December 28, 2015


Santa Monica Cultural Affairs announces the 7th annual Fireside at the Miles performance series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse from January 8 – February 26. This uniquely Santa Monica experience harkens back almost a century when the large period fireplace in the main auditorium was used as a centerpiece for performance and civic gatherings throughout the 1930’s and 40’s. It is in this spirit of community that the current series was started in 2010.

What makes it so unique? Just seven blocks from the ocean, the one of a kind Spanish-Revival style Playhouse, completed in 1929 is transformed into what feels like a large living room with risers and seating oriented around the fireplace. A few couches, candles, intimate lighting and a coffee and tea bar add to the seasonal ambiance you simply cannot find anywhere else. 

Events run the gamut from classical music, to jazz, to stand-up comedy to dance to storytelling all presented and performed by outstanding local and regional talent. January performances feature Frances Livings, Greg Poree and the Ipanema Lounge, an audience favorite “a cappella” night, the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, SHINE storytelling and an evening of original dance by Angela Todaro. February brings Jazz guitarist Scott Detweiler and his Mardi Gras themed concert, an evening of stand-up comedy hosted by Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Orchestra Santa Monica’s Woodwind Quintet, an evening with Paul Linke, and the return of local dancer / choreographer Suchi Branfman presenting two nights of dance and movement with local artists. Events are scheduled Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm between Jan. 8th and Feb. 26th, 2016.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for youth age 18 and under, adults age 55 and over and students of any age. Doors open at 7:30, shows run from 8 to 10PM. For a complete line-up please visit www.MilesPlayhouse.Org and click on Fireside at the Miles.

For more information or to make a reservation please e-mail the following: name, date of performance, number of seats and phone number to MilesPlayhouse@SMGov.Net. Seating is limited, reservations highly recommended. (FREE underground parking is available at 808 Wilshire Blvd.). or call 310-458-8634




Friday, Jan. 8                      Frances Livings - Ipanema Lounge                            Jazz/World Music

Saturday, Jan. 9                A Cappella Night                                                               Vocal Music


Friday, Jan. 15                    Los Angeles Flute Orchestra                                        Classical Music  

Saturday, Jan. 16              Angeles Todaro Dance                                                   Contemporary Dance


Friday, Jan. 22                    The Best of the Santa Monica Teen Film Festival           Short Films

Saturday, Jan. 23              SHINE                                                                                    Storytelling


Friday, Jan. 29                    The Colonials - An evening of Shakespeare.         Theater

Saturday, Jan. 30              Greg Poree Band                                                             Jazz


Friday, Feb. 5                     Scott Detweiler - Mardi Gras Night                           New Orleans Jazz

Saturday, Feb. 6               Stand-Up Comedy Night                                               Comedy


Friday, Feb. 12                   Orchestra Santa Monica Woodwind Quintet        Classical Music

Saturday, Feb. 13             An Evening with Paul Linke                                          One-Man Show


Friday, Feb. 19                   Suchi Branfman & Friends                                            Dance & Movement

Saturday, Feb. 20             Suchi Branfman & Friends                                            Dance & Movement


Friday, Feb. 26                   So Fresh & So Clean                                                        Variety/Comedy

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