L.A. theaters to offer free-admission nights

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Let it never be said that Culture Monster doesn’t work hard to help you find affordable entertainment -- in this case, free nights at the theater.

That’s right: Theaters around the city are teaming up this month to offer free admission for select performances as part of Free Night of Theater 2008, a nationwide program sponsored by Theatre Communications Group, a New York not-for-profit organization.

So far, 16 L.A.-area theater companies will participate in this year’s event, including such notable venues as the Colony Theatre in Burbank, the Celebration Theatre in West Hollywood, L.A. Contemporary Dance, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Blank Theatre Company in Hollywood.

Reservations must be made in advance, and the limit is usually two tickets per reservation. Click below to see specific shows and times...


Free night performances in Los Angeles

‘Porcelain’ by Chay Yew. Celebration Theatre. Oct. 12, 3 p.m.

‘Mary’s Wedding’ by Stephen Massicotte. Colony Theatre. Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

‘For All Time’ by KJ Sanchez. Cornerstone Theater Company. Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

‘A 50s/60s Rockin’ Tribute: Twist and Shout!’ Crown City Theatre Company. Oct. 19, 2 p.m. and Oct. 26, 2p.m.

‘Oklahoma!’ FCLO Music Theatre. Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Oct 26, 7 p.m.; Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

‘Peephole | People,’ L.A. Contemporary Dance. Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

‘Happy Days -- A New Musical,’ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

‘The School for Scandal’ by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Little Fish Theatre. Oct. 17, 8 p.m.; Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

‘The Adventures of Lieutenant Nun’ by Odalys Nanin. Macha Theatre / Films. Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Oct. 25, 8 p.m.

‘James and the Giant Peach,’ MainStreet Theatre Company. Oct. 18, 1 and 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, 1 and 4 p.m.

‘Song of Extinction’ by E.M. Lewis. Moving Arts. Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

‘Alice in One-Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass,’ Musical Theatre West and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Oct. 17, 8 p.m.

‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. Repertory East Playhouse. Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Speech & Debate’ by Stephen Karam. The Blank Theatre Company. Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

‘Halo’ by Josh MacDonald. Theatre 40. Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

‘Push’ by Kristen Lazarian. Theatre 40. Oct. 25, 2 p.m.

‘Fit for Society’ by Brian Monahan and Stephan Wolfert. Veterans Center for the Performing Arts. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

‘Blood Brothers’ by Willy Russell. Whitefire Theatre. Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

--David Ng