Seeing Komische Oper and 1927’s staging and production of Mozart’s Magic Flute that continues at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion through December 15th, 2013 was like going to Disneyland for the first time with my friend who broke his leg: we went to the front of the line for every ride. Any future outing to see a different iteration of the Magic Flute or visit to the magic kingdom will pale in comparison. The leitmotif of L.A. Opera’s U.S. Premiere of The Magic Flute remains the same but the projected infrared visual animations add levels of glee, anxiety, physical dexterity, and energy that must be absent from any other productions.
The LA Opera has given Mozart’s The Magic Flute a bit of a modern jumpstart with their new, bright production. It’s supposed to be fantastic! It’s on view for a brief amount of time, closing December 15.
30 Minute Musicals are back with a new take on Home Alone. These are always great and this one opens December 6 with showings through December 8 in addition to December 13 through December 15. Chaz Bono is participating in these gain, too!
January 25 and January 26 is Rachel Rosenthahl’s seasonal show Instant Fairy Tales. It’s a family friendly show that seems pretty rad. Check it out!
LA Theatre Works are presenting a little showing of Neil LaBute’s Reasons To Be Pretty with Jenna Fisher, Thomas Sadoski, Josh Stamberg, and Gia Crovatin from December 9 through December 15. Mark your calendars!