Last Minute Gift Guide

It happens to all of us.  No matter how organized you are  or how early you started your holiday shopping, there are inevitably a few people on your list for whom you still need a present.  This is when #Tixmas comes into play!

Tickets make an amazing present for pretty much everyone.  It’s the gift of a night out, a world-class cultural experience, something they can remember for years to come, AND the best part, you can get them instantly as soon as you make your purchase.  No busy malls to scavenge, no crossing your fingers that the mail delivers your gift on time.

Here’s our quick gift-guide to some of the most crowd-pleasing shows coming to The Music Center  to gift to someone this Christmas….

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Photo by Jae Man Joo

Complexions Contemporary Ballet | April 15-17, 2016

Founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson (two esteemed alumni of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Complexions delivers an exciting, genre-bending performance that blurs the boundaries of ballet and contemporary.  Always high energy.  Always inspiring.

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute | February 13-March 6th

LA Opera brings back this unique production of the Mozart classic, which delighted audiences in their 2013/14 season.  Director Barrie Kosky created this staging in combination with the British theater group “1927,” whose humorous shows have thrilled audiences all over the world with their interaction between film animation and live-performing actors. Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart’s delightful blend of high comedy and serious drama enchants young and old alike.

An Act of God

An Act of God | January 30-March 13th, 2016

An Act of God, coming to the Ahmanson straight from Broadway, is based on the critically acclaimed book written by God and transcribed by David Javerbaum. Javerbaum is a 13-time Emmy Award® winner for his work as a head writer and executive producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and also curator of the Twitter account@TheTweetOfGod, which has over 2 million followers.  In this 90 minute comedy, God takes the form of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes, who hilariously tackles all the many questions that have plagued mankind through all of history.


LA Phil with Itzhak Perlman | January 14-17th, 2016

The incomparable Itzhak Perlman plays Mozart and leads Tchaikovsky’s beloved Fifth.  Hear this incredible musician, along with the amazing Los Angeles Philharmonic in the iconic and acoustically perfect Walt Disney Concert Hall.


Anthracite Fields | March 6th, 2016

LA Master Chorale  performs Anthracite Fields, which was premiered in 2014 in Philadelphia and reprised at the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial Celebration to great acclaim. Described by the New York Times as “polished and stylistically assured” and “a major, profound work” by the LA Times, composer Julia Wolfe weaves together the oral histories, interviews, union speeches and even accident reports from the Pennsylvania mining region at the turn of the 19th century.  In addition, the Master Chorale performs folk songs and spirituals of Appalachia, representing the heritage of many backgrounds, including coal miners of Welsh, Irish and African-American descent.

Happy Tixmas!