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    Romeo and Juliet

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival at University of California, Irvine

    July 10 - August 29, 2014

    But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

    The fatal enmity of two great houses sets the scene for this classic tragedy of thwarted love and desperate action.

    ...more



    Laguna Ballet's The Nutcracker

    Presented by Saddleback College

    December 18 - August 19, 2014

    The holiday tradition just wouldn’t be complete without joining Clara and her Nutcracker prince to experience the enchanting Nutcracker Ballet presented by the Laguna Ballet in its sixth...more

    Shakespeare in the Park

    Presented by Dana Point Theater Company at Lantern Bay Park

    August 21 - August 22, 2014

    "Lovin' Shakespeare"

    A collection of favorite scenes from some of The Bard’s most be-LOVE-d works.

    Each year families and theatregoers come out to the...more

    Back 2 School Show

    Presented by May Contain Nuts Improv

    August 23, 2014

    That's right kiddos. It's time to head back to school. While all the parents are rejoicing all the children are sad to see their summer end. So turn that frown upside down and laugh away...more

    MotorCity Magic

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Moulton Theater, Laguna Playhouse

    August 13 - August 24, 2014

    MOTORCITY MAGIC features fabulous male harmonies, stunning female vocals and a supremely-talented 7-piece back-up band. This fast-moving production honors the Motown legends that...more

    Music Man

    Presented by Musical Theatre Village at Musical Theatre Village

    July 25 - August 24, 2014

          One of the most popular musicals of the last half century, "The Music Man" will march onto the Musical Theatre Village stage July 25th through August...more

    Twelfth Night

    Presented by New Swan Shakespeare Festival and UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University of California, Irvine

    July 11 - August 30, 2014

    The Bard’s sweeping romantic comedy that intermingles the pang of longing, the emotion of loves lost and found, and the sheer joy of mistaken identity, disguise, and trickery.  Eli...more

    Pygmalion

    Presented by Westminster Community Theatre at Westminster Community Theatre

    August 15 - August 30, 2014

    Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw.  This production is directed by Austin Peay.


    ONCE

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

    August 19 - August 31, 2014

    Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an...more

    Theatrical performance of PROOF

    Presented by Concordia University

    August 29 - September 7, 2014

     What does the future hold? In David Auburn’s Proof, Catherine struggles with the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Has she inherited her father’s mathematical genius, his eventual...more

    Jewish Women's Theatre & High Holiday Luncheon

    Presented by Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County at Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

    September 11, 2014

    Los Angeles' acclaimed Jewish Women's Theatre is bringing The Art of Forgiveness to entertain, stimulate and inspire us. Perfect for the High Holidays, The Art of Forgiveness is a riveting...more

    Once Upon a Mattress

    Presented by Huntington Beach Playhouse

    August 22 - September 13, 2014

    Musical Director:  Kyle Short

    Choreographer: Shannon Kane

    Music by: Mary Rodgers

    Lyrics by: Marshall

    Book by: Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer

    & Dean...more

    Neil Simon’s "The Dinner Party"

    Presented by Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts

    September 11 - September 14, 2014

    APA’s 2014-2015 Season Opener

     The Academy for the Performing Arts Theatre Department proudly presents Neil Simon’s play, The Dinner Party for...more

    Sleeping Beauty Kids Auditions

    Presented by Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County at Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

    September 21 - September 23, 2014

    E-mail ericas@jccoc.org with any questions or for additional information.  Ages 6-9
    Audition dates: Sunday, September 21 2-5 p.m. AND Tuesday, September 23 4-6 p.m.
    What to expect...more

    Honk! Jr Auditions

    Presented by Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County at Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

    September 28 - October 1, 2014

    E-mail ericas@jccoc.org with any questions or for additional information.   Ages 9-17 Audition dates: Sunday September 28 2-5 p.m. OR Wednesday, October 1 4-6 p.m. (pick one option)...more

    Childsplay: Schoolhouse Rock Live!

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

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    Academic subjects are never boring when presented through megahits such as "Conjunction Junction," "I’m Just a Bill," "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a...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

    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

    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

    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

     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...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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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