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The Broad Stage

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 At the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Box Office: 310 434 3200  



 Purchase tickets online at
or call 310.434.3200 


Theatergroep Kwatta presents:
[The Edye]
OCT 24-25, 2014
Ages 7+

Get ready to fall in love with the most adorable little mouse! Join Manxmouse on a special adventure. This timeless tale of kindness, friendship, and bravery against all odds will capture young audience members and their families with its imaginative use of found objects, puppetry, and music. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, this imaginative production by the Dutch theatre company Kwatta is a delightful tale of what happens when we face our fears.
Month     Date      Day           Time                  
OCT            24            FRI            7:30 PM            
OCT            25            SAT           11 AM               
OCT            25            SAT           1 PM                 
OCT            25            SAT           3 PM                 
SAT / OCT 25, 2014 / 7:30PM
Voted “Best Salsa Band” by the LA Weekly, Son Mayor is one of the hottest salsa tickets in town. Led by the Ortiz brothers-Eddie, Julian, Alfred “El Nino”, and Georgie-the 12-piece band is a horn, bass, and percussion powerhouse that knocks people out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Performing a sultry mix of vintage and contemporary Latin music, Son Mayor has joined the best of the best onstage, including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, and Ozomatli. Ready for a salsa dance workout? Come see for yourself why this band sizzles.
[The Edye]
Sun / OCT 26, 2014 / 8pm
KNOWER is Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi, a duo from Los Angeles creating electronic funk-pop characterized by explosive grooves, colorful harmonies, funky female vocals, and vast electro-acoustic sound scapes. Expect video pyrotechnics and music on the louder side of the spectrum!
SAT / NOV 1, 2014 / 7:30PM
Michelle Dorrance is pure dynamite, blasting open our notions of tap with every stomp, stamp, and shuffle. Her marriage of tap and modern dance comes off as “edgy, seductive, and smart” (The Chicago Tribune), thrilling audiences during recent debuts at the Spoleto and Jacob’s Pillow Dance festivals. Her company will perform with Toshi Reagon and her live band for The Blues Project, featuring imaginative choreography, bluesy rhythms, and some of the most stunning tap artists dancing today.
The presentation of Dorrance Dance: The Blues Project was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
NOV 4-16, 2014 
Direct from the UK, Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy comes to The Broad Stage in a high-octane whirl of love and deceit, delivered with a thrilling physicality. Best known for his role on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Joseph Marcell (King Lear) is joined onstage by a powerhouse cast for one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition. Produced by the brilliant and daring Shakespeare’s Globe, this King Lear will leave you breathless with its style, wit, and gusto.
Shakespeare at The Broad Stage made possible by a
generous gift from Linda and Michael Keston.
Month     Date      Day           Time                  
NOV            4              TUE           7:30 PM            
NOV            5              WED          7:30 PM            
NOV            6              THU           7:30 PM            
NOV            7              FRI            7:30 PM            
 NOV            8              SAT           2 PM                  
                                                   7:30 PM            
 NOV            9              SUN           2 PM                  
NOV            11            TUE           7:30 PM            
NOV            12            WED          7:30 PM            
NOV            13            THU           7:30 PM            
NOV            14            FRI            7:30 PM            
NOV            15            SAT           2 PM                  
                                                   7:30 PM            
NOV            16            SUN           2 PM                  
Under the Radar:
[The Edye]
fri / NOV 7, 2014 / 8pm
The Calder quartet is joined by Emmy® Award-winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and special guests for an evening of music they have collaborated on for film and television.
The Calder Quartet Residency at The Broad Stage has been made possible in part through a generous grant from the Colburn Foundation.
[The Edye]
sat / NOV 15, 2014 / 7:30pm
Grammy-nominated MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón explores national identity as experienced by a Puerto Rican musician in America. With music that bridges. elements of jazz and Afro-Caribbean sounds of Plena, this music giant is a hot ticket! 
New Orleans Legends
the Preservation Hall
JAZZ Band & Allen ToussaInt
NOV 28-29, 2014
Spend Thanksgiving weekend swaying to the Big Easy sounds of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint! For two nights, these legendary New Orleans musicians will transport you to the streets of the French Quarter district, where jazz and R&B form the heartbeat of everyday life. Allen Toussaint, the “Southern Knight” who has worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Patti Labelle, and Paul McCartney, joins the traditional jazz revivalists onstage for a joyful, timeless jazz experience that will turn The Broad Stage into a swinging dance hall.
Jazz and Blues at The Broad Stage made possible by a generous gift from Richard and Lisa Kendall.
Month     Date      Day           Time                  
NOV            28            FRI            7:30 PM            
NOV            29            SAT           7:30 PM            
[The Edye] 
SUN / NOV 30, 2014 / 11AM
The popular Sunday series of music-listening and music-sharing continues! Wrap up your weekend
with world-class chamber music curated by renowned violinist Robert Davidovici. Following the hour-long concert in The Edye, enjoy bagels and conversation with your fellow music lovers. Don’t wait to buy tickets-these intimate morning concerts sell out quickly!
This series made possible by a generous gift from
Barbara Herman.
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THU / DEC 4, 2014 / 7:30PM
Cory Richards & Mike Libecki,
Climbers and Photographer
Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. Those factors made Bertha’s Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s remote Wohlthat Range, irresistible to a small team of accomplished climbers led by veteran Mike Libecki. Irresistible-but also nearly inaccessible. As reported in the September 2013 National Geographic, Libecki, climber-photographer Cory Richards, and two colleagues battled extreme cold, furious katabatic winds, and fickle weather in an epic, ten-day climb to the summit. Join Libecki and Richards for a humorous but gripping firsthand account of this first ascent at the bottom of the world.
National Geographic Live at The Broad Stage made possible in part by a generous gift from Mary Hart and Burt Sugarman.
Box Tale Soup
Northanger Abbey 
[The Edye] 
DEC 5-14, 2014
The two-person British theater company transports us to a world of beautiful puppets and gothic romance in this award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. The laugh-out-loud presentation about a novel-obsessed young girl breathes fresh life into Austen’s work. With two performers, seven puppets, and a vintage trunk-full of handmade props and costumes, Northanger Abbey ignites the imagination and delights in every last drop of Austen’s humor and wit.
Month     Date      Day           Time                  
DEC            5              FRI            8 PM                  
DEC            6              SAT           8 PM                  
DEC            7              SUN           2 PM                  
                                                   5 PM                  
                                                   8 PM                  
DEC            12            FRI            8 PM                  
DEC            13            SAT           5 PM                  
                                                  8 PM                  
DEC            14            SUN           2 PM                  
DEC            14            SUN           5 PM                  
SAT / DEC 20, 2014 / 7:30PM
The Emerald Isle’s widely acclaimed acoustic band brings its Celtic Holiday celebration to sunny Santa Monica. Called an “Irish music dream team” by Folk Roots Magazine, the band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. With a blend of homey nostalgia and high-energy holiday songs, the Celtic supergroup will be joined onstage by “one of the true glories of Irish music today” (The Wall Street Journal), vocalist and recent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, Karan Casey.
Chris Lemmon as Jack Lemmon in
Jack Lemmon Returns 
[The Edye] 
JAN 7-25, 2015 
Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon (Some Like It Hot, The Odd Couple), joins us at The Broad Stage for an immensely personal, and ultimately heartwarming story about his Academy Award-winning father and their enduring relationship. Written and directed by Hershey Felder and performed by Chris as his father, Jack Lemmon Returns is a one-man show that captures the magic of a bygone era, when Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, and Shirley MacLaine were but a handful of stars who would pass through the Lemmons’ Hollywood Hills home. Performed in a musical story-telling style that includes George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love is Here to Stay” and “’S Wonderful,” Jack Lemmon Returns is a loving tribute to a world-famous dad, told with respect and dignity.
Support made possible in part by a generous contribution from Linda and Michael Keston.
Month     Date      Day           Time                  
JAN             7              WED          8 PM                  
JAN             8              THU           8 PM                  
JAN             9              FRI            8 PM                  
JAN             10            SAT           5 PM                  
                                                   8 PM                  
JAN             11            SUN           2 PM                  
JAN             13            TUE           8 PM                  
JAN             14            WED          8 PM                  
Jan             15            THU           8 PM                  
JAN             16            FRI            8 PM                  
JAN             17            SAT           5 PM                  
                                                   8 PM                  
JAN             18            SUN           2 PM                  
JAN             20            TUE           8 PM                  
JAN             21            WED          8 PM                  
JAN             22            THU           8 PM                  
JAN             23            FRI            8 PM                  
JAN             24            SAT           5 PM                  
                                     8 PM   
JAN            25             SUN         2 PM                
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For more information, please see or call 310.434.3427.
General Information
Theater Location Address
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(Main entrance is located on
11th Street between Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona)
Box Office
Phone: 310.434.3200
The Box Office is open Mon – Fri, 12 – 6pm, and
starting one hour prior to performance times.
On performance days, the window will be open
for 30 minutes after the show starts.
All artists, dates, times, and prices subject to change.