Center Theatre Group (CTGLA) has finally revealed their 2019-2020 Season lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre. If you want to see John Leguizamo, Mike Birbiglia, and Sting in Los Angeles, then this is the season package for you. Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song is no longer part of the Ahmanson lineup. I don’t know what happened. I’m not an insider with information. However, a new show will be announced at a later date. I’m hoping it’s a Broadway musical.
Being a theatre geek in SoCal for almost two years now, I’ve noticed that the Ahmanson is probably the only big southern California theatre that have plays and one-man shows. Others are just filled with musicals which I prefer. I personally haven’t gotten into plays with pure dialogue just yet. But if there’s a stage production of 12 Angry Men happening somewhere, I’ll check it out. It’s one of my favorite movies.
I’ll definitely go see Once on This Island and The Book of Mormon. I saw the latter last year when it was at Segerstrom and laughed throughout the entire show. Performance dates for both shows do coincide with The SpongeBob Musical at the Dolby Theatre next year. Now I must decide whether to make my weekend an oceany, beachy, and watery themed one or to make it a fun smiley one.