Los Angeles is a vibrant and exciting city when it comes to live theater arts. Decadent architectural venues with towering ceilings and acoustics thrive as epicenters for the latest theatrical productions to emerge in the form of live musicals and scripted plays. Tourists along with local theater patrons faithfully make their way to box offices to purchase tickets for upcoming premieres making their L.A. debut. Full casted productions bring stories to life from the stages of the Pantages Theater and other popular venues through vivacious dialogue, dance and song. When the lights come up, actors enter the stage to present stories in the most classic form of storytelling. Live Theater. Here are some of LA’s top plays and musicals to see this fall.
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dates: August 30, 2016 – September 10, 2016
“Newsies” is a Tony award-winning Broadway musical that is coming to the city of Los Angeles debuting on the west coast at the Pantages Theater. The musical production tells the story of New York’s newspaper boys who go on strike after their wages are lowered on their jobs. The show includes performances of hit songs like “King of New York” and “Seize the Day.” The show runs from August 30th through September 10th.
The Ahmanson Theater
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dates: July 6, 2016 – August 14, 2016
The Broadway hit musical “Grey Gardens” is making its West Coast premiere in the city of Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theater. This production stars Rachel York(City of Angels) and Betty Buckley(Cats). The musical tells the story of some of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ unique relatives and their journey from society’s elite to becoming hermits after the fall of the net worth of their estate in the Hamptons. The musical is directed by Michael Wilson and is running through Aug. 14.
Snow White: The Musical
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dates: August 6, 2016 – September 25, 2016
“Snow White: The Musical” has been extended through the summer to the fall of 2016 due to overwhelming demand. The musical theater presentation is based on the original story as it weaves the story of Snow White and her search for finding herself while interacting with family, her seven friends and two triplets plus one. The show runs now through September 25, 2016.
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Dates: September 6, 2016 – October 2, 2016
The Pasadena Playhouse is set to present “Fantasticks,” known as the longest running in theaters around the world. The story tells the romantic story of a boy and girl and obstacles that present themselves in a colorful, energetic production in the format of musical theater. The director is Seema Sueko and the project is set to until the beginning of October.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
10509 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Dates: July 29, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Running until the end of August, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is coming to the Archway Theater and is a show you won’t want to miss out on seeing. The absurd comedy, which was written by Oscar Wilde, tells the story of two friends, one of which is living a double life. The script’s use of double entendres and one liner jokes are part of the delightful comedic flare that make this play a timeless fresh comedy.
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