Los Angeles Events: 2018

Your guide to the best and biggest events in the city.  Theatre, parties, premieres…check out what the season has in store for you!

KING TUT Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh – March 24 – January 6, 2019

LA OPERA 17/18 Season

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It’s more than just a cornerstone of opera repertoire; it’s also one of the most heartfelt of all stage works. Rigoletto is the unforgettable tale of a father’s rage, a daughter’s shame and a self-centered ruler who thinks he can get away with anything. Several of Verdi’s best-known tunes accentuate this timeless tragedy of sacrifice, betrayal and revenge. Through June 3.

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With rich orchestrations, thundering choruses and an endless flow of rapturous melodies, one of Verdi’s grandest and greatest works is an enthralling tale of morality and mortality. After losing his fiancée to his father, the king of Spain, the broken-hearted Don Carlo realigns his sympathies and turns against the Spanish Inquisition, knowing full well that his vow to fight for liberty might ultimately cost him his life. Sept 22 – Oct 14.

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Satyagraha (Sanskrit for “truth force”) is inspired by Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, where he developed a radical new idea of nonviolent political resistance. A visually stunning presentation—starring fast-rising tenor Sean Panikkar as Gandhi—links past, present and future to illuminate a powerful meditation on the lasting effects of human goodness. Oct 20 — Nov 11.

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES
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GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

THE SKELETON CREW It’s 2008 and the employees of a Detroit auto factory are facing an uncertain future. This stirring play, called “deeply moral and deeply American” by The New York Times, follows a family of co-workers navigating economic instability, troubling rumors and the ways in which loyalty and love shape every decision we make. June 5 – July 8, 2018

OUR VERY OWN CARLIN McCULLOUGH A single mother discovers that her ten-year-old daughter is a tennis phenom. When a young, dedicated coach takes Carlin under his wing, her meteoric rise takes shape, and this threesome struggles over what is best when building up a champion. June 19 – July 29, 2018