Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

A Coffin in Egypt
13/14 Opera
A Coffin in Egypt
Music by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto and Direction by Leonard Foglia
Based on a play by Horton Foote
A co-production with the Houston Grand Opera and Opera Philadelphia

90-year-old grand dame Myrtle Bledsoe has outlived her husband, her daughters and virtually everyone else in Egypt, Texas. But in the last stage of her life, she can’t outlive the truth. The Wallis presents the West Coast Premiere of this haunting tale of memory and murder, racism and recrimination. Known for opera and musical theater, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist/director Leonard Foglia based their chamber opera on a play by Horton Foote, providing the perfect showcase for beloved mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Von Stade’s formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim, including being called “one of America’s finest artists and singers” by The New York Times.

Trumpet of the Swan
13/14 Family
Trumpet of the Swan
A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra
Adapted by Marsha Norman
From the novel by E.B. White
Music by Jason Robert Brown

E.B. White’s classic novel is now a brilliant symphonic concert experience. The Trumpet of the Swan, like all of White’s novels, concerns a youngster who must overcome a problem. In Louis’s case, he is a trumpeter swan born without a voice. On an epic journey of challenge and discovery, Louis finds the gift of music through his father’s heartbreaking and heroic love. Originally produced at The Kennedy Center, The Baltimore Sun said that The Trumpet of the Swan “sets the gold standard for children’s productions… utterly enchanting – easily holds its own alongside classics like Peter and the Wolf.”

Recommended age 7+

Maurice Hines
13/14 Special Attractions
Maurice Hines
Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Through Life

Broadway legend Maurice Hines teams up again with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers for the first time since the smash hit production of Sophisticated Ladies to tap us through his incredible 40 years in show business. With song and dance, Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines!

Jessica Lang Dance Company
13/14 Dance
Jessica Lang Dance Company
Jessica Lang Dance

Founded in 2011, the young and innovative Jessica Lang Dance from New York City has become one of the most talked about new companies in the dance world, enriching and inspiring global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. The company will make its West Coast debut with a program of Lang’s diverse work, ranging from minimal and simplistic to rich and complex with stunning visuals.