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Musical Theatre Guild Presents


In light of the devastating spread and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in compliance with the State of California’s and the City of Glendale’s Safer at Home lockdowns:

All performances through April 30th are cancelled.

We are in communication with the presenters of these shows regarding rescheduling, and patrons who have purchased tickets for the events affected by the cancellations will be contacted at the earliest possible regarding new performance dates, refunds, and related details. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work as quickly as we can through this unprecedented situation.

If you have tickets for a performance past the April 30th timeline, please check the calendar page for that specific event for news and updates as they become available.

The Glendale Arts and Alex Theatre staff wish you health and safety throughout this time and look forward to seeing you back at the Alex when it is appropriate for us to reopen our doors.

Musical Theatre Guild presents a Staged Concert Version of

Music & Lyrics: Robert Wright & George Forrest from the themes of Alexander Borodin
Book: Charles Lederer & Luther Davis
Based on the play by Edward Knoblock

Set in the exotic time of the fabled Arabian Nights, KISMET spins the fateful adventure-filled tale of glib-tongued street poet Hajj, a resourceful seller of rhymes, and his beautiful daughter Marsinah. It weaves a lush tapestry of romance and melody and features many favorites including ‘Stranger in Paradise,’ ‘And This Is My Beloved’ and ‘Baubles, Bangles and Beads.’

The Los Angeles Civic Light Opera commissioned composers Wright and Forrest to adapt the luscious classical melodies of Alexander Borodin. KISMET premiered in Los Angeles before opening on Broadway in 1953 during the middle of a newspaper strike. Having no reviews to help sell tickets, KISMET was perhaps the first musical to use the power of television to promote a show. It ran for 583 performances, starring Alfred Drake, Joan Diener and Richard Kiley. The recipient of three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, KISMET was adapted into an MGM film in 1955.

Late Seating: Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the event’s Presenter

[See below for additional Per Ticket Fees & ADA Accessibility information ]
Available Americana At Brand Concierge Desk Outlet only; not available online. 2 ticket limit. AAB Concierge must verify current AAB Loyalty membership status.
Available Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Box Office only; not available online. 2 ticket limit. Must show current Equity card.
CHILD (Ages 3-12)
Available Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Box Office/Phone/Internet. Children age 2 & under who sit on a lap do not need a ticket.
Contact Hilary Sbei at Glendale Arts Admin. Office for information on becoming a Glendale Arts INSPIRER – 818.243.2611 x18. 2 ticket limit.
Available Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Box Office only; not available online. 2 ticket limit. Must show current Driver’s License or other ID showing one of following Zip Codes: 91201-91208, 91210, 91020, 91214.
GROUP (15+)
Available Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Box Office/Phone/Internet/Alex Theatre Group Sales at 818.243.7700 x216.
Available Box Office Window/Phone/Internet.

A Restoration & Programming [RP] Fee and a Service [SRV] Fee are assessed in addition to Face Value [FV] price of every ticket.
FV Ticket Price of $0 – $20.00:
Total Per Ticket Fee = $4.50
• Walk-Up/Phone/Internet Purchase – $4.50:  [$2.50 RP Fee + $2.00 SRV Fee]
FV Ticket Price of $20.01 & up:
Total Per Ticket Fee = $6 or $8
• Walk-Up Purchase – $6.00:  [$4.00 RP Fee + $2.00 SRV Fee]
• Phone/Internet Purchase – $8.00:  [$4.00 RP Fee + $4.00 SRV Fee]

All seating areas other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is NO ELEVATOR. If you require ADA accessible seating: WALK-UP – Tell Ticket Agent at beginning of transaction. ONLINE – Click CHOOSE SEATS and select seat(s) from the ADA Accessible section [Orchestra Row X] on the Seat Map. You may purchase, subject to availability at the time of your ticket purchase, up to three companion seats per Wheelchair seat. By selecting and purchasing this seat you affirm that you have accessibility needs or that you are accompanying a patron who has accessibility needs. If you have questions about accessibility or do not see what you need, please contact the Alex Theatre Box Office at 818.243.7700 x217.

Status Update from the Alex Theatre


As the saying goes, "The Show Must Go On." However, sometimes, unprecedented circumstances call for the show to be paused. This is one of those rare times.



Currently, our shows through April 5th will not be taking place on their original dates.



The Glendale Arts and Alex Theatre staff have been hard at work behind-the-scenes collaborating with the presenters of these performances to reschedule dates and communicating with ticket buyers about their options.



We are continuing to monitor directives established by local, state-wide, and national authorities and will post developments on shows scheduled beyond April 5th as they happen.



While our staff is working remotely, we are with our beloved Alex in spirit, and our hearts remain committed to the thousands of patrons we happily serve every week and our extended family of presenters, producers, performers, and community members who call the Alex home.



These are trying time for everyone. The economic impact on the dual industries with which we identify - non-profits and performing arts/live entertainment - has been swift and severe.



If you are able, we ask you make a gift at that will allow us to continue our work at the Alex Theatre - a place for arts and entertainment to be enjoyed; a symbol of history, beauty, and community - during this time, so we are ready to bring healing and happiness to all who need it when the time is right.



We wish all of you and your loved ones health and safety throughout this situation and can't wait to welcome you through our doors again when the show is ready to go back on.



With our love,


Glendale Arts/Alex Theatre Management Staff


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