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Posted on: July 14, 2015

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Late Night Catechism: Sister’s Back to School Catechism
The Holy Ghost and other Terrifying Tales
By Maripat Donovan and Marc Silvia
Starring Maripat Donovan
September 12 and 13, 2015/ Saturday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $23 - $32
Get ready for an all-new lesson plan as Sister kicks off the school year with a night of hilarity. Maripat Donovan returns as the tart-tongued, but benevolent Sister in the latest installment of the international hit comedy Late Night Catechism. Summer is over and it’s time to hit the books! Sister is ready with entertaining pop quizzes, shockingly funny anecdotes, and comical audience interaction. This uproarious show will take you back - sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully – to the head of the class. You will laugh from first bell to class dismissed!

Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys
October 17, 2015/ Saturday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23 - $32
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys perform upbeat, bawdy, and enchanting musical gems of the 1920s and 30s with freshness, zeal, and uncommon authenticity. The enchanting ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein, accompanied by her band of first-class musicians, perfectly captures the light and luminous music of a bygone era, including hot jazz, and vaudeville in an undeniably entertaining concert that will leave you charmed and smiling!

The Last Five Years
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Produced by Southgate Productions in association with the Curtis Theatre
Directed by Jonathan Infante/ Musical Direction by Sarah Weinzetl
November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15, 2015 – Friday, Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $21 - $26
From Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, comes an emotionally powerful story of a young man and woman who dive head first into a marriage fueled by love, passion, and the pull of optimism. Performed with a live orchestra, the story of Jamie and Cathy is a bold look at one young couple's hope that love will conquer all. Funny, honest, and intimate with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years will capture your heart.
“Jaw dropping! A gem…” New York Magazine

Disclaimer: The Last Five Years contains situations that may be more suitable for an adult audience.

Christmas with the Alley Cats
November 28 and 29, 2015 – Saturday, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $23 - $32
They’ve performed throughout the world, bringing their own universal humor, unbelievable a cappella energy and incomparable style of 1950s and 60s Doo Wop to generations. With deep roots in Orange County, we are proud to welcome America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group home for Christmas. Entertaining fans from coast to coast, The Alley Cats have opened for Jay Leno in Las Vegas, welcomed home the troops with a USO show aboard the John C. Stennis Aircraft Carrier and have even appeared at the White House. Delivering the perfect blend of timeless Christmas tunes with the classic Doo-Wop, The Alley Cats arrive just in time for the holidays!

Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show
December 19 and 20, 2015 - Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $23 - $32
Pop culture humorist, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud extravaganza of holiday fun! With appearances on The Queen Latifah Show, Conan O’Brien, NPR, The Martha Stewart Show and A&E’s Storage Wars, Charles Phoenix has amassed 30,000 Facebook fans while becoming the foremost expert on Southern California culture and Americana kitsch. See his latest food-crafting experiments and guide to local attractions, along with unique and hilarious Kodachrome slide images from the 1950s and 60s. Charles roasts and toasts how we dressed, dined, drove and gifted with rousing enthusiasm, gracious wit and Mid-Century modern flair!


Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical
Music by Frank Wildhorn/ Lyrics by Don Black
Produced by Southgate Productions in association with the Curtis Theatre
Directed by Jonathan Infante/ Musical Direction by Sarah Weinzetl
February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 20, 2016 – Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $24 - $30
Fearless, shameless, and alluring, the TONY-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is an electrifying story of love, adventure, and true crime. This compelling musical combines the monumental sound of Broadway with blues, gospel, country, and rockabilly in a score that celebrates the roots of American music and history. From the team that brought you last season’s Into the Woods, strong voices and a large charismatic cast will bring this epic story of America’s most notorious couple of true crime to the Curtis stage.

Theatreworks USA in
Curious George: The Golden Meatball
A New Musical based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey
And the play owned by Universal Stage Productions
Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon/ Original Music by John Kavanaugh
Originally directed and Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
February 21, 2016 – Sunday, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets: $12 - $16
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. George, Chef Pisghetti, their rival Phinneas T. Lightspeed, and friends will take you on an amusing, world-class adventure to the culinary capital of the world, Rome. Clever, fast-paced musical numbers will capture your imagination as these much-loved characters learn about friendship and life’s true rewards on their journey to win the coveted Golden Meatball!

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical!
April 9 and 10, 2016, Saturday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $28 - $34
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. And, everything is funny! A cast of triple-threat improvisers create a tour de force musical performance of sidesplitting laughter derived from song suggestions delivered by you-- the audience prior to the show’s start. Titles are turned into full-blown songs, as the cast strives to win the grand prize of the evening: the Phony Award. Vote for your favorite song and watch the talented cast turn it into an entirely improvised and hilarious musical in the second act, complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore!

“A spontaneity, wit and inventiveness that must be seen to be believed!" - New York Post
“Hilarious!” - The New York Times

Frank Ferrante in
An Evening with Groucho
April 30, 2015 - Saturday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23 - $32
Award-winning actor, director and playwright, Frank Ferrante has garnered international critical acclaim for his unsurpassed portrayal of the comedic legend, Groucho Marx, in this lightning- fast, comedy extravaganza. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Mr. Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film, while taking us on a riotous trip through Hollywood’s Golden Age. Memorable one-liners that are quintessential Groucho, amusing anecdotes and uproarious songs including, Hooray For Captain Spalding, and Lydia, the Tattooed Lady are delivered with hilarious authenticity! See the show that is nothing short of triumphant.

"Outrageously good" – London Daily Express

Always…Patsy Cline
Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
May 21 and 22, 2016 – Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $36 - $42
Based on a true story and featuring 27 unforgettable hits, such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight, and Always, this humor-filled musical story chronicles a deep friendship between Country music icon, Patsy Cline, and her dearest fan Louise Seger. A live band brings the music, center stage, as this heart-filled story of two friends gives way to the legend and music of Patsy Cline.

Coming Soon! Mary Poppins
Production Registration Opens Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Registration Fee: $155 - $170
Production Dates: January 14 – 31, 2016, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Friday, 7:30, Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30, Sunday 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., Tickets: $15

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