- By Ken Werther
- Photo By Robbie Jack
The lineup at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills (affectionately known as ‘The Wallis’) is offering a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment during the month of April, anchored by The Encounter (April 6th – 16th). An astonishing night of theatre that received overwhelming critical praise on Broadway, this production from the British theatre company Complicite will engage your senses in ways unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The Times of London called Complicite, “the most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain.” On the Wallis website it says, “Headphones will be provided and must be worn throughout the performance.” Intrigued? Me, too! Get your tickets now!
Other events include Mancini Delivered (April 1st), a benefit evening that will showcase the musical legacy of Henry Mancini, featuring appearances by Julie Andrews, Patti Austin, Kristin Chenoweth, Dave Koz, Matthew Morrison, and more. The Hero Within (April 22nd & 23rd) is an original play based on the lives of Los Angeles veterans. For music lovers, there is Diane Schuur (April 28th), who is regarded as one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists. Schuur was born blind but gifted with perfect pitch and taught herself piano by ear. Closing out the month is British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor (April 30th). Renowned for his distinctive sound, he is one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.
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