Upcoming Musicals and Dance Shows, Ticket Savings and What to Wear to the Theatre

Upcoming Musicals and Dance
March, April, and May

Below are some of the best upcoming musicals and dance productions that will make a great date night or time to spend with friends. Leap, fly, sing and dance your way into spring. I’ve included some of the most popular choices and discount ticket sources or lottery information.
Ticket Savings: Goldstar is offering a special $10 off one of the already discounted shows located on their website. Code: LEAPYEAR10

Fly Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre
Run: February 18 – March 29, 2020

Based on the novel Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Book by Rajiv Joseph | Music by Bill Sherman
Lyrics by Kirsten Childs and Rajiv Joseph | Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and Stephanie Klemons
Directed by Jeffrey Seller

Two major Tony Award-winning Broadway veterans team up with two of the most exciting writers in American theatre today to bring a cherished tale into the present. Wendy’s life is about to change forever when she meets a boy named Peter, a pirate named Hook, and a beguiling, beautiful Crocodile, who’s much more than meets the eye. In this thrilling, funny, dangerous look at J.M. Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy, a whole new Neverland comes to life. Fly will take audiences on an adventure propelled by a powerful and percussive score, dynamic choreography and aerial acrobatics. A fantastical journey for ages 8 to 800!

Tickets: Online

Hamilton Musical 2020 Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre

Musical – Returning to LA for 6 Months
Pantages Theatre
Run: March 12 – November 22, 2020

Inspired by the book ‘Alexander Hamilton’ by Ron Chernow
Music, Lyrics and Book by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler
Directed by Thomas Kail

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: TodayTix
Hamilton App for news and ticket lottery: App

The Book of Mormon Musical Tour at Ahmanson Theatre Los Angeles

The Book of Mormon
Musical – nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical
Ahmanson Theatre
Run: Until March 29, 2020

Music, Lyrics and Book by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone
Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
Directed by  Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.”

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: TodayTix
Pre-show Lottery: “A limited number of lottery tickets will be available for each performance. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Two hours prior to each performance, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each.”

A Bronx Tale Musical Tour Poster

A Bronx Tale
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
Run: March 10, 2020 – March 22, 2020

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Tony® Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony® Award nominee Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical – based on Palminteri’s true-life story.

A BRONX TALE, Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser, takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.

Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Academy Award® and Tony® Award-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Tony® Award-nominee Glenn Slater (Love Never Dies), A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: Goldstar

Frozen Musical Tour

San Diego Civic Theatre
Run: March 26 – April 12, 2020

Book by Jennifer Lee
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Directed by Michael Grandage | Choreography by Rob Ashford

Disney’s FROZEN is an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects and powerhouse performances. The critics rave “Disney’s struck gold! Sumptuous sets, gorgeous costumes and plenty of special effects to wow the audience!” (New York Post). It’s a timeless tale of a family pulled apart by a mysterious secret – one sister struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, while the other embarks on an epic journey to bring her family together through the redemptive power of love. Newsday says “the show has all the makings of a serious megahit!” Let yourself go to FROZEN!

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: Goldstar

American Ballet Theatre: Of Love and Rage

American Ballet Theatre – Of Love and Rage
Dance, Ballet
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
Run: March 5, 2020 – March 8, 2020

In a must-see World Premiere, Of Love and Rage is a new work choreographed by ABT Artist-in-Residence and MacArthur Genius Alexei Ratmansky, who finds his inspiration in the ancient Greek text Callirhoe. Written by Chariton of Aphrodesias, Callirhoe is widely acknowledged to be the oldest novel still in existence, set around 400 BC in the ancient Greek world, which, at that time, sprawled across the Mediterranean. A ballet in two acts, Of Love and Rage is influenced by the Greek aesthetic of beauty and harmony, incorporating many elements from ancient Greek drama. Ratmansky employs his expansive knowledge of classical ballet’s history and orchestrations of Aram Khachaturian’s score Gayane to create a powerful narrative of love and forgiveness, utilizing the full company of dancers. The corps de ballet, dancing as one unit, will portray supporting emotions in the commentary role found in Greek theater.

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: Goldstar

The Tap Pack - La Mirada Theatre March 2020

The Tap Pack
Dance, Tap
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Date: March 25, 2020 | 7:30pm

The Tap Pack picks up where the Rat Pack left off. With songs from Bublé to Beyoncé, Sinatra to Ed Sheeran and mixed with slick humor, a swinging band and world-class tap dance, these gentlemen have a huge show waiting for you. These men are Australia’s finest tap dance artists who are ready to raise the bar and ignite your night with an evening of pure entertainment. They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring invigorating energy to a timeless style, performing cool classics with a fresh twist. Be there!

Tickets: Online
Discount Tickets: Goldstar

Dancing with the Stars Live Tour Poster
Dancing with the Stars Live Tour with Hannah Brown

Dancing With The Stars Live Tour

America’s favorite dance show returns to the Center with “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020.”
Celebrity contestants Hannah Brown (The Bachelorette) and  Kate Flannery (The Office)

DWTS Live! continues its legacy of performing show-stopping routines alongside new numbers choreographed just for the live show ranging from the time-honored dances of the Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Tango – and everything in between. In the longest and most expansive North American tour to date, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour, and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in their hometowns.

The tour delivers a spectacular night of dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Brandon Armstrong, Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach.
Tickets: Costa Mesa SCFTA OnlineLA Microsoft Tickets Online
Discount Tickets: Goldstar Costa Mesa,  Goldstar Los Angeles
VIP Tickets: VIP packages are available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

If you like Dance put on your calendar:

Upcoming Shows

Les Miserables Tour SCFTA 2020
  • Les Misérables, (touring)  Tickets on Sale March 1, 2020
    May 5, 2020 – May 17, 2020
    Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
    Get your tickets early using code STARS .
    Discount Tickets: Goldstar
  • Newsies (3D Theatricals)
    Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
    May 1, 2020 – May 17, 2020
    Discount Tickets: Goldstar

Ticket Savings for Millennials

Ahmanson Theatre 2020 -2021 Season, Center Theatre Group

The Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles) has a program called The Crew for young professionals under 40. The Crew is a terrific opportunity for millennials to see musicals and to mingle socially in a special gathering afterward (Thursday night). This curated package is affordable and a way to see shows and meet others! 7-show subscription packages start at just $245 (that is only $35 per show!)  Click here for more info. (Check back in May for a create your own Crew member package starting at just 4 shows).

Your 7-show Crew membership includes eight-time Tony Award®-winning Hadestown, the return of the legendary Les Misérables, a big-hearted new musical – The Prom, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s American classic, To Kill a MockingbirdThe Lehman Trilogy directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes plus one more show that will be announced later in the spring. AND choose one of the Encore! Series productions: Dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations or Come From Away.

  • Subscription price includes post-show cocktail parties with drinks & bites at iconic Downtown L.A. venues
  • Discounted, subscriber pricing with options to upgrade Price Levels for improved seating
  • Can’t attend? Enjoy easy (and free!) ticket exchanges

Other ticket saving programs designed for millennials include Old Globe’s Under 30 Program, Lambs Players Under 35 Club, and South Coast Repertory’s Pay Your Age Nights most Thursdays and  Fridays (Age 20-29? Pay $20​: use code ​18157, Age 30-39? Pay $30: use code ​18159).

For more information on how to save mone for Goldstar and TodayTix please click here.

Affordable Style to Wear to the Theatre

Beautiful Clothing at Unbelievable Prices

Beautiful clothes that are appropriate for the theatre can be affordable if you know where to shop. Here are some of my favorite looks that I purchased at unbelievable prices. BHFO is a reputable website that carries name brands and designer clothes. When I saw that some dresses were listed on their website below $10, I was immediately skeptical that the clothes were not authentic. However, to my surprise, after ordering from this website several times, I can assure you this is a legitimate source for the most excellent bargains and beautiful clothing. I also love that they make returns easy!

Shoppers Tip: BHFO also lists some of their clothing (NWT-new with tags) on eBay as well. If you see something, you wish to purchase off their website check to see if they also listed it on eBay. Many times the eBay price could be even less, or they will offer the item as a bid in which you could try to bid for the item. Click here for my tips on how to bid on eBay.

Aqua Floral Embroidered Dress Front View with Target Mini Satchel in Black with Heart Shaped Design Handle and Michael Michael Kors Viera Embellished Ankle Rose Boot
Aqua Floral Embroidered Dress with Target Mini Satchel in Black with Heart Shaped Design Handle
Aqua Floral Embroidered Dress Back View with Target Mini Satchel in Black with Heart Shaped Design Handle and Michael Michael Kors Viera Embellished Ankle Rose Boot
Aqua Floral Embroidered Dress side view with Target Mini Satchel in Black with Heart Shaped Design Handle
What to Wear to the Theatre: Forever 21 Faux Suede Duster Jacket in Rose, Target Mini Satchel Handbag with heart design in handle over Aqua Floral Embroidered Black Dress
What to Wear to the Theatre: Forever 21 Faux Suede Duster Jacket in Rose, Target Mini Satchel Handbag with heart design in handle
What to Wear to the Theatre: Forever 21 Faux Suede Duster Jacket in Rose, Target Mini Satchel Handbag with heart design in handle

Dress: BHFO Aqua by Bloomingdale’s Floral Embroidered Cocktail Dress
BHFO is one of my favorite resellers of clothing. This original dress price was $118 and you can get it for $18.24 (84% off).
Purse: Target A New Day™ Mini Satchel Handbag in Black with heart shap in handle
Boots: Michael Michael Kors Viera Embellished Ankle Rose Boot

Duster: Forever 21 Faux Suede Duster Jacket in Rose
I love the quality and look of this duster jacket! I purchased mine when it was 15% off the $49.99 original price. This goes in and out of stock online. Check stores to see if they have it in person (2000390398). Similar: Bebe Faux Suede Trench Coat
Earrings: Francesca’s Jocelyn Pavé Abalone Teardrop Earrings

Francesca's Lilith Back Bow Flare Dress
Francesca's Lilith Back Bow Flare Dress
Francesca's Lilith Back Bow Flare Dress

Dress: Francesca’s Lilith Back Bow Flare Dress
On Sale for $29.98 and buy one get one free sale!
Earrings: Francesca’s Dakota Hematite Circle Drop Earrings
Francesca’s has the best deals on earrings to complement an outfit. Buy 2 sets of earrings for $25.

Happy Leap Day!

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