CTGLA 2019-2020

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.

Ahmanson Theatre 2019-2020?

With all of the excitement coming from the Pantages and Segerstrom recently, I forgot about the Ahmanson Theatre. I feel a little bad about not remembering them. It was at the Ahmanson where I had my first theatre experience in 2017 seeing Jersey Boys. That show at that location was what turned me into a theatre geek.

At the moment, Once on This Island and Torch Song are the only two shows scheduled for their 2019-2020 Season. Performance dates are yet to be announced. I’m interested to see how Once on This Island will be performed in LA. A friend of mine saw it in New York where the stage was in the center surrounded by seats similar to a stadium setup.

In addition to the Ahmanson, I’m also waiting for the small local theatre companies in SoCal to make their 19-20 announcements.