2022-23 EVENTS

2022-23 EVENTS

falling in love with love

Falling in love with love

Join Nathan and Brenna for a musical evening of elegance as these two dynamic performers sing their favorite love songs. This concert is perfect for lovers of Broadway and jazz classics, and is sure to be a great date night—just days before Valentine's! Come “Fall in Love with Love”, and experience the energy of human connection and the joy of live music right here in the heart of Venice! 

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Disappearing Act

In Disappearing Act, Van Pelt uses the vehicle of song mixed with sparse but impactful moments of theatre to take the audience on a journey of what it’s like to disappear in plain sight, to the shadowy monsters that exist just below the surface of shiny Los Angeles life.  Based on a true story, the show is dedicated to human trafficking survivors.
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Twentysomething

Twentysomething is an evening of songs that have found me in the roughest patches of my life--songs that I wish I'd written (and a few I did). A mixture of pop, indie, singer-songwriter, country, and musical theater, this show is a collection of twentysomething songs/jokes/moments I was too embarrassed to show people for the first twentysomething years of my life. It's silly, it's earnest, and it's quintessentially Kyle.
Pretty Boy Show

The Pretty Boy Show

GOVAN:

From his soft vocals to his sleek rhymes, GOVAN blends genres in a poetic sense with a unique vibe through a mix of R&B, Pop, and Rap. GOVAN is inspired by the musicality of his Bay Area roots to bring a youthful yet real perspective that tells of a coming of age story in progress. With his genre-bending lyrical fluidity and charming swagger, the singer, songwriter, and rapper wears his heart on his sleeve: embracing emotion, love, and experience while breaking barriers of masculinity and identity. He will be previewing his debut EP “The PRETTY BOY Show!”, which is coming to you in just a few short months. Ladies and Gentlemen… welcome to The PRETTY BOY Show!

Gwenn and Friends Karaoke

Gwenn and Friends Karaoke

Gwenn & Friends Karaoke Session features Gwenn Hope, recent graduate of UCLA TFT, to sing and share her version of some of her favorite songs that have shaped her love and passion for music throughout moments of her life. The night will be shared with some special friends to help bring this performance to life. Gwenn welcomes everyone to come join her for some good vibes, a night out with friends, and to listen to some familiar songs - and maybe even sing along!
Kumbaya

Kumbaya

An electric group of poets, musicians, and actors come together for a cabaret of self-expression and folk music.
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Prince Diabate

Prince Diabaté hails from a prominent, Malinké family from Guinea, West Africa. He learned his art from his father, Djéli Sori Diabaté. Breaking with tradition, his father also taught Prince's mother, Hadja Djéli Sira Cissoko, to play kora. The young boy became an exceptionally early starter by accompanying his parents to their concerts throughout West Africa. Despite his father's disapproval, he decided to make music his life. When he was eight years old, former Guinean President, Sekou Touré, came to his home town, Kindia, for a celebration in Independence Square. Braving the outraged soldiers and his own fear, the young musician grasped his kora, threw himself at the President's feet and played a special song for him. Greatly touched by his skill and audacity, Sekou Touré became his benefactor, enrolling him into the National Children's Theatre in Conakry. At 16 years of age, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he stumbled upon a videocassette of Jimi Hendrix and, inspired by what he heard, entered an international kora competition. Taking first prize that day he became known as 'Prince Diabaté, Prince of the Kora.'
Women in Jeopardy!

Women in Jeopardy!

Three divorced women navigate friendship, aging, , romance, and murder in this hilarious 90-minute romp.  Set in Salt Lake City, the play follows working women over a three day period.  Enamored by her new relationship, Liz introduces her new boyfriend to long-time pals Mary and Jo, upheaving their comfortable patterns of Chardonnay Tuesday, Fun Runs and Book Clubs. Soon a local crime has the girls gabbing, and accusations begin to fly.  Mary and Jo indulge in their suspicions and play the role of detectives as they try to uncover the truth and protect those that they love. Meanwhile Liz’s 19 year old daughter and her snowboarding boyfriend ride the slopes of their own drama.  It’s a comedy about friendship, parenting, aging, and love.
Albee/Pinter

Albee/Pinter

ALBEE/PINTER
FAM AND YAM by Edward Albee
THE DUMB WAITER by Harold Pinter
A retrospective of two early one acts both first produced in 1960
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8Eyes

8 eyes was founded by two glasses-wearing friends, Abe Soane and Jeong-Soo Park. The pair met as members of UCLA’s finest a cappella group, Bruin Harmony and they quickly discovered that they loved writing music together. Their writing style has a unique sound with elements of folk, musical theater, and modern indie, making it hard to categorize as one genre. Check out “Our Song (Be Mine),” and “Devil Dance” on all streaming platforms now!
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El Duelo

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Sunset to Sondheim

SUNSET TO SONDHEIM – Is a musical journey that explores the lifelong friendship between two performers (Bryan Chesters and Fiama Fricano) which all began on the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard many years ago. They recount their experiences working on this incredible production and sing a few of the show’s signature songs including Sunset Blvd., With One Look and As If We Never Said Goodbye. 

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UK UNDERDOG

Steve Spiro was born in London, England. He completed a 2 year Drama program and went on to obtain a place on the "British Stunt Register." (Being the youngest stunt performer on the register at that time). A former amateur boxer, Spiro moved to Los Angeles where he obtained his green card and later became an American citizen. He studied for several years with renown acting coach Larry Moss and is also member of 'The Pacific Resident Theatre' in Venice.
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Casting Aspersions

"Jerry Mathers… the Beaver! This is what we call a dust off. Someone who once was but is no more” muses Jeffery Passero as he is tossing headshots into baskets in his very enjoyable self-written autobiographical solo play Casting Aspersions.
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The Realistic Joneses

In a little town in the mountains two couples named Jones grapple with the big and small questions of life in funny and not so funny ways in this 3 time Drama League and 2 time Drama Desk Award winning play mounted on Broadway to great critical acclaim in 2014.
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Stalled

Written by Liesl Wilke and inspired by her Raymond Carver Award winning short story “Stalled Symphony,” STALLED is an entertaining, perceptive, and rewarding study of the going’s on inside a high-end executive ladies room. Using music, song, and spoken word, STALLED follows four women, all stuck - but ready: to find their way forward. With music by Andy Marsh and Lyrics by Liesl Wilke and Andy Marsh, STALLED is a heartfelt, insightful, and compelling look into motherhood, love and identity.