"An Excuse to Behave Badly – The Variety Show!" is a one-hour variety show with a mix of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, and the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival hit and Encore! Producers’ Award-winner "An Excuse to Behave Badly" by Jenni Halina.
The short play is a hilarious tale of four women on Halloween getting into misadventures while waiting for an Uber. Directed by Emily Lappi, the ensemble will feature a diverse group of LA’s top up-and-coming talent. In alphabetical order, they are Farida Amer, Seth Austin, Jenni Halina, Jermaine Jackson, Emily Lappi, Matt Morillo, Nica, Katie Oliver, Jaret Sacrey, Alex Owens Sarno, Yvette Saunders, and Royce Shockley.
Taking a page from the cult classic "Dark Shadows", Justin Sayre's Ravenswood Manor brings audiences the gothic and hilarious goings-on of a small New England town during the spring of 1976. Directed by Tom DeTrinis and Jessica Hanna, Ravenswood Manor is an episodic theatrical event with two new episodes of the ever-unfolding adventure premiering each of the six-week run.
With a cast of comedic heavy hitters that includes, Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Daniele Gaither, Leslie-Anne Huff, Ryan Garcia, Angela Cristanello, and Justin Sayre. Plus guest stars weekly! Join us this fall for the spooky, the silly, the glamour and the camp.
About: madam ruby has invited you and a few guests to participate in her séance and step beyond the veil. But who or what will be waiting for you? This is a frightening interactive theatre experience with live actors and special effects. You will be required to interact with your surroundings and others, living or dead, in the room. # of participants- up to 8. This is a public event. There may be people you don’t know in your show. Tickets: $45- $60 per person depending on the date and time of performance. The show is roughly 1 hour long. Ages- only age 16+ admitted.
Warnings- light touching, strobe lights, fog, and smells. The audience must be able to navigate stairs on their own.
An escape room with a fun twist! The psych ward is an interactive game of deduction, trust, and betrayal with escape room, board game, and immersive theatre elements. About- sane or insane? Trustworthy or not? These are the questions dr. Griffin wants you to answer. He has created a social experiment for a select group of patients. Some of these patients he believes are sane, others, completely insane. Like lab rats, he has put you inside his twisted experiment of paranoia and challenges you to figure out who to trust and who to betray. Difficulty- every game will have one winning and one losing team. # of Players- 5-8. This is a PRIVATE game. We will not put your group with strangers. A minimum of 5 players are required to play this game. Ages- This game is recommended for ages 16+. No one under the age of 14 will be admitted.
WARNING- This game contains loud noises, flashing lights, small spaces, and restraints. This game is not scary but you may be put in tense situations.
About –this is a real-life adventure game where you are in the center of the action! Can you survive a horror film? This murderous horror movie fan wants to watch you try. Each player will take a quiz before the game to find out which character they are: the nerd, virgin, jock, rebel, prom queen, or detective. Your team will be divided up into separate rooms where you must work individually and as a team. Not only do you need to escape, but you must also survive! Who will live? Who will die? Difficulty – very hard. 20% escape rate. 5% survival rate. # of players – 5-10. This is a private game. We will not put your group with strangers. If more than 6 tickets are purchased, some rooms may have 2 players. Having trouble finding enough people for the minimum # requirement? Try finding teammates on our facebook group here. Ages – this game is for ages 16+. This is an extreme horror experience. Anyone under the age of 16 will not be admitted and no refund will be given. Children can not be left unattended in the lobby. If you are under the age of 18 please have a parent/ guardian fill out a waiver before you arrive. Please find waivers at the bottom of the faq page.
For advanced players – in this game, your goal is to escape and survive! Every player will be given a unique set of puzzles to solve at any time during the game. If the player solves their personal hex puzzle and escapes the room, they will have “survived.”
The puzzles can be challenging and are designed to test adults. If your party will have children under the age of 13 we recommend checking out fun house-kids! This is an interactive experience where you are put in the center of the action! Come one, come all! Step right up and see if you have what it takes to become a magnificent magician! In this room filled with trickery and illusions, you and your team will be put to the test. Work to beat the clock as you search for clues and solve mind-boggling puzzles in a topsy-turvy experience of a lifetime! Now all you need to do is ask yourself, do you have the wits of a magician? Or are you as clueless as a clown? Difficulty – medium. 40% escape rate. # of players – 4-8 players. This game is private- we will not group you with strangers.
Ages – The Fun House is open to all ages. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult age 18+. The puzzles can be challenging and are designed to test adults.
The Group Rep presents George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” adapted for the stage by Gus Krieger, directed by Drina Durazo. Seven strangers barricade themselves inside a Pennsylvania farmhouse, attempting to escape the bloodthirsty, flesh-eating ghouls ravaging the countryside.
Beset by the walking dead outside, and ever-rising interpersonal tensions within, the group begins their desperate attempt to survive the night…October 4 – November 10. Fridays/Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm. Special performances, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, and Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. Talkbacks after Sunday matinees October 13 and October 27, 2019.
Give Up the Ghost reverses the typical Halloween haunt—here, you play your dead self called back from the shore of Eternity to bear witness to the sorrows and terrors of the living. This is not a gore fest or jump-scare maze. You will interact with characters at the edge of life and death in scenes that can be violent, tragic, intense, and occasionally darkly humorous. The choices you make will haunt you, will change your own story, and just might change the entire narrative. What choices will you make, as your light grows dim?
Each show lasts approximately 80 minutes. Some scenes are open for viewing anytime, others require a Shadow to guide you. Some scenes are for large groups, some are for smaller groups, some are for one person only. You will likely not get to see all the scenes in one viewing, but that's OK, your story is unique. Participants can choose to interact with the actors or not. You can touch some actors (from fingertips to elbow only, not roughly), actors will not touch you.
There will be a waiver to sign at check-in.
A portion of the box office goes both to the First Christian Church of Whittier (501c3) before they convert to low-income senior housing, and The Game Academy, a 501c3 that uses role-playing for education.
Winston Smith hates his job. He works in the Ministry of Information rewriting history to serve the interests of the powerful. Winston’s soul is stirring with rebellion and his heart alive with love. Welcome to a world of no privacy, where electronic screens create paranoia, divisiveness, and hatred for the ‘other’. Here, the state manufactures consent for perpetual war, truth is manipulated, and love itself is an act of rebellion.
Directed by Tim Robbins and adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan, this acclaimed, wildly successful production of George Orwell’s classic returns to The Actors’ Gang Theater after touring throughout the world!
Zombie Joe’s underground theatre group proudly presents the 2019 7th Annual Urban Death Tour of Terror: Haunted Theatre Attraction! For ages 17 and up on Fridays & Saturday nights October 4-26, 2019, and November 1-2, 2019, plus Halloween Thursday, October 31, 2019
Warning: graphic content, trigger warnings, and full nudity.
**New for 2019: for ages 8 and up a family-friendly urban death tour every Saturday at 7 p.m. October 5-26, 2019, and November 2, 2019, plus 7 p.m. Halloween night Thursday, October 31, 2019.
World premiere musical! They were intelligent, ambitious, independent women. It just wouldn't do. 1893. A time of hope and optimism as the World's Fair turns the globe's eyes toward Chicago. But within this cultural explosion of art and technology, a demon lurks beneath. Taking advantage of the modern woman's adventuresome spirit, H.H. Holmes builds a hotel - a murder castle - to entrap and kill unsuspecting ladies new to the big city.
From the team behind the critical and box-office hit Stoneface, playwright Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara), composer Ryan Thomas Johnson (Watson), and director Jaime Robledo (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play), "Deadly" examines one of the most famous true crime cases in history, through the unlikely lens of the victims' experience.
Enter into the longer nights of autumn with Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, directed by Carla Cackowski, a hilarious fright fest, complete with a cast of monsters and an Egyptian princess. This two-actor, multi-character show will spellbind audiences with its nod to the classic Gothic melodramas and early fright flicks of the 30s and 40s.
House of Bards Theatre Company has announced the cast of their first production, Shakespeare’s dynamic drama "Macbeth" directed by Michael Richey. The new company, headed by television and film actors and producers Reneé O’Connor and Jed Sura, opens their inaugural show on October 11 at the Grand Annex located in the Arts District of San Pedro, California.
No stranger to iconic roles, O'Connor is taking on the formidable Lady Macbeth. O’Connor is best known as Gabrielle, Xena’s trusted sidekick on the tremendously popular fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess. Other credits include roles on Criminal Minds, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and NYPD Blue. On stage, she recently starred in the Los Angeles premiere of Steven Dietz’s On Clover Road and played Nurse in the Southern Shakespeare Festival’s production of Romeo and Juliet. O’Connor reprises the role of Lady Macbeth after a 2002 production with Shakespeare by the Sea.
The Complex Hollywood and The School of Night are thrilled to announce the return of Klingon Tamburlaine to the Ruby Theater in Hollywood beginning October 12th. The Klingon performance troupe, Gabh ghe’naQ, returns to earth after a sold-out run on Qo’noS to perform their unique take on Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, parts I and II. Klingon Tamburlaine is an exciting new take on the seldom-produced classic that inaugurated the Elizabethan theatrical renaissance.
Tragedy! Romance! Mighty verse! Great battles waged on land and in space! Honor and glory! Qapla’!
Two archetypes walk into a bar–a bar at the edge of the New World–named for America's first great poet, owned and operated by an African American.
The archetypes in question are, however, profoundly European.
A meditation/horror story on imperialism, paranoia, biblical violence, and perversion in the modern world in the style of Edgar Allan Poe.
This Halloween, Director Mikey Mulhearn, and Intimacy/Fight Director Celina Surniak, transform the space beneath EverBar into an arena of death. Laced with opaque tarp, horrific acts of violence, and inspired by classic Hollywood horror films- Shakespeare on the Deck brings you closer than ever to one of the Bard’s most experimental works.
Returning triumphantly to Rome, general Titus Andronicus brings with him the Goth Queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Sacrificing the eldest Goth son to appease the ghosts of his fallen own; his refusal to accept the title of emperor; and his blatant disregard for Tamora’s pleas of mercy–Titus sets into motion a horrific cycle of mutilation, rape, and murder.
The evening will open with a “Costumed. Multi-Media, Concert Reading” of Sally Spectre the Musical. (Book, Music and Lyrics by David P. Johnson) This multiple award-winning Tim Burton-esque musical experience about the ghost of a little girl trying to find her way through purgatory is touching and charming and leaves viewers in a world of imaginative wonder. The presentation will feature video segments to accompany live performers to help tell the story in a very inventive fashion.
Romeo and Juliet, dead, wake up to find themselves stuck in their Personal Hell – forced to listen to "West Side Story" music for eternity. To escape, they must suffer through a production of their life story performed by the other inhabitants of Hell – Shakespeare’s dead characters – who butcher the story in hysterical ways! "Romeo And Juliet In Hell" is full of theatre-goer inside jokes, Broadway show tunes, and madcap madness! Recommended for ages 15 and up.
This show returns once again after premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2014.
The Tale of Harold Hill, a Conman Turned Town Hero Will Have You Cheering for the Bad Guy.*
Enjoy this interview with LARRY RABEN Director of “THE MUSIC MAN at 5 Star Theatricals, playing through Oct 27th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.
The Tale of Harold Hill, a Conman Turned Town Hero Will Have You Cheering for the Bad Guy.*
Enjoy this interview with the cast of “THE MUSIC MAN at 5 Star Theatricals, playing through Oct 27th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.
This sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.*
Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Bright Star at the GEM Theatre, playing through Oct 20th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.
Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! TV legend & Tony winner HAL LINDEN, the beloved CATHY RIGBY and Broadway’s KEN PAGE star in this new musical-comedy based on the classic 1993 film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. Two aging neighbors, Max and John, have been feuding for more than 50 years until the beautiful and charming Ariel moves in across the street — raising the rivalry to new heights. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight!*
Enjoy this interview with Cathy Rigby and the cast of “Grumpy Old Men at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, playing through Oct 13th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.
Theatrical shows, Film Festivals, and Musicals NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar!
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Short & Sweet Film Festival
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Tuesday nights will be devoted to new short Films.
Thursday evenings will be the occasion for Thirsty Thursdays, an occasion for artists to socialize and network, sponsored by Silent Pool Gin. https://t.co/3D37zs2jWq
The ELATE theatre company proudly presents the timely and hilarious comedy “The Outsider” by Paul Slade Smith at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Avenue, North Hollywood. https://t.co/zBIz4tQqA1pic.twitter.com/haLOx4Vy45
A one-night only live return of the new home party game "You Don't Know My Life!," created by Dennis Hensley and Jeb Havens. "You Don't Know My Life!" is a game where there are no wrong answers — just embarrassing ones … https://t.co/NoL6JNfIdNpic.twitter.com/1rDkMZYGOT
Dee and Nick are an acrimoniously divorcing couple. They run into each other at their former home while packing up their respective belongings, the day before their divorce is to become final. Sniping begins. Claws are out. Fangs are bared. https://t.co/yP9FCj7Socpic.twitter.com/brYdPSGUiJ
Award-Winning Theatre Company
Announces Their Fall World Premiere Selection
By Leda Siskind
THE SURVEILLANCE TRILOGY
Suspense - Espionage - Artificial Intelligence
September 19 - October 14, 2019
Performances Monday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday https://t.co/8CjYUSGayvpic.twitter.com/mSYQLMqKEU
Two monogamous couples encounter a polyamorous triad at a costume party. The triad becomes entwined in the business and personal lives of the first two couples, forcing them to examine their long-held beliefs about love and marriage. https://t.co/sXeIMO73Gbpic.twitter.com/sctzuXOZ7H
Saudade Theatre, the first Portuguese theatre company in the United States, presents the World Premiere of "My Favorite Suicide," written and directed by acclaimed Portuguese playwright Mickaël de Oliveira,... https://t.co/E3GQe428Db
What if that which you identify with suddenly disappeared? Who would you be then? (IM)PERFEKT is a solo show about identity, beauty, and labels. Sometimes you need to lose who you thought you were in order to discover who you truly are. https://t.co/Q4zhRHyav9pic.twitter.com/Eiz87FSUwp
LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE - The Wallis & For The Record’s biggest, record-breaking hit returns this holiday season! The multimedia concert celebration of one of the most beloved holiday films of all time is back by popular demand... https://t.co/stDtrqJjXWpic.twitter.com/kCijb6bsSN
WINNER- Best One-Person Show- Valley Theatre Awards 2018. In "The Italian in Me", a doe-eyed aspiring actress from Canada – who has been raised on a heaping dose of old-fashioned values & Roman Catholic guilt – upends her life by moving to Italy. https://t.co/xLK2GTYSQfpic.twitter.com/9UqS65st3b
Wed. 10/9 - Evil Dead (2013) Special appearance by Dana DeLorenzo (star of Ash Vs Evil Dead, the Evil Dead television series) who will introduce the film and participate in a moderated Q&A after the screening. https://t.co/jdEPBryjcIpic.twitter.com/O4gmIvFweS
Theatrical Festivals, Shows, and Dance Performances
Gem of the Ocean
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Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson unfolds the African American legacy in the first chronological episode of his celebrated American Century Cycle—a soaring, mystical tale of a man desperate for redemption in 1904 Pittsburgh. https://t.co/waIKYNpE4wpic.twitter.com/Bcvtlo7XV3
At the top of their game, yoga apparel giant Jojomon is hit with a terrible scandal that sends them into freefall. Desperate to recover their earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on an unlikely plan. https://t.co/3xjSJaNoVXpic.twitter.com/41W8prNrrw
Tonoccus McClain ("The Lion King") and his special guests will take the audience on a self-reflecting musical journey through the influences of musical theatre, jazz, pop, gospel, and other surprises. https://t.co/YxfsDpGw1Rpic.twitter.com/oM6kUXtJOS
September 5 - 29, 2019
Greenway Arts Alliance
Co-Production with Artists at Play
Los Angeles Premiere
THE CHINESE LADY
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Rebecca Wear
Featuring Amy She and Trieu Tran, with Hao Feng and Stephanie Wong
What happens when people from diverse backgrounds experience the firsthand accounts of ten survivors who were labeled "undesirable" and thrust into Hitler’s systematic genocide? Playwright Wendy Kout disturbingly links then and now. https://t.co/Pzrh8luL1Mpic.twitter.com/qwbZPZ3vaC
Sex, faith, and violence are all part of this intricate package of connections in Miss Lilly Gets Boned. Bekah Brunstetter imaginatively explores the tenuous and permeable boundaries that separate our civilized side from our more animalistic one, and the https://t.co/2mfQaF5CQ3pic.twitter.com/ApTnL17F1d
Half Truths, Full Plate
Inside of a small Hell’s Kitchen apartment in New York City, three generations of women share laughter and delicious food--but each of them will be forced to push beyond the surface and speak their truth... https://t.co/044YieF8Jhpic.twitter.com/a1YsfWVWJI
Towne Street Theatre's Autumn Outings and its October Showcase Presents: Milkcrate Monologues! Milkcrate Monologues is a one of a kind fresh take on Hiphop Theater exploring the narratives & messages that can be delivered through the form of Rap. https://t.co/xKRjixdEEVpic.twitter.com/IXytLbgeKf
Conversations 'Bout The Girls
A fresh, inspiring performance piece about the relationship women have with their breasts. It brings into view the mysterious, sometimes misunderstood, and often controversial realm of women’s bodies and body images. https://t.co/6vJXolYOgupic.twitter.com/Mct2QakeBv
In this world premiere play by Alisa Tangredi, a woman must see the truth and find acceptance in a fantastical adventure through grief and loss, fairy tales, and realities. And, yes ... there’s a bear. Directed by JJ Mayes and Bree Pavey. https://t.co/n28kXN9czDpic.twitter.com/3rv2VO0G6n
MASOCH AND DESADE
Two archetypes walk into a bar--a bar at the edge of the New World, named for America's first great poet, owned and operated by an African American.
The archetypes in question are, however, profoundly European. https://t.co/a37i0eIagOpic.twitter.com/4taKnGUG4l
The acclaimed Los Angeles Youth Ballet, directed by Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, presents a delightful family-friendly double-bill featuring "Peter & the Wolf", Prokofiev’s beloved symphonic fairy tale of courage and ingenuity... https://t.co/LwAV2WsAJSpic.twitter.com/bmd9gXUrMC
Theatrical shows and Staged Readings NOW registered on the Better Lemons calendar!
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Through A Magicians Eyes: Starring Blaise
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“The Montalbán & TAME Media Presents
T.A.M.E: Through A Magician's Eyes
Starring: Blaise Serra
What if, for one night only, anything you imagined could be possible? Would you use that power for good?
Following the success of the first installment https://t.co/oXtvg718YSpic.twitter.com/bMUmV6XDO6
"The Music of Brian Gallagher" is an evening featuring Broadway stars singing Gallagher’s songs. Set to appear are Megan Hilty, Carly Hughes, Matt Cusson, and Carrie Manolakos, with more to be announced. https://t.co/4Lxn5bxyg0pic.twitter.com/JlaJGSAzpv
The 1992 Obie Award Winning play “Sight Unseen” will have a 3 week run in October in the NoHo Arts District. The story of an American mega-artist so successful he's had the obligatory profile in Vanity Fair and can claim astronomical prices for his works https://t.co/CiNHOhF9Htpic.twitter.com/uwS3x3SJxY
Aleichem Sholom! The wit and wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
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Extended Once More and continuing through the Summer. Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you are treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical https://t.co/mTHCj1ksXgpic.twitter.com/tG3TNL28ju
Each month, in The Pack, Drama Desk Award winner and Emmy® nominated writer Eugene Pack brings together an outstanding group of actors who perform staged readings of his new original short comedies in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles. https://t.co/TdDbqRKMYapic.twitter.com/RlEeZz7ifK
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day – through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and his life is real tough — his daughter is a liberal socialist with a penchant for protests, and https://t.co/LaWvWXJUl9pic.twitter.com/GQa2Fovyv1
Saturdays & Sundays at 12 noon, this fast paced and high energy improv comedy show plays at The Second City in Hollywood. It's a fun for all ages improv show now celebrating a 9 run! RAIS features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and https://t.co/wHwz9DrYC6pic.twitter.com/HONQzjWlso
This new comedic musical honors the milestones of women’s lives from training bras to breast cancer, through comedy and the power of all original songs. Life in Boobs highlights the true trials and tribulations of boobs everywhere. https://t.co/3uWXjltt6qpic.twitter.com/iGJr2whigK
When an Asian girl tells her parents she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents. This Second City Hollywood original musical will love you no matter what. https://t.co/79mtwwMGaEpic.twitter.com/Pgo79FUam6
In a hilariously intimate reflection on taking T(estosterone) and his experiences transitioning, D’Lo shares his confusion with, and pushback to, what is expected when one passes as a cisgender, straight, man of color. https://t.co/jyQfeptkohpic.twitter.com/WLMgbIhTl2
The Nosotros 49th Annual Golden Eagle Awards at The Montalbán Theatre
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The Awards show serves as both a fundraiser and an awareness generator for Nosotros. From Actors, Producers, Television Executives to Local Businesses and Community Advocates; since 1970 Nosotros has recognized and honored those that have made an impact.. https://t.co/XW40iomqo4pic.twitter.com/6POVmyzJvk