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Titanic: The Musical
Aug
9
to Aug 31

Titanic: The Musical

TITANIC is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. The musical examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers.

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Puffs
Aug
9
to Sep 1

Puffs

Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic by Matt Cox is a Potter inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else’s story. The play that “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

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Three Letter Words
Aug
22
to Aug 31

Three Letter Words

What happens when an out-and-proud man of mirth and girth hires his hot but closeted boyfriend at a theme park? A serio-comic drama of water-cooler gossip, complex gay relationships, and a deeply human story of love and loss called Three Letter Words.

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The 39 Steps
Aug
23
to Sep 15

The 39 Steps

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have this thrilling and riotous whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.


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Damn Yankees
Aug
24
to Sep 14

Damn Yankees

Joe Boyd, an aging Washington Senators fan, would sell his soul for the Senators to beat the New York Yankees and win the pennant. Enter Applegate, who offers to turn Boyd into Joe Hardy, a powerful young baseball player, in exchange for his soul. When Boyd agrees, he becomes Hardy and leads the Senators on a winning streak. When he starts to miss his wife, though, and questions the deal, Applegate sends temptress Lola into the mix.

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Family Matters
Sep
6
to Sep 22

Family Matters

Megan the Merciless
The year is 1982. The occasion is a family reunion of sorts. Megan, a brilliant but abrasive college professor, author, and social critic returns home after three years to visit her two sisters. Their father is in India seeking “spiritual renewal”, and their mom is serving a prison term for vehicular manslaughter. Not only does the reunion not go as hoped, but the old adage, “time heals all wounds” is rendered meaningless.

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Family Matters
Sep
6
to Sep 22

Family Matters

The year is 1982. The occasion is a family reunion of sorts. Megan, a brilliant but abrasive college professor, author, and social critic returns home after three years to visit her two sisters. Their father is in India seeking “spiritual renewal”, and their mom is serving a prison term for vehicular manslaughter. Not only does the reunion not go as hoped, but the old adage, “time heals all wounds” is rendered meaningless.

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American Mariachi
Sep
7
to Oct 5

American Mariachi

In this big-hearted comedy with live music, Lucha spends her days caring for her mother and yearning for more. But it’s the 1970s and women can’t be mariachis…or can they? Defying tradition, Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates and take up instruments. A loving gesture for a mother becomes much more as the young women dream big and embrace the transcendent power of music.

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Hay Fever
Sep
13
to Sep 29

Hay Fever

​The Bliss family love intrigue, love arguing and really love a spotlight. They are everything a respectable family ought not to be – unconventional, uncensored and unapologetic. When each of the four outrageously eccentric Bliss family members invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors face a hectic living melodrama from which there seems to be no escape.​ Hay Fever is a “wonderfully witty and deliciously snarky” classic full of secret seductions, misjudged meetings and wicked revelations.

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Knott's Scary Farm
Sep
19
to Nov 3

Knott's Scary Farm

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.

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Next of Kin
Sep
20
to Sep 29

Next of Kin

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.

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The Vandal
Sep
20
to Oct 20

The Vandal

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.

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Grumpy Old Men, The Musical
Sep
20
to Oct 13

Grumpy Old Men, The Musical

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!


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Murder on the Nile
Sep
21
to Oct 6

Murder on the Nile

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. 

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Yoga Play
Sep
25
to Oct 13

Yoga Play

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.

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No MSG Added
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

No MSG Added

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).

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The Canadians
Sep
29
to Oct 20

The Canadians

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?

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Miss Saigon
Oct
1
to Oct 13

Miss Saigon

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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.

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Twilight Zone
Oct
4
to Nov 9

Twilight 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.”

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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Oct
5
to Oct 26

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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.

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Silence The Musical
Oct
11
to Nov 10

Silence The Musical

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.

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Pumpkins in the Pines
Oct
12
to Oct 27

Pumpkins in the Pines

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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
-Pumpkin Archery
-Trick or Treating 4-6pm
-Playscape Scavenger Hunt
-Fall Entertainment *schedule Coming Soon!
-Magic Show every Sat & Sun!

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Sherlock Holmes: Here There Be Dragons
Oct
18
to Nov 3

Sherlock Holmes: Here There Be Dragons

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.

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Oct
19
to Oct 27

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

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.

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Aubergine
Oct
19
to Nov 16

Aubergine

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

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Gene Kelly: The Legacy
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Gene Kelly: The Legacy

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.

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Sister's Halloween Catechism
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sister's Halloween Catechism

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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Matilda, The Musical
Oct
25
to Nov 17

Matilda, The Musical

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.

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Dixie Swim Club
Nov
1
to Nov 24

Dixie Swim Club

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.

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Young Frankenstein
Nov
1
to Nov 24

Young Frankenstein

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.

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Anastasia
Nov
5
to Nov 17

Anastasia

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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. 

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God of Carnage
Nov
8
to Nov 17

God of Carnage

This dark comedy features two sets of parents who meet to discuss an altercation between their children. Although the evening meeting begins in a civilized fashion, it soon degenerates into an evening of chaos, insanity, and outrageous shenanigans.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day, Very Bad Day.
Nov
8
to Nov 24

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day, Very Bad Day.

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.

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It's A Wonderful Life
Nov
29
to Dec 22

It's A Wonderful Life

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.


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A Christmas Carol
Nov
29
to Dec 22

A Christmas Carol

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.

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A Christmas Carol
Nov
30
to Dec 24

A Christmas Carol

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

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Peter Pan & Tinkerbell: A Pirate's Christmas
Dec
4
to Dec 29

Peter Pan & Tinkerbell: A Pirate's 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.

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Sister's Christmas Catechism
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Sister's Christmas Catechism

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.

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The Skivvies
Dec
16
to Dec 17

The Skivvies

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.

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Girls Night Out
Jan
2
to Jan 5

Girls Night Out

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!

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Fireflies
Jan
5
to Jan 26

Fireflies

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.

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Showoff!
Jan
10
to Jan 19

Showoff!

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.

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Steel Magnolias
Jan
17
to Feb 9

Steel Magnolias

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.

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She Loves Me
Jan
25
to Feb 22

She Loves Me

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.

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To Sir With Love
Jan
29
to Feb 23

To Sir With Love

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.

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Showdown at Rainbow Ranch
Feb
7
to Feb 23

Showdown at Rainbow Ranch

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.

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Red Velvet Cake War
Feb
28
to Mar 15

Red Velvet Cake War

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!

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Barefoot in the Park
Mar
6
to Mar 29

Barefoot in the Park

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

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      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.
Mar
8
to Mar 20

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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.

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A Bronx Tale
Mar
10
to Mar 22

A Bronx Tale

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.

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Barefoot in the Park
Mar
11
to Apr 5

Barefoot in the Park

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.

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The Nerd
Mar
27
to Apr 12

The Nerd

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.

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The Scarlett Letter
Mar
28
to Apr 25

The Scarlett Letter

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.

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Sister's Easter Catechism
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sister's Easter Catechism

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!

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I Get Restless
Apr
12
to May 3

I Get Restless

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.

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Anna & Sergei - Hershey Felder
Apr
15
to May 3

Anna & Sergei - Hershey Felder

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.

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      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.
Apr
17
to May 3

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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.

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Sylvia
Apr
24
to May 17

Sylvia

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.

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Arcadia
May
9
to Jun 6

Arcadia

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.

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Ann by Holland Taylor
May
13
to Jun 13

Ann by Holland Taylor

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.

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Young Frankenstein
May
22
to Jun 7

Young Frankenstein

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.

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'Til Death Us Do Part
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

'Til Death Us Do Part

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.

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Gunmetal Blues
Jun
5
to Jun 28

Gunmetal Blues

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.

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Mean Girls
Jun
16
to Jun 28

Mean Girls

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.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Aug
2
to Aug 25

Rocky Horror Picture Show

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancee` Janet Weiss set out to visit an old professor. Circumstances force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank 'N' Furter, a mad, transvestite scientist.
A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock'n'roll score.

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The Real Inspector Hound and The Actor's Nightmare - Reader's Theater
Jul
20
to Jul 21

The Real Inspector Hound and The Actor's Nightmare - Reader's Theater

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The Real Inspector Hound revolves around feuding theatre critics who are swept into the whodunit they are watching.  In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas, the body under the sofa proves to be a missing first string critic. The Actors Nightmare opens with the character, George wandering onto a stage where he is informed that one of the actors has been involved in a car accident and he must replace him immediately.  None of the other actors seem to know what play is being performed.

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Peter and The Starcatcher
Jul
13
to Aug 4

Peter and The Starcatcher

Beaming with dizzy humor and delightful stage magic, Broadway's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a big dipperful of fun. ...Peter Pan will never grow up…and his origin story has matured nicely. The winner of 5 Tony awards! Great for the whole family! 8 Performances in Historic Town Center Park - Bring your picnics, jackets and folding chairs or blankets! PRETTIEST PICNIC CONTEST EVERY NIGHT! PRIZES!

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Strong Arm
Jul
12
to Jul 28

Strong Arm

The Wayward Artist is proud to present the world premiere of “Strong Arm”, written by resident artist, Wyn Moreno. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s, “The Seagull,” “Strong Arm” explores fame, parental love, sacrifice, and unfulfilled dreams. Following the lives of Elaine, a famous tennis player, her athletic superstar of a son, and her professional baseball-playing boyfriend, “Strong Arm” examines the life-changing consequences brought about by the complex web of professional sports and a mother’s love and sacrifice for her son.

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Phantom of the Opera
Jul
10
to Jul 21

Phantom of the Opera

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before”

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Mama Mia!
Jul
5
to Jul 28

Mama Mia!

Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. As wedding festivities commence on an idyllic Greek island, a young bride-to-be schemes to discover the identity of her father among three men from her mother’s past. With so many of ABBA’s timeless hits, including “Dancing Queen.” “Take a Chance,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “SOS,” this story of love and friendship, is an unforgettable musical experience that will leave you dancing in the aisles!

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You're a Grand Old Rag
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

You're a Grand Old Rag

YOU’RE A GRAND OLD RAG, aptly named thanks to the famous Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, celebrates the music of the legendary GEORGE M. COHAN.  Recognized even today as the iconic Yankee Doodle Dandy, Cohan became synonymous with Americanism through his rousing songs “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Give My Regards to Broadway” and more.

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Elton - The Early Years
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Elton - The Early Years

Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band, more than just a tribute, “a show”, were hand picked to be featured on Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest’s network AXS TV show “THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS.”  They wowed a national audience during their live performance at The Roxy in Hollywood California, with special guest appearance from Caleb Quaye,  KMAE are known for performing a technically accurate Vegas style production, featuring the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of Elton John.

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Angel Street - Reader's Theater
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Angel Street - Reader's Theater

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Angel Street, or Gaslight, is the demonic story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in London. Under the guise of kindness, Jack Manningham is torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity.   With twists and turns ultimately evidence is discovered that proves Jack’s cruelty and guilt

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Ragtime
Jun
28
to Aug 11

Ragtime

Famous historical characters and a rich score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-20th-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three people — a stifled married woman from the upper classes, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young musician from Harlem — whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined.

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Shakespeare by the Sea - Comedy of Errors and Henry V - On Tour
Jun
28
to Aug 17

Shakespeare by the Sea - Comedy of Errors and Henry V - On Tour

COMEDY OF ERRORS: A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore! Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest.

HENRY V Shakespeare’s most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England. After laying claim to French lands and being ridiculed, Henry marches off to war. Although sorely outnumbered, Henry rallies his troops and, at Agincourt, achieves a decisive victory.

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Gypsy - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Nicks
Jun
20
to Jun 23

Gypsy - Celebrating the Music of Stevie Nicks

The feel of authenticity in Rikki Lee Wilson’s performance as Stevie Nicks is enhanced by the lush backing vocals of Deanna Carroll and Terry Pavia. The ever-talented Kyle Wilson fills the role of a Stevie Nicks guitarist with effortless fidelity. From the other side of the stage comes authentic synth textures and keyboard parts tastefully executed by Sid Cherry who has all the right sounds from Stevie Nicks’ biggest hits.

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Into The Woods
Jun
15
to Jul 21

Into The Woods

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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The Graduate
Jun
14
to Jun 30

The Graduate

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.

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Pepperland: Captures the Magic of The Beatles
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Pepperland: Captures the Magic of The Beatles

When the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turned 50—50!—in 2017, the city of Liverpool marked the occasion with an ambitious, multidisciplinary festival honoring the seminal album. Thirteen works—one for each track on the recording—were commissioned to celebrate what is often considered not just the finest achievement of Liverpool’s beloved native sons—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr—but also the greatest rock album of all time.

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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jun
8
to Jun 29

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar traces the last seven days of the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Judas fears that the compassionate movement with Jesus at its head has become a personality cult with many of Jesus' statements being taken up and twisted by his followers. Jesus must be stopped! Jesus is regularly ministered to by a street woman, Mary Magdalen but what is worse, he is being hailed as the Messiah. Judas meets with the Priests of Judaea and resulting from the meeting agrees to betray Jesus for which he will receive 30 pieces of silver in payment. Meanwhile, Jesus preaches throughout the land offering riches in the after-life - but not here on earth.

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Nunsense - Cabrillo Playhouse
Jun
7
to Jun 30

Nunsense - Cabrillo Playhouse

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.

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A Piece of my Heart
Jun
7
to Jun 30

A Piece of my Heart

You will be moved by the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington, D.C. A work with the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history.

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The Odd-Essy - Casa Romantica
Jun
6
to Jun 7

The Odd-Essy - Casa Romantica

Comedy, music, and fun! Take a wild ride with the Troubies as you sail the Greek seas with the cast of “The Odd-Essy,” a hilarious spin on the classic Greek drama. Backstage West calls Troubadour Theater Company’s performances “pure enjoyment that catches adults and small children laughing at the same jokes.” LA Times chimes in: “The Troubies [presented]…an astounding and exhausting evening of helpless laughter.”

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
May
28
to Jun 9

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Orange County’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters behind Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. 

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor
May
24
to Jun 23

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

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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,

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The Addams Family
May
24
to Jun 9

The Addams Family

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.

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Harvey - Laguna Playhouse
May
19
to Jun 16

Harvey - Laguna Playhouse

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?

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M. Butterfly
May
11
to Jun 8

M. Butterfly

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

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Fiddler on the Roof
May
7
to May 19

Fiddler on the Roof

Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!),” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

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