About”¦Productions announces the Los Angeles premiere of Stories & Songs, an intimate evening with Los Lobos”™ David Hidalgo and Louie PÃ©rez.
Report by Pauline Adamek
The event is a benefit concert for the upcoming theaterwork Evangeline, The Queen of Make-Believe, and its related educational programs for at-greatest-risk youth.
The event is one night only on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at Los Angeles Theatre Center (514 South Spring Street LA, CA 90013), 8:00 pm doors. Tickets are $25 to $1,000.
VIP tickets are $125-$1,000, and include premium orchestra seats and a 6:30 p.m. hosted reception with David Hidalgo and Louie PÃ©rez.
Hidalgo and PÃ©rez have been playing various markets with their Stories & Songs show around the country, but this will be the first time they bring the performance home to Los Angeles. The show is a look back on forty years of music making. The two started writing songs together when they were in high school, even before they formed Los Lobos. As the main songwriters in one of the world”™s most enduring and diverse musical groups, they”™ve accumulated an outstanding collection of tunes. Their songs have been covered by various recording artists including Waylon Jennings, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and Robert Plant. Los Angeles Times opines “”¦the storytelling is detailed and the musicianship is precision sharp”¦”
This concert offers unique insight into the music and the men who created it. This fundraising event will also give the audience a chance to preview PÃ©rez”™s collaboration with About”¦Productions on the original theaterwork Evangeline, The Queen of Make-Believe. The theaterwork will be developed and written by PÃ©rez, About”¦Productions”™ Artistic Director Theresa Chavez and Associate Director Rose Portillo. The production will incorporate the songs of Hidalgo and PÃ©rez, whose early hit “Evangeline” gives the piece its title.
In June About”¦Productions will host a free Concert Reading of Evangeline, The Queen of Make-Believe at Plaza de la Raza.
Stories & Songs
An intimate evening with Los Lobos”™ David Hidalgo and Louie PÃ©rez.
One night only – June 4th, 2011
at Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 South Spring Street LA, CA 90013
8:00 pm doors.
Tickets are $25 to $1,000.
More information on purchasing general tickets and VIP packages is available here.
For the past 22 years, About”¦Productions has been creating original and critically acclaimed theaterworks both locally and nationally. About…Productions”™ 2010-11 support includes the California Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department.
About”¦ Productions is dedicated to generating new work through collaboration in order to create artistic and community dialogue. It”™s innovative Young Theaterworks literacy program serves at-greatest-risk youth, and celebrates the lives of seniors.
Stories & Songs is presented in association with the Latino Theater Company and The Los Angeles Theatre Center.
LATC is a facility of the City of Los Angeles and is operated by the Latino Theater Company. In 2008, the first full season was produced with multi-disciplinary programming that reflects the population of Los Angeles.