Mambo Kings and Camille Zamora’s HAVANA NIGHTS, much more, coming to The Wallis in October

There are eight outstanding events coming to The Wallis in October, 2022. It sounds like a while from now, but keep in mind that these are one-time performances that will sell out. If you’re interested, I recommend you secure your tickets now. On the line-up are HAVANA NIGHTS on Oct. 13th, BALLET HISPANICO on Oct. 8th, and a Salsa class on October 9th. The complete schedule follows:

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:30 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsThe Wallis Presents A Bristol Entertainment Production

AN EVENING WITH MOTOWN

An Evening with Motown, a uniquely entertaining music experience, highlights the early era of Motown Records with candid conversations and performances by artists and executives of classic Motown. Grammy Award-winning artist Thelma Houston is one of several remarkable talents who takes the stage. Tickets: $29-$99 (prices subject to change).

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Friday, October 7, 7:30 pmSaturday, October 8, 2022, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

BALLET HISPÁNICO50th Anniversary Celebration – Noche de Oro

In its Wallis debut and in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Ballet Hispánico presents an evening of dances that explores the diversity of Latinx cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. “Both earthy and classically elegant” (The New York Times), the Company, nation’s largest Latinx dance organization and considered one of America’s cultural treasures, is renowned for its technical prowess and captivating onstage presence. Tickets: $39-$125 (prices subject to change).

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Sunday, October 9, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pmPromenade Terrace, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday Funday (includes three events)

Bring your smile and imagination to SUNDAY FUNDAY, a series of delightfully interactive, free, family-friendly dance, music, and theatre experiences presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts each month from October 2022 to June 2023 (except January), on The Wallis’ outdoor Promenade Terrace.

10 am – Broadway Babies

Broadway Babies introduces your little stars to the magic of musical theatre. Belt your hearts out to your favorite show tunes. Puppets! Bubbles! Instruments! Costumes! Everything it takes to put on a big Broadway show!

11 am – Parker Bent

Parker Bent delights children and families with his original music, sly wit, and warm humor and often invites children on stage to sing with him. Through music, he has reached children of all ages and backgrounds as well as those with a wide range of developmental and physical needs. Awarded the Bronze Medal by the Parents Choice Foundation, Bent has been endorsed by LA Parent Magazine and his music has been played on NPR and Disney Radio. (Suitable for children age 7 and older.)

12 pm– 2 pm – Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen & Friends – Salsa Dance Class

Debbie Allen, along with choreographer Lyrik Cruz, leads a free Salsa dance class as part of The Wallis’s popular Dance Sundays, an exhilarating series of free, monthly, outdoor, dance events for the whole family produced in conjunction with three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen. All ages and dance levels welcome. Tickets: FREE (no reservations necessary; guests may attend any portion or all of Sunday Funday).

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Thursday, October 13, 2022, 7:30 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

MAMBO KINGS & CAMILLE ZAMORAHAVANA NIGHTS

As part of Sing for Hope’s residency, star soprano Camille Zamora, hailed as a leading interpreter of classical Spanish song by NBC Latino, joins the Mambo Kings for a sultry, passionate, and exciting evening of Latin music from Spain and the island of Cuba. The program includes orchestral and vocal selections from the classical Spanish Zarzuela period combined with the exciting Afro Cuban rhythms of the Mambo Kings. Zamora has collaborated with artists ranging from Plácido Domingo to Sting and has garnered acclaim for her dramatic and nuanced interpretations of repertoire ranging from Mozart to tango. Tickets: $39-$125 (prices subject to change).

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Saturday, October 15, 2022, 7:30 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

STEWART GOODYEARPHOENIX

As a phoenix obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor, the works in Stewart Goodyear’s Wallis debut piano concert obtain new life by arising from the sound world, past traditions, and gestures of Franz Lizst. Whether virtuosic splashes of color created by Debussy, the urban landscape constructed by Jennifer Higdon, the intense improvisation and haunting dissonant starkness by Anthony Davis, or the pianism in a new work by Goodyear that pays tribute to his Trinidadian roots. Program: HIGDON: Secret and Glass Gardens; ANTHONY DAVIS: Middle Passage; STEWART GOODYEAR: Phoenix; DEBUSSY: La Cathedrale Engloutie; L’Isle Joyeuse; BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 Hammerklavier. Tickets: $39-$99 (prices subject to change).

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Friday, October 21, 7:30 pmSaturday, October 22, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

BODYTRAFFIC

Led by Artistic Director Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has conquered the contemporary dance world with its superb performers, technical mastery, and commitment to the most challenging repertoire. The acclaimed company returns to The Wallis with an eclectic program that includes a world premiere by Micaela Taylor, BODYTRAFFIC’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence; the West Coast premiere of Baye & Asa’s rhythmic and bold The One to Stay With; and an encore performance of Matthew Neenan’s whimsical and joyous A Million Voices, inspired by the great music of Peggy Lee. Bursting with cutting-edge theatricality, BODYTRAFFIC takes the stage with compelling works that embody the company’s energy, sophistication, and sheer joy in dancing. Tickets: $39-$99 (prices subject to change).

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Sunday, October 23, 2022, 4:00 pmBram Goldsmith Theater, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsThe Wallis & Writers Bloc Present

AN EVENING WITH JOHN IRVING

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts and Writers Bloc present An Evening with John Irving, featuring a conversation with the internationally acclaimed best-selling author and Academy Award-winning screenwriter whose novels include The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year, among many others. For 26 years, Writers Bloc has fostered the significance and importance of literature as an art form as well as enhanced the public knowledge and awareness of contemporary writers and thinkers who have made a significant impact on the cultural and literary landscape. The Wallis is proud to partner this season, once again, with Writers Bloc for a series of conversations that provide deeper insight into the literary process. Tickets start at $25 (book not included); premium seating includes copy of author’s book (prices subject to change).

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Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:30 pmThe Wallis Presents

OSVALDO GOLIJOVFALLING OUT OF TIME – Text Adapted by Osvaldo Golijov from the novel by David Grossman

What happens when the natural order of things is upended? Falling Out of Time is a new work from the Grammy-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov performed by an ensemble of musicians led by violinist Johnny Gandelsman. Rooted in David Grossman’s novel of the same name, this infinitely nuanced story in voices narrates a profound journey of grief and solace, a journey “out of time” as parents grieve the death of a child, a quest to comprehend a loss with no name. It so happens that we all are, as a world, living in a moment in which the “natural” order of things has been upended.  More than ever, we are in need of stories that help us make sense of the broken pieces. Falling Out of Time is one such story. Tickets: $39-$125 (prices subject to change).

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, in Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tickets are available at TheWallis.org, by calling 310.746.4000, or at the Box Office.

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Top photo: Camille Zamora and the Mambo Kings

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