July 11th, 2012
One of my best friends just recently returned from a trip to New York City, and he explained to me that the highlight of his tenure there was going to see a Broadway showing of the Book of Mormon. This anecdote greatly perked my interest, because usually my friend is a rigid critic of most anything he encounters. I hadn’t previously heard much about the musical besides the fact that its creator’s, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, were also the creators of the show South Park. So I decided that the next time I was in the Big Apple I’d have to definitely go see the performance.
After viewing the satire, I can safely say that the Book of Mormon is one of the most worthwhile experiences I’ve had in a long time! It was absolutely one of the most hilarious spectacles I have ever seen. The plot was surprisingly well constructed and it had me totally engaged the entire way through. The musical is a religious satire, so the pious might not be interested. However if you can accept the performance as a light-hearted comedic entertainment, then you should love the Book of Mormon.
The two lead actors were absolutely phenomenal, but truly the entire cast produced a flawless performance. You could really tell that everyone had their parts down impeccably.
My wife and I were positioned to the left side of the theatre, and for the most part we had an excellent view of everything. The theatre wasn’t gigantic, so the intimate atmosphere made the performance that much more lively.
The musical itself describes the tale of two youthful missionaries during their mission to a village in Uganda. When they arrive, they are confronted with realities that they did not expect. The musical details what occurs when the two naïve missionaries encounter these ‘realities’. While this might sound uncomedic, you wouldn’t believe the hilarity that ensues!
I certainly recommend the Book of Mormon to anyone that is looking for a great round of laughs. The story, acting, and entertainment is definitely worthwhile!
The Book of Mormon will be playing at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from Sept 5th – Nov 25th. We have The Book of Mormon Tickets for all dates of the run.
June 18th, 2012
Book of Mormon
Religion is often a very touchy subject to handle. It gets even tougher when you try to do a musical about it. The Book of Mormon somehow made a double win though when it managed to satirize and praise religion at the same time. This being Matt Parker and Trey Stone’s first attempt in making a Broadway musical, I must say it is not bad at all.
If you are not a Mormon, not religious, have a sense of humor, and can laugh at crass jokes then this is definitely a must-watch. For someone who barely had an idea what Mormonism and their doctrines and beliefs are all about I was surprised that it was an educational watch for me too minus the boring lecture hours.
Admittedly the ticket was a bit pricey and obtaining them certainly wasn’t an easy task for me to accomplish but it was definitely worth it. The Book of Mormon wasn’t all about just poking fun at religion. It tells the story of two good-hearted but naïve educators who lands in a foreign land with hardly a clue of what the place was all about and how the people behaved. In the course of their adventure they get to learn valuable lessons while imparting knowledge at the same time, find themselves, and strengthen their values. What I liked best about The Book of Mormon was that it was an original play. It wasn’t based on any movie or famous story allowing me to watch the play in suspense because I had no idea how it will end.
For those who might think it is just another one of those South Park episodes and there won’t be anything new about the plot and story line then you might just be surprised at the end when you’d want to cry from laughter and from some heart-wrenching scenes too.
The Book of Mormon is a play that challenges your beliefs, open your eyes to problems being ignored in our parts of the world, while making you laugh at the silly things people do to keep them sane. The song and dance numbers are quite good. The lyrics of some of the songs will definitely be stuck in your head for a few days and do not be surprised if you catch yourself humming a line or tune, “Hasa Diga Eebowai” would be a good example. The Book of Mormon was not only funny and fun to watch but it was smartly written. Wear an adult diaper when you watch it. You might just thank the gods that you did.
By – Julie Metcafe
Book of Mormon will be at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater from Sept 8 – Nov 24th 2012. We have Book of Mormon Tickets for all preformances of the the Musical.
June 4th, 2012
Addams Family the Musical at the Pantages Theater now
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Please note that performances of THE ADDAMS FAMILY feature ealier weekday performance times:
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Starring in the National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be Douglas Sills as “Gomez” and Sara Gettelfinger as “Morticia”!
Running Time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.
Click here to puchase tickets for The Addams Family at the Pantages Theater now through June 17th.
Parking at the Pantages Theater:
PANTAGES PARKING “LOT C” IS NOW CLOSED
Please be aware that Pantages Parking “Lot C” – the Sunshine Parking lot on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle – is closed. Construction has begun on that site for Blvd 6200, an exciting large scale residential/commercial development that will bring added vibrancy to the Pantages area when completed.
The primary lot near the Pantages, Sunshine Parking “Lot A” – located on southeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle — remains open for your parking convenience.
Because we expect this lot to be in high demand, we strongly recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to increase the likelihood of availability.
If you prefer to park elsewhere, there are several nearby alternatives:
• Standard Parking Lot – northwest corner, Hollywood and Vine (access by travelling south on Vine St)
•Grant Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Sunset & Selma (north of Chase Bank building) One block south of theatre.
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (between Lexington Restaurant and Capitol Records) ½ block north of Theatre at 1724 N. Vine
• PUBLIC PARKING – southwest corner, Hollywood and Gower (just east of Fonda Theatre) at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, 1 ½ blocks East of theatre
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (adjacent to the Avalon Theatre) ½ block north of Theatre at 1749 N. Vine
Prices generally range in price from $10-$15 (subject to change).
Sunshine Parking, an authorized parking company for the Pantages Theatre, operates Lot A and to purchase parking in advance and for more detailed info www.sunshineautoparks.com or call 213-617-7275.
Standard Parking, an authorized company for the Pantages Theatre, operates the northwest corner lot at Hollywood and Vine (Lot B). Street parking may be restricted; please read any posted street signs before attempting to park in the vicinity of the theatre.
You can checkout all future shows coming to the Pantages Theater including Book of Mormon coming Sept 5th through Nov 25th .
March 28th, 2012
Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN
Peter Pan will be preforming at the Pantages Theater from Jan 15th – Jan 27th 2013! Learn more about Pantages Theater Peter Pan Tickets now.
Peter Pan the Musical is derived from the exciting story brought to children all over the world from the depths of the imagination of 1901 writer J.M. Barrie. Barrie was a popular playwright in his late thirties. One evening at a dinner party Barrie met the Llewelyn’s. The Lleweyn’s had three boys; give year old George, three year old Jack and baby Peter. As Barrie grew to know the Llewelyn’s, each day he walked his St. Bernard Porthos to the Kensington Gardens where the Llewelyn’s would also visit. It wasn’t long before Barrie and the boys grew close and each day looked forward to fun and games in the park. Above all however the Llewelyn boys looked forward to Barrie’s stories.
In 1900 Barries and the boys stayed together at a farmhouse. It was there that the adventures of Peter Pan were born. Filled with pirates, Indians, never land and pixie dust, the story of Peter Pan the Musical has ignited the imaginations of children for over a century and continues to do so today. The magical boy Peter Pan, who never ages and can fly, came to life for its very first in 1904 at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London. For 150 performances Peter Pan nearly sold out. From then on every single year with the exception of 1939 and 1940 Peter Pan the Musical was revived in London. The love and belief behind Peter Pan follows in line with the idea that there is a child in all of us that never wants to grow old. It is a reminder not to let life age you and steal your innocence and sense of adventure. This magical story is now playing at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Peter Pan the Musical follows Peter Pan and his Lost Boys as they conquer mermaids, fairies, and the children and naysayers from outside of Neverland. Now you can catch this magical story that has been turned into several feature films and television series, live on stage with your Peter Pan Los Angeles Pantages Theater Tickets today! As a leading provider of Los Angeles Tickets, Theater Tickets, and Pantages Theater Tickets since our founding in 1988, Barry’s Tickets is the leading provider of Los Angeles Pantages Theater Peter Pan Tickets anywhere!
March 28th, 2012
Donny and Marie Osmond Pantages Theater
Donny and Marie Osmond “The Osmond Christmas at the Pantages Theater” will be preforming from Dec 4 – 23rd. Sign up now to be the first to get Tickets.
Donny and Marie Osmond are a part of The Osmonds, the American family music group that began in 1958 and rose to world-wide fame in the late sixties through the seventies. The Osmonds originally began with Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. Later the quartet was joined by Donny, Jimmy and their only sister Marie Osmond. After achieving so much fame, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy all branched off in pursuit of their individual solo careers. Jimmie had a No. 1 hit in the UK in 1972, Marie had a No. 1 hit on the country music charts when she was just thirteen years old and Donny had a No. 1, No. 2, and No. 8 hit between 1971 and 1976. Donny Osmond has twelve top forty hits in that time period. The Osmonds were the American dream during the 1970’s and Donny Osmond was the poster child who decorated the walls of every teenage girl in America.
Today Donny and Marie Osmond continue to perform together regularly. They have had several shows together and several tours, albums, and countless live performances. The two have been performing The Osmonds Christmas since 1978. The Osmonds Christmas have become a Christmas tradition in many U.S. households and have become a part of the American culture of Christmas. The Osmonds Christmas was a time for families to get together and sing along with Donny and Marie Osmond. The original Osmonds Christmas even included Donny’s wife and Donny and Marie Osmonds older brothers and the Osmond Grandparents.
Now you can be a part of this special Christmas tradition with your Osmond Christmas Tickets to see the duo live at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Barry’s Tickets has been a leading provider of Los Angeles Concert Tickets and Los Angeles Theater Tickets since 1988. As such we work hard to bring you the finest selection of Osmond Christmas Tickets and Pantages Theater Tickets. Visit www.BarrysTickets.com to order your Osmond Christmas Pantages Theater Tickets today!
March 28th, 2012
Memphis The Musical Pantages Theater
Memphis will be preforming at the Pantages Theater from July 31st till Aug 12 2012. You can purchase Memphis the Musical Pantages Theater tickets
today for all preformances.
Memphis the Musical is one of the more recent plays to finally hit it big on Broadway! Loosely based on famed Memphis jockey Dewey Philips, this exciting play brings to life the culture and music of Memphis Tennessee in the 1950’s. Dewey Philips was far ahead of his time and a controversy in the fifties. As a white DJ, he was one of the first to play black music. His story is indeed worth hearing. At an underground bar in Memphis, TN, Huey Calhoun walks into the room that is bouncing full of black teens and early twenties dancing the night away. Calhoun’s entrance silences the dance floor but he assures them he is just there for the music. At his day job working at a department store, Huey is on the verge of being fired from the stocking room when he convinces his boss to let him sell five records by playing them over the speakers and then he can have a sales job. After Huey Calhoun plays his Memphis Music he sells nearly thirty records in moments. Incensed however the owner fires Calhoun anyway. Jobless and inspired, Huey applies for a variety of DJ jobs where Mr. Simmons gives him the shot he’s been looking for. Calhoun immediately grabs the mic and plays a black rock song. Callers can’t get enough! Huey’s journey takes new twists and turns when he realizes that as a radio DJ he must know how to read ads. The illiterate Huey Calhoun improvises his first ad ever. Again, almost being fired for the trespass, instead the client paying for the ad requested Calhoun perform all his stores ads.
This is just the beginning of Huey’s story. The beautiful tale of racial lines, passionate Memphis Music, and love that sees no race comes to life in a beautifully portrayed musical. Huey falls in love with Felicia, a black singer with whom he has carried on a two year relationship in secret. Times are simply not ready for such a love. The second half unfolds and we see how Huey and Felicia progress as does the music in Memphis in the 1950’s. Ultimately it is the love for the Music of Memphis that carries the hero and heroine through. Memphis the Musical won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as three other Tony’s at the 2010 Tony Awards. Memphis the Musical celebrated its 1000th performance on Broadway on March 14, 2012. This is a huge feat for any musical, especially Memphis the Musical!
Now you can catch Memphis the Musical live in Los Angeles, CA at the Pantages Theater. The Los Angeles Pantages Theater is host to some of the freshest shows hot off of Broadway and Memphis the Musical Pantages Theater Tickets naturally fall into place. Step into the stunning and intimate Pantages Theater which is a divine experience in and of itself as you are transported back to the 1930’s décor and details. At www.BarrysTickets.com we are a leading provider of Broadway Tickets, Theater Tickets, Los Angeles Tickets, Pantages Theater Tickets, and Memphis the Musical Tickets. Visit our site and order your Pantages Memphis Tickets today!
March 28th, 2012
La Cage Aux Folles will be at the Pantages Theater from July 10th – July 22nd, you can puchase Pantages Theater La Cage Aux Folles Tickets today.
La Cage Aux Folles, or The Bird Cage, is the brilliant musical written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman. La Cage Aux Folles is based on the original French play with the same name written in 1973 by Jean Poiret. It was another ten years before La Cage Aux Folles made it to Broadway for this 1983 debut! The original Broadway production received nine Tony nominations and six Tony wins. Some of the categories best noted for La Cage Aux Folles are Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. The play took a hiatus for many years before being revived on Broadway in 2004. The 2004 Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles won a Tony Award for Best Revival. In 2008 La Cage Aux Folles won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. In 2010 La Cage Aux Folles was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won again the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, making La Cage Aux Folles the only musical to win Best Revival more than once!
In the fall of 2011 La Cage Aux Folles embarked on another National Tour. This exciting and colorful play is centered on a gay couple named Georges and his fun-loving “wife” Albin. Georges is the esteemed owner of the prominent drag nightclub in St. Tropez called La Cage Aux Folles, or The Bird Cage. Georges and Albin live in the apartment above La Cage Aux Folles along with their black maid Jacob. Albin is the star performer of La Cage Aux Folles and uses the alias Zaza. La Cage Aux Folles depicts the happy couple living in perfect harmony until one day Georges receives a request from his son Jean-Michel. Jean Michel is engaged to the daughter of the head of the “Tradition, Family, and Morality Party” that is in fact on a mission to close down all drag clubs in St. Tropez. This awkward set-up gets even worse when Jean-Michel tells his father that he has told his fiancée that Georges is in fact a retired diplomat.
La Cage Aux Folles then delivers a hysterical comedy of errors as Georges, Albin, the maid, and Jean Michel all strain to maintain the lie and hide the drag queen lifestyle from Jean Michel’s fiancée’s parents! You don’t want to miss this exciting and hilarious play live at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater. This incredible story is so lively and fun it’s no wonder the play and both revivals have won Tony’s. At www.BarrysTickets.com we have been a leading concert tickets and theater tickets provider since 1988 and the Los Angeles Pantages Theater tickets are no exception. Check out our website and order your Pantages Theater La Cage Aux Folles Tickets today!
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July 5th, 2011
Here is what critics have to say about the mega-musical Les Miserables.
“Far more than entertainment, Les Misérables is a thrilling emotional experience.”
- Time Magazine
“Brilliant in its own right.”
- Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register
“Should fuel the legend well into the next quarter century.”
- Bob Verini, Variety
“The long-running Jean Valjean and his mega-musical, Les Misérables, have roared into town, smoking up the Ahmanson Theatre with haze, hit numbers and undoubtedly big box office.”
- Charlotte Stoudt, Los Angeles Times
“Gorgeous and stirring.”
- Les Spindle, Back Stage
“A five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.”
- The London Times
“Nothing short of breathtaking.”
- Don Grigware, BroadwayWorld.com
“Les Misérables is the stuff of theatrical legend.”
-The New York Times
Les Miserables, the gorgeous musical of Boublil & Schönberg, is brought to you once again by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical will have brand new scenery and a spectacular new staging as inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Fans, audiences and critics are lapping up the new production and it is breaking box office records wherever it is being staged.
The New York Times says that Les Miserables musical is “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times calls the show a “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.” “A dynamically re-imagined hit,” says the Stars-Ledger. NY1-TV is convinced that the new Les Miserables has improved and the production is better than the original. The motivations are more honest, the perspectives are grittier and the storytelling is clearer. Les Miserables is an inspiring story about the human spirit and how it triumphs even in adversity.
If you are a theatre fan, you have good reason to rejoice, because Les Miserables, one of the gretest stories of all times, is reborn oin a new much improved version. Buy your Les Miserables tickets from our secure server today!
June 30th, 2011
9 to 5: The Musical comes to you light, lively and peppy, as a crowd-pleaser with an undeniable appeal to baby boomers. The musical brings back pleasant memories about the 1979 Dolly Parton hit movie that inspired it.
Dolly Parton also wrote the very popular title song of the movie. The song is, of course, repeated in the musical. For the touring production, Dolly Parton actually appears on video to narrate the story from beginning to end.
Librettist Patricia Resnick co-wrote the film with the late Colin Higgins, the director of the movie. It is a lighthearted tale of a “sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot” of a corporate boss and his three female employees – Violet, Doralee and Judy. Violet is a vet office manager who has been denied many promotions merely because she is female, Doralee is tired of devoting all her energies to keeping the boss at an arm’s length and Judy is the secretary who has been recently dumped by her husband for a much younger woman.
The three women imprison the boss and then proceed to successfully run the company in his absence. The dialogues are somewhat naughty, but nothing gets too out of hand. The sitcom is reminiscent of the 1970’s style dinner staples.
There are many behind-the-scene vets of the 2009 Broadway which ensures that the 9 to 5: the Musical is polished and ready for some heavy mileage. The period costumes done by William Ivey Long bring the 70’s back to life.
The choreography is spot on. Andy Blankenbueler, the choreographer, makes excellent use of all the props and creates a mind-blowing fusion of jazz, tap and modern dance. The production uses the entire ensemble and the vocal arrangements of Stephen Oremus are nothing short of breathtaking.
9 to 5: The Musical is a must-watch if you are a theater enthusiast. Buy your 9 to 5: The Musical tickets today!
June 28th, 2011
Cirque Du Soleil presents Iris, a new resident production that was created exclusively for the Kodak Theatre and the Hollywood & Highland Center. The performances start on 21 July.
Iris promises to be a poetic splendor, an imaginary journey through the evolution of cinema. It will portray the foundations of cinema, soundstage, optical effects and different films genres. Iris will attempt to convey the grandeur of cinema in all its glory though the inventive use of acrobatics and dance.
The two young heroes of Iris, Scarlett and Buster, are in a joyfully chaotic movie set and their escapades are captured brilliantly in a fascinating kaleidoscope of movement, light and music. Iris is a constant shift between fantasy and reality, and a phenomenal blending together of motion and picture, and light and sound. Acrobatics, dance, film footage, live video and interactive projections are combined together to illustrate the endless possibilities of cinema, its enormous power to deceive the eye and to entertain.
Iris is written and directed by Philippe Decoufle, the French stage and film director. Philippe had gathered together a group of artists in 1983, they have been with him ever since ad they have been members of his dance company called DCA. Philippe has been instrumental in the creation of a number of fantastic productions that have revived contemporary dance to a great extent.
In 1992, Philippe had created the opening and closing ceremonies of the Albertville Olympic Games. His how called Desires has been running at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris since the year 2009. Philippe has collaborated with Cirque du Soleil for the first time to produce Iris.
If you enjoy a fascinating blend of sound, music, light, dance and movie, Cirque du Soileil Iris is something you must not miss at any cost. Book your Cirque du Soleil Iris tickets today!