Capulet in the City on Film

In the weeks leading up to National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet  earlier this month, we hosted a fun series on Instagram called #CapuletInTheCity, in which we posted pictures of Juliet Capulet all over Los Angeles, as she made her way from the coast to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Well, the show is long over, but we’re still pretty smitten with our Juliet snaps around the city.  So here’s a little throwback to earlier this month, with a little behind the scenes film we made of #CapuletInTheCity!

#BroadwayMyWay

BROADWAY MY WAY SING-ALONG

This Friday we’re hosting another sing-along over in the Keck Amphitheater behind Walt Disney Concert Hall.  It’s sure to be an evening of great music and family fun, just like always, but this time we’re putting YOU in control of the playlist!

We’re doing Broadway your way!  Simply rank your top five B’way favs on our handy ranking system and they’ll be added to our tally of favorites.  We’ll announce (and sing) the most voted songs this Friday, so make sure you clear your calendar and come on down to snag your seat!

As always, this Friday Night Sing-Along is free and open to all ages.  We’ll also be giving away some awesome prizes as part of our enter to win contest including a delectable picnic basket from Artisan House Restaurant in downtown LA, tickets for the American Cinematheque’s movie screenings and tickets to see We Will Rock You – the latest rock musical playing at the Ahmanson Theatre!

So now to get you in the mood, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of our favorite tunes from the stage to get things started.  Have a listen, warm up those vocal chords and get ready to belt out the Broadway!

Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance 2014

Last Saturday, we hosted our friends from the Dizzy Feet Foundation for their annual fundraising gala – A Celebration of Dance.  It’s a star-studded event complete with a red carpet, amazing show, and a delightful post-show party with many of our favorite dancers and dance supporters in attendance.  After watching some of the biggest dance talent perform on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage, it was no surprise that everyone wanted to get out on the dance floor and bust a move!  So we thought it may be fun to share a few snaps from the evening!

Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala - Cat Deeley

So You Think You Can Dance Host Cat Deeley chats with some of the evening’s performers.

Dizzy Feet Foundation Gala - Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Jenna Elfman

Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman and Jenna Elfman get the dancing started!

A Celebration of Dance After Party at The Music Center - Stern Grand Hall

 

A Celebration of Dance After Party at The Music Center - Jenna Elfman & Fabrice Calmels

Joffrey Ballet star Fabrice Calmels and actress Jenna Elfman tore up the dance floor!

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A Celebration of Dance After Party at The Music Center - Misha Gabriel

Step Up Revolution’s Misha Gabriel was well into the groove!

A Celebration of Dance After Party at The Music Center - Glorya Kaufman

The gorgeous Glorya Kaufman takes a spin on the dance floor!

You can see our red carpet coverage over on our Facebook page too!

 

 

K-Pop Prep List

K-Pop at The Music Center's Dance Downtown

This Friday’s Dance Downtown is K-Pop!  That’s right friends, I said K-POP!  The hallyu is heading to The Music Center plaza from 6:30-10pm this Friday and will feature dance moves taught by Aimee Lee Lucas, and sets by DJ Cy with all your favorite k-pop tunes.

Whether you’re big into K-Pop or new to the hallyu (which refers to the wave of Korean culture sweeping the globe) we’ve put together a quick prep-list to get you ready for the fun….

1.  Start with the music

Obviously, K-Pop wouldn’t be K-Pop without some really catchy, poppy tunes, and trust us, there are plenty to go around.  Listen to our K-Pop Playlist below to acquaint yourself with a few of the most popular songs of the moment!

2. Dress the part

One of the other things we can’t help but love with the hallyu craze is all the great fashion that comes with it!  Bright colors, snazzy sneakers, cool tees, and fun accessories are all must haves for the full K-Pop effect.  Here’s a fashion mood board to get your style wheels spinning…

K-Pop Style

 

3. Keep it fun

It’s hard not to smile when listening to K-Pop, but here’s just a reminder – Like all good pop music, this genre and dance style is all about having fun.  So when you’re taking the dance floor on Friday with your friends, don’t be afraid to drop your guard and free-style!  Pretty much anything goes, but we will have our instructor there to lead you through some of the most popular moves.  The only pre-requisite is a smile on your face!

See you at K-Pop Night!

Throwback Thursday – We ❤ 1964

Today’s Throwback Thursday is especially close to our hearts because we’re throwing it all the way back to 1964 – The year The Music Center first opened!  We’re celebrating the music of that momentous year (and it’s kind of incredible how many hits came out) this Friday at our Friday Night Sing-Along with Songs of 64 as the theme.  It’s free, it’s a lot of fun, and we will be giving out some incredible prizes too.  The fun starts at 6:30 in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater behind Walt Disney Concert Hall.

But in the meantime, we thought we’d share a short list of six things we love about 1964…

1.  The Beatles made their Ed Sullivan Show debut.

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2.  Mary Poppins opened in theaters.

mary poppins movie poster

 

3.  The 1964 Cadillac Prestige… So Pretty!

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4.  Dorothy Chandler was on the cover of Time Magazine in December.

Dorothy Chandler on cover of timemagazine

 

5.  Hello Dolly opened on Broadway.

Hello Dolly - Carol Channing

6.  Dresses like these were in fashion!

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Still yearning for more 64?  Well, here’s a playlist of some of our favorite songs to tide you over till our sing-along tomorrow!  Enjoy and stay groovy!

 

Capulet In The City

CapuletInTheCity -City HallIf you follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you have probably seen a few of our #CapuletInTheCity photos.  In fair Los Angeles, where we lay our scene, the young Juliet Capulet has been taking in the sights across Los Angeles.  She’s been from the Natural History Museum to Santa Monica Pier, to the Hammer and LACMA, to the Ace Hotel  and Grand Park.  Today, as she makes her final destination – The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – We thought we’d take a look back at some of her best snapshots around town!

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Stay tuned for more photos and outtakes!  Oh, and if you haven’t bought your tickets to see Romeo & Juliet this weekend you can still do so on our website.

It’s Your Moment to Shine On Stage!

We are looking for a few good Supers… Maybe even super Supers, to be in National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo and Juliet next week!  It’s a chance to perform on the beautiful Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage with one of the premiere ballet companies in the world, so why not check out the auditions?

Here’s all the info, just be sure to email us to set up your audition: danceRSVP@musiccenter.org

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