Let’s go Moms, LET’S GO!
Though every day should be Mother’s Day, we wanted to recognize the special individuals in our lives during the month where we set aside time to celebrate them. So, join us, and take a look at some of the moms who have guided, graced, and gifted their talents on our stages.
Singin’ Through History!
“Oh, say do you see what I see?” 1776 continues to captivate audiences at the Ahmanson Theatre, highlighting the history of our country and the foundations and principles our democracy is set on, while reminding us of the voices left out of the conversations at our dawn. Musicals are a great storytelling tool and offer a unique perspective into...
Inspired by The Secret Garden: Spend a magical night in with your besties this Galentine's Day
Get swept away by The Secret Garden this Galentine's Day by honoring the many brave and independent women of this timeless classic.
Center Theatre Group Launches CTG Leadership Circle
Eleven Participants Are Part of the Inaugural Group That Recognizes and Supports Excellence in Emerging Leaders As we continue to look at our organization and see how to grow and improve, and in response to Center Theatre Group’s “Commitments to Change,” the organization launched the CTG Leadership Circle, a program intended to uplift, celebr...
2019/20 Student Matinees Showcase the Power of Representation
“If you don’t see yourself represented outside of yourself, you just feel f*cking invisible,” explains John Leguizamo in Latin History for Morons (onstage at the Ahmanson September 5 – October 20, 2019). Though we’ve never said it in quite this way ourselves, that’s one of the central values of Center Theatre Group’s Student Matinee P...
Disney Musicals in Schools Spreads Magic across L.A.
On April 29, 2019, 250 local elementary school students sang and danced their hearts out on the Ahmanson Theatre stage for their friends and families, performing some of the tunes most beloved by children around the globe: songs from Disney musicals. Their journey to the Ahmanson for our 2019 Student Share Celebration began months ago, when their s...
Orientalism and the Portrayal of Asian Americans in Musicals
Theatre makers around the country are grappling with cultural appropriation and nontraditional casting right now. But the Asian American speakers at a recent Community Conversation are also coming to terms with their own “internal crisis” about beloved (but problematic) classics like Miss Saigon and The King and I....
The Politics of Casting
Why don’t we see more Asian Americans onscreen and onstage with accents that aren’t played for laughs? Is it OK for a Japanese actress to play Korean or Taiwanese? And why, if they live in New York City, don’t the characters on Friends have any friends who aren’t white?
Connecting Students with History through 'Jersey Boys'
Oh, what a night! Please excuse the cliché—I imagine every writer on the planet who has ever penned anything about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons begins with that lyric. But in this case, it would be true, so please allow me to indulge. Three crackerjack teachers from Hawthorne High School joined us for opening night of the Broadway smash hi...
Educators Go 'Into The Woods' to Be Reminded That 'Children Will Listen'
In Classroom Connections, Center Theatre Group invites groups of educators to enjoy a night out at the theatre—followed by a discussion of the show and where they found inspiration over food and drinks. The goal is to talk about the bridges we can build between the craft of theatre and the craft of classroom teaching.