Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What’s Happening Around Town for September 18

Ain't Misbehavin' - International City Theatre
International Center Theatre presents Ain't Misbehavin', the Tony Award-winning musical revue based on the life of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Step back to the Golden Age of Jazz, when places like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were havens for snappy swing music and snazzy jazz, and the stride piano infused the soulful energy of a generation. It’s a lively tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring 30 finger-snapping, toe-tapping numbers including “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Squeeze Me,” “Handful of Keys,” “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” and “The Joint is Jumpin’.” Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, the show is directed by Saundra McClain with musical direction by Rahn Coleman and choreography by Stephen Semien and stars Phillip Brandon, Niketa Calame, Amber Mercomes, Lacy Darryl Phillips and Jennifer Shelton. Ain’t Misbehavin’ runs October 9 - November 4, with opening night on Friday, October 12 at International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA 90802. For tickets and information call (562) 436-4610 or go to www.ictlongbeach.org.

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The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch - Kritzerland
Kritzerland at Sterling’s Upstairs at The Federal presents The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch, A Tribute to the Man and His Music on Sunday, October 7th at 7:00 pm starring Kevin Bailey, Juliana Hansen, Euan Morton, Joanne O’Brien, and Angel Reda, with special guests Kay Cole [pictured left] and Jason Graae. Tom Griep musical directs. The show will be a mix of the known and not so well known, from his early pop hits to his classics, to songs from his unsuccessful shows such as Jean Seberg, Smile, and Sweet Smell of Success. You’ll hear great songs from A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, as well as songs from his many film scores, including “The Way We Were,” “Through the Eyes of Love” (from Ice Castles), and more. Dinner reservations are from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and can be made by calling 818-754-8700. Cover charge $15 + $10 food minimum + $3 service charge. Sterling’s at The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. Click Here for more information.

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No Ordinary Women - Vox Femina
Downtown LA's Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School welcomes the first concert of Vox Femina Los Angeles' 2012-2013 season, No Ordinary Women, featuring the music of Joan Szymko and Gwyneth Walker on Saturday, November 3, 2012. For more information on this and future concerts, please visit www.voxfeminala.org/season.htm. Upcoming events include Half the Sky - Voices of women worldwide in Hollywood (March 10, 2013), a concert with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles in the Rampart District (March 16 - 17, 2013), and It’s Our Party,  A sweet/sassy 16 Party Downtown (June 15, 2013).

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