Hollywood Bowl 2016 season announced!

The Hollywood Bowl 2016 season was announced early this morning.  The season kicks off with the induction of Steely Dan in to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 18th.  John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl this year. A must see.  It seems that the musical has become a yearly event.  This year A Chorus Line will performed at the end of July.  This year’s movie is Star Trek in Concert celebrating the franchises 50th. Being a child of the 80s I am pumped for Boy George and Culture Club…I tumble 4 ya. I still am not a fan of Movie Night begins just a repeat of the Saturday and Sunday performance.  I miss the show when a studio or genre was presented with clips of movies.

Take a look at the entire Hollywood Bowl 2016 season schedule.

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Hollywood Bowl summer musical is… A CHORUS LINE!

Even with one day until the official Hollywood Bowl 2016 Summer Series is announced it looks like this year’s summer musical leaked out a bit early… A Chorus Line.  The musical will be presented on the last weekend of July with Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.  The entire 2016 season is scheduled to be announced on February 9th.

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Hollywood Bowl 2016 season announced Feb 9th

The Hollywood Bowl is scheduled to announce the new season Tuesday, February 9th.  Can not wait!

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The 38th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival announced

The first sign of the 2016 Hollywood Bowl season is the announcement of the 38th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival.  Set for June 11th and 12th the line-up will include Seth MacFarlane, Fourplay, Cécile McLorin Savant and Janelle Monáe.  The full line up will be announced on March 1st (also when single seat tickets go on sale). Again hosted by George Lopez.

This marks the 4th year that the event will be produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Last year the LA Phil put on a great show. The official Playboy Jazz Festival page.

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Hollywood Bowl subscriber renewal starts 11/2

The LA Phil has started notifying current Hollywood Bowl Summer Series subscribers that on-line renewals will begin Tuesday, November 3rd. Renewing early offers two benefits.

  1. First in line for seat upgrades
  2. The ability to purchase seats for special events like July 4th, Sound of Music and Movie Night

From the LA Phil newsletter:

Beginning November 2, you can secure your seats, be first in line for upgrades, changes or additional series, and purchase popular non-subscription concerts before the general public.

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Hollywood Bowl ticket prices on the rise

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved increases in ticket prices for the 2016 Hollywood Bowl season. The increase is scaled so that the concertgoers who are able to afford the higher priced box seats will be affected the most.

The increase in prices start at the $30 seats ($31 in 2016). More expensive seats will increase from $2-$7. The biggest increase ($10) will be applied to the Garden and Pool seats. Parking fees will stay the same.

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Hollywood Bowl getting a new caterer in 2016

The LA Phil announced today that it has signed a 10-year contract with Sodexo Leisure and the Los Angeles-based culinary company the Lucques Group, to provide exclusive food and restaurant services throughout the Hollywood Bowl. The contract starts with the summer season in 2016. This ends the 15-year run with the Patina Restaurant Group. Big change.

Excited to see what changes are made!

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New Hollywood Bowl furniture

The Hollywood Bowl box furniture received an update.  Early this year the boxes at the Hollywood Bowl were updated to included a stainless steel frame and new Alaskan Yellow Cedar.  Last month the Garden and Terrace box updates continued.  The old chairs and tables have been replaced with a more modern version.

The chair frames are now wood and the canvas seats have been replaced with a mesh webbing.  They are more comfortable but do take more space in the box making things a bit more cramped.

The tables are basically the same size and shape but offer a better locking mechanism. This is a welcome change since the old lock-in-place tables never felt 100% secure.

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Hollywood Bowl Trivia

For people who want to know more about the Hollywood Bowl read Jeff Miller’s 15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL on Thrilllist.com.  You can entertain family and friends at your next concert.

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Hollywood Bowl Theater Policies

Selfie sticks not allowed at the Hollywood BowlThe Hollywood Bowl has updated their theater policies.  Most remain the same from last year.  Camera and Candle restrictions, noise levels and late seating (which I wish they would enforce a bit more).  The newest restriction…no selfie sticks.  Times do change.  Lol.

Here are the complete theater policies for the Hollywood Bowl.

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