Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Jan 232013

March-April 2013

End of the Rainbow on its way to Ahmanson Theatre

Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in “End of the Rainbow”by Peter Quilter Directed by Terry Johnson West Coast Premiere.Photo by Carol Rosegg

EVENT:  Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland in    “End of the Rainbow”    by Peter Quilter Directed by Terry Johnson West Coast Premiere.

DESCRIPTION: It is December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback . . . again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new,  young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit.  This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. “End of the Rainbow” features some of Garland’s most memorable songs, performed with the show-stopping gusto for which she will always be remembered.  Tracie Bennett received the Outer Critics Circle Award, as well as Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for her performance as Garland.

DATES/TIMES: Previews Begin March 12, 2013. Opens March 20. Through April 21. Previews (March 12-19): Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Opens Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Regular Performances (March 21-April 21): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances. Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performances on Thursday, April 4 and April 18. No 6:30 p.m. performance on Sundays, March 24, April 7 and April 21.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20 – $110 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or on-line at  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:  Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.