9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Nebraska, the 1990s. Two teenage boys — one a social outcast, the other the quintessential jock — explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery between high school graduation and the rest of their lives. Set to irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet’s landmark pop album of the same name, this rock musical gives voice to those of us who grew up in small towns, those of us who didn’t quite fit in and learned we were somehow different, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love.
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Tuesday, July 14 The Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico, winner of the prestigious Japan Foundation Award, turns its view across the Pacific towards music from young Japanese composers and the Japanese master Toru Takemitsu.
Wednesday, July 15 This Elliott Carter program of his works composed between the ages of 100 and 103 combines Southwest Chamber Music and the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble in the West Coast premieres of Carter's final works for voice and ensemble. Soloists are Abdiel Gonzalez, Jon Lee Keenan, and Elissa Johnston.
6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028
Hill/Jones, winners of the 2008 iO West Duo Competition, bring high energy and unique characters to each incredible world they create. Don’t miss this rare show from the two experienced improvisers Dave Hill (Reno 911!) and Matt Jones (Breaking Bad).