Overview: We'll meet for dinner at 6pm at Japanese restaurant Robata Jinya, located at 8050 W Third Street in Los Angeles, then at 8pm we'll see musical tragicomedy "Falsettos" at the Third Street Theatre, located just west of the restaurant at 8115 W Third Street. Please add the comment "Ticket purchased" to your RSVP when you have your ticket and are thus definitely coming along :-)
Accessibility: Please note: the theater has no elevator, and is one floor up in the building.
The restaurant: We'll meet for dinner at 6pm at Japanese restaurant Robata Jinya, located at 8050 W Third Street in Los Angeles. You can find their wide menu here.
The play: At 8pm we'll see musical tragicomedy "Falsettos" at the Third Street Theatre, located just west of the restaurant at 8115 W Third Street. "Falsettos" features a family in transition: Marvin leaves his wife Trina for a guy named Whizzer, while Trina finds comfort (and more) from her psychiatrist as their son struggles through adolescence. They're all drawn back together, though, when Whizzer contracts AIDS. The show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and score, also by Finn. This production has received 5 star reviews by Goldstar members.
Tickets: Full price tickets are available for $28 + $3 fees via the production's website. Discount tickets are currently available via Goldstar or LA Stage Alliance for $14 + $4. [Note that if discount tickets sell out you can set up a Goldstar alert to be notified if more tickets appear (though I don't think you can specify which date you're looking for) just in case more are added later... but in general, once they're gone they're gone, so don't delay too long before purchasing yours!]
Parking and directions: There is metered street parking in the area (it MAY be free after 8pm, but please check all signs!) However, the restaurant definitely has valet parking (for about $4) and the theatre may have valet parking too (though it is within easy walking distance of the restaurant, so ideally you would only want to park once).