La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts Announces Its 2018-2019 Extraordinary Season
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl announces its most ambitious and dazzling year of special events! La Mirada Theatre will kick things off with such sensational shows as Lee Ann Womack, THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY and Paul Anka, and that's just this Fall!
Join us for an exciting array of experiences ranging from the vocal artistry of THE TEN TENORS and O SOLE TRIO to the classic songs of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet and TOM PETTY; from the hilarious Paul Reiser to a weekend of MAGIC you will have to see to believe! Sing along with MOANA, quote along with THE PRINCESS BRIDE or just get your jazz on with THE Glenn Miller and THE PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRAS. Come experience a year of extraordinary celebrations everyone can be thrilled by and especially now as you experience it all in our brand-new, ultra comfortable, ergonomic seats which have just recently been installed at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts!
Lee Ann Womack
Saturday, October 13 - 8pm
Artists don't really make albums like Lee Ann Womack's The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone anymore. Albums that possess both a profound sense of history and a clear-eyed vision for the future. Albums that transcend genres while embracing their roots. Albums that evoke a sense of place and of personality so vivid they make listeners feel more like participants in the songs than simply admirers of them. The new album - a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues - comes from Womack's core. "I could never shake my center of who I was," says the East Texas native. "I'm drawn to rootsy music. It's what moves me."
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
Thursday, October 11 - 7:30pm
The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecilia," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Homeward Bound" and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
ANKA SINGS SINATRA - HIS SONGS, MY SONGS, MY WAY
Friday November 16 & Saturday, November 17 - 8pm
$55 - $180
The legendary singer/songwriter and one of the biggest teen idols of the late '50s, continues to be an ever-popular performer with a career spanning over sixty years. With well over 500 songs to his credit, Paul Anka has cemented his place as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation. Mr. Anka's countless classics include "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," "Diana," "My Way" and the famous theme from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." He is the only artist in history to have a song in the Billboard Top 100 in seven consecutive decades. Join us for an unforgettable evening with the one and only Paul Anka as he honors a great artist who has influenced him more than anyone else throughout his career, Frank Sinatra!
A CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS
Saturday November 24 - 8pm
$15 - $44
The feel-good music of the season! Based on The Carpenters beloved holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmasfeatures "Merry Christmas, Darling," the jazzy "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" and all the hits. Lisa Rock channels and her 6-piece band are keeping The Carpenters holiday traditions alive, bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs together in a warm-hearted concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.
THE TEN TENORS
Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 1- 8pm
$45 - $65
Come Home for the Holidays with The TEN Tenors. With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holiday hits, the TEN Tenors will walk you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the Holidays for the whole family, as well as many of the rock and classical songs that have made this group world-famous.
THE YOUNG AMERICANS:
The Magic of Christmas
Thursday, December 6 - Sunday, December 16
$25 - $65
Join us as The Young Americans transforms La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland, bringing holiday cheer to theatre-goers of all ages. Featuring a cast of 250 Young Americans, the theatre comes to life with state-of-the-art 45-foot digital screens, over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes and yes, it will even snow! Spectacularly created and produced, you'll delight in dancing Santas, The Nutcracker Suite, toe-tapping penguins and your favorite Christmas songs. Huge production numbers! This is THE Christmas show NOT to miss.
Saturday, December 22 - 2pm & 7:30pm
$25 - Special VIP Package $150 (includes the BEST SEATS, free gifts, sweets, beverages and backstage "meet and greet" after the show)!
This most beloved holiday classic comes to vibrant life in the acclaimed production from Santa Barbara's State Street Ballet! The majestic sounds of Tchaikovsky's legendary score are matched by sumptuous sets & costumes. Join young Clara on a magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, as she travels through the beautiful Land of the Snowflakes to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets. Humor, virtuosic dancing, and breathtaking choreography create richly beautiful performance to delight audiences of all ages!
"TOTALLY RAD" THEATRE Presents
"BACK TO THE 80s WEEKEND"
LIVE ON STAGE!
BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn
Friday, February 8 - 8pm
$10 - $52
ONE OF THE GREATEST SYNTH ELECTRO-POP BANDS OF ALL TIME! This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, made its first national impression with the provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)" from the gold-selling debut EP "Pleasure Victim" in 1982. Berlin's first full-length LP was the gold "Love Life" in 1984. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single "Take My Breath Away," the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie "Top Gun."
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Saturday, February 9 - 8pm
TICKETS $15 when purchased in advance; $18 day of performance
It's inconceivable that you'd miss this special showing of one of the most beloved romantic comedy adventures of all time. It's an interactive experience with the beautiful Buttercup and "as you wish" Westley as they face kidnapping, sword duels, R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size) and much more. Costumes are strongly encouraged for this quote-along screening, which comes with a fun pack of props and pre-show excitement featuring costume contests, trivia and sure-to-be recitations of "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"
STAY FOR THE 80S AFTER-PARTY: dancing, karaoke, vintage stand-up arcade games! Enjoy both awesome experiences on the same night!
Sunday, February 10 - 2pm
TICKETS $15 when purchased in advance; $18 day of performance
The epic journey continues for Moana fans with Walt Disney Animation Studios' sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy adventure. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don't forget free goodie bags are included, and be sure to dress up for the costume contest!
MEET MOANA IN THE LOBBY AFTER THE MOVIE!
O SOLE TRIO -
FROM PAVAROTTI TO POP!
Wednesday, February 13 - 2pm
$10 - $20
You'll be shouting "Bravissimo!"
Songs made famous by legendary singers Enrico Caruso, Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and Andrea Bocelli are given new life by combining virtuosic musical feats with an engaging program of well-known classics! It's fast-paced, funny and touching, with two stellar voices and one commanding accompanist. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon performance that takes you on a musical journey, revealing how Italian Americans influenced popular music throughout the decades. From humorous storytelling to their innovative and unique arrangements, this trio of artists is incredible fun and a true tour de force.
MEN ARE FROM MARS,
WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS - LIVE
Thursday, February 14 (Valentine's Day) - 8pm
$10 - $44
A Valentine's Day "date night" special! This hit comedy is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. A delicious evening of entertainment!
THE CHOIR OF MAN
Friday, February 15 - 8pm
$20 - $39
The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as "the ultimate feel-good show", The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party. It's a concert. It's a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything-pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock-all to roof-raising heights. It's the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you'll ever see! CHEERS!
Luis Bravo'S FOREVER TANGO
Saturday, February 16 - 8pm
$20 - $42
Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. This long-running Broadway smash features 14 world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage 11-piece orchestra that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. "Tango is passionate, it's melancholic. It's tender, violent," says creator Luis Bravo. "More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life."
ENJOY A WEEKEND OF MAGIC!
Friday, February 22 - 8pm
$30 - $50
Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass (The Clairvoyants) were 2016 Finalists on "America's Got Talent," chosen from more than 100,000 contestants. They first leapt to fame when they were offered a featured spot in The Illusionists, the largest touring magic show in the world, which took them to Australia, Mexico and the Middle East. Since then, they've lit up Broadway, were awarded the "German Champions of Mentalism," "Magicians of the Year," and were enthusiastically chosen as the "World Champions of Mentalism 2015," a prize that hadn't been awarded in 30 years. Come see why their sold-out appearances in Europe and across the U.S. are bringing cheering audiences to their feet. You'll be amazed!
THE MAGIC THEATRE
Saturday, February 23 - 7pm & 9pm
$45 for all seats
More than a magic show - it's an Experience! Five of the top magicians in the world -all of whom have triumphed at the unparalleled MAGIC CASTLE - will transform our playhouse into THE MAGIC THEATRE for one night only!
Every space will become a magnificent private room featuring mind-blowing close-up magic - so close you can almost reach out and touch the magicians! (But don't!) Lobbies, backstage, onstage, the bar - go wherever you wish, catching all the individual performances. Never attempted anywhere else, this elegant night out, with specialty drinks to celebrate, will only have 2 showings limited to just 125 patrons each! Be one of the lucky ones and get your tickets before they... disappear!
THE WORLD TOUR
Sunday, March 10 - 3pm
$15 - $59
You'll be amazed at this internationally-acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular inspired by ancient India's transition into modern India. Lavishly produced and featuring renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, and over 750 opulent costumes, the show is created by director Amit Shah and highlights the AATMA Performing Arts dance company. Experience an explosion of colors and energy and a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater and spectacular special effects.
CORAZÓN DE MANÁ -
A TRIBUTE TO MANÁ
Friday, March 15 - 8pm
$15 - $38
Corazón de Maná is a tribute comprised of five fans of the beloved Mexican rock band Maná. It's an amazing celebration of all their hits, including "El Verdadero Amor Perdona," "Oye Mi Amor," "Labios Compartidos," "Como Te Deseo" and their breakout smash "Rayando El Sol." Don't miss the ultimate Maná live experience at La Mirada Theatre! CDM es un tributo compuesta por fi ve fanáticos de Maná que quieren ofrecer lamejor experiencia de concierto de Maná. Celebremos la "Revolución de Amor."
Saturday, March 16 - 8pm
$35 - $55
Cue the laughter! Paul Reiser, known for co-creating and starring in the hit sitcom "Mad About You," is ready to bring his irresistible wit to La Mirada, bringing a comic view to his tales of love, life and the funny things about relationships. A seasoned actor, writer, stand-up comedian and musician, Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows, most recently Netflix's "Stranger Things." Along with roles in the hit films Beverly Hills Cop, Diner, and Aliens, he's written two #1 best-selling books: Couplehood and Babyhood, the latter featuring his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father.
Glenn Miller ORCHESTRA
Sunday, March 17 - 2pm
$15 - $40
Get "in the mood" with the most popular and sought after big band in the world! With its unique jazz sound, the one-and-only Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently ever since. "String of Pearls," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Moonlight Serenade" and more classics await you!
TURN THE PAGE
Tribute to Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Friday, March 22- 8pm
$15 - $34
Bob Seger. The name alone brings back a flood of memories. Memories of growing up, first love, parties and a time when music helped define who you were. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band truly provided the soundtrack to a generation. With 10 consecutive Platinum albums between 1975 and 1995, the library of Seger's beloved hits is nearly endless. Relive "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Night Moves," "Against the Wind," "Turn the Page," the way they were meant to be experienced... Live, on the concert stage!
"BLUES BROTHERS" REVUE
Saturday, March 23 - 8pm
$15 - $46
There have been many imitators, but there is only one duo in North America sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Discovered in Las Vegas, performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty capture the infectious humor and unbridled spirit of the Blues Brothers. Backed by a powerhouse band, they'll give you a show to remember, packed with classic hits from the Blues Brothers catalog, including "Soul Man," "Rubber Biscuit," "Sweet Home Chicago," and more.
Sunday, March 24 - 2pm & 7pm
FREE! Note: Ticket limit is one (1) ticket per person. Seats can ONLY be booked
ON-LINE at LaMiradaTheatre.com - not at the box office. Sit wherever you like!
Don't miss YOUR shot! Fans of Broadway's blockbuster can let their collective voices ring out during HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SINGALONG. Everyone is a star in this FREE community sing-along, using tracks prepared by Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. In addition to singing along from your seat, you can sign up to be one of the singers who leads songs from our stage. To be considered, visit the link on our site (LaMiradaTheatre.com). Singers are chosen at random and informed in advance. No previous experience anywhere is required! Costumes are encouraged!
CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE presents
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS:
DAMN THE TORPEDOES
Saturday, April 6 - 8pm
$25 - $75
Classic Albums Live has earned their reputation of performing rock's most influential albums live on stage note for note, cut for cut. Featuring a roster of world-class musicians, they will perform Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' 1979 critically acclaimed album Damn the Torpedoesin its entirety, followed by a set of greatest hits. With such classic songs as "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Refugee," the album was a breakthrough success, cementing the band's well-deserved place in rock & roll history.
She's back! A star is born as award-winning dynamo Angela Ingersoll celebrates American icon Judy Garland, as seen on her current PBS television special. Ingersoll won acclaim for her stunning portrayal of Garland in our hit production of End of the Rainbow last season. Now, live in concert, Ingersoll shines as a force all her own. She superbly captures Garland's emotional and vocal power, and crafts passionate stories with a naturally winning humor. Songs include the signature classics "Over the Rainbow," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and "The Man That Got Away."
Saturday, May 18 - 1pm
$9 for all seats
Audiences LOVED our last showing of these wild comedies, so we're back with new ones! Both with live, composed-on-the-spot musical scores by NYC's Lincoln Center pianist/historian Ben Model. Ending with the most hair-raising and sidesplitting chase sequence ever, Buster Keaton's SHERLOCK, JR. is a fast-paced, laugh-a-minute classic. And Charlie's up to his outrageous best in THE RINK! Kids get an appreciation for clean, inventive visual humor while parents and grandparents bond with them, one belly-laugh at a time.
AN EVENING WITH James Barbour
Saturday, May 18 - 8pm
$15 - $48
He's back - by popular demand! The star of our smash Les Misérables makes his triumphant return to La Mirada Theatre in a private evening of glorious music featuring his spectacular, unforgettable voice. Fresh from his Broadway run as The Phantom of the Opera, this remarkable actor and international concert artist takes us on an inspiring song-filled journey of show tune classics and pop hits that highlight his award-winning performance style. Those who saw him in our Les Misérables can't forget him; those who discover him for the first time will remember him always.
ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
Friday, May 24 - 8pm
Showcasing a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision and unique brand of contemporary ballet have fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Entering its third decade, the Company maintains its focus on commissioned works and delivering programs of compelling, innovative dance. If you love dance, you won't want to miss this stunning performance.
With movie star good looks and one of the most beautiful baritone voices of all time, Robert Goulet's rise to fame was instantaneous with his Broadway debut in Camelot. Soon, he was starring in films and on television and producing award-winning albums. Now, renowned singer Randal Keith brings new life to Goulet's many hits with his own rich baritone sound, taking us on a journey to discover the life and music of an incredible performer - from New York to Vegas, the highs and lows, to falling in love with the woman who would turn his life around forever.
KENNY METCALF AS ELTON: THE EARLY YEARS
Saturday, June 29 - 8pm
$10 - $35
Kenny Metcalf is a superstar performer - and a La Mirada native! His show was featured twice on The World's Greatest Tribute Bands, launching him as a National Touring act. Audiences and critics alike leave with a sense that they "have seen" Elton and his band. It's an on-your-feet night of nostalgia, with can't-believe-your-eyes-or-ears moments during "Philadelphia Freedom," "I'm Still Standing," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Candle In The Wind," "Bennie and The Jets," and many more. Join us for an unbelievable journey back to the 1970s/early '80s, complete with all the glam & bling!
YOU'RE A GRAND OLD RAG:
PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
Sunday, June 30 - 2pm
$10 - $27
Just in time for Independence Day! For generations, the name George M. Cohan has conjured the rollicking magic that is Broadway. And this legend is real: as America's beloved tunesmith and original "Song & Dance Man," Cohan actually was the father of modern musical theater. This exciting program offers a stirring look at George M.'s amazing life and music: "Give My Regards to Broadway," "H-a-rr-i-gan," "The Yankee Doodle Boy," "Over There!" and all the hits. You're a Grand Old Rag is a tap-dancing, bravura performance that brings audiences to their feet! Plus, Cohan's Great-Granddaughter will be here to do a rare talk-back!