A tradition that began in Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s Santa Monica home, these annual Christmas Without Tears (Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?) gatherings have grown into a heartwarming house party around the piano that involves and entertains fellow performers and audience members alike.
Since 2005, when the first public performance was staged at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to aid the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Christmas Without Tears has been a guilt-free way of having fun and giving back. All proceeds from this year’s Largo performance will benefit My Friend’s Place. A reverent and irreverent antidote to the most stressful of seasons, the evening includes both invited performers and surprise guests who drop into Harry and Judith’s onstage living room and share a song or a joke to bring the holiday spirit to all. Comics, magicians and even circus acts have been welcome additions, adding the perfect mix that makes this a true variety show.
A throwback to simpler times, this homespun variety show is both festive romp and salve for the soul, serving as a reminder to all that Christmas (in Owen’s words) is a time to be with the ones you love…and sometimes, even family!
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
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