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Alchemy Theatre Company is moving to Diamond Bar – NEWS

Written by Patrick Chavis

For those unaware of Alchemy Theatre Company, this was taken from their website.

“Alchemy Theatre Company was founded in 2012 by Cory John, Jeff Lowe, Jesse Runde, Stephen John, and Tiffany Berg. The ensemble met working on productions around Orange County and decided to band together out of a desire to diversify the scope of theatre generated in their local community.”

After a decade of putting on shows in Orange County, the theatre company is permanently moving its productions to Diamond Bar. Continue Reading

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Costa Mesa, News, Press Releases, Uncategorized Comments Off on 1st Annual OC Theatre Guild Award winners |

1st Annual OC Theatre Guild Award winners

(Photo by Francis Gacad)

Taken from the Press release:

Awards were given for 16 categories in all. The four gender-neutral acting categories honored two recipients each for a grand total of 20 OCTG Awards handed out during the evening.

Broken down by theater company, Chance Theater had eight awards (Fun Home, Yellowman, Striking 12) Maverick Theater had six awards (The Crucible), Costa Mesa Playhouse had three awards (Silent Sky), and one award apiece for P3 Theatre Company (Doris Day), The Wayward Artist (The Nether), and Curtis Theatre (All Shook Up).

The OC Theatre Guild was founded in 2015 and officially organized in 2019 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 to serve Orange County’s vital artistic community with a mission to nurture, support, and promote live theatre in greater Orange County. Continue Reading

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Chapman, News, Press Releases, Theater Comments Off on Zanna, Don’t! A musical fairytale @ Chapman University |

Zanna, Don’t! A musical fairytale @ Chapman University

Taken from the press release

Event Date: April 28, 2022, April 29, 2022, April 30, 2022, May 5, 2022, May 6, 2022, May 7, 2022 @ 7:30 PM & April 30, 2022, May 7, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Location: Chapman University, Waltmar Theatre

Admission: General Public: $20 | Alumni, Student, Senior: $15  | Chapman Student, Faculty: $10 | CoPA Student or Faculty:  Complimentary

Chapman Events Link: http://tickets.chapman.edu/online/article/zanna

About: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuals are considered an oddity, the characters in the town Heartsville, USA, are all homosexual — or so we think, until one bold student writes a musical about forbidden heterosexual attraction in the army, and the true, closeted desires of two of the cast members come to the surface. A world much like our own, and the chaos that ensues when people love who they want to, gay or straight.

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La Habra, La Habra Depot Theatre, News, Press Releases, Theater, Uncategorized Comments Off on Phantom Projects Theatre Group Takes Over Historic La Habra Depot Theatre |

Phantom Projects Theatre Group Takes Over Historic La Habra Depot Theatre

From a press release:

The historic La Habra Depot Theatre will re-open under the new management of the La Mirada-based Phantom Projects Theatre Group.  The theatre group, which has been presenting theatrical productions at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, has been awarded a five-year lease to manage and program the historic venue owned by the City of La Habra. The 132 seat venue will be renamed The Phantom Projects Theatre at La Habra Depot. The theatre has been dark since February of 2020 when it was vacated by its previous tenants.  The new theatre is not a replacement, but an expansion Phantom Projects’ current operations at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Continue Reading

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Act One Project, News, Press Releases, Santa Ana, Theater, Uncategorized Comments Off on Act One Project presents : Ghost Quartet @ Den Cafe in Santa Ana Q &A with Founder & Artistic Director Kyle Stafford |

Act One Project presents : Ghost Quartet @ Den Cafe in Santa Ana Q &A with Founder & Artistic Director Kyle Stafford

Written by Patrick Chavis

Patrick: What is Ghost Quartet?

Kyle: Ghost Quartet is a performance about 4 stories regarding love, death, murder, and whiskey. It’s a study on human reaction and emotion – a piece that explores the boundaries between beauty and danger within art. Defined as a “song cycle”, Ghost Quartet is a show to think about. Continue Reading

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News, Press Releases, Segerstrom Center for the Arts Comments Off on Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LAURA BENANTI Three performances September 23-25 |

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LAURA BENANTI Three performances September 23-25

Photo credit: (Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Laura Benanti)

Taken from the press release:

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Tony Award winner, five-time Tony® nominee, and highly celebrated stage and screen actress Laura Benanti in her debut in the Cabaret Series for three performances September 23, 24, and 25 at the Samueli Theatre.

Single tickets for Laura Benanti at Segerstrom Center for the Arts start at $89 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

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