South Coast Repertory Announces August-November Line Up

South Coast Repertory Announces August-November Line Up

August 2017

Aug. 12-20 Julianne Argyros Stage Summer Players (Student Production)

Into the Woods

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

book by James Lapine

directed by Hisa Takakuwa

music direction by Erin McNally

This show is presented by SCR Theatre Conservatory students for kids and their families.

Fairy tales begin "Once Upon a time" and end "happily ever after." Not so fast! After all the dreams come true in this Tony Award winning musical, everybody returns to the woods for a reality check. Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack (of beanstalk fame) and Rapunzel get tangled up with a bevy of other fairytale characters-and a few new ones created to add to the chaos-and discover the unexpected consequences of having wishes come true. Journey with the Summer Players into a fantastical world where traditional fairytales take on fractured new lives and teach important new lessons.

Dates: August 12-20

Show times: Saturday, Aug. 12 and 19 and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 20 at 1 and 5pm; Friday, Aug. 18 at 7pm.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9582

September 2017

Sept. 2-20 ? Segerstrom Stage

Once

book by Enda Walsh

music and lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney

directed by Kent Nicholson

"Glorious and inspiring" (Time Out New York), "fun and heartfelt" (The New Yorker), Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician about to abandon his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights, and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance. A captivating tale that will draw you in from the very first note.

Dates: Low-priced previews: Sept. 2-7; regular performances: Sept. 9-30. Tickets start at $26.

Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9229

Sept. 24-Oct. 15 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Curve of Departure

by Rachel Bonds

directed by Mike Donahue

On the night before Cyrus' funeral, the family he left years ago gathers in a hotel room. Linda, his ex-wife. Felix, his grown son. Rudy, Cyrus' ailing father. All steeling themselves for the burial of a man they may have loved but didn't like. And then there's Jackson, Felix's new boyfriend. In the tight confines of the hotel room, it's hard to keep secrets-especially when everyone is at a crossroads in their life. A warm and surprisingly funny family drama.

Dates: Low-priced previews: Sept. 24-28; regular performances: Sept. 30-Oct. 15. Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There is no evening performance on Sunday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 15.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9117

October 2017

Through Oct. 15 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Curve of Departure

by Rachel Bonds

directed by Mike Donahue

On the night before Cyrus' funeral, the family he left years ago gathers in a hotel room. Linda, his ex-wife. Felix, his grown son. Rudy, Cyrus' ailing father. All steeling themselves for the burial of a man they may have loved but didn't like. And then there's Jackson, Felix's new boyfriend. In the tight confines of the hotel room, it's hard to keep secrets-especially when everyone is at a crossroads in their life. A warm and surprisingly funny family drama.

Dates: Performances: Sept. 30-Oct. 15.Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There is no evening performance on Sunday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 15.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9117

Oct. 14-Nov. 11 ? Segerstrom Stage

Gem of the Ocean

by August Wilson

directed by Kent Gash

1904. Many former slaves and descendants venturing north find themselves at Aunt Ester's door in Pittsburgh's Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.

Dates: Low-priced previews: Oct. 14-19; regular performances: Oct. 21-Nov. 11. Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9266

Oct. 27-Nov. 12 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Ella Enchanted: The Musical

by Karen Zacarías

music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine

directed by Casey Stangl

Theatre for Young Audiences

As a baby Ella is given the "gift" of obedience by a misguided fairy, and cannot disobey any order. Now a teenager, the strong-willed Ella must outwit her evil stepmother, escape hungry ogres and hold on to her best friend, all while getting rid of the troublesome curse and finding her own voice. Expect delightful music and plenty of girl power in this wonderfully modern and musical Cinderella story.

Dates: Low-priced previews: Oct. 27-Nov. 3; regular performances: Nov. 4-12. Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Friday evenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.There are no 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. performances on Saturday, Oct. 28.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9054

November 2017

Through Nov. 11 ? Segerstrom Stage

Gem of the Ocean

by August Wilson

directed by Kent Gash

1904. Many former slaves and descendants venturing north find themselves at Aunt Ester's door in Pittsburgh's Hill District. A renowned cleanser of souls claiming to be 285 years old, Ester provides solace, advice and healing. Citizen Barlow, racked with guilt over letting another man take the rap for of his crimes, desperately wants to be pure again. And Aunt Ester may be his only hope. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences, comes a mystical story of freedom, justice and redemption.

Dates: Performances: Oct. 21-Nov. 11. Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9266

Through Nov. 12 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Ella Enchanted: The Musical

by Karen Zacarías

music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine

directed by Casey Stangl

Theatre for Young Audiences

As a baby Ella is given the "gift" of obedience by a misguided fairy, and cannot disobey any order. Now a teenager, the strong-willed Ella must outwit her evil stepmother, escape hungry ogres and hold on to her best friend, all while getting rid of the troublesome curse and finding her own voice. Expect delightful music and plenty of girl power in this wonderfully modern and musical Cinderella story.

Dates: Performances: Nov. 4-12. Tickets start at $23.

Show times: Friday evenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.There are no 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. performances on Saturday, Oct. 28.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9054

Nov. 24-Dec. 24 ? Segerstrom Stage

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

adapted by Jerry Patch

directed by John-David Keller

Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters-Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come-and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Dates: Low-priced previews: Nov. 24-30; regular performances: Dec. 1-24. Tickets start at $29.

Show times: Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9435

ADDITIONAL TICKET INFORMATION

Discounts are available for previews, patrons under the age of 25, full-time students, educators and seniors with valid ID, and groups of 10 or more (at most performances).

SCR also offers rush tickets special ticket bargains, on the day of performance only and subject to availability. Patrons under the age of 25 and full-time students get $10 rush tickets the day of performance, subject to availability. Patrons age 15-to-25 also may sign up for a free MyStage membership to receive $10 tickets to any performance with select dates for A Christmas Caroland excluding Theatre for Young Audiences. Details here: http://www.scr.org/tickets/mystage

ASL Performances: SCR offers American Sign Language-interpreted (ASL) performances for each production. Tickets are $20 for seats near the ASL-interpreter. More information: http://www.scr.org/tickets/ticket-information/special-needs

Ticket Services Office: By phone at (714) 708-5555, online at www.scr.org or in person at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


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