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    On-the-Radar Reading: A new play by Jenny Connell Davis

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

    July 27, 2016

    So new, we don’t even know what it is yet! One of the most exciting aspects of developing new work is giving playwrights the freedom to explore and try new things. Check back for updates as our 2016 Resident Playwright, Jenny Connell Davis, shares the details of her latest work-in-progress.

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    The Curse of Capistrano

    Presented by Camino Real Playhouse at Historic Town Center Park, San Juan Capistrano

    July 15 - July 31, 2016

    Come back to a time in history where men were as fast as their swords! These dashing caballeros created a new country - Alta California. The King of Spain had granted large areas of land called...more

    APA Jr./APA Kids

    Presented by Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School Historic Auditorium, Huntington Beach

    July 11 - August 5, 2016

    Back for our tenth summer, APA Jr./APA Kids is a 2-week camp that incorporates dance, vocal music, art, creative dramatics, and just this year we have added media and guitar! Starting at 8:45...more

    My Mother

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    August 6, 2016

    A nationally beloved, heartwarming Korean drama. Performed in Korean.


    OTR LAB Workshop - Rare Birds

    Presented by Chance Theater

    August 4 - August 7, 2016

    The worst thing you can do in high school is admit you love something. A play about adolescent violence and your mother’s new boyfriend.


    Sonnets, Songs, and Sorry Will’s Been Dead for 400 Years!

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    July 10 - August 7, 2016

    An original Shakespearean Vaudeville that will find you tapping your toes and laughing with heart as two lovers and their ensemble attempt to connect the Shakespearean way – through sonnets,...more

    All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley

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

    July 6 - August 7, 2016

    One girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll in this all...more

    The Wizard of Oz

    Presented by Laguna Niguel Community Theatre

    July 29 - August 7, 2016

    Experience the wonders of a place somewhere over the rainbow as Laguna Niguel Community Theatre presents a live musical production of The Wizard of Oz. This timeless tale based on L. Frank...more

    Once On This Island

    Presented by Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater at Fullerton College Campus Theatre, Fullerton

    August 4 - August 7, 2016

    From the Tony Award winning songwriting team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Seussical, Anastasia), comes a story inspired from the by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little...more

    Summer Academies in the Arts

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

    June 27 - August 12, 2016

    The Summer Academies in the Arts are intensive courses that explore the arts and enhance 21st century...more

    Missed Connections

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    August 13, 2016

    Need a little pick me up before the work week begins? Come join us for a night of dramatic readings of some of the most ridiculous postings from Craigslist you’ll ever hear! Conceived by Jill...more

    The Medea Project

    Presented by Theatre Out at Theatre Out, Santa Ana

    July 22 - August 13, 2016

    The myth of Medea comes alive with a decidedly modern Theatre Out twist thanks to Orange County playwright Kristina Leach.


    Shakespeare in the Hills

    Presented by On the Edge Theatre Productions

    July 29 - August 13, 2016

    On the Edge Theatre Productions in cooperation with the Laguna Hills Community Center presents SHAKESPEARE IN THE HILLS 2016. This year we will be running two shows over a period of 3...more

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Presented by Maverick Theater at Maverick Theater, Fullerton

    July 8 - August 14, 2016

    Written by Jethro Compton
    from the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson
    Produced & Directed by Brian Newell

    A young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a...more

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    Presented by Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts and Chance Theater at Peppertree Park, Tustin

    August 16 - August 20, 2016

    For the 2nd year in a row, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) has partnered with the Chance to produce a Broadway musical under the stars at Peppertree Park in Tustin.

    Who...more

    Cabaret

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    August 9 - August 21, 2016

    As part of their 50th Anniversary season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob...more

    Of Mice and Men

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

    July 29 - August 21, 2016

    by John Steinbeck
    Directed by Michael Serna

    George and his physically powerful but simple-minded companion, Lennie, are migrant ranch workers in central California during the Great...more

    The Young SOC Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    August 23 - August 24, 2016

    Come join us for this FREE performance as the Young SOC Company performs Shakespeare's whimsical A Midsummer Night's Dream. A great time for the entire...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

    As You Like It

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival

    July 8 - August 27, 2016

    Eli Simon, Artistic Director, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, directs Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy of love and disguise, exile and companionship.  This Ridin’ the Rails production is...more

    Civic Theatre presents "Grease"

    Presented by Buena Park Civic Theatre at Ehlers Recreation Center Liberty Hall , Buena Park

    August 5 - August 27, 2016

    Grease Is the Word: Hit Musical on Stage Under the Stars in the OC

    WEAR YOUR FAVORITE GREASE COSTUME!

    ABOUT CIVIC THEATER UNDER THE STARS: The City of Buena Park...more

    The Pirates of Penzance

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    August 18 - August 28, 2016

    Last season’s sell-out hit returns, with more pirates, more girls, and - more mayhem. Don’t miss a rollicking good time for the entire family.


    Hamlet

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival

    July 7 - August 28, 2016

    Beth Lopes, Associate Artistic Director, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, returns for her fourth season to direct Hamlet.  “At its heart, Hamlet is a ghost story.  While...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!


    Season Finale 9/11 Tribute

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    September 11, 2016

    A special season-closing celebration on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, featuring Artistic Director John Walcutt in a special performance, and a host of surprise guests, including the amazing LA BIG...more

    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

    Wild Kratts - Live!

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    September 18, 2016

    Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, "come to real life" in a classically Wild Kratts story.

    Off "To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature...more

    Marquee Five: Back Porch Swing

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

    September 21 - September 22, 2016

    Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair with tight harmonies and exciting five-part arrangements as they visit hits by greats like George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more!


    N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk

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

    September 29, 2016

    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—returns once more to directly confront...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

    Peter Gros of Mutual of Omaha’s: Wild Kingdom

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

    October 1, 2016

    Embark on an adventure with Peter Gros — former co-host and current ambassador of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom—as he shares both the exciting world of wildlife and timeless...more

    The Explorer's Club

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

    September 16 - October 2, 2016

    As we open our 27th season join us in 1879 London in the prestigious Explorers Club, which is in crisis! The acting president wants to admit a woman, their bartender is terrible, and England is...more

    Red Scare on Sunset

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

    September 9 - October 2, 2016

    by Charles Busch

    Directed by Michael Dale Brown

    In a campy, flamboyant spoof of the1950s Hollywood blacklist, film star Mary Dale (traditionally played by a female impersonator)...more

    All the Way

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    September 2 - October 2, 2016

    by Robert Schenkkan
    directed by Marc Masterson

    1963. Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes us with...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

    Peter Pan

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

    September 24 - October 9, 2016

    Peter Pan
    based on the stories of J.M. Barrie
    Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French

    The boy who won't grow up takes Wendy, Michael, and...more

    I Do! I Do!

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

    September 9 - October 9, 2016

    The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic musical created by the same
    people who created The Fantasticks. The original Broadway...more

    NTL: The Deep Blue Sea

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    October 12, 2016

    Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National...more

    Charles Phoenix: This is Americana!

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

    October 15, 2016

    Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century car culture, space age style, landmark...more

    On-the-Radar Reading: A new play by Lauren Yee

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

    October 19, 2016

    So new, we don’t even know what it is yet! One of the most exciting aspects of developing new work is giving playwrights the freedom to explore and try new things. Check back for updates as our...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

    The Boy at the Edge of Everything

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

    October 13 - October 23, 2016

    Meet Simon. He’s a stressed out 12-year-old who just wishes that he could find a place to stop and think. Meet the Boy at the Edge of Everything. He is lonely and bored, which makes sense since...more

    Seminar

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

    September 23 - October 23, 2016

    There’s only one thing harder than writing your first novel.
    Letting him read it.

    “Writers in their natural state are about as civilized as feral...more

    SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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

    September 29 - October 23, 2016

    Book by Hugh Wheeler
    Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Directed by Damien Lorton

    Just in time for Halloween, an infamous treat, SWEENEY TODD!

    An unjustly exiled...more

    District Merchants

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

    October 2 - October 23, 2016

    by Aaron Posner
    inspired by William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
    directed by Michael Michetti
    West Coast Premiere

    With audacious humor and bold...more

    Fahrenheit 451

    Presented by Saddleback College

    October 14 - October 24, 2016

    Adapted from Bradbury’s dystopian novel published in 1953, Farenheit 451 is regarded as one of his best works. A future American society where books are outlawed and...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

    NTL: Frankenstein

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    October 30, 2016

    An Encore Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award...more

    Dial M For Murder

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

    October 14 - October 30, 2016

    Deception, murder, and passion complicate Frederick Knott’s darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed. Motivated by his wife Margot’s large fortune and a previous infidelity, Tony Wendice...more

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