ZOOT SUIT Tickets Go on Sale Nov. 181:14 AM
Tickets for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum’s production of “Zoot Suit” go on sale Nov. 18, with a celebratory on-sale event from noon to 3 p.m. in front of the Ahmanson Theatre on the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.
Plaza events will include zoot suit-wearing dancers and models provided by El Pachuco Zoot Suits, Inc. clothing company and Barrio Dandy, and live music from the Ragsdale Quartet featuring Alexis de la Rocha.
The event will also feature a buy one ticket get one free offer for “Zoot Suit,” in person only on Nov. 18 from 12 – 8 p.m., with a limit of two free tickets per person.
Presented in association with El Teatro Campesino, “Zoot Suit,” one of the Taper’s most iconic original works, will kick off Center Theatre Group’s 50thanniversary season at the Mark Taper Forum.
“Zoot Suit” was originally commissioned and developed by Center Theatre Group, playing for nearly a year in Los Angeles first at the Taper from August 6 to October 1, 1978, then at the Aquarius in Hollywood from October 10, 1978, through July 1, 1979.
It went on to become Broadway’s first Chicano play and was made into a major motion picture that became a cultural phenomenon.
Nearly 40 years after its world premiere, original creator Valdez will once again fill the Taper’s stage with a company of 25 actors, singers and dancers weaving fact and fiction together as they portray the events surrounding the infamous 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder in Los Angeles.
Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company, programming seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and 1600 to 2000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
As of November 18, tickets for “Zoot Suit” will be available by calling (213) 628- 2772 or online at CenterTheatreGroup.org (the buy one get one free offer is for in- person sales on November 18 only). Tickets range from $25 – $95 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Mark Taper Forum is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.