Ahmanson Theatre (1967-Present)

The Ahmanson Theatre is one of the four main venues that comprise the Los Angeles Music Center. Through the generosity of philanthropist Howard F. Ahmanson, Sr., construction began on March 9, 1962. The theatre opened on April 12, 1967 with a production of More Stately Mansions starring Ingrid Bergman, Arthur Hill, and Colleen Dewhurst. Since then, it has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, and revivals of the classics, including six world premieres of Neil Simon plays and works by Wendy Wasserstein, August Wilson, A.R. Gurney, Terrence McNally, John Guare and Edward Albee.

The Ahmanson has the largest theatrical season-ticket subscription base on the West Coast. Its year-round season begins in early fall and lasts through late summer. The venue is located at 135 North Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California and has a capacity of 2,084.

Date Play
May 21, 2013 The Scottsboro Boys
Apr 25, 2013 Fela!
Mar 12, 2013 End of the Rainbow
Jan 16, 2013 Backbeat
Nov 27, 2012 Anything Goes
Oct 10, 2012 Seminar
Jun 20, 2012 War Horse
Apr 27, 2012 Fela!
Mar 14, 2012 American Idiot
Feb 1, 2012 Funny Girl
Nov 11, 2011 Bring It On: The Musical
Jun 14, 2011 Les Miserables
Apr 17, 2011 God of Carnage
Nov 23, 2010 Next to Normal
Sep 5, 2010 Leap of Faith
Jun 30, 2010 South Pacific
Feb 26, 2010 Dreamgirls
Nov 15, 2009 Mary Poppins
Sep 9, 2009 August: Osage County
Jul 7, 2009 Spamalot
Jun 9, 2009 Dame Edna: My First Last Tour
Apr 18, 2009 Ain't Misbehavin'
Mar 11, 2009 Frost/Nixon
Jan 21, 2009 Minsky's
Oct 29, 2008 Spring Awakening
Sep 3, 2008 9 to 5
Jul 9, 2008 The Drowsy Chaperone
May 22, 2008 A Chorus Line
Apr 10, 2008 My Fair Lady
Dec 16, 2007 The Color Purple
Sep 7, 2007 Avenue Q
Jun 3, 2007 Jersey Boys
Mar 29, 2007 Twelve Angry Men
Feb 9, 2007 Who Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Dec 13, 2006 Edward Scissorhands
Nov 1, 2006 The Light in the Piazza
Sep 27, 2006 Doubt
Aug 9, 2006 Curtains
Apr 26, 2006 The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets
Mar 28, 2006 Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance!
Mar 9, 2006 Swan Lake
Jan 25, 2006 The Importance of Being Earnest
Nov 18, 2005 The Drowsy Chaperone
Sep 7, 2005 Dead End
Apr 11, 2005 Play Without Words
Feb 7, 2005 As You Like It
Jan 12, 2005 Big River
Dec 16, 2004 Nutcracker!
Nov 14, 2004 Caroline, or Change
Aug 29, 2004 Little Shop of Horrors
May 21, 2004 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Apr 7, 2004 The Royal Family
Jan 18, 2004 La Boheme
Oct 12, 2003 The Phantom of the Opera
Jul 11, 2003 42nd Street
Jun 1, 2003 The Producers
May 21, 2003 The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Apr 8, 2003 Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Mar 11, 2003 Sexaholix… a love story
Feb 28, 2003 Mostly Sondheim
Jan 28, 2003 Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Dec 11, 2002 Morning's at Seven
Sep 19, 2002 Mamma Mia!
Jun 26, 2002 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Apr 24, 2002 The Full Monty
Feb 10, 2002 Into the Woods
Nov 11, 2001 Aida
Sep 12, 2001 The Car Man
Jul 8, 2001 contact
Apr 25, 2001 3hree: The Mice
Apr 25, 2001 3hree: Lavender Girl
Apr 25, 2001 3hree: The Flight of the Lawnchair Man
Feb 4, 2001 Romeo & Juliet
Nov 29, 2000 Swing!
Sep 20, 2000 Death of a Salesman
Jul 19, 2000 James Joyce's The Dead
May 3, 2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Feb 23, 2000 Martin Guerre
Dec 12, 1999 Les Miserables
Oct 10, 1999 Amadeus
Jun 20, 1999 Measure for Measure
Jun 20, 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Apr 2, 1999 Cinderella
Jan 10, 1999 Titanic
Oct 14, 1998 Fosse: A Celebration in Song and Dance
Sep 9, 1998 Barrymore
Jul 22, 1998 An Enemy of the People
May 6, 1998 Chicago
Mar 11, 1998 Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Sep 28, 1997 Rent
Jul 16, 1997 Proposals
Apr 25, 1997 Swan Lake
Nov 17, 1996 Show Boat
Sep 11, 1996 The Heiress
Jul 10, 1996 Carousel
May 15, 1996 An Inspector Calls
Mar 16, 1996 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Jan 17, 1996 Seven Guitars
Nov 8, 1995 Candide
Aug 12, 1995 Angels in America: Part 1, Millenium Approaches
Aug 12, 1995 Angels in America: Part 2, Perestroika
May 4, 1995 Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Feb 16, 1995 The Woman Warrior
Jan 25, 1995 Miss Saigon
Nov 17, 1994 Smokey Joe's Cafe
Oct 5, 1994 Racing Demon
Jul 14, 1994 The Sisters Rosensweig
Apr 28, 1994 Falsettos
Jan 20, 1994 Fool Moon
Oct 14, 1993 Conversations with My Father
Jul 15, 1993 Five Guys Named Moe
Apr 15, 1993 Jake's Women
Jan 14, 1993 Money and Friends
Oct 15, 1992 Six Degrees of Separation
Jul 9, 1992 Lost in Yonkers
Apr 16, 1992 It's Only a Play
Jan 16, 1992 Two Trains Running
Oct 17, 1991 The Most Happy Fella
Jul 18, 1991 Sarafina! The Musical Celebration
Apr 18, 1991 A Little Night Music
Jan 17, 1991 The Vortex
Oct 10, 1990 The Heidi Chronicles
July 12, 1990 Rumors
Apr 19, 1990 The Cocktail Hour
Jan 18, 1990 The Piano Lesson
Oct 5, 1989 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Aug 20, 1989 Byron - Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
May 31, 1989 The Phantom of the Opera
Apr 12, 1989 Hapgood
Jan 11, 1989 Into the Woods
Oct 26, 1988 Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Apr 15, 1988 Broadway Bound
Feb 19, 1988 Summer and Smoke
Dec 4, 1987 I Never Sang for My Father
Oct 9, 1987 The Best Man
May 1, 1987 Social Security
Mar 6, 1987 Light Up the Sky
Dec 5, 1986 Sweet Bird of Youth
Oct 10, 1986 Wild Honey
Jun 15, 1986 The Life and Adventure of Nicholas Nickleby
Apr 3, 1986 Picnic
Jan 23, 1986 Legends!
Nov 22, 1985 Foxfire
Sep 27, 1985 The Unvarnished Truth
Apr 4, 1985 The Odd Couple
Feb 7, 1985 Noises Off
Dec 8, 1984 Biloxi Blues
Oct 5, 1984 A Patriot for Me
Apr 5, 1984 Light Comedies
Feb 4, 1984 Detective Story
Dec 2, 1983 A Sense of Humor
Oct 7, 1983 Beethoven's Tenth
Apr 14, 1983 Crimes of the Heart
Feb 12, 1983 Hay Fever
Dec 10, 1982 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Oct 8, 1982 A Little Family Business
Apr 16, 1982 The Hasty Heart
Feb 12, 1982 Another Part of the Forest
Dec 11, 1981 Morning's At Seven
Sep 25, 1981 The Little Foxes
Apr 10, 1981 Mary Stuart
Jan 21, 1981 The West Side Waltz
Dec 5, 1980 The Crucifer of Blood
Oct 3, 1980 Holiday
Apr 11, 1980 The Elephant Man
Feb 15, 1980 On Golden Pond
Dec 14, 1979 Bedroom Farce
Oct 12, 1979 Cause Celebre
Apr 20, 1979 Pygmalion
Feb 16, 1979 A Man for All Seasons
Dec 8, 1978 They're Playing Our Song
Sep 29, 1978 Dracula
Apr 21, 1978 Pal Joey '78
Feb 17, 1978 Absurd Person Singular
Dec 16, 1977 The Devil's Disciple
Oct 7, 1977 Chapter Two
Apr 22, 1977 Merton of the Movies
Feb 18, 1977 Long Day's Journey into Night
Dec 17, 1976 The Guardsman
Oct 13, 1976 A Matter of Gravity
Apr 23, 1976 California Suite
Feb 6, 1976 Same Time, Next Year
Dec 19, 1975 The Night of the Iguana
Oct 10, 1975 The Norman Conquests
Apr 1, 1975 Ring Round the Moon
Jan 28, 1975 Macbeth
Nov 26, 1974 A Moon for the Misbegotten
Oct 8, 1974 Private Lives
Apr 2, 1974 The Time of the Cuckoo
Jan 29, 1974 Saint Joan
Dec 4, 1973 Finishing Touches
Oct 16, 1973 Cyrano de Bergerac
Mar 20, 1973 A Streetcar Named Desire
Jan 23, 1973 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dec 5, 1972 The Crucible
Oct 17, 1972 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Mar 7, 1972 Richard II
Jan 11, 1972 Sleuth
Nov 30, 1971 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Oct 12, 1971 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Mar 16, 1971 Design for Living
Jan 19, 1971 Abelard and Heloise
Dec 1, 1970 Remote Asylum
Oct 13, 1970 Forty Carats
Mar 17, 1970 Idiot's Delight
Jan 20, 1970 The Beaux Stratagem
Jan 20, 1970 Three Sisters
Dec 2, 1969 The Great White Hope
Oct 14, 1969 Hadrian VII
March 11, 1969 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Jan 14, 1969 Dr. Faustus
Jan 14, 1969 Much Ado About Nothing
Nov 19, 1968 Love Match
Sep 24, 1968 Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Mar 5, 1968 Catch My Soul
Jan 2, 1968 As You Like It
Jan 2, 1968 The Taming of the Shrew
Nov 13, 1967 The Happy Time
Sep 12, 1967 More Stately Mansions
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