Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Lucent Dossier Experience Plays Palace Theatre on Thursday Night
Unless you already know the downtown Los Angeles based Lucent Dossier you may be wondering what all the excitement is about regarding their show at the newly renovated Palace Theatre on Broadway on Thursday evening, July 28th. Having a chance to watch a couple of scenes from a dress rehearsal of the Lucent Dossier Experience show (and tickets are still available) brought back memories of other great performance art. A decade ago I stumbled upon the Certaldo International Festival of Street Artists, one of the premiere festivals in Italy featuring the best streets artists from all over Europe coming to perform in this medieval Tuscan town. The Certaldo festival organizers were proud of having collected the best of European performance artists featuring actors, musicians, jugglers, fire acts, acrobatics, etc. and bringing it all to the medieval center of this Tuscan hilltop town reachable by a funicular railway. But you don't need to travel to Italy, you can discover this same range of talents at the historic Palace Theatre on Broadway on Thursday for a one night show of the Lucent Dossier Experience.
Thus, I felt transported to another time and place watching these talented performance artists showing up on the Palace Theatre stage that dates itself to an era of Al Jolson and other vaudeville acts from the early 1900s. This 1,000 seat venue that recently played to four sellout crowds of Sunset Blvd from the Los Angeles Conservancy Last Remaining Seats is a perfect venue to become engrossed in the myriad talents that will be displayed on this stage. The music showcasing violins was captivating. As I write this, there are still tickets available, and check out this show that starts at 8:30 pm. There is plenty of time to eat at one of the many new trendy restaurants in downtown Los Angeles, and you can even ride our own Angels Flight funicular railway to the top of Cal Plaza while exploring the downtown renaissance. Then arrive early for the performance and explore the Palace Theatre and think what the future of Bringing Back Broadway will bring using this great performance space.
Here is a link to some of the pictures I took at Lucent Dossier Experience press preview, but not including the even more spectacular use of fire pictures, so that the audience can be surprised on Thursday night. But after Thursday, I will share a few.