Artist Series

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PLAYMAKING:  Kids Write, Adults Perform!

Friday, June 3 at 8pm & Saturday, June 4 at 8pm
Featuring: Arthur Keng, Evan Enderle, Isabella Gerasole, Marnina Schon, Marlee Learner, Michael O’Konis, Peter Pasco

Directed by Nathan Singh, Music by Richard An & Dramaturged by Tahnee Freda 
For audiences of all ages

LAMusArt’s fifth annual Playmaking performance will return live for 2 nights only,  with eight student playwrights premiering their original plays. The performance features 8 student-written works, ranging from family dramas to broad comedies to fantastical adventures. Through the magic of theater, up-and-coming young playwrights and professional actors bring their stories to life in a dazzling night of entertainment.

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BLACK BUTTERFLY, JAGUAR GIRL, PIÑATA WOMAN & OTHER SUPERHERO GIRLS, LIKE ME

July 15-17 & 22-24

By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Jesus A. Reyes

For audiences of all ages

Told through monologues, vignettes, and poetic interludes, Black Butterfly gives an honest and compelling voice to the painful, wistful, and amusing experiences of five girls living in East L.A. and their urban adolescence. The 75-minute show is perfect for all. All shows start at 8pm.
 

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NOCHES FLAMENCAS in East Los Angeles

July 29, 30, 31 at 8pm & August 26 & 27 at  8pm

Featuring Briseyda Zarate, Bailaora; Vanesa Albalos, Bailaora; Tiana Alvarez, Bailaora; Antonio de Jerez, Cantaor; Jose Tanaka, Guitar; Gerardo Morales, Percussion.
Co-Directed by Tiana Alvarez & Briseyda Zarate 

For audiences of all ages

Chicanas Gitanas & Company ignite the stage with a masterful rendition of authentic Flamenco in its truest form, the Tablao. Pushing the limits of self-expression and moving away from choreographed steps and towards exciting improvisation, this diverse company of Flamencos from Los Angeles, Mexico, Spain, & Japan will take you on an intimate and exhilarating journey deep into the heart and soul of Flamenco!

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YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

August 19 & 20 at 8pm 

Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Directed by Ariel Improta
Music Direction by Eric Linnes-Bagley
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

For audiences of all ages

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is guaranteed to please everyone!