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    Arts Teach Showcase

    Presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Arts Orange County at Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    May 24, 2016

    Teachers and school administrators, PTA members, community partners, nonprofit organizations and others interested in presenting world-class artists at assemblies or teach art workshops at their sites are encouraged to attend our annual Arts Teach Showcase. At this FREE event, more than 60 internationally acclaimed professional artists will be on hand, representing a variety of art forms such as dance, music, ...more


    Legally Blonde - The Musical

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

    May 20 - June 5, 2016

    A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery,...more

    'Til Death Do Us Part - Late Nite Catechism 3

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    June 13 - June 20, 2016

    Written by Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia

    Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed...more

    The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire

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

    June 22, 2016

    A theatrical stage show with hilarious anecdotes, sketches, lots of audience interaction we'll probably regret, a loose story tying it all together and some SURPRISES you'll never see coming. This...more

    Shakespeare Aloud! - Measure for Measure

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

    June 25, 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

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Presented by Maverick Theater at Maverick Theater, Fullerton

    May 20 - June 25, 2016

    A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men. A play that seems truer to Stevenson original story but hipper, sexier and more intense....more

    Buyer & Cellar

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    June 1 - June 26, 2016

    DIRECTED BY LARRY RABEN
    WRITTEN BY JONATHAN TOLINS
    INSPIRED BY “Barbara Streisand: My Passion for Design”

    Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement...more

    1776 - The Musical

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

    May 27 - June 26, 2016

    It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare its independence, if only the founding fathers can agree to do it. 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin...more

    Godspell (The Musical)

    Presented by Cabrillo Playhouse at Cabrillo Playhouse, San Clemente

    June 3 - June 26, 2016

    An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus Christ, with the help of a small group of people, dances across the stage. Telling different...more

    Summer Solstice Festival

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

    June 26, 2016

    Celebrate summer with an afternoon filled with live music, food booths provided by the Rotary Club of Fullerton’s Young Professionals Club (RYPEN), craft beer and plenty of activities. Enjoy an...more

    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,...more

    Hamlet

    Presented by American Coast Theater Company and Vanguard University at Lyceum Theater, The, Costa Mesa

    June 10 - July 3, 2016

    On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, American Coast Theater is proud to commemorate the great bard by presenting two unique plays in repertory that explore life and death, fate versus...more

    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    Presented by American Coast Theater Company and Vanguard University at Lyceum Theater, The, Costa Mesa

    June 3 - July 3, 2016

    On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, American Coast Theater is proud to commemorate the great bard by presenting two unique plays in repertory that explore life and death, fate versus...more

    Barbara Morrison

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

    July 7, 2016

    Barbara Morrison’s melodic voice and three-and-a-half-octave range is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful, and highly spirited interpretations of familiar jazz and blues classics...more

    Bye Bye Birdie

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

    June 16 - July 10, 2016

    See BYE BYE BIRDIE, the Broadway smash-hit musical, like you’ve never seen it before! The show is set in the late 50’s when rock-and-roll star, Conrad Birdie is drafted into the U.S....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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    A Chorus Line

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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Holiday Festival

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

    December 18, 2016

    The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive...more

    The Holiday GEM 2016

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

    November 25 - December 18, 2016

    Ring in the holidays at The GEM Theatre with a “fun for the whole family” holiday review! Backed by live musicians, stunning costumes and a whimsical set; Santa Claus, his tap dancing elves...more

       

       

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