Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

Story Pirates
Story Pirates
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December 8, March 9 & May 11 @ 2pm Lovelace Studio Theater

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold - they’re searching for kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. The Pirates then adapt these tales into a musical sketch comedy show, performed by the best actors from the Groundlings, Second City and elsewhere. Recommended for ages 5+.

Submit YOUR stories for our three themed shows this season! TheWallis.org/Pirates

“A theatrical treasure” - The New York Times

***Locally Sourced**

The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On
The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On

Black Beauty
Black Beauty
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Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company present
Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe
April 26-May 5, 2019 - Lovelace Studio Theater

From the cozy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale as you've never seen it before. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this re-telling of Black Beauty is sure to warm your heart. Recommended for ages 5+.

“A galloping, five-star triumph.” The Guardian **Family Friendly**

Tetzlaff Trio
Tetzlaff Trio
April 26, 2019 - Bram Goldsmith Theater

Three of the most prominent performers in classical music -- violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt -- join forces for a perfectly paired evening of Schumann and Dvorák. This might just be the ideal way to celebrate post-Tax Day.

“Chamber music is not an occasional indulgence for these players but an essential component of their musical lives.” – Boston Globe

ROBERT SCHUMANN Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

ANTON DVORÁK Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65

Israel Independence Day
The City of Beverly Hills will host an Israel Independence Day Sing Along on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The evening will include musical performances of popular songs from Jewish folk and culture. It’s a sing along for the entire community! The program will be about 60-70 minutes in length with no intermission. Light refreshments will be served after the event.

Jacob Jonas The Company
Jacob Jonas The Company
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May 10 - 11, 2019 - Bram Goldsmith Theater

After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence. The Company – led by its dynamic namesake - is gaining international acclaim for its honest storytelling, visceral performances and cutting-edge content creation – including the #CamerasandDancers visual arts movement. Whether you were lucky enough to catch The Company at The Wallis, their To the Sea festivals at the Santa Monica Pier or are new to their mix of contemporary ballet and acrobatic movement, you won’t want to miss two engagements in the 18/19 Season, which includes an intimate studio series in the Lovelace Studio Theater and a world premiere in the Bram Goldsmith Theater.

“If break dancing and concert dance had a baby, it would be the Jacob Jonas company” – Los Angeles Times

Inna Faliks, Piano
Inna Faliks, Piano
May 12, 2019 - Bram Goldsmith Theater

Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks, Head of Piano at UCLA, has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. Her Wallis debut features the world premiere of “Eleven Bagatelles for Piano” by Iranian-American Richard Danielpour, Professor of Composition at UCLA, as well as two masterworks by Robert Schumann.

“Adventurous and passionate” – The New Yorker

RICHARD DANIELPOUR Eleven Bagatelles for Piano
ROBERT SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op 15
ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes Op 13 (With Posthumous Variations)

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Indentity: The Musical
Indentity: The Musical
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Miracle Project present Identity: The Musical —an original story about a seemingly perfect society in which data dictates identity - everything from careers to marital status. Created with and starring actors with autism and of all abilities, this musical imagines a world with zero-pollution, zero-crime, zero-poverty but also zero self-determination.

Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story
Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story
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Featuring the music of Claude Debussy
Written and Performed by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay
May 24 - June 9, 2019 - Bram Goldsmith Theater

Virtuoso Hershey Felder takes us on his own personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. From the sweeping La mer to the evocative L'après-midi d'un faune and the mystical Clair de lune, this soaring tribute will never be forgotten. LOS ANGELES PREMIERE.

*Locally Sourced*

Forward Music Project
Forward Music Project
in the Lovelace Studio Theater Brooklyn’s National Sawdust is one of the most innovative venues in the country, a place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious fans and casual listeners alike. The Wallis is thrilled to partner with National Sawdust, led by the visionary co-founder, Artistic Director and Composer Paola Prestini, for two boundary-breaking concerts in the intimate Lovelace Studio Theater this season.

“Paola Prestini is a composer and impresario whose interdisciplinary vision is helping to shape the future of new music.” – Broadway World

Forward Music Project - May 30-31, 2019
Lovelace Studio Theater
Amanda Gookin, performer
Composers: Angélica Negrón, Nathalie Joachim, Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Amanda Feery, Morgan Krauss

The startlingly visceral cellist Amanda Gookin performs stylistically contrasting commissions by seven female composers that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment.

"Consistently self-possessed, and alternately delicate and fierce in her musical approach, Gookin displayed impressive reserves of emotional and technical energy." – San Francisco Classical Voice

Inon Barnatan, Piano
Inon Barnatan, Piano
June 22, 2019 - Bram Goldsmith Theater

Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. Recently named the music director of the La Jolla Music Society’s 32-year-old SummerFest, Barnatan will make his Wallis debut with one of his typically adventurous concert programs.

“One of the most admired pianists of his generation.” - The New York Times

HANDEL Chaconne in G Major, HWV. 442
BACH Allemande from Partita in D Major, BWV. 828
RAMEAU Courante from Suite in A minor, RCT. 5
RAVEL Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
ADES Blanca Variations
LIGETI Musica Ricercata Nos. 11 & 10
BARBER Fugue from Sonata for Piano, Op. 26
BRAHMS Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24