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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce A Charlie Brown Christmas has added 5 performances to its regular production run -- Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm; Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm; and Sunday, December 30 at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm . Created by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is presented by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson, and will be directed by Resident Artist James McHale. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Adds 5 Performances At Chance TheaterA CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Adds 5 Performances At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to announce A Charlie Brown Christmas has added 5 performances to its regular production run -- Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm; Wednesday, December 12 at 7pm; and Sunday, December 30 at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Created by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is presented by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson, and will be directed by Resident Artist James McHale. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Brings The Music Of Classic Christmas Tale To Life at NUTCRACKER FOR KIDSPacific Symphony Brings The Music Of Classic Christmas Tale To Life at NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Come join Pacific Symphony for a special treat this Christmas season, the "Nutcracker for Kids!" Conducted by Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, Roger Kaila, this concert will include an assortment of sweet selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker;" ballerinas from Orange County's acclaimed ballet company, Festival Ballet Theatre; actor James McHale; a grande finale sing-a-long; and a visit from the jolly man himself-Santa Claus! Performances for "The Nutcracker of Kids" will be on Dec. 8 at 10am or 11:30am at Pacific Symphony's winter home, Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes To Life This December At Chance TheaterA CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes To Life This December At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, will present A Charlie Brown Christmas as part of our 2018 Holiday Series! Created by Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is presented by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson, and will be directed by Resident Artist James McHale. A Charlie Brown Christmas will preview from December 7th through 9th; regular performances will begin December 13th and continue through December 23rd on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (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 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents the sixth show of its 2017 season... in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word opens tomorrow, September 16, and continues through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance TheaterLauren Yee's IN A WORD Gets SoCal Premiere at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the sixth show of our 2017 season… in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word will preview from September 8 through September 15; regular performances will begin September 16 and continue through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: So Cal Premiere of MIDDLETOWN Comes to Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown's flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives - one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the second show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Middletown. Written by Will Eno and directed by Trevor Biship, Middletown will preview from April 21 through April 28; regular performances will begin April 29 and continue through May 21 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the intimate Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater for Young Audiences Series Continues with THE LITTLE PRINCE at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences... The Little Prince. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its third season of Theater for Young Audiences… The Little Prince. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Little Prince will preview from February 17 through February 25; regular performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 5 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar 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...)

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...)

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