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"The Book of Mormon"

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
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FULL PRICE: $34.75 - $114.75
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"The New York Times" calls it "the best musical of the century." "The Washington Post" says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And "Entertainment Weekly" says, "Grade A... [more+]

"The New York Times" calls it "the best musical of the century." "The Washington Post" says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And "Entertainment Weekly" says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of "The Tonight Show" calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's "The Book of Mormon", the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, "The Book of Mormon" has truly become an international sensation. [less-]

Melanie Griffith in "The Graduate" Onstage

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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FULL PRICE: $80 - $95
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Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith stars as the original cougar, Mrs. Robinson, in the Broadway stage adaptation of "The Graduate" at the Laguna Playhouse. Chock-full of memorable dialogue -- not to menti... [more+]

Oscar nominee Melanie Griffith stars as the original cougar, Mrs. Robinson, in the Broadway stage adaptation of "The Graduate" at the Laguna Playhouse. Chock-full of memorable dialogue -- not to mention the most quoted single-word utterance in the history of the movies ("plastics") -- this still-surprising yet universal coming-of-age tale has been a part of pop culture for decades, first as a novel, then as the classic 1967 film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Now this stage production gives new life to the story of a directionless college grad who embarks on an affair with the wife of his father's business partner -- only to fall in love with her daughter. Don't miss Melanie Griffith in this iconic role. [less-]

"Guys and Dolls" Brings Swingin' '40s to Life

at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB, Long Beach
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Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise "Time" magazine pronounced "Guys and Dolls" "the greatest of all American musicals."... [more+]

Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," it's no surprise "Time" magazine pronounced "Guys and Dolls" "the greatest of all American musicals." The Tony-winning musical is set in New York City during the swinging 1940s. The story follows Nathan Detroit, who turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the cash to float the biggest craps game in town. When dolls -- especially a straitlaced missionary named Sarah Brown -- get involved, the term "high stakes" applies to both love and money. See Frank Loesser's beloved Broadway rom-com at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. [less-]

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

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
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Tue, February 27
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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-]

"Love Never Dies": Sequel to Broadway's "Phantom"

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa
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FULL PRICE: $29 - $89
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The ultimate love story continues in "Love Never Dies", Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera". Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom ha... [more+]

The ultimate love story continues in "Love Never Dies", Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera". Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as "Love Never Dies" brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. [less-]

"Oklahoma!" -- Fun & Romantic Musical Favorite

at Musical Theatre Village, Irvine
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FULL PRICE: $16
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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a romantic rivalry on the Western frontier boasts a collection of classic songs and a spirit that's made it an enduring favorite. The... [more+]

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a romantic rivalry on the Western frontier boasts a collection of classic songs and a spirit that's made it an enduring favorite. The story of the lovely Laurey and her two determined suitors -- Curly the cowboy and Jud the hired farmhand -- tackles the class issues between farmers and cattlemen in the rugged landscape of a new state. Featuring such Broadway favorites as "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "People Will Say We're in Love," "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top," and the exuberant title song, this brilliant first collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein set box-office records as it ushered in the Golden Age of American musical theater. See this classic in Irvine at Musical Theatre Village. [less-]

Classic Broadway Musical "42nd Street" at Rose Center Theater

at Rose Center Theater, Westminster
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A hit since its 1980 debut on Broadway, "42nd Street" follows the journey of star-struck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to make her mark in show business. It's a a classic story of dedication, ... [more+]

A hit since its 1980 debut on Broadway, "42nd Street" follows the journey of star-struck chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she tries to make her mark in show business. It's a a classic story of dedication, hard work, talent and being in the right place at the right time. And of course there is also a love story. Set during the Great Depression, "42nd Street" is filled with classic musical numbers, including "We're in the Money," "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and "Lullaby of Broadway." "42nd Street" won a Tony Award for its original 1980 production and continues to thrill audiences today. [less-]

"Shrek The Musical": Everyone's Favorite Ogre Live

at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra
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Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film "Shrek". This production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip a... [more+]

Everyone's favorite ogre is coming to the stage in this musical adaptation of the beloved animated film "Shrek". This production throws just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender for a hip and funny mash-up. Come along for a song-filled adventure as a very unlikely ogre hero teams up with a sassy donkey and a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress. Together, the trio takes on the short-tempered bad guy, Lord Farquaad, to save their kingdom. Featuring music by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, "Shrek The Musical" promises to be ogre-sized fun for the whole family at the Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse. [less-]

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

at Teatro Martini, Buena Park
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Fri, February 23
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FULL PRICE: $65.50 - $74.05
OFFER PRICE: $39 - $46.95

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-]

Tragi-Comic Musical "A New Brain"

at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Costa Mesa
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FULL PRICE: $20
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Tony Award winner William Finn ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") based this musical on his own experience with a life-threatening neurological disorder. While undergoing emergency brain s... [more+]

Tony Award winner William Finn ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") based this musical on his own experience with a life-threatening neurological disorder. While undergoing emergency brain surgery, Gordon, a songwriter with writer's block, hallucinates a surrealistic musical-within-a-musical starring the people in his life, including mother Mimi, boyfriend Roger, and children's TV show host Mr. Bungee. As Gordon struggles to survive, he finds salvation in the healing power of art. Don't miss "A New Brain" at the Costa Mesa Playhouse. [less-]

"Million Dollar Quartet": The Rock & Roll Musical

at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos
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FULL PRICE: $60 - $85
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On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical "Million Dollar Quartet" was inspired by th... [more+]

On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical "Million Dollar Quartet" was inspired by this legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration between these true legends, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together to form a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." A hit on Broadway, "Million Dollar Quartet" was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Now you can see it at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. [less-]

"Violet": Broadway's Soul-Stirring Hit Musical

at Chance Theater, Anaheim
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One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, "Violet" has entertained critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine ... [more+]

One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, "Violet" has entertained critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori. Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, this powerful musical tells the touching story of a young woman whose face was accidentally scarred as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets two young soldiers who teach her about love, courage and the true meaning of beauty. Her journey of discovery debuted on Broadway in 2014, and now it kicks into gear at the Chance Theater in Anaheim. [less-]

Fake Nun On the Run Turns a Congregation Around

at Curtis Theatre - Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Brea
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Fri, February 23
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Don't miss this inspiring, upbeat, hilarious and high-energy musical comedy based on the hit film with Whoopi Goldberg. Follow disco-diva Deloris Van Cartier as she goes undercover as a nun and challe... [more+]

Don't miss this inspiring, upbeat, hilarious and high-energy musical comedy based on the hit film with Whoopi Goldberg. Follow disco-diva Deloris Van Cartier as she goes undercover as a nun and challenges the congregation with sass, charm and endless talent. Featuring music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken ("Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors"), "Sister Act: The Musical" at the Curtis Theatre in Brea will have you dancing in your seat! [less-]

Mozart's Enchanting "The Magic Flute"

at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
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Thu, February 22
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One of Mozart's most popular operas, "The Magic Flute" is a fairy tale about love telling the story of Tamino and Papageno, a prince and bird catcher tasked by the Queen of the Night to rescue her dau... [more+]

One of Mozart's most popular operas, "The Magic Flute" is a fairy tale about love telling the story of Tamino and Papageno, a prince and bird catcher tasked by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the confinements of a mysterious high priest. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with magic, comedy and some of opera's greatest arias! This semi-staged production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa includes acting, staging, colorful costumes and larger-than-life puppets that enhance the storytelling. Prepare to be enchanted! [less-]

"South Pacific": Rodgers & Hammerstein's Romantic Musical

at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada
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With its hothouse emotions, lush melodies and commentary on racial tolerance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" is both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an i... [more+]

With its hothouse emotions, lush melodies and commentary on racial tolerance, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" is both a romantic musical and a deeply felt drama. As Americans stationed on an island paradise during World War II, a nurse and a GI both fall in love with island residents, but a culture clash threatens their relationships. Ultimately love wins out, but the dangers of war threaten their happy endings. The unforgettable score of this timeless musical is filled with all-time favorites like "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "There is Nothing Like a Dame" and "Bali Ha'i." See for yourself why this Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical has melted the hearts of audiences for over 60 years at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. [less-]

"The Wizard of Oz" Radio Show

at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary, Santa Ana
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Fri, March 16
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

The gorgeous Rose Window Chapel inside of the historic mausoleum at Santa Ana's Fairhaven Memorial Park is the evocative site of this radio-style performance of the classic "Wizard of Oz". The talente... [more+]

The gorgeous Rose Window Chapel inside of the historic mausoleum at Santa Ana's Fairhaven Memorial Park is the evocative site of this radio-style performance of the classic "Wizard of Oz". The talented artists of Star Quality Productions narrate the story, take on the voices of Dorothy and the gang, sing the songs and even provide live foley sound effects. Experience this long-time favorite in an entirely new way and allow your own imagination to lead the way down the legendary yellow-brick road. [less-]

"Elvis '68" Captures a Pivotal Moment in the Icon's Life

at Maverick Theater, Fullerton
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Fri, February 23
Sat, February 24
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It was Elvis Presley at his most charismatic, and only a small group of fans had the privilege of being there... until now. With actor Casey Ryan as Elvis, the musical tribute show "Elvis '68" relives... [more+]

It was Elvis Presley at his most charismatic, and only a small group of fans had the privilege of being there... until now. With actor Casey Ryan as Elvis, the musical tribute show "Elvis '68" relives a historic moment in music history, leather suit and all. This stage re-creation of the crooner's 1968 live comeback special explores a pivotal moment in the life and career of Elvis Presley. At the time, Elvis hadn't played a live show in seven years and his popularity was fading. But what was meant to be a safe Christmas concert turned into an intimate jam session, as Elvis and friends intercut rock 'n' roll hits with storytelling and audience interaction. [less-]

Biggest Hits of Broadway with The Young Americans

at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada
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Fri, March 02
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The incredibly talented performers of The Young Americans spread goodwill and understanding with their international music and theatrical performances -- but before they leave on their next trip, they... [more+]

The incredibly talented performers of The Young Americans spread goodwill and understanding with their international music and theatrical performances -- but before they leave on their next trip, they're spreading some goodwill right here in La Mirada. "Showstoppers" brings together a combination of both current members and Young Americans alumni for a tribute to many of Broadway's most famous songwriters and musicals. Don't miss this high-spirited excursion through decades of Broadway history at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. [less-]

A Fun-Filled Musical Favorite

at Lyceum Theater, Costa Mesa
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Thu, March 01
Fri, March 02
FULL PRICE: $19
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Bursting with rambunctious energy and high-flying singing and dancing, this Tony-winning musical is set in 1850s Oregon and follows the adventures of beleaguered wife Milly, who's desperate to make ov... [more+]

Bursting with rambunctious energy and high-flying singing and dancing, this Tony-winning musical is set in 1850s Oregon and follows the adventures of beleaguered wife Milly, who's desperate to make over and marry off her six brothers-in-law so she doesn't have to take care of them all herself. But her best-laid plans have unintended and hilarious consequences when, in their enthusiasm, the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Based on the classic MGM film of the same name, this Vanguard University Theatre Dept. production of the timeless favorite features fun songs like "Bless Your Beautiful Hide," "Goin' Courtin'" and "Sobbin' Women" on the stage of the Lyceum Theater in Costa Mesa. [less-]

"Bullets Over Broadway" the Musical

at The GEM Theater, Garden Grove
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David Shayne is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work. But he quickly abandons that stance when his producer finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. T... [more+]

David Shayne is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work. But he quickly abandons that stance when his producer finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. The catch? That backer is a mobster who sees Shayne's play as a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, a savant hit-man and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and this is one Broadway show that is sure to knock 'em dead. "Bullets Over Broadway" is a love letter to the Golden Age of theater, complete with showgirls, gangsters and a cast of cuckoo characters. This hilarious musical comedy high-kicks its way into The GEM Theater in Garden Grove. [less-]

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