Founded in 1981 by Les Hanson, West Coast Ensemble Theatre has been a part of the Los Angeles theatre community for over 30 years and is dedicated to presenting high-quality theatrical productions that address the social, cultural and artistic needs of the diverse Los Angeles community.  West Coast Ensemble has continued to advance its mission of producing high-quality theatre that is accessible to a wide audience through our critically hailed productions including:

  1. Bullet  Gypsy (2011)

  2. Bullet  Fabulation (2010)

  3. Bullet  Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins (2009)

  4. Bullet  Big -The Musical (2009)

  5. Bullet  Assassins (2008)

  6. Bullet  Zanna, Don’t! (2007)

  7. Bullet  Two Gentlemen of Corona (2005)

  8. Bullet  Floyd Collins (2005)

  9. Bullet  To Kill A Mockingbird (2003)

  10. Bullet  Sunday In The Park With George (2003)

  11. Bullet  The Grapes Of Wrath (2002)

  12. Bullet  Merrily We Roll Along (2000)

Along with continued accolades for our productions, WCE has won several major awards including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for Outstanding and Ongoing Contribution to Theater, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Charlie Award for Ongoing Contributions to Hollywood, four L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Awards,10 NAACP Awards, countless L.A. Weekly, and BackStage West awards and the prestigious Jonathan Larson Foundation Award in support of original musical development.

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The mission of West Coast Ensemble Theatre is to present high quality plays and musicals which address the social, cultural and artistic needs of the diverse Los Angeles community.

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