THE SECRET GARDEN - THE MUSICAL to Open 11/30 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Chance Theater presents the fifth show of its 15th Anniversary Season - a family-friendly holiday offering The Secret Garden - The Musical with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman, music by Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, and directed by Casey Long and KC Wilkerson. The Secret Garden - The Musical will preview on November 29 and 30, open November 30 and continue through December 29 at Chance Theater. (more...)

Chance Theater to Launch 2014 Season in New Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Chance Theater, one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, publicly announces its plans to move into a new theater that will double the square footage and has the potential to triple the seating capacity. This major news from the Chance comes after months of strategic planning and successful fundraising efforts, with $235,000 of the first phase's $465,000 goal raised thus far. The Chance is slated to move into its new home in time to kick off its 2014 Season in February. (more...)

Chance Theater Opens Up Summer Youth Program SPEAK UP to All Students
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

This year, Chance Theater is opening up its summer youth program Speak Up - Take A 'Chance' to all students. Over five weeks, students will work collaboratively with their peers to write, design, and perform a new play under the mentorship of Chance staff, professional designers and professional actors! Led by Chance Resident Artist Tanae Beyer, this program is designed for students 12-18 years old, and runs from June 24 through July 29, culminating in two performances of their original show on July 29 and 30 at 7pm at Chance Theater. Students must register by June 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: O.C. Hosts Contrasting Pair of 'Family' Musicals for the Holidays
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 28, 2012

This holiday season, Orange County found itself playing host to two very different families that couldn't be more disparate from one another--well, at least on the surface. On this corner... LITTLE WOMEN: The Musical. In the other... THE ADDAMS FAMILY: The Musical. What do they have in common? A daughter willing to risk it all for a chance to fulfill her dreams. (more...)

Chance Theater Opens THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Chance Theater presents two shows for your Holiday entertainment, LITTLE WOMEN: The Broadway Musical with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, music direction by Bill Strongin and choreography by Jessie McLean; and the ninth anniversary production of THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, written by Jeff Goode and directed by Oanh Nguyen. (more...)

Chance Theater Opens LITTLE WOMEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

Chance Theater presents two shows for your Holiday entertainment, LITTLE WOMEN: The Broadway Musical with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, music direction by Bill Strongin and choreography by Jessie McLean; and the ninth anniversary production of THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, written by Jeff Goode and directed by Oanh Nguyen. LITTLE WOMEN will open tonight, November 17 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, December 23. (more...)

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Chance Theater Presents LITTLE WOMEN and THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, Beg. 11/17 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

Chance Theater presents two shows for your Holiday entertainment, LITTLE WOMEN: The Broadway Musical with book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, music direction by Bill Strongin and choreography by Jessie McLean; and the ninth anniversary production of THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, written by Jeff Goode and directed by Oanh Nguyen. (more...)

LADCC Awards to Feature Performance of MY HUSBAND and SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's 43rd Annual Awards Show will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012 at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The show will feature performances from previously-announced hosts Jason Graae (recipient of the 2007 Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre) and Lesli Margherita (nominee for Kiss Me, Kate). In addition, the Awards show will feature the Los Angeles premiere performance of My Husband, by Paul Rudnick, a short play added to the New York production of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Also, Yvette Tucker and Salvatore Vasallo will perform an excerpt from "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," from On Your Toes, choreographed by this year's Hirschhorn Award recipient, Lee Martino. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Kevin Carroll, et al. Nominated for LA Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2011. The 43rd Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 19, 2012 at A Noise Within, the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, in its new 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art venue in Pasadena, thanks to the generous donation of A Noise Within's management. The theatre is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Tickets are $40, and should be reserved in advance from the LADCC's website, at www.ladramacriticscircle.com. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show hors d'oeuvres (with no-host bar), and the show commences at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen and Managing Director Casey Long have announced Chance Theater's 2012 Season. (more...)

Chance Theater Presents Naughty & Nice Holiday Shows 11/18-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2011

The Chance is set to present a pair of productions that are perfect for the holidays beginning November 18 and running through December 27, 2011. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen and Managing Director Casey Long have announced Chance Theater's 2012 Season. (more...)

Chance Theater Presents Naughty & Nice Holiday Shows 11/18-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

The Chance is set to present a pair of productions that are perfect for the holidays beginning November 18 and running through December 27, 2011. (more...)

Chance Theater Presents Naughty & Nice Holiday Shows 11/18-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2011

The Chance is set to present a pair of productions that are perfect for the holidays beginning November 18 and running through December 27, 2011. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'NERVE' Highlights An Unusual Date
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 15, 2011

There's an old adage that says a person has at least one other person somewhere in the world whom they're meant to be with, and that fate will eventually bring them together. That idea seems to be the impetus for Chance Theater's production of Adam Szymkowicz's 2006 play NERVE, which continues its West Coast debut performances through February 27 in Anaheim Hills. While not the most groundbreaking play out there, NERVE certainly takes an admirable stab at being an atypical portrait of a romance-in-the-making between two damaged, extremely flawed characters, making it more interesting than your average date night comedy. (more...)

Chance Theatre Presents NERVE Through 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

It's quirky, it's funny, it's edgy, and it's getting rave reviews and standing ovations. It's the West Coast premiere of Nerve by Adam Szymkowicz that runs through February 27 at Chance Theater. The play is directed by Marya Mazor. (more...)

Chance Theatre Announces 2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2010

Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen and Managing Director Casey Long are pleased to announce Chance Theater's 2011 Season. The four-play Mainstage Series and two-show Holiday Series comprise the award-winning intimate theatre's 13th year of presenting dynamic theatrical productions in Orange County. Season 13 features a World Premiere, a West Coast Premiere, a California Premiere, and a Southern California Premiere. (more...)

Chance Theatre Presents SECRET GARDEN and THE EIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2010

Chance Theater made its Christmas list and checked it twice, so get ready for something naughty and something nice when the Chance presents a pair of productions beginning November 19 and running through December 26, 2010. (more...)

Chance Theatre Presents SECRET GARDEN and THE EIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2010

Chance Theater made its Christmas list and checked it twice, so get ready for something naughty and something nice when the Chance presents a pair of productions beginning November 19 and running through December 26, 2010. (more...)

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