South Coast Repertory Announces Production Calendar, August through November 2014

South Coast Repertory Announces Production Calendar, August through November 2014

The South Coast Repertory Announces their Production Calendar spanning August through November 2014. Their productions include PETER PAN, THE TEMPEST, VENUS IN FUR, ZEALOT, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. For more information, read below.

August/September 2014

Aug. 9-17 - Julianne Argyros Stage - Summer Players (Student Production)
Peter Pan,
a musical based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, additional music by Jule Styne
Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins
Directed by Hisa Takakuwa
Musical direction by Erin McNally

Late one night, three children wake up to find Peter Pan searching for his shadow-in their nursery! Because they love adventure, off they go-with the boy who refuses to grow up-all the way to Neverland, where they meet the Lost Boys, battle Tiger Lily and her tribe, and escape from pirates led by the dastardly Captain Hook. Let your imagination fly with them-because soon it will be time for all of us to grow up. This is the 110th anniversary of J.M. Barrie's beloved classic, and the 60th anniversary of the award-winning Broadway musical! We'll sprinkle pixie dust as we celebrate Peter Pan with SCR's Summer Players, talented young actors who audition for roles in the annual product after at least a year in the Theatre Conservatory. If you believe in fairies, join us!

Tickets: $13 for children, $16 for adults
Dates: August 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17
Show times: Friday evening at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1 p.m. and at 5 p.m.
More information: (714) 708-5555

Aug. 29-Sept. 28 - Segerstrom Stage
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
Songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
Choreography by Matt Kent, Pilobolus

Transformed onstage into a travelling tent show, this is The Tempest unlike anything you-or the Bard-ever envisioned! As the wizard Prospero plots revenge on the enemies who banished him, this exuberant epic takes on a new life-thanks to the music (haunting ballads by the inimitable Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan), the magic (by Teller, of the legendary Penn and Teller duo) and the movement (by Pilobolus, the dance troupeNewsday called "mind-blowing...wildly creative...and physically daring"). Produced in association with the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and The Smith Center, Las Vegas. Recommendation: Middle school and older.

Tickets: Prices start at $25
Dates: Performances through Sept. 28.
Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m and at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 13, only, the matinee performance will begin earlier, at 1 p.m. There is no evening performance on Saturday, Sept. 13.
More information: (714) 708-5555

October 2014

Oct. 5-26 - Julianne Argyros Stage
Venus in Fur
by David Ives
Directed by Casey Stangl

Auditions are over for the day, and Thomas still hasn't found the perfect actress for his adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel. Then, Vanda stumbles into the bare rehearsal studio, soaking wet and hours late. Before he can stop her, she strips down to saucy lingerie, wiggles into a white period dress, and mysteriously-hilariously-becomes the elusive leading lady. But the battle for sexual dominance that follows is not limited to the script in what The New York Times called "90 minutes of good, kinky fun." Recommendation: For adults. Sexual situations and language.

Tickets: Prices start at $22
Dates: Low-priced previews: Oct. 5-9; regular performances: Oct. 11-26.
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, Oct. 26.
More information: (714) 708-5555

Oct. 17-Nov. 16 - Segerstrom Stage
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marc Masterson

Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The British consul pours tea for the American undersecretary of state, avoiding her questions-with answers to ones she hasn't even asked. This is diplomacy at work. In the street below, a group of Saudi women sets in motion a carefully planned protest and the results are devastating enough to ignite a battle of wills and wits-now that a life hangs in the balance. This is a riveting story by a prolific Broadway veteran and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Recommendation: High school and older. Profanity.

Tickets: Prices start at $22
Dates: Low-priced previews: Oct. 17-23; regular performances: Oct. 25-Nov. 16.
Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There is no evening performance on Sunday, Nov. 16.
More information: (714) 708-5555

November 2014

Nov. 7-23 - Julianne Argyros Stage - Theatre for Young Audiences
Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Laurie Woolery

Shhh! Listen to the sounds of morning! They tell of something exciting that happened during the night. A pig was born. His name is Wilbur. And he's destined to become tomorrow's bacon-until a spider with amazing skills hatches a plan. This beloved children's fable about love and friendship comes alive onstage-in a warm and witty production that helps young people understand the ever-changing cycle of life.

Tickets: Children prices start at $20 and adult prices start at $25
Dates: Preview: Nov. 7-14; regular performances: Nov. 15-23
Show times: Friday evenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m.
More information: (714) 708-5555

Nov. 28-Dec. 27 - Segerstrom Stage - 35th Anniversary
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. The Daily Pilot calls him, "The quintessential Ebenezer Scrooge!"

Tickets: Prices start at $21- $26
Dates: Previews: Nov. 28- Dec. 4; regular performances: Dec. 5-27.
More information: (714) 708-5556

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 Today Tix, 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 Tix 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. Details here:

ASL Performances: SCR offeres ASL interpreted performances for each production. ASL Performances are on the last Saturday matinee of each show. Tickets are $20 for seats near the ASL-interpreter.

More information:

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

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