Dame Edna: My First Last Tour will play the Los Angeles venue June 9-21 with an official opening June 10. Show times will be Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
Dubbed Australia's First Lady, Dame Edna is the invention of Barry Humphries, a successful character actor in Europe and Australia as well as an esteemed landscape painter. Some of Humphries' theatrical credits include roles in Waiting for Godot, Oliver! and Maggie May, but his most successful outings have been as Dame Edna, a character he created in 1956. Humphries was given the Order of Australia in 1982 and was endowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University in Australia in 1994. The Dame found success on Broadway during the 2000 season with her Tony Award-winning show, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour. In 2004-05, her Back With a Vengeance played Broadway and earned a Tony nomination for Special Theatrical Event.
Tickets, priced $20-$90, are available by calling (213) 628-2772 or by visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre At the Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information visit www.dame-edna.com.