Luis Valdez, the legendary creator of Zoot Suit and "hero of the Latino theatre" (The New York Times), returns to the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. this fall with a sweeping new epic that examines the difficult divide between America's ideals and its actions. The Yamaguchis and the Montaños are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression on the farmland they share. But as their oldest children fall in love -- secretly -- the attack on Pearl Harbor throws these two families, one from Mexico and one from Japan, into uncertainty and turmoil. When the Yamaguchis are interned along with thousands of other Japanese-Americans, allegiances are tested, heroes are made, and the two young lovers must find a way to stay loyal to each other and their country.
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous.
With its incoherent plot, jaw-droppingly odd dialogue, inept acting, threadbare production design, and special effects so shoddy that they border on the surreal, Plan 9 From Outer Space has often been called the worst movie ever made. But it's an oddly endearing disaster; boasting genuine enthusiasm and undeniable charm, it is the work of people who loved movies and loved making them, even if they displayed little visible talent.
Corpus Christi - Blasphemy! Sacrilege! Heresy! Terrence McNally’s passion play recounts the birth, death, and resurrection of a young gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas, scandalizing communities near and far when it first premiered in 1998. Experience the powerful story of Joshua who, different from other boys because of his homosexuality, grows up in isolation and torment. Fleeing his home, he gathers a group of disciples who are drawn to his radical message of love and tolerance. Despite his message of equality, he will suffer the same fate as Jesus who also sought to change a wayward community—its arrogance, its ignorance, and its complacency.
This ingenious comedy was the Winner of the 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of an Off-Broadway or Broadway Play. Civilization has collapsed. A group of survivors surround a campfire and reminisce about the plot of The Simpsons television episode, “Cape Feare.” Seven years later, The Simpsons and other snippets of commercials, jingles, pop songs, and sitcoms have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society striving to hold on to its past.
The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans.
"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" - Entertainment Weekly
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
In this interactive workshop led by our Garden Director, participants create a living wreath using succulents grown in the Casa gardens. These handmade wreaths are perfect for the holidays and last all year long with easy care.
Casa Wellness Wednesdays are made possible with the support of Maggie and Eddie Chang.
On the surface, King Lil G is a rebel. He's been involved in gangs, he's been arrested and served time, he fathered a child before adulthood, he dropped out of school and, to match his record, his body is covered in tattoos. But beyond his troubled past and rough exterior, G is a true artist with a message of HOPE.
Legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio bring their timeless music to fans across the USA with a national tour that marks the group’s 60th anniversary. Keeping it in the family, Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, perform many of the trio’s best-loved songs.
With well over 500 songs to his credit, Paul Anka has cemented his place as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation. Mr. Anka’s countless classics include “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Diana,”“ My Way” and the famous theme from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
Winter Fantasy features 175 artists and makers, three stages of live music and entertainment, thousands of lights and decorations, glassblowing and art demos, hands-on pottery wheel and art classes, falling snow and holiday photo-ops with Santa, outdoor eateries and cafes, festive saloon offerings, and so much more! Experience Sawdust’s magical 3-acre art village during the holiday season, transformed into a picture perfect winter wonderland in the heart of Laguna Beach for five weekends only.
You're invited to witness Santa's official arrival in Surf City USA! Straight from the North Pole, Santa and two of his elves will appear in the sky and land on the beach in front of Pacific City! Special surprises are in store as Santa is escorted from his landing spot on the beach to Pacific City. The hall-decking happiness will commence with photo ops with Santa and your little ones as Pacific City celebrates the start of the holiday season. Expect holiday songs, Santa hats and candy canes while supplies last and so much more!
Pharrell Williams is a multi-platinum recording artist, 11-time Grammy award recipient and a two-time Academy Award nominee. A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet is the second book authored by the multi-platinum recording artist Pharrell Williams. This definitive volume documents the artistic evolution of one of the biggest superstars of American popular culture.
The Dana Point Turkey Trot will be held from 6 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. Registered participants can walk, jog, or run a 5K or 10K through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join their children during the Gobble Wobble race without prior registration. All participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and will be awarded a medal after crossing the finish line. Online registration closes November 19.
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 George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
For all their achievements in a career spanning two decades and counting, perhaps the greatest feat accomplished by heavy metal greats Machine Head was successfully making a name for themselves in the thick of the alternative rock revolution, which dominated the mid-1990s and killed off countless numbers of their peers
Jane Austen’s enduring love story is brought to life as a romantic-comedy musical. The story revolves around Emma, a well-meaning, but disaster-prone matchmaker, who ignores her own romantic feelings while setting out to find a suitor for her friend Harriet. Her efforts go awry, of course, leading to comic complications. We invite you to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters, featuring an intelligent and buoyant score from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre).
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charles M. Schulz’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning story has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television more than 50 years ago.
Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Santa Claus kidnapped by Martians! Will the children on Earth have no toys on Christmas day? Only Hollywood could cook up such an absurd story and only the Maverick Theater would want to adapt it to the stage. This holiday season join Santa on a madcap adventure in outer space! The show is performed with a light hearted “Saturday Night Live” style that is suitable for children and even cranky adults.
The feel-good music of the season! Based on The Carpenters beloved holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, A Carpenters Christmas features “Merry Christmas, Darling,” the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and all the hits. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are keeping The Carpenters holiday traditions alive, bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs together in a warm-hearted concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.
Elvis Costello began perfomring in 1969 and since has been regarded as one the most influential artists in music. He started his new band "the Imposters" and released their hit album "The Delivery Boy" in 2004. Most recently, Elvis Costello and The Imposters released his album this year called "Look Now".
Redwood Tango Ensemble is a contemporary tango sextet from Oakland, California. Led by composer and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski, the ensemble has developed a signature style and sound within the world of tango composition, writing honest and imaginative music that bends conventional notions of genre and musical identity.
The celebration begins with a journey into the magical world of Christmas Fantasy Land, where you'll discover that anything is possible as long as you believe. Featuring well known standards and contemporary holiday classics that are sure to fill you with the spirit of the season. Enjoy favorites such as Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside and Sleigh Ride as you've never heard them before.
‘Tis the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad.
The Dare to Dream Christmas Extravaganza will provide our community’s children living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and their families with holiday cheer in the form of singing, storytelling, gift giving, and winter comfort foods. Honoring Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte and his mother Dyna for their contributions to the CP community. Special guest appearances from Santa Clause, Bob Baker and the Marionettes.
It is Christmas Eve and Princess Aubrianna is awaiting her wedding the next day – to a man she’s never met! An arranged marriage between two warring countries has kept the peace for 20 years. Now, both the Prince and Princess are 20 years old and it is time to seal the pact. However, Aubrianna wants to have one last night of freedom and sneaks out of the castle disguised as a peasant. She meets a handsome young man that challenges her as well as charms her. What will she do on her wedding day? Will she choose duty or love?
3 concerts to choose from! The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album "The Black Market Trust," a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series "Happy Endings" and the Hulu original program "Casual."
SB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey. They have captured the lush, signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class Los Angeles musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you Believin'!
Join us on Del Mar street for Puttin' On the Glitz at Santa's Village By The Sea as we kick off the holiday season with Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine Garden, Children’s Crafts, Mini Train Rides, Cinderella’s Carriage, Vendors, Food Trucks & Stores Open Late for Shopping. Free shuttle from 2-10 pm between San Clemente High School and Del Mar street.
SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Mission. Join us for Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. featuring the first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church along with a Candlelight Procession and the Reading of the First Christmas. Christmas at the Mission tickets on sale online only beginning November 1. After Christmas at the Mission, join us from December 2 through January 6 for a new tradition, "Capistrano Lights, " featuring a nightly "Tree Lighting" at 5:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting our website at www.missionsjc.com/christmas
Orange County Movember Network presents OCMOFEST featuring the 6th Annual Dubs Was Here Beard & Moustache competition. Live Music after the competition with special guest and raffle prizes and drinks specials! $10 at donation at the door. First 200 people will receive a gift bag with all kinds of goodies!
Please join us for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. The Shops at Mission Viejo will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.
This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit!
A Festive Tree Lighting with Performances by Capistrano Unified Schools. Join us as we celebrate the season and support our schools at Monarch Beach Resort. Enjoy a variety of musical performances by our students, cocoa and cookies, visits with Santa Claus and the official lighting of the holiday tree, hosted by KOST radio’s lively Ellen K.
All ticket proceeds will benefit Capistrano Unified School District.
Dweezil Zappa was born on September 5, 1969 in Los Angeles the son of Frank and Gail Zappa. It was inevitable that from the moment of his birth his life would be filled wall-to wall with music (his father having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate). Dweezil’s early years were spent largely away from the spotlight—something of a rarity for the child of a celebrity, but perfect for cultivating a close relationship with his family.
This modern version of the classic fairytale, Lythgoe Family Panto’s Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose brings all the magic of the traditional British family Holiday Panto to American audiences. In this interactive experience, the audience is encouraged to CHEER for Belle, BOO for Gus and sing along with popular songs such as the BeeGees’ “Staying Alive,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” and Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”
“Zipsters! Round up the kids, grandparents, friends, enemies, acquaintances and maybe even your family; this year we’ll be spreading our holiday cheer on the west coast!” band leader Jimbo Mathus remarked. “We’ll be playing selections from our old Christmas Caravan album, holiday hits and of course the finest new and old Squirrel Nut Zippers music for you all.”
Featuring all the favorites, including the sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers, The Nutcracker returns to Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens this holiday season, performed by Orange County Ballet Theater. This fully staged production of the beloved holiday classic features choreography specifically designed for the intimate Main Salon of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson's historic home
What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. Lang’s distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became one element in a sea of passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.
Join us as all 250 Young Americans cast members come together to turn La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland and bring holiday cheer to theatre-goers of all ages.
The Magic of Christmas features state of the art 45-foot LED walls, over 6,000 costumes and 30 festive scene changes. Creatively produced and choreographed, these ‘fun for the whole family’ musical numbers range from hip-hopping penguins, dancing Santas, and The Nutcracker Suite, to Toyland, The Polar Express and Christmas choral music including Handel’s Messiah.
The 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 and feature the theme “A Western Wonderland.” On each evening of the parade, OC Parks will host free family activities throughout Dana Point Harbor including games, crafts, live entertainment and selfies with Santa, all with a western twist. Festivities begin each day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ring in the holiday season with the best block party of the year. The first Friday each December the City of Laguna Beach and the Chamber of Commerce jointly sponsor Hospitality Night. Sing carols, mingle with neighbors, and watch Santa light the tree.
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
The theme for the 2018 parade is 'Snow Much Fun'.
The parade includes beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes,
world-class athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands,
and some of the biggest attractions in the nation!
Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.
Broadway's Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley return to the Laguna Playhouse for two nights of the most outrageous holiday show of the season. This undie-rock, comedy pop, award-winning duo perform stripped down, mashed up versions of holiday favorites and more. Expect to see ukulele, electric cello and an array of zany instruments. Special guest stars to be announced.
Ring in the Christmas season with beloved carols and musical masterpieces performed by Vanguard University's nationally-known, vocal and instrumental ensembles in the elegance and acoustical perfection of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Proceeds support Vanguard University music students, scholarships and other educational resources.
Little Steven has done it all. From singing to acting in the Sopranos, he has a ton of experiecne under his belt. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Steven is coming to rock our house. Supporting details to be announced.
After you see the world premiere of Once Upon a Christmas Time, come back to get a second dose of Christmas spirit with ACTC’s brand new variety style cabaret. With a different program each year, it is sure to invite, delight, and excite. This song and dance show will highlight sacred and popular Christmas folk tunes with six of the most talented professionals in Orange County!
Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Family friendly and great for all ages, whether you're 4 or 104 years old!
Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. In just over 40 years Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world.
Each year the beloved holiday tradition lights up the harbor and draws holiday enthusiasts from across the region. Residents and visitors can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including the new 10.5-acre Marina Park, which offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route.
Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area with separate areas for toddlers and kids with fresh snow blown in daily, ice skating on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink under the stars in the middle of Winter Fest OC, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters, fireworks and snow flurries, plus a not to be missed experience with Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve, an all new Alpine Village with a new light maze and new wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.
The all new Festival of Lights with more than 2 million lights, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with spectacular fireworks and snowfall and ice skating under the stars on SoCal's largest outdoor ice rink. Winter Fest OC is also packed with over 30 carnival rides, attractions and games, a petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train through the Festival of Lights, interactive model trains, craft-making activities and plenty of Instagram-worthy picture opportunities. Make sure you also don't miss ringing in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks spectacular and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6:00 pm and midnight.
This most beloved holiday classic comes to vibrant life in the acclaimed production from Santa Barbara’s State Street Ballet! The majestic sounds of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score are matched by sumptuous sets & costumes. Join young Clara on a magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince, as she travels through the beautiful Land of the Snowflakes to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets. Humor, virtuosic dancing, and breathtaking choreography create a richly beautiful performance to delight audiences of all ages!
VIP Package: For a truly special holiday experience, enjoy curbside valet parking, the best center seats, special “Nutcracker” souvenir holiday gifts, free sweets & beverages, and a private backstage “meet-and-greet” with the stars after the show!
Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, "The Heart," officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist. It's been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He's raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he's still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.
Recording artist, actor, philanthropist, restaurateur…just a few of the befitting titles for Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, who first gained worldwide acclaim more than 10 years ago with his debut album, Back for the First Time (2000). Ever since, his unrivaled lyrical prowess, dynamic performances and timeless hits including “Stand Up,” “Get Back,”, “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker,” and “My Chick Bad,” have solidified him as one of music’s best entertainers and led to the sale of more than 20 million albums domestically.
Those equal-opportunity offenders are back at it, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. In other words: Classic Culture Clash!
The City of Fullerton will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of the annual “First Night Fullerton” on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular family-oriented, alcohol-free event will take place in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. The event is free to the public and has an estimated attendance of over 15,000 guests every year.
Ring in the New Year at San Juan Hills. Doors open at 8:00, band plays 9:30 to 12:30. Enjoy complimentary tapas, appetizer stations, midnight munchies and west coast champagne toast. Take home a souvenir photo (or two) from our New Year's themed photo experience. Don't miss this chance to dance into the New Year with style... FAMILY STYLE!!
The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history - which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel - a musical “shoot out of the hits” if you will – featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash.
Sparks fly in Alfred Uhry’s groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the decades-long relationship between a strong-willed, well-to-do Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, in the Jim Crow south. Set against a backdrop of changing world events between the late 1940s and early ‘70s, what begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Starring 4-time Emmy award winner The Walton’s Michael Learned and Lance Nichols
Engaging, tuneful, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical shows us the likes of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as we’ve never seen them before --- with humor and humanity. Irreverent and topical, 1776 is the musical that celebrates what truly made America great… in the first place.
ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue and the variety that comes from seeing 7 short plays and a wonderful extra in Reader's Theatre! As the audience you only see the top seven and nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different directors ... 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.
The 9th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks. Admission is $45 for general admission (1pm to 4pm) and $55 for Early Admission (noon to 4pm). Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour.
Kay Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with enormous wealth, beauty and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a remarkable and audacious conspiracy is uncovered. Written by Agatha Christie
Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and them with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless.
The play’s brilliance lies in its simplicity and economy. The metaphor of a common card game played by two people raises universal issues… This will become one of the great classics of the American theater. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1978 and four Tony Nominations.
In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th-century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes—and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball”
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.
Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Susan, a blind woman, lives with her husband Sam in a basement apartment in Greenwich Village. While away on business, Sam unknowingly smuggles a peculiar doll into the States. But when the doll goes missing, a woman is murdered and a mystery begins to unravel that leaves Susan tangled up with a ruthless con man. A battle of wits ensues and light becomes dark as the tables are turned in a deadly game of cat and mouse , all leading to a gripping finish.
A Valentine’s Day “date night” special! This hit comedy is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. A delicious evening of entertainment!
It’s the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence ... if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! Follow John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score blazes to vivid life one of the seminal events in American history.
Pirates of Penzance follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General.
In this madcap comedy, this hilarious play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother.
Rosalind Franklin was a British pioneer in science in the early 1950s, yet her groundbreaking role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure is still often overlooked. Based on a true story, Photograph 51 presents an intriguing portrait of a complex, courageous woman making her way in a male-dominated field. While rival teams of researchers compete for a breakthrough, Rosalind, focused and unbending, is locked in a race of her own. A hit in the West End, it was proclaimed “A triumph” by The Telegraph.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
It’s a frosty May morning, the cherry trees are in bloom and a destitute Russian aristocrat returns to her decaying ancestral home with her daughter, still grief-stricken by the premature death of her son five years earlier. The family’s financial crisis forces them to sell their estate at public auction to pay off their debts and as the woodmen’s axes crash into the falling trees to make way for a housing development, the family must decide on their prospects for happiness and how to rebuild their lives and fortunes.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood.
In 1925, a heedless Kentucky spelunker, Floyd Collins, got trapped underground while searching for a cave big enough to turn into a tourist attraction. The rescue effort gained national attention with reporters being sent from all over to cover the story, becoming the first media circus, everyone looking to cash in on Floyd’s misfortune.
In a bustling London train station free-spirited American Georgie unexpectedly plants a kiss on the neck of mid-70s British butcher Alex as he sits on a bench at St Pancras Station. And when she turns up in his shop a few days later, she sets the suspicious man’s world reeling. As Alex is drawn into Georgie’s anarchic world, his conventional life becomes chaotic, uncertain, and undeniably richer. Peeling away the many layers of everyday relationships with subtle humor and quiet poeticism, Heisenberg brings to poignant theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
Woody Allen's - Play it Again Sam revolves around neurotic and depressed Allan Felix, a film critic and recent divorcee navigating the world of dating once again. In a series of hilariously failed dates, Felix relies on relationship advice from his friends and ghostly apparitions of his idol, Humphrey Bogart. The result is a charming, witty comedy that is sure to entertain.
In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard—especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.
Classic Albums Live has earned their reputation of performing rock’s most influential albums live on stage note for note, cut for cut. Featuring a roster of world-class musicians, they will perform Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1979 critically acclaimed album Damn the Torpedoes in its entirety, followed by a set of greatest hits.
With such classic songs as “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “Refugee,” the album was a breakthrough success, cementing the band’s well-deserved place in rock & roll history.
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer, Phileas Fogg, and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as the they traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
This timely, political comedy centers on an Athenian housewife who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. Her plan is hard-hitting and radical: all women must refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to peace in Greece. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?
What begins as a love story about two Cleveland cops—an African-American woman who falls for her white male partner—changes when he shoots a young black man in the line of duty. Amina loves Ryan. But can she trust her heart when the truth about the shooting, and her man, becomes more and more slippery? A relationship gets shaken to the core in this riveting drama by an up-and-coming playwright.
Most people see Judge Egan's Harmony House home in San Juan and don't realize how much of a hero he was for this town and County. They say that the best parts of history are found between the lines ... and in our melodramas you will find those best parts hidden between jokes, puns, and authentic old-time music.
Westerberg High School is ruled by the ruthless clique of Heather, Heather, and Heather, the sexiest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. Misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and dangerous J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place--six feet under. This Off-Broadway Alliance 2014 Nominee for Best New Musical is a lascivious, laughable and homicidal look at the bliss, anxiety and agony of high school. Are you in or are you out?
Knock-‘em-dead dance routines, hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the Golden Age of movie musicals. What a glorious feeling!
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.
When this rich, compelling drama debuted on Broadway, it became an instant sensation, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. A married French diplomat. A mysterious Chinese opera diva. A passionate 20-year affair. Inspired by true events, this break-out hit by the author of Chinglish and Golden Child proved much more than a steamy tale of seduction. Obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy make for a remarkable tale of espionage and betrayal described as “visionary
It is a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home when Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit, to guests at his sister Veta’s society luncheon. Horrified that the embarrassing family secret is now exposed, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but a mistake is made when Veta is committed rather than Elwood. French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) and real life wife Vanessa Stewart (Laguna Playhouse’s “Keeley” inLouis and Keely, Live at the Sahara) star in Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that has everyone questioning what exactly is real, and who is really crazy?
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
A fictionalized look at the backstage chaos involved in producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age. Inspired by Simon’s own early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, Laughter focuses on the temperamental star, modeled after Sid Caesar, and the writers of the TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s,
Be our guest! Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that continues to amaze and delight with its captivating story of soaring romance, bright humor and thrilling adventure.
Five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken, a one-time missionary order that ran a leper colony on an island south of France, discover that their cook, Sister Julia, accidentally killed the other fifty-two residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo. Upon discovering the disaster, Mother Superior had a vision in which she was told to start a greeting card company to raise funds for the burials. The greeting cards were an enormous success and, thinking there was plenty of money, the Reverend Mother bought a VCR and camcorder for the convent, leaving her with no money to pay for the last four burials. With the deceased nuns on ice in the deep freeze, they decide to stage a variety show to raise the necessary amount.
Benjamin Braddock has just finished college, and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: "what do you want to do with your life?" An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from: her daughter, Elaine.
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.
Starring Annette Bening, Ed Asner, Gary Cole, and Kate Mansi.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, this critically acclaimed play features actors performing real letters by troops and their families in times of war. From love and heartbreak to resilience and humor, this deeply moving experience traverses the full range of emotions. If All the Sky Were Paper includes a live premiere performance of a new original score by composer Peter Boyer.
Driftwood Country Music, Craft Beer & BBQ Festival returns to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for its 3rd annual Veterans Day Weekend celebration. Presented by Go Country 105, this all ages event will feature music from some of today’s top country acts including Chase Rice, Big & Rich, Michael Ray, Kristian Bush (of Sugarland), Carly Pearce, and more, plus tastings from a selection of over 200 craft beers, and top-notch BBQ from some of the region’s best restaurants and food trucks.
Casa Romantica will showcase some of the most significant holdings of The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine in Casa Romantica’s stunning Spanish Revival exhibition space and cultural center by the sea. The Idle Hour captures the beauty of the Southern California landscape as it was painted by the West Coast’s most renowned plein air artists between 1850 and 1930, and includes works by Joseph Kleitsch, Colin Campbell Cooper, Arthur Rider, Franz Bischoff, Granville Redmond, and Laguna Art Museum co-founder Anna Hill.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC - The Idle Hour: The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine curated by Berenika Schmitz. The exhibition, which is on view from November 9, 2018 through March 10, 2019, is a prominent collection of California Impressionist art. Among The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, select works will be hung at Casa Romantica featuring still-lifes, landscapes and human subjects. Some of the exhibition’s highlights include works from Joseph Kleitsche, Colin Campbell, Aurthur Rider, Franz Bischoff and John Rich.
Lea Michele Sarfati is an American actress, singer, songwriter and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Misérables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof and Spring Awakening. Michele is known for playing Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015), for which she received a Satellite Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three consecutive People's Choice Awards.
David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to actually step in for David Bowie... The band members are not only accomplished musicians, but they have nailed the original arrangements down perfectly. Experiencing Space Oddity made for a truly remarkable evening.
Clive is unquestionably one of the very best guitarists on the scene today! Tommy Emmanuel recently came to England to have Clive accompany him on two songs on his upcoming "Duets" CD. Tommy recently stated that Clive's "Red Guitar" CD would be one of his top picks to listen to if stranded on an island.
Victor Frankenstein's relentless quest to fashion the penultimate man out of cadaver parts is brought to vivid life in a thrilling new adaptation.Mary's exploration of what it means to take responsibility for one's actions, in an era of significant political, social, scientific and religious change, is as enthralling today as it was in 1818.What leads someone to dare play the Creator, and what is the cost?Victor’s life is forever changed after he turns in horror from his own 'creature' unwittingly setting it loose upon the world.
He was pure artistry -- constantly creating, seeking, and discovering new ways to be both a source of inspiration and catalyst for new artists. We were fortunate, not only to work with Malcolm and watch his music evolve, but to witness his own personal evolution that included a strong focus on building bridges and opening doors for anyone and everyone he encountered.
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 "Sister's Halloween Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales." In this session we find out the Church's take on all the familiar Halloween tales of Ghosts and Goblins. Full of Sister's signature class participation, you may get hands on experience in how to build a Catholic appropriate Halloween costume.
Costume contests. Pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkin patch. Trick and treats aid stations. Amazing views of the beach and, of course spooks, ghosts and goblins along the course. The course is all on paved trail 10 Mile Distance has Pacers. Run with your pacer to reach your target goal!
Walk through 2.5 acres of the most haunted mansion in Orange County! Casa Creepy Haunted House is south OC's largest family-friendly Halloween attraction, with a 1920s-themed haunted house and gardens. Suitable for most families with children ages 8 and up.
Join Richard Blade to kick off the Halloween weekend with 80's on the Bay: Fright Night. Dance the night away to spook-tacular ‘80s hits, enjoy the fang-tastic food trucks, and don’t forget to check out the spirits at the bar! Guests of all ages are invited to dress to impress for the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win thrilling prizes.
Prepare to enter a realm of electrifying adventures as WCKD Village takes music festival to a whole new level with interactive elements, amazing talent across 4 stages and over-the-top themed areas to give you a Halloween experience like never before! On Saturday, October 27th, from 6 pm to Midnight, six blocks in the East Village will transform into San Diego’s largest Halloween Festival as the WCKD Village comes to life. Grab your crew, transform your look and take a journey into the unknown–where every which way you turn, something WCKD awaits…
This year the Moto Beach Classic will join the Surf City Blitz bringing, for the first time ever, the Indian Motorcycle’s Super Hooligan Championship racing on a dirt flat track built on the sand. To give spectators plenty of viewing, we’re building a sand stadium around the track for seating all next to a massive stage featuring legendary musical talent from OC’s finest. Social Distortion, Offspring, Rancid, Bad Religion, Pennywise and the list keeps going.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING in DANA POINT - Sponsored by: Soroptimist Capistrano Bay
Soroptimist is sponsoring this day to improve the lives of woman and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Don’t Miss This Opportunity!! Get a running start on your Holiday Shopping. Join us at this Arts and Craft Show with many vendors showing unique items for you to purchase. There will be a wide selection of artist’s ware for gifts and/or holiday decorations. In addition, come hungry because there will be a bake sale plus a raffle where you might even win one of the unique items.
Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games! (children ages 12 & under)
The first 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume will receive a free gift!
Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day!
The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)," and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since.
By the creator of the Tony Award-winning Wicked and Pippin, Children of Eden is the big-hearted, inspirational stories of Adam and Eve and Noah and the Ark. This large and moving, foot-stomping musical is two biblical tales telling the human story within the epics we’ve known since childhood.
Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. Please note that a gate entrance fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.
Clothes smell like old breast milk? Yearn to go to the bathroom alone? Does Mary chase a little lamb all around the mulberry bush so the itsy bitsy spider and Humpty Dumpty can row a boat around your head all day and night?! You are not alone! At Mommies Anonymous, we understand. So throw on those sweatpants, toss back another cup of coffee, and join us for our next meeting!
11x GRAMMY-winner and multi-platinum selling artist Bruno Mars has announced the last set of new dates that will be added to the 24K Magic World Tour, starting September 7 in Denver, CO and wrapping with a massive four-night finale October 23-27 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The newly announced dates of the entertainment-packed tour, produced by Live Nation
Laguna Beach Live! presents "Paying Tribute to the Incredible Women of Song", October 23, 2018. Acclaimed vocalist Jane Monheit has just been confirmed as joining the other very talented vocalists Maiya Sykes and Olivia Kuper Harris. Together they will pay homage to legendary females whose voices and music are timeless…from Natalie Cole, to Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, and beyond. Backing up these amazing vocalists will be the Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars, led by renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson