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"The King and I" -- Rodgers & Hammerstein's Beloved Musical

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Tue, February 27
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $89
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Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by "The New York Times", makes a royal appearance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in... [more+]

Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning production of this classic musical, dubbed "breathtaking and exquisite" by "The New York Times", makes a royal appearance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Set in 1860's Bangkok, "The King and I" tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. This Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is "too beautiful to miss," according to "New York" magazine, boasting a score with such beloved standards as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." [less-]

Holiday Version of Quirky Family One-Man Show

at Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre and Cultural Center, Huntington Beach
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Wed, November 01
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FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $39

The holidays are chaotic enough for most people, but if you've seen any of Steve Solomon's "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish ..." one-man shows, you know that his family celebrations probably t... [more+]

The holidays are chaotic enough for most people, but if you've seen any of Steve Solomon's "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish ..." one-man shows, you know that his family celebrations probably take the cake. And this holiday season, you're invited to the party! With a wondrously funny performance from actor-comedian Peter Fogel, this seasonal entry in the series finds Solomon at Grandma's holiday dinner, where anyone who's under 55 ends up at the kids' table and all 35 guests have to share one toilet. Spend some quality time with the Solomon family as "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm Home for the Holidays!" comes to the Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre and Cultural Center. [less-]

9/11 Conspiracy Theory Thriller "Yankee Tavern"

at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Costa Mesa
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Sat, October 28
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FULL PRICE: $18 - $22
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Steven Dietz's acclaimed thriller about 9/11 conspiracy theories, "Yankee Tavern", comes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. It's a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work that leaves audiences questi... [more+]

Steven Dietz's acclaimed thriller about 9/11 conspiracy theories, "Yankee Tavern", comes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. It's a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work that leaves audiences questioning everything they know, or think they know. When a mysterious stranger walks into a run-down New York City bar, five years after 9/11, and orders beers for himself and his imaginary friend, what seems like the beginning of a barroom joke quickly becomes a sobering descent into the dark corners of urban legend and America's obsession with conspiracy theories. [less-]

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hit Musical "In the Heights"

at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB, Long Beach
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Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $37.50 - $119.50
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With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton"), "In the Heights" made a huge splash on Broadway,... [more+]

With incredible hip-hop dancing, a contemporary Latin-flavored score and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of the hit Broadway show "Hamilton"), "In the Heights" made a huge splash on Broadway, scoring the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical and winning over audiences with its fresh-faced charm and vibrant music. This Musical Theatre West production takes you on an exhilarating theatrical journey into the lives of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City -- a place where the coffee from Usnavi's corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the scent of impending change. Don't miss this vibrant musical at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. [less-]

"Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA": A Waking Dream of Mexico

at Grand Chapiteau at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
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FULL PRICE: $75 - $110
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Step right up into the Grand Chapiteau at Dodger Stadium and discover the surreal world of "LUZIA", where an imaginary Mexico springs to life to the soundtrack of brassy Mexican and Latin American sou... [more+]

Step right up into the Grand Chapiteau at Dodger Stadium and discover the surreal world of "LUZIA", where an imaginary Mexico springs to life to the soundtrack of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, "Cirque du Soleil"'s new big-top show "LUZIA" features original music written for a live acoustic setting mixed with the electro-pop of Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible. Catch "LUZIA" -- a combination of the Spanish words "luz" (light) and "lluvia" (rain), two elements at the heart of the show -- on the Los Angeles stop of its world tour. [less-]

"Jersey Boys": Frankie Valli Musical Pre-Sale

at Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside
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Wed, January 17
Thu, January 18
FULL PRICE: $79.75 - $101.50
OFFER PRICE: $65 - $85

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon "Jersey Boys" takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, following the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of f... [more+]

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical phenomenon "Jersey Boys" takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, following the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four guys from Jersey who work their way up from the streets of Newark to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, selling 175 million records worldwide before the age of 30. Although Valli and his cohorts Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn't always go so smoothly between them off stage -- and this story has made them an international sensation all over again. Experience the groundbreaking group's hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)" and more. With this special pre-sale offer, you can snag tickets to this smash musical coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. [less-]

Mel Brooks' Monstrously Funny Musical

at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos
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Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $75
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Mel Brooks jolted his classic movie comedy "Young Frankenstein" back to life with a bunch of hilarious new songs, turning it into a monster Broadway hit. Now it's coming to the Cerritos Center for the... [more+]

Mel Brooks jolted his classic movie comedy "Young Frankenstein" back to life with a bunch of hilarious new songs, turning it into a monster Broadway hit. Now it's coming to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in a new 3D Theatricals production that tracks the tongue-in-cheek tale of young Dr. Frankenstein (or "Fronkensteen," as he prefers to be known) as he tries to complete his grandfather's work of re-animating the dead. He's helped out -- kinda -- by the hunchbacked, bulging-eyed Igor, his beautiful lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, of course. The Brooks-penned score boasts such catchy tunes as "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." [less-]

Vivica A. Fox Reprises Love Guru Role on Stage

at Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater, Long Beach
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Sun, October 29
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Ah, relationships. Sometimes they can feel like you're playing a game you don't know the rules to. If only there was "someone" to explain it all. Someone like, say, Vivica A. Fox? Well, maybe not Fox ... [more+]

Ah, relationships. Sometimes they can feel like you're playing a game you don't know the rules to. If only there was "someone" to explain it all. Someone like, say, Vivica A. Fox? Well, maybe not Fox herself, but for sure the character she played in the hit 2001 film "Two Can Play That Game", by the writer of "Barbershop". But what would the relationship guru with all the answers do when she found her own man stepping out? What "wouldn't" she do? Fox once again lays down the rules -- this time on stage at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center in Je'Caryous Johnson's theatrical adaptation. The star-studded cast also includes "Scandal"'s Columbus Short, R&B singer Vivian Green and "Real Housewife" Porsha Williams. The game just got real. [less-]

Riveting Jury Room Drama

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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FULL PRICE: $50 - $80
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Over the course of one monumentally tense afternoon, a dozen ordinary citizens decide the fate of a teenager alleged to have murdered his own father. What initially appears to be an open-and-shut case... [more+]

Over the course of one monumentally tense afternoon, a dozen ordinary citizens decide the fate of a teenager alleged to have murdered his own father. What initially appears to be an open-and-shut case proves to be anything but, as passions are ignited and prejudices are revealed. Maybe the most famous legal drama ever written, Reginald Rose's original play inspired an Oscar-nominated film and several other acclaimed adaptations. Now, the latest version of the classic "12 Angry Men" comes to the stage at the Laguna Playhouse. [less-]

"Something Rotten!" -- Broadway's Smash Hit Musical

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
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Tue, November 07
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $89
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You're sure to have a stinkin' good time when you see Broadway's "Something Rotten!" This "big, fat hit" ("New York Post") is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of ... [more+]

You're sure to have a stinkin' good time when you see Broadway's "Something Rotten!" This "big, fat hit" ("New York Post") is set in the '90s -- the 1590s, that is -- and tells the hilarious story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, "Something Rotten!" is ""The Producers" plus "Spamalot" plus "The Book of Mormon". Squared!" ("New York Magazine"). Don't miss this dazzling show when it makes its Southern California premiere at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. [less-]

Ghostly Theatrical Thriller: "The Woman in Black"

at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton
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Thu, October 19
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In this spine-tingling gothic thriller, a lawyer is obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. In an attempt to exorcise the fear that grips his soul, he recruits a ... [more+]

In this spine-tingling gothic thriller, a lawyer is obsessed with a curse that he believes was cast over his family by a specter. In an attempt to exorcise the fear that grips his soul, he recruits a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story. As the two men re-create the events of an ill-fated dark and stormy night, the suspense builds and the exorcism becomes more of a summoning of the ghost herself ... and, legend has it, anyone who sees her dies. STAGEStheatre brings the classic theatrical horror "The Woman in Black" -- the second-longest running play in the history of London's West End -- to Fullerton for this Halloween season. [less-]

"Anything Goes": The Beloved Musical by Cole Porter

at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra
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Fri, October 20
Sat, October 21
FULL PRICE: $25 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $20

Some of the most memorable music in theater history comes to the stage of the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse with Cole Porter's classic "Anything Goes". This boy-meets-girl roller c... [more+]

Some of the most memorable music in theater history comes to the stage of the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse with Cole Porter's classic "Anything Goes". This boy-meets-girl roller coaster ride centers on Billy Crocker, a young Wall Street broker who falls hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress. When he sees her boarding a boat to London, he throws caution to the wind and becomes a stowaway. Craziness ensues when fellow passengers -- including evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney and second-rate gangster Moonface Martin -- decide to help Billy win his true love. Showcasing Porter's signature wit and masterful composition skills, the musical features timeless tunes like "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top" and, of course, the title track. [less-]

Halloween Drag Show and Dinner: "Drop Dead GOREgeous"

at Velvet Lounge, Santa Ana
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Sat, October 21
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FULL PRICE: $49.99 - $69.99
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This Halloween, creep into the Velvet Lounge and get your freak on as SoCal's leading drag dinner theater presents the "Drop Dead GOREgeous Dinner Show", an all-new production of its popular seasonal ... [more+]

This Halloween, creep into the Velvet Lounge and get your freak on as SoCal's leading drag dinner theater presents the "Drop Dead GOREgeous Dinner Show", an all-new production of its popular seasonal show. Indulge in a world of mystery and horror as a fury of freaks trickle out of their mad house to come play with (and scare) you. These lovely female impersonators will bewitch you with their charms and haunt your nightmares, so prepare yourself for plenty of blood, guts and glitter. In addition to the show, you'll enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal. [less-]

Drag Kings Entertain in "'Staches, Not Lashes"

at Velvet Lounge, Santa Ana
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Wed, October 25
Wed, November 22
Wed, December 27
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

When it comes to high-energy stage shows featuring performers in drag, queens have long dominated the genre. But a regime change is in the air. In this show at Santa Ana's Velvet Lounge, the ladies ha... [more+]

When it comes to high-energy stage shows featuring performers in drag, queens have long dominated the genre. But a regime change is in the air. In this show at Santa Ana's Velvet Lounge, the ladies have abdicated their throne and now the drag kings reign supreme. "'Staches, Not Lashes" features a stellar cast of swaggering, masculine dudes who you'd never guess are actually women. This monthly cabaret is hosted by male-impersonator Landon Cider, with guests including Havok Von Doom, Ivory Onyx and Phantom. [less-]

Comedy, Music, Acrobatics and More at Teatro Martini Dinner Cabaret

at Teatro Martini, Buena Park
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Fri, October 20
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FULL PRICE: $65.50 - $73.45
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Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-co... [more+]

Teatro Martini's sizzling dinner spectacular features an edgy combination of cabaret, comedy, music and cirque-style aerials and acrobatics. The Teatro Martini experience comes complete with a four-course meal. As you dine on your gourmet entree, you'll be captivated by an energetic show of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatic acts, live music and more. Teatro Martini's performers come from across the globe to provide you with a captivating and tantalizing getaway from the ordinary. [less-]

Interactive Comedy "Sister's Halloween Catechism"

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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Mon, October 23
Mon, October 30
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

It's that time of year again and everyone's favorite cranky nun, Sister, is preparing her classroom for "Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales". When Maripat Donovan's se... [more+]

It's that time of year again and everyone's favorite cranky nun, Sister, is preparing her classroom for "Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales". When Maripat Donovan's seasonal one-woman interactive comedy returns to the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, she's got some hauntingly funny Halloween-centric shenanigans up her habit's sleeve. You'll find out the Church's take on all those familiar Halloween tales of ghosts and goblins, as explained by the country's feistiest nun. "The Hollywood Reporter" has praised her shows as "a laugh-filled evening for all cultures and religions." And, of course, the "Catechism" is filled with Sister's signature class participation, so expect to get some hands-on experience in how to build a Catholic-appropriate costume. [less-]

"Aladdin and His Winter Wish": Modern Spin On Classic Tale With Pop Music, Magic & More

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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Thu, December 07
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Prepare to take flight on a magic carpet ride and discover a whole new world filled with plenty of humor, whimsy and pop tunes when "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" soars into Laguna Playhouse for the th... [more+]

Prepare to take flight on a magic carpet ride and discover a whole new world filled with plenty of humor, whimsy and pop tunes when "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" soars into Laguna Playhouse for the third year in a row. Produced in the style of a classic British Yuletide panto, which traditionally takes a well-known fairy tale and gives it a wacky, melodramatic makeover," Aladdin and His Winter Wish" updates the classic tale from "Arabian Nights" with plenty of singing, dancing and audience participation, along with modern pop songs from One Direction, Right Said Fred and Earth Wind and Fire. Bring the whole family and enjoy this fun holiday tradition. [less-]

"Cabaret": Immerse Yourself in the Hit Musical

at The GEM Theater, Garden Grove
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $30
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There's no better way to experience the dark, decadent Tony-winning musical "Cabaret" than with an immersive staging that turns the theater itself into the show's famous Kit Kat Club. You can even enj... [more+]

There's no better way to experience the dark, decadent Tony-winning musical "Cabaret" than with an immersive staging that turns the theater itself into the show's famous Kit Kat Club. You can even enjoy food and drink at your table during this performance at The Gem Theater in Garden Grove, where the enigmatic Emcee, charismatic singer Sally Bowles and other colorful characters are eager to entertain you with sultry numbers like "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen," "Mein Herr," "Maybe This Time" and of course, the title tune. [less-]

Modern Drama Explores Woes of TV Writers

at Modjeska Playhouse, Lake Forest
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Thu, October 19
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FULL PRICE: $28
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In "Cut", three reality television writers are every inch as desperate as the housewives at the center of their show, "Ladies of Malibu". Danno, an editor well on his way to a belly full of ulcers, ha... [more+]

In "Cut", three reality television writers are every inch as desperate as the housewives at the center of their show, "Ladies of Malibu". Danno, an editor well on his way to a belly full of ulcers, harbors a secret guilt for deserting his sick sister. Renee is in the midst of a divorce and at a significant turning point in her career. Colette has allowed her ceaseless ambition to land her in a world of trouble, as she guns for Renee's job and Danno's respect. As the show unfolds, all three of them will discover that it's infinitely easier to yell "Cut!' on set that it is in one's own life. Catch Crystal Skillman's "Cut" at the Modjeska Playhouse in Lake Forest. [less-]

Bram Stoker's "Dracula" On Stage

at Camino Real Playhouse, San Juan Capistrano
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The granddaddy of vampire stories, Bram Stoker's "Dracula" gets more bite in Steven Dietz's stage adaptation coming to the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano. A dark, mysterious force has co... [more+]

The granddaddy of vampire stories, Bram Stoker's "Dracula" gets more bite in Steven Dietz's stage adaptation coming to the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano. A dark, mysterious force has come to London, casting a spell over its citizens. It's up to a small group led by Abraham Van Helsing to get to the bottom of it and save themselves before it's too late. Steven Dietz is one of the most produced playwrights in America, and his new adaptation of "Dracula" captures the suspense and seduction of the original for a "wickedly theatrical" (Dramatists Play Service) show. [less-]

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