Written by Patrick Chavis
In the 1800’s because of the arrival of famous polish theatre actress Helena Modjeska and other notable actors and actresses, the Tustin and Santa Ana area theatre scene started to gain traction. They would perform shows at French’s Opera House in Santa Ana and a few other venues in the Orange County region.
Although they were successful in 1800’s the transition into 1900’s was not a good one. The theatre culture in the 1900’s consisted of only a handful of people, mostly teachers at Tustin High School contributing to the musical scene.  Continue Reading