If you are a lonely, elderly gentleman, steer clear of the old Victorian rooming house that Abby and Martha Brewster run – it may be your last room on Earth! When these two sweet old sisters feel the need to release a worthy roomer of his lonely suffering, just a sip of their homemade Elderberry wine will do the trick.
In 1950, Rex Harrison starred on Broadway in Bell, Book and Candle and this clever comedy has been bewitching audiences ever since! Gillian Holroyd actually casts spells and performs feats of supernaturalism. She even casts a spell over an unattached publisher and he falls head over heels in love with her. Unfortunately, as it turns out, witches can’t fall in love which presents a clear and crazy conundrum for dear Gillian. Can she break off with her companions in witchery and woo her handsome publisher?
Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness - or genius - will she inherit? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony for Best Play in 2001.
Sawdust festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California.
8:00 am shotgun start, two person scramble. $59 for members $69 for non-members. Green fees and cart included along with a continental breakfast. Contests, prizes and food & drink specials. www.SanJuanHillsGolf.com
The heartwarming story of an average guy from a small town whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligations and civic duty. His guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born.
After landing their first record deal in 1957, the Everly Brothers created a series of hit songs, including "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bird Dog" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream." The pair split in 1973, but reunited a decade later.
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.
“Over the last ten years or so, I’ve felt like I’m finally getting the hang what it is I do best,” SCHMIT sums up with his knack for wry understatement. “Although this project took some time to complete, this is what I came up with … This is who I am. This is a LEAP OF FAITH.”
‘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.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But wait! A mouse is stirring because Santa missed his house last year.
City of San Juan Capistrano’s Tree Lighting Ceremony: An annual tradition celebrated in Historic Town Center Park. Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m. on December 2nd and is followed by a variety of free activities for families in the downtown walking area.
This special holiday event will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local non-profit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!"
Casa Romantica’s annual holiday open house features a festively decorated Casa Romantica, live music, choral groups, Santa, a talking tree, kids crafts, décor and refreshments. Christmas at the Casa is held in partnership with the City of San Clemente’s Santa’s Village by the Sea.
Free for all ages.
Celebrate the holidays with Mission San Juan Capistrano! Held in conjunction with the City of San Juan Capistrano’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and community-wide holiday celebration, Mission San Juan Capistrano will host Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy this fun, festive and memorable evening together at the beautiful Mission!
Enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and local entertainment including a visit with Santa Claus, holiday carolers, roasted chestnuts, and many more holiday treats. This event is truly one of San Clemente’s finest, an opportunity to experience “village character” and reconnect with neighbors and friends.
Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.
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!
- Live Entertainment with over 12 signature bands in strategic locations.
- The popular Fireman’s Grill BBQ provided by the
NB Fire Department.
- Restaurant tastings and celebration parties.
- Beer & Wine Garden located in Bandera’s Lower Parking Lot with Signature band “Pinch Me”.
Join us for a Snow Day! The Marketplace will have over 25 tons of snow for children to play in or slide down a snow hill. There will be live entertainment, a parade, free hot chocolate, crafts, giveaways and more.
The Madwoman in the Volvo is back—and Scrooge isn’t the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly coveted role in the Beverly Rosann School of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker. Filled with ambition, rivalry and pre-teen angst, this hilarious tale of life’s crushing blows has been praised as “a comic assault on holiday sentiment”
In 1986, BERLIN topped the charts with the unforgettable, intimate and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away.” The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film Top Gun has also helped solidify BERLIN’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. Nunn’s ongoing influence earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock,”
Jingle All the Way,' what a way to kick off the holiday season by coming to see our hometown parade! View over 100 exciting entries including marching bands, floats, special guests, youth groups, equestrian units, exotic cars, military members, local heroes and fun attractions!
No hometown holiday parade is complete without a dazzling entrance by Santa Claus! Arrive early!
This event is a Southern California tradition with more than 3,000 parade participants and an anticipated crowd of more than 10,000 people. Parade watchers are encouraged to bring chairs and take advantage of the free shuttle, available from the Federal Bldg. parking lot off of Dorine/El Lazo. The event will go rain or shine, unless conditions are determined unsafe. Please make a note, due to construction at Crown Valley Park; the parade route will end at Central Park Drive.
Join over a million viewers as you watch beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes sail along the harbor in the 109th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, hosted by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Seth MacFarlane makes his Orange County debut performing your favorite timeless holiday classics. His gorgeous, lush baritone also delivers sophisticated interpretations from the Great American Songbook, performed in the style of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Vandals are a punk rock band from the United States established in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. They have released ten full-length studio albums, two live albums, and have toured the world extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour.
Trombone Shorty, is an American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known as a trombone and trumpet player but also plays drums, organ, and tuba. He has worked with some of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, funk, and hip hop.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife tells the true and fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf who survived the Nazi regime by keeping a secret. This provocative and bold production is highly engaging for ages 16 and up.
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 seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub with its bawdy Emcee provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in the decadent nightlife of Germany in the early ‘30s. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including“Cabaret,” “Money, Money” and “Maybe This Time.” Right this way, your table’s waiting at the musical the New York Post calls “one for the ages.”
When a dry spell hits Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, help comes in the form of a script from a student which Sidney knows will be a hit! He wants this script to be his, but how to get rid of that student? A scheme is planned but goes bad when Clifford arrives and things are not as they seem. Audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of this Tony nominated play.
A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.
Welcome to the ultimate audience participation old west Melodrama. Discover the mystery and mischief, the schemers and dreamers and applaud the heroes and heroines as you learn the fate of the local Vineyards. Remember ... everything happens for a Riesling.
England’s King of Comedy, Alan Ayckbourn, tells the tale of Roland, a hard-drinking, irascible tycoon who is interested in buying an old Victorian house that was once a brothel. His wife, a frustrated dancer who is constantly threatening to leave him, joins an eccentric cast of characters in a fantastic, frenetic, race up and down the dark mansion’s many steps in what The Evening News called “A farce of riotous delight.”
Starring Melanie Griffith, the Broadway version of the Oscar-winning film comes to Laguna Playhouse. The coming-of-age classic boldly celebrates a May-December romance in 1960’s California in which the future can be summed up in one word: Plastics
While his wife is away, Bernard will play! Picture a romantic evening with his mistress in his charming French farmhouse, a cordon bleu cook and his best friend as an alibi. Now picture Jacqueline arriving home unexpectedly, chaos and hilarity ensue as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique. They are great because of their passion!” -- Martha Graham
Celebrate our dancers’ passion and technique through the most vibrant, heart-warming performances you will experience this year! Join CSUF’s award-winning dancers and choreographers on an ever-changing adventure in dance.
Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip.
Savage, sexual, barbarous and bloody. John Ford’s murderous masterpiece exposes the incestuous love of Giovanni and Annabella, a brother and sister squeezed in the damnable grip of sexual discovery and forbidden passion. This ravishing and fierce Jacobean juggernaut wreaked havoc when it was written in the 1600’s—and in every production since.
A strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. This cracking production, which makes an entertainingly boozy brew of humor both sweet and savage, melancholy sentimentality, lacerating sorrow and extremely inappropriate wicked cruelty.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land, and longs to join them. Her father, King Triton, forbids contact and when she falls in love with human Prince Eric from afar, she makes a deal with the evil Ursula that only love can remedy.
In Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio wins. But, what if a 16th century woman had written it? In Amy Freed’s clever and wickedly funny spin on the classic, Kate triumphs, too. When her unstoppable force meets his immovable object (or is it the other way around?), the impact is red-hot and, oh, so sexy! From the author of The Beard of Avon comes a love story for our time.
Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning classic, introduces Paul and Corie Bratter, 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, where everything that can go wrong, does. A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy! Funny, heartwarming and clever!
America’s leading baritone Nathan Gunn sings selections from classic American musicals, contemporary songs and a little bit of opera fun in his personal story, Flying Solo. This “Sexiest Man Alive” (People Magazine) recounts how he became ender of his heritage, the Scottish Clan GUNN, and learned what life is really about.
Jazz master, renowned Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. The Branford Marsalis Quartet is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking jazz ensembles around today.
Perhaps the most famous and ingenious of all modern comedies, Oscar Wilde’s sensational characters and zippy one-liners generally result in all-around hilarious confusion on stage and satisfied, knowing laughter in the audience. Jack and Algernon each “reinvent the truth” to woo the women who have captured their hearts. When the gentlemen are coerced to reveal their web of lies and reveal themselves to their ladies, being earnest takes new meaning.
Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, Sister Masha returns…not only unexpectedly but with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. So much for peace and quiet. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.
They’re each extraordinary in their own way. Sara, the successful banker. Pfeni, the globe-trotting journalist. And Gorgeous, the irrepressible radio host. Not bad for three sisters from Brooklyn in the early 1990s. When they gather in London for Sara’s 54thbirthday, along with some of the men in their lives, the result is a witty, enthralling look at the quest for love, acceptance and self-fulfillment.
The brilliant Hershey Felder now brings Ludwig van Beethoven to life through the eyes of a Viennese Doctor who as a boy spent Beethoven’s last years by the Maestro’s side. Featuring some of the composer's greatest works, from the “Moonlight Sonata” to the “9th Symphony” and the “Emperor Concerto,”
One of Broadway’s biggest hits, is back in the spotlight! This spectacular show is about a struggling songwriter’s attempt to write one last hit before his star client is drafted into the army. This effervescent, toe-tapping production is a show both for the kid with you and the kid within you.
A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire examines race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Smart and funny, this Tony and PulitzerPrize winning play featured the evolution of a house, acting as the focus of reactions to the shifting racial landscape of a community.
5th Annual Beard and Moustache Competition brought to you by DUBS Stache Wax, The Movember Foundation, OC MO Network and Towne Park Brewery Saturday, November 18, at (the seriously amazing) Towne Park Brewery. This place is absolutely mesmerizing! There will be an abundance of food, beer, tons of activities, live bands, games, vendors, raffles, live chain saw cutting.
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday-inspired characters and surf Salt Creek Beach to benefit Surfers Healing.
November 18, 2017 – November 19, 2017 all day. $60 Entry Fee. Questions: (949) 240-2000
20 Feet From Stardom is an Academy Award-winning documentary about the lives of back-up singers for the music industry’s greatest stars. The film includes archival footage and interviews from artists such as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow and more — along with an infectious soundtrack.
With his seventeenth studio album, In My Soul, the five-time Grammy winner (and 15-time nominee) reasserts his position as one of his generation's great musical storytellers—this time steeped in the down-home sound and rich emotion of Southern Soul, yet never straying far from his incomparable guitar mastery.
DRIFTWOOD at Doheny State Beach is an afternoon of country music, craft beer and top notch BBQ at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. Festival attendees will roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.
Old World Huntington Beach has been host of Orange County's Biggest Party since 1977! This year's Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German Food (voted "Best Bratwurst" in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more.
The 17th annual Monster Bash returns to the Gaslamp Quarter after earning its title as one of SoCal’s most unique Halloween block parties. The event boasts five themed stages with stacked lineups of world-class entertainment, DJ sets and live performances. Dress up in your best costume, enter the renowned costume contest (with a prize of $5,000), and get ready to party all night long with 15,000 other guests
Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “stumbling through a town near you”:
Saturday, October 28 - Huntington Beach, CA – Bolsa Chica State Park
(on sale Friday, September 1) www.PunkInDrublicFest.com
The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the season with festive activities and the animals of the OC Zoo!
As a baby, Ella is given the “gift” of obedience by a misguided fairy and cannot disobey any order. Now a teenager, the strong-willed Ella must outwit her evil stepmother, escape hungry ogres and hold on to her best friend, all while getting rid of the troublesome curse and finding her own voice. Expect delightful music and plenty of girl power in this wonderfully modern and musical Cinderella story.
The real fireworks happened offstage. It’s December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get “beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit.
America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio.
50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Still met singer-songwriter Judy
Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love
affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite:
Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark