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, 16, 17, 22 & 24 at 8pm

By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Jesus A. Reyes

For audiences of all ages

For five girls living in gritty east L.A., growing up takes place in a world where parents refuse to speak ingles, girls in magazines never resemble the girl in the mirror, and boys only want to get some other girl's number. Told through monologues, vignettes, and poetic interludes, Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Woman and Other Superhero Girls, Like Me gives an honest and compelling voice to the painful, wistful, and amusing experiences of their urban adolescence. 

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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

Witness the Chicanas Gitanas perform, a dance group that was founded in 1998 who aims to embrace being both Chicanas and Flamencas.  Their moving modern day flamenco now includes classical guitar and a mix of percussion rhythms achieved by the tabla, or wooden dance floor, and palmas.  This East LA-based dance company seduces with a unique mix of music, rhythmic poetry and dance.

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YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

August 19 & 20 at 8pm & August 21 at 7pm 

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!