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APOLLO 11 Blasts Off

Apollo 11 The Immersive Live Show at The Lunar Dome at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (Photo Joseph Viles)

APOLLO 11 Blasts Off

  • By Karen Vock
  • Photo By Joseph Viles

It’s just staggering to consider that this month marks the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the Moon. Whether or not you were alive to witness this incredible feat, you’ll want to experience the drama surrounding one of the greatest stories in human history when APOLLO 11 – The Immersive Live Show premieres July 5 at the Rose Bowl. Staged in a groundbreaking, purpose-built venue called the Lunar Dome, APOLLO 11 is a truly immersive live show performed by 20 actors under 40,000 square feet of stunning 360° video projection featuring a full orchestral score and life-size rockets.

In this first stop of an 18-city tour, APOLLO 11 invites audiences along on an epic journey to the Moon and back. The story of the 400,000 individuals it took to accomplish this mission is told through the eyes of Ben, a retired NASA Aerospace Engineer, as he recounts those heady days to his granddaughter Sydney, who looks away from her smartphone and up to the sky long enough to consider the endless possibilities of space. This unique theatrical experience will certainly inspire audiences of all ages to imagine what the future holds through space exploration.  As someone who grew up on Florida’s Space Coast, witnessing rocket launches throughout my childhood, I can’t wait to climb on board this rocket of a production. Ticket start at $25 for shows currently running through August 11th.

For tickets and details, click here.

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL

Friends! The Musical Parody at Kirk Douglas Theatre July 16-Aug 4th

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL

  • By Karen Vock

If you’ve been missing our Must-See-TV FRIENDS Joey, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Rachel since the beloved sitcom went off the air in ’04, your chance to reunite with the gang is coming to the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City July 16-August 4 in a Must-See-Onstage experience called FRIENDS! The Musical Parody.

This delightfully naughty confection plucks the best moments from the show’s ten years and recreates them through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp. It’s a typical day at everyone’s fave coffee shop, Central Perk, until a runaway bride (with a fabulous haircut!)  bursts in and turns everyone’s lives upside down.  Creators/Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith know a little something about parody, with their Saved By The Bell Musical a NY Times Critics pick and The Office! A Musical Parody now playing Off Broadway. FRIENDS! makes its LA premiere with this engagement, parodying memorable episodes and storylines in original songs including, “How You Doin’?” (Joey), “We Were On A Break” (Ross), Could I BE Any More In Love With You? (Chandler).  It’s not clear if Phoebe’s classic “Smelly Cat” makes an appearance but “The One Where We Make A Million Dollars An Episode” is sure to be a riot. Recommended for mature audiences, tickets start at $25 for performances Tuesday-Sunday.

For more information, click here.

Moby Dick Rehearsed

Theatricum Botanicum’s Moby Dick (Starring Colin Simon and Gerald C. Rivers) (Photo Ian Flanders)

Moby Dick Rehearsed

  • By Arlene Winnick
  • Photo By Ian Flanders

This summer put Theatricum Botanicum (“a garden theatre”) in Topanga at the top of your must do list. The theatre, founded by Will Geer in the 1950’s McCarthy Era in a splendid natural setting, showcases al fresco Shakespearean and other productions in repertory all summer under the Artistic Direction of his daughter Ellen Geer.

Debuting this month is Moby Dick – Rehearsed, Orson Welles’ stage adaptation of the Herman Melville classic novel.   The play, which premiered on the London stage in 1955, centers on a Shakespearean acting troupe who work to create a play based on the beloved book.  Soon the strong parallels between their current production of King Lear and the characters’ and actions in Moby Dick become evident. Both Captain Ahab and King Lear are rulers truly obsessed and driven by one goal and so fixated that their leadership and decision making are compromised.

The play as in the novel is narrated by the novice sailor, Ishmael. The staging of Moby Dick – Rehearsed is brilliant – a bare stage is transformed into a whaling ship with the actors creating the dramatic action while the audience’s imagination provides the ocean, costumes… and the persona of the great white whale.

For more details, click here.

Summer Nights

Hammer Museum Summer Concert Nights (Photo Jennie H. Kim)

Summer Nights

  • By Cynthia Lum
  • Photo By Jennie H. Kim

KCRW and the Hammer Museum team up once again to present three free nights of live music and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights, Thursdays, July 11, 18, and 25th. This year’s series features a stellar line-up of artists: Pavo Pavo, Wild Belle and the Tracks, as well as fierce live sets from KCRW DJs Anne Litt, Travis Holcombe, Aaron Byrd, Dan Wilcox, José Galván and Scott Dallavo.

Pavo Pavo is the recording project of Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg. They’ve become prolific and vital collaborators at the intersection of classical, experimental, and pop music. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Isles, Wild Belle, led by siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, have toured the world, playing Coachella, Lollapalooza, Corona Capital, and Austin City Limits. 

All concerts are free, open to the public, all-ages, and held in the Hammer’s lively courtyard. A happy hour with cash bar starts at 6:30 PM,  those that come early can visit the Hammer’s galleries, which will be open until 8:00 PM. Music starts at 7:30 PM. On view at the Hammer will be Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel, the first American survey of one of the UK ’s most influential artists

For more information, click here.

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