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    The Tempest

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Segerstrom Stage

    August 29 - September 28, 2014

    A hit both in Las Vegas and the East Coast, The Tempest is a coming together of a creative dream team. This is more than just a play, it's an event to behold!

     

    Transformed onstage into a travelling tent show, this is The Tempest unlike anything you—or the Bard—ever envisioned!  As the wizard Prospero plots revenge on the enemies who banished him, the exuberant epic takes ...more


    Quilters, A Musical

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse

    September 12 - October 5, 2014

    A musical featuring music and monologue vignettes portraying the life of pioneer women.


    The Beat Goes On

    Presented by Vanguard University at The Lyceum Theater

    September 19 - October 5, 2014

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

    Created and Directed by Vanda Eggington

    The creator of Boomers and Love Makes the World Go ’Round is at it...more

    Hot Mikado

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

    October 2 - October 11, 2014

     In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, jazz, blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and...more

    Fallen Angels

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center

    September 12 - October 12, 2014

    A Comedy by Noel Coward

    Presenting Coward at his best, gay, debonair, sophisticated – in the style that won him the reputation as the most successful purveyor of...more

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Presented by Musical Theatre Village at Musical Theatre Village

    September 19 - October 12, 2014

    Musical Theatre Village is proud to present Jesus Christ Superstar, opening on Friday, September 19th and running through Sunday, October 12th, 2014. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics...more

    Theatergroep Kwatta: Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Manxmouse is the strangest little mouse you’ll ever see. With bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears and a distinct lack of tail, Manxmouse doesn’t mind being different. He knows that...more

    Maple & Vine

    Presented by The Chance Theater at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

    September 19 - October 19, 2014

    Katha and her husband Ryu (a young Asian doctor) have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they forsake cell phones...more

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Presented by Golden West College at Golden West College Theater

    October 10 - October 19, 2014

    Oscar Wilde’s gothic tale of a young man seeking eternal youth is as vital as ever in this gritty, provocative, and stylish adaptation by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Transplanting Wilde’s...more

    Michael McCarty: Family Scary Stories

    Presented by The Muckenthaler Cultural Center at Muckenthaler Cultural Center

    October 23, 2014

    Michael is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American, and Internatioanl folk tales, historical tales, stories of science, spiritual stories as well as stories of the brilliant and...more

    Venus in Fur

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Julianne Argyros Stage

    October 5 - October 26, 2014

    A play by David Ives. Directed by Casey Stangl

    Auditions are over for the day, and Thomas still hasn’t found the perfect actress for his adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel....more

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Presented by Saddleback College

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features an eclectic group of six tweens vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.


    Icaro

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    A cirque performance by accomplished actor and director Daniele Finzi Pasca. In this magical tale about man’s engrained desire to escape, Icaro is a clown who struggles against...more

    HB APA Actors Turn Puppeteers for Avenue Q!

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

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Addressing humorous adult issues, this musical is similar to a beloved children's show; a place...more

    Casa Drama: The Casa Caper - Mystery Dinner Theater

    Presented by Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

    October 30, 2014

    On October 30, 2014, The Casa Caper will visit the Casa in this interactive, whodunnit murder-mystery dinner theater. Tickets for The Casa Caper performance and dinner are $65. This is a perfect...more

    NTLive - Frankenstein

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    October 31, 2014

    Broadcast from London in high definition.

    An encore broadcast of the award-winning production of Frankenstein

    Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National...more

    Dracula

    Presented by Westminster Community Theatre at Westminster Community Theatre

    October 17 - November 1, 2014

    Just in time for the spooky season, the deathless Dracula once again stalks the stage. Lucy Seward has fallen sick to a mysterious illness and Professor Van Helsing suspects a vampire might be...more

    Year of Magical Thinking

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Moulton Theater, Laguna Playhouse

    October 8 - November 2, 2014

    Based on Joan Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir, this play tells the remarkable story of loss, journey, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. This play is a tribute to an...more

    Visible Fictions: The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean fighting machines on behalf of...more

    NTLive - Skylight

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    November 13, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) are featured in the production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by...more

    Zealot

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at South Coast Repertory - Segerstrom Stage

    October 17 - November 16, 2014

    A world premiere play by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Marc Masterson. The location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The story: The British consul pours tea for the American undersecretary of state, avoiding...more

    Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

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

    November 13 - November 16, 2014

    All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. Such players, Rosalind and Orlando flee to the forest after threat of death, and thus ensues a series of love triangles....more

    Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' by HB APA

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

    November 13 - November 16, 2014

     All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. Such players, Rosalind and Orlando flee to the forest after threat of death, and thus ensues a series of love triangles....more

    ROMEO & JULIET by William Shakespeare

    Presented by Golden West College at Golden West College Theater

    November 14 - November 23, 2014

    Chance. Time. Fate. Passion. Life. Love. In a contemporary and excitingly unconventional interpretation, the perfect poetry of William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" reveals the...more

    PIPPIN

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

    November 11 - November 23, 2014

    PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago … the show The New York Times declared “Astonishing. A Pippin for the 21st Century.” It...more

    Boom starring Rick Miller

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    U.S. Premiere Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller Barclay audiences will remember Rick Miller from his worldwide hit MacHomer. With BOOM, Miller returns to the Barclay in an explosive...more

    Anna in the Tropics

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center

    November 13 - December 14, 2014

    A Lyrical Drama by Nilo Cruz

    A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and...more

    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Presented by Saddleback College

    December 5 - December 14, 2014

    The whole family will enjoy this just released musical based on the beloved annual television special including the classic song "Christmas Time is Here" and the music of Vince...more

    A Celtic Holiday with Craic in the Stone

    Presented by The Chance Theater at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

    December 9 - December 23, 2014

    A limited engagement – only 8 performances

    Rediscover rich Celtic musical traditions throughout the night with a holiday concert of rousing pub songs, ethereal melodies, and familiar...more

    Striking 12

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Moulton Theater, Laguna Playhouse

    December 3 - December 28, 2014

    Ring in the Holiday Season with STRIKING 12. This Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Choice concert-with-a-story is quickly becoming a holiday classic. Combining pop-rock, musical...more

    She Loves Me

    Presented by The Chance Theater at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

    November 28 - December 28, 2014

    Georg and Amalia escape the stress of the parfumerie (and each other’s company) through passionate letters full of longing to anonymous pen pals – never guessing that they are writing...more

    NTLive: JOHN

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    January 8, 2015

    Broadcast from London in HD

    Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre brings its powerful new production to the National Theatre.

    DV8 Physical Theatre has...more

    NTLive: Of Mice and Men

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    January 15, 2015

    Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice and Men,...more

    An Evening of Comedy & Magic: A Periwinkle Production

    Presented by Saddleback College

    January 17, 2015

    Experience an amazing evening of mind-boggling mysteries with an international cast of multi-award-winning master magicians and variety artists. It's the perfect show for the entire family!...more

    NTLive: Treasure Island

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County at Irvine Barclay Theatre

    February 15 - February 16, 2015

    Treasure Island is Broadcast from London in HD

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by...more

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center

    January 23 - February 22, 2015

    A Mystery/Thriller by Agatha Christie

    Only Dame Agatha Christie, best-selling mystery writer of all time, writer of crime novels, short stories and plays, could have...more

    Later Life

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center

    March 20 - April 19, 2015

    A Drama/Comedy by A. R. Gurney

    Two people, at a party one night overlooking the Boston Harbor, rediscover each other and have the opportunity to rekindle a romance from...more

    Li'l Abner

    Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center at Newport Theatre Arts Center

    May 29 - June 28, 2015

    Music by Gene DePaul, lyrics by Johnny Mercer, book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
    Based on the famous Al Capp comic strip, Li’l Abner is a spoof on both...more

       

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