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LA Summer Ent. Series “Once Upon A Canyon Night” is TreePeople’s Sweet 16th!
ONCE UPON A CANYON NIGHT, TREEPEOPLE’S SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT SERIES SWEET 16TH SEASON – LINEUP CONFIRMED #canyonnights
Opening Night July 22, Continuing throughout the Summer with Comedian Maz Jobrani, Louden Swain, Vocalist Billy Valentine, Lao Tizer Quartet, “Airplane! The Reading!!” and More!
Presented in Partnership with Actors Conservatory Ensemble at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in Coldwater Canyon Park
LOS ANGELES, CA (JUNE 19 2018) – Once Upon A Canyon Night, TreePeople’s summer entertainment series, will present evenings under the stars again this summer – its “Sweet 16th” season.
Consistently named one of Los Angeles’ best-kept secrets, Once Upon A Canyon Night is a summertime treat for Angelenos looking for culturally diverse arts, music and children’s entertainment. Live music, comedy and theatre grace a charming stage in the woods on select weekend nights from July 22 through September 22.
TreePeople is an organization that unites the power of trees, people, and nature-based solutions to grow a more climate-ready Los Angeles. All season proceeds from the series directly benefit the maintenance and care of TreePeople’s beautiful 45-acre Coldwater Canyon Park.
This year, TreePeople is proud to kick off the series July 22 with a surprise opening night guest (a returning favorite, this comedian has supported TreePeople throughout the years). A VIP (Very Important Park) Party will precede the opening performance
The season continues with great stand-up comedy from Maz Jobrani, vocalist Billy Valentine, a radio play double feature of Casablanca and The Thin Man, Gore Vidal’s Weekend, a family fun night of magic and juggling from Dana Daniels and Michael Rayner, music from The Lao Tizer Quartet, L’équipe Tambora and Louden Swain, a movie screening of the new release A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (2018) and a return of the iconic comedy Airplane! The Reading!! with Robert Forster and much more. Additional events will be announced shortly.
The summer series is nestled in the woods and under the stars in TreePeople’s beautiful S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in the wonderful 45-acre Coldwater Canyon Park, at the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Drive. Seating capacity at the intimate venue is 260, and it features on-site parking and access for the differently-abled, all concealed in the intimate rolling hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley. Patrons may pack a picnic dinner and wine or beer to enjoy in the venue before the show, just like ‘a miniature Hollywood Bowl.’
Location: S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills 90210.
ONCE UPON A CANYON NIGHT: 2018 SUMMER CALENDAR
SEASON OPENING: Sunday, July 22 @ 7:30PM
WAIT WAIT…SURPRISE GUEST COMEDIAN
Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28 @ 8PM
A RADIO PLAY DOUBLE FEATURE – LIVE ON OUR STAGE!
“CASABLANCA” & “THE THIN MAN”
Sunday, July 29 @ 7:30PM
JAZZ NIGHT: THE LAO TIZER QUARTET featuring KAREN BRIGGS
Saturday, August 4 @ 8PM
ROCK AND ROLL WTH LOUDEN SWAIN RETURNS!
Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11 @ 8PM
STAGED READING OF GORE VIDAL’S POLITICAL SATIRE “WEEKEND”
Saturday, August 18 @ 7:30PM
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: DANA DANIELS & MICHAEL RAYNER
Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00PM
COMEDY FROM: MAZ JOBRANI & FRIENDS!
Saturday, August 25 @ 8PM
SOULFUL CLASSICS FROM BILLY VALENTINE
Sunday, August 26 @ 8PM
MOVIE NIGHT: “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” (2018)
Saturday September 8 @ 8pm
WILD AND ECLECTIC MUSIC FROM : LA HOOTENANNY
Saturday, September 15 @ 8PM
CUMBIA/HOUSE/FUNK BAND: L’ÉQUIPE TAMBORA – IN CONCERT!
Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22 @ 8PM
“AIRPLANE! THE READING!!” THE FINAL CHAPTER!!!
With VERY SPECIAL GUEST ROBERT FORSTER & AIRPLANE! CO-CREATOR DAVID ZUCKER !!!!
All season proceeds directly benefit the maintenance and care of TreePeople’s beautiful 45-acre Coldwater Canyon Park.
TreePeople unites the power of trees, people, and nature-based solutions to grow a more climate-ready LA. The organization inspires, engages and supports Angelenos to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, facilitates collaboration among government agencies, and promotes leadership in grassroots volunteers, students and communities. In this way, TreePeople seeks to build a powerful and diverse coalition to grow a greener, healthier and more water-secure Los Angeles for present and future generations. For more information, visit treepeople.org.
Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre
Dedicated in 1997, this intimate venue hosts theatrical readings, concerts, family & comedy nights, environmental presentations and classes during the summer – all in partnership with the volunteers of Actors Conservatory Ensemble. The amphitheatre was made possible through the generosity of the S. Mark Taper Foundation and several individuals, including Johnny Carson, Candice Bergen, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, Steve Martin and Bonnie Raitt.
Actors Conservatory Ensemble (ACE)
ACE returns to co-present this 16th season under the guidance of Jim Hardie, TreePeople’s Director of Park Operations, and Eileen Mack Knight, Artios-award winning casting director. A volunteer-driven company, ACE members have invested personally in many venue improvements and have donated thousands of hours of their time to make these past 15 seasons come alive.