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"Pageant of the Masters": Paintings Come Alive

at Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
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Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
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Mon, August 26
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $70
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $36

See a work of art come to life at the "Pageant of the Masters". This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the... [more+]

See a work of art come to life at the "Pageant of the Masters". This one-of-a-kind production, an Orange County tradition, uses real people to recreate classical and contemporary paintings down to the finest detail. As you take in the visual marvel, a narrator guides you through the story behind each work while a live orchestra sets the tone. This year's presentation, "The Time Machine", takes inspiration from science fiction and steampunk fantasies to take you around the world and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories. [less-]

"Shrek": A Musical With Layers

at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $22.50 - $32.50

Everyone's favorite ogre comes to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film "Shrek". The fun family affair tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing ... [more+]

Everyone's favorite ogre comes to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film "Shrek". The fun family affair tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, the unlikely hero Shrek fights a fearsome dragon, meets a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t found only in fairy tales. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and 3-D Theatricals Executive Producer T.J. Dawson in the title role, "Shrek The Musical" is fun for the whole family at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. [less-]

"The Wizard of Oz"

at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
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Thu, August 22
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $40
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion down the Yellow Brick Road in this musical spectacular based on the classic MGM Film! Perfect for family members of all ages, this heartwarmin... [more+]

Follow Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion down the Yellow Brick Road in this musical spectacular based on the classic MGM Film! Perfect for family members of all ages, this heartwarming show will leave you humming such classics as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had a Brain," "If I Were King of the Forest" and so many more! There really is 'no place like home' like our historic La Habra Depot Playhouse -- an actual converted railroad station! Mysterium Theater is so proud to bring such a beloved story to the stage and we cannot wait to see you and the whole family at the theater! [less-]

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

at Teatro Martini, Buena Park
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
Fri, August 30
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Fri, August 23
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Fri, August 30
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Fri, September 06
Sat, September 07
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Fri, October 04
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FULL PRICE: $74.05
OFFER PRICE: $39

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-]

2019 Season at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center

at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Thu, August 29
Fri, August 30
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Thu, August 22
Thu, August 29
Fri, August 30
Thu, September 05
Thu, September 12
Thu, September 19
Thu, October 03
Thu, October 10
Thu, October 24
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $19

From live theater to modern dance, jazz to local country music, Fullerton's Muckenthaler Cultural Center showcases exceptional entertainment. In 2019, guests will experience a rum tasting and seafarin... [more+]

From live theater to modern dance, jazz to local country music, Fullerton's Muckenthaler Cultural Center showcases exceptional entertainment. In 2019, guests will experience a rum tasting and seafarin’ music with John Kraus And The Goers, Motown hits with Dallas and Doll, and doo-wop by The Alley Cats. Plus, Celtic bluegrass, Christmas in July, and an evening of classic jazz with the lovely Linda Purl. [less-]

"High School Musical"

at Musical Theatre Village, Irvine
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
Sat, August 24
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Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
Sat, August 24
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FULL PRICE: $21
OFFER PRICE: $10.50

The Disney Channel's original movie event "High School Musical" was so successful it received its own stage adaptation, and now the Wildcats are coming to Musical Theatre Village in Irvine. The musica... [more+]

The Disney Channel's original movie event "High School Musical" was so successful it received its own stage adaptation, and now the Wildcats are coming to Musical Theatre Village in Irvine. The musical updates the timeless love story "Romeo and Juliet" to a modern day high school romance. Singing and dancing to classics like "You Are the Music in Me" and "Bop to the Top," these lovable youths deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Although Troy plays ball and Gabriella sticks to the books, they find common ground -- and romance -- auditioning for the school musical, but will the couple's alliance allow them to "Stick to the Status Quo?" [less-]

"A Nice Family Gathering"

at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 08
Sat, November 09
Sun, November 10
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Fri, November 08
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

A story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes ... [more+]

A story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission: to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can't hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner. [less-]

"An Inspector Calls"

at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 10
Sat, January 11
Sun, January 12
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Fri, January 10
Sat, January 11
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

In an English industrial city, a young girl commits suicide and an inspector calls on an eminently respectable British family, subjecting them to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. The fa... [more+]

In an English industrial city, a young girl commits suicide and an inspector calls on an eminently respectable British family, subjecting them to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. The family is straight-laced and closely knit. But what lurks beneath are brought to the surface when all members of the group are implicated in the girl’s undoing. "An Inspector Calls" is an effective presentation of how humans react and what they will do for self-preservation. [less-]

Crazy Antics Abound in "Murder Runs in the Family"

at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 06
Sat, March 07
Sun, March 08
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Fri, March 06
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

Heather Pallfeather is a damsel in distress whose stepfather just kicked the bucket. Or did somebody kick it for him? With this crazy family it’s hard to tell. To get to the truth she hires a privat... [more+]

Heather Pallfeather is a damsel in distress whose stepfather just kicked the bucket. Or did somebody kick it for him? With this crazy family it’s hard to tell. To get to the truth she hires a private eye named Jack Sparks to act as her fiancé for the reading of the will. Sparks thinks of himself as a pretty shrewd cookie … until the lights go out and he starts to crumble. Throw in the mother who gets lost in her own house, a cousin who’s married to a known convict, interchangeable twins, a stepsister, and a butler with the personality of a tongue depressor and the hilarity begins. Enjoy the antics of "Murder Runs in the Family" at the Westminster Community Playhouse. [less-]

"Little House on The Prairie" The Musical

at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 08
Sat, May 09
Sun, May 10
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Based on the TV series, and now seen through the magic of live theatre, this musical follows the Ingalls family‘s journey westward to a new settlement where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope to make a better l... [more+]

Based on the TV series, and now seen through the magic of live theatre, this musical follows the Ingalls family‘s journey westward to a new settlement where Ma and Pa Ingalls hope to make a better life for their children. It tells the story of their struggle to keep their land claim. In story, song and dance, we see the interaction between the Ingalls Family and their newfound friends (and foes). Most of all, the story follows Laura as she grows from the wild child who loves to run free, into a woman who embraces the responsibilities of her own future while struggling to remain true to herself. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": Interactive Murder Mystery

at Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim, Anaheim
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 31
Sat, September 07
Sat, September 28
FULL PRICE: $118
OFFER PRICE: $59

Named the best show of its kind across the country, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Anaheim's Four Points by Sheraton to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a delicious four-course dinner. And since ... [more+]

Named the best show of its kind across the country, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Anaheim's Four Points by Sheraton to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a delicious four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes a salad, entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

Saucy Sassiness Served Up at the "Lipstick and Lashes Drag & Dinner Show"

at Velvet Lounge, Santa Ana
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
FULL PRICE: $49.99 - $69.99
OFFER PRICE: $21.99 - $44.99

If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the St... [more+]

If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the Strip. "Lipstick and Lashes" is hosted by television star and female impersonator Pandora Boxx from RuPaul's hit shows "Drag Race" and "All-Star Drag Race". Along with a delicious three-course dinner in an intimate atmosphere, expect sparkle, feathers, incredible costumes, comedy, impersonations, sexy backup dancers ... and lashes for days. [less-]

"Rock on Broadway!" — Musical Faves Under the Stars

at The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center, Buena Park
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
Fri, August 30
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Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
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FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

"Rock on Broadway!" is a musical "rock-umentary" featuring smash hit songs from some of the greatest rock musicals ever to hit Broadway. Hear songs from "Rent", "Hair", "Tommy", "Hairspray", "Rocky Ho... [more+]

"Rock on Broadway!" is a musical "rock-umentary" featuring smash hit songs from some of the greatest rock musicals ever to hit Broadway. Hear songs from "Rent", "Hair", "Tommy", "Hairspray", "Rocky Horror", "Godspell", "Xanadu", "Pippin", "Grease", "Footloose", "Saturday Night Fever", "Fame", "Mama Mia!" and many more! See it all under the stars at The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center in Buena Park. [less-]

Madcap Farce "Lend Me a Tenor" at Westminster Community Theater

at Westminster Community Playhouse, Westminster
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 13
Sat, September 14
Sun, September 15
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Fri, September 13
Sat, September 14
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Fri, September 20
Sat, September 21
Sun, September 22
Fri, September 27
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

A world-famous tenor is due to perform at the Cleveland Grand Opera, but through a hilarious series of mishaps, the star passes out and is apparently unable to go on. The opera company members hastily... [more+]

A world-famous tenor is due to perform at the Cleveland Grand Opera, but through a hilarious series of mishaps, the star passes out and is apparently unable to go on. The opera company members hastily attempt to save the day--with uproarious results. [less-]

"Sigh No More": Theatrical Event With Bard's Most Famous Couples

at Lyceum Theater, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 25
Sat, October 26
Sat, October 26
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Fri, October 25
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Fri, November 01
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FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Spend an evening with some of the Bard's most famous couples from Romeo and Juliet to Beatrice and Benedick. "Sigh No More" is an original theatrical event that exposes and explodes the familiar relat... [more+]

Spend an evening with some of the Bard's most famous couples from Romeo and Juliet to Beatrice and Benedick. "Sigh No More" is an original theatrical event that exposes and explodes the familiar relationships from Shakespeare's celebrated canon. [less-]

Cirque Mei

at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 14
Sun, September 15
FULL PRICE: $39 - $89
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $65

From the Hebei Province in the People's Republic of China, Cirque Mei features traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chi... [more+]

From the Hebei Province in the People's Republic of China, Cirque Mei features traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. With a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats, these performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa will include many of the most popular Chinese circus routines including hoops diving, lion dance, collective bicycle skills, flying meteors, foot juggling with umbrellas, female contortion, and ladder balancing act. Cirque Mei was founded in 1976 and supports a community of over 130 circus performers who tour throughout China and the world. [less-]

Madcap Hitchcock Spoof "The 39 Steps"

at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Costa Mesa
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 24
Sun, August 25
Fri, August 30
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Sun, August 25
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Thu, September 05
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

For the first regular production of its 55th season, the Costa Mesa Playhouse presents the hilarious spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller "The 39 Steps". Mix a Hitchcock film masterpiece with a ... [more+]

For the first regular production of its 55th season, the Costa Mesa Playhouse presents the hilarious spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller "The 39 Steps". Mix a Hitchcock film masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the riotous whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in Patrick Barlow’s fast-paced adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller, which was based on John Buchan’s 1915 novel. Winner of two Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Award, and the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "The 39 Steps" is directed by Chris Mertan, and stars Aaron Alford, Caroline Jones, Peter Hilton and Michael Kaye. [less-]

"Young Frankenstein": The Monstrously Funny Musical

at Whittier Center Theatre, Whittier
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 06
Sat, September 07
Fri, September 13
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Sat, September 07
Fri, September 13
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

From the zany mind of Mel Brooks, a now-classic movie comedy (based on a true classic of 30's horror) makes its way to the stage. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of monster reanimator Victor, struggl... [more+]

From the zany mind of Mel Brooks, a now-classic movie comedy (based on a true classic of 30's horror) makes its way to the stage. Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of monster reanimator Victor, struggles to live down the family reputation, but it isn't to be. Summoned home to the family laboratory, and assisted by Igor, the lovely lab assistant Inga, and Frau Blucher, his grandfather's housekeeper and main squeeze, he is soon caught up in the family business. A monster hit, WCT will be puttin' on the show (and the Ritz), and you don't want to miss one silly minute! [less-]

"Yoga Play"

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 25
Thu, September 26
Thu, September 26
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Wed, September 25
Thu, September 26
Thu, September 26
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Sat, September 28
Sat, September 28
Tue, October 01
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Sun, October 06
Wed, October 09
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Thu, October 10
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Sat, October 12
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Sun, October 13
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $27

"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 an... [more+]

"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. Inspired by playwright Dipika Guha’s life in Orange County, CA, "Yoga Play" lovingly and hysterically highlights the intersection between spirituality, commerce and comedy. “Comic Nirvana!” ("San Francisco Chronicle"). [less-]

"James and the Giant Peach"

at Musical Theatre Village, Irvine
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 13
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 14
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Fri, September 13
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 14
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Fri, September 20
Sat, September 21
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Fri, September 27
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Sun, September 29
Fri, October 04
Sat, October 05
Sat, October 05
Sun, October 06
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Sat, October 12
Sat, October 12
Sun, October 13
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FULL PRICE: $18 - $21
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.50

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach that rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous prop... [more+]

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach that rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. With a collection of singing insects along for the ride, they face hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Based on the beloved and quirky story, Roald Dahl’s "James and the Giant Peach Jr." is a charming and clever new take on the family classic. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty book, join James and the gang in this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery. [less-]

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