Santa Monica Lookout
|Santa Monica College's Arts Lineup Ranges From Hip-Hop to Capra|
By Hector Gonzalez
October 27, 2015 -- A diverse schedule of arts offerings at Santa Monica College will feature two nights of dance performances ranging from hip-hop to ballet and a theater department production of “It's a Wonderful Life,” director Frank Capra's ode to Small Town U.S.A.
SMC's Synapse Dance Theater showcases its repertoire of contemporary dance, from hip-hop to ballet on Friday, November 6, and Sunday, November 8, in The Broad Stage inside the college's Performing Arts Center at Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Synapse co-artistic directors and choreographers Jae Lee and Mark Tomasic will debut new works in ballet and contemporary dance, and guest artists Laura Karlin and Chisa Yamaguchi and Dusty Alvarado of Diavolo Dance Theater also will be featured, SMC spokesperson Grace Smith said.
“It's a Wonderful Life,” a SMC Theater Department production, opens Friday, November 6, and continue through Friday, November 15, at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on SMC's main campus, 1900 Pico Boulevard.
This production was adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers from the still-popular 1946 film starring James Stewart as George Bailey, who experiences a miracle on Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls.
Nicolas Lozano performs as George Bailey and Sierra Jackson as his wife, Mary.
Shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 6 and 13, and Saturday, November 7 and 14. Early shows are on Sunday, November 8 and 15, and Thursday, November 12, at 7 p.m.
Matinee performances will be on Saturday, November. 7 and 14, and on Sunday, November 8 and 15, at 2 p.m. Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion. No video feed will be offered in the lobby area.
Advance tickets are $10, plus a service charge. Tickets are $3 more at the door.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.smc.edu/studiostage, or by calling 310-434-4319, or 310-434-3005, Monday through Friday.
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