On June 24 the Hollywood Bowl will offer Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, hosted by Melissa Peterman. Attendees are invited to wear their favorite costumes and sing their hearts out with "thousands of other fans of the beloved Oscar-winning movie!"
On July 14 and 19 the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will present a concert version of West Side Story, the classic Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Casting will be announced at a later date. Those attending can expect to hear such theatre favorites as "Maria," "America," "Somewhere" and "Tonight."
The annual summer musical at the Bowl, as previously reported, will be the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line. The cast and creative team will be announced at a later time for the July 29-31 performances. Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.
On Aug. 4 Stravinsky's Firebird will take over the stage of the Hollywood Bowl with larger-than-life puppets and choreography created by Janni Younge of Handspring Puppet Company, the craftsmen and engineers behind the Tony-winning War Horse. Ben Gernon will conduct the Philharmonic.
Shakespeare at the Globe — a collaboration with Shakespeare's Globe to celebrate the Bard's 400th birthday — will be presented Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. The evenings will include classic scenes and music inspired by the timeless plays.