It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
24
to Dec 17

It's A Wonderful Life

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.

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A Christmas Carol - SCR
Nov
24
to Dec 24

A Christmas Carol - SCR

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.

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Irvine Park Railroad's annual Christmas Train
Dec
1
to Dec 22

Irvine Park Railroad's annual Christmas Train

‘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.

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Sugar Plum Fairy - SCR
Dec
3
to Dec 24

Sugar Plum Fairy - SCR

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”

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The Nutcracker - Barclay Theatre
Dec
9
to Dec 24

The Nutcracker - Barclay Theatre

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.

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THE BABYS
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABYS

Billboard chart-climbers like "Every Time I Think of You", "Midnight Rendezvous" and "Isn't It Time" helped to launch them into worldwide recognition while also helping to carve out their permanent place in music history. THE BABYS were the first band ever signed to a million dollar record deal with Chrysalis Records on the basis of a 'new' thing called 'video'. 

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Giant NYE Dance & Super Singles Social
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Giant NYE Dance & Super Singles Social

 

Spend New Year’s Eve 2017 ringing in the new year with hundreds of other singles. You may end up meeting the right one at this great event, which offers popular mixer games, and more! The event, which is held in the glamour of the Crest Ballroom with beautiful chandeliers, will offer a huge dance floor and offer music by LA DJ Sweat and the live band Yvette Cooke & Family Band to dance along to. 

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First Night Fullerton
Dec
31
to Jan 1

First Night Fullerton

First Night Fullerton is an open party which is a family-friendly event featuring musical stage performances by celebrity cover bands, rides, roaming entertainment, games, food vendors, activities and more. The festival ends at midnight as the sky lights up with an incredible aerial display of fireworks to ring in the New Year. 

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RITA RUDNER'S "LAUGH, DRINK, AND LEAVE"
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

RITA RUDNER'S "LAUGH, DRINK, AND LEAVE"

This comedy legend is hosting her own early evening New Year's Eve party at Laguna Playhouse in Orange County, where you'll toast the end of 2017 and watch the ball drop on the East Coast with a complimentary champagne drink and dessert. Rita Rudner's "Laugh, Drink, and Leave" is a one night special performance featuring special guests Molly Bergman and Sidney Bowen.

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Show Offs - Playwright festival
Jan
12
to Jan 21

Show Offs - Playwright festival

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.

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Kris Kristofferson
Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain.

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Cabaret
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Cabaret

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.”

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Death Trap - Cabrillo Playhouse
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Death Trap - Cabrillo Playhouse

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.

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RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan
20
to Jan 21

RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour

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.

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A New Brain
Feb
2
to Mar 4

A New Brain

While undergoing emergency brain surgery, a songwriter with writer's block hallucinates a surrealistic musical-within-a-musical starring the people in his life. Based on William Finn's own experience with a life-threatening neurological disorder.

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Taking Steps
Feb
23
to Mar 18

Taking Steps

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.”

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Don't Dress for Dinner
Mar
2
to Mar 25

Don't Dress for Dinner

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.

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Spring Dance Theater
Mar
3
to May 13

Spring Dance Theater

“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.

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Cambodian Rock Band - SCR
Mar
4
to Mar 25

Cambodian Rock Band - SCR

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.

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Mar
9
to Mar 25

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

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.

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The Cripple of Inishmaan
Mar
9
to Mar 25

The Cripple of Inishmaan

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.

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Disney's The Little Mermaid
Mar
23
to Apr 15

Disney's The Little Mermaid

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.

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Shrew! - SCR
Mar
24
to Apr 21

Shrew! - SCR

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.

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Barefoot in the Park - Camino Real Playhouse
Mar
30
to Apr 15

Barefoot in the Park - Camino Real Playhouse

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!

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Nathan Gunn - Laguna Playhouse
Apr
4
to Apr 22

Nathan Gunn - Laguna Playhouse

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.

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The Importance of Being Ernest
Apr
20
to May 6

The Importance of Being Ernest

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.

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The Sisters Rosenweig - SCR
May
5
to Jun 2

The Sisters Rosenweig - SCR

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.

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Hershey Felder Beethoven
May
16
to May 27

Hershey Felder Beethoven

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,”

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Bye Bye Birdie
May
18
to Jun 3

Bye Bye Birdie

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.

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Clybourne Park - Laguna Playhouse
Jun
6
to Jun 24

Clybourne Park - Laguna Playhouse

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.

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Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade

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.

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BERLIN - The Coach House
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

BERLIN - The Coach House

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,”

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Christmas Walk - Corona Del Mar
Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Walk - Corona Del Mar

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”.

 

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Jingle Bell Run
Dec
3
7:00 AM07:00

Jingle Bell Run

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.

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Puttin' on the Glitz!
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Puttin' on the Glitz!

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.

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Christmas at the Mission
Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas at the Mission

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!

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Christmas at the Casa - Holiday Open House
Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas at the Casa - Holiday Open House

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.

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Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown San Juan Capistrano
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Tree Lighting - Downtown San Juan Capistrano

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. 

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The Black Market Trust
Dec
1
to Dec 3

The Black Market Trust

  • Dana Point Community House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Black Market Trust has musical roots that run deep, and their new album “Just One of Those Things” reflects that. Artists as diverse as Django Reinhardt, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, are among the talents that influenced the creation of the album.

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HERMAN'S HERMITS
Nov
25
3:30 PM15:30

HERMAN'S HERMITS

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”. 

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