Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Best Bets Thursday 11/15

November 15, 2001

8pm

Music

Showcasing American composers, the latest Pacific Symphony concerts offer the premiere performances of Richard Danielpour's "An American Requiem," an hourlong tribute to American heroes with a combined roster of 261 players and singers, including vocal soloists Stephanie Blythe, tenor Hugh Smith and baritone Mark Oswald, conducted by Carl St.Clair. Also on the program: music by Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Gershwin.

Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 8 p.m. $12 to $56. (714) 755-5799.

*

7:30pm

Theater

"Do Jump!, Anti-Gravitational Theater" is a fusion of physical skill, drama, vaudevillian comedy and dance. It was choreographed and directed by Robin Lane and opens tonight at the Geffen Playhouse.

"Do Jump!, Anti-Gravitational Theater," Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood, 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Tuesdays to Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 7 p.m. Ends Dec. 16. $30 to $46. (310) 208-5454.

*

8pm

Pop Music

Tori Amos is on her first solo tour since 1994, but that doesn't mean she'll be alone onstage. The intense and often enigmatic singer-songwriter will be joined at each show, its marketing says, by the essence of one of the women who populate her new album, "Strange Little Girls"--a set of songs written by men as interpreted by a gallery of female characters.

Tori Amos, with Rufus Wainwright, Wiltern Theatre, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 8 p.m. Sold out. (213) 380-5005. Also Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

*

8pm

Comedy

They began during the Reagan administration and they haven't run out of material yet: The touring Capitol Steps, a troupe of former congressional staffers, are in town with their signature theatrical and musical brand of political satire.

The Capitol Steps, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, 8 p.m. $30 to $40. (800) 300-4345, (562) 916-8500.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|