South Coast Repertory Announces Events Through February 2018

Below check out the performance schedule for South Coast Repertory for the four-month period of November 2017-February 2018.

November 2017

Through Nov. 11 ? Segerstrom Stage

August Wilson's

Gem of the Ocean

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 run through 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. Stay after the show: actors in costume come out and meet the audience, sign autographs and have photos taken.

Dates: Performances run through Nov. 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.

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 for adults and $24 for children age six and older. NOTE: No children under the age of six will be admitted to this show.

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.

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

December 2017

Through 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: Performances run through Dec. 24. Tickets start at $29 for adults and $24 for children age six and older. NOTE: No children under the age of six will be admitted to this show.

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

Dec. 3-24 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Sugar Plum Fairy

by Sandra Tsing Log

directed by Bart DeLorenzo

The Madwoman in the Volvo is back-and Scrooge isn't the only one bitter about the holidays! With signature irreverence, NPR superstar Sandra Tsing Loh recounts her own childhood desire for a highly coveted role in the Beverly Rosann School of Dance's production of The Nutcracker. Filled with ambition, rivalry and pre-teen angst, this hilarious tale of life's crushing blows has been praised as "a comic assault on holiday sentiment" (SF Gate).

Dates: Low-priced previews: Dec. 3-7; regular performances: Dec. 9-24.

Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9144

Dec. 11, 2017 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

NewSCRipts Play Reading: TBA

For more than 30 years, this Monday night play-reading series has served as a forum for talented writers. Audience members become part of the theatre's new-play development process by providing feedback to the playwright following the reading.

Performance time: Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $16 in advance at scr.org or at the door.

Link: https://www.scr.org/plays/newscripts-reading-series

January 2018

Jan. 13-Feb. 10 ? Segerstrom Stage

Shakespeare in Love

based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

music by Paddy Cunneen

directed by Marc Masterson

Young Will Shakespeare is desperate. He has writer's block and owes two demanding producers a new comedy-a half-baked mess titled Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Enter his inspiration: Viola. Smart, beautiful and Will's greatest admirer, she will stop at nothing-including breaking the law-to be in his play. As their love blossoms, so does his greatest masterpiece. Mistaken identities, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics make this romantic feast "a joyous celebration of theatre" (Daily Telegraph).

Dates: Low-priced previews: Jan. 13-18; regular performances: Jan. 20-Feb. 10. Tickets start at $26.

Showtimes: 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=9302

Jan. 26-Feb. 11 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

by Allison Gregory

adapted from the book series by Barbara Park

Theatre for Young Audiences

The world's funniest grade-school know-it-all is back! And Junie B. is convinced that someone stole her furry black mittens at recess. So, when Junie B. finds a cool pen on the floor, it's Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. But why does she keep having those bad dreams? Will she ever get her mittens back? And will she win over the new boy in Room 8?

Dates: Low-priced previews: Jan. 26-Feb. 2; regular performances: Feb. 3-11. Tickets start at $23.

Showtimes: 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, Jan. 27.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9077

February 2018

Through Feb. 10 ? Segerstrom Stage

Shakespeare in Love

based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

music by Paddy Cunneen

directed by Marc Masterson

Young Will Shakespeare is desperate. He has writer's block and owes two demanding producers a new comedy-a half-baked mess titled Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Enter his inspiration: Viola. Smart, beautiful and Will's greatest admirer, she will stop at nothing-including breaking the law-to be in his play. As their love blossoms, so does his greatest masterpiece. Mistaken identities, ruthless scheming, and backstage theatrics make this romantic feast "a joyous celebration of theatre" (Daily Telegraph).

Dates: Performances run through Feb. 10.

Showtimes: 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=9302

Through Feb. 11 ? Julianne Argyros Stage

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

by Allison Gregory

adapted from the book series by Barbara Park

Theatre for Young Audiences

The world's funniest grade-school know-it-all is back! And Junie B. is convinced that someone stole her furry black mittens at recess. So, when Junie B. finds a cool pen on the floor, it's Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. But why does she keep having those bad dreams? Will she ever get her mittens back? And will she win over the new boy in Room 8?

Dates: Performances run through Feb. 11.

Showtimes: 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. 27.

More Information: (714) 708-5555

Link: http://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9077

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 Carol and 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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