Tag Archives: Center Theatre Group

CTG To Hold ‘Into the Woods’ Open Cast Party

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On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, Little Red Riding Hoods, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of Into the Woods. With a pianist to play songs from Into ...

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Is It Enough?

Recently, I had the privilege to see a performance of Zoot Suit, the revival at the Mark Taper Forum. While I often speak of theatre as an important tool of cultural consciousness, I also look forward to being entertained when I see a play.  And I can unabashedly say that both my wife Michelle and I both loved the show. Charles McNulty of the L.A. ...

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Updated: Lauded L.A. Theater in 2016

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Local writers are reflecting on the best that appeared on Los Angeles stages, both large and small, the previous 365 days.  Turns out there was a lot: L.A. Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty’s list focused nearly exclusively on the larger stages but Orson Bean’s storytelling at the Pacific Resident Theatre made the list as well. Dany Margolies‘s list at Time Out includes the highly lauded ...

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Press Release: 3 99-Seat Remounts at Kirk Douglas Announced

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Press Release: LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2016) — Center Theatre Group has selected three local productions for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will remount Coeurage Theatre Company’s production of Failure: A Love Story  by Philip Dawkins, Echo Theater Company’s production of Dry Land  by Ruby Rae Spiegel and Fountain Theatre’s production of Citizen: An American Lyric  ...

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Reaching Our Kids Through Theater

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Growing up in downtown Boston as an inner city kid, the performing arts were more than just a fun place to spend my time after school. Theater was where I could learn and dream and activate my physicality and my intellect. And yes. There was a lot of pretty cool stuff to do! I was lucky enough to benefit from donors and supporters, completely anonymous ...

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This Is a True L.A. Story: ‘Recorded In Hollywood’

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Dolphin’s of Hollywood was not just a record store with a DJ or an iconic music gathering place for rebellious teens during a time of segregation in Los Angeles. For many people who traveled to the original Central Avenue shop, sometimes even secretly, it was a home. Legendary owner and music producer John Dolphin opened his doors to all ethnicities. By doing so he opened ...

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Steven Leigh Morris on the Future of LA Theater

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American Theatre:  Incoming LA STAGE Alliance Executive Director, Steven Leigh Morris, gives an extended interview on the future of Los Angeles theater and his ideas on how to get it there. We need to get recognition of the theatre art beyond the theatre community, so that people who live in Los Angeles understand really clearly that if they haven’t seen a play, in a large or ...

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Ten Finalists Selected for 1st Annual Humanitas/Center Theatre Group Playwriting Prize

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Center Theatre Group Press Release: After reviewing over 230 play submissions, Center Theatre Group announced today that 10 finalists have been chosen for the first annual Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize. The award will be given to the best new, unproduced play written by a Southern California playwright. The winning playwright will receive a $5,000 cash prize and an additional $5,000 will be given to a Southern ...

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Real Women of East LA Are in the Palisades and Pasadena

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LAObserved: Center Theatre Group calls itself “L.A.’s Theatre Company,” yet continues to demonstrate virtually no interest in LA stories. Fortunately two of the area’s larger theaters are compensating for CTG’s apathy toward its home town with productions about “real women” Eastside garment workers, for starters.  http://bit.ly/1MFOtxx    

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