Inaugural Season of Wallis Annenberg Center Will Feature Christine Ebersole, Edward Hibbert, Maurice Hines and Jason Robert Brown
By Carey Purcell
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced additions to its inaugural season.
The Center, which opens in October, will debut with the Martha Graham Dance Company (Nov. 8-9) a new production of the play Parfumerie (Nov. 26-Dec. 22) and Noël Coward's Brief Encounter (Feb. 15, 2014-March 23). The Center will also feature the opera A Coffin in Egypt, by Ricky Ian Gordon (April 23-27).
The season also will include Ballet Jazz de Montreal (Jan. 10-11) and Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole and Obie Award-winner Edward Hibbert in Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward (Feb. 20-22). Maurice Hines will present a tap performance May 9-24 and the stage adaptation of "The Trumpet of the Swan," with a book by Marsha Norman and music by Jason Robert Brown, will be presented May 2-4.
Children's theatre productions will include Jason and the Argonauts (Jan. 16-Feb. 2) and White (Feb. 28-March 23).
The center, adapted from the 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office building, will house a 500-seat, state-of-the-art theatre. It also will collaborate with Sundance Institute Film Music Program on "ComposersLab LA On Stage," exploring the creative process of a film composer.
Subscription tickets go on sale Oct. 1.
More information can be found by visiting thewallis.org.
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