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27 October 2008 @ 01:08 am
My last LA trip of the year...  
After going back and forth about going vs. not going - using my cancelled trip vs letting my FF miles go... I finally decided to go to LA over the November 15th weekend to see some shows and to attend the Ovation Awards. :)

It's been a while since I've been to LA and it looks like it'll be a while before I go back again after this... I do want to head out in February to see CTG's "Pippin", but other than that, with trips coming up to NYC in April (for VERY non-theatre reasons...) and a cruise in March (non-theatre too), it's becoming increasingly hard for me to just fly out to LA for a weekend like I used to. :P

So far, this is how my upcoming theatre schedule looks on my Nov 15th trip:

Saturday, Nov 15th (eve): How Cissy Grew - which stars Stewart Calhoun (who I loved in "Thrill Me" this past year) :)
Sunday, Nov 16th (mat): I'm thinking maybe Happy Days at La Mirada (a couple of people I know are in it... but we'll see)
Sunday, Nov 16th (eve): Silk Stockings at Carpenters' Center in Long Beach. :) (So many people I want to see in this!)
Monday, Nov 17th (eve): The Ovation Awards (it's a tradition, after all!) :)

Since I'm kind of out of the LA theatre loop lately, if anyone knows of any other show that I should be looking into that weekend, please let me know! :)
 
 
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Daniel the California Highway Guy: crystal-ballcahwyguy on October 27th, 2008 12:04 pm (UTC)
The night of Saturday the 15th (you've got it wrong in your post), we're seeing "The Lady With All The Answers" at Pasadena Playhouse. Other shows in town that we will have seen recently and might be of interest are "Into The Woods" at the Lyric, "Blood Brothers: The Musical" at the Whitfire, "Spring Awakening" at the Ahamanson, "And Then There Were None" at RepEast. I skimmed Goldstar to see if there might be other stuff of interest -- there's a lot out there, but I'm not sure what you would like.
Sheri: Thrill Meshutterbug93 on October 27th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Ooops! Thanks - I changed the date in my post! I was considering SA at the Ahmanson too, especially since I know it will be closed on Broadway before I have the chance to go back... But MUST SEES for me are "How Cissy Grew" (I've become quite the Stewart fan) and "Silk Stockings" (Nick AND Julie in the same show? How could I NOT see it?)

Thanks for the recommendations!
Markmarkbuster on October 27th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Do you get really good deals on tickets for shows?
I was about to see my first show in 2 years, and
I fell over at the price.. and decided I didn't want to spend $200 per seat.
Daniel the California Highway Guy: theatrecahwyguy on October 27th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
Depending on where you are, there are lots of good half-price deals. Especially for Los Angeles, check www.goldstarevents.com and www.lastagetix.com. Both give 1/2 price tickets with low service fees. The Center Theatre Group also has a $20 ticket programs. You can find links and more info in this journal post of mine.
Mark: Damn!markbuster on October 28th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. I will mark that. It put a sour taste in my mouth to find bad seats, on a Wednesday night were more than I could afford.
Sheri: Thrill Me 2shutterbug93 on October 27th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I usually either use goldstar (as Daniel so helpfully mentioned above), LA Stage or Plays 411. :)

I try to buy discount tickets when I can - if I didn't, I'd never be able to afford it all!

Edited at 2008-10-27 04:09 pm (UTC)
Mark: Damn!markbuster on October 28th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Thanks to you too!
Michael Corleyclivec on October 27th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
How could you NOT want to see something called silk stockings?
Sheri: Julie Ann - Hitchshutterbug93 on October 29th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Haha!! :D I want to see it primarily because of Nick, Julie, and Steven... But I can understand your attraction to it. ;)
bigrivermusical: me?bigrivermusical on October 29th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Have you seen Spring Awakening? The national tour is playing at Ahmanson and they have Hot Tix (or goldstar). If you don't mind driving to San Diego, I think Xanadu is playing at La Jolla.

Enjoy your trip to L.A.! I'll be in Japan next month. BTW which weekend are you planning to be in L.A. for Pippin?
Sheri: Sleeping Beauty Wakesshutterbug93 on October 29th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen SA yet and thought about it seriously since it's closing on Broadway before I'll have the chance to go back and see it. :(

Thanks for letting me know about Xanadu! :) It may be a bit too far for me to drive since I'm only really spening 2 days in LA, though. :(

I'm coming up in February (Presidents' Day weekend) for Pippin. :)