We know where we are going to be every night this summer. EVERY NIGHT!
Those of you who live in Los Angeles probably have a love/hate relationship with the famed Hollywood Bowl. You hate it because come June 22nd, the only way you're going to get on the 101 is if you wait till 1am to drive along Highland Blvd … and even then it is a crap shoot! But you also love it because only the Hollywood Bowl can put on such great entertainment ranging from Broadway musicals to musical legends!
The schedule for the 2012 summer season has been announced and the HIGHlights are ones not to be missed. For starters, the incomparable Liza Minnelli will be performing on August 11th for a one-night only concert event. The night before, the Bowl will host Norah Jones for her single evening show.
Earlier in the season, the annual fully staged musical will be put on and this year, the show will be Mel Brooks' Tony-winning The Producers (July 27-29). (No word on casting yet, but everyone cross their fingers that Nathan Lane has nothing to do that those nights. Matthew Broderick too!)
Among the other HIGHlights of this year's Bowl lineup are a musical and visual tribute to Pixar's animation wizards, a Fourth of July program headlined by Barry Manilow, and a production of Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" starring baritone Zeljko Lucic and conducted by Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director.
Fancy! Sounds like the summer air is going to be very sweet sounding!