War of the Worlds

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Part of NtM Noon to Midnight


Yuval Sharon, director

Jonathan Deans, concept sound designer

David Bullard, concert hall sound designer

Jody Elff, siren sites sound designer

Jaymee Ngernwichit, costume designer

Pablo Santiago, lighting designer

Calder Greenwood, set designer

Sigourney Weaver, Narrator

Hila Plitmann, La sirena

Hugo Armstrong, Professor Pierson

Suzanna Guzmán, Mrs. Martinez and Estella Ramos, Acting Secretary of the Interior

Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Melissa Morse

Hadleigh Adams, General Lansing

Jon Lee Keenan, Gunner/Stage Hand

David Castillo, Officer

James Hayden, Commander/Sound Designer

Stephen Beitler, Alien Dancer

Jennifer Haley, Alien Dancer

Jeremy Hahn, Alien Dancer

Ottavio Taddei, Alien Dancer

Myles Brewer, Alien Puppeteer

Brielle Deruise, Alien Dancer

Milosz Karubin, Alien Dancer

Jessica Kittredge, Alien Dancer

Hannah Grigereit, Alien Dancer

Kate Spare, Alien Dancer

Talia Schultz, Alien Dancer

Cesar Sosa, Alien Dancer


Annie Gosfield: War of the Worlds (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Co-produced with The Industry and Now Art.

The War of the Worlds radio play by Howard Koch used by permission of Peter Koch.

About This Performance

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War of the Worlds

Orson Welles’ 1939 “fake news” led millions of panicked listeners to believe that aliens were invading. Yuval Sharon takes the original radio script as the basis of an audacious new performance piece to be heard around L.A. — at WWII era sirens reactivated for two-way communication — and simultaneously at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Composer Annie Gosfield’s use of radio sounds makes her the ideal collaborator in this must-see event.

War of the Worlds can be experienced in four different ways: purchase tickets to a performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall or attend at one of the three siren sites – which are free and open to the public. Though seat reservations are no longer being accepted, we encourage you to join us at each location. Some standing room will be available on a first come, first served basis. Click here for location details.

Co-produced with The Industry and Now Art.

This performance of War of the Worlds takes place during Noon to Midnight, the new-music festival that allows you to roam the spaces of Walt Disney Concert Hall for a day of pop-up performances by the Southland’s top contemporary ensembles. Food trucks and a beer garden add to the celebration. Tickets for Noon to Midnight are $10 (not including War of the Worlds). (War of the Worlds tickets sold separately, include access to Noon to Midnight.)

Programs, artists, dates, times, prices and availability subject to change.