L.A.'s brightest holiday tradition returns as bright as ever this year with its wild wonderland of holiday lights. At the 2017 edition of L.A. Zoo Lights, as the animals sleep, make unforgettable memories as you take an evening stroll through an expanded area of the zoo that's been transformed into a fantastical wonderland populated by glowing light animals rendered by lasers, 3-D projections and musical water-and-light displays. Delight in mischievous light-monkeys run amok, a stained glass menagerie, fanciful elephants and a giant glowing snake. This year's event features real reindeers, seasonal goodies and a chance to hang with Santa on select dates. Complete this festive cheer with holiday treats and hot chocolate to warm your fingers on a wintery night.
Descanso Gardens is famed for its daytime beauty, and now you can enjoy this SoCal treasure illuminated in glorious light. As the sun sets, the gardens transform into Enchanted: Forest of Light. During this colorful interactive experience you can stroll through a mile of Descanso Gardens' most beloved areas while marveling at 10 distinct lighting displays. Located in La Cañada Flintridge, Descanso is a 160-acre outdoor wonderland featuring the Camellia Forest, Rose Garden, natural growth in the world-famous Japanese Garden and Oak Woodland. At Enchanted: Forest of Light, these sights are now even more magical.
The holidays are better when celebrated together, and you will always remember the memories made at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Head to Radio City Music Hall for a one-of-a-kind tradition, where the iconic Rockettes dance, ice-skaters glide, snowflakes swirl, and the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York City comes alive in a show that's a treat for all ages.
The Clippers are back for another exciting season of cool dunks, hot passes and buzzer beaters, and you can be at STAPLES Center to see it all from a variety of vantage points, from regular seats to luxurious Premier Level tickets and VIP Suites. In the Premier Level, you'll never miss another exciting play standing in line for concessions, because you'll have in-seat food and beverage service featuring high-end sandwiches, sushi, burgers and more from your own server. These seats, located in the 200 Level, offer some of the best views of Doc Rivers' squad as they light up the scoreboard. If you opt for the suites, you can enjoy the game in climate-controlled comfort, with in-suite plasma TVs and a private seating concourse. Root for the Clippers, and treat yourself to a special night thanks to some of the best seats at STAPLES.
The Los Angeles Kings return to the ice for the with hopes of adding another Stanley Cup trophy to their franchise thanks to their core group of Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Quick. They've also added Michael Cammalleri to spark the offense and help L.A. get back to the postseason. But no matter what the outcome of the game, the Kings always make things exciting for the fans. You can watch the action from a variety of vantage points at STAPLES Center, but nothing beats a private suite, where you get to enjoy customized catering options, a VIP entrance to the arena, flat-screen televisions and more. Or go with a Premier Level seat to kick back with in-seat service and great views. Get fired up in style as the Kings fight to lead the Pacific Division into the postseason.
L.A. might not have a whole lot of lakes, but we do have 16 NBA Championships to our name -- which happens to make our beloved Lakers one of the most dominant franchises in all of sports. And there's only one way to watch the best: in style (this is L.A., after all). Okay, so maybe you won't be shelling out for courtside seats between Jack and Leo, but that's not the only way to live it up while this exciting young team tears it up on the court. The STAPLES Center's Premier Level seating and Suites both treat you to a bit of the V.I.P. experience. Forget standing in concessions lines, because you can get everything from high-end burgers and sushi to scotch and margaritas served to you without leaving your Premier Level seats. And you won't want to miss a single play with this 200 Level view of the action. Or kick back in a climate-controlled private suite, catch that slam-dunk instant replay on the in-suite plasma TVs and enjoy the game in luxury as the Lakers go for 17.
Direct from Broadway, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is "The Producers plus Spamalot plus The Book of Mormon. Squared!" (New York Magazine). Don't miss this dazzling show when it comes to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Young Miguel is dying to become a musician -- but he gets more than he bargained for when his journey to musical stardom leads him to the fabled Land of the Dead! Surrounded by the skeleton inhabitants of this stunning and colorful world, Miguel teams up with the charismatic trickster Hector (voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal) for a literally death-defying journey to discover the true story behind his family history. The latest effort from the superstar creative team behind Toy Story, Finding Dory and Inside Out, Coco is coming to Disney's beautifully-restored El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Before the movie, see an all new fiesta of lights featuring the music and imagery of Disney/Pixar's Coco. Plus, see Olaf live on stage before the new Disney holiday featurette Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
Since the play's debut at ACT in 1976, more than 600,000 people have joined Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and good old Ebenezer Scrooge on his harrowing journey from grumpy bah-humbugger to holiday believer. In Charles Dickens' truly timeless classic, the miserly businessman Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of three spirits -- the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. First published in 1873, the novella became a critical success and its story has yet to be improved upon. Directed by Emily Penick, this historic production has become a staple Seattle family tradition.
Now a beloved Chicago tradition celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again.
From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-time Tony-nominated new musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement." Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by Carmen Cusack, whose role as Alice earned her a Tony Award nomination, along with an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. Bright Star -- as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful -- is "a gorgeous anthem to optimism" (Variety). Score your tickets today at the Curran in San Francisco.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Cole)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Loudon Wainwright III)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Women of Letters)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sawyer Fredericks)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 11:00am (Janie Barnett's Urban Americana Holiday Party With Special Guests Vicki Kristina Barcelona - Brunch Show)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:00am (The Music of Laura Nyro Feat. Diane Garisto - Brunch Show)
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.
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 Cupcake Theater in North Hollywood.
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.
Put a little va va voom into the start of your weekends with Rosewood Theatre's Burlesque Show Fridays, a regularly sexy spectacular in New York with the alluring Midnight Circus. Bring the boys or take a date to this immersive adult playground (Did we get your attention yet?), where a glamorous host will escort you to a table in this two-story theater. Enter "the labyrinth," filled with dark, moody vibes and chandelier-lit bars. Once the velvet curtains are drawn, it's all fun and games from the ladies of Revel Fridays, oh la la! It's plenty of drinks, nipple tassels and just the right music.
1. Ice cream. 2. Kung fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 5. Construction cranes. In Duncan MacMillan's Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This heartwarming play made waves on HBO this past year. Now, it comes to Arden Theatre Company's intimate Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre to explore depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
One of New York's most exciting seasonal outings, Bar Car Nights is on track for another exciting and festive year. Enjoy an adult evening after hours at the wondrous Holiday Train Show, where you can drink and be merry at one of the many seasonal bars and relax at the all-new Visitor Center fire pit. Venture through the wintry landscape as the illuminated Snow Globe Dancers guide you through the Garden, and then bundle up with your favorite tunes as dueling pianos set in the warmth of the Pine Tree Café. The traditional Holiday Train Show gets rolling inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory within the New York Botanical Garden, featuring model trains zipping over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, leaves and pine cones. This year's exhibition pays homage to one of NYC's most celebrated districts: Midtown Manhattan. Watch as locomotives zip through a half-mile track around iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders. These special 21-and-older evenings allow you to get into the holiday spirit in a grown-up atmosphere under the magical glow of thousands of twinkling lights, perfect for date night or a festive group outing.
Based on the holiday film favorite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, this stage adaptation of White Christmas tells the story of two successful song-and-dance men who fall in love with a pair of beautiful sisters while struggling to save the fading Vermont inn owned by their former commanding general. Like a gorgeous Christmas card come to life onstage, this beloved musical features the songs "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "I Love a Piano" and the best-selling single of all time, "White Christmas." This song-and-dance extravaganza is bound to brighten anyone's holiday -- and with the magic of the Christmas season in full swing, you never know ... it may even snow. Don't miss this classic at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
Ever wondered what little Cindy Lou Who's been up to after her successful heart-enlargement of the mean ol' Grinch? Well, this decidedly adult Dr. Seuss sequel has your answer, via a new off-Broadway comedy coming to the Westside Theatre -- and it's not all Who-pudding and roast beast. Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Zorro the Musical, Matilda the Musical) stars as the now-grown Cindy Lou, who's been down a rough road, landing the once-adorable tot in a broken-down trailer on the side of snowy Mount Crumpit. Now, 40 years later, she'll recall the fateful events of that Christmas Eve night and beyond -- in Seussian rhyming couplets, of course. This irreverent yet heartfelt parody comes from the pen of Matthew Lonbardo, whose Broadway credits include High with Kathleen Turner and Looped, which starred Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance.
Imagine the heartwarming melodies of a pop hit sung with the so-beautiful-you-could-cry harmonies of a piece of sacred choral music by Handel (you know, the "Hallelujah!" guy). That's the enchanting blend you get from The Tenors, three guys with some serious pipes -- and the multiplatinum album sales to prove it. But they've also got some serious cred: they've performed on Oprah -- with Celine Dion, no less -- and for the Queen of England at her Diamond Jubilee. And their male fans aren't too shabby, either -- Paul McCartney? Neil Young? They've sung a harmony or two together. Enjoy The Tenors' Christmas Together Tour at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.
Airfare to Rome may be out of reach this holiday season, but Westfield Topanga Mall has got you covered with an immersive exhibit that allows you to get up close and personal with the stunning frescoes of Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Reproduced to near original size by state-of-the-art technology -- and displayed on illuminated panels at ground level so you won't have to constantly crane your neck to look up at a ceiling -- this acclaimed collection features 34 of the artist's masterpieces, including the famed Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. Experience the awesome power of one of the world's most historic and moving artistic achievements this holiday season, and yes, there's a gift shop.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 10:00am (Last Entry at 8:30pm)
Here's how to be extra cute this holiday season -- Take 'em to a winter alpine village, where warm fuzzy feelings thrive. Taking over 85,000 square feet of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Winter Wonderland Staten Island is the perfect spot to bring the family out for a Sunday Funday or even to impress an adorable date (because let's be honest, the holidays are prime cuddle time). The village has every essential seasonal attraction, including ice skating, a holiday vendor market, live entertainment, rides and games. Special highlights include a life size gingerbread house bakery and an igloo bar, so we really mean it when we say Staten Island's Winter Wonderland seriously has a little bit of something for everyone.
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.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00pm (Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Edwin McCain)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Jeff Bradshaw & Friends ft. Algebra Blessett & Glenn Lewis)Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Fantasia)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Kurt Elling)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 10:00pm (Marc Roberge of O.A.R.)
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.
With gorgeous new sets and costumes by famed author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig), Pacific Northwest Ballet's exciting production of The Nutcracker brings a world of joy and color to the stage at Seattle's McCaw Hall with George Balanchine's original choreography, the PNB orchestra playing the cherished Tchaikovsky score and dozens of dazzling dancers. This iconic version of the popular holiday ballet tells the timeless story of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets.
Husband-and-wife songwriting duo Alan and Marilyn Bergman have blessed the Great American Songbook with such classics as "The Way We Were" and "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Now playwright Josh Ravetch has tapped their timeless talents for his new Tyne Daly-helmed musical Chasing Mem'ries. The show features a selection of pre-existing songs with lyrics by the Bergmans and music by composers including Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand. Daly stars as a woman not quite ready to let go of the life she's loved and the love of her life. Ravetch returns to the Geffen with a beautiful ode to love, nostalgia and our resistance to the passage of time. Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Twin Peaks) co-stars in this world-premiere production at the Gil Cates Theater in Los Angeles.
It's 1890 in a lawless territory out west -- and Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. Johnny's sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life, and the governor promises to pardon Johnny if she'll "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Be there when The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, opens its 2017-18 Season with this knee-slappin' new musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's naughty, it's country and it's a New York premiere. Yee-haw, verily!
98° is coming to Mashantucket's Grand Theater this Christmas season to warm your cockles and melt your heart with cuts off their all-new holiday album, Let It Snow. The amazing vocal quartet of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons first ruled the airwaves in the late-'90s with their pristine harmonies and hits like "Thank God I Found You" and "The Hardest Thing," selling a staggering 10 million records. Now, 18 years after the the release of their platinum-certified disc This Christmas, the boys are back with their first new album in four years, featuring more cool seasonal tunes like "What Christmas Means To Me," "Little Saint Nick" and "Run Rudolph Run." This concert is also set to include the guys' greatest hits, and maybe some other fun surprises to boot.
Cookin' With Gas has been a weekly staple at the Groundlings since 1992, when Melanie Graham created the night to give members of the famed improv troupe's various companies a chance to come together and create short-form hilarity based on audience suggestions. But even though this particular show is now older than your average college student, don't expect it to be any more polite or respectable than, say, your average college student. With a rotating cast of Groundlings members and surprise special guests (who have included Ana Gasteyer and MADtv's Mo Collins), this is an improv comedy show that's boiling over with laughs.
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, 90-minute journey across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- playing all of the characters himself -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Leguizamo's cultural crash course is equal parts eye-opening and hilarious, and it's coming to the stage of Broadway's Studio 54 in New York City.
This Hollywood supper club hosts great live jazz and cabaret in a setting with Old World charm. Catalina 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.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
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.
Fortunate Youth hit the stage with Long Beach Dub Allstars and Arise Roots for an irie night of reggae and roots rock. Hailing from Hermosa Beach, Fortunate Youth combines rootsy vibes and unique bass lines with harmonies, guitar solos and heavy keys that can't help but separate them from other mainstream reggae bands. Their straight-line reggae talents are built from delicate skank rhythms and the sharp voice of lead singer Dan Kelly, who with support from guitarist Ryan Gonzales and percussionist Travis Walpole make SoCal reggae unlike any other. Led by bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh, Long Beach Dub Allstars to carry on the Sublime's musical legacy. Together with other contributors, the Allstars recapture the blend of Southern California reggae, dub and punk rock that made Sublime one of the top acts of the 1990s. Arise Roots opens the concert at The Novo by Microsoft.
This holiday season, global superstar and best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey returns to New York's Beacon Theatre for her fourth annual All I Want For Christmas Is You concert. Nobody sings Christmas classics like Mariah, including hits like "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and "O Holy Night." This special concert is fast becoming a special annual homecoming for the multiple Grammy Award winner, who was born and raised in New York. Let Carey's powerhouse vocals, 23-year hit catalog and celebrated live show lift your holiday spirits! Get your tickets now!
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Rat Pack)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Simply The Best: The Ultimate Tina Turner Tribute With Vivian Ross)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 7:30pm (Jean Carn presents Duke, Ella & Me)Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sydni Marie and Brian Christopher)Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Cedric Napoleon)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (Holiday Winds feat. Elan Trotman, Althea Rene & Tracy Hamlin)
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.
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make -- and the people we become -- once we've had a change in latitude. Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including "Come Monday," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse, Shameless), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the steel drum, at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. It doesn't get much better than this. All you need now is a ticket. Escape to Margaritaville: It's more than a musical, it's a way of life.
Submerge yourself in the Aquarium of the Pacific after hours, when darkness descends and the ocean's most wondrous creatures begin their nocturnal activities. Drift through a colorful array of oceanic habitats as ethereal evening illumination bathes iridescent sea jellies, adorable Magellanic penguins, playful seals and many other fascinating species. Touch one of the fierce predators swimming in the Shark Lagoon and discover new worlds in the Ocean Science Center. The entire aquarium will be open during this special after-hours entry time except for Lorikeet Forest, letting you experience the undersea realms of Long Beach and beyond in a whole new light.
If the thought of a Nutcracker prince in a sparkling thong puts you in a festive mood, then this dark and decadent vaudeville version of the famed Christmas ballet is sure to knock your stockings off. Dubbed "raucous and risque" by The New York Times and an "elegantly erotic holiday dance spectacle" by Broadway World, the acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge provides the perfect opportunity for award-winning creator Austin McCormick and his gender-bending troupe Company XIV to introduce their new theater-slash-lounge space in Bushwick. Their burlesque-inspired blend of theater, cirque and dance was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2014 and will no doubt satisfy adults searching for edgier, artsier holiday entertainment.
A New York Times and a Time Out New York Critics' Pick, Bess Wohl's life-affirming one-act has an awful lot to say about human connection, as seen through six urbanites gathered for a silent yoga retreat in the woods. Small Mouth Sounds tracks these strangers' valiant attempts at non-verbal communication, in a show the Times calls "as funny as it is quietly moving" as well as "a model of ingenuity." This production at San Francisco's A.C.T. Strand Theater is directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).
This risqué comedy from acclaimed playwright Douglas Carter Beane playfully exposes the challenges of being gay in Hollywood with its satirical look at the scandalous world of young celebrity. In this Nearly Naked Theatre production, a rising movie star gets pulled in all directions by his spin doctor agent (who keeps pushing him back in the closet), the sexy "rent-boy" who's caught his eye, the rent-boy's naïve and needy girlfriend (wait, the rent-boy has a girlfriend?), and the photographers tracking his every move. The Little Dog Laughed earned itself a Tony nomination for Best Play, as well as a GLAAD Media Award for its off-Broadway run. Now you can soak up all of its delicious satire at the The Hardes Theatre at Phoenix Theatre.
The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times). Directed by Tony winner John Doyle and with a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to the Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this theatrical triumph when The Color Purple comes to the Boch Center's Shubert Theatre in Boston.
Celebrate the season inside the New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show, where G-scale model trains zip around you on a nearly half-mile journey around a miniature version of New York City, all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Visionary artist Paul Busse and his team have created a world filled with tiny versions of such tourist attractions as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center -- 150 replicas in all -- intricately crafted with bark, leaves and other natural materials. This year's exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders sharing the spotlight among old and new collection favorites that define this celebrated district. Don't miss this unique melding of art, nature, science and imagination that The New York Times calls "one of New York City's best holiday gifts to itself."
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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Starring TV and stage star Patrick Cassidy, She Loves Me is a warm, romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, the play follows shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who don't see eye-to-eye with each other on most things. Unbeknownst to each other, they both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, and neither realizes that the person they're secretly and anonymously corresponding with is their coworker. Enjoy this amusing and engaging romantic comedy at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton this holiday season.
Break out your high heels and fishnets, it's time once again for Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer at Mary's Attic. David Cerda's irreverent parody of the classic children's television special has become a beloved (but twisted) anti-holiday tradition. It's the longest-running show featuring a transvestite reindeer in the history of Chicago, and probably also of the world. Join cross-dressing, 20-year-old Rudolph and all of his misfit friends as they struggle with fitting in and being "normal" in an increasingly abnormal world. Every season, the show produces new tricks, and this year is no exception.
Celebrate the holidays with friends, family and loved ones while gazing out at the sparkling New York City skyline from the yacht Manhattan, decorated in festive seasonal decor. This cruise offers hot cocoa and house-made cookies, plus a complimentary alcoholic beverage of your choice. Listen or sing along to classic holiday songs with live carolers and enjoy the Statue of Liberty and New York City's greatest sights from the yacht's toasty solarium.
Set in a modern African-American church on Christmas Day, filled with testifying deacons, sanctified ladies and down-home preaching, Black Nativity takes us on a journey back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph. Harlem Renaissance poet-playwright Langston Hughes authored this one-act musical retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective. Featuring African costumes, moving songs of worship, magnificent choreography and old-fashioned spirituals, the song-play explores the depths of cultural identity, pride and unity within the African-American community. Adapted by Robert John Connor with musical direction by Keith Wilson, Black Nativity brings the spirit of the season to Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center.
A hit ever since its debut on Broadway, 42nd Street follows the journey of starstruck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to fill diva Dorothy's dancing shoes. It's a timeless tale of dedication, hard work, talent, a little bit of luck and, of course, love. Set during the Great Depression, this classic musical is filled with exhilarating tap dancing and splashy, unforgettable tunes like "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me," "Lullaby of Broadway" and the title song. This lively hit show won a Tony Award for its original 1980 production and then again for its 2001 Broadway revival, and it continues to delight audiences today. Come and meet those dancing feet when Bay Area Musicals presents 42nd Street at Alcazar Theatre in San Francisco.
Returning to the Theatre District after more than 10 years and boasting all-new sets and costumes, José Mateo Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker at Boston's Cutler Majestic is poised to bring back cherished memories, as well as to introduce a new generation to this magical production. This beloved holiday dance, set to Tchaikovsky's masterful score, tells the story of a young girl who receives a nutcracker as a Christmas Eve gift and who dreams of an enchanted adventure full of excitement, romance and plenty of Sugar Plum Fairies.
While some Christmas shows lean on extravagant costumes and decorations, This Wonderful Life gets to the heart of the season with a powerful story told by one man. James Leaming inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life in this American Blues Theater production at The Edge Theater in Chicago. Simple props and effects complete the scenes, and "the effects take on a life of their own, and the audience is swept up in the suspension of disbelief" (San Diego Union-Tribune). George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the gang come to life as a single actor tells the heartwarming story of one hardworking man's life and his effect on the people around him. The San Diego Union-Tribune calls it "theatrical magic ... [a] tour de force performance [by Leaming]," and it comes Jeff Recommended.
After over two decades as the lead vocalist for the incomparable hit-making R&B band Mint Condition, singer and two-time Grammy Award nominee Stokley charters a new course with his breathtaking debut solo album, Introducing. Featuring guest appearances by the likes of Grammy-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper and Estelle as well as production from multi-platinum duo Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barrias. Introducing is a refreshing artistic statement rooted in the soul music tradition from one of R&B's most remarkable voices. See Stokley take the stage of the Howard Theatre on his Sonic Healer Tour.
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.
Before Scrooge, author Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. A Dickens Carol uses real events to reimagine the story of Scrooge from Dickens' point of view. With his marriage and finances in trouble in 1840s London, Dickens has become bitter toward life itself, a bit like the curmudgeonly character he has yet to create. But on a cold Christmas eve, a horrible train crash plunges him into the icy Kent river. Stuck in a carriage slowly sinking into the water, three spirits lead Dickens on a journey through his past, present and future. The journey transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. The carol behind the carol, this all-new twist on a family ghost story at Oak Park's Madison Street Theatre promises to melt the heart of the scroogiest Scrooge out there.
In his "kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play" (Chicago Tribune), Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of modern American family life. Deciding to shake Thanksgiving up a bit, Erik Blake brings his family from Pennsylvania to New York City to celebrate the holiday at his youngest daughter's run-down apartment. But as darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night -- and family tensions reach a boiling point. After a successful Broadway run last year, where it won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans now comes to Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre, directed once again by two-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello (Assassins).
Among the things you may see and/or hear while attending an NHL game at the Honda Center are: popular mascot Wild Wing, Ducks' superfan Snoop Dogg, the goal song "Bro Hymn" by Pennywise, a fight, an officially licensed Ducks bikini (in the team store), a Zamboni, a player (or several) slammed up against the glass, the resulting penalty horn and best of all, the 2016-17 Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks skating for domination. Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored his 800th point last season, becoming the team's all-time leader in assists and playoff goals, and puck-stopper John Gibson returns in goal, so this season is shaping up to be one of the best ever for the hometown flock.
The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. Led by one of the best coaches in the game, Joel Quenneville, the Blackhawks are setting their sights on their fourth Stanley Cup in nine seasons as they take on a fierce Central Division. The team is reinvigorated this year with the return of two of its championship team stars, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp. Nothing goes with the action on the ice like some hot chow, and the United Center's got that in spades. Check out the tacos al pastor at Big Star Taco or an adobo sausage with chimichurri at the Chicago Sausage Shop. Wash it all down with a Goose Island brew. And for dessert how about crunching into a tub of Garrett cheddar and caramel popcorn mix?
Prepare your body for BODY, where you can shake it to the best in Afro-Caribbean grooves. DJ Tyn Man and DJ Money Bull spin reggae for a great weekly dance night at The Promontory in Chicago. Check out the impressive 11:00pm dance exhibition, and even catch a lesson to bring out your coolest self in the form of slick new dance moves.
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.
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 true events from 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. The rousing tale at Seattle's Village Theatre is full of high-energy dance and catchy tunes. "Seize the Day" and get your tickets now for this show about fighting for what's right and staying true to who you are.
David Crosby helped define '60s counterculture and continues to release incredible music while speaking out against injustice -- just check his Twitter feed. Few artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, but Crosby's landed there as both a founding member of The Byrds and with Stills & Nash. The Byrds brought us jangly folk rock hits "Eight Miles High," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" while CSN's vocal harmonies and polished songwriting blew audiences away at Woodstock. You'll hear tunes from his new record Sky Trails alongside some of his greatest hits at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
You've seen the classic movie on TV every holiday season for years, now see the musical version that was nominated for three Tony Awards in its 2013 Broadway run. 9 year-old Ralphie has his heart set on the holy grail of Christmas gifts in the 1940s: an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle. But first, he'll have to navigate a maniacal department store Santa, the infamous leg lamp, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen flagpole, the terrifying bully Farkus, the bunny suit and much more. Featuring everything from gentle ballads to show-stopping ensemble numbers like "Ralphie to the Rescue!" "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation" and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!", A Christmas Story: The Musical lends a magnificent score to the famous, heartfelt holiday tale at San Francisco Playhouse.
Rock and roll's first great "wild man," the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis was renowned for his uncontrollable energy and unbridled passion, recording hits like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." More than 50 years later, the man Rolling Stone listed among the Greatest Artists of All Time is still tearing up stages. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has enjoyed over 30 Top 10 country hits. Hear his rock and country hits such as "Another Time, Another Place," "To Make Love Sweeter for You," "There Must Be More to Love Than This," "Think About It Darlin'," "Once More with Feeling," and "Me and Bobby McGee," as well as recent hits off his 2014 album Rock & Roll Time, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. He's also joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall.
If your Sunday brunch routine has gotten stale, glam up that waffle-mimosa combo with a dash of diva. Every weekend, Senor Frog's in South Beach hosts a slew of Miami's top female impersonators -- from campy to vampy -- who'll spice up the stage with burlesque. You'll be treated to an open bar and brunch specialties served at your table while drag queen royalty like Elaine Lancaster, Adora, Angie Ovahness, Athena Dion, TP Lords and special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race work the crowd and give you life. Plus, with the Queens VIP package, you get brunch and access to a full open bar, as well as premium seating near the front of the stage and a photo op with the cast.
You can bet your bottom dollar that there'll be plenty of fun when Annie takes over Onley Theatre Center for the holidays. Now celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Broadway debut, the musical sensation that started out life as a comic strip and then grew into a huge hit on stage and on the big screen shows no sign of outgrowing its iconic red dress and curls. The beloved story of a plucky young orphan who never gives up her dreams of finding a family, Annie brings back all the great characters you know and love, including the adorable scamp herself, the lovable Daddy Warbucks, his faithful assistant Grace and the wicked Miss Hannigan. Featuring unforgettable numbers like "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You" and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," this production, directed by Jason King Jones (Mary Poppins), will leave you with a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
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.
The West Coast premiere of the recent Broadway hit Holiday Inn brims with joyous music and plenty of holiday cheer. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1942 film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, Holiday Inn follows the story of a song-and-dance man who decides to leave show business and settle down in his Connecticut farmhouse. When he meets a talented school teacher named Linda, the two transform the farmhouse into a fancy inn offering guests show-stopping holiday performances. But when Jim's best friend visits from Hollywood and tries to steal Linda away as his new dance partner, the fate of the inn hangs in the balance. This new musical stage adaptation features lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 beloved Irving Berlin songs. Enjoy this heartwarming holiday treat, sure to put your whole family in the best of spirits, when it comes to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
Platinum hip-hop artist artist O.T. Genasis holds it down at Project Club LA as part of the Project Saturdays concert series. Catch the Long Beach-based rapper when he brings his smash hits "Cut It" and "CoCo" to Hollywood. You'll definitely want to be in the building when he unveils his surprise guest.
Spamilton, the show that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, makes its West Coast premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), the show features a talented young cast that has drawn flattering comparisons to their Broadway counterparts. Spamilton is not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim and more. See the spoof that the New York Times called "convulsively funny" and the Chicago Tribune called "a revolution all its own."
Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas, Mozart and Mahler make for a sure-to-be blockbuster show from the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard joins the festivities on Thanksgiving weekend for a performance of Mahler's magical Symphony No. 4, which melodiously recalls the composer's childhood. Mahler himself conducted the premiere in Munich in 1901. MTT and the SFS are set to kick off the concert with a pair of works by Mozart, German Dances and Exsultate, jubilate, a motet originally composed for a castrato -- and since sung by a soprano.
It's tough to break into comedy -- and even tougher when you're starting out as an ex-drug dealer fresh off a six-year stint in state prison. Against all odds, in a country where the deck is more often than not stacked against a black man trying to get ahead, Felonious Munk did just that, first earning a six-figure position in corporate America before turning his attentions to comedy and landing a recurring guest spot on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains), Munk takes to the stage at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre with a cast of Chicago's sharpest comics to tell the harrowing and hilarious story of his story of breaking away from the street and into comedy.
Described as "whimsical, fantastical, lyrical" and "just a little bit irreverent," Solstice: Stories and Songs for the Holidays brings poetry, folktales and music together for a one-of-a-kind seasonal celebration at Dallas' Theatre3. Aiming to keep her niece occupied during winter solstice -- the longest night of the year -- a loving aunt introduces her to some magical creatures, and some traditional but little known tales, including a Santa origin story by L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz). There'll be poetry from Longfellow, Frost and contemporary writer Susan Cooper, along with short plays and new music created by local Dallas artists. The cast is set to include favorites like Denise Lee, Paul Taylor, Marti Etheridge, Ian Mead Moore and Sara Prejean.
This world-premiere holiday musical is based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The family favorite brings all your most cherished characters and themes to life through an original score and the magic of song and dance. Bring the family to Citadel Theatre in Chicago's Lake Forest neighborhood for a show that'll warm your heart and put you in a holiday frame of mind.
The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of The Nutcracker returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story. With lots of humor and heart, this fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas following her brother's death. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she bravely fights the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming holiday story of love, loss and hope.
Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as Elf the Musical. The festive fun starts as soon as you enter the lobby of Aurora's Paramount Theatre, where you'll be greeted by a two-story Christmas tree and thousands of sparkling lights. Then fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, a little boy who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy then takes off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show will no doubt do the same for you and yours.
Based on the modern cinema classic, Elf the Musical Jr. is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This youth production of the modern Christmas favorite is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as it ice skates into the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
The first animated film ever nominated for an Oscar, Disney's magic fairy dust has since turned Beauty and the Beast into a Tony-nominated musical that ran on Broadway for 13 years and then back into a live-action hit at the box office in 2017. And every version works, thanks to its engaging romance, time-tested storytelling, sly humor and in the case of this stage version, its amazing score. And now Gaston, Belle, Lumiere and the gang are coming to brighten your holiday season at the Media Theatre with classic tunes like "Be Our Guest," "A Change in Me" and more.
Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python collide in The 39 Steps, a hilarious spy-melodrama-turned-comedy that toys with all the best tropes -- a beautiful woman with a mysterious past, a murder, a nationwide manhunt and a nefarious ring of spies. It's equal parts adventure, romance and absurdity. Moonbox Productions cues up a cast of more than 150 characters ... played by just four actors. And as the plot thickens on the the BCA Plaza Theatre stage, you'll witness a series of death-defying leaps (all from short distances) and behold an array of dazzling special effects (all pulled from a steamer trunk).
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 a cocktail to start the evening at this intimate Hollywood nightspot.
David Crosby helped define '60s counterculture and continues to release incredible music while speaking out against injustice -- just check his Twitter feed. Few artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, but Crosby's landed there as both a founding member of The Byrds and with Stills & Nash. The Byrds brought us jangly folk rock hits "Eight Miles High," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" while CSN's vocal harmonies and polished songwriting blew audiences away at Woodstock. You'll hear tunes from his new record Sky Trails alongside some of his greatest hits at the The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
One of America's best Thanksgiving traditions ain't got a thing to do with eating, shopping or watching football -- it's all about that swing. The 38th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza is back to bop at the Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center for the entire holiday weekend. Saturday night's headliners are the Candy Jacket Jazz Band and Jonathan Doyle's Swingtet, who'll be providing the tunes for the legendary swing-dance contest, but there are five ballrooms filled with nothing but performances from morning till night, including a piano-solo salon. From traditional jazz to dixieland, ragtime and rockabilly, you won't have to go far to find it, and even the hotel's Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet offers live musical accompaniment. More than 30 bands and guest artists, plus vendors and more, are set to appear at this world-class festival that never fails to get music-lovers in the holiday groove.
This epic, award-winning musical from the creators of Les Misérables tells the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days of the Vietnam War. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and boasts such songs as "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon," "The American Dream," "Why, God, Why?" and "I'd Give My Life for You." See Cameron Mackintosh's stunning production of Boublil and Schonberg's Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre for a limited engagement, starring Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones.
Mr. Popper is at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands when he receives a family of penguins from Antarctic explorer Admiral Drake. Now, he and his wife have a lot of extra mouths to feed on a tight budget. Mr. Popper trains the penguins to perform and takes their show on the road, leading to mischief, hilarity and dreams come true in this spirited family musical. Based on the classic 1938 children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater, the flipper-filled fun waddles from the page to the stage -- complete with puppets and song-and-dance numbers -- at Seattle Children's Theatre.
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Kia Bennett "Bullet Proof Soul, A Tribute to SADE")Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 10:00pm (Braxton Cook)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 10:00pm (Merlon Devine)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lorree K. Slye "Christmas Season Kickoff")
Queen Elizabeth will someday pass on (we assume), and this future history play posits what will happen once Prince Charles finally gets his promotion. Hailed as 2015's best new Broadway play by Time, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, Mike Bartlett's King Charles III goes beneath the crowns and behind the tabloids as it explores the unwritten rules of Britain's democracy and the conscience of its most famous family. This modern-day riff on a Shakespearean political drama features Camilla, William, Kate and Harry, but centers on Prince Charles, who takes the throne after a lifetime of waiting only to face an ethical dilemma over a bill limiting the freedom of the press. Catch the L.A. premiere of this Olivier Award-winning play at the Pasadena Playhouse.
What is the meaning of success? That question is at the crux of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, the Obie Award-winning play making its premiere at the Keegan Theatre. This contemporary examination of a woman's role in society tells the story of a career-driven woman and the sacrifices she makes for her achievements. Featuring Churchill's famous dinner party scene placing five woman from five different historical periods, this powerful production explores the loss of humanity needed to attain power in a male-dominated environment.
He's taken us on a tasting tour of Victorian England's back alley pie shops (Sweeney Todd), through a magical fairy tale forest (Into the Woods) and even inside a work of art (Sunday in the Park with George). But never has Stephen Sondheim played a more raucous musical tour guide than in his laugh-out-loud ancient Roman comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The winner of six Tonys, Forum is one of the funniest musicals ever written, seamlessly merging situations from timeless Roman comedies with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville. Experience the wild antics of the mischievous slave Pseudolus in this feel-good romp that sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of comely courtesans and an elaborate web of lies -- all adding up to one fun night of theater. Step into the Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank and enjoy classic show tunes like "Lovely," "Bring Me My Bride" and the beloved Broadway showstopper that actually starts the show, "Comedy Tonight." Actor-singer Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block) is set to appear as Pseudolus from November 22 through December 10, and Paul Vogt (Hairspray Live, MADtv, Broadway's Chicago) stars November 17-19 and December 14-31.
Now that the big meal's (mostly) digested, it's time to work off all that sweet potato pie and those extra helpings of mac & cheese. This Black Friday '90s R&B concert lets you get it in with old-school favorites Dru Hill, Silk, Total and Public Announcement. Flashback to all those '90s nights filled with slow grooves, intense vocals and winding up close on that special someone. The Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center will be bumping with throwback hits like "In My Bed," "Freak Me," "Can't You See" and more. All of the net proceeds raised from the concert will go benefit the Greater Educational Milestones Program, which helps smart students from South Los Angeles, Compton, Watts and Inglewood to receive scholarships.
Experience the holiday spirit in Philadelphia on this guided walking tour by Philadelphia Urban Adventures. See the holiday light show that features the world's largest pipe organ, follow the model train and smell the fantastic mix of food at Reading Terminal Market. You'll also see the spectacular new holiday show from one of Philly's newest skyscrapers and the decorated tree at Rittenhouse Square, plus enjoy the NYC-esque window displays in the city's restaurant and shopping district. A three-hour adventure, these are just a few fun-filled highlights on the tour, which also includes a decadent snack along the way.
Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery is a magical memory play featuring songs and stories that follow a young black girl as she grows up in the civil rights-era South. The narrator, 25-year-old "Daughter," shares memories of being raised by a community of women -- some related, many not -- after losing her mother as a child. This timeless coming-of-age tale explores passage into womanhood, race and rituals in the 1960s South. Be uplifted by Shay Youngblood's stories of survival, healing, deep faith and mystery when the play comes to the stage of Chicago Dramatists Theatre courtesy of Pegasus.
The exciting 2017 NFL season continues as the Los Angeles Rams go head-to-head against the New Orleans Saints. Together with star running back Todd Gurley, quarterback Jared Goff will be looking to light up the board for the Rams, while the stellar defensive line will be shutting down their opponents. Drink some tasty beverages, munch on some hearty snacks and celebrate another NFL season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 1:05pm (vs. New Orleans Saints)
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.
Players Theatre presents a lively musical stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas story. Grumpy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being through the aid of four ghosts who visit him in turn one Christmas Eve, each teaching him valuable lessons. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? This tale of redemption and forgiveness captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season for the whole family.
A glowing tradition, lantern festivals light up the skies of China every Lunar New Year, marking the return of the spring season and symbolizing the reuniting of family. Its colorful displays of floating, fiery lanterns has brought tourists from around the world, and now Columbus takes this beloved festival to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairground for a memorable cultural experience. At the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival, artisans from Sichuan and Zigong will showcase ornate handicrafts including palm leaf weaving, sugar painting and Shu embroidery. 39 illuminated lanterns will also be on display, along with nightly cultural performances to truly immerse yourself in this experience. Don't forget to satisfy your appetite with Chinese and traditional fair food and beverages.
Who knew a winter show could be so steamy? Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret's holiday cabaret Wonderland brings together a talented cast of performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia that's bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. Set at Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, this holiday soiree turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet, with plenty of classic beauty and flirtatious artistry (watch out for the performers swinging from chandeliers overhead!) in a titillating, feel-good show that combines "song, dance and old-school sexy winter sparkle" (Seattle Magazine). In the kitchen and behind the bar you'll find a variety of food, wine, and spirits available for purchase, all carefully crafted with local market-fresh winter ingredients.
Named one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Canadian comedian Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humor and unique bait-and-switch style. Conan viewers got a taste of that signature combo recently when he walked onto the late-night stage to do standup (and sing!) shirtless, wearing an elaborate centaur costume. The host of HBO's Canada's Funny as Hell, Dore's also worked comedy festivals and club crowds throughout North America. Now, the puckish rising star is headlining two nights' worth of shows at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse (where he will probably be dressed as a human).
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.
If you ever find yourself in a sinking ship, just pray that you're as lucky as Viola, the heroine of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. When she washes ashore in a mysterious land called Illyria after a shipwreck, rather than scavenging for food and struggling to survive she finds herself dressing up as a man, falling in love and getting drawn into a gender-bending maze of mistaken identity and mismatched passions. While disguised as a man, Viola falls in love with Duke Orsinio, who himself is in love with Countess Olivia, who in turn falls in love with Viola, who she mistakes for a man. Filled with juicy comedic characters and beloved scoundrels, Twelfth Night features some of Shakespeare's wittiest wordplay -- and now it's coming to Washington, D.C.'s Sidney Harman Hall.
When you love someone, you're supposed to share everything, right? Angst-ridden Max and mildly unstable Elanor have revealed every crazy and embarassing quirk to each other, only deepening their relationship. Eleanor has discussed her ex-boyfriends with Max, however Max hasn't quite divulged his. What dark secrets is he keeping from her? Hot Mess at New York's Theater Center shows that in order to find yourself, sometimes you have to get lost.
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 9:00pm (Sixteen Candles with 97Nine)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 9:00pm (The Ron Burgundy's)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 9:00pm (7th Heaven)
Rev up your engines and get ready to howl as Seattle Children's Theatre presents Go, Dog, Go! This fun children's musical based on P.D. Eastman's famous book explodes on stage with high-spirited singing, zooming cars, construction zone chaos, and up-all-night antics that will have the whole family in stitches. Big dogs, little dogs, dogs at work and dogs at play all delve into life with gusto, with lots for audiences of all ages to marvel at. The madcap party never stops when these zany canines leap off the page and onto the stage in one of the most inventive adaptations in SCT history.
Experience an evening that's the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you'll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you'll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
The great author, broadcaster and journalist Studs Terkel touched a nerve in 1974 when he published Working, an oral history of real people and the jobs they performed. From sanitation truck drivers to professional athletes, the book gave voice to a sweepingly diverse cross-section of American life and was subsequently adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name. Now that you're hooked on seeing it, prepared to be reeled in -- the Working musical was recently updated with new songs by Hamilton impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda, adding a whole new level of clout and resonance for the modern age, and it's coming to the Umbrella Annex in Concord. See it and be powerfully reminded that though there is much that divides us, we are all school teachers, millworkers, waitresses and masons. We are all united by the need to work, and to find meaning in the work that we do.
Who needs snow in the wintertime? Enjoy an evening of ice skating under the stars and palm trees at downtown San Jose's Circle of Palms Plaza amidst other South Bay seasonal attractions such as the traditional Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. The South Bay's largest seasonal outdoor skating rink, produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, partners with Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation and routinely attracts more than 100,000 people each season. Your ticket includes admission to Downtown Ice's circular rink, plus skate rental.
Kick-start the Yuletide festivities with one of the most delightful and enchanting holiday shows around: Christmas Wonderland. The classic carols you know and love get a theatrical makeover as high-kicking chorus girls in glittering costumes make songs like "White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" "Jingle Bells" and more their own. Join Santa, his elves and a wintry stage full of crooners and dancers as they embark on an unforgettable journey packed with musical Christmas cheer. Don't miss Christmas Wonderland when it brings a whole sleigh ride full of fun, magic and merriment to The Grand in Galveston.
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, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Selwyn Birchwood Band - Blues)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Felipe Lamoglia - Latin Jazz Saxophonist)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (The Rockin’ Jake Band - Funky Blues)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (VIBE - Delray's Hottest Jam Session)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (CIRCUIT - A Safe, Clean, Alcohol-Free Nightclub Experience)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (Shareef Clayton - Jazz Infused With Funk and Soul)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (The Wolfepak Band)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Feedback - Poetry Open Mic Night)
Set during the twilight years of the 19th century, Michael John LaChiusa's Tony-nominated musical follows the journey of multiracial Marie Christine, from a genteel life in New Orleans Creole society to her tragic fate, imprisoned without a trial to face a death sentence. Inspired by the Greek myth of Medea and loosely based on real-life voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau, Marie Christine is a tale of love, betrayal and vengeance. BoHo Theatre's production runs at Theater Wit in Chicago.
A powerful play that explores the 1980s AIDS crisis, The Normal Heart follows a group of queer activists, their lovers and their struggle for equality in a time of danger. This moving and always relevant piece shows at The Gateway Theatre in San Francisco.
A true NYC institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, 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. 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.
Christmas isn't about the gifts -- it's about the people you spend it with. You probably didn't need us to tell you that, but the protagonists in Gift of the Magi 2.0 could probably use a reminder. In this new adaptation of O. Henry's timeless holiday fable by N. Emil Thomas, Jim, an Atlanta streetcar driver struggling to make ends meet during the Atlanta Transit Strike of 1950, goes to great lengths to buy a Christmas gift for his wife Della, unaware that Della is going to similar lengths to afford a gift for him. This story of family, sacrifice and the blessings we take for granted is coming to Marietta's New Theatre in the Square to show that love is the greatest gift of all.
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.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 9:30pm (Daniel Castro)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (JC Smith)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 9:00pm (Tia Carroll)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain & SG: Francesco Cerosoli)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 9:30pm (Chris James & Patrick Rynn)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Rudy Columbini & the Unauthorized Rolling Stones)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 10:00pm (Tribute to the King w/ Big Daddy Cade)
The Washington Redskins face off against the ever-dangerous New York Giants at FedEx Field on Thanksgiving Day. The Redskins are looking to qualify for the playoffs once again, led by quarterback Kirk Cousins and All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman. The Giants' offense is sparked by long-time quarterback Eli Manning. Catch all the action on the field as you cheer on your home team!
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.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses and one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by Travel + Leisure magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.
This new musical, from the producers and co-creators of Altar Boyz, is everything you never learned in history class. The year is 1620, and the Native Americans are enjoying a gluten-free, low carb, artisanally happy life when they are invaded by the nation's first immigrants -- pilgrims. There goes the neighborhood, but in the tradition of all musical comedies, love wins! "At its core, this musical comedy is about looking at this global melting pot that we live in and how we can learn from each other's differences and embrace each other," says director Stafford Arima. See the world premiere of The New World, Bucks County Playhouse's first homegrown musical, in New Hope.
For 16 years, the American Blues Ensemble has treated Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago. The incredible cast recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls with Foley sound effects, an original score and holiday carols. Critics call this "perfect Christmas theater" and "first-class holiday fare." After each performance, milk and cookies are served by the cast. Take part in this joyous Yuletide tradition at Stage 773.
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Amazing Los Angeles Race comes the The Fantastic Santa Monica Race, the same concept as its L.A. counterpart but with a beachy twist. Part sightseeing tour, part scavenger hunt, this fast-paced competition sends teams of two to eight people to explore the Santa Monica Pier, the Venice Boardwalk and numerous other coastal sites looking for clues. Solving one puzzle leads to a search for the next and so on, until the day ends with a fun awards ceremony that includes snacks and beverages for all participants.
With The Royale, playwright and acclaimed television writer Marco Ramirez (Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy) tells a fictionalized story based on the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion and the sacrifices he makes to take his place in history. Jay "The Sport" Jackson wants a shot at the world title. Trouble is, he's living in a time when blacks and whites do not face off in the ring. He's out to win at any cost, though. With rhythmic and inventive choreography used to portray the heat of the boxing matches, it's Jackson's internal struggle that delivers the sharpest and most surprising blow in this hard-hitting drama now making its Bay Area premiere at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company.
Beloved holiday show The Velveteen Rabbit returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, enlivening Margery Williams' classic tale of a little boy, his stuffed rabbit and the enduring power of love. With witty storytelling, charming music by Benjamin Britten, festive costumes and madcap characters, this annual Bay Area tradition has been delighting children for an incredible 31 years running. And with production by the acclaimed local dance company ODC, The Velveteen Rabbit's unique fusion of modern dance and compelling narration makes it a family event that older audience members will enjoy as well.
Acclaimed illusionist Paul Nathan (HBO, MTV) brings the best magic, music, cirque and striptease acts from the U.S., Europe and beyond to his annual cabaret, offering up a sensual, romantic night of variety entertainment. The scintillating atmosphere of decadence and intrigue makes for a perfect date, so bring your special someone and indulge in a sensory feast of comedy, magic and more at the 100-year-old Chinese opera house, the Great Star Theater in San Francisco.
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.
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.
What's better than brunch? Only one thing: Brunch and a live show. Seattle's classic winter Wonderland brings together a cast of A-list performers for a glittering parade of nostalgia bursting with dance, laughter and all the cheer of yesteryear. This holiday spectacular turns Can Can's intimate theater into a whimsical winter chalet where you can order a special brunch from Pike's Place Market, carefully crafted with market-fresh seasonal ingredients. This afternoon cabaret is lighthearted holiday fun for the whole family.
Start practicing your "eight clap," because it's football season again and the Bruins are taking the field at the historic Rose Bowl for another year of NCAA action -- and there's plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. The Bruins bring a stout defense and plenty of firepower on the offensive side of the ball as they set their sights on the rest of the Pac-12, and you won't want to miss any of the excitement as you cheer the blue and gold on to victory. And all your little Bruin fans will love this special offer, which gets you into the Kidspace Children's Museum of Pasadena for free for a unique family-friendly tailgate before the game against rival Cal on Nov. 24.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 4:00pm (vs. Cal - Game + Museum Admission - Game at 7:30pm) Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (vs. Cal - Game Only)
Miracle on 34th Street gets even more miraculous when San Diego Musical Theatre performs it live in the style of an old-time radio play, complete with onstage sound effects. When a man named Kris Kringle agrees to serve as a last-minute replacement for Santa in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he's so convincing that he's offered a job as the department store's in-house Claus. But how can he convince the doubters, including a cynical single mother and her eight-year-old daughter who yearns for something to believe in? Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Hour Broadcast, this charming production perfectly captures the spirit of the season at The Horton Grand Theatre.
Look, if a giant singing Christmas tree isn't enough to get you in the holiday spirit, you are a tough nut to crack. But maybe a couple of dancing Santas, the chance to sing along to your favorite carols and a beautifully cinematic nativity scene will do it? Just try to stay Scrooge-like when three hundred angelic voices shower holiday glory on you and you've got a Santa Claus dancing around -- I dare you! Portland's annual singing Christmas tree show at Keller Auditorium is an awe-inspiring tradition not to be missed.
Join everyone's favorite orphan on her adventures as she escapes the miserable orphanage and the evil Mrs. Hannigan with the help of billionaire Oliver Warbucks. As they explore the wonders of New York City, Annie melts his heart and he ends up changing her life forever. With great songs like "Tomorrow," "It's a Hard Knock Life" and "Together at Last," plus a collection of memorable characters and a story that will melt your heart, it's no wonder Annie has become a favorite of families everywhere. Be sure to catch it when it comes to the Berkeley Playhouse.
It may be fall, but the bells, they are a-jingling already. And if you're dreading the start of the holiday season, then The Second City has the perfect recipe in Holidazed & Confused: Mandatory Merriment, another hilarious production that takes aim at traditional holiday fare. So when you're tired of frosty snowmen, Black Friday "bargains," pumpkin spice, dreidels and everything in between, join the quick-witted cast at Chicago's Up Comedy Club for a night of comedy that will make you "ho ho ho."
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical, and you can see it at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
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 delicious menu of food and drink for purchase, but no purchase 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Comedy Bash With Judy Gold)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Tony Yazbeck)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Tony Yazbeck)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Andy Christopher & Esther Stilwell The Baby Show(er))Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 / 9:30pm (Water in Concert with Arielle Jacobs, Gerard Canonico, Nick Rehberger, Kayla Foster and Ben Moss) Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Ryan Raftery)Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (Broadway Sings for Toys A Benefit for Toys For Tots)
Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons make this an unlikely holiday classic. Often described as a medieval Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, James Goldman's The Lion in Winter follows Eleanor of Aquitaine, the queen and wealthiest woman in the world who's been kept in prison since raising an army against husband King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the the family's inner conflicts as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry's paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, "Every family has its ups and downs" ... and this regal family is no exception. Watch the royal drama and comedic dysfunction unfold when The Lion in Winter comes to San Francisco's Custom Made Theatre.
Chicago drag queen sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright takes the lead in this cheeky musical twist on the modern holiday fave about "embracing your inner elf." After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his tyrannical rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago's hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? Barney the Elf brings choreographed musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center.
Billboard chart-topper Cardi B and rapper Kodak Black are set to co-headline the Trap Circus Festival, an all-day, circus-themed hip hop celebration hosted by the No Jumper podcast. You'll be surrounded by a high-energy carnival atmosphere as you bounce to Cardi's inescapable hit "Bodak Yellow" and Kodak's "Tunnel Vision." You'll also catch electrifying performances from YFN Lucci and more trap stars at Miami's RC Cola Plant.
Charles Dickens' holiday classic gets a clever hip-hop remix in Q Brothers Christmas Carol. Created by the Q Brothers and Chicago Shakespeare Theater creative producer Rick Boynton, the team behind the international hit Shakespearean "ad-rap-tation" Othello: The Remix, this irreverent update tweaks Dickens' beloved characters and sets Scrooge's time-traveling journey through the hip-hop decades to a live score by DJ Super Nova. You'll meet an Ebenezer Scrooge with an erotic passion for cash, a Jamaican Jacob Marley and Lil' Tim, the tiniest Cratchit with a slew of maladies, all singing to mashups of everything from reggae and dancehall music to dubstep and epic rock ballads. Sure to become a holiday favorite, Q Brothers Christmas Carol is as cheeky, intelligent and street smart as audiences have come to expect from the Q Brothers. See it at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
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.
You think Robin Hood is a hero? Get real! He and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich and give to no one but themselves... until bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good. The twist on the world's most infamous outlaw comes to the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, showing not just a battle for Nottinghamshire, but a battle for the heart of a hero. The Boston Globe says "It's a romance, a comedy and a drama. It has swashbuckling, cross-dressing and acrobatics... by the time of its final glorious romantic tableau, it will be a rare theatergoer who's not won over."
For more than 30 years, Mannheim Steamroller's modern contemporary interpretations of classic Christmas music have thrilled audiences around the world and sold more than 28 million albums in the U.S. alone. In this show at Mead Theatre at Schuster Performing Arts Center, Grammy Award winner Chip Davis directs the group as they play some of the Christmas standards that made Mannheim Steamroller a holiday standby, accompanied by dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate concert setting. There's no better way to bring the spirit of the holiday season to life.
Deon Cole currently stars as the hilarious "black friend" Charlie on ABC's hit comedy Black-ish and will soon be seen as one of the lead roles in TBS' Angie Tribeca, created by Nancy and Steve Carell. Cole is a familiar face on Conan, and he's also performed on Def Comedy Jam, Comic View and Showtime at the Apollo, as well as starring in his own Comedy Central special. He appeared in the movies Barbershop and Barbershop 2, but it was his appearance on The Tonight Show that really launched his career. Conan O'Brien loved his clever observations on dating, race and everyday life in America, and hired him as a writer and performer for the show. When he's not writing for and appearing on TV, Cole continues to tour the world doing stand-up -- and now you can catch him live at the Ontario Improv.
The NBA season is heating up and the Sacramento Kings are hitting the court at Golden 1 Center. After making some big moves in the offseason, the Kings are newly reinvigorated with an exciting young team. With Rookie of the Year contender De'Aaron Fox bringing a jolt to the offense and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter adding some veteran leadership, the Kings are setting their sights on the playoffs. To get there, they'll have to battle it out with a tough Western Conference first. You won't miss a single play now that the Kings are in their shiny new arena, which features one of the largest screens in the NBA showing replays in 4K Ultra HD. Plus, there's free Wi-Fi, so you can Instagram all the selfies and slam dunks you can snap. Don't forget to nab some of the locally sourced concessions items, like a juicy pork sandwich from Porchetta House and a Fieldwork IPA.
Christmas in Oz is an enchanting, full-length Broadway-style musical treat for the entire family, overflowing with unforgettable songs, thrilling dance numbers, classic comedy and magical special effects. And it's all the brainchild of the Bay Area's own theatrical wizard, Ron Lytle, creator of The Man Who Saved Christmas,Oh My Godmother! and more than a dozen other musicals. Enjoy this world-premiere production of the show that is destined to become a holiday tradition at Castro Valley's Chanticleers Theatre. Come in costume, have your picture taken on the stage with the cast, even meet Santa Claus after the show.
South Coast Repertory's beloved production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol returns for a 38th year to bring 19th Century London to life. And once again, the somersaulting Hal Landon Jr. stars in the role of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who he has played every year since the production began. From "Bah! Humbug!" to "God bless us, every one," join Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and the rest of the gang as A Christmas Carol recreates the spirit of old-fashioned holiday magic on Segerstrom Stage.
At Springfield High School, you better believe that the female population has hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! This holds especially true for the Wondrettes -- four gals with incredible voices who all want 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 Crown City Theatre production in North Hollywood.
A legend returns home as NBA great and Georgetown alum Patrick Ewing takes over as head coach for the Hoyas men's team. After a disappointing finish last season, the Hoyas under coach Ewing are going to be coming out of the gates strong as they look to battle their way back to the top of the Big East and return to March Madness glory. With the pep band blasting and the students whooping it up, there's nothing more exciting than college basketball, and the Hoyas are one of the sport's most consistently fierce teams. So lock in your tickets now and cheer them on at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Join the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save the three Darling children -- Wendy, John and Michael -- from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. All it takes is a sprinkling of pixie dust to begin their magical journey across the stars. This beloved family classic includes unforgettable songs like "I Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," "I'm Flying" and "Neverland," which are sure to awaken your inner child. Fly away with the gang at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
A Christmas Story: The Musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts -- an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!" "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story: The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't. This production at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi.
Long before The Amazing Race hit TV screens, master of adventure and steampunk founding father Jules Verne dreamt up the original madcap globetrotting race: Around the World in 80 Days. Packed with stampeding elephants, raging typhoons and runaway trains, this action-packed tale comes alive onstage, as five actors play dozens of characters in a race against time and treachery. With his faithful valet at his side, gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg sets out from Victorian London and into a world bursting with danger, romance and comic surprises. Bring your family, buckle up and get ready for a trip like no other at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
A zany, merry and bright new holiday extravaganza backed by Cirque de Soleil soloists rolls into the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for some seasonal cheer and awe-inspiring performances. If you're looking to combine a few family-friendly activities for the little ones, the whole gang will absolutely love JOY!, a world-class circus filled with acrobats, dancers and Candy Land-flavored music from a cappella group SoVoSó. Masterminds Jeff Raz and Diane Waznak star in this show from Tandy Beal & Company, creators behind the critically-acclaimed Nutz RE-Mixed!
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.
It's hard to imagine a world without Hamlet, Falstaff, Romeo, Juliet or any of the indelible characters and stories created by William Shakespeare -- but were it not for the diligent work of a few of The Bard's friends and contemporaries, we'd be living in that world today. Set just after Shakespeare's death in the early 17th century, The Book of Will is the story of two of his actors rushing to gather and publish all of his works before they're lost to time. But with the original scripts scattered all over London, collecting them all is going to be a caper that's Shakespearean in scope. This heartfelt and hilarious play, inspired by the true story behind Shakespeare's First Folio, comes to the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.
For 57 years, Colorado Ballet's Nutcracker has been charming audiences with its magical story, becoming a cherished part of the holiday season. Timeless choreography performed by talented dancers to Tchaikovsky's extraordinary score played live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra is quintessential holiday fare. Complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl making her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom, this gorgeous ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the season, and it's coming to the stage of Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.
Kris Kringle The Musical wraps the stage in Christmas-themed wonder in a show filled with memorable characters and songs you'll be humming throughout the holiday season. This captivating tale is the untold story of a young Kris Kringle. Discover what happens when an evil toy company CEO crosses paths with a starry-eyed, jobless toymaker whose family name carries a curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious Apprentices and Elves, and magical Toys to remind the world what Christmas is really all about. Kris Kringle The Musical stars Tony nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan) and Pamela Myers (Company) with Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods). See this delightful show when it comes to The Town Hall in New York City just in time for the holiday season.
Join Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang in this heartwarming holiday musical based on the beloved animated TV special. Dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations with these beloved characters to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again. Featuring the song "Christmas Time is Here," the music of jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, and new original dance numbers, Main Street Theater's A Charlie Brown Christmas can be enjoyed at the Midtown Arts and Center Theater in Houston.
Of all the Christmas movies that have been made, there are only a couple that demand year-after-year viewings. A Christmas Story is one. Now you can experience this seasonal favorite as it comes to life onstage in a musical adaption. From the Red Ryder BB gun and bunny onesy to the leg lamp and tongue-on-flagpole incident, all the classic moments are relived as 9-year-old Ralphie Parker navigates the pitfalls of the season. His adventures are made even more hilarious with songs like "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap" and, of course, "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" Fans of the movie will thrill to see this beloved tale come to life, while newbies are in for one fun introduction at The Bushnell in Hartford.
Ailyn Pérez steps into one of opera's most difficult roles in Jules Massenet's Thaïs. The Metropolitan Opera brings to life this tale of an Egyptian courtesan and priestess of Venus who becomes locked in a struggle between piety and lust with the Christian monk (Gerald Finley) who is attempting to convert her. Thaïs contains the gorgeously delicate and instantly recognizable "Méditation," which has been recorded countless times, including by Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma. With seductive heat to match the desert setting, this production at New York's Metropolitan Opera House is one you won't want to miss.
After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
In the spirit of White House Christmas traditions past and present, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is opening its doors after hours for special Candlelight Evenings every Wednesday night this holiday season. You'll be able to explore the special holiday display: a whistling White House Wonderland! The exciting fan-favorite exhibit is back, with a 10-foot mountain of model trains whistling over bridges and through tunnels. Sit for photos with Santa Claus with an included digital download, delight in live Christmas music in the magnificent White House East Room, and admire First Lady Pat Nixon's 1971 Gingerbread House Replica. You'll also be able to write letters and sign holiday cards for wounded warriors and Marines at Camp Pendleton, create festive Christmas ornaments to bring home for your tree, decorate sugar cookies and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and coffee. In addition, discover the history of America's 37th President in the Nixon Library's award-winning presidential museum galleries. These special events are a tribute to First Lady Pat Nixon's legacy of opening the White House to the American people, along with her love of Christmas.
Set in a local hair salon and with lines as up-to-date as the morning's news, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character. When the salon's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues. Audience members are called upon to match wits with the suspects and try to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy where "shrieks of laughter night after night" can be heard at the Kennedy Center, according to the Washington Post.
Master illusionist Ivan Amodei brings his acclaimed show Intimate Illusions to a luxurious candlelit suite at the Ritz-Carlton. With live musical accompaniment by a talented concert cellist, this intimate, one hour and 30-minute performance cleverly combines world-class sleight-of-hand, fantastic storytelling and audience participation with razor-sharp wit and an entertaining theatrical twist. You'll witness Amodei manipulating time, discovering a spectator's destiny and even controlling a random audience member's fate -- might it be you? The Los Angeles Times named Intimate Illusions a Top Pick and BroadwayWorld called it "Spectacular!" Amodei himself has won six People's Choice Awards for Best Entertainer.
The two-part force of stand-up known as The Smash Brothers is composed of Cory and Chad, identical twins who were born and raised outside of East Los Angeles. As kids, they attended more than 14 schools, which means these wise guys are comfortable just about anywhere. With Cory playing the "Good Twin," and Chad the "Evil Twin," they delight in spinning amusing, often taboo tales of switching classes, girlfriends and driver's licenses. You never know what these two will say or do next, so come out and see why audiences throughout the Southland have ranked The Smash Brothers as one of L.A.'s top comedy duos.
You've never seen The Nutcracker quite like this -- and neither have the ladies of the Beulaville Baptist Book Club. When the cast of their fundraiser production of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet gets sick, the book club turns to the only other performers in town: a stranded burlesque troupe called the Velvet Kittens. Not quite knowing what "bur-less-Q" is, the club is in for one hilarious surprise -- and you won't want to miss it! Now in its 11th year, this racy holiday fave took home Goldstar's 2014 National Nutcracker Award, and is going to be bigger than ever as it moves into Addison Theatre Centre's Main Stage.
A classic of the page and screen, A Clockwork Orange has remained a shocking and disturbing work for over 50 years. Direct from a sold-out run in London, this is your last chance to see the acclaimed production on an off-Broadway stage. Brace yourself for "a bit of the old ultra-violence" as young Alex and his gang of Droogs leave a trail of mayhem through a dystopian future. A searing indictment of human nature that is more relevant than ever, A Clockwork Orange bursts onto the stage with an indie-pop soundtrack and a modern physical performance style. Don't miss the show Broadway World called "Unquestionably a must-see" when A Clockwork Orange comes to New World Stages.
Celebrate Christmas like they do in Ireland -- with glorious music, traditional dance, laughter and plenty of Celtic soul. The latest edition of An Irish Christmas, as seen on PBS, features world-champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance) and Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance). Traditional Irish vocalists, musicians and dancers lend their spirit, along with Connor Reider and Emily MacConnell for a memorable night that sparkles with charm. This annual family favorite brings a joyous and authentic international spirit to the holiday season at San Jose's Hammer Theatre Center.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to The Rockwell near Boston for The Taming of the Shrew, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
A well-reviewed standout at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2016, Cardboard Piano finds the grace notes in "a deeply moving" story of "kindness, love and faith in the midst of a civil war" (Louisville Courier-Journal). Set in a small Ugandan church in 1999, two teenage girls -- one an American, one a local villager -- are in the midst of pledging their love to one another in a secret marriage ceremony when a traumatized child soldier arrives seeking help and forgiveness. Actor's Express Theatre Company stages Hansol Jung's powerful new drama at the King Plow Arts Center in West Midtown.
Veteran D.C.-area actor Paul Morella (The Pelican Brief, The District, The Wire) presents a fresh spin on Charles Dickens' beloved holiday tale in his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. Adapted from Dickens' original novella and reading tour, Morella's solo version transports you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended -- in his own words -- and rediscover this timeless classic presented as a masterful solo performance. This critically acclaimed production at Olney Theatre Center has become a holiday must-see.
The holidays are chaotic enough for most people, but if you've seen any of Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish ... one-man shows, you know that his family celebrations probably take the cake. And this holiday season, you're invited to the party! With a wondrously funny performance from actor-comedian Peter Fogel, this seasonal entry in the series finds Solomon at Grandma's holiday dinner, where anyone who's under 55 ends up at the kids' table and all 35 guests have to share one toilet. Spend some quality time with the Solomon family as My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm Home for the Holidays! comes to the Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre and Cultural Center.
The toasty Northern Lights yacht in full holiday décor ushers you atop the water as you view the city lights of Boston Harbor and enjoy jazzy Christmas tunes. Hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps and Irish coffees are available for purchase, then you can snuggle up on the lounge furniture and enjoy panoramic views of the Boston skyline, the Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Marriott Custom House Tower. With jazzy Christmas classics, the Benjamin Young Jazz Trio of the Berklee School of Music gets you in the holiday spirit during this festive cruise.
Featuring live music, stunning costumes and a whimsical set, GEM Theater's delightful holiday revue begins with a journey to the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll enjoy beloved standards and contemporary holiday favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Sleigh Ride" -- and a special appearance by Santa Claus and his tap-dancing elves. The magical fun continues when the Second Act curtain opens to reveal a breathtaking scene that evokes Victorian England from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Dressed elegantly in ball gowns and top hats and tails, the cast brings to life the traditional songs of the season including "White Christmas," "Do You Hear What I Hear?" and "Silent Night." Lighthearted, fun and entertaining, The Holiday GEM is a dazzling holiday treat for the whole family.
For eight years, actor Mitchell J. Fain played the role of Crumpet in the classic Christmas one-man show The Santaland Diaries. After nearly a decade of restraining his most anarchic and improvisational instincts, Fain is finally letting loose in his own freewheeling holiday special with the help of cabaret goddess Meghan Murphy. In This Way Outta Santaland at Theater Wit in Chicago, Fain draws on 250 performances as Crumpet the Elf to tell true-life holiday tales of boozy Christmas carols, celebrity holiday gossip and the private lives of elves.
"Liar, liar, pants on fire!" is typically seen as a crude schoolyard insult, but to the gravity-defying members of the Sacred Order of the Burning Pants, it's a compliment. This ancient cult of liars love twisting the truth almost as much as they love twisting their bodies into convoluted contortions and engaging in high-flying aerial adventures above audiences' heads. In this original circus performance at Kinetic Arts Center, you'll be thrilled, shocked, entertained and above all lied to by the members of Circus Veritas -- Oakland's favorite contemporary circus company -- as they introduce you to the Order of the Burning Pants's mysterious and (literally) unbelievable traditions.
Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create 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.
It's hard to imagine a world without Hamlet, Falstaff, Romeo, Juliet or any of the indelible characters and stories created by William Shakespeare -- but were it not for the diligent work of a few of the Bard's friends and contemporaries, we'd be living in that world today. Set just after Shakespeare's death in the early 17th century, The Book of Will is the story of two of his actors rushing to gather and publish all of his works before they're lost to time. But with the original scripts scattered all over London, collecting them all is going to be a caper that's Shakespearean in scope. This heartfelt and hilarious play, inspired by the true story behind Shakespeare's First Folio, comes to the Northlight Theatre in Skokie.
Cheer on the Washington Redskins from the best seats in the house with Dream Seats and Club Level Seating at FedEx Field. Catch all the on-field action from the first three rows with Dream Seats. With complimentary hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water on hand, you'll never be hungry or thirsty, and you'll enjoy exclusive access to the Club Level Concourse's leather chairs, HDTVs, four separate bars and Hooters restaurant. With Club Level seats, you can enjoy elite views in the 300 Level while feasting on food options like Ben's Chili Bowl and Phillips Seafood. Or, step away to dine at sit-down eateries like MGM National Harbor Club. With big-screen TVs hanging everywhere, you'll never miss a minute of the action.
Sunday brunch has never been so glam. Grab your girlfriends and a mimosa (or three) for Bitches Who Brunch, a first-class yet relaxing afternoon of music, comedy and show-stopping striptease featuring the world-famous Moonlight Dolls. You'll be dazzled by the Dolls' signature pop-up style that promises a one-of-a-kind weekend thrill. Host Abby Cadabra (Winner - Best Tease, San Antonio Burlesque Festival) leads the glittering troupe through electrifying aerial acts (keep your eyes peeled for the gorgeous, gravity-defying Ariel Airheart) and sizzling dance numbers. For additional purchase, you can dine on classic brunch fare like French Toast & Fried Chicken in Houston's elegant and sunny Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. Cap your weekend with the yummy cocktails, delectable brunch and pastie-perfect production of The Moonlight Dolls Presents: Bitches Who Brunch.
Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 11:00amSunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 1:30pmSunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 1:30pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 1:30pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:00am (Doors Open at 10:30am)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 1:30pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Playhouse, families were celebrating ... including a mouse! Kick off your yuletide celebration with the Chicago premiere of Ken Ludwig's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. This heartwarming comedic spin on the classic holiday poem shakes things up with a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl and an Elf-B-I agent -- who're trying to track down Santa's missing Naughty or Nice List before his sleigh takes off. Join the festive fun at the Broadway Playhouse.
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.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 9:30pm (The Bread Machine with Jukebox Luke & The Juice Caboose)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 9:00pm (Modern Day Romeos)Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (The Ron Burgundy's)
What will the world look like eight years from now? It's a question a lot of classy people have been asking lately. The Pulitzer Prize finalist who wrote Other Desert Cities has an idea, and it makes up the new epilogue of his huge Trumpian satire, Vicuña. John de Lancie (you know, Q from Next Generation and Breaking Bad) stars in this show, which originally premiered as a much-needed antidote to the 2016 election season. The action follows an Iranian tailor who has a tough job: making a custom suit for a real-estate tycoon preparing for the final presidential debate. Bring some laughter to the insanity at the terrific Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
On a windswept moor in an old haunted house in England, a lonely widower still grieves the death of his wife 10 years ago. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who's come to live with her uncle. She discovers a locked garden that's been left to grow wild and uncared for -- much like Mary herself. With the help of her friend and cousin, the little girl brings new life to both the garden and her uncle in the enchanting musical The Secret Garden, a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of a child's imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up. Written by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), the New Village Arts Theatre's production of this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience in Carlsbad.
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. The rousing tale at Phoenix Theatre - Mainstage Theatre is about fighting for what's right -- and staying true to who you are.
Looking for something big and sexy this Saturday night? You're in luck! The Comedy Bar's latest variety show is so big, so sexy, the only logical conclusion was to call it was The Big Sexy Show. A fun n' sassy mix of stand-up (featuring some of the funniest up-and-coming comics in Chicago), burlesque and a plethora of variety acts, The Big Sexy Show's a great way to spend a night out with friends -- and the best new way to check out the city's only downtown comedy club.
Get to working some of that turkey off at this post-Thanksgiving concert, starring New Jack Swing great Teddy Riley -- the singer-songwriter-producer and hip-hop legend -- who'll hit the stage at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario with his crew from former groups Guy and Blackstreet, including Dave Hollister, plus Christopher Williams, Kool Moe Dee, Today with Big Bub, Wrekx-n-Effect and more. Riley first hit No. 1 on the R&B chart with Guy and "My Fantasy" from the soundtrack for Do The Right Thing, but Blackstreet's No. 1 pop smash "No Diggity" really catapulted him into another stratosphere. He's also produced huge hits for everyone from Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg, and is now active in the careers of several K-pop stars. But he'll no doubt be going old-school for his New Jack Turkey Jam in the Inland Empire.
Don't miss Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, starring Emmy Award-winning actress, Donna Mills (Knots Landing). This memorable show covers the 1940s through the 1970s at the height of the Civil Rights movement, delicately exploring racial tensions when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. This production also stars Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and Arthur Richardson. Enjoy Driving Miss Daisy at Burbank's Colony Theatre.
Prepare to trade Beauty and the Beast's castle, forest and provincial town for an inventive new setting with a 1920s steamship, moving metal pieces and a living mechanical man. La Belle at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley dazzles audiences of all ages with complex animatronics, elegant puppets, gear-driven devices, handmade machines and mischievous fairies run by both machines and puppeteers. The whole family will marvel at the touching tale of love between two very different beings, brought together by childlike wonder and imagination.
Comic Michael Palascak is a quiet guy ... but it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for. For when this guy is at the mic -- totally relaxed, even unassuming -- the audience is going crazy in the seats. A fast rising star on the stand-up circuit, Palascak has one of the finest minds in comedy, with punchlines that are marvels of stealth and calculated slyness. He catches even the most jaded audiences off guard with a wit that finds comedy in any topic -- be it the McDonalds Monopoly game, ordering pizza, even Canadian book prices. He's appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and The Late Late Show, and was recently a finalist on Last Comic Standing. Now see this local superstar take the stage at Zanies.
From the helicopter scene in Apocalypse Now to Elmer Fudd chanting, "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!" in Looney Tunes, Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" has a melody so familiar that you might forget just how thrilling it is when performed live, especially if you're seeing and hearing it in the context of the full opera, Die Walküre (The Valkyrie). Chock-full of forbidden love, epic fight scenes, interfering gods and earth-shattering music, Die Walküre has become synonymous with opera in the popular imagination. Following Lyric Opera of Chicago's acclaimed production of Das Rheingold, they now continue Wagner's monumental Ring cycle with this stunning installment.
Chicago is renowned across the world as the home of great improv comedy. With this show, the Windy City's finest improvisers prove it, as they perform under the direction of the legendary Mick Napier, who's helmed numerous shows for the famed Second City. Called "slick and entertaining" by the Chicago Tribune, the hour-long show includes plenty of audience interaction, with hilarious and thoroughly original results. The talented cast includes the cream of the crop from the company that birthed the careers of Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and many more. Plus, no matter how many times you go, it's always a one-of-a-kind evening with fresh laughs.
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, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Eric Schwartz From Showtime)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00pm (Eric Schwartz From Showtime)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Eric Schwartz From Showtime)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Eric Schwartz From Showtime)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 5:00pm (Marty Ross' Birthday & ACLU FUNDRAISER)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (The Lampshades With Kate Flannery From The Office)Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Jackie & Laurie Show Podcast)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Celebrity Drop In Tuesday - Frank Nicotero)
If you've been a bad, bad boy or girl this year, have we got the holiday show for you. A Drag Queen Christmas is the perfect winter extravaganza for those who end up on Santa's "naughty list" every year. Hosted by Trinity "I Call Shade!" Taylor, this holiday drag extravaganza features the ghosts of RuPaul's Drag Race past (aka former contestants) performing live on stage. Will there be holiday songs? Please, honey. These queens wouldn't dare leave you hanging. They'll be rocking the catwalk with all your holiday faves and more, so you'd better show up ready for some seriously fierce babes and some wickedly naughty fun at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Start a new holiday tradition on Broadway with Home for the Holidays, featuring some of the greatest voices of our generation performing contemporary takes on more than 25 beloved favorites. Hosted by The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe, the show brings American Idol's Candice Glover, The Voice's Josh Kaufman, America's Got Talent's Bianca Ryan and more stars from TV and film together on one stage for the first time ever at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Backed by an energetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, they'll put their spin on traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" along with popular radio tunes like "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." Don't miss this star-studded, limited Broadway engagement this holiday season.
There are plenty of nyucks to be had at the 20th annual edition of the Alex Film Society's Three Stooges salute, when the post-Thanksgiving favorite turns to a theme of The Creme de la Cream Pies. Included in the mayhem will be Men in BlackDisorder in the CourtOily to Bed, Oily to Rise,A Plumbing We Will Go, and An Ache in Every Stake. Catch all of their crazy shenanigans when the Stooges take over the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
No matter how familiar you might be with the fairytale story of two siblings wandering through an enchanted forest, this brand new all-ages rock musical will knock you off your feet. The beloved Grimm Brothers tale is brought to vivid life with a rock and roll score by Grammy-nominated songwriter Justin Roberts and set amidst an animated wonderland inspired by the whimsy of authors Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl. Follow two intrepid youngsters as they come face to face with a witch whose appetite is truly "childish" in this presentation at Carpenter Performing Arts Center. This sparkling fable is wicked fun for the whole family.
The night before a funeral, family members gather in a single hotel room in New Mexico, shuffling sleeping arrangements, dealing with absent family members and preparing for their uncertain futures. Billed as a warm and funny family drama, Curve of Departure hones in on the moments when you decide how much you're willing to give of yourself. Straight from its world premiere production at South Coast Rep, Curve of Departure returns playwright Rachel Bonds and director Mike Donahue to D.C.'s Studio Theatre.
It's New Year's 2017 in Rotterdam. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents and tell them she's a lesbian. But just before she hits Send, her girlfriend reveals that she's always identified as male, and now wants to start living as one. After playing in 2015-16 to sold out houses and critical acclaim in London, Rotterdam won the prestigious 2017 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theater; the first time a transgender-themed play has ever won. Playwright Jon Brittain's groundbreaking play features deeply relatable characters who are flawed and hilarious and a story line that asks powerful questions about love and identity. Now Skylight Theatre Company brings Rotterdam's West Coast premiere to the Los Angeles stage.
Ring in the holiday season with a warm and cozy cruise around Boston Harbor aboard the Northern Lights luxury yacht, all while enjoying piping hot cocoa and singing along to Christmas carols with musicians and vocalists from the Berklee School of Music. This cruise gives you a breathtaking view of the Boston waterfront, including landmarks like the U.S.S. Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and the Marriott Custom House Tower. No matter how chilly it gets outside, you can count on being nice and toasty in the Northern Lights' climate controlled cabin, where there's plenty of lounge furniture to snuggle up on and snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:45pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:15pm)
It took a fourth-quarter TD from Russell Wilson for Seattle to come from behind and beat the Niners in their first match-up this year, and now these NFC West rivals take the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for a late-season showdown. The atmosphere is always electric between these two teams, as Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks face off against first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan, C.J. Beathard, Pierre Garcon and the 49ers as part of a jam-packed Thanksgiving weekend of NFL football.
Laugh off your Thanksgiving calories (and ditch your weird Uncle Ted) at Parlor Live Comedy Club when Fahim Anwar and Ashley Barnhill share the stage. Anwar was once an aerospace engineer for Boeing, but threw that career away to become a comic. A regular on MTV's Guy Code, he's also been on Californication and was featured in Tina Fey's Whiskey Tango Fox Trot. Barnhill's dark, depressive one-liners have made her a hit on both Twitter and the stage. She's appeared on Roast Battle, and her Drunk History episode on Muhammad Ali's refusal to enter the Army was a knockout.
Steve Byrne, the star and creator of TBS's Sullivan and Son, is one of America's top touring comics. Before he started the show, he had two hit hour-long stand-up specials on Comedy Central: Steve Byrne's Happy Hour and The Byrne Identity. He's toured as part of Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour, and with Bobby Lee and Ken Jeong as "The Kims of Comedy." His film credits include the Jeremy Piven vehicle The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and two comedies starring Vince Vaughn: Four Christmases and Couples Retreat. Born to a Korean mother and an Irish father, his interesting family history gives him a wealth of material.
When Ellen DeGeneres asked Betty White about the hit drag show Golden Girls LIVE On Stage, she said, "They play them better than we did!" Now, the original cast of Golden Girls LIVE brings their acclaimed, long-running show to Las Vegas. Featuring an all-male cast, this interactive parody brings to life the bawdy antics and hilarious quips of everyone's favorite over-the-hill roomies: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. Experience the beloved '80s sitcom like never before when the drag parody comes to The Space.
It's hard to top a romantic dinner out on the town -- until you add a luxurious yacht to the mix, that is. This sumptuous supper cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia has all the ingredients of an unforgettable evening: Watching the sunset from the Delaware River, enjoying the lights of the Philadelphia skyline from the spacious outdoor observation deck, and a freshly-prepared buffet-style dinner that includes baked ziti, whole-roasted pork loin, North Atlantic sole filet and braised beef short ribs. After dinner, head to the dance floor, where a live DJ will be spinning a mix of Top 40 hits and classic favorites to get everybody moving.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:30pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:00pm)Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Boarding Begins at 7:30pm)
What's truly amazing about the Amazing Max is not what happens on stage -- although his magic is, well, amazing -- but what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans as this energetic and quirky performer works his miracles is hands-down astounding. Operating from the principle that "every show is unique because every child brought to the stage is unique," the Amazing Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends. Declared a "little bit of heaven" by The New York Times and "something to see" by The Huffington Post, Max now brings his striking visual magic, comedy and interactive fun to Theater at Blessed Sacrament.
You don't have to be a student to enjoy comedy in the University District. Whether you're looking for a study break in between finals or trying to change up the usual Friday night dinner date, Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle's U-District is the go-to for a prime stand-up experience. Comedians from Last Comic Standing, Conan and the Laugh Factory regularly make their way through this venue, whose owners trek out to the Montreal Comedy Fest every year to scope out the next rising sensation, bringing them to Seattle to crack some jokes. Skip the cover fees and have a laugh at this intimate spot.
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 one hour, 30-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Smog chokes the Victorian city streets, where a cast of colorful characters' lives intersect in all their heartbreak and happiness. It's the stuff of the well-observed imagination of Charles Dickens -- at once of its time and timeless -- and it comes alive in Lookingglass Theatre Company's production of Hard Times. But this is no ordinary Dickens adaptation: this production brings a bit of magic to the story of young orphan Sissy Jupe, as her inner life leaps onto the stage in the form of circus performers, bringing a touch of hope to lives of struggle. Hard Times for These Times got rave reviews in its previous run, and now it's back to cast its spell again.
Join Alonzo Bodden for an evening of, as he puts it, "cynically good-natured" stand-up comedy. The New York native was the champion of the third season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and he's also showcased his brand of sharp observational stand-up on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central Presents and tons of other TV shows. He's appeared in a number of feature films, including Bringing Down the House, The Girl Next Door and Scary Movie 4, and had a recurring role on TV's Californication. Now you can see him live on stage at Brea Improv.
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.
It's a Wonderful Life has become a holiday staple for many families. What better way to kick off the season than to see the old favorite in a whole new way -- live on stage. This show-within-a-show takes place on December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WSTG Radio, where a cast of actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of a pianist and a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the beloved story of George Bailey, a young man who has given up on his dreams and stands on a bridge on Christmas Eve, ready to end it all. A guardian angel intervenes and shows him all the lives he's touched throughout the years without even realizing it. This is STAGEStheatre's eighth year presenting It's a Wonderful Life and the smiles and tears at every show prove that the story is every bit as powerful on the stage as on the screen.
Looking for an antidote to all that holiday madness -- the relentless jingles, the relatives, the vicious fights for the very last Turbo-Man action figure? Now you can get away from it all, by booking a trip on The Polarizing Express: Dysfunction Junction, with your conductor: Brave New Workshop. You'll ride the rails of comedy, stopping off in Belly Laugh Junction and -- O.K., enough of that metaphor. All you need to know is: for over 50 years, Brave New Workshop has been cracking up the Twin Cities and producing comedy stars (Louie Anderson, Penn Jillette and Al Franken, to name a few). So if you're looking to laugh off the craziness this holiday season, they can deliver.
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sorta like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their really clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But the hometown Harlem team is making a stop at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
It's Christmas Eve 1964, and a snowstorm threatens to cancel a concert hosted by the Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart. But when a mysterious stranger and a stranded motorist arrive at their chapel, the Sisters find that their carols have far more power than they'd imagined. A Midnight Clear sheds a little holiday light on all the ways Christmas touches each of us. You'll hear a merry mixture of the traditional and the original when the musical cast raises their voices and rejoices. Stages Repertory Theatre's artistic director Kenn McLaughlin and composer David Nehls follow up their hit production I'll Be Home for Christmas with this joyous new production at Houston's Arena Theater.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
"You'll shoot your eye out!" The classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as 1940s cherub Ralphie Parker -- oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously-combed blond hair -- struggles to find compassion in a sea of dream-crushing adults. His Christmas wish is simple: to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Or, more specifically, a "Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time." But the grown-ups in his life are having none of it. Catch Ralphie's shenanigans live at OnStage Atlanta, featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the film -- scary Macy's Santa, neighborhood bullies, tongue-frozen-to-the-flagpole, sexy leg lamp and of course Ralphie's eccentric, lovable family.
The holidays are great, but they can be a hassle too. The stores are crowded and if family is visiting, it can be hard to take a breather. Whether you need to escape the crowds, or keep the fam entertained without a lot of effort, Classic Harbor Line's Holiday Brunch Cruise has got you covered. Get away from the hustle and bustle and out onto the water. Once you've got a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your mitts and are watching the panoramic harbor views float by from the cozy interior of the Northern Lights, all that holiday stress will melt away. The 2.5-hour narrated cruise includes a full brunch and hot chocolate bar. If you want to get a little more festive, you can spike your hot chocolate or get mimosas and Bloody Mary cocktails for additional purchase.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)
You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as InterGem has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is back at the San Mateo County Event Center. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or anyone looking for unique new accessories at great prices.
Make no mistake about it, these reindeer games from OB Playhouse and Different Stages are definitely for adults only. This dark-as-coal Christmas comedy finds the North Pole a hotbed of scandal after one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of a little jolly old sexual harassment. As the media catches the scent of scandal and invades Santa's sanctuary, the rest of the reindeer chime in with their own perspectives. The result: a heinous and hilarious tale of perversion and corruption -- entangling everyone from the littlest elf in the workshop to the tainted Saint himself -- that's sure to have mature audiences howling this holiday season. Celebrate the XXXmas season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center in San Diego.
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, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)
Find a wide variety of vintage clothing, furniture and just about anything else from days gone by at the Santa Monica Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market. This outdoor market at Santa Monica Airport is a destination for many local decorators, clothing designers, and shop owners as well as families and collectors of all ages. Shop for antique furnishings, architectural treasures, paintings from listed European and American artists, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, chandeliers and interesting lighting, antique linens and silver at this popular community event.
Grammy-winning gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and R&B powerhouse Ledisi have teamed up to co-headline The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint concert tour, which rolls into Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Each pair of tickets purchased includes your choice of Ledisi's forthcoming album Let Love Rule (available September 22) or Kirk Franklin's Losing My Religion. The two stars will cook up an amazing show that's sure to touch your heart, body and soul. You'll hear fan favorites, as well as songs from Franklin's most recent release Losing My Religion and Ledisi's newest album Let Love Rule. R&B singer-songwriter -- and former Maroon 5 member -- PJ Morton opens up the night.
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.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which combines an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one completely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is bringing the good time to Boston. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head down to Laugh Boston for Much Ado About Nothing, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
An evening of classic close-up magic, The Magic Parlour features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, The Magic Parlour combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. The Magic Parlour is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member.
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.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:00pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open 8:00pm)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open 6:30pm)
Step into the Roaring 20s, when skirts were short and booze was a secret pleasure. Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's new spectacular immersive dance party series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy electro swing music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled dance party. From scintillating dance numbers to high flying, death defying aerial acts, everything is inspired by the nostalgia of the 1920's with an edgy modern steampunk twist. Enjoy a decadent menu available for purchase in the beautiful and nostalgic atmosphere of Houston's Prohibition Supperclub & Bar. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 11:30pmSaturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 / 11:30pm (Doors Open at 11:00pm)
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, Nov. 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dreamwreck)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Patti Allen and Monster Road)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (BroHamM)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (Rick Estrin and the Nightcats)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 8:00pm (Nikki Hill)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 8:00pm (Karen Lovely)Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Rae Gordon Band)Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Kevin Selfe & the Portland Blues All-Star Band)
Scrooge and the gang are back in the Sacramento Theatre Company's beloved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Returning to the stage for the first time in five years, this holiday classic stars Matt K. Miller as lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who rediscovers his good-hearted generosity with the help of four ghosts who appear to him one fateful Christmas Eve. Set in Victorian Era London, Dickens' timeless tale of redemption and forgiveness always manages to capture the true spirit and magic of the holiday season -- and this acclaimed version adds music as well.
Set in a local hair salon, Shear Madness is a hilarious whodunit with you as a central character and jokes and lines as up-to-date as the morning's news. When the beauty parlor's landlady is murdered at the outset, a blend of mystery and improvisational theater ensues, with audience members called upon to make sense of the clues, question the actors and ultimately solve the crime. This award-winning Boston institution, ongoing at the Charles Playhouse since 1980, boasts new clues and ripped-from-the-headlines humor every night, resulting in rollicking repeat visits, and has spawned 50 different productions in cities as far-flung as Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv, Melbourne and Johannesburg.
Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, Mad House Comedy Club is the perfect place to catch some of the best and brightest young comedians, not to mention local favorites, along with familiar faces from TV and national headliners. These hot comics boast major credits, including The Tonight Show, Late Show, Comedy Central, Key & Peele and tons more. With a full bar and food menu, Mad House makes it easy to make a night of it.
Inspired by 100 days traveling in a van through small-town America, actor-journalist Dan Hoyle enacts a multi-character encounter with the people at ground zero of our country's growing economic inequality and polarized politics. Hoyle's quest to "break the liberal bubble" sends him on an unforgettable journey into the lives of the real Americans: union coal miners, rural drug dealers, anti-war Veterans and closeted gay creation theory experts, to name just a few. Find out why The Huffington Post hailed The Real Americans as "nothing short of brilliant: unsettling, poignant, and hilarious," when Mosaic Theater Company presents it at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.
Fans of Drunk History and all its slurred education will fall over laughing at Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, where an entirely serious Shakespeare play is performed with one entirely inebriated cast member. For the last six years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the UK, and the cast is now bringing the good time to Boston. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, the show is fresh off sell-out runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe festivals, where a cast member drinks beer, wine and whiskey on stage, drunkenly sings the Dawson's Creek theme song and occasionally (accidentally, of course) bares a nipple or two. Brush up on your Bard knowledge, and head over to The Rockwell for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that Chicago Magic Lounge has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed old-school magic clubs, where mystery, mysticism and sleight-of-hand ruled the day. You'll enjoy a night full of illusions, with performers everywhere you look, from the bar to your table to the main stage. Plus, the show is constantly changing, so you'll always be treated to a fun, fresh experience.
In celebration of the legendary musical's incredible 60th anniversary, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica. A true Broadway treasure that opened in 1957 and made a theatrical star of Lena Horne, the show features a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg and a score by the creative duo behind the unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz -- Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. Set just off the coast of Jamaica, the story centers on a simple island community in a fight to stave off the overreach of American commercialism. Surprising sets, colorful costumes and Calypso-inspired songs combine in Jamaica, coming to the stage of the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Repertory in New York City.
What damage can a ping-pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles per hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Find out the answers to these mind-bending questions and more when lifelong professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" to the Elektra Theatre in That Physics Show. Maiullo's been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and has become a regular on The Weather Channel. His eye-opening performance features segments on everything from motion and momentum to sound waves and vibrations. See these feats of physics -- described as a cross between Stomp, Blue Man Group and The Gazillion Bubble Show -- off-Broadway.
Philadelphia is home to great cheesesteaks, great museums and one of the greatest hockey teams in the history of the NHL. Seriously, if you haven't been to a Flyers game, the time is now to get thee to the arena and catch the action on the ice live and in person. Young defenseman and passing wizard Shayne Gostisbehere (aka "Ghost") is a star in the making, while fleet forward Claude Jiroux continues to score goals at an incredible pace, forming a fearsome frontline counterpunch with his fellow forward Jakub Voracek. No sports fans are more passionate than Philadelphians, and no arena more rockin' than Wells Fargo Center, so get your tickets now -- it's time to face off.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. San Jose Sharks) Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Toronto Maple Leafs) Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Buffalo Sabres)
When newlyweds Andrew and Suzanna fix up friend Becky and co-worker Max, they unwittingly light a fuse for an explosion of crises, chaos and comedy. As the plot twists and turns, this Pulitzer Prize finalist explores the debt we owe to strangers who land on our doorstep. Wickedly funny antics ensue in this "blind-date-gone-bad black comedy" (Entertainment Weekly) from Law & Order writer Gina Gionfriddo. Watch romance take a wrong turn at Chicago's Windy City Playhouse.
Classic Harbor Lines' Holiday Sunset Cruise is everything you want in a holiday activity. One, they've got a hot chocolate bar. Two, they've got a warm, cozy interior that's festively decorated. Three, you can spike your hot chocolate or order up your favorite adult beverage at the cash bar. You don't really need much more than that, but you'll also get beautiful sunset and skyline views and cannon fire at sunset from the USS Constitution. It's perfect for a romantic evening out, a break from holiday stress or a special activity for visiting family.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 3:30pm (Boarding Begins at 3:15pm)
A member of comedy royalty, Shawn Wayans got his start on Fox's trailblazing Emmy-winning sketch comedy show In Living Color alongside his siblings Keenen, Damon and Kim. He went on to form one of pop culture's most successful comedic teams with his brother Marlon, cranking out their sitcom The Wayans Bros., films like White Chicks, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and the first two installments of the Scary Movie franchise. Now Shawn hits the stage solo for a special stand-up event at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg.
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Few interpreters of The Great American Songbook possessed more grace, style and vocal flair than Ella Fitzgerald. The first African-American woman to win a Grammy, she performed songs from such legendary composers as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, and collaborated with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Billy Strayhorn and Oscar Peterson. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song as a celebration of her centennial birthday. Vocalists Sara Gazarek and Jazzmeia Horn and veteran Ella interpreter Mary Stallings will each take a turn with her tunes, and Fitzgerald's own favorite pianist in her later years, Mike Wofford, will join a quartet of trumpet, sax, bass and percussion. Let the sweet jazz notes carry you back in time at this tribute concert in the Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall.
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 Davis Musical Theatre Company.
Gourmet food, bottomless mimosas and an outrageous drag show add up to a scintillating dining event you won't soon forget. Voted "Best Drag Show" by OC Weekly two years running, Velvet Lounge's Weekend Drag Brunch is the rare chance to savor a spread of waffles, bacon, apple-smoked chicken sausage, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, and other delectable treats while a colorful cast of female impersonators, "The Brunchettes," lights up the room with riotous comedy and music. Feast your eyes and your taste buds on this utterly unique brunch show that's sure to take your weekend up a notch.
In this world-premiere comedy, Ibsen's characters from Hedda Gabler, who know the play insanely well after centuries of performances, try desperately to keep the play afloat. At the same time, Hedda tries just as desperately to sabotage the plot in order to avoid her pending demise. The misadventures that ensue continue to raise the stakes of hilarity to a fevered pitch. And if Hedda succeeds in her quest to live, will this classic theatrical work ever be performed again? Enjoy the LA Times Critic's Choice Resolving Hedda, which has been extended, at The Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.
You've seen it in movies and television, and if you haven't experienced it in real life, just wait until Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers await you in this winter wonderland. You'll beat traffic on the subway and catch some underground holiday music. You can celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year with the NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tour, which even teaches you about the artists and history of these wonderful displays. You'll start from Central Park Sightseeing in New York City, seeing displays at Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's Herald Square and many more.
The New York Times raves Honeymoon in Vegas is "a real-live, old fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore." Based on the 1992 Nicholas Cage comedy hit, this is the hilarious story of commitment-phobe Jack, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy and a professional gambler named Tommy. Featuring a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, this is a musical comedy in the Golden Age theatrical tradition, with gags, gams and great tunes. The original Broadway team of director Gary Griffin and choreographer Denis Jones brings Honeymoon in Vegas to the Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
Spun around a solid core of more than 20 traditional spirituals and folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! tells the engaging Depression Era story of Susannah, an ambitious folklorist from the Library of Congress, and Pearl, a Texas prisoner with a soulful voice, steely spirit and an incredible collection of historic African-American music. Susannah's after the songs that will put her in the spotlight, and Pearl's angling at a chance for freedom, but the women find common ground in their struggle to find respect in a man's world -- and in Pearl's powerful music. Inspired by the real-life musical partnership of historian John Lomax and legendary folk singer-guitarist Lead Belly, Black Pearl Sings! comes to the Lyceum Space courtesy of the San Diego Repertory Theatre.