Looks like some wonderful Holiday shows are celebrating this month, so here’s a few live shows to take the grand-kids to…
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE &
HERE’S JOHNNY – Cahuenga
Theatre West, who recently unveiled this glorious outdoor Judy Garland mural, has a number of December shows to catch. Based on the original 1947 Lux Radio Theatre version, Philip Matt Johnson directs this radio-drama style staging of the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life. The cast includes Philip Sokoloff, Bonnie Kalisher, Maria Kress, Loida Navas, Sara Shearer, Tammy Taylor, Tatum Shank, Michael Van Duzer, Don Moore, James J. Cox, and Bill Sehres. Don’t forget to watch Jill Jones, the Foley master, magically recreating the old radio sounds. George Tovar produces for On The Air Players. Then on December 15, Here’s Johnny!, an afternoon of Music and Fun with actor-singer Giovanni Ferretti, who will delight with Romantic Ballads, favorite Opera arias and Neapolitan Folk songs. That’s Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. Info: http://theatrewest.org.
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY – Los Feliz
The Nutcrackera modern take on the Christmas season, and if you sit close enough to the stage you might go home with one of the show's props! Sandra Tsing Loh’Skylight Theatre, 1816 ½ North Vermont, LA. Tickets
If you enjoyed the star-studded 2003 movie, Love Actually, then don’t miss this live theatre production at The Wallis. Presented by special arrangement with Universal Theatrical Group, the Bram Goldsmith Theater is transformed into a giant, immersive modern-day cinema. This one-of-a-kind presentation is performed live by an all-star cast and 15-piece orchestra, and includes songs from the film, such as Christmas Is All Around, The Trouble with Love Is, and Both Sides Now. In case you missed the film, it showed different aspects of love through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many interlinked as the tales progressed. Now