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Before Motown existed there was…Recorded In Hollywood

Recorded In Hollywood

The new musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD returns from its sold-out, critically acclaimed, 2015 engagement, with additional songs and scenes in an all-new production. This LA Times Critics pick tells the true and fascinating love, life and times of 1950’s Los Angeles entrepreneur and activist John Dolphin–the trailblazing black businessman who made his mark on the national music scene long before Motown ever existed. Dolphin opened Dolphin’s Of Hollywood Record Shop on legendary Central Avenue in 1948 and, along with his regular radio broadcasts and four record labels, launched and helped to build, the careers of some of the biggest names in music. Facing police opposition, the shop and its broadcasts were a gathering place for music lovers from every race and background and became “the place to be” in LA in the 50’s.  Dolphin played a real role in integrating the Los Angeles music scene and helped bring R&B into the mainstream for all time. Based on the book The John Dolphin Story by Jamelle Dolphin, RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD features 15 new songs and 8 hits from the Rhythm and Blues and early Rock and Roll era.

Performance Schedule

July 8 – August 7, 2016

Thursdays At 8pm
Fridays At 8pm
Saturdays At 2pm & 8pm
Sundays At 2pm & 7pm

Kirk Douglas Theatre

9820 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Free covered Parking available at Culver City’s City Hall
Across Culver Blvd from the rear of theatre. Entrance on Duquesne

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$39-$59 General Admission

Special Theatre Info

Groups of 10 or more will receive 10% discount
To purchase group tickets, contact Group Services at 213-972-7231 or groups1@centertheatregroup.org

Wheelchair Access

The theatre has concessions.

For Reservations or Assistance

Call (213) 972-4488

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“We’ll Record you today and have you a Hit by Tonight” – John Dolphin