Culver City Calendar: Events and Happenings in Culver City

This Culver City calendar includes Culver City Board & Commissions meetings, cultural events, and more.  Email events@culvercitycatalyst.co to include your event on the Catalyst’s Culver City calendar.

Culver City Calendar

 

Apr
16
Tue
Paranormal Romance Master Class
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paranormal Romance Master Class

Whether you’re an aspiring author or well-established in publishing, we want to help you write your paranormal romance! Whether you’re writing about vampires, shapeshifters, angels, or other fantastic creatures, how do you know how to build the paranormal elements of the book without overpowering the romance? How much is too much? Bring your works in progress or your ideas for a two-part class on writing paranormal romance.

Class 1 will cover the essentials of writing paranormal romance–how not to write yourself into a corner and how to smoothly develop the worldbuilding so your reader doesn’t get bogged down and distracted from the romance! We’ll have exercises and examples to study, and for Class #2, you’ll complete a writing sample to be workshopped!

Class 2 will be a workshop where we focus on your writing! You will both give and receive feedback, so come ready to help your peers bring their writing to the next level while you receive insights on your work and processes.

Class will be taught by Jeanne De Vita, developmental editor and writing instructor.

Cultural Affairs Commission @ Mike Balman Council Chambers
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
17
Wed
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
18
Thu
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
19
Fri
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
20
Sat
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

Hallie Rubenhold Book Signing @ The Five
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hallie Rubenhold Book Signing @ The Five

Join us to celebrate the release of critically acclaimed author and social historian Hallie Rubenhold’s latest novel The Five. Hallie will be in conversation with our very own Bea Koch, followed by a book signing.

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
NATIVE SON @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

A searing new adaptation of a contemporary classic about being black in America.

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING, RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.”

        – Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Credits

BY
Nambi E. Kelley

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
Richard Wright

DIRECTED BY
Andi Chapman

AN ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
21
Sun
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm
The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.
-Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Kirk Douglas Theatre 2018/19 Season Ticket Members will automatically receive tickets to one production with the opportunity to purchase the remaining two as add-ons.
Program info at CenterTheatreGroup.org/BlockParty

Block Party 2019 Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

CELEBRATING LOS ANGELES THEATRE

L.A. theatre’s friendliest party is back again! Everyone is invited to Center Theatre Group’s third annual Block Party to revel in the incredible people and stages that call our city home. Whether you’ve made it your mission never to miss a new L.A. play or you feel overwhelmed when you start to think about the 250-plus theatres that surround you, you will find a show you love at the 2019 edition of Block Party. To celebrate all that L.A.’s intimate theatre scene has to offer, we will once again present encore productions from three outstanding companies—showcasing their remarkable work at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Jump to a Block Party show:

For the Love Of (or, the roller derby play)
Rotterdam
Native Son

Join the party and see all three productions with the $75 Block Party PARTY PASS
Enjoy three shows, including cocktails at each performance, plus NO handling fees.

Use promo code: PARTYPASS by phone at 213.628.2772 or in person at the Box Office.

*Available through March 28, 2019 by phone or in person at the box office only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Not available on March 9, March 30, or April 20, 2019. Subject to availability.

Pay What You Want
As an integral part of Block Party’s mission to celebrate the vibrant theatre of Los Angeles and connect with our community, we will be offering Pay What You Want performances on the first Friday of each show.**

**Available in person only. Only valid on 3/8, 3/29, 4/19. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. Subject to availability. $1 minimum.

“BLOCK PARTY IS A BIG DEAL FOR LA’S SMALL THEATERS.”

– Anthony Byrnes, KCRW

FOR THE LOVE OF (OR, THE ROLLER DERBY PLAY)

Love is a contact sport.
When Joy joins the Brooklyn Scallywags roller derby team and meets their star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her longtime partner, Michelle, find their lives turned upside down. For The Love Of asks how much you’re willing to risk in order to follow your heart.

“A SEDUCTIVELY ROUSING SHOW.”

– Bill Raden, LA Weekly

Credits

BY
Gina Femia

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Rhonda Kohl

SCENIC DESIGN
Eli Smith

LIGHTING DESIGN
Rose Malone

COSTUME DESIGN
Vicki Conrad

SOUND DESIGN
Gillian Moon

WITH
Crystal Diaz
Elinor Gunn
Liesel Hanson
Faith Imafidon
Cindy Lin
Nadia Marina
Lynn Odell
Alina Phelan
Briana Price
Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Yolanda Snowball
Jenny Soo
Nancy Stone
Tania Verafield

A THEATRE OF NOTE PRODUCTION

LACKAWANNA BLUES @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

A magical, musical, and deeply personal work written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Santiago-Hudson returns to his roots in this tour de force performance with live blues music by composer Bill Sims Jr., performed by Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist, composer, and actor Chris Thomas King.

“PERFORMED WITH MARVELOUS SUBTLETY AND RARE HUMILITY.”

– The New York Times

Credits

WRITTEN, PERFORMED, AND DIRECTED BY
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Chris Thomas King

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Bill Sims Jr.

ADDITIONAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
Chris Thomas King

The Lincoln Center Theater Production FALSETTOS @ Kirk Douglas Theatre
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

“AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF A PERFECT MUSICAL.”

– The New York Times

“A MASTERWORK. IT THROBS WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION.”

– Chicago Tribune

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®-winning musical Falsettos returned to Broadway in an all-new production directed by Lapine from Lincoln Center Theater and was nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

“WHAT A JOYOUS RIDE! ALL THE PERFORMANCES ARE SPOT-ON…THERE IS SIMPLY NO END TO THE BEAUTY OF THIS SHOW.”

– Dallas Voice

“THE TOUR OF THE REVIVAL OF WILLIAM FINN AND JAMES LAPINE’S BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED FALSETTOS IS GLORIOUSLY PERFORMED.”

– TheaterJones

“STOP READING NOW AND GET YOUR TICKETS.”

– The Column Online

Credits

BOOK BY
William Finn
James Lapine
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
William Finn
DIRECTED BY
James Lapine
CHOREOGRAPHY
Spencer Liff
SET DESIGN
David Rockwell
COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer Caprio
LIGHTING DESIGN
Jeff Croiter
SOUND DESIGN
Dan Moses Schreier
MUSIC SUPERVISION
Vadim Feichtner
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS
Michael Starobin
WITH
Nick Adams
Nick Blaemire
Audrey Cardwell
Eden Espinosa
Thatcher Jacobs
Jim Kaplan
Bryonha Marie Parham
Max von Essen
Josh Canfield
Melanie Evans
Megan Loughran
Darick Pead

 

Apr
22
Mon
Culver City City Council Meeting @ Mike Balkman Council Chambers
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm