ACB Studios at The BLOC

Dance + Design I: Shaping the Dancer

Known for combining compelling performances with smart, entertaining ‘inside-ballet’ commentary, American Contemporary Ballet presents Dance + Design I: Shaping the Dancer. Artistic Director Lincoln Jones pulls back the curtain on the training process, inviting the audience to sit in on an actual company class as he explains the principles, challenges and objectives behind the exercises. More

Valley Performing Arts Center


Dreamgirls is a sensation, with music by Academy® Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony® and Grammy®-Award winner Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls features the unforgettable hits from stage and screen: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not  Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen. More

A Noise Within

Romeo & Juliet

Set against a modern urban backdrop, the young lovers’ fate resounds with a message more timely and urgent than ever before: break the hate! The Los Angeles Times called this production “electric … a worthy encounter with this forever-young classic.” Crossed by their stars and society both, this Romeo and Juliet is “funny, frightening, daring” (Pasadena Independent). By any name, the enduring power of love smells bittersweet. Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. More

The Montalban Theatre

I Only Have Eyes for You

Straight from his turn as Elder Cunningham in “The Book Of Mormon”, Jared Gertner stars as 1930s lyricist Al Dubin in a show that delivers a veritable banquet of great songs. Dubin was one of the premier songwriters of Hollywood’s Golden Age. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

Money in politics: Finance, regulation and disclosure in CA's ballot initiative process

As we look to the November ballot, this is expected to be a record year for citizen initiatives in California with more than a hundred already proposed and filed with the Secretary of State. More

A Noise Within

Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six mysterious and other-worldly characters hijack a company of actors in mid-rehearsal. Notions of reality and illusion are shaken to the core in Luigi Pirandello’s absurdist, meta-theatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners. More

Mark Taper Forum

Father Comes Home From the Wars at the Mark Taper Forum

An epic tale about holding on to who we are and what we love in a country that forces us to fight battles we would not have chosen for ourselves, "Father Comes Home From The Wars" is a devastatingly beautiful dramatic work filled with music, wit, and great lyricism. More

2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country, is now in its 52nd year. This year, the tour is taking place at a Mission Revival estate that pervades a sense of early California style. More

A Noise Within

You Never Can Tell

In You Never Can Tell, a lunch unlike any other reveals a family secret–uncovering both the pleasures and perils of family life. Written over a century ago, this early George Bernard Shaw play is charming and comically surprising. More

Libbey Bowl

70th Ojai Music Festival

The Ojai Music Festival marks its 70th year in 2016 and to curate this milestone, Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris has invited opera and theater director Peter Sellars to serve as Music Director. More