ALONZO KING LINES BALLET: DEEP RIVER
Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023
Alonzo King LINES Ballet performs Deep River, featuring a LIVE performance by GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer set to a score by jazz pianist, composer, and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. Created in celebration of LINES Ballet’s 40th anniversary season, the work is King’s second collaboration with Fischer and his ninth collaboration with Moran.
Jun 11, 2023
The Wallis continues its beloved free monthly outdoor Sunday Funday family events with a variety of engaging programming that includes Debbie Allen & Friends’ Dance Sundays, Mostly Kosher, Broadway Babies, Story Pirates, Parker Bent, and Kiddle Karoo.
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE ART JOURNALING: A CREATIVE AGING COURSE
Jun 13, 2023 - Jun 15, 2023
SOLD OUT!Creative journaling is a form of self-expression that allows you to record your thoughts, feelings, and ideas—not necessarily only with words! It can also be a visual diary and record keeping combined with creativity. A place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, collage, photos and writing. For ages 55+.
Moderated by Jonathan Frakes
AN EVENING WITH PATRICK STEWART
Jun 14, 2023
Join Film Independent and The Wallis for an evening that rewinds through Patrick Stewart's life and career, from his 27 years as a renowned actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company to the 1980s when he moved to Los Angeles to star as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Emmy winning "Star Trek" reboot, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The conversation will be moderated by Johnathan Frakes.
CREATIVE AGING ARTS RETREAT
Jun 14, 2023
A day filled with a variety of workshops and a chance to connect with others! No prior experience is necessary for any of the workshops. For ages 55+.
Moderated by David Ulin
AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR JANE SMILEY
Jun 15, 2023
Join The Wallis and Writers Bloc for an evening of conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley moderated by renowned author David Ulin. Take a deep dive into Smiley's newest work, The Questions That Matter Most, a book that reflects on the literature that has meant the most to her—from Icelandic sagas to Mark Twain, from Little Women to Jessica Mitford and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Smiley explores what connects us to the stories we love, and why.
JESSIE MUELLER WITH SETH RUDETSKY
Jun 16, 2023
The next installment of the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Wallis concert series, hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky with acclaimed Drama Desk and Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Minutes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever).
STAGED STORIES LIVE
Jun 21, 2023
Join us for an evening of storytelling featuring seasoned writers from our Creative Aging Program. You'll be moved and inspired by true accounts of heartbreak, bravery, joy, humor and everything in between.
LIVE READ: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Jun 24, 2023
Fire up your flux capacitor up to 1.21 gigawatts and floor it to 88mph because Film Independent and The Wallis are going Back to the Future! Beloved improvisor and actor Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog, Renfield, "Parks and Recreation") will direct and star as Marty McFly in this wild ride from writer Bob Gale and writer/director Robert Zemeckis. Experience some of cinema’s most iconic characters— Marty McFly, Doc Brown, George McFly, Biff— reinvented by a cast of outstanding actors. Audiences are encouraged to show up in costume, either as a 1950s resident of Hill Valley or a 1980s-time traveler like Marty himself. The winner of the costume contest will receive a poster signed by the live read cast.
SUMMER MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERFORMING ARTS INTENSIVE
Jun 26, 2023 - Aug 4, 2023
At this 6-week arts camp, students ages 8-16 will engage in daily dance, music and theater classes while rehearsing for a culminating ticketed performance. Every week, performers, designers, technicians and musical theater professionals will provide master classes in addition to their performing arts curriculum to enrich their summer experience at The Wallis.
For Ages 55+
SCRIPTING: A CREATIVE AGING COURSE
Jul 10, 2023 - Aug 28, 2023
Have you ever wanted to write a play, TV pilot, or screenplay but didn’t know where to start? Or have you begun a script you haven't been able to finish? SCRIPTING will teach you the fundamentals of story building so that you can make it to “Fade Out. The End.” This popular script writing workshop, open to any type of script project or genre, focuses on dramatic structure: the sequencing of character-driven scenes for maximum emotional effect. Come to class with some ideas, an open mind, and the script writer’s most essential tool: index cards. For ages 55+.