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    Gruesome Playground Injuries

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    January 23 - February 14, 2016

    Written by Rajiv Joseph
    Directed by EB Bohks 

    Love Hurts 

    An accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, and from there build a complex connection over a lifetime of ...more


    Funny Girl

    Presented by One More Productions at GEM Theater, The, Garden Grove

    February 12 - February 21, 2016

    Book by Isobel Lennart
    Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill.
    Directed by Damien Lorton

    February 12–21, 2016

    From “ugly duckling” to Vaudeville star, the...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Troilus and Cressida

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    February 27, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    A Flea in Her Ear, by David Ives

    Presented by Chapman University College of Performing Arts at Waltmar Theatre, Chapman University, Orange

    February 18 - February 27, 2016

    Ives’ reimagining of the George Feydeau comedy is a farcical romp set in France at the turn of the 20th century. Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband Victor is having an affair after he...more

    NTL: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    March 3, 2016

    National Theatre Live’s Broadcast in HD from the Donmar Warehouse in London

    In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France...more

    Monty Python's Spamalot

    Presented by Rose Center Theater at Rose Center Theater, Westminster

    February 14 - March 5, 2016

    Hailed as a “no-holds-bar smash hit” by the New York Times, Spamalot will have audiences rolling in laughter and will remind everyone to “always look on the bright side of...more

    The Winter's Tale

    Presented by Vanguard University at Lyceum Theater, The, Costa Mesa

    February 26 - March 6, 2016

    A Romance Drama that sends a chilling message of forgiveness and renewal

    By William Shakespeare

    Directed by Susan K. Berkompas

    A royal family is ripped apart when the king...more

    San Juan's Dirty Laundry - A Musical Melodrama

    Presented by Camino Real Playhouse at Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano

    February 19 - March 6, 2016

    Well ... don't you dare miss your chance to "cheer" for Heroes and "boo" the Villains while hurling foam rocks in our annual family friendly old west Melodrama. It is absolutely the most fun that...more

    Dogfight

    Presented by Chance Theater at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center, Anaheim

    February 5 - March 6, 2016

    Dogfight

    MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
    BOOK BY Peter Duchan
    DIRECTED BY Matthew McCray
    MUSICAL DIRECTOR Taylor Stephenson...more

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Presented by Chance Theater at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center, Anaheim

    February 25 - March 6, 2016

    ADAPTED BY John Glore
    FROM THE BOOK BY Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
    DIRECTED BY Darryl B. Hovis
    SEASON PRODUCERS Wylie & Bette Aitken
    EXECUTIVE...more

    An Evening with Lily Tomlin

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    March 12, 2016

    Armed with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann—the incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to provide comical insights and wildly witty...more

    Nine

    Presented by Costa Mesa Playhouse at Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse, Costa Mesa

    February 12 - March 13, 2016

    by Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston 

    Directed by David Blair
    Musical Direction by Todd Hulet
    Choreography by Samantha Blair

    Based on Italian...more

    Woyzeck

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at Claire Trevor Theatre, Irvine

    March 5 - March 13, 2016

    Care, Cure, Corruption Series
    Woyzeck 
    By Georg Büchner
    Andrew Borba, Guest Director

    Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover...more

    The Miracle Worker

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton

    February 19 - March 13, 2016

    THE MIRACLE WORKER | By William Gibson • Directed by Joseph Arnold
    WINNER: 1960 TONY AWARD for Best Play!

    This warm and deeply moving docudrama touches on the poignant...more

    Urinetown, The Musical

    Presented by DCMS Productions at GEM Theater, The, Garden Grove

    March 4 - March 13, 2016

    DCMS Productions also known as "Don't Cut my Song" presents Urinetown The Musical, a satirical comedy musical.

    DCMS Productions also known as “Don’t Cut My Song” is a...more

    Hello, Dolly!

    Presented by Musical Theatre Village at Musical Theatre Village, Irvine

    February 12 - March 13, 2016

    An enduring musical theater hit, Hello, Dolly!, returns to the MTV this...more

    The Glass Menagerie

    Presented by Concordia University

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    By Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Jeremy Lewis

    Fading southern belle, Amanda Wingfield, dreams of a better life for her two adult children who still live at home. Her desperate...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - All's Well That Ends Well

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    March 26, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    The Lion in Winter

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

    March 4 - March 26, 2016

    Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons – TheLion in Winter is a modern day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family as they fight over...more

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

    March 11 - March 26, 2016

    One of Shakespeare’s funniest creatures is the cantankerous and flirty Sir John Falstaff, a soldier who is down on his luck and hoping to turn his fortunes around by seducing the wives of two...more

    Going to a Place where you Already Are

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    March 6 - March 27, 2016

    by Bekah Brunstetter
    directed by  Marc Masterson

    Is there a heaven?  Joe says no; it’s all a bunch of hokum. His wife, Roberta, has always claimed to agree. But...more

    Louis and Keely: LIVE AT THE SAHARA

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    February 23 - March 27, 2016

    Hershey Felder presents Louis and Keely: LIVE AT THE SAHARA

    DIRECTED BY TAYLOR HACKFORD
    STARRING Tony winner ANTHONY CRIVELLO & VANESSA STEWART...more

    NTL: As You Like It

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    April 6, 2016

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig...more

    Jazz Wednesdays Winter '16 with Jeff Hamilton Trio ft. Akiko & Garaham Dechter

    Presented by Laguna Beach Live!

    April 13, 2016

    Laguna Beach Live! is pleased to announce an exciting line up for Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2016 series. The season returns to the distinctive event facility [seven-degrees] for seven...more

    Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble

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

    April 14, 2016

    Since the 1960s, Jouyssance and its parent organization, the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, have performed both familiar and obscure repertoire of the 14th through mid-17th centuries. -...more

    Uncle Vanya

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center, Newport Beach

    March 18 - April 17, 2016

    In his adaptation Brian Friel presents a fresh version of the 1899 Russian play…a century old drama with a contemporary plea for mercy and grace. Uncle Vanya has managed the estate of a...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    April 23, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    Future Thinking

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    March 25 - April 24, 2016

    by Eliza Clark
    directed by Lila Neugebauer

    Chiara is a spoiled starlet. Peter is a pet photographer. He’s also Chiara’s obsessed, middle-aged stalker-fan, who believes...more

    The Addams Family

    Presented by Vanguard University

    April 8 - April 24, 2016

    A Musical Comedy that breathes new life into this beloved ghoulish family

    Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
    Based on Characters Created by...more

    Dido and Aeneas

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine - Winifred Smith Hall, Irvine

    April 29 - April 30, 2016

    Opera UCI presents
    Dido and Aeneas
    by Henry Purcell
    Nahum Tate, Librettist
    Darryl Taylor, Artistic Director
    Ruben Valenzuela, Music Director
    Kevin Bluckfeldt,...more

    Sparking Curiosity: Reaching Across the Ocean

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    May 1, 2016

    Professional actor and CSULB faculty member Andrea Caban once again leads student actors from CSULB and local high schools through a process that culminates in an original, authentic, and moving...more

    Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    May 7, 2016

    Expect to laugh yourself silly when this late-night talk show circuit veteran and star of multiple HBO and Comedy Central specials takes the Carpenter Center stage! Hailed by Jay Leno as “one of...more

    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

    April 15 - May 8, 2016

    In this hilarious story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. His brothers are anxious to help make a good impression on the woman from the agency who has arrived to check...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    May 21, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    Sex and Education

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    April 27 - May 22, 2016

    DIRECTED BY ANDREW BARNICLE
    WRITTEN BY  LISSA LEVIN

    Meet Joe Marks, a basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his poorly-written,...more

    Amadeus

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    May 6 - June 5, 2016

    by Peter Shaffer
    directed by Kent Nicholson

    Swelling with the glorious music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this psychological mystery has played to thunderous applause the world...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Measure for Measure

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    June 25, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    Godspell (The Musical)

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

    June 3 - June 26, 2016

    An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus Christ, with the help of a small group of people, dances across the stage. Telling different...more

    Buyer & Cellar

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    June 1 - June 26, 2016

    DIRECTED BY LARRY RABEN
    WRITTEN BY JONATHAN TOLINS
    INSPIRED BY “Barbara Streisand: My Passion for Design”

    Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement...more

    1776 - The Musical

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center, Newport Beach

    May 27 - June 26, 2016

    It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare its independence, if only the founding fathers can agree to do it. 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin...more

    Summer Solstice Festival

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

    June 26, 2016

    Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food booths provided by the Rotary Club of Fullerton’s Young Professionals Club (RYPEN), craft beer and plenty of activities. Enjoy an...more

    Barbara Morrison

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

    July 7, 2016

    Barbara Morrison’s melodic voice and three-and-a-half-octave range is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful, and highly spirited interpretations of familiar jazz and blues classics...more

    The Susie Hansen Latin Band

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

    July 14, 2016

    Electric violinist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin jazz and salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet. Susie and her Los Angeles-based band have been acclaimed by many critics. Phil...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - The Life of Timon of Athens

    Presented by Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach

    July 23, 2016

    On a designated Saturday each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a free reading of each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays, one per month until the entire canon is complete. Community members are warmly...more

    Peter Brandon

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

    July 28, 2016

    Country singer/songwriter Peter Brandon returns for a one-night-only concert. A Fullerton native, Brandon has the distinction of being the fastest-selling artist ever at the Muckenthaler, one year...more

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    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

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