orange & los angeles counties on stage


MUSIC OF THE ’80s Long Beach Symphony’s “totally

bitchin” Pops! Series finale this yearUp All Night: Music of the ‘80s, taking place on Saturday, May 13, will feature mega-hits by some of your favorite ‘80s artists including: Lionel Richie, Sting, Michael Jackson, Elton John, John Williams and a special encore dedicated to Prince. Stuart Chafetz leads the orchestra, with Broadway stars Nicole Parker and Aaron Finley provid- ing the vocals for songs including “True Colors,” “Boys of Summer” and “In the Air Tonight.” Break out that big hair, those shoulder pads and acid washed jeans, be- cause all you “totally rad” guests are encouraged to come dressed in your 1980s best attire. The concert starts at 8 p.m., but doors open at 6:30 p.m. so come early with a picnic dinner, including your favorite libations, to enjoy before the show. For tickets and more information, call 562.436.3203 extension 0 or go

THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB It’s all about those five teenagers, each from different high school cliques fea-

tured in the classic 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama,The Breakfast Club. The classic story about a group of naive detainees, who thought getting weekend detention in their school library was as bad as their Saturday was ever going to get. For them it really was “The end of the world as we know it...” And now the lovable misfits who barricade themselves inside the library, are quite possibly the last brain, athlete, basket case, princess and criminal on earth. But don’t worry, even though their teenage angst and questionable fashion choices inside the halls of New Trier High School may at times seem ridiculous, the classic film parody ended up representing an in-depth exploration of youth culture. This new musical rethinking of John Hughes’ box office hit The Breakfast Club, hits Rockwell: Table & StageThursday, May 18 through Saturday, July 22 and gives it the Ally Sheedy-esque makeover it deserves. For tickets and more information, call 323.669.1550 or go


A TWO WOMAN SHOW Emmy award-winning comedian, Vicki Lawrence hits the La Mirada Theatre

stage with her beloved sidekick, Mama, with her ever-available opinions, during this laugh-out-loud show on Saturday, May 20. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Lawrence is one of the most well loved television personalities of her generation after becoming part of the now- legendary cast of The Carol Burnett Show. In the seventh season, Lawrence’s caustic alter ego, Thelma Harper or “Mama,” was introduced to the world. Now, in the stage version, Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show, Law- rence shares her observations on life, along with a bit of music and a boatload of comedy. Mama will make a special guest appearance and you just never know what will come out of her mouth...So be prepared for a few surprises.

For tickets and more information, call 714.994.6310 or go

SALUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS Five Academy and 23 Grammy Award-winner, John Williams, whose storied

career boasts over 150 credits across seven decades, is the composer behind many of the greatest American films and television musical themes of all time. In 2016, Williams received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, which is the first time the honor has been bestowed upon a composer for a ca- reer in film. Williams created several of Hollywood’s most popular and recogniz- able film scores including: Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, the Indiana Jones tetrad, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and the first threeHarry Potter films. Orange County’s Pacific Symphony pays tribute to the genius of John Williams on the oc- casion of his 85th birthday with two performancesFriday and Saturday, June 2 and 3 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. For tickets and more information, call 714.755.5799 or go


RAGE monthly | MAY 2017

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