Submitted by Nora Nicosia
I am starting a column in our blog called “Cultural Tips.” I will post information about events in the Los Angeles area that I saw, such as a theater play or musical performance, which you can still attend. I hope that others in the Silver Strand Community will also send in their “Tips.”
First tip concerns a production of a not well known Tennessee William play at our local Pacific Resident Theatre on Venice Blvd. It is called “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale.” It is a splendid production, great acting, singing and staging. Highly recommend it. AND if you are a senior citizen and attend a Friday evening performance the cost is only $22.50. Play may end August 14th or be extended.
The Ahmanson Theatre has their 2016-2017 Series available. Instead of Hot Tix, they do have seats on the side orchestra for only $25. You can buy as many as you want if they are available. I think the series is so good I bought these tickets for all plays or musicals for me and my friends. They just went on sale about a week ago.
Also saw a fabulous very professional production of “Avenue Q”, with large hand puppets, at the Cupcake Theatre in NoHo (North Hollywood). Discounted tickets are $20 through Goldstar. If you join Goldstar they will inform you of discounted tickets to most theatre, and even sporting events, and you do not have to join through Facebook. Look them up online and find number to call if you have a problem.
Next tip is about the Broad Museum. I saw the special retrospective of about 120 large Cindy Sherman photographs. She is a leading woman photographer and it was really interesting.
Last tip for now – On Friday nights at LACMA they offer free jazz at 6 PM. The great way to listen is to book an outside umbrella table at Ray’s Restaurant for about 5:45 PM. You can listen and eat delicious food at moderate prices.