Valley Performing Arts Center

L.A. Theatre Works Presents "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. More

Ahmanson Theatre

The Sound of Music

Launching a North American tour at the Ahmanson, three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien will direct a lavish new production of the musical "The Sound of Music." 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family returns to thrill audiences with such songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re- Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and “The Sound of Music.” More

Photo: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

LA Opera Presents "Moby-Dick"

With astonishing visual effects and a magnificent musical score, one of the very greatest of all American novels comes thrillingly to life on the stage. A fanatical sea captain’s unrelenting obsession for revenge drives his entire crew into the face of death and destruction as they explore the vast and mysterious oceans in search of a monster. More

Mark Taper Forum

"Appropriate" at the Mark Taper Forum

After their father dies in the decaying plantation mansion the family has held for generations, the three grown Lafayette children return to Arkansas to battle over their inheritance. More

Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Broad Museum

The Broad Museum Opening

The Broad is a new contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum, which is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, will open September 20, 2015 with free general admission. The museum will be home to the nearly 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. More

The Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of "Guys and Dolls"

A production of the musical classic, directed by Mary Zimmerman. Nathan Detroit runs the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York. There are well-heeled shooters everywhere, but it’s no dice unless they have a place to gamble—and that takes dough. Nathan’s got a bet that high roller Sky Masterson can't land a date with a straight-laced Salvation Army doll, but love is never a sure thing. And his fiancée Miss Adelaide will walk out if she doesn’t walk down the aisle soon. What’s a poor guy to do? More

Ahmanson Theatre

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now a two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. This new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade. More

Autry National Center of the American West

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West

"Empire and Liberty" is the first major museum exhibition to illuminate the causes and legacies of the American Civil War from the vantage point of Westward expansion. Visitors are invited to explore the conflicts and connections of a growing nation through an astonishing array of more than 200 significant artifacts, including Texas slave sale documents, Andrés Pico’s war drum, the battle flag carried by soldiers of the California Hundred, a Buffalo Soldier’s revolver, and Cherokee General Stand Watie’s bowie knife. This exhibition shows how the Civil War was more than a clash between the North and South; it was part of a history of debate over how America would expand, and who, within that expanding nation, might claim freedom. More

Carol Friedman (left), Simon Benjamin (right)

Valley Performing Arts Center

Bobby McFerrin with special guest, Taylor McFerrin

Family resemblance – it’s passed from generation to generation, sometimes reliably and other times rebelliously. In some families, the resemblance is of a musical kind. This father and son duo will test the possibilities and share the VPAC stage intended to stretch musical boundaries, and to celebrate the similarities embedded within contrasting musical styles. More

Valley Performing Arts Center

"Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ," Stewart Copeland, Composer

VPAC welcomes Stewart Copeland, who caught the world’s attention when he captured the raw energy of the London punk rock scene by forming The Police. Copeland has since spent three decades as an acclaimed film composer, filmmaker and creator of opera, ballet and chamber music. More