Dustin Hoffman and Dale Franzen Announce 2009-2010 Second Season for The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center

Apr 30, 2009, 10:00 ET from The Broad Stage

Performing Arts Legends from the World Stage and Avant-Garde Underground Light Up The Broad Stage in Twice as Many Performances. Santa Monica's Premier Stage Introduces Free Community Concerts, Open-Air Parties and Free Parking.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman and Director Dale Franzen today announced the 2009-2010 programming for the 2nd season of The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The 2009-2010 season spans 81 performances, between September 2009 and May 2010, and includes Broadway and theater, as well as the return of chamber music, jazz, world music, baroque, dance, opera/voice; and family and educational programs. The Broad Stage is solidifying its place as an essential cultural destination that offers accessible programs from a broad artistic menu, attracting audiences of all ages and interests, and keeping the arts a vital part of the everyday experience. With ticket prices starting at just $20 and free parking, patrons can easily experience an evening of music, theater and dance in beautiful Santa Monica.

Season highlights include:

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov opens the 2009-2010 Second Season with two U.S. premieres of dances by Alexei Ratmansky and Benjamin Millepied. Joined by prima ballerina Ana Laguna.
  • Placido Domingo makes his Broad Stage conducting debut with the LA Opera Orchestra in a program of Zarzuela, all performed in Spanish.
  • KCRW Presents Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Company, direct from London - 12 performances.
  • Savion Glover Tony Award winner for the extraordinary Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk will perform the West Coast Premiere of Bare Soundz.
  • Part of Gustavo Dudamel's Americas LA Phil Festival, Schola Cantorum de Venezuela performs a three-part a capella program including sacred and secular music and popular music of South America, Venezuelan madrigals, and choral songs.
  • Basil Twist makes his Broad Stage debut performing his puppet version of Petrushka.
  • Tenor Juan Diego Florez, makes his Los Angeles recital debut.
  • Jazz at the Broad Features Lee Ritenour, Rachael Price and Ludovico Einaudi


Subscription sales for The Broad Stage 2009-2010 season go on sale Friday, May 15th. The Broad Stage box office opens for single ticket sales ($20 - $100) on Monday August 3, 2009. Box office hours are 12 noon to 6:00PM, Monday - Friday. Members enjoy the benefits of priority seating, special discounts, purchasing tickets before the general public, and many others. Groups of 10 or more can receive a 10 percent discount on single ticket prices on select concerts. Call 310-434-3200 for details on group purchases.

    Contact: Vanessa Butler
    Left Coast Marketing

SOURCE The Broad Stage