Nottingham Festival

simi Valley Civic Center 3855 Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA, United States

Step back in time to Elizabethan England, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and entertainment of a local English country festival.  The roads of Nottingham will be lined with merchants selling fine, handcrafted wares ideal for unique, holiday gifts; food booths will be filled with tantalizing treats; ale stands will offer ales, mixed specialty drinks, as well as sodas and water; games and activities will test your skills.  Once again, the Renaissance Master’s Pavilion will introduce audiences to famous historical characters from William Shakespeare to Johannes Gutenberg,  Garcia Mendes Nasi to Catherine De Medici, and many more.  Bring your lords and...

LA Chamber Orchestra @ The Movies: Buster Keaton’s The General

The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, celebrating its roots in the film and television recording industry, presents “LACO @ the Movies: Buster Keaton's The General,” featuring Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards) conducting the world premiere of his score for the seminal 1926 silent action-adventure comedy.  The Orchestra performs live to the film for this entertaining evening of cinema and music, suitable for the entire family.

Odysseo by Cavalia

The White Big Top 5230 Camino Ruiz, Camarillo , CA, United States

The $30 million equestrian and acrobatic extravaganza expands the definition of performance into an epic, yet soulful theatrical experience. A show unlike any other on the planet, this awe-inspiring production features 65 magnificent horses and 50 talented riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians. Odysseo is the masterpiece of Normand Latourelle, creator of Cavalia Inc. and renowned for combining different forms of artistic expression and reinventing the scenic space.

Tumbleweed Township

simi Valley Civic Center 3855 Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA, United States

 Join the fine townsfolk of Tumbleweed and discover what made the west truly wild in an American old west town circa 1890!  Explore the growing town to ferret out handmade crafts and merchandise; taste the various offerings from recently arrived food vendors; join cowboys and gold prospectors at the local saloon for a beer, whiskey shot, or carbonated beverage; enjoy the abundance of performers both in the streets and on stage.  Don't miss the Grand Exhibition Hall and meet local characters like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Annie Oakley, Joaquin Murrieta, and more. Join in the spirit of the weekend by attending...

The World Premiere of The New George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

The Music Center, Los Angeles CA, United States

 The Music Center will bring a much beloved holiday tradition back to Los Angeles when it presents the iconic choreography of George Balanchine in an all-new world premiere production featuring a live orchestra of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® by Miami City Ballet.  Performances will take place at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from December 7 – 10, 2017.  Part of the 15th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, this engagement is a Music Center co-commission that will feature the visionary designs of Cuban-American designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo, who are creating all-new sets and costumes for this production.  In addition, for...

The Nutcracker, Inland Pacific Ballet

Bridges Auditorium CA, United States

Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life with this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual performance tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing...

Freud’s Last Session

Odyssey Theatre CA, United States

Freud’s Last Session — September, 1939. On the day England enters World War II, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. There, they engage in a brain-teasing battle of wits on the subjects of love, sex and the existence of God, only weeks before Freud took his own life. Filled with humor, this deeply touching play explores the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time. Martin Reyner stars as Freud in the role he created for the world premiere production at the Barrington Stage...

The Baby Dance: Mixed

Rubicon Theatre Company 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA, United States

The Baby Dance: Mixed by Jane Anderson. This is a compelling story about race and class filled with “emotional power” and “nimble humor” (WALL STREET JOURNAL). This riveting, heart-rending drama is helmed by Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan (LIBERTY VALANCE/TEA AT FIVE), who also directed the original Off-Broadway production. In the story, Regina and Richard, an affluent California couple, have everything except a child. Their lawyer connects them to Wanda and Al, a desperately poor couple in Louisiana who agree to let them adopt their next baby. Both couples do their best to fulfill their agreement, but is the chasm between...

All This Time: Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin Concert

Rubicon Theatre Company 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA, United States

Join Rubicon favorites and real life married couple, Megan McGinnis (Broadway’s "Little Women", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Les Miserables", Rubicon’s "Daddy Long Legs" and "Little Miss Scrooge") and Adam Halpin (National Tours of "Rent" and "Kinky Boots", Broadway’s "Glory Days", Rubicon’s "Little Miss Scrooge") for an evening of singing and storytelling. They may have met at an audition for "Fiddler on the Roof", but their careers have typically taken them to opposite ends of the musical theatre canon.