South Coast Reperatory Announces Their Calendar 12/08-3/09

South Coast Reperatory Announces Their Calendar 12/08-3/09South Coast Reperatory Calendar of events for December - March 2009

Through December 27 Segerstrom Stage
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Jerry Patch, directed by John David Keller
By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Jerry Patch
Directed by John-David Keller
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Orange County's beloved holiday family tradition, returns to
South Coast Repertory for its 29th incarnation. Hal Landon, Jr., who stars as Ebenezer Scrooge,
has entertained audiences for over a quarter of a century with his memorable portrayal of the world's
most celebrated miser.
Previews Nov. 29-Dec. 4 opens Dec. 5, closes Dec. 27.
Tickets: $23-$55 (Previews $23-$37, Regular Run $33-$55) See last page for performance
schedule.
ASL Interpreted Performance for the Deaf Community: Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:30 pm
Honorary Producers: George and Julianne Argyros

December 11 - 23 Julianne Argyros Stage
LA POSADA M?GICA (THE MAGICAL JOURNEY)
By Octavio Solis, Music by Marcos Loya, Directed by Octavio Solis
Blending the traditions of Mexican street theater and Latin Jazz, La Posada M?gica (The Magical
Journey) returns to South Coast Repertory for its 15th consecutive holiday season. This
contemporary counterpart to A Christmas Carol, performed in English, is based on the traditional
Latin American Christmas observance in which community members make a procession through
their neighborhood to commemorate Mary and Joseph's search for lodging.
Previews Dec. 11-14, opens Dec. 14, closes Dec. 23.
Tickets: $14-$30 (Previews $15-$25, Target Family Performance $14-$24, Regular Run $15-$30)
See last page for performance schedule.
Pay-What-You-Will: TBA
Honorary Producers: Socorro and Ernesto Vasquez
Corporate Honorary Producer: Target

JANUARY

January 4 - 25 Julianne Argyros Stage World Premiere
YOU, NERO
By Amy Freed
Directed by Sharon Ott
The World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Amy Freed's new comedy about the infamous Roman
emperor who decides to commission a play that could be the Colosseum's biggest hit ever - if its
hapless author lives to tell the tale. Commissioned by SCR, You, Nero was directed by Sharon Ott
South Coast Repertory EVENT CALENDAR / December - March 2009 as a staged reading at the 2008 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Freed's plays include the SCR
commissions The Beard of Avon, Safe in Hell and Freedomland.
Previews Jan. 4-8, opens Jan. 9, closes Jan. 25.
Tickets: $20-$64 (Previews $20-$45, Regular Run $28-$64) See last page for performance
schedule.
Pay-What-You-Will: Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2:00 pm
Free Post-Show Discussions: Jan. 13 and Jan. 14
INSIDE THE SEASON Interactive class about the production: Saturday, January 17
10:30-12:30 pm, $12
ASL Interpreted Performance for the Deaf Community: Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2:00 pm
Honorary Producer: Elaine J. Weinberg

January 4 - 25 Julianne Argyros Stage World Premiere
YOU, NERO
By Amy Freed
Directed by Sharon Ott
(see January listing)

FEBRUARY

February 6 - March 8 Segerstrom Stage
NOISES OFF
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Warner Shook
Noises Off is an irresistible comedic masterpiece that follows the on and off stage antics of an inept
acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night. Everything
that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang on to their lines, their performances and
the furniture. Add a slippery plate of sardines and a great many slamming doors, and you have the
most ingenious and hilarious back stage farce ever written
Previews Feb.6-Feb. 12 opens Feb. 13, closes March 8.
Tickets: $20-$64 (Previews $20-$54, Regular Run $28-$64) See last page for performance
schedule.
Pay-What-You-Will: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 pm
Free Post-Show Discussions: Feb. 18 and Feb. 24
INSIDE THE SEASON interactive class about the production: Saturday, Feb. 21,
10:30-12:30 pm, $12
ASL interpreted Performance for the Deaf Community: Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 pm
Honorary Producers: Dee and Larry Higby

Feb. 13 - March 1 Theatre for Young Audiences / Julianne Argyros Stage
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Music by Robert Reale
Book and lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Nick DeGruccio
Oh, what fun! Caldecott and Newbery Award winner Arnold Lobel tells the adventures of two
friends-from planting a garden to flying kites, swimming in the pond (but turn away because Toad
looks funny in a bathing suit) or just settling down in a warm house and eating soup. It's a song-filled
year in the life of two charming woodland characters and their friends that Variety declared "delights
young eyes and minds."
Previews Feb. 13-20, opens Feb. 21, closes March 1.
Tickets: $17-$28 (Previews $17-$24, Regular Run $21-$28) See last page for performance
schedule.
South Coast Repertory EVENT CALENDAR / December - March 2009

MARCH

Through March 8 Segerstrom Stage
NOISES OFF
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Warner Shook
(see February listing)

March 15 - April 5 Julianne Argyros Stage World Premiere
GOLDFISH
By John Kolvenbach
Directed by Loretta Greco
From Chicago to New York to London, where the Evening Standard praised his "robust humor and
bursts of poetic lyricism," John Kolvenbach is one of today's most sought-after playwrights. He more
than lives up to the raves in this SCR-commissioned World Premiere, a bittersweet comedy about
love lost and found. Goldfish received a staged reading at this season's Pacific Playwrights Festival.
Previews: March 15-19, opens March 20, closes April 5.
Tickets: $20-$64 (Previews $20-$45, Regular Run $28-$64) See last page for performance
schedule.
Pay-What-You-Will: Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 pm
Free Post-Show Discussions: March 24 and March 25
INSIDE THE SEASON Interactive class about the production: Saturday, March 28,
10:30-12:30 pm, $12
ASL Interpreted Performance for the Deaf Community: Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 pm
Honorary Producer: Laurie Smits Staude

South Coast Repertory EVENT CALENDAR / December - March 2009

EDUCATION PROGRAMS SCHEDULE - THEATRE CONSERVATORY

January 12 - March 4
ADULT PROGRAM / WINTER SESSION
Students 18 and over choose from a variety of classes developed to suit individual pace and
interests. Curriculum ranges from Improvisation to Fundamentals of Acting to Actors Workshop for
career-minded students. Most sessions also include classes in Acting for the Camera,
Improvisation, Singing for the Actor and Playwriting. Classes meet weekly, 7-10 pm. Call (714) 708-
5510 for schedule.
Tuition: $295

January 6 - March 14
YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS / WINTER SESSION
SCR's year-round acting program for youth (grades 3-6) and teens (grades 7-12) includes four levels
of training with entry levels at all ages for students with no previous experience. After completing
Year II, students may audition for the SCR Players, an advanced ensemble group whose training
culminates with public performances each spring on one of SCR's stages. All sessions are held in
SCR's Education facilities within the Folino Theatre Center.
Tuition: $255

EDUCATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION - Now Booking for January 16 - May 3, 2008
INDIAN SUMMER
By Richard Hellesen, Music and Lyrics by Michael Silversher, Directed by John-David Keller
Based on the true story of Thomas Jefferson Mayfield, who spent his formative years with the
Choinumne (chu-wan'na-me) tribe, Indian Summer illuminates the relationship between early settlers
and Native Americans while providing a direct link to elementary school curriculum. As Tom is
introduced to people different from himself, young audiences will learn along with him. Like Tom,
they'll come to appreciate the relationship between people and the land that nourishes them, to
understand traditional beliefs and values and to share in the wonders of nature. This bright and lively
musical highlights an important time in California history as it teaches a valuable lesson in ethnic
diversity.
Recommended for grades K-6.
Cost: $465 for a single performance plus travel surcharge; special rate for back-to-back
performances
Call: (714) 708-5549 for booking information
Honorary Producers: Bank of America, The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation. This
program was made possible in part by grants from the Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation and the
City of Newport Beach Arts Commission
Media Partner: OC Family

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, CALL (714) 708-5577
South Coast Repertory EVENT CALENDAR / December - March 2009

PERFORMANCE TIMES

2008/2009 Season
Segerstrom Stage: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, Thursday - Saturday
evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.

Julianne Argyros Stage: Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:45 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees
at 2:00 pm.

Theatre for Young Audiences: Previews: Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 4:30 pm, Sunday at
2:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
Regular Run: Friday at 7:00 pm; Saturday at 11:00 am, 2:00 and 4:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 and 4:30
pm.


TICKET INFORMATION

2008/2009 Season
Segerstrom Stage/ Julianne Argyros Stage
$20-$64 Discounts for previews; patrons 25-and-under, full-time students and educators with valid
ID, seniors and groups of 15 or more (at most performances); and Today Tix, special ticket bargains
on the day of performance only and subject to availability, after 5 pm for evening performances and
after noon for matinee performances; patrons 25-and-under and full-time students $10 Rush Tix
available half an hour before curtain (subject to availability).

A Christmas Carol Ticket Prices: $24-$55 Discounts for previews November 29-December 4 ($24-
$39) and student matinees December 3-4 ($24). Regular Run ($33-$55) Children under 12: $5
discount for previews, $10 discount on all regular performances, except Friday and Saturday
evenings. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more at some performances.

La Posada M?gica (The Magical Journey) Ticket Prices: $14-$35 Discounts for previews December
11-14 ($15-$25), the Target Family Performance December 20 ($14-$24) and student matinees
December 16-17 ($10). Regular Run ($15-$35) Children under 12: $4 discount for previews and
Target Family Performance, $8 discount on all regular performances. Discounts available for groups
of 15 or more.


Theatre for Young Audiences: $17-$28 Discounts for previews ($17-$24), Regular Run ($21-$28)
and children under 12 ($17-$21)

Ticket Services Office: (714) 708-5555 or purchase tickets online at www.scr.org.

South Coast Repertory EVENT CALENDAR / December - March 2009

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