Due to popular demand, Tunes in the Trees has been EXTENDED!
Join us every Friday night through October 25th. Help us finish off our concert series on Saturday, October 26th with the Sixty Grit Halloween Party! Doors open at 4pm
Craft Beer. Good Eats. Great Tunes.
Due to popular demand, Tunes in the Trees has been EXTENDED!
Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.
Strangers, a woman and a boy, on a cold, road at night, next to a cemetery, waiting for a bus. The bus is late. The woman sinks into herself, her coat hanging crooked, too thin for this cold night. Things couldn’t be worse. She has some ominous connection with the nearby hospital. She’s unresponsive to the fast-talking teenager who works to engage her with everything from philosophical riffs to brash seduction. Neither knows what this night holds in store. Hamish Linklater’s funny and ultimately spooky debut play explores life, death, and Doritos as these two characters cling to a temporary escape from loneliness.
Life is good in Port Alison, Manitoba—Thursday night hockey, beers in the Peg, nice people. But lately Gordy’s interests lean more toward The Magic Flute and pottery classes. When his pal, Brendan, is gifted two all-expense paid tickets on a cruise, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime—to experience life far from Canada! In this tour de force comedy where five actors play a ship-load of characters, small chances might lead to big changes. But can Gordy step out of his comfort zone?
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 middle ground between light and shadow, science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”. “That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The Twilight Zone.”
In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker is married to the gorgeous Lucy and they have a lovely child, Johanna. The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin, who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy swallowed arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.
Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecters clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill.
This hilarious and completely inappropriate satire features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.
Pumpkins in the Pines is Back for another Festive Fall Season! Read on for further details.
Saturdays & Sundays: October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Fall Flavors | Entertainment | Artisan Fair & Fun!
-Inspired Vibe Events Artisan Fair 10-6pm
-Pumpkin Patch 10-5pm
-Pumpkin Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Face Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Faery Tale Puppet Show *see entertainment schedule
-Saturday Night Costume Skate Party 5-9pm
-Trick or Treating 4-6pm
-Playscape Scavenger Hunt
-Fall Entertainment *schedule Coming Soon!
-Magic Show every Sat & Sun!
We interrupt this post to bring you a special bulletin: Martians have invaded New Jersey!
OK, as far as we know that hasn't happened. But we wanted to issue that faux alert because 75 years ago Orson Welles and his troupe of radio actors interrupted the Columbia Broadcasting System's programming to "report" that our planet had been invaded. Ever since then, it's been accepted as fact that the broadcast scared the dickens out of many Americans. According to Radiolab, about 12 million people were listening when Welles' broadcast came on the air and "about 1 in every 12 ... thought it was true and ... some percentage of that 1 million people ran out of their homes."
Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this powerful musical tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred on the face as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty.
In 1880's London, there are gruesome killings in Whitechapel. The police are baffled. Inspector Lestrade turns to the one man who could help, Sherlock Holmes! Join Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade as they try to find this fiendish killer in one of the most horrific cases of the Great Detective's career. Match your wits with Holmes to find this famous killer.
Join the County of Orange and OC Parks in celebrating Helena Modjeska’s 179th birthday with Modjeska’s Birthday Open House. Enjoy spectacular Shakespearean performances for the first hour at the historic home in Modjeska Canyon. Following the performances, guests will experience an open house tour as OC Parks docents share tales of the past in the various rooms. Guests will also enjoy music and Polish treats, including the famous Modjeskas Candies, a caramel marshmallow that Madame Modjeska approved herself!
At the age of 13, the original female country outlaw Tanya Tucker was the youngest female to grace the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with the message, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Dubbed as the female Elvis, she achieved mainstream chart topping success with 15 number 1 hits including "Delta Dawn," 41 top 10 hits, and 23 top 40 albums
Based upon a true story, the play follows Raja Englanderova and her experience as a young girl living in Terezin during the Holocaust. Of the more than 15,000 children who passed through Terezin, only 141 are known to have survived. But the many drawings, poems, and other works of art that Raja and her friends smuggled out of Terezin have been shared with the world, and through them, these 15,000 children live on.
Sometimes a meal is more than just food. A man shares a bowl of berries and a young woman falls in love. A mother meticulously prepares her son’s favorite dish to keep him from leaving home. And a Korean-American son cooks soup for his ailing father to say what words cannot. The perfect bite transcends time and cultural differences in this poetic tale of love, loss and healing
Legendary actor, dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly brought astonishing grace and athleticism to the big screen – yet we know little about him. Patricia Ward Kelly – his wife and biographer presents an intimate portrait of this dynamic and innovative artist who created some of the most memorable and iconic scenes in film history. This unique one-woman performance combines rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased recordings, personal memorabilia, and insights culled from Kelly’s hours of interviews and conversations with her husband.
It is both rare and special to find such an uplifting and hilarious friendship in Hollywood, but legendary friends and actors, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, have found it. Fonda and Tomlin have been friends for over forty years and have taken their friendship to the next level: starring in their own hit Netflix series, Grace & Frankie.
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.
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On the foggy fall evening of October 30, 1938, America went to war with Mars!! Adapted for radio by Howard Koch and starring Orson Welles, War of the Worlds was presented as a Halloween thriller, or as Welles put it: “The Mercury Theatre’s own radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush and saying ‘boo!!’” The Curtis Theatre presents a staged dramatization of the original on the air broadcast.
We are proud to present the first-ever Boo Ha Ha, a haunted Oktobeerfest, at the OC Fair and Event Center. Attendees are invited to have a devilish time with two nights of boos, brews, live entertainment, and spooky activities galore. The inaugural event features frightfully fun activities such as stein holding competitions, zombie face painting and Halloween costume contests for attendees to flaunt their most spooktacular costume creations. For those with more than just a hunger for horror, tantalizing traditional German food, including pretzels and bratwurst, will be available for purchase all night long.
Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, a legendary Judge, and ghostly tales about a lady in white who have all been seen in this area. 5 tours per night starting at 6:30 pm The cost is $10.00 per adult, and $8.00 per child. May not be suitable for young children. Reservations are required. Tours start in the front yard at the O'Neill Museum on Los Rios Street. This year we are having an EXCLUSIVE VIP dinner for 26 guests per night in an adobe built in 1794! VIP Dinner + Tour for $75.
From the genius of Roald Dahl comes the Tony Award-winning MATILDA, the story of an extraordinary girl who — armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind and a love for books — dares to take a stand to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. Watch how she and her classmates save the day! Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring a gifted young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl-power romp.
Children of all ages are invited to engage in all the chilling activities including trick-or-treating, fall-themed crafts, and a ghostly scavenger hunt. Watch as the OC animals join the festive fun and receive treat-filled pumpkins and special Halloween goodies throughout the day. The first 100 children in costume ages 12 and under will receive a free gift.
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
It’s Alive! From the genius mind of Mel Brooks, comes Young Frankenstein, a monster of a hit musical based on the original classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels to Transylvania to complete the masterwork of his grandfather by bringing a corpse to life. Young Frankenstein is a scientifically proven, monstrously good time at the theatre.
An opening night celebrating two Broadway legends! “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Gypsy” and much more!
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
In this precursor to Game of Thrones, it's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy, Prince John, to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor, has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option. The Lion in Winter has all the makings of this modern-day classic - sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Starring Frances Fisher and Gregory Harrison
From the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, to his broken nightlight at bedtime, things just do not go Alexander’s way. Throw in a trip to the dentist, a copy machine mishap and lima beans for dinner, and it’s no wonder he wants to move to Australia! This delightful musical version of the popular book can turn around any bad day and put a smile on even the crabbiest of faces.
Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is celebrating 41 years! Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Join us on Thanksgiving Day and give yourself an excuse for an extra piece of pie!
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.
Another In the opening, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of his famed readings of a new script A Christmas Carol to his guests. The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. This holiday treat is a version that will transport you! Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is Adapted by John Jakes.
The Cuthberts expect to adopt a boy, but receive, instead, a red-haired, wide-eyed orphan girl. Though clever young Anne Shirley has a penchant for getting into trouble, she works her way into the hearts of her adoptive parents as well as the residents of rural Prince Edward Island. It’s a heartwarming story for the whole family.
Come to Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, as we kick off the holiday season with the 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay celebration, featuring a full schedule of holiday festivities, and a live concert by The Tijuana Dogs. Families will enjoy live chorale and concert performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. This is a Free event, parking reduced to $10.
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 Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge
With their tight, four-part harmony and delightful antics, these musical comics have been Jay Leno’s opening act for the past seven years. Additionally, they have opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers and have appeared on numerous television shows for NBC, CBS, and PBS. The Alley Cats have performed in concert all over the world alongside iconic groups such as The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Beach Boys.
Do you remember the first time you heard “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”? Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again - Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE - "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!"
PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES’ CHRISTMAS is a singing, swashbuckling adventure performed in the high-flying style of a British holiday Panto. Take off on a wild quest with Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan as they try to put a stop to the plot of some dastardly pirates who plan to kidnap Peter as a present to Captain Hook. Filled with big laughs, magic, dancers and contemporary songs by everyone from Taylor Swift to The Bee Gees, this family show has a little bit of something for everyone.
Dana Point Harbor invites families to celebrate the season with a "Tiki Holiday” at the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights. Enjoy festive family activities with a tiki twist on December 6, 7, 13 and 14 by the water's edge. On each evening of the parade, Dana Point Harbor Partners will host free family activities throughout the Harbor. Festivities begin each day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m.
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a present the whole family can enjoy! Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story, this holiday treat features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters.
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 - whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.") Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic.
As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score fills the air, young Clara enters a dreamlike journey amid magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a glittering Christmas tree! With an impressive cast of more than 100 performers, ABT’s The Nutcracker features set and costumes by Richard Hudson (Tony Award winner, The Lion King), with choreography by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky.
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.
This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and sing and dance in the aisles! Follow five friends as they visit their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out ... and you'll recognize yourself in each of them!
Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky burns red. A church bombing has rocked the Civil Rights Movement to its core, and Reverend Charles Grace must galvanize the people with messages of hope. It is his wife Olivia, however, who skillfully crafts his speeches and delivery. But her ability to play the supportive spouse is cracking under the weight of too many secrets, too many regrets and life lived in the shadows.
ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue and the variety that comes from seeing seven 10-minute plays. As the audience, only you see the top seven - plus – nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different playwrights, 7 different directors and 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.
Based on his own experience growing up in rural Natchitoches, Louisiana, Robert Harling’s landmark play Steel Magnolias explores the bonds between six women at a beauty salon. Combining light-hearted comedy and quirky characters with a serious, heart-rending storyline, Steel Magnolias has appealed to audiences both onstage and in its popular 1989 film adaptation.
Neil Simon's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning coming-of-age memory play, set in Yonkers in 1942, is a tale of family dysfunction at its best. Arty and Jay, two teenage brothers are forced to live with their mentally-challenged aunt and stern, bitter grandmother while their ne'er-do-well father takes to the road as a traveling salesman to pay off his debts to a loan shark.
Romantic, charming and brimming with joy, this musical comedy reminds us that one kind deed can open up a world of possibilities. At Maraczek’s Parfumerie, clerks Georg and Amalia are constantly at odds. Outside of work, they’re each falling madly in love with an anonymous pen pal, unaware that it is the other.
Based on the classic 1967 film, a novice out-of-work engineer, Rich Braithwaite, turns to teaching in London's tough East End and faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined students. This graduating class sets out to destroy Braithwaite, as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Braithwaite, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. When offered an engineering job, Braithwaite must decide if he wants to stay. Inspired by true events.
This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town, in a square little state, rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
At the Rainbow Ranch you'll find intrigue when a series of mysterious disappearances ends in murder - and romance When wild west show hero Matthew Merriweather meets Rainbow Heatherton, brave and beautiful heir to the Rainbow Ranch. You'll find excitement when banker Culver C. Cleaver aims to raise some dust and a cheer-filled finale when Basil Blackthorne faces the music.
Experience a rare opportunity featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo acoustic setting where his powerful voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. Hear his songs as you’ve never heard them before punctuated by personal stories about his life and musical influences.
This riotously funny Southern-baked comedy follows three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette, as they attempt to throw a family reunion. Things spin hilariously out-of-control when a neighbor's pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a shocking, high-stakes wager is made on who can bake the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you'll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco. 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 moth
Near Killucan, Ireland, Tony Reilly schemes to sell the family farm and disinherit his son, Anthony. Standing in his way is a small plot of land belonging to the neighbor, Rosemary—and her long-simmering grudge. Destiny—whether embracing or fighting it—means everything in this very Irish story told with a rich tapestry of language, compassion and a few surprises.
Broadway’s hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be.
Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their too expensive, run-down New York walk-up. Throw in a loopy meddling mother, an eccentric Bohemian upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter.
The true story of early 20th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant, headstrong pioneer who struggled for recognition in the male-dominated world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. "Silent Sky" explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.
Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back! With a string of #1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades.
This hilarious comedy is loaded with fun surprises! It’s late 1979 in Terre Haute, Indiana and our young architect, Willum, is celebrating his thirty-fourth birthday. He has an unexpected visit from a fellow ex-GI, Rick Steadman, who he has never met but did save his life during service in Vietnam. Initially Willum is delighted, however, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles cause quite the social dilemma.
Two years after her husband goes missing, intelligent, strong-willed Hester Prynne has a child and gets branded an adulteress. Further defying Puritan ideals, she refuses to reveal the father’s identity and is condemned to wear a scarlet A to mark her shame. Then her estranged husband shows up—bent on revenge.
Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers the time worn questions of the season like “Why isn't Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, and of course those yummy Easter Peeps. Sister answers questions about pet heaven and the significance of those adorable baby chicks! Classroom participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat!
In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 23 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.
Hazel just landed a job at a top law firm, bought a condo and married Mitch, who adores her. Then an accident on her honeymoon leaves her unable to remember anything about the past six years. Adrift in unanswered questions, Hazel must find who she is without knowing who she was. And what about a husband who’s now a stranger? An eerily captivating drama about the mysteries of second chances by an up-and-coming new playwright.
Hershey will take on a little known story about the great Russian Pianist and Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Set at the Garden City Hotel in Long Island, New York, this is the story of the great composer crossing paths with someone he believed to be a descendent of Czar Nicholas II. Living in America and longing for his familiar Russian roots and home, Sergei Rachmaninoff allowed himself to be taken on a journey that few would ever believe.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of Christopher Boone, a teen who is exceptional at Math but finds people and any kind of change confusing. The play opens with Christopher discovering a dead dog in his neighbor’s garden. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, he decides to write a story about the mystery of the dog’s death. His sleuthing uncovers far more secrets than he or any of us expect.
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. After a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Prepare to be transported back and forth in time for lust, longing and literary rivalry at an English estate. In 1809, while the residents are gripped in their own intrigues, Thomasina, a brilliant young student, proposes an astonishing scientific theory. Two hundred years later, in a fiery battle of wits, academics Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the mysteries left behind. Intellect meets emotion, order confronts disorder.
Written by award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), Ann is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.
Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds.
After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of the Newlywed Game. Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country’s feistiest couples counselor! 'Til Death Do Us Part is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series.
Sam Galahad, private eye, sits in the Red Eye Lounge, “one of those bars in one of those hotels out by an airport.” The Red Eye is presided over by piano player Buddy Toupee. Sam’s a typical gumshoe. You know the type: he drinks too much and reveals too little, but is always a sucker for a pretty blonde. That blonde shows up in the person of Laura Vesper, who wants him to find the missing daughter of millionaire Adrian Wasp. Fans of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane – or the films they inspired – will be most amused by this affectionate but comic musical homage to the hard-boiled genre.
Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.New York Magazine cheers, “MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.
For nearly two decades, Family Arts Day has welcomed hundreds of participants into the Art Center’s galleries, studios, and parking lot to share in a day of exploration, art making, and fun! Professional artists lead over 10 unique, hands-on art projects in this intergenerational event. Children and their families will learn together, sharing the benefits of creative development and play.
Again this year, the fun extends into Triangle Park where approximately 75 artist booths will be set up for Huntington Beach’s very own fine arts and crafts fair, Art in the Park. Live music and food and beverage vendors will enhance this art experience, guaranteeing a delightful afternoon in our downtown HB neighborhood for all.
A California lifestyle festival produced by SGE and hosted by Slightly Stoopid, this new event will feature music from some of the biggest names in reggae & rock, including many who share deep-seated Southern California roots. Slightly Stoopid will perform two sets: closing out Saturday night electric, and a rare special acoustic performance on Sunday. Dirty Heads and 311 will close out Sunday.
During this free, family-friendly event, Prehistoric OC will present fun and educational activities about Orange County’s prehistory with activities, fossils,artifacts, free educational entertainment including volcano demonstrations by the Cal State Fullerton Geology Club, crafts in the Junior Scientist Camp, an Ice Age interactive live show, a giant dinosaur obstacle course and vehicles from the Jurassic Park Motor Pool. Contact: (714) 973-3170, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild West weekend of live action shows, great bluegrass, rock’n blues music, local arts & crafts, yummy eats, silly contests, family activities & more! The Silverado Country Fair debuted in 1970 as a way to help bring the community together after disasters and to raise money for families. This tradition is continuing into it's 49th year!
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.
OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcome thrill-seekers for a double dose of fright at the 12th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Tailored to visitors ages 12 and over, the park will once again convert into a haunted adventure with scream zones, game booths, music, and dancing. Daring guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but no masks or face paint will be permitted. No re-entry or outside bags/backpacks allowed.
Held at the beautiful, historic *Mission San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, Oct. 5th, the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce's Food & Wine Festival (The Vintage) is celebrating its 23rd year. The majestic campus with 200 year old adobe buildings and pristine gardens comes alive in a new way when it’s lit up in the evening. More than 40 local and surrounding restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments offer tastes of their unique cuisine. Wineries, breweries and spirit makers offer tastes of their drinks as well.
The annual Autumn Harvest Festival will return to Heritage Hill Historical Park. Bring the family and experience the park transformed into a Halloween festival where visitors of all ages can enjoy fall-themed activities and attractions. Dare to visit the “Haunted School House” or Adventure Maze and sneak over to Trick-or-Treat stations scattered throughout the park. Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating. Costumes and trick-or-treat bags are encouraged. No masks or face paint permitted.
Join the County of Orange and OC Parks under the oaks to celebrate Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park. Enjoy this free, family-friendly event featuring fun craft activities, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music from “Open to the Public,” ukulele lessons, nature and animal exhibits, storytelling, activities like painting on water, acorn and oak tree planting and much more!
Every fall The Great Pacific Airshow attracts people from all corners of the globe to the pristine beaches of Huntington Beach, California to experience the best airshow the United States has to offer. The Great Pacific Airshow provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate patriotism, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. Produced by Huntington Beach-based creative + production agency Code Four, The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages.
Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the seminal band credited with creating Country Rock; and only one artist can include all the above in addition to being one half of the most successful duo of the 1970s.
Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., an encounter that will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.
Steve Wood and Beth Fitchet Wood of HONK, the legendary Laguna band.Steve and Beth Wood are 50 year Laguna Beach residents. They have toured with music giants such as the Beach Boys, Loggins and Messina and Chicago. Steve went on to be Kenny Loggins’ musical director for 10 years which included arranging and singing on “Footloose”. $20 presale and $25 at the door; students 18 and under $10; VIP: $100 with reserved premiere seating, Meet and Greet. Information line is 949-715-9713
The early years of Neil Diamond’s groundbreaking and legendary concerts come to life embodied through the performing artist and impressionist, Jason Lohrke. During this vividly captivating retro concert, Jason personifies Neil’s look, voice, movements, and crowd interactions to a T, taking his crowds of like-minded Diamond fans back in time as they recreate hit songs such as Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, I’m A Believer, Cracklin’ Rosie, I Am I Said, Sweet Caroline and so many more.
School is back in session and millions of young Asian American kids will be made fun of because of their weird lunches. Not here folks! No MSG Added welcomes all your smelly, sticky, and riced filled lunches! Come join us for a night of awesome laughs, reliving adolescent traumas, and overall silliness. Remember all sketches featured in our show are homemade, handmade, and like always, have No MSG Added (probably).
Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stokes and so many more. Craft beer, wine, signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all day long. Festival general admission allows roaming throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.
Yoga Play follows Joan, who has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel company, after its previous CEO is embroiled in a scandal. But, just as she finds her stride, more trouble surfaces and sales free-fall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Joan comes up with a plan so risky and unconventional that it could make or break the company and her career.
Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more! Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping!
It’s the 1940s. Kay Ridgeway is cruising on the River Nile on the paddle steamer Lotus. Kay has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, 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 shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.
TWO SHOWS! At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”,“Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No MilkToday” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”
Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! TV legend & Tony winner HAL LINDEN, the beloved CATHY RIGBY and Broadway’s KEN PAGE star in this new musical-comedy based on the classic 1993 film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. Two aging neighbors, Max and John, have been feuding for more than 50 years until the beautiful and charming Ariel moves in across the street — raising the rivalry to new heights. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight!
Our Director of Dance, Natalie Baldwin McAllen uses the medium of modern dance in Next of Kin. Exploring abuse, adoption, divorce, dysfunction, parental letting-go, same-sex relationships, and the miracle of motherhood, Next of Kin probes our understanding of family by storytelling through dance.
The Annual Fish Fry has a great lineup of family entertainment including a Rib Eating Contest and two days of Bingo. Great bands and a fun carnival atmosphere. There is no cost to attend and fish dinners are only $10.
The City of San Juan Capistrano’s summer concert series will take place at Historic Town Center Park, on Wednesday, June 19, July 18, August 15, and September 18 starting at 6:00 p.m. Each concert features live music, dancing, local restaurants, beer, wine, business expo vendors, and free activities for kids.
Repeat winners of the best live band/best rock band/best tribute awards in Orange County, FLASHBACK HEART ATTACK brings the authentic 80’s cover band experience to the Newport Beach Civic Center. The local Orange County band that has made it big, nationally and internationally, will out some fire in the end of summer with a playlist that includes all the great 80’s hits.
Come join us as we close out the summer with an off-the-hook street dance! Come dance the night away to good old fashioned rock 'n roll with your favorite band! Featuring some special guests for your listening pleasure!! Admission is free - bring your friends!