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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
February 8 - March 5, 2017
Kneehigh in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre present
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice

Imagine being twelve and having soldiers occupying your house and land, with only your cat to tell your secrets.

Kneehigh Theatre, who wowed audiences at The Wallis with Brief Encounter, return with 946, which was originally produced by our new Artistic Director Paul Crewes. Kneehigh’s signature sorcery of music, puppetry and foolishness will transport us to Slapton Sands, England in 1944. Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender tale of love and war.

"A wonderfully life-affirming piece of theatre... touchingly and gloriously imaginative" - The Times

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo
Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo
March 7-26, 2017
The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre production of
Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo
Directed by Coy Middlebrook

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre, the companies behind the hit revival of Spring Awakening in Los Angeles and New York, bring their sign language take to Albee’s classic short play The Zoo Story (1959) and its acclaimed prequel, Homelife (2004). Together these short plays form At Home at the Zoo, the complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park. The Wallis’ Coy Middlebrook directs this new production featuring both deaf and hearing actors.

"An essential and heartening experience. Mr. Albee is, among other things, a chronicler of life as erosion. Yet in seeing these works side by side you discover that growing older does not have to mean creative atrophy. 'The Zoo Story' is infused with a young man’s frustration and hormonal energy, while 'Homelife' is the product of an older, more contemplative mind." - The New York Times

“Under Coy Middlebrook's direction, Albee's lacerating insights retain their delicious sting.” Los Angeles Times

Ralph Kirshbaum & Shai Wosner
Ralph Kirshbaum & Shai Wosner

Famed cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, whose live recording in London's Wigmore Hall of the all-Beethoven Sonatas and Variations will be released this fall on Onyx Classics, will be joined by pianist Shai Wosner, who returns to The Wallis after his acclaimed Bridge to Beethoven concert with Jennifer Koh in March 2016. Over two nights in the Bram Goldsmith Theater, Kirshbaum and Wosner will tackle the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. Join us at The Wallis for this unique Beethoven immersion.

These concerts are made possible at The Wallis by generous support from Susan and Peter Strauss.

BEETHOVEN 7 Variations in E-flat Major on Mozart's "Bei Männern" from The Magic Flute, WoO 46

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 5, No. 2
Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
Allegro molto più tosto presto
Rondo. Allegro

BEETHOVEN 12 Variations in F Major on Mozart’s “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Allegro, ma non tanto
Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace

"Ralph Kirshbaum has wonderful tone, utter technical reliability and the imagination to make the music feel both spontaneous and well planned." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
March 14 - 19, 2017
Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company present
Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Created by Filter Theatre
Directed by Sean Holmes

Filter’s explosive and irreverent new take on this beloved romantic comedy of mistaken identity combines dynamic narrative drive with a torrent of sound and music creating one of the most accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years.

"The most hard-hearted purists would melt at Filter's 90-minute reworking of this play, directed with passion, panache and precision. For newcomers to Shakespeare I can't think of a better introduction. The music is ferocious, fiery and funny: at times, it makes the Stones look like a group of genteel clergymen. This is not a send-up: it's a celebration – mad, wild, loving and hilarious." - The Sunday Times

Limon Dance Company
Limon Dance Company
March 24-25, 2017
Limón Dance Company

Concerto Grosso
The Exiles
The Moor’s Pavane

Hailed as one of the world’s greatest dance companies, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception in 1946. The Company is the living legacy of dance theater developed by José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized American dance. After Limón’s death in 1972, the Company pioneered the idea that it was possible to survive the death of its founder, setting an example for the entire dance field. Now in its 70th year, the Company is renowned for its technical mastery and dramatic expression, and demonstrates both the timelessness of José Limón’s works and the humanistic vision that guides the repertory choices.

“For drama, virtuosity, and grace, there’s no finer company.” - The Village Voice

Running time: 85 minutes, with one intermission.


March 29, 2017

An all-piano concert featuring Colburn School Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet in recital with students from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and Colburn Music Academy.
We continue our partnership with LA's own Colburn School, whose renowned faculty prepares exceptional musicians for careers in music.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Septet
March 30, 2017

Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri is a NEA Jazz Master and has been awarded nine Grammy Awards. A true powerhouse of brilliance known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences with his legendary style.

“Palmieri looms , in the current landscape of tropical music, as the last of the larger than life giants.” - Los Angeles Times

Mancini Delivered

The Encounter
The Encounter
April 6-16, 2017
Complicite / Simon McBurney

In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. In this solo performance Simon McBurney traces McIntyre’s journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound.

“This production from the genre-bending Complicite company is one of the most fully immersive theater pieces ever created.” The New York Times

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission. Headphones will be provided and must be worn throughout the performance.
Recommended Age: Recommended for ages 12+

Credits And Artist Information

Directed and performed by Simon McBurney
Co-Director Kirsty Housley
Design Michael Levine
Sound Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
Lighting Paul Anderson
Projection Will Duke
Associate Director Jemima James

A Complicite co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Sennheiser and the Wellcome Trust.

The Encounter is a sound heavy show. We have a number of ways of supporting hearing-impaired audiences. If you are a hearing aid user please bring along your direct input cable for use during the performance and make yourself known at Box Office upon arrival so that our technicians can talk you through how best to experience the show. If you don’t have a direct input cable make yourself known at Box Office and we will adapt the equipment and headphones accordingly.

Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"
Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In A Play!"
April 22-23, 2017
The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences presents
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed by Jerry Whiddon

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems's beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books that will leave audiences doing the "Flippy Floppy Floory" dance all night long! In this vaudevillian romp, Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense.

“A great way to introduce your child to theater." - Broadway World

Running Time: 60 Minutes, no intermission
Recommended Age: Recommended for ages 4+


The 2:30 PM performance on Sunday, April 23 is Sensory-Friendly.

Sensory-Friendly Performances are designed to create a theater experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Andsnes & Hamelin: <i>A Music World Friendship</i>
Andsnes & Hamelin: A Music World Friendship
April 26, 2017

Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin are two of the greatest pianists in the world. They’re also good friends and have enjoyed each other’s company on many stages, including Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York. The Wallis is thrilled to present this extraordinary two-piano concert featuring Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky - including the composer’s own arrangement of his Le Sacre du Printemp – The Rite of Spring.

MOZART Larghetto and Allegro for Two Pianos (completed by Paul Badura-Skoda)
STRAVINSKY Concerto for Two Pianos
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps for Two Pianos

“Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” The Wall Street Journal

“Marc André-Hamelin is emperor of the keyboard.” The New York Times

Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur
April 28, 2017

Long regarded as one of Contemporary Jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur (nicknamed “Deedles”) is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Schuur was blind from birth; but she was gifted with perfect pitch and initially taught herself piano by ear. Schuur will play from her album I Remember You (With Love to Stan and Frank), an homage to two of her very important mentors, Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz.

“To put it mildly, Schuur blew the place away. The room shook. The evening came alive. - New York Post

Santa Cecilia Orchestra Trio
Santa Cecilia Orchestra Trio
April 29, 2017
Family Concerts @ The Wallis

Under the baton of the legendary Maestra Sonia Marie De León de Vega, the Los Angeles-based Santa Cecilia Orchestra breaks down barriers so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of classical music. After its sold-out concert last season, Santa Cecilia Orchestra returns with a trio performing family-friendly classics, including works by Latino composers, in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater.

Lovelace Studio Theater
Recommended for all ages.
Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission.

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor
April 30, 2017

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as ‘poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch’ (The Independent) making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

The Wallis is honored to host the Los Angeles debut of Grosvenor in a vast program of sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Scriabin.

SCHUMANN Arabesque, Op. 18
MOZART Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333
BEETHOVEN Sonata in c-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”


SCRIABIN Sonata No. 2 in g-sharp minor, Op. 19 “Fantasy”
GRANADOS from Goyescas, Op. 11 Los Requiebros El fandango
LISZT Rhapsodie espagnole

“The darling of British pianophiles since his victory in the keyboard finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, Mr. Grosvenor, in his Carnegie Hall recital debut, proved a boy lord of the piano.” - The New York Times

‘Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time.’- Gramophone Magazine

Running Time: 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company
May 5-7, 2017

Since its founding in 1954, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has been one of the world's most sought after ensembles, performing in well over 500 cities in 64 countries, bringing Paul Taylor's repertoire -- now numbering 144 dances -- to every part of the globe. Mr. Taylor continues to make two new dances a year - and will bring a program of new and classic work to The Wallis.

"Paul Taylor is the world's greatest living artist, irrespective of medium." - Terry Teachout

"The American spirit soars whenever Taylor's dancers dance." - San Francisco Chronicle

Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider
May 13, 2017

Hailed as “the future of chamber music” (Strings), the game-changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider presents eclectic repertoire and gripping performances that continue to draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike. NPR credits violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords and cellist Michael Nicolas with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble,” the Los Angeles Times dubs the group “one of the wonders of contemporary music,” and Vice likens its members to “motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.” Equally at home in clubs and concert halls, Brooklyn Rider’s “down-to-earth demeanor … demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent.” (Time Out New York)

“They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

<i>Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures</i>
Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures
May 18 - 21, 2017
New Adventures

Matthew Bourne is hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.

Matthew Bourne returns to his roots in Early Adventures, a program of hit pieces that launched the career of ‘Britain’s favourite choreographer’ and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company New Adventures brought to Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Sleeping Beauty. With designs by long-time collaborator, Lez Brotherston, Early Adventures is a US premiere and forms part of the company’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The Infernal Galop: This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clichés joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach's inevitable Can-Can!

Town and Country: Moving and hilarious, this heartfelt pastiche explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noël Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.

“Bourne is a masterly storyteller.” - The New York Times

“A rare treat! Bourne's wit and flair are in full play.” - The Sunday Times

Supported using public funds from Arts Council England.
Selected performances made possible by generous support from the Selwyn Family.

May 24-28, 2016
Based on Mahabharata and the play written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic Mahabharata thirty years after Brook’s legendary production took world theater by storm.

The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.

“Peter Brook's return to the Mahabharata is breathtaking - a dazzling piece of theatre." - The Guardian

Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission

A C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production Co-produced by The Grotowski Institute ; PARCO Co. Ltd / Tokyo ; Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg ; Young Vic Theatre ; Singapore Repertory Theater ; Le Théâtre de Liège ; C.I.R.T. ; Attiki Cultural Society and Cercle des Partenaires des Bouffes du Nord.

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles: <i>Pride @ The Wallis,</i>
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles: Pride @ The Wallis,
June 3, 2017

For over 37 years, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been bringing people together and serving as a voice for equality. The Wallis welcomes back GMCLA to the Bram Goldsmith Theater for a spirited concert in celebration of June Pride Month.

The Pride
The Pride
JUNE 6-30
The Wallis production of
By Alexi Kaye Campbell
Directed by Michael Arden
The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride’s complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness.

"A work of subtlety and sophistication. The Pride grabs you with its considerable intelligence and heart." - Entertainment Weekly

“****Marvelous, sad and blisteringly funny. A brave and rewarding drama that speaks to us all.” - The Guardian

Ezralow Dance
Ezralow Dance
July 13-14, 2017
Directed & Choreographed by Daniel Ezralow

Los Angeles native Daniel Ezralow returns to The Wallis to premiere Primo Passo – Italian for “first step” – a deeply personal work that, as the title suggests, is both a career retrospective and an investigation of what’s next. Inspired by observing his children learning to walk, Ezralow will revisit and reimagine his works to explore their initial artistic impulse. Whether he’s creating modern dances or choreographing for Broadway, the Oscars or the Olympics, it all begins with the first step – and this extraordinary evening will provide a glimpse inside the process.

“[Ezralow’s] work is a persuasive blend of intelligence, humor, and a fine-scaled, gusty energy.” - The New York Times

July 19 - August 6, 2017

Hershey Felder
"Our Great Tchaikovsky"
A Play with Music
Written and Performed by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is Russia’s most famous composer and one of the greatest composers of all time, known for his beautiful lilting melodies from the ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the ferocious brilliance of his symphonic works. At the age of 53, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his enigmatic Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique,” of which he said, “Let them guess what it means…” Nine days later he was dead. To this day, how and why he died is still a mystery. The extraordinary Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for the Los Angeles Premiere of his newest work, Tchaikovsky, which unveils the life of one of the most beloved and tormented composers of all time.

“Hershey Felder, the actor, pianist, writer and phenomenal serial portraitrist of great musicians from Beethoven to Gershwin, is a genius.” Chicago Sun-Times