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October 12-14, 2017 | Thursday-Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
October 15, 2017 | Sunday | 2:00 p.m.
by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Katie
Liddicoat. This production will be in the
In the tradition of
heavyweight thrillers from Hitchcock, Christie and Priestley,
"Gaslight" is a genre-defining, sensationally suspenseful, all-round
elegant masterpiece. This superb mystery-thriller will have you on
the edge of your seat.
||October 21, 2017
| Saturday | 7:30
Theater Simple presents
"The Slipknot" by TJ
Journey back with the speaker to dead-end jobs of his youth:
driving a giant truck, working phones for the postal service, and
being a drugstore stockboy. TJ Dawe's "The Slipknot" is a
spellbinding comic monologue, by turns hysterical and heartbreaking,
frantic and thoughtful.
Performed by theater simple co-founder, Andrew Litzky, THE SLIPKNOT
brims with observations, both wise and outlandish: on long-distance
relationships, the history of Santa Claus, recreational dramamine
(and why you should never EVER mail meat, no matter what the clerk
at the 7-11 tells you).
October 26, 2017 | Thursday |
RealNewMusic proudly presents
An Evening with
Join legendary composer
and performer Philip Glass in a moderated conversation
with composer/Shannon Center Theatre Manager Shane Cadman. The
evening will also include Mr. Glass performing some of
his music on piano.
RealNewMusic is an annual concert that
features art music created and
||November 2, 2017 |
Thursday | 7:00 p.m.
"Lettres de Femmes, Femmes de Lettres"
"Lettres de femmes, Femmes de lettres (Letters by Women,
Women of Letters)" is a visually engaging production adapting
writings by French and Francophone women authors from across six
centuries, from Marie de France to Fatou Diome, including Madame de
la Lafayette, Colette, and Maguerite Duras. All of these women and
their selected texts share an “imagery pertinent to the natural
elements of water, wind and fire as well as themes of letters,
paper, voyage, exile, and [...] the need to write oneself out of
exile and silence.” Appropriate for students of all levels of French
Presented in French / Présenté en Français
||November 4, 2017 | Saturday |
The Felici Piano
Since its founding in
1994, the Felici Piano
Trio has not only been
committed to artistic
excellence, but equally dedicated to
develop the appreciation
and love of music in the
audiences of today and tomorrow. Come be a part of the exciting
chamber music experience created by the trio.
Program includes works by Haydn, Gade and Mendelssohn.
30-December 2, 2017 | Thursday-Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
December 2, 2017 | Sunday | 2:00 p.m.
by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jennifer
As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey,
Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of
Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring
twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan
War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors,
travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic
adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling
with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills
her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a
footnote in Homer's original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope's
Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the
story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her
own wry, witty and wise novel.
||December 7, 2017 | Thursday | 7:30
Enceladus Theatre Company presents
"It's A Wonderful
Life: A Live Radio Play"
The wildly popular, classic holiday film "It’s a Wonderful
Life" has been adapted into a
quick-paced and entertaining live performance
radio play. Come join us for Shannon Center this annual holiday tradition!
December 9, 2017 |
Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Maunalua is known for its tight harmonies and prowess
with slack key guitar. Long a favorite with audiences
all over Hawaiʻi, as well as a number of foreign
countries and the continental U.S., their
always-entertaining performances range from fun,
high-energy songs to sweet and soulful ballads,
interspersed with banter between the three group members
and with the audience. Whether performing for hundreds
at inauguration festivities for then newly-elected
President Obama in 2009, or for a few dozen people at a
backyard paʻina (party), Maunalua never
||December 16, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Navidad en Whittier - Danza
season as one of the top Folklorico companies in
the United States brings the traditional dances of a Mexican Christmas to the
stage of the Shannon Center. Founded in 1975, Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing
professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Los
Angeles. Follow folklorico dance through the different
areas and times in Mexico from Azteca dancers to contemporary, as a grandmother tells her
granddaughter of her heritage. Featuring live Mariachi
||January 13, 2018 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Cuba L.A. keeps the soul of Cuban music alive,
fueled by the love of their heritage and the
exhilaration of musical experimentation. Led by Danilo Lozano, flutist, a founding member
of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and musicologist – Cuba
L.A. is a dream team of Cuban musicians living in Los
Angeles. The band has grown a reputation for percussive
and melodic fireworks – poly-rhythmic timbales, congas
and bongos provide an unbelievable backdrop to scorching
performances on trumpets, flute, piano, and strings.
January 20, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Makaha Sons featuring Jerome Koko with Kimo
Artis and Mark Yim
For 40 years, Jerome Koko and the Makaha Sons have committed
themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian
music throughout Hawai‘i and the World. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and
delightful stage presence filled with comical antics
have won the hearts of thousands of fans
||January 27, 2018 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Bettman & Halpin
Multi-award winners BETTMAN & HALPIN have a well-earned reputation
for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics,
transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their
concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired
compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt
lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in
their heads for weeks thereafter.
||February 3, 2018
| Saturday | 7:30
Comedian/Inventor/Magician Eric Buss
Eric Buss was born in Tucson, Arizona. When he was born, the
doctors all laughed at him. That laughter gave Eric a rush, and at
the age of seven seconds he knew he wanted to make people laugh when
he grew up… Later at the ripe age of 8, he learned how to tinker in
his dad’s workshop. Then, at age 16, he started learning magic
tricks. When he successfully merged his passion for building with
his magical skills he knew right then and there (according to this
Bio) that he wanted to be a professional comedy magician who would
build his own original props. He has never looked back.
March 17, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Legendary Hawaiian musician and guitar-hero Willie K returns to the Shannon Center!
||March 8-11, 2018 | Thursday-Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
March 12, 2017 | Sunday | 2:00 p.m.
by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Gil
Often dubbed the
“Greatest Play Ever Written” and written by the most
produced playwright each year, William Shakespeare, the
titular Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark, returns home for
his father’s funeral only to find his mother, Queen
Gertrude, has remarried his father’s brother (and
Hamlet’s uncle), the newly minted King Claudius. A
saddened Hamlet must now solve the mystery surrounding
his father’s death, while questioning his own actions,
behaviors and relationships.
||March 24, 2018 | Saturday | 8:30 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.
Meet The Authors &
Bookfaire - Stay tuned for more information
Help raise money for the Shannon Center by
being a part of our annual Meet the Authors &
Bookfaire fundraiser. Great authors, great books,
good friends and a great time.
May 26, 2018 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei
We are excited to once again close our season with the incomparable
Robert Cazimero & Halau Na Kamalei. As always these will be
performances not to be missed!
September 16, 2017 |
Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
The Chipper Experience!
Where Comedy & Magic Collide!!
Edgy fun for ages 9-99!
Two-Time “Comedy Magician of the Year”, Chipper Lowell, returns to
southern California for an incredible night of side-splitting
comedy, magic, and fun-filled surprises! Chipper has appeared
multiple times on NBC’s THE TONIGHT SHOW, THE DISNEY CHANNEL,
AMERICA’S FUNNIEST PEOPLE!, & DON’T BLINK!, as well as all four
seasons of the CW’s hit series: “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”. Described
as a “Cyclone of high-energy wit & laughs, and jaw-dropping magic!”,
Chipper has performed all over the world, including the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico, England, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Audiences and critics alike continue to rave about his hilarious one
man show and onstage antics. Suitable for ages 9 and up, Chipper’s
show is a nonstop roller coaster of edgy comedy, original magic, and
even a bit of dangerous juggling stunts thrown in for good measure.
Come join us! And make sure to bring your family and friends!
You’re in for a laugh-filled and memorable evening of absolute fun!
||THIS EVENT IS
SOLD-OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
September 19, 2017 | Tuesday
| 8:00 p.m.
featuring Sheila E.
NOTE: This is an interview with Sheila and not a concert
The Inside Latin Jazz series continues to
offer fascinating and penetrating onstage
leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute
soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano,
this is something every lover of music will not
want to miss.
Thanks to the BCM Foundation, our Inside Latin Jazz
events are always free!
||September 23, 2017 |
Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
The Marmalade Skies
with special guests The Previous Owners
A multi-genre homage to the timeless music of the Beatles.
This project is a heartfelt tribute to the timeless
music of the Beatles, as told through many musical
styles--rumba flamenca, the Afro-Cuban charanga,
soul/jazz, Pink Floyd-style psychedelia--it's all here,
the classic songs you know and love in brand-new
||September 30, 2017 | Saturday | 7:30 p.m.
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts presents
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
returns to the Shannon Center with the play "Salón México" in
all its splendor and secrets. Music, intense passions and a
mystery that must be solved make up the story in which the Danzon is the principal player.
Presented in Spanish / Presented En Español
||October 3, 2017 |
Tuesday | 7:30 p.m.
As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly
established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12
string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on
hits like “Turn,Turn,Turn”, “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine
Man”, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.
||October 5, 2017 |
Thursday | 6:30 p.m.
A Conversation with the Attorney General
special event with Majority Leader Ian C. Calderon and
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.This event is free and open to the
public. To RSVP or for more information,
please call (562) 692-5858.
October 7, 2017 | Saturday | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm set the Hawaiian
music community on fire at age 18, with the release
of her debut CD Far Away Heaven in 2002. Her pure,
clear voice makes her a natural performer of leo
ki`eki`e (Hawaiian falsetto). She is now recognized
as one of Hawai‘i’s premier female vocalists and a
keeper of the Hawaiian falsetto tradition of the
early to mid-20th century. Accompanying herself on
‘ukulele, Raiatea interprets traditional Hawaiian
songs with the mastery and control of a jazz
vocalist and has been heralded as the successor to
such Hawaiian music greats as Aunty Genoa Keawe.
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