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Arts & Learning Conservatory Presents : INTO THE WOODS JR @ Segerstrom High Theatre – April 21 – 23

Into the Woods and Happy Ever After!

Costa Mesa, CA (March 31, 2017) The Arts & Learning Conservatory is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods Jr. from Friday, April 21-Sunday April 23rd at Segerstrom High Theater.

Our cast of 35 talented youths, aged from nine years old through early teens, were drawn from all over Orange County: Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Tustin, Fountain Valley and more. Watch them take on this energetic musical that includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk!), and of course the Witch – all who meet and interact in this whimsical & original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey into the woods.
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Original Show : Trumped by Lauren Velasco playing One Night Only @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana

Trumped: A Special Inauguration Day Event, occurring Jan 20th 7pm @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana 

Synopsis: T’was the night before the inauguration and all through the White House everyone was stirring, because things were f!*%ked up! The date is January 19th, 2017 and Donald Trump needs to be visited by three spirits who are ready to teach him some lessons. He is visited by the ghost of none other than the former Supreme Court Justice, Scalia, who gives him a warning and a chance at redemption. This chance comes in the form of three spirits  resembling women of great importance in his life. They show him images of his past, injustices of today and dangers of the future. He sees the pain of his childhood, the bloodshed around the world, and the damage he will do to the United States. Realizing his error of  running for president with no qualifications, experience, or feasible plans, he swears to make things right. This dark comedy is a mixture of the classic story of “A Christmas Carol” and current affairs. Taken from the press release

100% of funds raised will support charities and organizations that have been threatened with defunding under the new administration.

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WTC View @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Over in Santa Ana, Theatre Out is putting on a show that focuses on what is probably the most horrifying date in living America’s collective memory –September 11th.  Written by Brian Sloan and directed by David C. Carnevale, WTC View ventures into the United States’ mental and emotional response to the pain of that day.  The reflective nature found here is both sorrowful and deeply cerebral. Continue Reading

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Slow Burning Masterpiece : Torch Song Trilogy @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

(Warning – this show  is not for children and includes dark material).

Aptly titled Torch Song Trilogy, this stripped down rendition of the Tony Award winning show is a slow burning epic about a drag queen. Directed by Tito Ortiz, the story is truly touching, and it’s a shame it isn’t performed more often. If or when you miss this show, you will be missing a truly great production in Orange County Theatre history.   Continue Reading

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