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    4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Toy Drive

    Presented by Buena Park Recreation, Parks, and Community Services

    December 6, 2016

    SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

    Get into the holiday spirit with the City of Buena Park at our 4th Annual Christmas Tree lighting and Toy Drive! Hundreds attend this free event each year to enjoy the sights and sounds of holiday cheer in the company of friends, family, and community.

    The festivities kick off with a special Winter Follies performance produced by Buena Park Civic ...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

    Miracle on 34th Street

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

    November 25 - December 18, 2016

    Macy’s Department Store in New York City needs a replacement Santa and hires Kris Kringle, an old man who has been living in a retirement home. His effect on the customers astonishes his...more

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

    Presented by STAGEStheatre at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

    November 25 - December 18, 2016

    The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic...more

    The Eight - Reindeer Monologues

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

    December 2 - December 18, 2016

    BY Jeff Goode
    DIRECTED BY Alex Bueno

    Return of the UN-Holiday tradition

    We just couldn’t shut them up…. so for the 13th straight year, accusations, rumors and...more

    The Holiday Gem - A Holiday Extravaganza

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

    December 3 - December 18, 2016

    Ring in the holidays with THE HOLIDAY GEM, a “fun for the whole family” holiday extravaganza!  Backed by a live 7-piece band, stunning costumes, and tap dancing elves, enjoy hearing...more

    Disney's The Little Mermaid

    Presented by Rose Center Theater at Rose Center Theater, Westminster

    November 18 - December 18, 2016

    Disney's The Little Mermaid makes a splash in Orange County!

    an RCT musical theater production 

    The human world...it's a mess. So join us this holiday season as...more

    Sister's Christmas Catechism

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    December 12 - December 19, 2016

    It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages -...more

    The Ultimate Nutcracker

    Presented by Maple Youth Ballet

    December 17 - December 19, 2016

    Maple Youth Ballet presents The Ultimate Nutcracker. This holiday crown jewel features award-winning choreography, exquisite dancing, opulent sets and costumes, and dazzling special...more

    Clara's Tutu Tent and The Nutcracker

    Presented by Maple Youth Ballet at Northwood High School Performing Arts Theatre, Irvine

    December 17 - December 19, 2016

    Your Journey to the Ultimate Nutcracker begins with a visit to Clara's Tutu Tent. Great holiday fun for the kids, delectable gourmet eats and an amazing Nutcracker...more

    Little Women – The Broadway Musical

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

    November 25 - December 23, 2016

    MUSIC BY Jason Howland
    LYRICS BY Mindi Dickstein
    BOOK BY Allan Knee
    DIRECTED BY Casey Long
    MUSICAL DIRECTION BY Bill Strongin

    From the...more

    ACTC Christmas Cabaret

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

    December 14 - December 23, 2016

    After you see the world premiere of Open All Night, come back to get a second dose of Christmas spirit with ACTC's old variety style cabaret. It is sure to invite, delight, and excite....more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Festival Ballet Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    December 10 - December 24, 2016

    A cherished holiday classic, perfect for all ages.

    Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of the cherished classic, The Nutcracker

    Festival...more

    A Christmas Carol

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    November 25 - December 24, 2016

    37th Annual Production
    by Charles Dickens
    adapted by Jerry Patch
    directed by John-David Keller

    Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR...more

    Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight

    Presented by Laguna Playhouse at Moulton Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach

    December 7 - December 30, 2016

    Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Joely Fisher star in this interactive musical fairytale featuring the music of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, and more!


    Rent

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

    January 6 - January 8, 2017

    In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT...more

    NTL Screening: No Man's Land

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    January 10, 2017

    Broadcast in HD from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

    Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold...more

    Capitol Steps

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

    January 14, 2017

    The election may be over, but the laughter continues! The Capitol Steps return with brand new and up-to-the-minute political satire song parodies that take aim at the outrageous goings on—from...more

    The Peking Acrobats

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

    January 21, 2017

    A Carpenter Center favorite, the masters of agility and grace return with a mesmerizing performance featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival! Rooted in more than...more

    The Roommate

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    January 3 - January 22, 2017

    by Jen Silverman
    directed by Martin Benson
    West Coast Premiere

    Sharon is sensible. An Iowan. An empty nester. Curious and very, very talkative. For the first time in her life,...more

    ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival

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

    January 20 - January 29, 2017

    ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue!

    Seven 10-minute plays all of them are world premiere plays. The audience votes...more

    Matilda the Musical

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

    January 17 - January 29, 2017

    COSTA MESA, CA – TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Orange County as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts 2016-17 Broadway Series. Produced by the...more

    Moby Dick

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    January 20 - February 19, 2017

    adapted and directed by David Catlin
    based on the novel by Herman Melville
    West Coast Premiere

    The power—and the poetry—of Melville’s colossal novel is transformed into a...more

    Flora & Ulysses

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    February 3 - February 19, 2017

    a play by John Glore
    adapted from the book by Kate DiCamillo
    directed by Casey Stangl
    WORLD PREMIERE

    Holy Bagumba! Ten-year-old Flora loves comic books, so it’s no...more

    A Murder is Announced

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

    January 27 - February 26, 2017

    Promoted on both sides of the Atlantic as Agatha Christie’s 50th book and published in 1950, A Murder is Announced is a staple of crime fiction and is often considered the best of...more

    Claudio Quest

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

    January 27 - February 26, 2017

    A new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved...more

    Three Bandits and a Baby

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

    February 24 - March 5, 2017

    Three successful and happily unmarried villains get a surprise inheritance of a little girl. Forced to do the right thing and take care of the baby the three hopeless and hapless babysitters make...more

    The Little Prince

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

    February 17 - March 5, 2017

    A story that reminds us of all we leave behind to grow up and invites us to see the world again with the fresh eyes of youth. A journey of simple beauty, Saint-Exupery’s tale has a different...more

    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra J.S. Bach: Circle of Creation

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

    March 9, 2017

    J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, stunning projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans—papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and...more

    Mona Golabek: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

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

    March 12, 2017

    Mona Golabek intertwines some of the world’s most beloved piano music in this poignant tribute to her remarkable mother, Lisa Jura, as she shares the true story of how the young Jewish pianist...more

    John Cleese

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

    March 18, 2017

    Comedic master John Cleese — often regarded as the funniest man alive — returns to share hilarious anecdotes about his colorful life and career, which spans more than 50 years! Best known for...more

    Peter Rabbit Tales

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    March 19, 2017

    An imaginative theatrical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. Hop on a whimsical adventure with Peter, his cousin Benjamin, his sister Flopsy and Mr....more

    Orange

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    March 5 - March 26, 2017

    by Aditi Brennan Kapil
    directed by Jessica Kubzansky
    West Coast Premiere

    Leela is different. A teenager from India, she sketches life’s important moments in her...more

    Pink Floyd LaserSpectacular

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

    April 21, 2017

    The cult favorite returns by demand after five sold out appearances! Experience two hours of thrilling visuals choreographed to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd! With vivid...more

    Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway

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

    April 22, 2017

    In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers,...more

    Sleeping Beauty

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    April 23, 2017

    If you think you know all there is to know about Sleeping Beauty, you are in for a wonderful and magical surprise. 

    The classic fairy tale is told anew in David Gonzalez’s...more

    The Siegel

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    March 24 - April 23, 2017

    Ethan Siegel is in love. Tonight he’s going to ask Alice’s parents for permission to marry her. There’s just one hitch. Ethan and Alice broke up two years ago—and she’s in a serious...more

    David Burnham

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

    April 26 - April 27, 2017

    The Broadway star (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) returns with a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range, and a charm that’s undeniably magnetic!


    The Jason Bishop Show

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

    April 29, 2017

    As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop mystifies with stunning and original state-of-the art magic, award-winning sleight of hand, and one-of-a-kind grand illusions delivered with a...more

    Four by Four: A Tribute to The Beach Boys • The Beatles • The Bee Gees • Motown

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

    April 30, 2017

    A stellar cast of four sensational entertainers perform the hits from four of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history! This Vegas style revue is complete with fun costumes, and...more

    How the Other Half Loves

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

    March 31 - April 30, 2017

    How the Other Half Loves
    By Alan Ayckbourn

    Three couples. Two houses. One stage. How the Other Half Loves is a classic farce by the genius of English theatre, Alan...more

    A Doll's House, Part 2

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    April 9 - April 30, 2017

    by Lucas Hnath
    WORLD PREMIERE

    In the final scene of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House, Nora makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children. A door slams....more

    Opera UCI: Our Town - A Three-Act Opera

    Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

    May 12 - May 13, 2017

    Music by Ned Rorem
    Libretto by J.D. McClatchy
    Based on the play by Thornton Wilder
    Kristine Rothfuss Erbst, Stage Director
    Darryl Taylor, Artistic Director
    Stephen...more

    The Monster Builder

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Segerstrom Stage, Costa Mesa

    May 5 - June 4, 2017

    by Amy Freed
    directed by Art Manke

    Rita and Dieter are thrilled to meet Gregor, the world’s most celebrated architect. His buildings rise from the earth like twisted...more

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

    Presented by South Coast Repertory at Julianne Argyros Stage, Costa Mesa

    May 19 - June 4, 2017

    based on the book by Judy Blume
    adapted for the stage by Bruce Mason

    Judy Blume’s enormously popular book hits the stage with hilarity, and sibling rivalry never has been so much...more

    Calendar Girls

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

    June 2 - July 2, 2017


    Winner! What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010

    When Annie’s husband dies, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a local hospital waiting room. They manage...more

       

       

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