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    HB APA Theatre Presents Boeing, Boeing

    Presented by Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

    September 10 - September 13, 2015

    The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts’ award-winning Theatre department holds their annual dinner show and biggest fundraiser of the year Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 10-13 with a 6:30 p.m. preshow and 7:30 p.m. show time, with the exception of a 1:00 p.m. preshow and 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Hosted in the APA Studio Theater (Black Box), this production includes a ...more


    Man of La Mancha

    Presented by Rose Center Theater at Rose Center Theater, Westminster

    September 18 - September 27, 2015

    The “Impossible Dream” Musical back by popular demand to perform as a limited engagement in Orange County!

    The beautiful Rose Center Theater is a state-of-the-art theater complex...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

    The Beat Goes On

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

    September 18 - October 4, 2015

    The Beat Goes On – Back By Overwhelming Demand

    A Musical Revue that journeys through the decades of Rock and Roll

    Created and Directed by Vanda Eggington

    The wildly...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

    RENT by Jonathan Larson, directed by Matthew McCray

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

    October 1 - October 10, 2015

    Impoverished young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade...more

    Beauty and the Beast (Jr.)

    Presented by Broadway on Tour Children's Theatre at Ebell Theater, Santa Ana

    September 26 - October 11, 2015

    Your favorite characters and songs from Disney's classic animated movie!  Say "bonjour" to Belle and be our guest to dinner with Lumiere and the dancing flatware. Fun for the whole...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

    Oliver

    Presented by Musical Theatre Village at Musical Theatre Village, Irvine

    September 18 - October 11, 2015

    "Oliver" is based on Charles Dickens' moving tale of Oliver Twist, an orphan boy who escapes from the orphanage only to end up in the company of pick pockets. Musical Theater Village in Irvine...more

    Muckrakers

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

    October 13, 2015

    On The Radar Series
    BY 2012 Resident Playwright Zayd Dohrn

    A young female activist brings an older man – a famous political hacker/journalist – home to her Brooklyn...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

    The Legend(s) of Sleepy Hollow

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

    October 8 - October 18, 2015

    Join us on a spooky adventure

    This theatrical adaptation of the timeless tale of Ichabod Crane and the fair damsel Katrina Van Tassel awakens the imagination—and the dreaded specter of...more

    Serial Killers OC

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

    October 9 - October 23, 2015

    Five Shows Enter… Three Shows Leave

    Serial Killers is a competitive series that pits five 10-minute plays against one another.

    Five stories. Five...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

    Dogfight the Musical

    Presented by Saddleback College

    October 16 - October 25, 2015

    A young soldier learns the power of compassion when he plays a cruel joke on an unsuspecting girl. This hauntingly beautiful musical was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous...more

    A Bright New Boise

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

    September 25 - October 25, 2015

    Searching for salvation…

    A man attempts to reunite with family he never knew. Little does the man suspect that this experience will test the man’s endurance, his love, and, most...more

    Blackbird

    Presented by Saddleback College

    October 30 - October 31, 2015

    A multi-character one-woman show by Jonelle Allen about the first legitimate African American Broadway star. Allen will showcase such iconic songs as "I’m Just Wild About Harry", "A Good Man is...more

    The Uninvited

    Presented by Westminster Community Playhouse at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster

    October 16 - November 1, 2015

    written by Tim Kelly
    directed by Brandon Ferruccio

    Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

    Candles gutter, cats screech, and the living are clutched...more

    I'm Still Getting My Act Together

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    October 7 - November 1, 2015

    Presented By JON & LISA CRYER and MARTIN TUDOR 
    Music By NANCY FORD 
    Lyrics By GRETCHEN CRYER

    This World Premiere hybrid musical is based on...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

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Saddleback College

    November 5 - November 8, 2015

    Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596 by William Shakespeare, this comedy play portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta. These...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

    A Year with Frog and Toad

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

    November 6 - November 22, 2015

    Theatre for Young Audiences Series

    book and lyrics by Willie Reale
    music by Robert Reale
    based on the books by Arnold Lobel

    Oh, what fun!  Caldecott and Newbery...more

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Presented by Saddleback College

    December 4 - December 13, 2015

    Good grief, A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 50 this year! The whole family will enjoy this musical based on the beloved annual television special, which premiered on December 9, 1965....more

    The Eight - Reindeer Monologues

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

    December 4 - December 20, 2015

    Return of the UN-Holiday tradition

    We just couldn’t shut them up…. so for the 12th straight year, accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are (still) flying fast and furious around the...more

    Anne of Green Gables

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

    November 27 - December 27, 2015

    It’s not easy growing up with red hair...

    Generations of readers have adored the best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables, and now the musical adaptation of the beloved...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

    Peking Acrobats

    Presented by Soka University at Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo

    January 8, 2016

    Returning to the Soka Performing Arts Center stage for the third time, THE PEKING ACROBATS®, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts...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!


    Cirque Alfonse - Timber

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    January 22 - January 23, 2016

    This group of Quebecois performers is blazing a path that no one has yet dared to explore — the circus arts infused with picturesque facets of traditional Quebec folklore. 

    You...more

    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

    Madwoman in the Volvo, The

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

    January 3 - January 24, 2016

    by Sandra Tsing Loh
    directed by Lisa Peterson

    In ancient times, tribal women went alone to caves during menopause. Today, the 50 millions menopausal women in America turn to cheery...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! - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark PART II

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

    January 30, 2016

    Shakespeare Aloud:

    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....more

    RITA RUDNER in ACT 3…

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    January 6 - January 31, 2016

    DIRECTED BY MARTIN BERGMAN
    WRITTEN BY DAVID AMBROSE & CLAUDIA NELLENS

    Old enough to know better? But still young enough to want more? That’s a dangerous combination...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! - 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

    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! - 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

    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

    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

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