SCR to Continue 50th Season Celebration with Open House, 3/10

SCR to Continue 50th Season Celebration with Open House, 3/10

As South Coast Repertory's 50th Season celebration continues, look at its past, get a preview of its future and take a peek behind the scenes to see how the magic of theatre happens during a special Open House.

SCR's Open House will take place on Monday, March 10, between 4-8 p.m. The afternoon and early evening event includes guided backstage tours, a special program on the Segerstrom Stage and a reception. The open house is free and open to the public. Tours, which are free, require advance registration.

Managing Director Paula Tomei will kick things off with a special welcome in the Segerstrom Stage at 7:15 p.m. Then, Orange County Register Theatre Critic Paul Hodgins will lead a lively on-stage conversation with Founding Artistic Directors David Emmes and Martin Benson and current Artistic Director Marc Masterson; it's a look back at SCR's history and look ahead to the future.

Guided backstage tours-between 4-6:15 p.m.-depart from the lobby every 15 minutes, between 4-6:15 p.m. Learn how SCR builds shows from the ground up-creating the sets, the costumes, the wigs, props and more. Space for the tours is limited and advance reservations are required: online at or by phone at (714) 708-5555.

Related Information for SCR's 50th Season Open House

Reserve Your Tour Spot: Call to reserve your space on one of the free guided backstage tours that depart from the lobby every 15 minutes, between 4-6:15 p.m. Call (714) 708-5555 or go online at to reserve your tour spot.

Location: South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, at the Bristol Street/Avenue of the Arts exit off the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Emmes/Benson Theatre Center, part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Parking is available on Park Center Drive, off Anton Blvd.

Current and Upcoming Productions: The Light in the Piazza, through Feb. 23, Segerstrom Stage; James and the Giant Peach, Theatre for Young Audiences, through Feb. 23, Julianne Argyros Stage; Reunion, March 9-30, Julianne Argyros Stage; Rest, March 28-April 27, Segerstrom Stage; Five Mile Lake, April 13-May 4, Julianne Argyros Stage; Pacific Playwrights Festival, April 25-27; Tartuffe, May 9-June 8, Segerstrom Stage; and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, May 23-June 8, Julianne Argyros Stage. More information is available online:

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