Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Jeremy Denk
Jeremy Denk
April 25, 2018

JEREMY DENK, PIANO

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, the winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award. Join us for a scintillating evening of classics from Beethoven, Mozart and more!

MOZART - Rondo in A minor, K.511
PROKOFIEV Visions Fugitives
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
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SCHUBERT- Sonata B-flat major D960

“Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.“ – The New York Times



Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night
April 27 - May 20, 2018
The Wallis production of
BLUES IN THE NIGHT
Conceived & Directed by Sheldon Epps


The soul of the blues wails out full and strong in Blues in the Night, the scorching, Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical! The 26 hot and torchy numbers - by icons Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and more - tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences that three women have with the lying, cheating, snake of a man, who represents the men who do them wrong. The Wallis is honored to have Los Angeles theater luminary Sheldon Epps return to his breakout hit. Staged in our intimate Lovelace Studio Theater, Blues in the Night will you leave you energized, inspired and ready to wail.

“Absolutely show-stopping” - The Stage



A Shakespeare Jubilee!
A Shakespeare Jubilee!
BritWeek and The Wallis present
A SHAKESPEARE JUBILEE!
Produced and Directed by Louis Fantasia
Co-Hosted by Ioan Gruffudd & Joely Fisher
with a star-studded cast of 27 actors

250 years ago, in 1768, the Stratford England town elders called on David Garrick, the greatest actor of his day, to organize a “jubilee” celebrating its most famous citizen, William Shakespeare. For one night only, some of London and Hollywood’s greatest names revive the festivities with excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.


Broadway at The Wallis
Broadway at The Wallis
March 29, 7:30pm and 9:30pm The Wallis & Mark Cortale present
BROADWAY @ THE WALLIS
CHITA RIVERA
with Sirius XM Radio Star
SETH RUDETSKY
as Music Director & Host

Two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera performs at The Wallis for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and creator/star of Broadway's Disaster! Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. This unscripted evening will feature Rivera performing the greatest hits of her vast musical theater repertoire, including songs from her now legendary roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie and Velma in Chicago,.

Produced with Mark Cortale, the evening will be a seamless mixture of intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of her career through insightful, funny and revealing questions posed by Rudetsky. An acclaimed actress, singer and dancer, Rivera has earned 10 Tony nominations for her beloved Broadway roles. This spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs is not to be missed.


Ty Taylor
Ty Taylor
For The Record
Presents

Ty Taylor's
Nouveau Mid-Century Romance Songbook

Official Album Release Concert

Directed by Anderson Davis

For The Record invites audiences to a sophisticated swinging evening of freshly penned American Jazz standards that will sweep the body and soul away into a time when lush was live and romance was king. After two sold out performances in the 2017 Sorting Room at the Wallis, Ty Taylor has collaborated with the team behind LA's hit series For The Record to bring his Nouveau Mid-Century Romance Songbook to the Goldsmith Theater for a very special one-night-only concert event.

"A legendary entertainer and voice of our times." - The New York Times




Crossing in Concert
Crossing in Concert


Matthew Aucoin’s
CROSSING in Concert
A co-production of LA Opera Off Grand and The Wallis
Featuring Rod Gilfry


Inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experiences tending to wounded soldiers during the Civil War, this haunting, compassionate work by Matthew Aucoin, LA Opera's Artist in Residence, explores the connections that come between us and pull us apart. As Whitman listens to wounded veterans share their memories and messages, he forges a bond with an enigmatic young soldier. Their encounter forces him to examine his own role as writer and poet. Intricately scored for chamber orchestra, with beautifully detailed choruses, Crossing shines in a special concert performance, featuring Rod Gilfry as Whitman and conducted by Aucoin himself.

“Crossing is a taut, teeming and inspired work.” - The New York Times

Run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

Performed in English with projected English translations.



BODYTRAFFIC
BODYTRAFFIC
May 31-June 2
BODYTRAFFIC

For the past 10 years BODYTRAFFIC has traveled the globe as LA’s most invigorating dance ambassadors. To celebrate its 10th Anniversary Season, BODYTRAFFIC comes home for its debut at The Wallis.

“Invention, attitude and urban edge.” - The Boston Globe



A Long Day's Journey Into Night
A Long Day's Journey Into Night

The Wallis in association with Fiery Angel, London presents the Bristol Old Vic production of
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Sir Richard Eyre
Starring Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer's day in the life of the Tyrones. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, James and Mary Tyrone and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and each member of the family indulges in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives. The Wallis is honored to present the Bristol Old Vic’s award-winning production, led by director Sir Richard Eyre and starring Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Brideshead Revisited, Reversal of Fortune, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) opposite Olivier winner and Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville (Another Year, “Harlots”, Phantom Thread) in their Los Angeles stage debuts.
“***** Intense, electrifying production." - Mail on Sunday



Hershey Felder: Beethoven
Hershey Felder: Beethoven
July 27 - August 12, 2018
Hershey Felder: BEETHOVEN
Written and Performed by Hershey Felder
Directed by Joel Zwick


Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis, bringing Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro’s side. Featuring some of the composer's most famous works including the Moonlight Sonata, Pathetique Sonata, selections from the 5th and 9th Symphonies, Hershey Felder: Beethoven is a journey through time that will bring you closer to the essence of a genius.

Mr. Felder is a Steinway Artist.

“A chamber music piece of exquisite beauty.” – C S-T

“It is heartfelt, intelligent, proficient, insightful and, at times, strangely moving. Beethoven is a piece that lingers in your head.” – Chicago Tribune