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    FULLERTON

    Located in Northern Orange County, the City of Fullerton has a population of over   130,000 and is home to California’s largest State University. The tree-lined streets of its Downtown area feature a number of distinct restaurants, specialty shops, and entertainment venues which have joined together to build the art community by participating in a free monthly art walk on the first Friday of every month.

    Fullerton is also home to a diverse and ever-growing theater scene. The Fullerton Civic Light Opera, one of the largest theater companies in Southern California, is based at the Plummer Auditorium on Chapman Ave. Local educational institutions, such as Fullerton College and Fullerton High School's Academy of the Arts, also perform numerous large-scale productions there whereas the Maverick Theater, Stages Theatre, and the Hunger Artists Theater Company put on shows year-round in their own storefront theaters. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center offers extraordinary exhibitions, performances and engaging educational programs and The Fullerton Museum Center develops and presents multi-disciplinary exhibitions and educational programs in the areas of history, science, and art.

    Photo: Plummer Auditorium

    Hello, Dolly!

    Presented by 3-D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton

    July 15 - July 31, 2016

    Book by Michael Stewart. Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

    Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion. Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

    Before dating apps and online matches, there was Dolly Levi. It only takes a moment to fall in love ...more


    Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    August 18, 2016

    Grammy nominee Lisa Haley and the Zydekats bring Americana, Cajun energy and life to the Muckenthaler stage! 

    Presented by Kemp Financial


    Orange Empire Chorus

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    August 25, 2016

    The melodious merry-makers of the Orange Empire Chorus have entertained audiences all over southern California since the chorus was formed in 1957. This performance combines old standards,...more

    Gallery Opening Reception: Defining Ourselves: A Matriarchy of Artists

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 1, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    Fall Family Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 8, 2016

    Bring in autumn with this evening of family adventure! Scavenger hunts, old-fashioned games and crafts, artists’ demonstrations, lawn sports, and live entertainment!


    Dogs of War

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    August 5 - September 11, 2016

    Written and directed by Hero P. Carlisle

    Five rogues have come to Venice, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Signor Bianco, the tragic thief; Signor Arancio, the cocky newcomer;...more

    Monuments

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    August 19 - September 11, 2016

    Written & Directed by Steve Spehar

    Henry Mann is a once-lauded theatre director whose career and personal life are on the skids. With an unexpected opportunity to stage a new work for...more

    Conjunto Jarocho Tenocclomeh

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 15, 2016

    Committed to preserving the folk music and dance traditions of southern Veracruz, Conjunto Jarocho Tenocelomeh members have traveled abroad and studied with masters in Mexican folk...more

    Muckenthaler Gala & Arts Legacy Award

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    September 30, 2016

    Enjoy dinner and live entertainment by celebrity guests under the stars! During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer...more

    Gallery Opening: Defining Ourselves A Matriarchy of Artists

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 6, 2016

    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many...more

    Ukuelele

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 9, 2016

    Celebrate the mighty ukulele with exceptional local bands and jam sessions all afternoon. Enjoy food, refreshments, and specialty vendors. Past performers have included the amazing Janet Klein and...more

    Anna in the Tropics

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Young Theatre: CSUF, Fullerton

    September 23 - October 9, 2016

    By Nilo Cruz • Director by Fidel Gomez

    Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Florida in 1929 where lectors entertain the workers and divert them...more

    Steve Noonan

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 13, 2016

    Singer-songwriter Steve Noonan evokes stories with his guitar in the same vein as Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, or Bob Dylan. With roots in the ’60s folk music scene, Noonan played along-side...more

    Look Homeward Angel

    Presented by Fullerton College Theatre at Fullerton College Campus Theatre, Fullerton

    October 7 - October 15, 2016

    By Ketti Frings, Based on Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward Angel, Directed by Tim Espinosa.

    An authentic American classic, this powerful and vital play captures the sardonic humor...more

    Tomorrow's Stars

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 20, 2016

    Join us as we partner with the Fullerton School District in search of tomorrow’s stars from their talented student body. This America’s Got Talent style of program introduces...more

    Joe Monti Magic

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    October 27, 2016

    Magician Joe Monti returns to wow audiences with his sleight of hand. Monti has performed for clients in 40 countries and is currently the TV producer and head consultant for the #1 TV magic...more

    Italian American Reconciliation

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Halberg Theatre: CSUF, Fullerton

    October 7 - October 30, 2016

    By John Patrick Shanley • Directed By Maria Cominis

    This lighthearted romantic comedy by the author of Moonstruck is hailed as “lovely” and “bathed in moonlit madness” by...more

    Fall Dance Theatre

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Little Theatre - CSUF, Fullerton

    October 20 - October 30, 2016

    Coordinated by Gladys Kares

    Escape your daily routine and embrace this eclectic showcase of memorable, lyrical movement.


    Gallery Opening Reception: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibit

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    November 3, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    October 8 - November 5, 2016

    Written by Paula Vogel
    Directed by Jill Johnson

    Perception can be deceiving. Thought to be a faithful lover and wife, Vogel tells quite a different story of Desdemona. After...more

    Day of the Dead Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    November 6, 2016

    We present Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 700 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and...more

    Monique

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    September 30 - November 6, 2016

    Written by Dorothy and Michael Blankfort
    Directed by Rose London

    Monique has been described as a mystery, a suspense and a play with a touch of the supernatural… it is all...more

    Fall Conference: Follow - Up - Post-Gianneschi Summer School for Nonprofits

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    November 10, 2016

    Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on understanding the introductory stages of collaboration within different groups,...more

    Pride and Prejudice

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Young Theatre: CSUF, Fullerton

    November 4 - November 20, 2016

    Adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen • Directed by Mark Ramont

    The beloved Jane Austen returns to the CSUF stage in this refreshingly fast-paced, witty and wildly romantic...more

    Gallery Opening: Florence Arnold Young Artist Exhibition

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    December 1, 2016

    Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school...more

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Little Theatre - CSUF, Fullerton

    November 18 - December 11, 2016

    Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
    Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar • Directed by Sarah Ripper
    Musical Direction by Mitchell Hanlon • Choreography by William...more

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States

    Presented by Museum of Teaching & Learning at Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States will soon bring together the power and cultural influences of education in the United...more

    Holiday Festival

    Presented by Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    December 18, 2016

    The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive...more

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    November 25 - December 18, 2016

    The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic...more

    Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

    Presented by Fullerton Art Walk at Downtown Fullerton, Fullerton

    January 1, 2016 - December 1, 2017

    First Friday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Fullerton is a program developed and promoted by the Downtown Art Community and retailers to bring citizens to the historical and cultural center of the...more

    Visual Journaling

    Presented by Katherine England

    Ongoing

    You deserve your art time: Cool off creatively at Katherine's studio.


       

       

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