The Theatre @ Boston Court’s new play festival presents plays that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on nurturing playwrights and new play development, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.
This year’s festival includes Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, Mad Beat Hip & Gone by Steven Dietz, Hillary and Clinton By Lucas Hnath, In a Word by Lauren Yee, Your Name Will Follow You Home by Carlos Murillo
Lewis Carroll kept a detailed journal of his life, including his close friendship with Alice Liddell, the 11-year-old muse who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Upon Carroll's death it was discovered that several pages of his otherwise immaculate journal had been torn out. This play takes us down the rabbit hole to explore what might have been on these missing pages.
How many famous cellists can you fit onto Boston Court's Branson stage? Find out at our season opener celebrating the wide range of repertoire for multiple celli, voice, and piano.
A perfect Valentine evening of romantic love songs featuring America's favorite singing sweethearts with Michele Brourman.
A brilliant multimedia montage and homage to music on film featuring the scores of John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Randy Newman, and others with a CD release event to follow.
A special concert created to honor the music of Franz Schubert as part of the annual Pasadena Schubertiade, now in its 4th year.
The brilliantly eccentric diva from Pink Martini returns to Boston Court in a new show where she is "sensational in an experiment of dipping country innocence serially into urban decadence." -NY Times
The renwned jazz chanteuse Andrea Baker brings the Pasadena City College Big Band sound to Boston Court with a melodious survey of favorite hit tunes of the Jazz era.
A semi-staged tour de force for string quartet and clarinet that dazzles the ear with melodies from Jewish folk to tango.
What happens when something deeply wild ventures onto your doorstep? Two reclusive apartment dwellers’ unfulfilled lives take a turn for the bizarre when a starving coyote begins to frequent their fire escape. This brush with wildlife incites them to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their untamed visitor. What do we do when nature returns to claim the turf we usurped?
An emtionally rich concert featuring piano, cello, and voice exploring the many different tonal and textual identities of the Armenian heritage.
Mark Ferber, Larry Koonse, Chuck Manning, and Derek Oles bring their unique sound and interpretations of classic and contempporary Jazz to Boston Court.
Mark Robson explores the full scope of the toy piano in an expressive program that is by turns candid, evocative, and whimsical. This program includes work by Mozart, Bartok, Satie, and others.
The premiere of a semi-staged work created from 50 songs commissioned to open the National Opera America Center in New York City.
Nominated for "Violinist of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association, Christian is internationally regarded as one of the most virtuoso and entertaining interpreters of Jazz on four strings.
The stellar Los Angeles-based string quartet is well known for its collaborations with the world's most famous composers. A quintessential Microfest event for the adventurous ear.
Christopher Rountree and his brilliant collective return after a sold-out event last year for another throught-provoking concert featuring Brian Walsh.
She began her career as John Leitham... and the rest is history. Having played with George Shearing, Peggy Lee, and Mel Torme, Jennifer is one of the finest and most interesting Jazz bassists in the world.
This post-Colonial fantasy loosely based on Shiva, the Hindu destroyer god, explores a vividly rendered relationship between a girl becoming a young American woman and the South Asian poet father who inspires and eventually disappoints her. By turns poetic, metaphysical, and richly human, the play paints a compelling portrait of how challenging it is to be an immigrant in a new country where all the rules are different.
Los Angeles composer-led Synchromy partners with Brightwork for a program inspired by poetry and literature, including William Kraft's settings from Pierrot Lunaire.
Blending 20th Century acoustic, classical chamber music with elements of improvisation and jazz, this unusual quartet creates a unique palate of sound rarely heard.
The Grammy nominated pianist presents an evening of high flying, death defying, pianistic acrobatics featuring the music of Isaac Schankler, Shaun Naido, and Tom Flaherty.
The LA Philharmonic's keyboardist teams up with her pianist husband for a scintillating duet program demonstrating their superb artisty as one of the great piano duos of our time.
Celebrated as one of the best drummers in the world, Joe and his world famous trio present a program in tribute to the late, great Bill Evans.
Luis Alfaro, author of the explosive Oedipus el Rey, continues his brilliant reexamination of the Greek classics through a modern lens: Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides’ Medea transported to East Los Angeles. Medea, a Mexican seamstress with extraordinary skill, is running from a past filled with betrayals. With husband Jason and their son in tow, old and new worlds collide in the City of the Angels. Tickets available beginning July 1 at Getty.edu.
A fable of revenge and redemption, the people of a Latin American village are reeling from the impact of a devastating civil war when a mysterious plague begins to ravage their children. An embittered doctor discovers that he could be their savior, but he must wrestle with his own soul to discover whether he wants to offer compassion or retribution.
A Hollywood inspired staging of the classic one-woman opera, based on the play by Jean Cocteau, finds a despairing movie star clinging to a relationship in freefall.
Italian and Italian-American composers join in a multi-cultural, multi-genre concert of music, poetry, and visual art. Featuring Paolo Cavallone, Luciano Chessa, Joe La Piccolo, Jason Barabba, and Anne Guzzo.
Phenomenally fearless Vicki Ray presents another unique evening with her marvelous freeform artistry, which redefines the piano recital for the 21st Century.
Oboist Paul Sherman is as comfortable playing period correct standards as he is playing today's most challenging modern music. This eclectic program mixes the new with the ancient.
A piano fantasia of concert music that evokes chills, thrills, and goose bumps. Susan Svrcek has a keyboard full of surprises evoking the best and scariest music for Halloween.
Bassist Tom Peters reimagines the terrors of this classic silent horror film with his new score composed and performed live especially for the screening here at Boston Court.