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    Gypsy

    Presented by Theatre Out at Theatre Out, Santa Ana

    May 27 - July 2, 2016

    Here she is boys! Here she is world!
    The original show girl, who put the tease in striptease...Miss Gypsy Rose Lee

    Continuing our celebration of the works of Stephen Sondheim, Theatre Out is proud to present his second Broadway outing, GYPSY! Featuring classic broadway songs “Let Me entertain you”, “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Together”! 

    5 Broadway ...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 by the Sea's Othello

    Presented by Saddleback College at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo

    July 16, 2016

    The City of Mission Viejo presents
    Shakespeare by the Sea production of

    Othello
    Directed by Stephanie Coltrin

    An emotionally gripping thriller, where gossip turns...more

    The Twilight Zone

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    June 17 - July 17, 2016

    Adapted and Directed by Darri Kristin & David Campos

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space, as timeless as infinity. It is the...more

    Opera A La Carte presents Hail Poetry! The Magic and Madness of Gilbert & Sullivan

    Presented by Opera A La Carte at Soka Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo

    July 8 - July 17, 2016

    Opera A La Carte, Southern California’s leading professional Gilbert and Sullivan production company since 1970, presents the world premiere of Hail Poetry! The Magic and Madness of...more

    An Absolute Turkey

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    June 10 - July 17, 2016

    Written by Georges Feydeau
    Directed by Shawn Brewer

    Stuffed with lies, lust and laughs!

    Flamboyant courtships aren’t just for the birds in this chaotic French farce. A...more

    C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

    Presented by Fellowship for the Performing Arts at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    July 14 - July 17, 2016

    Orange County debut

    Max McLean takes audiences on a fascinating theatrical adventure as C.S. Lewis, tracing his journey from atheism to belief in C.S. Lewis Onstage: The...more

    The Music Man

    Presented by Mysterium at La Habra Depot Theatre, La Habra

    June 16 - July 17, 2016

    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson / Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

    For Harold Hill, theres a sucker born every minute. Sooner or later, this smooth-talking...more

    Disney's The Little Mermaid

    Presented by Mysterium at La Habra Depot Theatre, La Habra

    July 9 - July 17, 2016

    Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by...more

    Shakespeare by the Sea's Cymbeline

    Presented by Saddleback College at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo

    July 17, 2016

    Directed by Cylan Brown

    An action-adventure-fairy-tale-romance! Shakespeare tells an epic romantic tale filled with magical potions, dastardly villains, ghosts, gods, and lost...more

    Hail Poetry! The Magic and Madness of Gilbert and Sullivan

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

    July 8 - July 17, 2016

    Opera A La Carte presents
    Hail Poetry! The Magic and Madness of Gilbert and Sullivan

    Friday July 8, 2016 – 8 pm (preview)
    Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 7 pm (opening...more

    OCC Drama Production of "The Hobbit"

    Presented by Orange Coast College at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa

    July 15 - July 22, 2016

    OCC Drama Production of "The Hobbit". Adapted and Directed by David Scaglione.

    Location: Drama Lab Theatre


    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

    B'WAY@15: Musicals of the New Millennium

    Presented by MenAlive! at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    July 22 - July 23, 2016

    It’s back to The Great White Way for our Special 15th Anniversary Concert! 

    We’ll showcase the best of Broadway’s past 15 years, with toe-tapping, clap-along, sing-along...more

    Fullerton College Theatre Arts Dept. Director's Festival

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

    July 14 - July 23, 2016

    Artistic Director Tim Espinosa and Managing Director Mela Hoyt-Heydon

    Director’s Festival is a multi-genre celebration of student and faculty directed short plays and performance...more

    Hamlet

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

    June 23 - July 23, 2016

    Shakespeare’s most famous play comes to SOC’s stage, marking the return of SOC favorites David Denman (Thirteen Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Office, The Replacements,...more

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Presented by Saddleback College

    July 22 - July 23, 2016

    Directed by Scott Farthing, musically directed by Lex Leigh, choreography by Deidre Cavazzi.

    A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. Saddleback College, Upper...more

    NTL: One Man, Two Guvnors

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    July 24, 2016

    An Encore Broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London

    Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One...more

    Shakespeare’s Fool

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival

    July 25, 2016

    There are many songs in the plays of William Shakespeare – the lyrics have survived, but the melodies are lost to time. Jason Feddy has written fresh, modern tunes for 10 of The Bard’s...more

    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...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

    Jeff Dunham Headlines the Pacific Amphitheatre

    Presented by Personal Publicity at Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa

    July 28, 2016

    On Thursday, July 28th Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and heading to the...more

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Presented by Rose Center Theater at Rose Center Theater, Westminster

    July 10 - July 31, 2016

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Weber tells the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Weber and Rice’s...more

    MTOC proudly presents Disney's Beauty & the Beast

    Presented by Musical Theatre Orange County

    July 22 - July 31, 2016

    MTOC proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Disney's Beauty andd the Beast is known for its iconic moments, first realized in the animated version that we all love and...more

    A Chorus Line

    Presented by Chance Theater

    July 1 - July 31, 2016

    In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for—with...more

    The Sound of Music

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

    July 19 - July 31, 2016

    The Hills Are Alive in this brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award®-winning Director Jack O’Brien. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of...more

    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...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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