The Tony-nominated La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has been called “one of the top Broadway-style houses in Southern California” by the Los Angeles Times. Since 1977, this gorgeous state-of-the-art theatre has presented great performances, co-producing multiple national tours. La Mirada Theatre provides the critically renowned ONSTAGE series, a wide range of special events, and a children’s series, Programs for Young Audiences, in addition to the mainstage McCoy Rigby Entertainment series of award-winning plays and musicals. Phantom Projects Theatre for Teens and the La Mirada Symphony are also housed in the theater.
La Mirada Theatre, which has received Tony, Emmy, and Ovation Award nominations, earned the 2012-13 L.A. Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for “Best Season of the Year.” The La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment production partnership was just rewarded with the L.A. Drama Critics Circle’s renowned 2019 Joel Hirschhorn Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.
La Mirada Theatrical and McCoy Rigby Entertainment recently celebrated 25 years of providing professional theatre performances to people of La Mirada and the surrounding Southern California region. They have won scores of awards together, including the 2019 Joel Hirschhorn Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
Every season, the theatre hosts concerts ranging from Grammy winners like Tony Bennett to country legends like Travis Tritt, who will appear in Spring 2020. Tony Bennett played during the theatre’s grand opening in 1977 and returned to perform at the 40th anniversary celebration in 2017. Throughout the year, La Mirada Theatre presents tribute bands, traveling orchestras, sing-alongs, and other musical acts.
La Mirada Theatre features shows for everyone, whether you want to watch beautiful dance, be amazed by expert illusionists, or laugh a lot. Recently featured events include Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Paul Reiser’s comedy, Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango, National Theatre Live, and the fascinating Masters of Illusion. Each season, La Mirada Theatre hosts a variety of unique events.
Programs for Young Audiences was founded in order to provide the best live entertainment for children and their families. Each season, the theatre delivers a broad mix of national and international traveling attractions designed specifically for children aged 5 and up. This is frequently a child’s first introduction to a live performance, and they go to great efforts to ensure that our presentations are enjoyable and beneficial.
La Mirada Symphony
The La Mirada Symphony Orchestra, known as the jewel of La Mirada, offers free concerts throughout the year for citizens who value the cultural importance of beautiful music in their life, as well as an opportunity for local performers to express their talents. In order to achieve its purpose of engaging kids via music education, the Symphony encourages middle and high school students to participate in active music participation through connecting them with the Symphony.
Phantom Projects Theatre Group has been bringing literary masterpieces to the stage at the La Mirada Theatre for over 20 years, as well as original plays confronting hard-hitting subjects pertinent to youth, parents, and teachers, by using theatre as a teaching tool. Through its combination of shows, the non-profit theatre troupe, which aspires to cultivate theatre audiences of tomorrow through inspirational theatrical pieces, has performed for over 700,000 youths.
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