Tears of Joy Theater


November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm

There's a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer & Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

This classic Tears of Joy production is performed with a variety of styles of puppets. The boy and the Nightmare are adaptations of Japanese bunraku puppets and the Jabberwocky is performed with three dimensional shadow puppets created from kitchen utensils which fuels the imagination!

These stories are tied together by the theme of facing and overcoming our fears in ways that will elicit both wonder and giggles.

Tears of Joy Theatre is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatre, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year the programs of the theatre serve over 200,000 children and adults. Tears of Joy Theatre has received a Washington State Governor’s Arts Award and a Young Audiences Sunburst Award for its “exemplary commitment to arts in education.” Four of the theatre’s productions have received American puppetry’s highest honor, The Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA.

To the attention of Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles parents: Please note that students from Campus 55, Century City Campus and Pacific Palisades Campus, will attend the show on November 15 in the morning.

HOliday shows


Pacific Palisades - December 7, 2018 at 10am

Century City |K2 ONLY| - December 11, 2018 at 10am

Century City |1ST GRADE ONLY| - December 11, 2018 at 1pm

Campus 55 - December 13, 2018 at 10am


HOliday show - Pacific palisades


December 7, 2018 at 10am


HOliday show - Century City

|k2 Only|


December 11, 2018 at 10am


HOliday show - Century City

|1st grade Only|


December 12, 2018 at 1pm


HOliday show - Campus 55


December 13, 2018 at 10am




September 21st at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Complimentary Reception

Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts andshines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing. The five time Grammy  nominee describes the 11 song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” and Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.” Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide. 

An important and essential component of Robben’s career is his commitment to teaching and passing on what he’s learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians. His instructional videos and clinics over this this time have culminated in a collaboration with TrueFire and the birth of the Robben Ford Guitar Dojo. Robben also hosts his annual Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp in upstate NY every August.

For these 2 shows, each 75-90 minutes long, Robben Ford will be joined by Toss Panos (drums), Jimmy Haslip (bass), and Jeff McErlain (guitar).

 For more information, please go to www.robbenford.com




Oct 5th- DELGRES at 7:30pm

With musicians Pascal Danae (guitar/vocals), Rafgee (sousaphone) and Baptiste Brondy (drums/vocals), Delgres is a new breed of power-trio, with foot-stomping grooves and slide guitar twang soaked in urban rhythm! Delgres’ sound is soaked in blues though urban and open to the world, and sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen and the Black keys.

The group takes their name from Louis Delgrès, an African officer who gave his life fighting against Napoleon’s enforced reinstatement of slavery on Guadeloupe in 1802. Rooted in a lived history of diaspora, Delgres links French, Caribbean and US cultures, creating a soulful musical gumbo of swampy Mississippi Delta blues, Caribbean rhythms and Big Easy funk and drive.  


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Oct 18th- John Scofield at 7pm and 9:30pm

John Scofield is considered one of the most creative, distinctive and versatile guitarist and composer. His influence began in the late '70s when he burst on the scene playing with greats like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham. Possessor of a distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged Jazz, and R&B. Scofield has never lost the skill to continuously push the boundaries of the guitar as he has honed and explored a variety of musical territory with jazz as its core.

A triple Grammy award winning artist with fan bases in many camps and 40 plus recordings to his credit, Scofield was named an Officier dans L’Ordre des Arts and Lettres by France.

The iconic guitarist teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned twelve original compositions and formed a swinging new group to record and tour the music. Rising star Gerald Clayton was an obvious choice on piano, an instrument central to the new tunes. The connection between Scofield and drummer Bill Stewart strengthens as the decades pass. It was Stewart who introduced bassist Vicente Archer to the project, having worked with him on a Nicholas Payton recording. Scofield is thrilled with the group and in addition to the musical combustion, especially enjoys the inter-generational quality - sixties, fifties, forties and thirties represented!





Oct 26th- Cas Public at 7:30pm

Known for its eloquent dance, Cas Public now houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point of departure for her new creation. Perceiving, experiencing, understanding. Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. This sine qua non condition is like a window onto what lies outside of us; without it things elude us in part. How is it possible to capture the monumental grandeur of the 9th symphony – one of the masterworks in the classical repertoire – if, like Beethoven, our hearing is impaired? 9 incarnates this challenge through a bold journey of sensation. In coproduction with Kopergietery, the work is sure to appeal to all generations by pushing back the limits of silence to rise above difference and transform the body into language.




Jan 18th- A Night Of French Short Films at 7:30pm

Showcasing a wide variety of stories and styles, the screening is a selection of short films chosen from 2019’s nominees at the César (French Oscars), Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival and other selected short film festivals. Discover the most creative and innovative French filmmakers!

The evening’s format will be presented in two one-hour long programs with a 15-minute intermission which will include complimentary wine and cheese tasting.

This event is brought to you by Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles - Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz in partnership with L’Alliance Française de Los Angeles

All films with English subtitles.

 This evening is not recommended for children under 16.

Detailed Program below:

1) Afikoman (Afikoman) by Mélanie Thierry, 2018

Fiction- Drama

Nicolas and Yuri work in a slaughterhouse. They're at the beginning of the production line; their job is stun the animals. Yuri would like to return to his homeland this summer and Nicolas is trying to find a present for his daughter's birthday, taking place the following day. An idea pops into his head to take a young calf out of the slaughter line to offer it to his little girl. But first he has to convince Sandrine, the slaughterhouse veterinarian, and Estelle, his wife. Is he really trying to give his daughter a surprise or is he trying to redeem himself by saving the animal from certain death?

—> Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival Selection

2) Dinosaure by Pierre Dugowson, 2017

Fiction- Comedy

In a park, a tiny girl blows up an enormous balloon. A boy watches and gets ready to burst the balloon. The girl's mother tries to deter him.

—> International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie Selection 2018

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/239461118

3) La Mort, Père & Fils (The Death, Dad & Son) by Winshluss & Denis Walgenwitz, 2017

Animated Film- 2D & 3D Animation

Death's son doesn't want to take over the family business. His secret desire to become a guardian angel triggers a series of major mishaps. His dad will have to intervene to get him out of this mess.

—> TIFF Selection 2018

4) Inlove (Inlove) by Alexis Lopez & Jérémie Lopez, 2018

Fiction- Drama

While on patrol in a Middle Eastern country, a western army squad stops for a while in the village of Iqmarba.

—> Chelsea Film Festival Selection

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/266870116

5) L’Affaire du Siècle (A Capital Case) by Victoria Musiedlak, 2018

Fiction- Drama

Nageux, a court-appointed defense lawyer, is representing a person in police custody for the first time. Full of goodwill and ready to do anything to defend his client, he will nevertheless experience a baptism of fire that he'll unlikely forget.

—> Bienne French Film Festival Selection

6) Avaler des Couleuvres (Suck it up) by Jan Sitta, 2017


Souad just passed her diploma as a beautician and got employed in a classy beauty salon. Luck is with her.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt in French: https://eureka.valdemarne.fr/#album&docid=914925

7) Comment Fernando Pessoa Sauva le Portugal (How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal) by Eugène Green, 2017

Fiction- Comedy, Legend

In the 1920s, at his employers' request, the poet Fernando Pessoa conceived an advertising slogan for the Coca-Louca drink, which nevertheless sent the authoritarian government into a panic.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt: https://mubi.com/films/how-fernando-pessoa-saved-portugal/trailer

8) Les Indes Galantes (The Amorous Indies) by Clément Cogitore, 2017

Experimental- Video Art

Krumping is a dance born in the Los Angeles ghettos after the riots of 1995. Through this performance filmed on the Opéra Bastille stage, Clément Cogitore creates a battle between urban culture and Rameau's music.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/262786673

9) Mi-temps (Half Time) by Marie Sauvion, Lofti Bahmed, 2017

Fiction- Comedy

Karim, thirty-seven years, seven months, five days, seven hours, and twelve seconds old, has reached the exact midpoint of his life. Like every human who arrives at half time, he receives a visit from a surprising messenger who gives him the choice between continuing to live his life as it is now, or starting it all over again. He has fifteen minutes to decide.

—> Sacramento- French Film Festival Selection 2018

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/205033992

This event is made possible with the support of ELMA.




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Jan 24th-La Pub Fait Son Show (A Medley of French & International TV Commercials) at 7:30pm

Showcasing TV commercials that will take you to a wonderful journey in time and space on the wings of the Ad.

Screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer-filmmaker and founder of ‘La Maison de La Pub” in Paris, Anne Saint Dreux.
The evening’s format will be presented in two 50 minutes long programs with a 15-minute intermission, which will include complimentary wine and cheese tasting.


Screening in French with no English subtitles.





Jan 31st, BRAINIOUS a film by Stéphanie Brillant at 7:30pm

BRAINIOUS is a 90 minutes documentary that shares "neuro-knowledge" for parents and educators in order to help children thrive and reach their full potential.

Would you build an Ikea table without the instruction book? Probably not. Then why are we raising kids without knowing how their brain works? Isn't it nonsense?

Most of us know how to feed children in a healthy way, but what do we know about raising healthy brains? What kinds of experiences are important to provide to children? How does the brain learn?

If we really want children to master their lives, we need to teach them how to handle their brains!

—> Pre-selected at César 2019 for Best Documentary

Excerpt: https://www.brainiousfilm.com/buy-the-film/




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VINCENT, the real story of VAN GOGH


Feb 7th- Vincent, The Real Story of Van Gogh at 7:30pm

Written by Leonard Nimoy, directed by Paul Stein, and inspired by the one-man piece Phillip Stevens’ Van Gogh , the play paints a thoughtful imaginary scenario about one of the most famous names in the art world, using excerpts and reminiscences from more than 500 letters exchanged between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Theo supported Vincent financially and emotionally, and without Theo, Vincent wouldn’t have been able to develop into an artist.
It is the story of Vincent’s life, as told by his brother Theo.
Throughout the play, more than a hundred of Van Gogh’s paintings are projected on a screen, providing a rich overview of the artist’s work and a visual complement to the unfolding story. As we experience this story, we re-discover the incredible works Vincent Van Gogh brought into the world, images that continue to pervade our culture.
Van Gogh’s critics labeled his work “madness”. But his story is so much more than that of the misunderstood artist who cut off his own ear.


In partnership with l’Alliance Française de Los Angeles