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FUN HOME Extends By Popular Demand At Chance Theater Photo FUN HOME Extends By Popular Demand At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is thrilled to announce that its production of Fun Home will be extended its run through March 8, 2020 on the Cripe Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

BWW Review: Deeply Moving FUN HOME Gets Intimate Staging at OC's Chance Theater Photo BWW Review: Deeply Moving FUN HOME Gets Intimate Staging at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Feb 19, 2020

A deeply complex father-daughter dynamic is the central narrative that drives the searingly poignant and emotionally absorbing musical FUN HOME, the Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Alison Bechdel's 2006 autobiographical graphic memoir now appearing in an admirable new intimate theater production at Anaheim's Chance Theater through March 1, 2020. Under the thoughtful and attentive direction of Marya Mazo, the production's smaller footprint automatically enhances the musical's rich, engrossing story and its lovely musical score.

TIGERS BE STILL Extends Through June 9th Photo TIGERS BE STILL Extends Through June 9th
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is announcing that four performances have been added to the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock's comedy, Tigers Be Still. Originally scheduled to close on June 2nd, the show will now run through June 9th on the Fyda-Mar Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

Regional Premiere Of Kim Rosenstock's TIGERS BE STILL Starts May 3 At Chance Theater Photo Regional Premiere Of Kim Rosenstock's TIGERS BE STILL Starts May 3 At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock's comedy, Tigers Be Still. Written by Kim Rosenstock and directed by Marya Mazor, Tigers Be Still will preview from May 3rd through May 10th; with regular performances beginning May 11th and continuing through June 2nd on the Fyda-Mar Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

BIG FISH Extends Through August 5th At Chance Theater Photo BIG FISH Extends Through August 5th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the extension of its summer musical ... Big Fish. Originally scheduled to close on July 29th, Chance Theater will be adding the following performances: Friday, August 3 at 8pm; Saturday, August 4 at 3pm & 8pm; Sunday, August 5 at 3pm. All performances will be at Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

BWW Review: BIG FISH Musical Adaptation Makes OC Premiere at Chance Theater Photo BWW Review: BIG FISH Musical Adaptation Makes OC Premiere at Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Jul 16, 2018

An endearing musical with an even more endearing story, BIG FISH is a winsome stage production that is currently making its Orange County regional debut at Anaheim's Chance Theater through July 29, 2018 helmed by its own resident executive artistic director Oanh Nguyen. Filled with hard-to-believe, imaginative tales that skew more wonderful rather than odd, this cute, warm hug of a musical is based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace that also inspired a 2003 big-screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. For Chance Theater's scaled-down, small space iteration, Nguyen has fashioned a relatively appealing production that is generous with heart and admirable in spirit.

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater Photo OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts Todayth At Chance Theater Photo OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts Todayth At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater Photo OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the fourth show in its 20th Anniversary Season ... Big Fish. Written by John August with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Kelly Todd, and musically directed by Robyn Manion, Big Fish will preview from June 29 through July 6; regular performances will begin July 7 and continue through July 29 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Thought-Provoking Play TRIBES Photo BWW Review: OC's Chance Theater presents Thought-Provoking Play TRIBES
by Michael Quintos - Oct 9, 2017

In its admirable Orange County premiere production directed by Marya Mazor, Chance Theater presents an intimately-staged version of Nina Raine's thoughtful, award-winning 2010 play TRIBES, now playing through October 22, 2017. This comedic drama which centers around a young deaf man caught between his hearing family and a new hearing impaired girlfriend asks: is it possible to choose one tribe over another, knowing what each brings to the table?

OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater Photo OC Premiere of Nina Raine's TRIBES Begins 9/24 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the fifth show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Tribes. Written by Nina Raine and directed by Marya Mazor, Tribes will preview from September 24 through September 29; regular performances will begin September 30 and continue through October 22 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Southern California Premiere of AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution.

AFTER THE REVOLUTION Begins This Weekend at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Chance Theater is delighted to present the Southern California premiere of powerful drama about a fragmented family After The Revolution. Written by Pulitzer finalist Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles), and directed by Chance Theater Founding Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen. After The Revolution will preview from April 10 through April 17, regular performances will begin April 18 and continue through May 10 on the Main Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

BWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant IN THE HEIGHTS
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 19, 2014

Lively and electrified by its talented, winsome lead actors, this new admirable local production of the Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS has just been extended for additional performances in its Anaheim Hills home through August 8---and deservedly so. Overall, this new OC production crackles with an electric, infectiously appealing pulse, offering a genuinely entertaining, praiseworthy go at Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi-layered material.

IN THE HEIGHTS Begins Tonight at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from tonight, July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

IN THE HEIGHTS to Begin July 3 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

Photo Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's TIME STANDS STILL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Chance Theater presents the fourth show of its 15th Anniversary Season - the Tony nominated drama Time Stands Still by renowned playwright Donald Margulies, and directed by Marya Mazor. Time Stands Still begins previews tonight, September 27, opens October 4 and continues through October 27 at Chance Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Chance Theater to Present TIME STANDS STILL, 9/27-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Chance Theater presents the fourth show of its 15th Anniversary Season - the Tony nominated drama Time Stands Still by renowned playwright Donald Margulies, and directed by Marya Mazor. Time Stands Still begins previews on September 27, opens October 4 and continues through October 27 at Chance Theater.

Chance Theater to Premiere Brian Nelson's OVERLOOKED, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

Chance Theater presents the fourth show of its 2012 season with a biting new world premiere play, OVERLOOKED, written by Brian Nelson (the writer of the acclaimed film "Hard Candy") and directed by Marya Mazor.

Chance Theater Premieres Brian Nelson's OVERLOOKED Tonight, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

Chance Theater presents the fourth show of its 2012 season with a biting new world premiere play, OVERLOOKED, written by Brian Nelson (the writer of the acclaimed film "Hard Candy") and directed by Marya Mazor. OVERLOOKED opens tonight, Saturday, September 29 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, October 21 at Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma Ave. in Anaheim Hills.

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