Troubies are back at the Getty Villa! This summer they are presenting their newest work, For The Birds!, based on Aristophanes’ feathery utopian comedy.
Report by Pauline Adamek
The Troubies, as the Troubadour Theater Company is affectionately known, are renowned for their deliriously satiric adaptations of theatrical and literary classics set to pop musical scores.
Set in the mythical ‘CloudCuckooLand’ and floating halfway between heaven and earth, The Troubies’ take on some classic Greek theatre and match it with songs and music from many of your favorite bird bands… Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Paul McCartney & Wings (you get the idea!), in their newest production, For The Birds!
A conversation with the artists immediately follows the 3:00 p.m. Saturday performance.
Parental discretion is advised due to some double entendre and bawdy humor.
To purchase tickets go here.
or call the box office at (310) 440-7300
For the Birds!
The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, California,
one mile north of Sunset Boulevard and approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
June 9-12, 2011
Thursday, 8:00 pm;
Friday, 8:00 pm;
Saturday, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm;
Sunday, 3:00 pm
Call (310) 440-7300 orÂ visit here for tickets.
* Also, tickets to Fleetwood Macbeth at La Mirada Performing Arts Center (July 15-17) are on sale NOW at the link here.
* And presale ticket date for Fleetwood Macbeth at the Falcon Theatre (July 1-August 14) will be announced soon.
Visiting the Getty Villa.
Hours for the Getty Villa site and galleries:
Closed Tuesdays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).
Admission to the Getty Villa and to all exhibitions is FREE. An advance, timed ticket is required. Parking
Parking is $15 per car or motorcycle. It is FREE for all evening public programming, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.
Each visitor to the Getty Villa must have an advance, timed ticket; separate parking reservations are neither required nor accepted.
Please note that visitors must approach the Getty Villa from the south. Access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Turning left across PCH is illegal and any attempt to enter the site via Coastline Drive is not permitted.
More info here.
Troubadour Theater Company is celebrating its fifteenth year of laughs. Los Angeles”™ renowned ensemble of actors, comedians and musicians has performed throughout southern California since 1995. Their fast-paced, laugh-filled “˜adaptations”™ of classic plays, as well as their original works and hilarious sketch material, make Troubadour a unique and exciting experience for theater-goers of any age.
The company is a Not-for-Profit organization and has performed charitably for many causes including animal conservation, adult rehabilitation, AIDS awareness, California Literacy Night for LAUSD, Children with Autism and other youth programs.
Past productions at the Falcon Theatre include: Oedipus the King, Mama!; Frosty the Snow Manilow; As U2 Like It; A Charlie James Brown Christmas; JACKson FROST; Much Adoobie Brothers About Nothing; Little Drummer Bowie; Hamlet, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark; Santa Claus is Comin’ to Motown; It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life; OthE.L.O. and Alice in One-Hit-Wonderland 1 & 2.
In addition to the Falcon, Troubadour has performed at the Getty Villa, Hollywood”™s Ford Amphitheatre and Matrix Theatre, Santa Monica”™s Miles Playhouse, La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts, Garden Grove Theater Center, the Long Beach Carpenter Center, the Ojai Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival (Australia) and in Hailey, Idaho, in conjunction with Company of Fools at the Liberty Theatre.
The Troubies were honored with 12 Ovation Award nominations for the 2008-2009 season for their productions of Alice in One-Hit-Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass, As U2 Like It and It”™s a Stevie Wonderful Life, walking away with three awards for Best Director of a Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Season. They recently received Ovation Awards for Best Production of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical for Oedipus the King, Mama! in their 2009-2010 season.