Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic follows the (non)-adventures of a wizard named Wayne, his two somewhat familiar friends and the lovably underachieving members of a particular house, who are left to sit on the sidelines as a certain star student and his pals experience all the evil-battling excitement. This "alternative narrative for the underdog" (The Wall Street Journal) gives the magically-challenged Wayne his own hilariously heroic seven-year journey, in a show The New York Times says "exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry." Muggle-born and others are invited to check out the show at its new home at New York's New World Stages.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
The wildly popular tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ Live, recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean" and "Beat It," uncanny impersonator Michael Firestone brings all of the Gloved One's staples to life. He even dips into the Jackson 5 era with favorites like "ABC" and "I Want You Back." With dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ Live dancers, this show is a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop. Long a fixture in Vegas, catch MJ Live when it lights up the Rosemont Theatre.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:15pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:15pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:15pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:15pm
Ah, long walks on the beach. The crash of the waves. The feel of the sand between your toes. The giant talking lizards -- wait, that one’s not normal … unless you exist in the world of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play Seascape. Leave it to the writer of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf to come up with such a bold premise, and then use it as a springboard for an insightful, funny look at the times of big change in life, and the fear that can come along with them. In her A.C.T. debut, artistic director Pam MacKinnon continues her career-long exploration of this icon of American theater, bringing Albee back to the Geary Theater for the first time in a decade. Don’t miss it.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm (Preview)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Preview)Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pm
The worldwide hit that's so far spawned two movies and a Cher album, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna, and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, the title tune. Experience all the fun and excitement of Mamma Mia! at the Cupcake Theater in NoHo.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
The beautiful 1920s art deco Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro plays host to this ENCORE production of Peter Pan. Join the boy who never wants to grow up, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save Wendy, John and Michael from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. Based on the Cathy Rigby stage production, there's lots of high-flying fun to be had with Peter and his crew in this enduring and beloved musical.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Rat Pack Is Back, baby, and they're the definition of cool. A talented tribute group featuring uncanny vocal re-creations of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, The Rat Pack Is Back is a ring-a-ding journey through time that fills the Rosemont Theatre with the atmosphere of Vegas' Sands Hotel and casino, where the famous group performed their no-holds-barred nightclub act. They delivered style with substance, swing with swagger and a nonstop party to which everyone wanted access. Now you can see an uncanny recreation of one of the Rat Pack's raucous, antic-filled performances at the Rosemont Theatre, featuring renditions of such standards as Sinatra's "You Make Me Feel So Young," "A Foggy Day," Martin's "That's Amoré" and Davis' "Mr. Bojangles." Backing the singers is a swinging 12-piece live orchestra performing period-perfect orchestrations.
If Hamilton's mix of hummable tunes and fascinating history has left you itching to learn more about our nation's founding, then this Tony-winning Revolutionary musical drama just might be the ticket. 1776 takes you behind the scenes of the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence, as John Adams tried to persuade his fellow forefathers to vote for freedom from British rule. Also making appearances are colonial superstars like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock and Abigail Adams, along with a variety of crabby drunks, befuddled secretaries and assorted sycophants who also populate the proceedings. Pairing a funny, insightful story with a striking score, 1776 is a triumphant celebration of the American spirit that'll stir romance, comedy and conflict into a musical melting pot at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm
Wheeler just turned 50. His marriage is over, his job is mundane, and the best years of his life appear to be behind him. A move from the cot in his ex-wife's garage to his own apartment opens up new possibilities for love and sex -- complicated, painful and hilarious. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be in this major new play from the writer of August: Osage County. In this Steppenwolf Theatre Company production, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts delivers a "male midlife crisis tragicomedy of epic proportions" (Chicago Sun Times) in this "smart, very funny, hugely entertaining play" (Daily Herald) that resonates with a new sense of sobriety in the wake of #MeToo. Coming to the stage in 2019 at the Mark Taper Forum.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm
Colin Quinn is a quintessential New York comedian who counts the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Attell among his friends and collaborators -- but he's hitting the stage alone with his latest performance. In Red State, Blue State, the satirical sage lays bare the absurdities, hypocrisies and calamities on both sides of the political divide. But this show is no witch hunt: Colin is here to own the libs, the conservs and everybody in-between. Come together to laugh at what divides us when Quinn takes the stage at New York's Minetta Lane Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
Known around the globe for their distinctive harmonies and spectacular live shows, Human Nature has earned a place as one of the finest pop vocal groups of the modern era. Headliners of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Human Nature pays tribute to the music legends of doo-wop, Motown and soul to today’s popular standards. With 23 best-selling albums, Human Nature has entertained millions worldwide and appeared on Oprah, Dancing With the Stars, and in two of their own PBS specials. See them live at Highland Church in Scottsdale.
From the famed Chicago comedy troupe that brought us SCTV and inspired Saturday Night Live and Whose Line Is It Anyway, comes an improv show that is all about the make-ups and break-ups in modern relationships. The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, It's Not You, It's Me, The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers ... who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category. Catch the show at Phoenix Theatre - Hormel Black Box Theatre.
Picture Larry David in a dragon suit performing magic tricks and you've got a pretty good idea of Piff the Magic Dragon's unique act. Best known as a finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, Piff, aka John van der Put, wears a dragon costume while combining wry humor with jaw-dropping illusions -- oh yeah, and his assistant is a magic Chihuahua (also wearing a dragon costume). Sound bizarre? It is, but it's working for him. Piff has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, scored more than 12 million YouTube hits and performed everywhere from Radio City Music Hall to Shakespeare's Globe to the Sydney Opera House. Now you can catch his new one-hour solo show on the Las Vegas Strip at Bugsy's Cabaret at the Flamingo.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Feb 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
It's hard not to melt at the layered wrinkles of a French bulldog or the scrunched nose of a pug. Get some cuddle time with your favorite dog breed and learn about why these bundles of cuteness are undeniably adorable at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show. The battle for top dog in the Bay Area will be decided over the course of two days at the Cow Palace as 1,200 dogs, representing more than 135 breeds, compete for Best in Show. This fun event for the whole family also features fly-ball, a fashion show and Best Puppy competitions. Don't forget to take a gander at the animal-friendly exhibitor seminars in between the excitement.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00am - 5:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:00am - 5:00pm
The world's most famous monster truck and freestyle competition tour rumbles its way into DC's Capitol One Arena for major car-crushing action and one-of-a-kind racing. The Triple Threat series brings Monster Jam Speedsters, ATVs and trucks together for one awesome event, boasting some of the biggest names in the sport: Grave Digger, Wonder Woman, El Toro Loco, Pirate's Curse, Megalodon, Max-D, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Zombie and Blue Thunder. These 12-foot tall, 10,000-pound beasts are set to tear up the track with breathtaking stunts, adrenaline-pumping action and thunderous sound, making for an unforgettable live experience.
Xuanzang's Pilgrimage, China's first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra, comes to The Kennedy Center Opera House in D.C. The piece tells the true-life story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664), who travelled the length of the Silk Road across China on a 17-year pilgrimage to India. Xuanzang documented his experiences of the differences within Buddhism that he encountered along the way. His 17-year journey was driven by his desire to discover religious texts that had not yet come from India to China. His story is brought to life with an 80-piece traditional Chinese orchestra, 24 performers and strikingly elaborate costumes. Xuanzang's Pilgrimage is part of Image China, a high-level cultural exchange program presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group that introduces traditional and contemporary Chinese performing arts to audiences around the world.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:30pm
Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating more than 16,000 performances and seen by more than six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats. Entering their 45th year, Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing lineup of hilarious political and pop culture characters, including Donald and Melania Trump, Kim Jong-un, Taylor Swift, Colin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman, Sarah Huckabee, Vladimir Putin, Ivanka Trump and Jared, Lady Gaga, Prince, Barack and Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Harvey Weinstein, Bernie Sanders, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan, and the Golden State Warriors.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00pm (All Ages)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Age 21 or Older Only)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm (All Ages)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pm (All Ages)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, and faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Brown Bear, Brown Bear – now celebrating 50 years – has sold more than 16 million copies. Carle’s well-known books captivate readers with his iconic colorful hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and distinctively simple stories, introducing generations of children to a bigger, brighter world – and to their first experience of reading itself. The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage. See it now at Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater in Houston.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pm
They've taken on '90s film faves like Scream, Cruel Intentions and Clueless. Now Rockwell: Table & Stage cuts into the absurdity of suburban life with Scissorhands: A Musical Inspired by the Film, a show that's sure to delight fans of the original which starred Johnny Depp, Wynona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin. Based on Tim Burton's modern fairy tale, the quirky story follows a synthetic boy with sharp blades for hands who charms an entire neighborhood of normies. You'll appreciate the movie even more after seeing it reworked for the stage at Rockwell in Los Angeles.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / Noon
The all-new House of Blues Anaheim at GardenWalk is Orange County's incredible home for live music. It’s been voted Best Live Music Venue, Best Rock Club and Best Night Club by OC Weekly's Reader's Choice. And with so much attention turned to the music of Freddy Mercury and Queen with the release of the hit film Bohemian Rhapsody, this is the perfect place and time for a Queen Night & ‘70s Party. Dance and sing along to the anthems that defined the era, from “We Will Rock You” to “Under Pressure and beyond.
Jon B burst onto the R&B scene with his platinum-selling debut album Bonafide in 1995, which boasted a top-selling duet with Babyface called "Someone to Love." His next release Cool Relax only upped the ante, going double platinum and spawning a trio of hits: "They Don't Know," "I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)" and "Are U Still Down," featuring Tupac Shakur. See this multitalented singer-songwriter live at Howard Theatre in D.C., with special opening act Kahlil Daniel.
Circus Vargas is back with an all-new show that's sure to spark joy in the hearts of adults and kids alike. America's favorite traveling big top circus journeys back to the golden era of circus with The Greatest of Ease in Burbank. Jam-packed with aerial feats, acrobatics and clowning, not to mention a colorful cast of characters, world-class performers, music, comedy and more, The Greatest of Ease has plenty of treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Before the show, kids have the chance to step into the ring and learn circus skills. After the show, stick around to meet and take pictures with the cast.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 4:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / Noon
For more than 32 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm
Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls -- rodeo's biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. Whether you prefer thrills and spills or speed and agility, the Pro Rodeo at Denver's National Western Complex is the event for you.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00am
Make your way to the Upside Down as Rockwell: Table & Stage continues its ongoing Unauthorized Musical Parody series by taking aim at the crazy world of Stranger Things. This Halloween takes a turn for the strange, as an incredible cast of Broadway, TV and film vets bring the Netflix hit to life ... with a musical twist.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / Noon
For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee’s father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national and familial borders that explores what it truly means to be a Yee. Don’t miss the Bay Area premiere of this cultural comedy at the San Francisco Playhouse.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Ray believes in the power of food. As a gourmet chef, he’s seen a bowl of berries help a woman fall in love. He’s heard stories of a meal prepared by a mother to keep a son from moving to the other side of the world. Now, with the help of his uncle, who arrives unexpectedly from Korea, Ray is tasked with preparing a family soup recipe to keep his father alive. When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences in this touching story of intergenerational connectedness, forgiveness and the sweetest spice of life: love. A mouthwatering meditation on the beauty of life, San Diego Repertory Theatre's Aubergine can be enjoyed at The Lyceum Space in San Diego. Find out for yourself why the Los Angeles Times hailed the show as “a rare form of entertainment, closer perhaps to enlightenment.”
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
The New York Times praised the show: “Thrilling! The Wolves keeps you on the edge of your seat!” Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girl’s indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, see The Wolves in Atlanta at the Horizon Theatre.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Change can happen in a heartbeat. In How to Catch Creation, a young writer’s life turns upside-down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Fifty years later, four artists feel the reverberations of that moment — and its unexpected consequences — as their lives intersect in pursuit of creative passion and legacy. In this bold, imaginative work, Christina Anderson, “a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to” (Variety), dissects the universal act of creation to inspire the dreamers and idealists in us all. Discover How to Catch Creation at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pm
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pm
Still head-banging on Broadway, School of Rock is ready to raise the roof at The National Theatre in DC. This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star, and just happens to feature 14 new songs from the King of the Musical, none other than Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. All the original tunes from the film are included too, and Entertainment Weekly called this stage version "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz." The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to steer them over to rock 'n' roll, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing, kick-ass band. Awesomeness ensues.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pm
The stars that line the Hollywood Walk of Fame shine again on the big screen, and new luminaries come into focus, thanks to the American Cinematheque's film festivals, special events and retrospectives. This acclaimed series features screen gems both foreign and domestic at Los Angeles landmark the Egyptian Theatre, where you can catch international documentaries, Oscar-winning double -- and even triple features -- as well as anniversary revivals, riveting seminars and guest appearances by some of the film world's best and brightest, all specially curated by this non-profit cultural organization.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Focus on Female Directors - Short Film Series)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm (The Silent Film Era at The Alexandria Hotel)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm (The Naked Kiss in 35mm)
Verdi's passionate melodrama Il trovatore thrills with swift action, intense emotion and show-stopping musical moments for Seattle Opera's talented singers. Set in 15th-century Spain, the jam-packed plot is filled with twists and turns, including a switched-at-birth story, love triangles, murder, vengeance and more. And the score finds Verdi at his most inspired, from the buoyant phrases of the opening aria, to the famous "Anvil Chorus" that opens Act 2 and the thrilling call-to-action of the hero's "Di quella pira." This grand presentation of Verdi’s masterpiece fills McCaw Hall with more than 75 cast members, imposing sets and elaborate period costumes, all adding up to an unforgettable night at the opera.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
Best-selling author, comic, Paralympian and YouTuber Josh Sundquist tracked down all the women he'd ever tried to date to ask why they had rejected him. He shares the results of his semi-scientific investigation (and yes, it's a true story) in this one-of-a-kind live performance that blends interactive storytelling with stand-up comedy. Hear his embarrassing tell-all live at the Santa Monica Playhouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 22, 2019 / 8:00pm
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals, The Wolves -- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play -- premiered off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm. It won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now The Wolves are coming to Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pm
Do you sing in the shower, with the radio, in a choir or just to yourself? Sing It Seattle! is for people just like you. At each event, you'll hear snippets of three popular songs (songs you probably already know from the vast repertoire of pop, rock, soul and even Broadway hits). You vote on your favorite, then as a group, you'll spend the next 90 minutes learning that song with some totally cool vocal harmonies. It's open to everyone regardless of vocal ability. There's no audition, no commitment and no requirement to read music. Sing it Seattle! is based on music and singing that's spontaneous, creative and fun. And it all happens in the comfort of Unexpected Productions' Market Theater, a spacious sound-rich theater in the heart of downtown Seattle.
The smash-hit musical comedy series The Imbible is known for taking audiences on a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Now there's a new edition, called Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Watch as four friends battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time for brunch together in this fun and comedic off-Broadway musical. As they prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread (or waffles) with those we love. And the friends on stage won't be the only ones having fun -- your ticket includes three cocktails to enjoy during the show: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Prepare to say "cheers" when Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical comes to The Green Room at New World Stages.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm (Complimentary)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm (Complimentary)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm (Complimentary)Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
"A hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit" -- that's how Sergei Prokofiev described his Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major. Composed at lightning speed during the end of World War II, the symphony -- his first in nearly a decade and a half -- is an orchestral ode to triumph over adversity. Brooding, volcanic and ultimately cathartic, Prokofiev’s Fifth landed the composer on the cover of Time in 1945 and has been an audience favorite since its debut. Now you can experience it live, performed by the world-class San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. The concert explodes out of the gate with R. Strauss' Don Juan, and features "spellbinding" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) cellist Johannes Moser playing music by California composer Andrew Norman.
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You'll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 4:00pm
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour returns with his latest high-profile, high-wire theatrical experiment, and just like his last off-Broadway sensation, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, this production stars guest actors who don't see the script till they step onto the stage. NASSIM has played to sold-out audiences in more than 10 countries and explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times. White Rabbit Red Rabbit ran for more than nine months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, F Murray Abraham and other celebrated actors. Soleimanpour's latest exploration into imaginative storytelling will include some new surprises when it comes to New York City Center’s Stage 2.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pm (Guest Actor Jessica Hecht)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Dagmara Domincyzk)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Geraldine Hughes)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Martin Moran)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Lisa Joyce)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Molly Bernard)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pm (Guest Actor Amanda Quaid)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Guest Actor Katie Finneran)
R&B and neo-soul singer Carl Thomas was discovered by Sean "Diddy" Combs and became the first heartthrob singer on Bad Boy Entertainment. He had hits with such smooth grooves as "I Wish," which reached No. 1 on the charts, and "Can't Believe," a duet with Faith Evans. The Chicago native also scored a Grammy nomination for his performance on the soundtrack to Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion. His vocals have been described as Marvin Gaye meets Nat King Cole, and it's hard to get any better than that. Experience him live at Howard Theatre in D.C.
America loved the long-running NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, tuning in weekly to laugh at the bawdy antics and hilarious quips of geriatric roomies Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. Now, you can be a live audience member at New York's Producers' Club for an affectionate parody with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they'd never left their Miami home. Enjoy an episode that never was: "The Lost Christmas Episode." This loving and hilarious homage to the (mostly) gray-haired gals includes their Christmas recollections.
It seems only fitting that your ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes three craft cocktails. Sit back and enjoy them as world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale takes you on a booze-fueled, musical journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings, this off-Broadway musical comedy is filled with tunes, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, laughs and ... did we mention drinks? A Spirited History of Drinking, The Imbible's original production, is now in its fourth smash year and one of the 100 longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time -- consistently rated by audiences as one of New York City's best theater experiences. So head to The Green Room at New World Stages and say "bottoms up!"
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pm (Complimentary)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Complimentary)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Indulge in an end-of-week treat with a 90-minute evening catamaran cruise, during which you'll sip delicious wine while taking in the gorgeous sunset views of Dana Point Harbor. You'll be treated to several samples from The Organic Cellar, whose offerings are organically grown and pesticide-free. There's also cheese, crackers, fruit and nuts to go with the wine, and the vessel features a cash bar offering additional beverages for purchase. The 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventures, was built exclusively for Dana Wharf and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing deck and the smoothest ride on the water.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 5:30pm
A trip to an art museum can be overwhelming. What do you focus on? What are the must-see pieces? Professional museum tour guide Stephen Mead takes you through the National Gallery of Art's highlights, historical showstoppers and fan favorites. He'll stop to discuss each piece's symbols, stories and background. Mead lived in London until about six years ago, where he led exhibit tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum and gave talks for the U.K. National Arts Collection Fund. Since moving to D.C., he has combined his love of museums with his professional storytelling skills, making his tours both educational and enjoyable. Mead is a Washington, D.C. certified tour guide and part of the team at Adventures for Creative Tourists, which specializes in private tours of the arts, culture, and historically inspired sites.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 1:00pm
John, a company president, is using the executive suite to house his mistress, Ellen, whom he sees once a week. Cass recently sold his factory to the middle-aged romancer and is mistakenly directed to the suite by a new secretary … as is John’s wife Dorothy, who assumes Ellen and Cass are a nice young married couple. All the confusion creates a delightful comedy, in which tax advantages don’t always translate to love. See Any Wednesday when it hits the stage of Rover Dramawerks in Plano.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
Don't miss the formal night event of the National Western Stock Show, where the top horses and riders from across North America compete for a $40,000 prize. Grand Prix jumping requires absolute cooperation and teamwork between horse and rider. It takes a special animal and a special person to compete at this level of competition. You will not see any better show jumping competition than the Grand Prix at Denver's National Western Complex.
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.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 12:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:00am
Once famed throughout the region as 23 East, Ardmore Music Hall (AMH) is a rock club with a rich history, providing Philadelphia's Main Line with live shows by an impressive array of artists including George Clinton & P-Funk, The Hooters, Toots & the Maytals, The Psychedelic Furs, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Stanley Clarke, members of the Grateful Dead / The Doors / Phish, Macy Gray, Television, Snarky Puppy, Dick Dale, Steve Earle and many more. With a wide dance space, a low and intimate stage, optional seating with great sight lines, 20-plus craft beers on draft and a balcony viewing area for larger events, AMH offers up some of the city's coolest concerts, ranging from rock to funk, jam, roots, adult contemporary, Americana and everything in between.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Broken Arrow)Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jeff Matson & Friends)
Best known to theater audiences for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz centers on Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers. She and her brother, Carl, fly off to Europe to find a cure... and an adventure. Anna decides she wants to drown herself in the sensuality of food and sex, while Carl becomes involved in a wild espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But it becomes clear something's not quite right when Anna shows slides of their trip to Europe where each frame looks exactly like Baltimore. Experience the comedy-drama The Baltimore Waltz at Washington, DC's Keegan Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Enjoy every health enthusiast's favorite day -- cheat day -- at this one-of-a-kind pop-up museum! Cheat Day Land combines delicious food, smart options, new innovations and free samples from some of Los Angeles' best food spots. Each week has a new sample from a different sponsor, so set aside the diet restrictions and treat yourself to a fun and carefree exploration of fantastic food at Cheat Day Land.
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Back by popular demand after enchanting Boston audiences in 2018, Manual Cinema returns with another feat of innovative, cinematic storytelling. The End of TV depicts the promise and decline of the American rust belt through the stories of Flo and Louise, both former employees of a local auto plant. Flo is an elderly white woman succumbing to dementia as the memories of her life become tangled with television commercials and the “call now” demands of QVC. Louise, a young black woman, meets Flo when she takes a job as a Meals-on-Wheels driver. An unlikely relationship grows as Flo approaches the end of her life and Louise prepares for the invention of a new one. In The End of TV, the ingenious artists of Manual Cinema cast a theatrical spell through live-action silhouettes, video feeds, overhead projection and a five-piece band performing an original score. Set in the '90s, the show is awash in the decade's nostalgia, delightfully re-creating the ubiquitous media that was pumped into homes across the country. The story of Flo and Louise's friendship dovetails the Technicolor promises of TV advertisements and the decline of a Midwestern town to weave a portrait of true human connection. See this "fascinating theatergoing experience" (New Haven Register) at Emerson Paramount Center.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
Hilarious and “on point,” this is the ballet as you have never seen it before. Lavish costumes, a dynamic comedic approach, technical mastery and the astounding fact that men can indeed dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo brings their world-famous antics to the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora.
Purple Reign has been partying like it's 1999 for more than a decade in Vegas, and shows no signs of letting up now. Tribute artist Jason Tenner and his high-powered band re-create the experience of seeing Prince in his prime -- as well as Vanity 6 and Morris Day and the Time -- in this high-energy show that lights up the stage with outrageous outfits and infectious hits including "Let's Go Crazy," "1999," "Kiss," "When Doves Cry," "Raspberry Beret" and more. Purple Reign got to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman and was named "Best Tribute Act" in a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll, and now they're bringing the fun and the funk to The Tropicana.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pm
Join the Schubert Club for an evening of music by Bach, Prokofiev, Wynton Marsalis and Strauss, performed by exciting international artists. Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists on the current scene. For her International Artist Series debut at Ordway Concert Hall, she will perform the U.S. premiere of a new work for solo violin written especially for her by Wynton Marsalis. She'll be joined for the rest of the program by her regular duo partner, pianist Alexei Grynyuk.
Jon Stetson brings Mind Reading Confidential to the Omni Parker House in Boston. Stetson was the inspiration for the CBS hit television series The Mentalist. Interjecting comedy into each show, he creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away. He blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, with a disarming sense of humor. The result is slack-jawed amazement, where the most skeptical of audience members begin to feel a renewed sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
A Vietnam vet struggles to comes to terms with his troubled memories in this fiercely funny play by longtime Seattle playwright Steven Dietz (Lonely Planet, Becky's New Car). Jeeter arrives in the Great Central Valley to the rusted-out trailer of his buddy Ben, a fellow Vietnam veteran, who's gone totally off the grid. Their beer drinking is interrupted by the arrival of Jeeter's new girlfriend, her volatile mother and ghosts from their shared past. Talkin' Broadway says, "Last of the Boys is to the Vietnam war what Angels In America was to the AIDS crisis." See this Seattle Rep production at the Bagley Wright Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm
Young, tattooed and undeniably hip, Cindy Kaza is about as far from the wrinkled, gypsy-fortuneteller stereotype as you can get. But the differences aren't only cosmetic. Unlike other so-called psychics who channel tantalizing but vague messages from beyond, Kaza "brings through" extremely specific evidence like names, personality traits and favorite phrases of those now on the other side. Trained at the famed Arthur Findlay School of Intuitive Sciences in England, Kaza is not only clairvoyant (clear seeing) but clairaudient (clear hearing) and clairsentient (clear feeling). All three unique gifts will be on display in a moving and thrilling presentation at Tommy T's Comedy Comedy Club in Rancho Cordova.
Two Mile Hollow centers on the Donnellys — a famous, dysfunctional, Caucasian family so obsessed with their own privilege that they don't know what to make of their son's ethnically ambiguous assistant who comes to visit. Through the weekend, hilarity ensues as siblings argue over women and motorcycles, a mother creates self-loathing in her gluten-intolerant daughter and complicated and unique secrets are unveiled over white wine. With some unconventional casting, award-winning playwright Leah Nanako Winkler creates a laugh-out-loud comedy that helps us see the inherent inequities on stage and in life. The perfect parody during this national moment, when our identity as Americans is being questioned more than ever before, Two Mile Hollow can be enjoyed at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Winner of the 2017 LA Fringe Festival Encore Award, Trump in Space is Star Trek meets Avenue Q meets Trump. This original parody musical is an epic space adventure filled with all the sci-fi tropes we love and all the politics we love to hate. 400 years in the future, the fallout of the Trump administration has left humans stranded in search of a new planet because due to crazy Trump, the earth blew up! If you're tired of American politics, don't worry -- this will make you laugh about 'em. Don't miss Trump in Space at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
The longest-running dinner show in Las Vegas, Marriage Can Be Murder is an interactive and outrageous murder mystery experience in which the actors are planted among you and the other unsuspecting guests. This award-winning two-hour experience at The D Casino Hotel is a murder-mystery dinner show like no other, featuring a host of hilarious characters, confounding clues and plenty of audience interaction. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and become part of the fun as you try to figure out "whodunit" in this one-of-a-kind show.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm (Doors Open and Salad Service Begins at 6:00pm)
It's not often that you hear the phrases "family friendly" and "improv comedy" in the same sentence, but that's exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:45pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:45pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:45pm)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 3:00pm
If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the Strip. Lipstick and Lashes is hosted by television star and female impersonator Pandora Boxx from RuPaul's hit shows Drag Race and All-Star Drag Race. Along with a delicious three-course dinner in an intimate atmosphere, expect sparkle, feathers, incredible costumes, comedy, impersonations, sexy backup dancers ... and lashes for days.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dinner Seating at 7:00pm)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dinner Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:30pm (Dinner Seating at 5:30pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Dinner Seating at 8:00pm)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dinner Seating at 7:00pm)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dinner Seating at 7:00pm)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm (Dinner Seating at 7:00pm)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:30pm (Dinner Seating at 5:30pm)
History may well remember the work of Watson and Crick that shaped biology, but it was British chemist Rosalind Franklin who provided the key to the double helix DNA discovery. Photograph 51 shares the complex story of an ambitious female scientist in a world of men, her pursuit for the secret of life and her forgotten accomplishments. Enjoy Anna Ziegler’s “play that glows with intelligence and humanity” (Backstage) at Chicago’s Court Theatre.
If a bunch of ninjas joined a ballet company, the result might come close to the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. These international superstars of acrobatics train from childhood to be able to execute their amazing feats with what seems like impossible ease. Whether they’re balancing atop a ridiculously high tower of chairs, contorting their bodies into pretzels, leaping through hoops or dancing in colorful lion costumes, the troupe brings ancient Chinese traditions to life with an electrifying modern style. Don’t miss their jaw-dropping performance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.
A long-time Valley favorite for jazz, blues and more, Upstairs at Vitello's is located above the famed Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City. A hotspot for the best singer-songwriters, Broadway and cabaret acts, you'll catch up-and-coming musicians, well-established artists and legendary local, national and international talent as well. A full bar and a contemporary Italian menu complete the intimate venue's fun, relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a night out.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Keith Borden and Friends)
Some folks prefer their whiskey on the rocks. We prefer ours neat -- and with about a dozen other top-notch whiskies right alongside it! That's the beauty of the Chicago Winter Whiskey Festival, a special winter whiskey tasting event featuring single malts from the Scottish Highlands, small batch bourbons from Kentucky and pretty much everything in between. Enjoy an intimate setting at Chicago's Concrete Cowboy as whiskey reps from Highland Park, Widow Jane, Union Horse Distilling, Three Bones Whiskey, Blackened Whiskey and beyond pour and chat about their top brands.
Imagine a Muslim political party with Islamist and patriarchal values winning the 2022 France Presidential election with the support of Europe’s socialist party. The Submission at the Atlas Performing Arts Center explores this possible reality and its consequences. Based on Michel Houellebecq’s best-selling novel in France, Germany and Italy, it will engage and provoke your mind and heart.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00pm
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band, two of today’s defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to Music from Big Pink and The Band. Eclectic octet, the Dustbowl Revival, blends folk-Americana and Stax-era soul into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. With strings, brass, dueling vocals, and more, the winners of “Best Live Band” by L.A. Weekly exemplify everything shows should be: “hot, spontaneous, engaged and; best of all, a pleasure to hear.” Joining them, is Austin-based trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, which deliver hot jazz and Western swing light and tight, like tumbleweeds made of velvet. Inspired by European hot jazz and vintage American roots music, these Texas Western Swing Hall of Famers have shared stages with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Roxy Music. Hitch your wagon up in Tacoma and enjoy this freewheeling, foot-stomping frenzy at the Broadway Center's Rialto Theater.
From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at Everett Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pm
Recording artist and film, television, and stage actress Stacy Sullivan grew up in Oklahoma with its wide-open spaces and extreme climate. “Tornado Alley,” her seventh album on the LML Music Label, has been described as a musical weather report on American life. With arrangements from producer and arranger, Troy Fannin, the program describes a psychological journey through stormy weather.
Leonidas Kavakos -- a "stunning violinist" (The Boston Globe) who "combines utter mastery ... with rich sound and searching musicianship" (The New York Times) -- makes his way to Davies Symphony Hall. Lush melodies, turbulent colors and energetic rhythms give way to an exuberant program that'll showcase Kavakos' full virtuosic prowess. The program features Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 4, Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1, Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Enescu’s Sonata No. 3 in A minor.
Lizz Winstead has built an amazing career on her hilarious responses to world events. As co-creator and head writer for Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Winstead forever changed the way people get their news. The co-founder of Air America Radio paved the way for such personalities as Al Franken and Marc Maron, all while hosting her own show, Unfiltered, sharing the mic every morning with Rachel Maddow and hip-hop legend Chuck D. Winstead's been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly's 100 most Creative People issue to name just a few accolades. For this SF Sketchfest set at Cobb's Comedy Club, she's joined by comic Laurie Kilmartin. A former staff writer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson who currently writes for TBS's Conan, Kilmartin has performed her hilarious observational stand-up about dating, motherhood and more on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, Comedy Central, VH1 and Showtime. In 2010 she was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later co-authored the best-selling book Sh*tty Mom, inspired by her experiences as a single mother. Don't miss these two hilarious women when they share the stage in San Francisco.
A vibrant farm and animal village of piglets, ducks, cows and horses set the scene for the play based on E.B. White's unforgettable, award-winning children's novel, Charlotte's Web. Following the unlikely friendship between a playful young pig named Wilbur and an intelligent spider named Charlotte, the spider sets out to prevent her best pal from becoming a farmer's dinner. Together they teach the value of friendship and seeking out the best in others. It's a funny, timeless and touching story of loyalty, trust and sacrifice. Bring the whole family to this heartwarming production at the Arden Theatre Company's F. Otto Haas Theatre in Philadelphia.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 4:00pm
Yes, Bette Midler and Barry Manilow have decided to do a concert together and they're doing it here at Island City Stage! Or rather, Tony Award nominee and Island City Stage Associate Director Michael Leeds imagines what it would be like if they did. Picture all those memorable songs like "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Copacabana," "The Rose" and "I Write The Songs" sung by Bette and Barry and backed by the legendary Harlettes. "It's A Miracle" you say. "Could It Be Magic" you ask. Bring your "Friends" and find out! This is an Island City Stage production.
Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you have to stay indoors! Skiing is a great way to get outside, get some exercise and have a bunch of fun. The only question is how to get there, and Sourced Adventures has you covered. Spend a relaxing day on the slopes at Whitetail Resort with round-trip transport from Union Station, lift tickets and equipment rentals all provided. The only thing you have to worry about is having as much fun as possible. Whitetail boasts some of the best vertical on any mountain south of Vermont, and its state-of-the-art snow guarantees superb conditions on the mountain, even when Mother Nature takes a day off. Whether you're a first-timer who wants to learn, or a seasoned pro ready to hit the black diamond runs, this package has everything you need for a perfect day trip.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:30amSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 6:30amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:30am
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there's a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
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.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 12:30pm (vs. Sacramento Kings)Monday, Jan 28, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Atlanta Hawks)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Los Angeles Lakers)Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Phoenix Suns)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Dallas Mavericks)Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 12:30pm (vs. New York Knicks)Friday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder)
Carlos Mencia, best known for his Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia, headlines the Improv. Born in Honduras and raised in Los Angeles, Mencia made appearances on In Living Color, The Arsenio Hall Show, HBO and Galavision, showcasing his edgy brand of humor. A series of successful specials on Comedy Central led to his own sketch show, Mind of Mencia, which ran for four seasons. He never quit stand-up, though, and when the show ended he went back to touring full-time. December 2013 marks the debut of his latest hour-long Comedy Central special, New Territory.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:45pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Pay tribute to the life of country music legend Patsy Cline at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in Hagerstown, as Kip sings all of her top hits and fan favorites as Dale shares Cline's history. Celebrating Patsy Cline packs the songbird's unforgettable songs into one reverent revue -- from "Sweet Dreams" to "I Fall to Pieces," "Walkin' After Midnight" to "Crazy" and "She's Got You" to "Back In Baby's Arms." Plus, before you settle in for a night of country classics, you can dig into the included dinner.
Bart DeLorenzo directs this darkly funny, shockingly absurd and endlessly surprising vision of a world in transition by MacArthur Genius Taylor Mac. Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from Afghanistan with a dishonorable discharge, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage to Isaac’s father by his debilitating stroke, and with Isaac's newly out transgender sibling as her ally, Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. Catch the LA premiere of HIR at Odyssey Theatre.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm
Back by popular demand, The Boy Band Project is thrilled to be returning to The Green Room 42 to give you all the moves, music and magic of your favorite boy bands from the '90s and beyond, with a full brunch menu and cocktails available for purchase. This interactive spectacular re-imagines the sound, movement, and energy of NSync, Backstreet Boys, Otown, 98 Degrees, Hanson, One Direction, Boyz II Men, and more and features a cast direct from Broadway's Wicked, Hair, Cabaret, Mamma Mia, The Book of Mormon, Altar Boyz and Rock of Ages.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
NBC's The Voice finalist, former NFL defensive tackle and LGBT advocate Esera Tuaolo makes his Los Angeles cabaret debut with his new show at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Mr. Aloha is set to include heartfelt monologues about Tuaolo's life experience, plus classic covers, original material and video clips.
What mother wants her grown son to move back home so he can pursue his dream of being a stand-up comic? Certainly not Dorothea, who was enjoying her Florida retirement, living in Wilton Manors with her live-in-love and two girlfriends! Believe it or not, this is the REAL story of The Golden Girls -- who skyrocketed to fame in in 1985 with their hit TV show. Two years before they hit the airwaves, they were introduced to America by local playwright Ginger Reiter (The Jackie Mason Musical), who told their tale in her play at The Barcelona Hotel in Miami Beach. Ginger's hilarious show was hand-delivered to some Hollywood bigwigs -- and the next thing you know, the Golden Girls story was swept away from her. Come see The Golden Girls as they really were, with one outrageous scene updated by local playwright Ronnie Larsen.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pm
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at BLANK! The Musical an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation at The Green Room 42 in New York. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage -- with no script, no rehearsal and no idea what will happen -- to perform a brand-new smash hit musical that you will help create!
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 7, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 21, 2019 / 7:00pm
Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family's reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power and the perils of whiteness from the author of Bad Jews, Admissions comes to the Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
Presented by the California Shakespeare Company, Hamlet comes to Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. In it, as a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Join the California Shakespeare Company as they present one of Shakespeare's greatest works live on stage.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
At age 47, Phil's wife is diagnosed with Parkinson's and it sends him on a hysterical roller-coaster ride through an escalating mountain of pills, dangerous liaisons, more pills, secrets, questions of manhood and womanhood, age, desire, even more pills, faith, stage fright, bed fright, and ... a few more pills. Drawing from his own life, Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe finds the humor in a tough situation, creating a relatable and touching solo show that started as a "Modern Love" column in the New York Times and expanded to capture the hilarity and delve into the depths of his unexpected and challenging situation. Actor Nick Koesters takes on the role of Phil with comic dexterity and an abundance of heart.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm
They were just four guys from Jersey … until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn’t get enough of it. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Featuring top ten hits like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man," now’s your chance to enjoy Jersey Boys on stage at the Phoenix Theatre.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 7:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr.’s words were so powerful they were like music. So it’s fitting that they now inspire a concert. Multi-genre artist, producer and music director Damien Sneed brings an ensemble of gospel singers and jazz musicians to the stage to celebrate the movement King embodied. With music ranging from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone to Broadway and spirituals, We Shall Overcome is an uplifting evening of music interwoven with Dr. King’s timeless words, which continue to electrify civil rights activists. Don’t miss this celebration of music and culture at The Soraya in Northridge. To make your night as fun and stress-free as possible, parking is included with your ticket.
Even when you're on vacation, you need to take some time to have a good laugh, and the Tropicana Laugh Factory brings the funny business to the Las Vegas Strip. Just like its fellow comedy clubs in Chicago and Hollywood, this venue regularly hosts top-notch headliners -- many are superstars from TV and the big screen; others are up-and-coming Las Vegas comedians. Names like Tim Allen, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Richard Lewis and more have performed here; you never know who might drop by for a set! Regardless of who's on stage, you're certain to be rolling on the floor with laughter. And if the night involves falling on the floor, you'll want to count on the Laugh Factory's esteemed status as the No. 1 comedy club in the country.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:30pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 10:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 10:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 10:30pm
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You'll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you'll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:45amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 9:45amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 9:45amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 9:45am
An intimate and nostalgic musical chronicling 50 years of life and love, this two-person Broadway classic was created by the writing team behind The Fantasticks and garnered seven Tony Award nominations in 1967. The story begins on the wedding day of Michael and Agnes and follows the perils and triumphs of marriage, children, arguments and more. Village Theatre’s production features Kendra Kassebaum (RENT, Wicked) and Peter Saide (Desperate Measures, Cinderella). Together with director Michael Arnold, they will tell a story that crosses generations and connects us all in the very real (and ultimately human) journey of love.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
San Francisco's Circus Center presents its acclaimed monthly entertainment series, the Circus Center Cabaret. It's a unique mix of live jazz and a rotating cast of the Bay Area's best circus and variety performers, presented in an intimate venue with a full bar. For the January edition, fight the cold with a sizzling hot show, Parental Discretion Advised. Enjoy a little hanky panky with an all-star lineup of circus, burlesque and variety artists. With her quick wit, soaring voice and heart of gold, the fabulous Cabaret Chanteuse Madame Leanne Borghesi will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next, backed by international jazz legend Roger Glenn and his Trio. Grab a cocktail, settle in to the cozy, elegant theater, and leave behind your inhibitions at the Circus Center Cabaret!
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
In this modern, comedic, and heartfelt riff on the iconic medieval morality play, fate decides the roles by lottery each night, so -- as is true in life -- everybody could be anybody. And in the end, when it’s your time to go, what will you leave behind and what will you take with you?
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
2POC (sounds like 2PAC, stands for two performers of color) boasts a new, diverse lineup every show. Each week a different, POC improv duo is showcased -- you'll see a brand new show every time at iO Theater in Chicago.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 10:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 10:00pm
Whether it's bringing to life the journey of a sweater-eating dog or using movement to reminisce about VHS tapes, Jane Franklin Dance always takes an inventive approach in its performances, making dance fun for a wide range of audiences. The company frequently collaborates across communities, incorporating everything from skateboarders to kinetic sculptures to parking lots in its work. Maybe you're a dance aficionado, or maybe you're looking for an entry point into the inspiring art of movement; either way, you'll find something to love in Jane Franklin Dance's performances at Theatre on the Run in Arlington.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pm (Beauty and The Beat)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Picture This)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (Picture This)
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.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 5:00pm-9:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 5:00pm-9:00pm
Adapted by Tim Firth from his smash hit Miramax film of the same name, Calendar Girls is based on an inspiring true story that is both poignant and hilarious. A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire Women's Institute, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose au natural for a charity calendar with a difference! As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing more than they'd ever planned. Catch this heartfelt comedy at Playhouse 1960 in Houston.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pm
New York City's longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comedic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal's performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler-comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 10:30pm
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 eight years, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has been performed in the darkest corners and diviest bars in the U.K., and the cast is now bringing the good time to Austin. Side-splitting, raucous and completely interactive, this show enjoyed 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 Spider House for a drunken twist on Romeo and Juliet, because this is Shakespeare as you never knew you wanted to see him before.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:00pm
On Golden Pond is a humorous and heartwarming play about a long-married elderly couple, Norman and Ethel, spending yet another summer at their beloved lake cottage in Maine. When their estranged daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son in tow, Norman and Ethel agree to host the young boy for the duration of the summer. As they come to terms with the realities of life's twilight years, reexamining the past and worrying over the fleeting future, they discover how precious time really is. On Golden Pond won three Tony Awards in its original Broadway run, and the 1981 film adaptation received 10 Oscar nominations, with wins for its stars Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn, as well as writer Ernest Thompson. Now you can enjoy On Golden Pond at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
Enjoy a little bump and grind at TRiPTease Burlesque, which was featured in Thrillist's 2016 list of "Best Burlesque Shows in LA." TRiPTease is Santa Monica's longest-running weekly burlesque show, showcasing L.A.'s best headlining burlesque soloists and international touring performers -- so it's never the same show twice. TRiPTease combines the art of the tease with comedy, burlesque, boylesque, singing, fan dances, fire, bar dancing and more. You're in for a night of fun and fantasy as the lights dim at TRiP Santa Monica, an intimate venue serving wine, beer and light snacks.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 10:00pm Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 10:00pm
Move over, Miss America -- there's a new Pageant in town! A loving ribbing of national beauty pageants, this clever, tongue-in-cheek show from OB Theatre Company takes its shots not by mocking the wild world of pageants from the outside, but by actually being one. Six contestants will take the Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center stage to compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse, named after the show's fictional cosmetics company sponsor. You'll meet Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Texas, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt and Miss Industrial Northeast as they compete in evening gown, talent, swimsuit and spokes-modeling competitions (the finalists answer "actual" calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline!). The show's judges, selected from the audience, actually vote and determine the grand prize winner each night, so no two shows are ever the same.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm Monday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Industry Night)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Motown Extreme revue is an explosive, high-energy show, filled with excitement and adventure. It's a show that will have you jumping for joy, laughing and dancing. A combination of Broadway musical and live concert, Musical Director and Grammy Award-winner Felton Pilate has assembled a show filled with chart-topping hits from your favorite Motown artists, including Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves, The Marvellettes, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes and more. Feel the magic of Motown at Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 5:00pm
The Rainbow Theatre Project brings you a special production of Paul Rudnick's romantic comedy Jeffrey. This Obie Award-winning play follows the title character, a gay actor and waiter, who's just given up trying to find love in the treacherous HIV/AIDS landscape of 1990s New York when he meets the man of his dreams. Rudnick is a very successful playwright and screenwriter, having conquered Broadway with The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Hollywood with Sister Act and In & Out. Catch Jeffrey at Washington DC’s DC Arts Center.
Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway, is “the show that defines Broadway dazzle,” per The New York Times. Guys and Dolls begins with a bet. Nathan Detroit bets high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson that Sky cannot persuade Save-A-Soul Missionary, Sister Sarah Brown, to accompany him on a trip to Cuba. While Sky works his charms on the wary Sister Sarah, Nathan is doing his best to stay outside the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée, Miss Adelaide, and at the same time, is trying to set up the biggest crap game in town as the authorities breathe down his neck! Set in New York City in the mid-20th century, Guys and Dolls is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and scantily clad showgirls, and one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre. Larger-than-life characters -- Nicely Nicely Johnson, Benny Southstreet, Harry the Horse, Big Jule -- join Nathan, Sky, Sarah and Adelaide to deliver hit song after hit song, including “Luck be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat,” “If I Were a Bell” and “Take Back Your Mink.” Come experience Guys and Dolls at the Coronado Playhouse in San Diego.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm
The National Rifle Association is here to save the day -- through song and dance! Praise the lord and NRA-men! Ron Barkley is the head lobbyist for the NRA, and his life is real tough -- his daughter is a liberal socialist with a penchant for protests, and for some reason, the entire country is up in arms about gun control. But when Ron prays to God for divine intervention, he receives a magical gun that turns people -- into guns. Because after all, if you've got problems, the solution is always More Guns! With songs like "Good Guy With A Gun," "Everybody Do The Lobby!" and "Liberal Love," More Guns! A New Musical Comedy About the NRA! is a satire of the NRA, the "woke" left, and all those boring moderates in between. This is a show for the whole family, and by whole family we mean adults only (16+). With book, music, and lyrics by Philip Labes and Michael O'Konis, see More Guns! at The Second City in Hollywood.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:30pmSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:30pm
For the past 10 years, activists, artists and civic leaders have come together at Kupferberg Center for the Arts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's life and vision. Join us for this year's celebration with Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim. Shortly after the assassination of Dr. King, Arthur Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children -- especially those in Harlem -- the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. See them in action at Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Flushing.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Directed by innovative Giancarlo Rodaz, this telling of the classic-Disney-film-turned-stage-musical reimagines the setting and characters while keeping the essence of the beloved coming-of-age story of a young woman seeking more than what her current life has to offer.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 5:00pm
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 Tiffany Fantasia, Adora, Angie Ovahness, Poison Ivy, 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.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Mar 10, 2019 / 1:00pm
Famed -- or infamous -- for plays taking on prickly topics with dark humor and controversial characters, Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Fat Pig, Billions, Van Helsing) seems poised to explore yet more subjects in his signature style in three new one-acts at the Davenport in New York. In The Fourth Reich, a public speaker shares his "unique views" on the past, the future and art. Brenda Meaney (Hell on Wheels) stars in Great Negro Works of Art, which finds a gallery manager and under-celebrated artist going at it on race, culture and more. And in Unlikely Japan, a young woman sees an old flame on TV, spurring a memory of a fateful choice that affected multiple lives.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm
Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few historical figures who make cameo appearances in this soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely -- this acclaimed show by Terrence McNally paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through three ethnically diverse characters -- a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician -- whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, Ragtime's dynamic jazz and gospel-influenced score comes from the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Seussical, Rocky the Musical), and now hits all the right notes at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. Don’t miss this iconic show that uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pm
The NHL season is heating up as the Chicago Blackhawks return to tear up the ice at the United Center. The retooled Hawks are aiming for a return trip to the playoffs behind the solid play of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. 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 as you cheer the Blackhawks to victory.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. New York Islanders)Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Vancouver Canucks)Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pm (vs. Detroit Red Wings)Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. New Jersey Devils)Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (vs. Columbus Blue Jackets)
Celebrate the vibrance of gypsy rhythms and flamenco guitar with acclaimed duo Yael & Gabriel. They’ll pay a musical homage to Django Reinhardt and other hot club jazz artists during this elegant-but-lively concert at New York City’s Club Bonafide. Yael Dray-Barel is a French/Israeli singer/songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. Yael & Gabriel’s love for Latin guitar and jazz -- gypsy and otherwise -- make for a unique, exciting night of music.
Faizon Love's first big break was as the chain-snatching, fist-wielding Big Worm in the 1995 hit comedy Friday. The large-and-in-charge actor has since kept movie audiences belly-laughing with his roles as a wannabe Lothario in Couples Retreat and an uptight department store manager in the holiday flick Elf. He's also been seen on the small screen on BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, HBO's Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comic View, but his comedic roots are in stand-up. He returns to the comedy club scene, armed with his signature easygoing style and sly smile, for a set at Tommy T's in Rancho Cordova.
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal — a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness, or genius, did she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, Proof can be enjoyed at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pm
The global phenomenon Blue Man Group just keeps getting better. Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. Electrify your night at the specially designed state-of-the-art Blue Man Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Dare to live in full color -- 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 9:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:30pm
Force of Nature Productions presents the World Premiere of Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm's GRAY PEOPLE. GRAY PEOPLE tells a story of constantly shifting trust and loyalties as James, Jenny and Adam tensely await a late-night delivery in the woods...unsure what to believe about each other, and increasingly uncertain of their fate.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:30pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:30pm
Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. More than 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the unexpected with Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn! Be sure to get your tickets now for the show’s run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pm Monday, Feb 18, 2019 / 2:00pm
BATS Improv -- named the Bay Area's Best Theater Company by the San Francisco Chronicle, Best Comedy Troupe by SF Weekly and Best First Date Spot by the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- presents a variety show full of comedy fun, including head-to-head improv battles, long-form murder mysteries, musicals and more. Located at Bayfront Theater in the Marina District, every BATS show is one of a kind, using audience suggestions for a unique mix of improv comedy and theater that's never the same show twice.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jackpot)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (The Day Of...)
This battle of the sexes pits a pair of Hollywood's hottest stand-ups -- Kym Whitley and David Arnold -- against each other in a comedy clash for gender supremacy. Kym Whitley was the star of OWN's hit show Raising Whitley and the Freeform series Young & Hungry. She's also been cast in tons of top shows and movies, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Baby Daddy and Next Friday . In 2018, she guest starred in the Emmy-winning "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None. Arnold, meanwhile, is a writer-performer-comic, who hosted TV One's Black Man Revealed, released several stand-up DVDs, and has appeared on Comics Unleashed, Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, among many others. Don’t miss these two hilarious comedians live at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:45pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Count the murders in this comic thriller…and you’ll be wrong. Deathtrap twists and turns with devilish cleverness, thrills and plenty of laughter along the way. Nominated for four Tony Awards, Deathtrap ran on Broadway for a record four years. Written by Ira Levin. Directed by Chloe Bronzan
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Now in its 41st season, Hubbard Street continues to innovate, supporting ascendant creative talent. Under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, this contemporary ballet company that the Washington Post said "is going to take your breath away" is arguably at the top of its game. Hubbard Street’s Musco Center debut features a diverse program by internationally recognized living artists. The program includes works by Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Crystal Pite. One of the only U.S. dance companies to operate year-round, see Hubbard Street Dance Chicago live in Orange.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents (comically portrayed by adult actors) vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. Take this riotous ride at the Woodland Opera House.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "the very model of a modern Major-General." Catch The Pirates of Penzance at Sketch Club Players in Woodbury.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
Named one of the top places to see jazz in the country by DownBeat magazine, The Nash has been Phoenix's source for great jazz since 2012. Taking its name from hometown hero Lewis Nash, "the most valuable player" in jazz (Modern Drummer Magazine), this Roosevelt Row spot brings in everything from big bands to new jazz combos from around the U.S. With a philosophy that jazz is for everyone, The Nash also hosts weekly jazz jam sessions, guided listening workshops, private lessons and more. The venue also doesn't have any age restrictions, so even young music fans can experience great live jazz.
ShowStoppers: An Evening With Garland & Minnelli is a multi-media concert celebrating the careers of two legendary superstars, Judy Garland and Liza Minelli. The show recreates Garland's iconic 1964 television series as well as highlights some of Minelli's repertoire from her Radio City Music Hall appearances. Highlighted with personal anecdotes, ShowStoppers delivers that moment when you catch yourself saying "I can't believe it … " Logan's illustrious career spans four decades from his start with the Jewel Box Review at Miami Beach's La Ronde Superstar Theatre in the renowned Fontainbleau Hotel. He has toured extensively across the United States, Canada and was a cast member of the first impressionist/impersonator companies to perform in The People's Republic Of China. Now you can see him live at Oasis in San Francisco. As a featured cast member of An Evening At La Cage, he opened with the famed show at Bally's Atlantic City and at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, and continued on to perform with the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami companies, as well as participating in multiple national tours. Mr. Walker extensively studies the celebrities he chooses to portray. He strives to emulate everything from speech pattern and their walk, to hand gestures and bows. His illusions have been called simply amazing and uncanny. His television credits include Hunter, To Tell The Truth, Entertainment Tonight, Leeza Gibbons Show and many others. Included in his film credits are Don't Tell Mom's the Babysitter's Dead starring Christina Applegate.
This clever comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The 39 Steps turns a cast of just four actors into more than 150 zany characters with a mix of film noir panache, spy novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. The two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, The 39 Steps is a fast-paced and funny whodunit about a man accused of a murder he didn't commit, who flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures, as well as an unlikely love connection. Brace yourself for an onstage plane crash, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance in this production of The 39 Steps at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Playwright-performer Keith Hamilton Cobb, directed by Drama Desk nominee Kim Weild, uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race and America, not necessarily in that order. His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege. Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
A former University of Miami football player turned stand-up comic, actor and author, Finesse Mitchell may be best known as a former cast member on Saturday Night Live, but he's also starred in his own Comedy Central special, appears on HBO's Brothers in Atlanta, co-starred on the Disney Channel's hit series A.N.T. Farm and joined the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He's been featured on the big and small screen, and dished out advice for women in his book Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother's Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas, which was born out of his widely popular monthly advice column for Essence magazine. Catch this funny man -- who once played college football on the same field as The Rock -- live at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg.
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.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 10:00pm (Dave Kline Band [Violin])Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 10:00pm (Electro Magnifique "First Born CD Release" Featuring Chuck Ferrell & Dave Marsh)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00pm (Lenore Raphael [Award-Winning Pianist] With Herman Burney & Nasar Abadey)Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 10:00pm (Rob Maletick [Sax])Monday, Feb 4, 2019 / 10:00pm (Herb Scott Quartet [Sax])Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 10:00pm (Jarreau Williams [Soul/R&B])Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 10:00pm (Reginald Cyntje [Trombone] "CD Release Party")Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 10:00pm (Jessy J [Sax/Smooth])
This Tony-nominated true story pits British TV talk-show host David Frost against disgraced former President Richard Nixon in a battle of wits and wills. Desperate to regain his standing as a serious journalist, Frost seeks to elicit a detailed explanation and apology from the Watergate-plagued Nixon, while the ever-political president pursues his own on-air agenda. This fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the famous 1977 series of interviews was written by Peter Morgan (The Crown, The Queen) and turned into an Academy Award-nominated drama by Morgan and director Ron Howard. Frost/Nixon comes to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy of TheatreWorks.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
Named "the man of 1,000 voices" by Mel Blanc (himself the voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck), master impressionist Rich Little has charmed, amused and intrigued audiences for more than 50 years. Now, he brings his legendary spot-in impersonations to the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. In addition to sharing plenty of jokes, songs, videos and personal stories, the comedy icon will embody a dizzying number of beloved actors, singers and politicians, including John Wayne, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra and more.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 7:00pm
An aging New York City fruit seller named Apple Annie attempts to maintain an outrageous charade. Long separated from her daughter, Louise, who has been raised in a Spanish convent, Annie has hidden her modest position in life by claiming in her letters to be an aristocrat. When Louise finally comes to visit, Annie enlists the help of local gangster Dave the Dude to pose as a Manhattan socialite, leading to antics aplenty. Enjoy the delightful Lady for a Day at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
More musicals made their debut on the Broadway stage during the Roaring ’20s Jazz Age than at any other time in history, so it’s no surprise that theater fans love to jump and jive. Enjoy show tunes influenced by ragtime, blues, big band, and bebop from across musical theater’s century-long jazz history with musicals like Ain’t Misbehavin’, City of Angels, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and many more when All That Jazz: Broadway Swings comes to Sacramento Theatre Company's Cabaret Stage.
Big arena concerts are great, but there's nothing quite like the magic of an intimate performance from a singer-songwriter -- no smoke machine or lasers, just heartfelt music. That's where City Winery's Voices on the Hudson series comes in. City Vineyard at Pier 26 will host a slew of favorite City Winery artists, including Ian Moore, Kevin Kinney (of Drivin' N Cryin'), Teddy Thompson & Sasha Dobson, Mary Gauthier, Joseph Arthur, Michelle Shocked with Todd Almond, and more. Enjoy a night of music set against the scenic backdrop of the Hudson River and downtown New York City skyline. Make a night of it by ordering dinner from the seasonal menu before or during the show.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:30pm (The Music of Nina Simone & First Ladies of Jazz & Blues)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Jazz Queens – The Music of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James & Sarah Vaughan)Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 6:00pm (The Best of French Chansons Featuring So French Cabaret)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 6:00pm (French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 4:30pm (The Music of Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, & George Benson)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 6:00pm (The Music Of Buena Vista Social Club: Tribute To Cuba’s Golden Age)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:30pm (Mary Fahl)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Liz Longley)
A popular and critical hit on Broadway, this sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s realist masterpiece begins with a knock at the door. Some 15 years prior, Nora walked out that same door, leaving behind her husband and children to pursue a life as a fiercely independent and successful author -- a sure shocker in the 19th century. Now she comes home to ask a favor of the man she abandoned. You don't need to have seen the original Ibsen to thoroughly enjoy this play at the Aurora Theater in Lawrenceville, dubbed "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter and the recipient of eight 2017 Tony Award nominations.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:30pm
Unwind with others and uncork your inner theater geek at Broadway Sip N' Paint. Drinks, art supplies and showtunes are all provided for you. Join the fun at The Paint Place on the Upper West Side, where a theater-loving facilitator will demonstrate how to paint an image inspired by a particular Broadway show - all you have to do is sit down and unwind with a glass (or two!) of wine. No artistic skills required! Bring a group of friends or come by yourself - either way, you'll leave with a masterpiece to call your own and some new theater friends.
What kind of future will you have living in these here United States? Remember when you were eleven years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now. Red Bike is a story of changing cities and the fears we face on the precipice of the big wide world. Know Theatre in Cincinnati is the third stop in this National New Play Network Rolling world premiere, joining productions by Pygmalion Productions in Salt Lake City, Simpatico Theatre in Philadelphia, and The Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14, he's been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim and, above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s MADtv to starring in feature films to continually touring the country with his stand-up, Spears remains in demand. Get ready for a night of big laughs at the Pittsburgh Improv.
Andrew Santino is best known for his role in The Disaster Artist with James Franco, and for starring in the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, produced by Jim Carrey. Previously, Santino was the star of ABC’s Mixology. His Comedy Central half-hour stand-up special was released alongside his debut album, Say No More, on Comedy Central Records. Santino headlined at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival as well as SXSW and numerous clubs across the country. He got his start acting and writing on the final season of Punk'd for MTV and has since guest starred on Arrested Development, The Office and The League. See him live at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm
Climb aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht, and enjoy a sightseeing cruise of New York's most iconic sights including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. You'll also take in stunning views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin with an included beer, wine, champagne or soda. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages. There's also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 11:30amSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 11:30am
Borislaw Bilash may be a mad scientist, but you and your family will be plenty happy when he takes you on this zany tour through the world of science. Over the course of this 75-minute show at The Playroom Theater in Manhattan, you'll see a candle that moves water, a fire-less firefly and weaponized sugar, just to name a few of his unbelievable stunts. But these spectacular feats aren't magic tricks -- they're just science in all its glory. After this mad scientist is done with you, you'll never look at the natural world the same way again!
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / NoonSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / NoonSunday, Mar 3, 2019 / 3:00pm
This glam rock musical phenomenon follows a transgender East German rock singer named Hedwig and her band, The Angry Inch. Through an electrifying rock score and a wickedly hilarious book by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig enchants her audience with the gritty details of her life. She recalls growing up in East Berlin as a "girly boy" named Hansel who undergoes a botched sex-change operation after falling in love with an American G.I. Come along as she journeys to America, has a tumultuous relationship with rock star Tommy Gnosis and rises to Z-list fame. The notorious musical began its life off-Broadway before gaining a cult following through hundreds of subsequent productions around the world. In 2014, Hedwig made its Tony Award-winning Broadway debut. Hedwig and the Angry Inch now jabs a stiletto through the heart of Concord at The Umbrella Center for the Arts. Don't miss this uplifting story for anyone who’s ever felt different.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Part vaudeville extravaganza, part exposé and wholly electrifying, Assassins is a dark and controversial Tony-winning musical about the American dream gone awry. This wickedly comic one-act historical “revusical” lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated, or tried to assassinate, various presidents of the United States in a darkly humorous blend of fiction and history, conspiracy and truth. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman, the show features a variety of musical styles from across the eras to depict the perverse motivations of these characters from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald and beyond. This Las Vegas Little Theatre production stars a talented cast of 16 locals, backed by a live 13 piece orchestra.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Jean is not moving into a retirement home, so she recruits her best friends who are also in their 70s and a high-school intern to hatch a bold plan for a Utopian alternative. Formerly the domain of a locally famous Bruce Springsteen cover band, Jean’s garage becomes the stage for a hilarious story about growing into yourself and getting what you want. Grace McLeod’s unforgettable comedy about rocking out to the beat of your own drum comes to the stage of San Diego’s MOXIE Theatre as part of its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his Mind Tricks show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander's shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2's Bono to Monty Python's John Cleese and the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander's unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 6:30pm Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 6:30pm Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 6:30pm
Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner at Embassy Suites Salt Lake/West Valley City. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, choice of entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
From the creators of Seussical and Once on this Island, comes a kaleidoscopic journey of three distinct families at the turn of the 20th century in New York City. This is a story of immigration, innovation, and “a dream of what this country could be.” Catch this acclaimed Broadway musical in a production for those 10 and up at the Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm
The title says it all -- this is a unique evening of entertainment, even for New York City. Eight hunks display all of their charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. This sensational revue features 16 original songs, from the sassy opening number, "Gratuitous Nudity" to the hilarious "Bliss of a Bris." Naked Boys Singing, which made its triumphant return to off-Broadway last year, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a sure-fire crowd pleaser for bachelorette parties, girls and boys nights out or just a roaring good time for anyone who appreciates the male form, a good laugh and great music.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer Prize looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has an auto accident, her son hires Hoke Colburn, a black man, to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two over the next few decades. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South against a backdrop of changing world events. Four-time Emmy-winner Michael Learned (The Waltons) and Lance Nichols (HBO’s Treme) star in this Laguna Playhouse production of one of America's most treasured stories of compassion, acceptance and mutual respect.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pm
Tragedy has become all-too common in our schools. But how do we talk about it? With their focus on young audiences, the Brussels-based physical theater company BRONKS has found a unique expression in Us/Them. Centered on the 2004 Beslan school siege, in which Chechen separatists held hundreds of children hostage, this acclaimed work is an intricately choreographed look at the singular way that young people cope with extreme situations. Using everything from equations to webs of string, this haunting, sometimes funny and always beautiful work is “why we make theatre” (Total Theatre Magazine). See it at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:45pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:45pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:45pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:45pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pm
City Winery strives to deliver the best culinary and cultural experience to D.C. denizens who are passionate about wine, food and music. Combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and beyond, City Winery has created a compelling mix for its sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons -- bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Ella Nicole in The Wine Garden) Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Secret Society)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pm (Richard Lloyd Solo in The Wine Garden) Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pm (JD Simo Album Release Show w / Bobby Thompson Trio in The Wine Garden) Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pm (Vybe Band)
Each year, the Seattle Chamber Music Society's festival at Benaroya Hall brings together internationally renowned musicians to create unique ensembles to play masterpieces from the chamber-music repertoire. This season explores the development of music from the iconic romantic classics of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms, through inventive and emotional masterpieces of the mid-20th century. Special highlights include Beethoven’s famous “Ghost” piano trio, with its haunting, spectral second movement, Brahms’ magnificent Op. 25 Piano Quartet, Janáček’s first String Quartet, based on Tolstoy’s riveting novella The Kreutzer Sonata and Schubert's final string quartet.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Janacek's String Quartet No.1)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (Schubert String Quartet)
All's Well That Ends Well is a fairy tale of love and war. It’s a world in decline where leaders are failing and wars loom large. Smart and unwavering, Helena has pinned her heart to Bertram. He wants nothing to do with her and runs off to the wars for adventure and to escape his newly arranged marriage. So Helena follows him. Overcoming obstacles and aided by a fantastic collection of comic characters, the two begin separate journeys towards each other, both learning about the paradox of holding love tight as well as letting go. And still she persisted. Not only is Shakespeare’s “serious comedy” modern in its discussion about the complicated relationships between men and women, but it’s also rich in examining differing generational views on how to find your own way in the world. See All's Well That Ends Well at Center Theatre in Seattle.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pm
Just as popular melodies find new life and perspective with every jazz improvisation, so too is jazz music constantly revitalized by the emerging artists who fall under its spell and make it their own. In the spirit of “Hearing the Future,” this concert at Copley Symphony Hall, curated by Jazz @ The Jacobs Series Curator Gilbert Castellanos, will feature some of today’s most interesting and innovative young jazz musicians. This concert is part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music West, which has a distinguished 16-year history in NYC and is collaborating with UC San Diego Extension to present the first-ever West Coast edition of the festival, FONT West. This show will feature Josh Evans on trumpet, vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, Mike Gurrola on bass, Joshua White on piano, percussionist Anthony Fung and the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory Ensemble.
Join The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on this zany adventure that combines many of the stories and characters from your favorite Dr. Seuss books! This completely re-imagined staging of Seussical the Musical, a show that has warmed the hearts of audiences all over the world, is perfect for the whole family! See Seussical the Musical at the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
In Hand to God, fearsome and hilarious hand puppet Tyrone bewitches young Jason, forcing a side-splitting showdown between the forces of good and evil. After his father's death, Jason seeks solace at the Christian Puppet Ministry, but his quiet life is thrown into upheaval when his puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and irreverent personality of his own. Darkly delightful, the Tony-nominated Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality and the ties that bind. Catch it at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at the Goat Haus Biergarten in Montgomery is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Mar 14, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
They say nice guys finish last. Josh Cohen is Exhibit A. Chronically unsuccessful in love, Josh comes home one day to find his apartment robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Now, though he may be broke and broken-hearted, this fixer-upper with a can-do attitude is determined to turn it all around in the new pop-rock musical The Other Josh Cohen. Backstage said it’s like “Seinfeld meets Rodgers and Hart,” while The New York Times called it “heartfelt” and “pure fun.” Come along with Josh as he tells (and sings) the tale of his romantic misadventures and family foibles, brought to life by a band of actors playing multiple roles and a score that will have you laughing and singing all the way back home from off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm
Terra Nova takes you to the ill-fated Antarctic expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, blending in flashbacks of Scott and the young wife he left behind in England, as well as glimpses of his Norwegian rival Ronald Amundsen, whose party beat Scott to the South Pole. The play tells an incredible story drawn from his journals and letters that capture the chilling intensity of the bravery and heroism of Scott and his men.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
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, Jan 27, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 1:30pm
Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Kevin Burke returns to star in the hit comedy Defending the Caveman, the longest-running solo show in Broadway history and the longest-running Broadway show in Vegas history. A blend of stand-up comedy, lecture and therapy session, this breakdown of the "battle of the sexes" has plenty to say about both men and women and how they navigate modern relationships. And its message is still going strong: Defending the Caveman has been seen by more than 8 million people in 45 different countries. Now it's back in downtown Vegas at the D Hotel.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Mar 5, 2019 / 8:40pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:40pm
The history and success of the Chicago Bulls makes them one of the NBA's premier franchises, and you can enjoy a seat for all the exciting action at the United Center. You'll see fast-paced action and nonstop entertainment as the Bulls battle the NBA's best teams and stars. Plus, you can indulge in Chicago's best food, including favorites from Legacy Burger, Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria and Gibson's Angus sliders -- and new this year is Chicago Pours, a bar experience offering drinks from 15 local bars that will be featured throughout the season.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pm (vs. Atlanta Hawks)Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pm (vs. Pelicans)Monday, Feb 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (vs. Bucks)Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 8:00pm (vs. Grizzlies)Monday, Feb 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (vs. Bucks)
Seeing one horse in action is cool enough -- the majesty, the grace and power -- but imagine a whole team of these beautiful animals working together. The National Western Stock Show's Draft Horse Show takes you back in time to when vehicles were measured in literal horsepower. You'll be on your feet cheering as these gentle giants compete in the ever-popular Feed Team Race, Mule Flag Race, Draft 6-Horse Hitch and Draft Light Weight Pulling Contest. Plus, your ticket includes a drink voucher, admission to the Draft Horse Discovery, so you can learn all about the event beforehand, and grounds admission.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pm
Music has been a blessing since the beginning for the humble members of The Green. It is only by looking into the past that one can fully grasp the immense accomplishments and unparalleled journey for a small group of musicians from the island of Oʻahu. Countless miles of touring and three studio albums have led them to become recognized as ambassadors of Aloha, helping represent Hawaiian people and culture to the world through their craft. Catch them live when they come to Soundwell in Salt Lake City.
Celebrate the season of love with Bonbon, Can Can Culinary's latest cabaret treat, starring an oh-so-sweet cast of sultry singers and dancers. Your hunky and hilarious host Jonny Boy will guide you through a multimedia spectacle of exquisitely choreographed dance and music against a backdrop of high-definition visual technology installations, with performers so close you can almost taste the glitter. Treat yourself and those you love to Bonbon while enjoying craft cocktails and other items purchased from a specially curated, Pike Place Market-fresh menu.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 9:30pm
Strong as steel, fragile as magnolias -- the six Southern women of Chinquapin, Louisiana, show more steel than delicacy as they face life’s ups and downs together. A home beauty parlor is their gathering place, where they gossip, needle, and jab each other with good-humored zingers. But when push comes to shove, these friends are there for one another, especially in the darkest of times. Catch this bittersweet comedy at the Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes in Des Plaines.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm
You're trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you're led into a private detective's office filled with a variety of objects -- some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 6:30pm
Howie Bell draws big laughs by applying his razor-sharp wit to both the nice people and the mean people alike — from his excessively polite (and overweight) son, who's asked nicely for one too many Snickers bars, to the stern and cranky parents and grandparents, who brought him up right in a rough-and-tumble Detroit home. Whether you're nice, mean or someplace in the middle, you can count on having a smile on your face when Detroit’s own Howie Bell and friends come to Punchline Comedy Lounge.
The Second City’s Mainstage is where comedy legends are made. For decades the troupe has served as the launching pad for the funniest people around, from John Belushi and Bill Murray to Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many more. Now the latest generation of Second City stars is unleashing its brand new 107th Revue. The cast is fresh, new material is worked into the show every night, and your laughter in the audience helps shape the final show. Don’t miss this chance to catch the future superstars of comedy!
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pm Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pm
"Is it now? I thought I had more time." This one-act play questions why we're here and explores the journeys that everyone takes to eventually get to the same place, as a man resolves to spend the remainder of his dwindling days celebrating his experiences. In the process, he shares what's worth treasuring and shows how to live a good life in this funny and moving story. See this Benchmark Theatre production at The Bench at 40 West in Lakewood.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 6:00pm
Minnesota Dance Theatre audience favorite Carmina Burana follows a long line of sensuous inspiration for this show — from the silent songs of 13th century vagrant monks’ poetic homage to passion to Carl Orff’s brilliant orchestral adaptation of the ancient words. Under the direction of Lise Houlton, Loyce Houlton’s masterpiece brings the earthly rumblings of love and lust, mixed with the human pangs of fortune and fate, to a fully expressive celebration in a hedonistic romp of bodies, music and movement. This sizzling multimedia performance offers a spectacular display of Twin Cities artistry. MDT’s sinuously prolific dancers are joined in energetic merrymaking by a powerful corps of musicians and adorned by the vocal exuberance of guest artists in what Star Tribune calls “a thrilling production.” Enjoy this show at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in Minneapolis.
It's time to take this week's sensational news stories and put them to good use: comedy. At SF Tonight, you'll be provided with newspapers, magazines and scissors, or you can bring your favorite stories from the week's news -- hard-hitting journalism (is there still such a thing?) or the latest popular thread on Facebook -- and the talented improvisers at EndGames Improv will turn those stories into a one-of-a-kind show that may not exactly be educational, but will definitely be entertaining. You might even be surprised by a special guest. So don't let the news get you down. Spend your Saturday night with the cast of SF Tonight at Stage Werx in San Francisco.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 10:30pm
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective makes its way to Orange County to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day and actors are dressed just like everyone else, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring plated hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes fresh rolls and butter, salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00pm
Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly-arrived in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story. Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became "Dr. Ruth." Find out more at the Broadway Theater in Vista.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm
Asteroids, androids, and aliens abound in Synergy Theater’s exciting, new odyssey, Improvisors in Space: A Spontaneous Starship Adventure! Completely improvised and all based on audience suggestions, this out-of-this-world comedy will keep you in stitches from the very first contact to the final frontier. Resistance is futile! So, set your phasers on pun and lay a course to Synergy Theater’s hilarious homage to Hollywood’s beloved science-fiction adventure film.
You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at Kanza Hall in Overland Park with a high-energy, choreographed production starring gorgeous guys performing striptease acts designed to fulfill any fantasy, from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond -- and audience interaction is highly encouraged. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate night out with music, lights and plenty of action.
The folks at Laugh Factory searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of stand-up comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago's best comedy show is never the same, it's never boring, and it's always hilarious. Come see what makes Chicago the funniest city on the planet!
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:15pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:15pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 9:15pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:15pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 9:15pm
Raleigh and May have been married for years, and his success as a writer has allowed them to move away from Kentucky. But Kentucky, in the form of their families, follows them to Florida, as both mothers have moved in with them. Social changes offer the couple a surprising challenge … and opportunity. Returning in their roles as May and Raleigh in this, the final installment in the Washington Stage Guild’s popular romantic trilogy by Arlene Hutton, are Lexi Langs and Wood Van Meter. Escape to Gulf View Drive at the Undercroft Theatre in Washington, DC.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
In the romantic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof -- what could possibly go wrong? Well… Suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Don't Dress for Dinner at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pm
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written, but with a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they're going to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents. Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice. See The Butler Did It at Allen's Community Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:00pm
Prepare for a concentrated dose of theater magic! A Jewel in the Crown City is a musical celebration of 25 years in Coronado for Lamb's Players Theatre. 16 multi-talented performers and San Diego’s hottest band take you on a thrilling musical journey through the best of their 25 years in Coronado. If you haven't seen many of their shows (or you have and you love them), this is the perfect way to get your fix.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
With little time on his hands, sports journalist Mitch Alabom makes an obligatory visit to his college professor Morrie Schwartz, now dying from ALS. This impromptu meeting changes everything. One lunch becomes weekly interviews in a race against the clock. based on real-life events and the New York Times best-selling book Tuesdays with Morrie, it allows us to discover what truly living looks like. See Tuesdays with Morrie at A.D. Players Theater in Houston.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Preview)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:30pm Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 7:30pm
The stylish Manhattan apartment of Rose Weiss -- 1946. Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her 20s, came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely "Americanized." The plan had been for Rose's mother and sister to join the others, but the sister fell ill with scarlet fever, the mother stayed on to care for her, and soon the rise of the Nazis cut off their escape. Their ordeal in the concentration camps, which only the sister survived, has brought a burden of guilt to the aging Mordechai and deeply mixed feelings as he awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Lusia, who has, at last, found her way to America. With her halting English and old world ways, Luisa is a striking contrast to Rose, who is somewhat embarrassed by her rediscovered sister's presence, and fearful that it will threaten her own hard-won independence. A powerful, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of a family, which conveys the aftermath of the Holocaust through a poignant, imaginatively conceived examination of one divided family's experience
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Magpie Salute represents a musical union of swaggering rock 'n' roll, psychedelic blues and campfire-worthy storytelling. It got its wings from Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, who brought together a bunch of former bandmates from the Crowes and elsewhere to create the new supergroup. Drawing inspiration from R&B, country and spirituals, including artists like Sly Stone and Neil Young, they create a vast musical landscape which, at its core, is pure rock 'n' roll. The band's name comes from a British superstition of saluting a magpie to ward off negativity, a way for the band to acknowledge both the good fortune and hardships that have given the group its sound. Following a string of sold-out performances, The Magpie Salute shakes the roof off The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
High school is hard enough, but when you have a power hungry 17-year-old threatening to overthrow anyone in his way to becoming senior class president, it can be downright murderous. Richard is the king of insults, and after alienating the only friend he has, he relies on himself to snatch the crown while securing the heart of the ex-girlfriend of the popular high school quarterback. As Richard struggles to keep all of his plots from going awry, he gains an ally in the most unlikely of suspects. Touchingly hilarious, Teenage Dick is the modern comedic re-telling of Shakespeare’s Richard III, and ponders if it is better to be loved or feared. Experience Teenage Dick at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / NoonWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm
After being separated from active duty in July of 2012, comedian Jonathan Gates finally decided to pursue his dreams...all of them! Jonathan immediately went back to school full time with the goal of interning for a radio station. He has since then interned for a morning show and an afternoon show on two different radio stations, been a voice actor for a documentary titled Bring Me Home that has been selected to be screened at the Oceanside International Film Festival. He's also been commissioned to write music for another documentary in the works, and has been identified as the "Voice of the Veteran" in San Diego for the Show Your Stripes campaign by Clear Channel Communications and iHeartradio.com He also spends much time in political discourse, learning from -- in his own words -- "pundits, senators, congressmen, analysts, and the like" with whom he "converse[s] ... weekly on candidates and policies." Not satisfied with personal edification, BigJon takes to Facebook, where he likes to be a troll. His penchant for conspiracy theories, inability to follow basic evidentiary principles, and a condescending arrogance combined with substandard logical skills provide an endless source of entertainment for those who can escape the cycle of arguments and learn to just poke fun at him. Now you can see him live at The Laugh Lounge.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:15pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:15pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 8:30pm
If there's anything the last couple years have shown us, it's that race is still an issue in America. And how couldn't it be, given our history? But we're only just now starting to face how deeply rooted and how tangled the issue is for all of us. Pointing the way are brave, finger-on-the-pulse works like The Niceties. This intimate, tense drama finds a black student and a white professor — both brilliant, both liberal — meeting to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. But as the polite chat delves deeper, it grows increasingly fraught, building to a climax that will change both women forever. Don't miss The Niceties at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pm
Experience all 37 plays in 97 minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. It was London’s longest-running comedy, having clocked nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! The show has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Off-Broadway, and from sea to shining sea. Join the madcap men in tights from the Reduced Shakespeare Company as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
Books, video games and even Netflix shows have all had their fair share of “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" fun -- and now it’s the comedy scene’s turn! From SF Sketchfest and the creators of The Speakeasy, this immersive comedy experience lets you choose your own path to hilarity. Here’s how it works: each evening will feature a different headliner performing two, one-hour sets on the Mainstage Cabaret. Your ticket includes entry to one of the shows, plus an assortment of "choose-your-own-adventure"-style interactive comedy events within rest of The Palace Theatre, including conversations with performers, strolling improv scenes, wandering entertainers and casino games. The seated comedy shows feature headlining comedian, actor and writer Michael Ian Black (The State, Another Period, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer), popular comedian Ryan Stout (Conan, Chelsea Lately) and live music by house band Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas, featuring comedian and actor Tom Kenny who is none other than the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants!
Laugh City features Oakland's top stand-up comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, Hulu, Netflix, Chelsea Lately and Showtime and a rotating list of hosts and openers who are regulars at Punchline, Laugh Factory and Comedy Store. Enjoy a full bar, including signature cocktails, and a post-show DJ spinning hip-hop, dance hall, Latin music and throwback jams. Laugh City is walking distance from the 12th & 19th St. Bart and a handful of late-night eateries. A night at Laugh City is always a spirited night of fun and laughter.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. Director Stephen Daldry (The Crown) returns to his landmark 1992 production An Inspector Calls, which was hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatergoer.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll," Smokey Joe's Café is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s, and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love." This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show's music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Don't miss Smokey Joe's Cafe when it hits New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 3:00pm
When it comes to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, the numbers are staggering -- as are the melodic score and inventive stagecraft, including a first-of-its kind falling chandelier. The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 50 major theater awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. It's the longest-running musical in the history of Broadway. At its core, though, this exciting tale of doomed romance has stood the test of time with its tragic love story featuring a mysterious masked man living beneath the majestic Paris Opera House who becomes obsessed with a beautiful opera singer. The soaring score features the memorable title tune, along with "Masquerade," "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You," with a book based on the suspenseful French novel by Gaston Leroux. This visual and aural spectacular provides an unmatched live experience. See it now on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 2:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00pm
This Red and White Fleet Cruise launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition, and it's still entertaining visitors and locals alike more than 70 years later. After departing from historic Fisherman's Wharf, the ship sails along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, past the city's Maritime National Park, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island, cruising by many other exciting sights as well on the one-hour voyage. Take advantage of the personal-headphone audio, available in 16 languages, to learn more about San Francisco's history and world-famous landmarks, while enjoying a full onboard bar with drinks, snacks and more.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Monday, Jan 28, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 10:00am-3:45pm (Various Departure Times)
Known for his high-energy kvetching and hilarious complaints about everyday life, stand-up comic Orny Adams has made appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman, and he had his own hourlong Comedy Central special, Orny Adams: Takes the Third. He first gained national fame in 2002's Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld's documentary about the stand-up comedy life. As an actor, Adams appeared alongside Adam Sandler in Judd Apatow's Funny People and played the eccentric Coach Finstock on MTV's Teen Wolf.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:30pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pm
Celebrate the new year by remembering the old. The five talented actor-singers from Houston's Music Box Theater poke fun at pop culture and current events while singing musical highlights from their own 2018 shows as part of their latest cabaret outing, Year in Review.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pm
Actor, producer and comedian Jamie Kennedy just wrapped James Gray’s sci-fi epic Ad Astra, opposite Brad Pitt. His other recent work includes starring roles in the latest installment of the Tremors film franchise for Universal, as well as Riley’s Peak with Jon Voight, and the thriller, Spinning Man, opposite Guy Pearce and Pierce Brosnan. Before that, he appeared in Chris Carter’s (The X-files) Amazon drama pilot The After and NBC’s medical dramedy Heartbeat. He is also voicing multiple characters on the new Comedy Central animated series, Legends Of Chamberlain Heights. Now you can see him live at Punch Line Comedy Club in San Francisco.
Smart Love is a smart new comedy with a twist about science, family and just how far human beings will go in order to salvage love. The Wachowski household is thrown upside down when their son makes a surprise visit home from MIT with an unexpected guest. Watch the fireworks that ensue and enjoy the fallout when Smart Love comes to the stage of Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
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 innovative arrangements of the best jazz songs around.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:30pm (Michele Thomas Sextet - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Tribute!)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 5:30pm (Chicago Jazz Orchestra)Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:30pm (Chicago Jazz Orchestra)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pm (Paul Marinaro Quartet)Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 9:30pm (Paul Marinaro Quartet)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pm (Bourbon Street Quartet)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 9:30pm (Bourbon Street Quartet)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pm (Sarah Marie Young Trio)
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! - the universally acclaimed smash hit that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" and the Chicago Tribune says is "one of the great all-American musical spectacles in all of its ebullient glory." Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' "gorgeous" new production (Vogue) is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! revival pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!"
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 6:30pm
Red took Broadway by storm in 2010 with its portrait of painter Mark Rothko's ambition and vulnerability. The winner of that year's Tony Award for Best Play, this daring drama picks up with Rothko in the early 1960s, after he has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art -- a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Working feverishly in his studio in the Bowery with his brash young assistant, Ken, Rothko struggles to complete what he hopes will be his crowning achievement while also facing the possibility that the project could become his undoing. Red's startling snapshot of a brilliant artist experiencing vulnerability at the height of his fame comes to SecondStory Repertory in Redmond
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
What could be better than a solid craft beer and a barrel of monkeys? Yes, we're talking the game -- but it wouldn't it be great if we were talking literal monkeys? A barrel of laughs is the next step up at this comedy night from Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta, who serves up quite the selection of brews and hops from snazzy lookin' cans and taps. Comedians Nathan Owens and Damon Sumner host this showcase and bring some of Atlanta's funniest talent to the Barrel room, so treat yo'self to a midweek pause of laughter and craft beer.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Doors at 7:40pm)
Sasheer Zamata (SNL) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time in Sasheer Zamata Party Time. There will be laughter, merriment and probably a lot of booze. Zamata just released her first one hour special, Pizza Mind to rave reviews. She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and performs stand up at colleges and clubs across the country.
Do you find yourself regularly exclaiming "I was in the pool!", referring to "Festivus" and saying "your so good looking" after someone sneezes"? Then this Seinfeld Trivia event is perfect for you! It's taking place at Bryant Park Lounge in New York City, where you'll be assigned to rotating teams with whom you'll compete to see who has retained the most useless knowledge from the "show about nothing." From puffy shirts, to marbled rye, to Kramer's Titleist golf balls, everything is on the table and the team that collects the most points wins a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing. Say "Giddyup!" to this fun evening with fellow Seinfeld fans, where you're bound to meet some crazy new friends.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to spend a relaxing yet active day on the ski slopes! Sharpen your skills and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures’ LA Ski Bus to Mount Baldy. An epic winter adventure awaits you on the slopes -- and this package has all you need to get your slide on. With round-trip transport from Los Angeles' Union Square, lift tickets and equipment rentals all included, this excursion takes all the stress out of planning a ski trip, freeing you up for a day of carefree fun on the slopes.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:45am DepartureSaturday, Mar 16, 2019 / 8:45am Departure
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.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 7:00pm (Rachelle Coba Quartet (Blues))Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Steve Leeds - American Songbook)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm (Sultans of String- String Jazz)Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Harold Lopez-Nussa - Jazz)Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Lenore Raphael & Doug MacDonald (Swing))Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 7:00pm (Ian Maksin (Jazz, Classical, World Music))
Imagine the classic clubs of New York, where Broadway's best artists performed their cabaret acts for audiences filled with the likes of stars like Bette Midler, Patti Lupone, Marilyn Maye ... well, it's back, baby, at the Green Room 42. Enjoy world-class entertainment, with food and drink available at every table -- and no minimums. The casual, relaxed new club, located smack in the heart of New York's famed theater district, is the hot spot for all things cabaret and has been deemed "fresh, modern and young" by NBC New York.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Mark William: Come Croon With Me)
That's Weird, Grandma is a weekly show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' arts education programs. The show runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore and a rotating cast of talented professional actors. Every few months, the theme of the show rotates, from Stories That Groove (or, explore the evolution of music) to Stories About Food. Check full event listing for show themes and dates.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:00pm
One of the world's most traveled comics -- and, The Onion argues, one of the most underrated -- Eddie Ifft has headlined shows in 17 different countries and has a huge fan base in Australia. He hosts the must-hear comedy podcast Talkin' S**t and has been seen on Last Comic Standing, his own Comedy Central special, BET's Comic View and E!'s Chelsea Lately. Ifft's style is dark, confrontational and unapologetic and you can get an earful at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. Also on the bill are magnetic athlete-turned-comedian Gary Anderson and Bay Area stand-up Patrick McDermott.
His Mom always said, “You’ll never make it in life being a damn fool,” but it actually got him a shot at performing on a very well known comedy show six months into being a stand-up comedian. Usually, mothers are right, but comedian Damn Fool has long since proved her wrong. He plans to show the world, one stage at a time, that anyone can learn something from someone -- even a Damn Fool. His fiery onstage energy and visual stories have earned him spots on some of television’s most prestigious comedy shows; including appearances BET's Comicview and One Mic Stand, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza on Comedy Central, P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes on TV One and just recently on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on Starz. Dedicated to spreading his brand of humor across the country and abroad, Damn Fool is destined to become a household name in the entertainment world and join the ranks of comedians such as Kevin Hart. See him live at The Laugh Lounge in Florissant.
Magic Male XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, wow the audience with their choreographed routines, stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines a wonderful blend of music, an exquisite light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that meets every lady's desire. Don't miss Magic Male XXL at Silver Moon Sports Lounge in Easley.
It all started with a dummy that he bought from Sears when he was in the fifth grade. Fast forward to adulthood, and Terry Fator won season two of America's Got Talent before earning his own headliner show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This talented impressionist, comedian and singer from Dallas has a repertoire of more than 100 impersonations, which he brings to life with a variety of puppets who share the stage with him. But what really wins fans over are his amazing singing impressions of musical superstars like Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pm
Award-winning violinist Karen Gomyo makes her New West Symphony debut with Mozart’s classically elegant Violin Concerto No. 5, ”Turkish,” which earned its nickname due to a suddenly “exotic” sounding interjection in the final movement. Beethoven’s propulsive and exuberant Seventh Symphony brims with joyful, dancelike movements and rhythmic vitality. Richard Wagner called it the “apotheosis of dance.” Beethoven himself called it “one of the happiest products of my poor talents.” Also, a New West Symphony-commissioned work from House of Cards composer Jeff Beal will receive its world premiere during this concert, dubbed Rhythmic Traditions, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.
Emmy and Peabody Award winner from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show stars in this exciting one-man comedy show with a twist -- it stars Mecurio and the audience. This is an unscripted, interactive theater experience that's never been done before. Mecurio improvises with audience members, talking with them about their lives and personal experiences, drawing out eye-opening and fun stories, happily shared without the constraints of contrived political correctness. Take an entertaining, revealing and liberating journey as part of this unique comedy event, where people connect through compelling stores, now at the Actors' Temple Theatre in New York City.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Jan 30, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 8:00pm
Experience Tchaikovsky’s "Symphony No. 5," a work of great emotional pathos and introspection, and Brahms’ "Piano Concerto No. 1," filled with gorgeous melodies at this stirring evening of music with the National Philharmonic at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Haochen Zhang, 2009 Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn Competition, takes the stage for the Brahms Concerto. Come hear them both at this special concert celebrating Maestro Piotr Gajewski's 60th birthday.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pm
Indulge in a full Saturday night of wild winter fun where you never have to lift a finger -- well, except to heft a craft brew or two. This Sourced Adventures tour does the driving for you, with a luxury coach bus taking you up to Jack Frost Big Boulder, where you'll have a blast snow tubing under the lights for a couple of hours. Then you'll hop on over to a nearby brewery for an included buffet dinner and the chance to buy a local brew before boarding the bus back to Philadelphia armed with some epic stories to tell your friends and coworkers the next day.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 2:00pm
From the Tony-winning book-writer of Fun Home: The Musical comes Lisa Kron's luminous Broadway debut! When her actual mother appears on stage with her and disrupts the carefully orchestrated play that Lisa wrote, hilarity and chaos ensues. We are forced to question: what brings wellness to our community, to our relationships, and to ourselves?
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm
Add a twist to date night, girls' night out or simply your own personal me-time with Drink, Paint, Create. Jalapeno Pete's in Studio City hosts this artistic affair, where you can unleash your inner Picasso. Your artist guides provide the supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to complete your painting in two hours. Order a drink, let those creative juices flow and at the end of the evening you'll get to take home your very own masterpiece to show off to friends and family.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
On the night a death-house chaplain must hand over the reigns to the confident young pastor set to replace him, the men encounter an enigmatic inmate who challenges their convictions and changes their lives forever. Death House is a startling new piece of theatre that explores justice, redemption, and the possibility that we’re all more connected than we may want to admit.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
When the street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to win her heart. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney's Aladdin Jr., with OnStage Atlanta performing at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Tucker. This musical adventure is filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Little ones can sing and dance as they discover a whole new world.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 3:00pm
From Irving Berlin to Leonard Bernstein, and from Rogers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, not to mention Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, Zero Mostel and Jerry Orbach, Jewish composers and artists have contributed tremendously to Broadway. This delightful musical at Sugar Sand Park's Willow Theatre in Boca Raton celebrates their accomplishments in stories and song.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Harvelle's hosts a weekly Long Beach Comedy showcase featuring some of the industry's top comedians, as well as a sultry burlesque revue from The Lolitas. Every Tuesday, you can take the stairs leading you underground to this classic speakeasy, where you can get some laughs and tie on a few drinks at this risqué, adults-only romp.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Mar 5, 2019 / 8:30pmTuesday, Mar 12, 2019 / 8:30pm
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you're treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. This bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit, journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures. The new musical -- the fifth in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem quintilogy -- stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again takes on the role of the beloved author. Catch Aleichem Sholom! at The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 3:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pm
Take a walk down memory lane. Enjoy music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including doo-wop, old standards and Broadway interlaced with great musical history. Body and Soul (Dr. Burt Pina and Alice Fernandes) are members of The Tune Weavers, who wrote and recorded the 1957 gold record "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby," which has become an oldies classic. They appeared on the PBS TV show Rock, Pop and DooWop and have been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Doo Wop Hall of Fame of America. They’ve also worked with many of the great icons of the era, including The Cadillacs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Del Vikings, The Crests, The Shirelles, The Platters, The Drifters and many others. Now you can see them live in concert at Boca Black Box.
Ever feel like everything is possible and nothing at all? Brayton does. He’s 25, his best friend just got married, and now he’s alone. Primed for a new adventure, Brayton travels across the U.S. over 10 winters, yearning for a reason to stop running. Journeying through fake friends, lost pets, love battles, and technology of the future, 25-35 at Seattle's Theatre Off Jackson bravely tears into the taboo subject of loneliness that plagues Americans, particularly men. Before he steps out on the ice, Brayton must decide how much of himself he can give to others in this rap musical with one performer. Tré Calhoun is a performer, musician and social justice playwright who tells a cautioning tale inspired by his memoirs. Wesley Frugé directs Calhoun’s delicate and riveting adventure through young adulthood, in which one actor plays over seven characters. Stage managed by Hazel Rose Gibson.
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner at the Embassy Suites. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, choice of entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
Treat yourself to a night of laughs and excitement when a lineup of hilarious Bay Area comics goes head-to-head to see who can make you laugh the hardest. At the end you’ll vote to decide to winner. Not only will the winners have bragging rights, they’ll also score a cash prize, so you know they’ll be bringing their “A” material. With three categories in the mix -- Stand Up, Word Up and Beat Up – there’s sure to be a wide range of entertainment at Black Repertory Group Theater. Don’t miss this night of mid-week fun hosted by Jerry Law.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm
Volume 7 of this totally tubular '80s event brings even more of your favorite bands off your online playlists and onto the Microsoft Theater stage in downtown Los Angeles. The latest jam-packed lineup is set to feature New Wave giants like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) ("If You Leave," "Joan of Arc") and The Bangles ("Manic Monday," "Walk Like An Egyptian"), along with English pop group Bananarama ("Cruel Summer"). Also scheduled to rock your world in living color are Rob Base, Farrington + Mann, and Tiffany and the Flirts.
Bathtub Full of Gin is Terrible Enfant's Theatre Company's spectacular immersive dance series, where evocative theatre performances combine with high energy music. The series features exclusive one-of-a-kind nightlife experiences with The Moonlight Dolls, inviting guests for a sexy, performance-filled night. Enjoy scintillating dance numbers and high flying, death defying aerial acts. The scene and live entertainment provide the perfect escape from the daily routine.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:30pm
Written in 1969 by one of Poland’s most revolutionary and prophetic playwrights, The Old Woman Broods is a darkly satiric look at one woman’s grotesque struggle against an unchecked power that is leading the world to disaster. The landscape has disappeared, garbage falls like snow, beachgoers still flock to bask in the sun, and wars break out in this farce packed with equal parts terror and hope. See it this season at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
Not only does H Street have rich, cultural history, but it's also blossomed into one of the most diverse culinary scenes of the Capitol. Grab a little mix of everything, from Italian to Middle Eastern and American, on this Washington, D.C. food tour. A local guide will give you the inside scoop on the cuisines, the Corridor's sites, the juicy gossip of H Street and beyond. The fun begins at Union Station's Main Lobby.
At Full Disclosure, some of the best improvisers from CSz Seattle come together to share true and possibly even embarrassing stories, which are then used for material to create brand new characters and scenes, making this show a unique mixture of fact and fiction that's equal parts hilarious and truthful. Things get really interesting in the show's second half, when an audience member is given the opportunity to share a story of their own, and of course the improvisers make their mark by turning the story into original, unrehearsed comedy splendor! Is truth funnier than fiction? Find out for yourself at Full Disclosure, a show that's never the same twice.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 10:00pm
One of the biggest-selling bands of all time, Chicago's horn-heavy pop-rock provided much of the soundtrack to the '70s and '80s, with Peter Cetera's signature tenor leading the way. Kenny Cetera, Peter's brother, first recorded with the band in 1984 and then joined them on the road, adding his own powerful vocals to the mix. Now Kenny's Chicago Experience comes to the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga to re-create many of those 21 Top 10 singles, among them such memorable hits as "If You Leave Me Now," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Hard Habit to Break" and "You're the Inspiration."
Come be part of the joke as the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, pokes fun at the genre that made her famous. Mixing equal parts tension and laughter, laugh along as Clarissa, a diplomatic spouse, finds her normally entertaining and unflappable self in the middle of a drawing room murder. Desperate to dispose of the body, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they’re interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord. In this conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humor. Get caught up in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web at the Long Beach Playhouse.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra (MMO) has been a cultural fixture since 1900. Performing music from America's golden age of mandolin orchestras (the late 1800s to early 1900s), the MMO is famed for its unique take on vintage rags, waltzes and marches. Now with world-renowned classical guitarists Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan as directors, the MMO captivates audiences with inspirational performances of preeminent works of the baroque and classical periods. Join MMO plus special local guests Misha Litvin and Stas Venglevski (a fast-fingered domra and bayan duo) and Robin Pluer (a lovely and charming chanteuse) for this concert at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
On deadline to finish his new play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter (the title could probably use some work), young Will Shakespeare is suffering a massive case of writer's block. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will's, who disguises herself as a boy so she can to fulfill her dream of performing onstage, where no women are permitted. In a classic case of mistaken identity and backstage mayhem, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his great romantic masterpiece. This charming adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie will make you smile with plenty of clever references to Shakespearean lit. Enjoy this Peninsula premiere of Shakespeare in Love when this raucous romantic comedy of errors comes to Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Theatre.
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Journey under the sea with Ariel, her aquatic friends and the youth cast of OnStage Atlanta performing at Rehoboth Baptist Church in The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. The beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home -- and her fins -- behind to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. in Tucker is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we make for love and acceptance.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:00pm
One of the city's longest-running weekly shows, Comedy Oakland has been bringing you top headliners, local heroes and up-and-coming stars since way back in '09. Sit back and have a drink or a snack at Spice Monkey, where you'll be entertained by faces you've seen on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and all the late-night talk shows, along with competition winners and stand-ups who've performed on "every habitable continent." Comedy Oakland is produced by the world's only Indian-Jewish comedian, Samson Koletkar, aka Mahatma Moses, and is often hosted by Date Talk podcaster Ira Summer. The live show was named "Best Place for Comedy" in the East Bay Express 2016 & 2018 Readers' Poll.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:45pm (The [Not So] Late Show)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comedy Machine)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:30pm (The [Not So] Late Show)Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm (Comedy Oakland Presents)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:45pm (The [Not So] Late Show)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm (Comedy Machine)
With an absolutely historic career that spans 55 years of his Latin fusion sound, Roberto Roena is joined by special guest vocalists like Tito Cruz, Sammy Gonzalez and Carlos Santos, and timbalero Endel Dueno for this special concert at The City University of New York's Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. This night of music from the former member of Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo -- as well as the supergroup Fania All Stars -- is sure to be filled with all the infectious rhythm and flavor for which Roena is known.
At ComedySportz, Philadelphia's longest-running comedy show, two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive improv show that's fun for all ages, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage to be part of the show.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:00pm
Welcome to a dinner party from hell. In an attempt to find closure after a family tragedy, Debora and Michael invite their son’s bully and his family over for dinner in the drama Late Company. As the night progresses, pain, loss and rage all come to a head, and there’s enough blame for everybody to have a heaping share. At turns both beautiful and brutal, Late Company is a hotbed of visceral tension as questions are raised that no one is prepared to answer. New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco is proud to stage this important work by Jordan Tannahill, a fast-rising playwright in Canada. Directed by Evren Odcikin, named one of “6 Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine, you won’t want to miss this play that London’s Telegraph called “Utterly transfixing.”
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pm (Preview)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, Feb 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 8:00pm
Hyde Top Fade is a fast-paced sketch comedy show filled with larger than life characters in ridiculous situations. Featuring music, improv, and sketch, this revue invites you to confront your reality in an absurd way.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers –- and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an onstage trio and an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question: Is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot? Parental guidance is recommended, due to language and themes.
Hailed as “the most innovative and influential guitarist of the past 25 years” (Wall Street Journal), Bill Frisell has seen collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bono, Paul Simon, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic over the course of his 35-year career. His Grammy-nominated album When You Wish Upon a Star features his arrangements and interpretations of music for film and television. He'll be joined by bassist Thomas Morgan, drummer Rudy Roysto and singer Petra Haden in re-imagining time-honored gems like the album's title tune and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” as well as music from television favorites, including The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Honeymooners. This concert at Price Center East Ballroom in La Jolla comes courtesy of USCD's Art Power.
Has your pet changed your life? Have you ever wondered what she's thinking when she stares up at you and tilts her head? Could she have the secret to understanding the world at large and your place in it? Or is she just more interested in how your shoes taste? In Sylvia, the world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park. Find out how this entertaining play unfolds at Houston's Stageworks Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pm
Avenue Q meets improv comedy in this adult puppet show at Unexpected Productions' Market Theater. Where do puppets hang out after their day jobs? Well, after singing songs and dancing at the children's theater, they head down to their local watering hole and pull up a bar stool. And when the Cotton Gin gets a little rowdy, marionettes and sock puppets alike bust out with bawdy songs and risqué jokes. Come join the fun with the puppet regulars at The Cotton Gin, located in Pike Place Market.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:30pm (Doors open at 8:30)
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.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jane Monheit)Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 8:00pm (Jane Monheit)Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (An Acoustic Evening With Shawn Colvin and Heather Maloney)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pm (Peabo Bryson)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm (Peabo Bryson)Monday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm (Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon and Jeremy Clyde of Chad & Jeremy)Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute)Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Rachael Yamagata)
Punch Line Philly hosts Comedy Allstars, a showcase featuring an array of your favorite professional local comedians, some of whom have appeared on Comedy Central and late-night talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at Crucible Brewing Company in Woodinville is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Feb 18, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Mar 25, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Apr 22, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jul 22, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Aug 19, 2019 / 8:00pm
The expert improvisers at National Comedy Theatre Phoenix start every show by asking the audience to shout out suggestions for a word that they can use as a starting point for the show's improvisations. From there, nobody, including the performers on stage, knows what will happen next. No two shows are ever alike -- but you can count on them to be fast-paced, family-friendly and totally unpredictable.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pm (All Ages Improv Comedy)
Make plans to see Highwood's Improv Comedy Night and get ready to laugh your tush off. Named one of the top ten comedy shows in the D.C. area by DC Thrillist, the show gathers Washington, D.C.'s best improv groups for a night of spontaneous fun at Silver Spring's The Highwood Theatre. You never know what these comedians will throw at you when they transform audience suggestions into hilarious and original sketches. Whether you're an improv newbie or veteran, these funny folks will have everything to suit your comedy palate, including political humor, pop reference jabs and silly songs.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
When you want to listen to cool music in an even cooler space, (Le) Poisson Rouge is where you'll want to head. This multimedia art cabaret was created by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate in Greenwich Village. Dedicated to fusing popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance and fine art, LPR strives to be a creative haven artists and audiences. With fabulous acoustics and an attractive, state-of-the art performance space, LPR brings you the best in New York nightlife. From classical post-Minimalism, beat-heavy electronica, evanescent chamber pop to clever world-music fusions, jazz quartets, Jamaican dancehall parties, movie screenings, literary readings and more, (Le) Poisson Rouge is New York's nightlife destination.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 5:00pm (The Freedom Party)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 7:00pm (Art Battle)
Now entertaining amateur sleuths across the country, The Dinner Detective makes its way to the Crown Plaza Seattle Downtown to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses, you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 6:00pm Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 / 6:00pm
Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, 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. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, 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.
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jan 28, 2019 / 8:00pm
Opening Night: The Improvised Musical is exactly that -- a Broadway-style musical that's made up on the spot, based on a single audience suggestion. Therefore, every night is the opening night of a musical that's never been seen. Sadly, it's also the closing night ... but closing night sounds so very final -- and not even this cast can withstand the damage done by weekly wrap parties. Since 1998, Opening Night's cast of veteran improvisers has combined Chicago and Los Angeles improv with the Broadway stylings of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, resulting in over 1,000 original musicals. Marvel as they score and choreograph a show right in front of your eyes at the Second City Studio Theatre in Los Angeles.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:30pmFriday, Mar 15, 2019 / 9:30pm
Artistic director Carolina Lugo, her daughter Carolé Acuña and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. This award-winning ensemble has been providing Bay Area audiences with passionate performances for more than 20 years, bringing artists from Spain and abroad to appear with them. They'll take the stage at San Francisco Latin American eatery Peña Pachamama.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 7:00pm
Presented as part of their Young Audience Series, The Company OnStage's Cinderella Goes Disco is a wildly entertaining adaptation of the classic fairy tale featuring audience participation for tons of fun. This participatory experience combines three traditional fairy tales in a most unusual fashion. The Prince has invited all of the kingdom’s young ladies to a disco ball at the palace, but poor Cinderella is convinced she can't go because she has nothing to wear. The Fairy Godmother saves the day while telling Cinderella the stories of “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast,” to boost her confidence. With a groovy new outfit and some fairy tale inspo, Cinderella's appearance at the ball is sure to be legendary.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 1:30pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 1:30pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 1:30pm
Inspired by actress Vivica A. Fox's steamy new Lifetime reality show Vivica's Black Magic, Black Magic Live brings the chocolate off the screen and onto the stage of the Embassy Nightclub Theater in Las Vegas. This mocha-fueled male revue features a flurry of washboard abs, seductive synchronized dance moves and a tantalizing strip tease that only the City of Sin could approve of. Without a doubt, the gals will enjoy this titillating soiree of the hottest black men from near and far.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 9:00pm Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 9:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 9:00pm Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pm Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 9:00pm
Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance, at Rattle & Hum West in New York City, is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle -- from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:00pm Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 10:00pm
Blue & Gold Fleet's Escape From the Rock Cruise is an exciting 90-minute excursion that takes you around the perimeter of Alcatraz to view the island from every angle. As the ship sails, passengers are treated to a presentation complete with sound effects and chilling tales of inmates Al Capone and Billy Cook, not to mention Clyde Johnson's daring escape attempt. This historical yet entertaining boat trip does not stop at the island of Alcatraz itself, but it does evoke the days when this iconic maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 11:30amSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 3:45pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 11:30amTuesday, Jan 22, 2019 / 11:30amWednesday, Jan 23, 2019 / 11:30amThursday, Jan 24, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 11:30amFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 3:45pm
The Regent Theatre in Arlington closes out Magic Month with a one-of-a-kind, interactive magic show. Award-winning magician Matt Roberts will have you alternating between laughter and awe as he presents his sleight of hand, levitation and "mind-reading" -- along with a jaw-dropping twist on one of Houdini's famous feats. This renowned magic show is the perfect way to kick off a magical new year. You’ll all be talking about it long after its astonishing finale!
In 2211, the world isn’t as we know it. Aurora and her friends live outside without any adults, computer, cellphones or even running water. Meanwhile, Claire continues life alone in confines run by Computer and wonders if anyone else is out there. Gather up your young ones for TADA! Youth Theater’s production of Odd Day Rain — a futuristic rock musical for family audiences — at New York City’s Tada Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 12:00pmMonday, Jan 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pm
ComedySportz is Seattle's leading improv comedy show. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive, family-friendly show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage. It's perfect for dates, a night out on the town, or even quality time with the family, since kids love it as much as grown-ups.
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Nobody tells stories like Etta Mae Mumphries. And nobody has met and influenced so many important people. You may not have heard of Etta Mae, but surely you know of Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., and the list goes on and on. Known sometimes as the “Geriatric Forrest Gump,” Miss Etta Mae is a font of biblical wisdom and encourager extraordinaire. Meet Karen Bankhead's theatrical creation at Hollywood's Theatre West.
Laughter may be the best medicine, and not far behind is a nice drink, so you'll get the best of both worlds at Comedy & Cocktails, a new event at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo. Some of the best and brightest comics will hit the stage for a night of laughs, spirits and great company in an intimate setting. Join Camarillo's own Jason Love as he welcomes in comics like Graham Elwood, John DiCrosta and more for this hilarious showcase.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar 29, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, May 31, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jun 28, 2019 / 7:30pm Friday, Jul 26, 2019 / 7:30pm
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater thinks it's better served alongside a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, How to Murder a Millionaire, combines cold-blooded killing with the hilarious antics of reality TV. All eligible bachelor Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride to share his life, so he signs up to become the latest schmuck on cheesy dating show How to Marry a Millionaire. Here to win the heart (and bank account) of the handsome millionaire are sex kitten Tanya, sweetheart Darma and lady-with-a-past Carleen. Who will Dirk choose to be his bride? And will it be the last choice he ever makes? Help put together the pieces and uncover the murderer -- and maybe even become a part of the show -- as you laugh and dine at The Latin Kitchen in Mesa.
Magic Shop San Diego and 3 Generations, Inc. are proud to present an extraordinary dinner theater experience. Situated in the historic Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego, the Illusions Theatre and Bar is the perfect location to celebrate special occasions with a sensory experience beyond anything you can imagine. Gourmet food, fine liquors and wine enhance the spectacular entertainment from some of the most talented magicians in the country. This parlor magic show has been specially designed and choreographed for Illusions Theatre. It's not just a magic show; it's an adventure through your mind and a test of your imagination.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)Friday, Feb 15, 2019 / 6:15pm (Seating Between 6:00pm-6:35pm)