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2013-14 Season Shows
Experience amazing as the Curtis Theatre keeps pleasing audiences with a mixed range of music and comedy throughout the 2013-14 season. Take a look at the season brochure.


Kit and the KatsWorld Premiere!
Kit and the Kats…Rock, Roll and Remember When
Saturday, October 5 at 4 and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $30

Let’s twist again! Teen idols, slow dancing, bouffant hairdos, petticoats and pompadours are center stage in this multi-media trip down memory lane. The car hop age comes to life as this charismatic vocal trio, Kit and her Kats, backed by a four-piece band, serve up Rock and Roll’s most popular tunes of the 50’s and 60’s. Get the scoop on sock hops and socials, watch retro reels, as dancers twirl and Kit and the Kats perform your favorite spins.

Hear Peggy Sue, the Twist and Mama Said to Teenager in Love, Great Balls of Fire, Johnny Angel, Crying, Cathy’s Clown, Cupid, Poison Ivy, I Saw Her Standing There and more. Put a nickel in the jukebox for Kit and the Kats!


Millie show logoThoroughly Modern Millie

New Music by Jeanine Tesori; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris
Original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
Produced by InspireD Productions
Directed by Stephen Reifenstein; Musical Direction by Aaron Al-Imam
Choreographed by Kristina Reifenstein

October 18 to 27, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $26

Frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess fill the stage in this mad-cap musical romp through the 1920’s. This TONY Award winning musical follows small-town, but ambitious Millie Dillmount and her zany adventures in the Big Apple. In her quest for love, Millie finds mystery and intrigue amidst large-scale dance numbers, sweeping ballads and a clever cast of characters. Based on the popular 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie delivers a Jazz Age-inspired score, with memorable songs as Forget About the Boy, Gimme Gimme and Not for the Life of Me. Fall in love with Millie!

“4.5 STARS!” Goldstar Events 

Pat Hazel as TwisterPat Hazell’s

The Wonder Bread Years
November 8, 9 and 10. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $30

Showtime proclaimed Pat Hazell “One of the five most funniest people in America.” Now, see Tonight Show veteran and original writer for NBC’s Seinfeld, acclaimed playwright and performer, take the Curtis stage in his critically acclaimed one-man show. This two-act gem is a hilarious homage celebrating a time when a kid’s schedule was easy-- wake, play, eat and sleep. Sit back, relax and relive sugar-highs, slide shows, Kool-Aid stands, chasing the ice cream truck, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Jiffy Pop, long-distance trips in the Country Squire Wagon and years spent at the kid’s table, in a show the LA Times called, “Unpasteurized nostalgia.”


Back by Popular Demand!
A Doo Wop Christmas with The Alley Cats
November 29 and 30, December 1, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $30

From incredible harmonies to memorable solo performances, The Alley Cats have appeared at the White House, onstage with Joan Rivers and Jay Leno, sang with Conan O’Brien and toured nationally, earning applause from fans of all ages. Their interaction with audiences, combined with their spontaneous humor and signature a cappella sound, have made The Alley Cats a hot ticket. The best of 50’s and 60’s Doo Wop like Blue Moon, Come Go With Me, Sherry, Duke of Earl combined with holiday favorites like White Christmas, Silent Night, Let It Snow make The Alley Cats a must-see this holiday season!

Charles PhoenixBack by popular demand!
Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Show
Sunday, December 15, 2 and 7p.m.

Tickets: $21 - $30
With appearances on The Martha Stewart Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, KTLA Morning News and A&E’s Storage Wars, Charles Phoenix is regarded as the King of Kodachrome and Ambassador of Americana. Experience how we decorated, dressed, dined, drank and gifted during the holidays, as Charles Phoenix supercharges the classic living room slide show into a two-act, laugh out-loud extravaganza of holiday fun from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Celebrate every holiday on the calendar while peering into a retro-fabulous way of life. New Year’s with the most bizarre rose floats ever; awkward Halloween costumes; Easter cocktails in a motel bathroom; 4th of July fireworks; extravagant holiday lawn decorations; and the best toys on Christmas morning make this the perfect way to start your holidays!

And in 2014: 

All NEW!
The Piano Party: 2
Created by Jon Infante and Kris Kataoka
Arrangements by Kris Kataoka and Sarah Weinzetl
February 7 to 9 and 14 to 16, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $26

This breakout hit returns with an all-new staging and theme just in time for Valentine’s Day. From award-winning song-writing teams and second chances to sequels, duets, couples, dichotomy, twins, two worlds, and two pianos – the number two sets the tone for this interactive multimedia concert musical. Broadway’s celebrated classics are mixed with contemporary showstoppers for a playlist that explores the duality of songs written about a common theme. Highlighting some of the best musical theatre talent in Orange County, Piano Party 2 includes new segments like the “Battle Round,” wherein two performers are pitted against each other in a friendly, but fierce duel of vocal prowess. Hilarity abounds as “Dueling Musical Mad Libs” offer a duet where neither performer knows what to expect next! Join us for this intimate and original way to experience some of Broadway's best-loved musicals. 

Piano Party 2 show logo

Beatles cover bandYesterday and Today…The Interactive Beatles Experience
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3 and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30 - $36

Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all-new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for every show! Yesterday and Today allows you to choose your most memorable, poignant and all-out favorite Beatles’ songs, creating a unique narrative and musical experience that connects you and the performers with John, Paul, George and Ringo like no other show can. With dead-on musical precision, stunning set designs, Yesterday and Today employs 19 guitars, five key boards, four Mac Book Pros, three music pads, one drum set and absolutely no pre-recorded music for a sound that is live and a fitting tribute to the music that shaped a generation and touched the world.

Tom WopatI’ve Got Your Number…
An Evening with Tom Wopat
Saturday, April 19th, 5 & 8 p.m.
Tickets: $27 - $34

Tom Wopat has come a long way since he jumped, feet first, into the General Lee and sped away on classic television’s The Dukes of Hazzard. Since then, his classically trained voice and charisma haven taken him from car smashes and corny humor to numerous roles on television (Cybill, Home Improvement, Smallville), film (Taking Chance, Django Unchained) and Broadway. From a TONY nominated performance as Frank Butler, opposite Bernadette Peters, in Annie Get Your Gun, to the most recent hit shows Catch Me If You Can and The Trip to Bountiful, Mr. Wopat’s velvety notes and ruggedly handsome stage presence have earned him legions of fans. Join us for an unforgettable evening of swing, jazz and standards as this star of television, film, Broadway and Country music celebrates his third CD I’ve Got Your Number. 


Chipper with hand and foot switchedThe Chipper Experience - Where COMEDY and MAGIC Collide!
Starring Chipper Lowell
May 17 and 18. Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $28

Two-time "Comedy Magician of the Year" Chipper Lowell brings his high-energy and electrifying brand of comedy and tricks to the Curtis! Chipper blends visual stunts, comedy, magic and juggling into an over-the-top performance that will have you rolling in the aisles. From frequent appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Disney Channel, America’s Funniest People to international tours, come see why the Los Angeles Times described his performance as "feverish, frenetic and hilarious."


Sister at summer schoolWest Coast Premiere!
Late Night Catechism Summer School: Sister Never Takes a Vacation!
June 13 to 15. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $30

Maripat Donovan returns as the tart-tongued, but benevolent Sister in the newest installment of this uproariously funny series. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the Mother House, Sister is stuck teaching the daydreamers and slackers who missed the mark during the school year. And summer is already rough enough for Sister – try wearing 50 pounds of wool gabardine in 90-degree heat! Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, Sister teaches her students – you, the audience – everything she knows about sins, saints, summer pastimes like baseball and trashy reading, while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed. Beat the heat with Sister this summer and don’t be late!

“A HOWLING COMEDY!” – Catholic Standard and Times


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