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    Green Man

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    June 26 - August 2, 2015

    Written by Jim Knable
    Directed by Jeremy Lewis

    Painter Abigail’s model is a naked man painted green, and her architect husband Ronald’s new intern bears a striking resemblance, though he’s clothed. Their new acquaintance, Genice, is a stone sculptor of gargoyles whose musician fiancé appears in the same hue. Who the Green Man is to each of them is a mystery only they ...more


    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

    Presented by Modjeska Playhouse at Modjeska Playhouse, Lake Forest

    August 6 - August 29, 2015

    No knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary to enjoy this madcap comedy, in which three guys in tights set out to perform all 37 of the playwright's works (plus his sonnets!) in less than two hours,...more

    The Official Blues Brothers Revue

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Moulton Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    August 13 - August 30, 2015

    This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. Hear all of The Blues Brothers classics as...more

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival and Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine

    July 11 - August 30, 2015

    New Swan Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing. WWII has ended, bringing home the victors and the vanquished, but for Beatrice and Benedick, the merry war of words has just...more

    Macbeth

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival and Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Irvine

    July 10 - August 30, 2015

    New Swan Shakespeare Festival presents Macbeth. Three witches spin a tale that hints at glory, and catches the brave Macbeth and his power thirsty wife in a bloody net. Directed by Eli Simon and...more

    As You Like It at Mysterium

    at La Habra Depot Theatre, La Habra

    August 8 - August 30, 2015

    Shakespeare's timeless romantic comedy about the exiled daughter of an exiled Duke, disguising herself as a man in the wild forest of Arden for a genderbending game of wooing with Orlando, the...more

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Presented by Mysterium at La Habra Depot Theatre, La Habra

    August 6 - August 30, 2015

    Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Hamick
    Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five...more

    Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness”

    Presented by Laguna Beach Festival of Arts and Laguna Beach Festival of Arts at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach

    July 8 - August 31, 2015

    The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living...more

    Street Corner Renaissance (SCR)

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

    September 17, 2015

    An a cappella group with infectious energy and a versatile show-set, offering audiences an authentic street corner experience; combining the polish of a...more

    50th Anniversary Gala

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

    September 18, 2015

    This September the groovy good times of the 1960s are heading to Fullerton! In celebration of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s 50th Anniversary as a center for creativity and culture in...more

    N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk

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

    September 24, 2015

    This compelling and comedic play—written by three men who were tired of being typecast and discriminated against because of the color of their skin—directly confronts racial slurs and...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - As You Like It

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

    September 26, 2015

    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

    La Habra High School's Cabaret

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

    September 29 - October 1, 2015

    The La Habra Theater Guild, in a co-production with the Muck, invites you to leave your troubles at the door and experience some of the most memorable songs in...more

    Jane Lynch See Jane Sing

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

    October 3, 2015

    Join Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch for an evening of musical comedy as she explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of American standards and show tunes. VIP ticket gets a...more

    The Edwards Twins

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

    October 4, 2015

    Get set for an energetic performance of mimicry and music as the Edwards Twins meticulously morph into dozens of your favorite celebrities! With a repertoire of more than 100 stars—from...more

    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Story/Time

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

    October 10, 2015

    In a rare stage appearance, Bill T. Jones narrates personal stories in this captivating multidisciplinary work inspired by modernist composer and performer John Cage. Performed in 70 minutes by...more

    One Man, Two Guvnors

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

    September 11 - October 11, 2015

    directed by David Ivers
    with songs by Grant Olding
    by Richard Bean
    based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni 

    Gleeful critics have cheered from London...more

    NTL: The Beaux' Stratagem

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    October 16, 2015

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

    The Beaux: Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer,...more

    Cirque Zuma Zuma

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

    October 17, 2015

    Cirque Zuma Zuma is a mesmerizing ensemble of African acrobats, lion dancers, contortionists, jugglers and more! An astonishing display of nonstop action awaits you with pulse-pounding movement...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - The Life of Henry the Fifth

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

    October 24, 2015

    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

    Vietgone

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

    October 4 - October 25, 2015

    by Qui Ngyuen
    directed by May Adrales

    An all-American love story about two very new Americans. It’s 1975, and Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancé. But now in...more

    NTL: Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    November 3, 2015

    Broadcast in HD from the Barbican Centre in London

    Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica)
    Produced by Sonia Friedman...more

    Abundance

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

    October 16 - November 15, 2015

    directed by Martin Benson
    by Beth Henley

    1860.  A stagecoach pulls into a station in the middle of the Wyoming Territory. Off step two mail-order brides, one innocent and...more

    An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

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

    November 21, 2015

    An American original and purveyor of urban cool, cultural satirist and author Fran Lebowitz is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social...more

    Gene Kelly: The Legacy with Patricia Ward Kelly

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

    November 22, 2015

    Settle in for an intimate afternoon of insight into the life of the legendary actor, dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly! Patricia Ward Kelly provides a deeply moving look into her late...more

    NTL: Jane Eyre

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    January 3, 2016

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring now as it was 170 years ago. This bold and dynamic production...more

    NTL: Coriolanus

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    January 12, 2016

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    An encore broadcast of National Theatre Live’s 2013 Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus.

    Shakespeare’s...more

    Capitol Steps

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

    January 16, 2016

    Count on one thing this election year—a zillion fresh zingers of up-to-the-minute musical parodies that skewer both sides of the aisle, while leaving the audience rolling in it, laughing!


    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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

    January 23 - January 24, 2016

    Join us for what will be the funniest night you'll ever have at the ballet, as the Trocks return to Carpenter Center after four sold out appearances! The "ballerinas" of this all-male company...more

    JI: A Common Pulse - San Jose Taiko x Bangerz

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

    January 30, 2016

    Experience this thrilling and synchronistic musical conversation that transcends culture and generations! The spellbinding and propulsive drum sounds of San Jose Taiko join forces with the...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Troilus and Cressida

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

    January 30, 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

    Red

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

    January 22 - February 21, 2016

    directed by David Emmes
    by John Logan

    “What do you see?” Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, living legend and uncompromising bad boy asks Ken, his seemingly naïve new...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - All's Well That Ends Well

    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

    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

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Measure for Measure

    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

    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! - The Life of Timon of Athens

    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

    Shakespeare Aloud! - The Tragedy of King Lear

    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

       

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