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Los Angeles: Theater, Specialized Theaters

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Los Angeles Theater: Specialized Theater Companies Around Los Angeles

Some theater companies are not only good – they are special! The four Los Angeles Theater companies listed below dedicate their programming and other efforts to specific audiences and tastes. Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest.

A Noise Within

If you love classic theater, (Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw, Arthur Miller), then A Noise Within could easily become your favorite Los Angeles theater company. Not only do they produce exceptional productions of the great plays, they are the only company in Southern California operating in repertory (rotating productions). Over one weekend, you can easily enjoy three superb theatrical experiences.

ANW broke ground on their new 300-seat, 33,000 sq. ft. facility in …more…

Antaeus Company

Billed as “L.A.’s classical theater ensemble,” Antaeus began operations at Center Theatre Group in the early 1990s with a core group of 36 actors. Today, the ensemble numbers more than 100. Productions here range from the Greeks to Shakespeare, Shaw, and Molière, from Chekhov and Ibsen to works by such writers of modern classics as Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, and Eugene O’Neill.

Antaeus is known for its training of …more…

California International Theatre Festival (Calabasas, CA)

(May 18-20, 2012)

California International Theatre Festival Information

Public Transportation: Fair (a short walk from bus 161 at Calabasas Road/Parkway Calabasas)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 5–10 shows per season
Ticket Prices: General $30; Seniors $25; Students $17
Membership: Friend (up to $99); Supporter ($100–$249); Associate ($250–$499); Sustainer ($500–$999); Benefactor ($1,000–$2,499); Director’s Circle ($2,500–$4,999); Ambassador’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999); Diplomat’s Circle ($10,000–$14,999); President’s Circle ($15,000–$24,999). Depending on level, benefits include recognition in the Festival Program Book; complimentary tickets to …more…

East West Players

Billed as the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization, the East West Players give voice to the Asian Pacific American experience. The theater where the company performs is named for the author of such plays as M. Butterfly and Yellow Face.

Since 1965, the company has offered productions ranging from popular Asian American works to mainstream musicals and plays with an Asian American twist. Recent shows of note include Dan Kwong’s Be Like Water, …more…

Reprise Theatre Company

(EDITOR’S NOTE: On March 12, 2012, the Reprise Theatre Company announced the immediate cancellation of the remainder of its 2011-12 season, citing shortfalls in fundraising, subscriptions and single ticket sales. The company’s future is unknown; the contact information above is accurate as of this writing.)

Originally modeled along the lines of the Encores! series at New York’s City Center, Reprise was founded to present semi-staged concert versions of classic musicals, but …more…