ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Returns To The Chance This Holiday SeasonANNE OF GREEN GABLES Returns To The Chance This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Chance Theater is pleased to remount its popular production of the heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic novel a?? Anne of Green Gables. Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Evelyn D. Swensson, directed by Casey Long and music direction by Bill Strongin. Anne of Green Gables will preview from November 29 through December 3, regular performances will begin December 4 and continue through December 29 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 22nd Anniversary SeasonChance Theater Announces 22nd Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

Chance Theater announces its 22nd Anniversary Season, which will be the sixth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions.  (more...)

Regional Premiere Of LIZZIE, THE MUSICAL Starts Feb. 2 At Chance TheaterRegional Premiere Of LIZZIE, THE MUSICAL Starts Feb. 2 At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to produce the Regional Premiere of Lizzie, The Musical. With music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, a book by Tim Maner, with additional music by Tim Maner, additional lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt, based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner, this musical's orchestrations are done by Alan Stevens Hewitt. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen's EMMA Beguiles at OC's Chance TheaterBWW Review: Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen's EMMA Beguiles at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Dec 19, 2018

While watching Chance Theater's brand new OC-premiere of EMMA: THE MUSICAL--Paul Gordon's charm-filled 2007 stage musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 1815 novel--I noticed a welcome sensation that took over me throughout most of the production… I could not stop smiling. Delightfully appealing and positively buoyant in a great many aspects, this wonderfully witty and quite beguiling production--directed with engaging gusto by Casey Long--continues performances at their Cripe Stage in Anaheim through December 23, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: EMMA at Chance Theater in AnaheimBWW Review: EMMA at Chance Theater in Anaheim
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 3, 2018

EMMA, now playing at the Chance Theater in Anaheim through December 23rd, is like a perfect tea time confection.  It's lovely, sweet, and has just enough tartness to keeping it all from getting too sticky to enjoy. (more...)

Photo Flash: JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, THE MUSICAL At Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, THE MUSICAL At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to introduce Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical to Orange County for the first time as part of our 2018 Holiday Literature Series! Book, lyrics, and music by Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon, directed by Casey Long, and with music direction by Bill Strongin, Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical will preview from November 23rd through November 30th; regular performances will begin December 1st and continue through December 23rd on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 21st Anniversary SeasonChance Theater Announces 21st Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its 21st Anniversary Season, which will be the fifth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions. (more...)

JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, THE MUSICAL Starts November 23 At Chance TheaterJANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, THE MUSICAL Starts November 23 At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to introduce Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical to Orange County for the first time as part of our 2018 Holiday Literature Series!  Book, lyrics, and music by Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon, directed by Casey Long, and with music direction by Bill Strongin, Jane Austen's Emma: The Musical will preview from November 23rd through November 30th; regular performances will begin December 1st and continue through December 23rd on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

West Coast Premiere Of Sheila Callaghan's ELEVADA Starts 5/4West Coast Premiere Of Sheila Callaghan's ELEVADA Starts 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce the West Coast premiere of Elevada. This romantic comedy is written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Nicholas C. Avila. Elevada will run from May 4 - June 3 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar. (more...)

Chance Theater & OCASG Announce New Summer Education Program For Autistic StudentsChance Theater & OCASG Announce New Summer Education Program For Autistic Students
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Orange County Asperger's Support Group (OCASG) and Chance Theater will be working together this summer to present the new Spectrum 'Speak Up' Series. The program is specifically designed for teens that have been diagnosed with high functioning Autism, Asperger's, or PDD-NOS.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theater presents VIOLET; Opening SaturdayPhoto Flash: Chance Theater presents VIOLET; Opening Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of Violet, which will kick off its 20th Anniversary Season. The show has book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, direction and choreography by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. Violet will preview from February 2 through February 9; regular performances will begin February 10 and continue through March 4 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Tony Nominated VIOLET Kicks off Chance's 20th SeasonTony Nominated VIOLET Kicks off Chance's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of Violet, which will kick off its 20th Anniversary Season. The show has book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, direction and choreography by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. Violet will preview from February 2 through February 9; regular performances will begin February 10 and continue through March 4 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Chance Theater's 20th Anniversary Season Kicks Off On February 3rdChance Theater's 20th Anniversary Season Kicks Off On February 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its 20th Anniversary Season, which will be the fourth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions, and two workshops and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Chance Theater is set to present its 14th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire... The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, 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...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns To The Chance This Holiday SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN Returns To The Chance This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the return holiday engagement of The Secret Garden - The Musical. Written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon and once again directed by KC Wilkerson and Casey Long, The Secret Garden will preview from November 24 through December 1; regular performances will begin December 2 and continue through December 23 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theatre presents Encore Production of THE SECRET GARDENPhoto Flash: Chance Theatre presents Encore Production of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the return holiday engagement of The Secret Garden - The Musical. Written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon and once again directed by KC Wilkerson and Casey Long, The Secret Garden will preview from November 24 through December 1; regular performances will begin December 2 and continue through December 23 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance TheaterTHE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Returns For 14th Straight Year To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Chance Theater is set to present its 14th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns To The Chance This Holiday SeasonTHE SECRET GARDEN Returns To The Chance This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the return holiday engagement of The Secret Garden - The Musical. Written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon and once again directed by KC Wilkerson and Casey Long, The Secret Garden will preview from November 24 through December 1; regular performances will begin December 2 and continue through December 23 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

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