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    Dance Conversations: Dancing Communities, Dancing Cities

    Presented by Ektaa Center and Arpana Dance Company at Irvine Civic Center, Irvine

    September 2 - September 3, 2016

    Dance Conversations 2016 - Dancing Communities, Dancing Cities, a festival of Dance and Music from India, is slated for Friday/Saturday, Sept 2/3 2016 at the Irvine City Hall.

    Presented by the Ektaa Center, and the Arpana Dance Company, this unique event promises to be an intellectual and artistic treat for anyone interested in World Cultures and Dance.

    Friday, September 2 ...more


    WTC VIEW

    Presented by Theatre Out at Theatre Out, Santa Ana

    August 26 - September 17, 2016

    A story of grief, guilt, survival and reconciliation, Brian Sloan's WTC VIEW examines the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks through the eyes of a gay man searching for a roommate to live in an...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

    OCC Student Repertory Presents "Theatre Noveau"

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

    September 16 - September 18, 2016

    OCC Student Repertory Theatre Production of "Theatre Noveau". An evening of monologues and short plays. Recomennded for mature audiences.

    In the OCC Drama Studio Theatre


    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

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Opening - Gala Night

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

    October 1, 2016

    An unjustly exiled barber returns home in 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a...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

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Presented by Maverick Theater at Maverick Theater, Fullerton

    August 26 - October 2, 2016

    Conceived by Rebecca Feldman & Additional Material by Jay Reiss
    Music and Lyrics by William Finn & Book by Rachel Sheinkin

    Directed by Rovin Jay

    Musical Direction by...more

    Robin Hood - by Amanda Riisager

    Presented by Mysterium at Mysterium Theatre, Santa Ana

    September 10 - October 2, 2016

    Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green, he is often...more

    Blame it on the Movies!

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

    September 16 - October 2, 2016

    A Musical Revue celebrating the greatest music to come from the silver screen

    Musical Sequences Compiled and Conceived by Ron Abel, Billy Barnes, and David...more

    Paige Turner's Make America Gay Again

    Presented by Theatre Out at Theatre Out, Santa Ana

    October 7 - October 8, 2016

    Do you feel the Bern? Are you ready to build the wall? Are you with her?

    No matter which way you are leaning, the one thing we can all agree on is that Paige Turner's Make America...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

    Anna in the Tropics

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

    September 23 - October 9, 2016

    By Nilo Cruz • Director by Fidel Gomez

    Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Set in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Florida in 1929 where lectors entertain the workers and divert them...more

    Man of La Mancha

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

    September 16 - October 9, 2016

    One of the world’s most popular musicals, Man of La Mancha, the “Impossible Dream” musical, tells the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight, Don Quixote, backed by his faithful...more

    Bodies & Ink: Celebrating National Banned Books Week

    Presented by Saddleback College

    September 30 - October 9, 2016

    Guides will lead audiences through the three story LRC building to encounter ten performance pieces based on works of literature that have been banned. Students and faculty from Dance, Music,...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

    Look Homeward Angel

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

    October 7 - October 15, 2016

    By Ketti Frings, Based on Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward Angel, Directed by Tim Espinosa.

    An authentic American classic, this powerful and vital play captures the sardonic humor...more

    Waiting For Godot

    Presented by Golden West College at Golden West College Theater, Huntington Beach

    October 7 - October 16, 2016

    By Samuel Beckett
    Directed by Tom Amen

    Samuel Beckett’s timeless masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, has been called by many one of the most important and enigmatic plays ever...more

    The Iliad: Menin (Rage)

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

    October 13 - October 16, 2016

    THEM! Drama Series

    Written by Homer with translation by Stephen Mitchell 
    Annie Loui, Director and Choreographer

    This dramatic movement piece is constructed in the...more

    The Addams Family, a New Musical

    Presented by Attic Community Theater at Attic Community Theater, Santa Ana

    October 6 - October 16, 2016

    An Attic Teen Cast Production
    Directed by Kathy Paladino

    THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the...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

    OCC Student Repertory Presents "Tales from the Script"

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

    October 15 - October 23, 2016

    OCC Student Repertory Presents "Tales from the Script". The Repertory turns to the dark side for this festival of spooky scenes and plays. Prepare for a scare.

    Recommended for Mature...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

    Sister's Halloween Catechism

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    October 17 - October 24, 2016

    It is that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another long year of Catechism. You are in store for another hysterical lesson with "Back To School Catechism: The Holy...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

    Italian American Reconciliation

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

    October 7 - October 30, 2016

    By John Patrick Shanley • Directed By Maria Cominis

    This lighthearted romantic comedy by the author of Moonstruck is hailed as “lovely” and “bathed in moonlit madness” by...more

    The Shape of Things

    Presented by Golden West College at Golden West College Theater, Huntington Beach

    October 28 - October 30, 2016

    By Neil Labute
    Directed by Rory Cowan

    Can we forgive transgressions committed in the name of love? Of art? How far is too far? Neil Labute’s provocative play, The Shape of...more

    War of the Worlds

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

    October 30 - October 31, 2016

    Originally broadcast from New York City on the CBS Radio Network in 1938, War of the Worlds, based upon the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien...more

    You Can't Take it With You

    Presented by Saddleback College at McKinney Theatre, Mission Viejo

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy about an eccentric family who allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted...more

    Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    October 8 - November 5, 2016

    Written by Paula Vogel
    Directed by Jill Johnson

    Perception can be deceiving. Thought to be a faithful lover and wife, Vogel tells quite a different story of Desdemona. After...more

    Day of the Dead Festival

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

    November 6, 2016

    We present Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 700 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and...more

    Monique

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    September 30 - November 6, 2016

    Written by Dorothy and Michael Blankfort
    Directed by Rose London

    Monique has been described as a mystery, a suspense and a play with a touch of the supernatural… it is all...more

    Mandy Harvey

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

    November 9 - November 10, 2016

    “From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation,” proclaims LA Times, as the jazz singer effortlessly glides from breathy jazz standards to growling...more

    George Takei

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

    November 12, 2016

    Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a signature wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his...more

    Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny

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

    November 13, 2016

    The hour-long staged adaptation—perfect for ages 3-8—features endearing puppets, stunning scenery, and evocative music of stories that have delighted generations. Goodnight Moon...more

    Destiny of Desire

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    October 14 - November 13, 2016

    by Karen Zacarías
    directed by José Luis Valenzuela
    West Coast Premiere

    On a stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born—one to poverty, one to...more

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