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Los Angeles, 1992′ back on the LA stage – Pasadena Star News

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Three decades after its world premiere at the Mark Taper. Forum, Anna Deveare Smith’s “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” will return to the Mark Taper Forum as part of Center Theater Group’s 2022-23 season.

Originally performed solo by Smith, the work was redesigned for a cast of five actors.

“Anna’s piece introduced us to the individuals who shaped, responded to, and were touched by a pivotal moment in LA’s past,” said CTG CEO Meghan Pressman. “No production in our history has lit up our city like this.”

Scheduled for March 2023, the play drew on more than 350 interviews with Angelenos to explore the simmering tensions that sparked the Los Angeles riots following the acquittal of LAPD officers charged in the Rodney King police brutality case. .

COMING

Mike Birbiglia (photo by Joan Marcus)

WEDNESDAY: The Center Theater Group presents “The Old Man and the Pool” by Mike Birbiglia. The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center. Performances continue until August 28.

AUGUST 9: Center Theater Group presents “The Prom.” The Ahmanson Theater at the Music Center. Performances continue until August 28.

AUGUST 13-14: The Mount Wilson Observatory launches “Arts at the Observatory”, an ongoing program of arts at Mount Wilson, featuring “Within Sound: The Acoustic Sculpture of Michael Brewster”, in the telescope dome of 100 inches. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

AUGUST 14: Pacific Chorale presents a free Choral Festival community concert. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa. .

AUGUST 27: San Marino Motor Classic presents Symphony of Cars Gala and Automotive Fine Arts Society Art Exposition from 4-6 p.m. Free entry. Gala: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $275. The gala will benefit the cancer support community. Lacy Park, San Marino. www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com.

AUGUST 28: San Marino Motor classic with over 450 classic cars. The auto show will support the Pasadena Humane Society and the Rotary Foundation of San Marino. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lacy Park, San Marino. www.sanmarinomotorclassic.com.

AUGUST 28: A Noise Within kicks off its season with Peter Hall’s musical adaptation of George Orwell’s satire, ‘Animal Farm’. Performances continue at the A Noise Within Theater in Pasadena through October 2.

AUGUST 28: Chamber Music LA presents “Music Box LA,” a landmark concert celebrating the city’s vibrant chamber music scene. Zipper Hall at Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. 3 p.m.

SEVEN. 9: Pacific Opera Project presents a 1950s-inspired production of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” The El Portal Theater, North Hollywood. Performances continue until September 18. pacificoperaproject.com.

SEVEN. 13: Center Theater Group presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, “Oklahoma.” The Ahmanson Theater at the Music Center. Performances continue until October 16.

Lina Gonzalez-Granados (Photo: Courtesy of LA Phil)
Lina Gonzalez-Granados (Photo: Courtesy of LA Phil)

SEVEN. 17: LA Opera opens its 37th season with Donizetti’s ‘Lucia de Lammermoor’, conducted by Lina Gonzalez-Granados in her debut as resident conductor. Performances continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion until October 9.

SEVEN. 21: Center Theater Group presents “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe”. The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center. Performances continue until October 23.

OCT. 1: Celebrating the Gooden Center’s 60th Anniversary Gala. The Gambling House in Pasadena.

OCT. 1: “An Evening with Motown”. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 7: Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Noche de Oro”. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 9: “Sunday Funday”, a series of free, family-friendly dance, music and theater experiences. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 13: Mambo Kings and Camile Zamora present “Havana Nights”. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 15: The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena hosts its annual “Black Tie and Burgers” gala, celebrating the club’s 85th anniversary.

OCT. 15: “Phoenix”, Stewart Goodyear’s first piano concert in Wallis. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 15: Pacific Chorale opens its 2022-23 season with Durufle’s ‘Requiem’ and Jocelyn Hagen’s ‘Les Cahiers de Léonard de Vinci’. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa.

OCT. 16: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor and the West Coast premiere of Shelley Washington’s “Both.” Alex Theatre, Glendale. 7 p.m.

OCT. 16: A Noise Within continues its fall season with August Wilson’s “Radio Golf.” Performances continue at the A Noise Within Theater in Pasadena until November 13.

OCT. 21: “Body Traffic”, a contemporary dance performance. e Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

John Irving (AP file photo)
John Irving (AP file photo)

OCT. 23: An evening with author John Irving. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 27: “Falling Out of Time”, musical adaptation by composer Osvaldo Golijov of David Grossman’s novel. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 22: LA Opera presents the West Coast premiere of “Omar” by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels. Performances continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion until November 13.

NOV. 5: The Methodist Hospital Foundation will honor Paul Rusnak at its 33rd annual Crystal Ball. Proceeds will support the purchase of the Da Vinci surgical robotic system for the hospital. Pasadena Convention Center.

NOVEMBER 6: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents “Echoes of Austria” with works by Barber, Ligetti, Schubert and Brahms. Zipper Hall, The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.

NOV. 19: Soprano Angel Blue makes her Los Angeles Opera debut in Puccini’s Tosca, conducted by Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv. Performances continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion until December 10.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (file photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images for IEBA)
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (file photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images for IEBA)

NOV. 22: “Invincible – The Musical” with music by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills. Performances continue until December 17.