“The Queen of Colors” at The Wallis

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (known to locals as The Wallis) is a community arts center that opened in Beverly Hills in 2013. Its opening was funded by philanthropist and heiress Wallis Annenberg.

The venue celebrates classic and modern architecture vis-a-vis how the restored, original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (now serves as the theater’s lobby, houses the Lovelace Studio Theater and a theater school for young people), work hand-in-hand with the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater. Together, these two structures embrace the city’s juxtaposition of the past and its future, both through The Wallis’ architecture and through the theater, dance and music performances it supports.

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An economical way to attend any event at The Wallis is to purchase group tickets for a matinee show, which is what my friends and I did through The Wallis’ Theater for Young Audiences program. We watched Jutta Bauer’s book, “The Queen of Colors“, come to life through the clever use of puppetry, musical accompaniment and the set’s backdrop, illustrated and projected to the audience in real time through an overhead projector. “The Queen of Colors”, a 45-minute performance, will be at The Wallis from January 5 – January 18, 2015.

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 246-3800

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