One-Night-Only Staged Reading Of John Glore's CREEP Set for May 8 at Chance TheaterOne-Night-Only Staged Reading Of John Glore's CREEP Set for May 8 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to present a staged reading of award-winning playwright John Glore's Creep. This staged reading is being directed by Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen as part of Chance Theater's OTR New Works Series. Creep will be presented for one night only on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30pm at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Matthew Scott Montgomery's DEAD BOYS Comes to The Arthur Newman Theatre In Palm DesertMatthew Scott Montgomery's DEAD BOYS Comes to The Arthur Newman Theatre In Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

CLago Productions has announced a four-performance engagement of Matthew Scott Montgomery's award-winning drama Dead Boys, running September 20-23 at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. Under the direction of Christopher James Raymond, the production will feature (in alphabetical order) playwright Montgomery and Andrew Puente.    (more...)

The Arthur Newman Theatre Announces New SeasonThe Arthur Newman Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Senior Center in Palm Desert is set to reopen under the artistic direction of CLago Productions. A season of five shows has been announced beginning September 20 and running through December 9 of this year. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Celebration Theatre has announced a limited engagement of Matthew Scott Montgomery's award-winning drama Dead Boys, set to run July 1-31 on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights. Under the direction of Christopher James Raymond, the production will feature (in alphabetical order) playwright Montgomery and Andrew Puente. (more...)

Photo Flash: FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns to Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns for a Special Encore at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its third season of Theater for Young Audiences. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Angeline Mirenda based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from May 5 through May 13; regular performances will begin May 13 and continue through May 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 20, 2017

Video games get the musical comedy treatment in CLAUDIO QUEST, a clever new musical now having its West Coast Premiere performances at Orange County's Chance Theater through February 26 in Anaheim. Those familiar with the 8-bit characters of games like Super Mario Bros. will be amused by the adventures of a pair of heroic brothers whose mission is to save the kidnapped princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing platypus terrorizing the kingdom. When the game suddenly changes players, the heroes are thrown for a loop and must figure out how to navigate and triumph this glitch-filled new world. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Video Game Musical CLAUDIO QUEST to Make West Coast Debut at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its West Coast premiere production of ... Claudio Quest. With music, lyrics and book by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet, direction by Pailet, choreography by Maxx Reed and musical direction by Ryan O'Connell, Claudio Quest will preview from January 27 through February 3; regular performances will begin February 4 and continue through February 26 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Chance Theater presents its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire... The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues performs now through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Chance Theater Presents THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Chance Theater is pleased to present its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire… The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale.  The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will perform December 8 through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Chance Theater Presents THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Chance Theater is pleased to present its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire… The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale.  The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will perform December 8 through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-Telling
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2016

Four Clowns' founder and former artistic director Jeremy Aluma has deftly infused his Four Clowns magic directing his contemporary version of the classic HAMLET just finishing its run at the Lyceum Theater. Eschewing Shakespeare's couplets and metrics, this normal-speak HAMLET could be in any time period where fedora-ed men wear three-piece suits and ties while women can wear baggy pastel-colored pants and a beret. (more...)

American Coast Theater Company to Present HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD in Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

American Coast Theater Company, the resident professional theater of Vanguard University, will perform its 2016 Summer Series, beginning June 3. The two plays, Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will be performed in repertory, in the Lyceum Theater on Vanguard's Costa Mesa campus.  (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater Deploys OC/LA Premiere of DOGFIGHT
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 22, 2016

America has had a long tragic history of sending brave young people off to foreign lands to fight in life-endangering wars, only to see those who have survived come home forever changed. This idea lingers over the new engaging musical DOGFIGHT, now having its Los Angeles/Orange County-area premiere at the Chance Theater in Anaheim through March 6. Adapted from the 1991 Warner Bros. film of the same name and featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, this 2013 Lucille Lortel Award-winning off-Broadway musical shows how even the most confident, self-assured people can still be severely affected not only physically but also emotionally by the harsh realities of explosive, in-the-trenches combat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater presents the Los Angeles and Orange County premiere of DOGFIGHT, with book by Peter Duchan, music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, directed by Matthew McCray, with music direction by Taylor Stephenson, and choreography by Angeline Mirenda. DOGFIGHT previews now through February 12, with regular performances February 13 through March 6 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Los Angeles Debut of DOGFIGHT at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater presents the Los Angeles and Orange County premiere of DOGFIGHT, with book by Peter Duchan, music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, directed by Matthew McCray, with music direction by Taylor Stephenson, and choreography by Angeline Mirenda. DOGFIGHT previews now through February 12, with regular performances February 13 through March 6 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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