Photo Flash: First Look at A WRINKLE IN TIME at The Chance Photo Flash: First Look at A WRINKLE IN TIME at The Chance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents “A Wrinkle in Time,” kicking off the company's TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) Family Series for its 2020 season. Playwright John Glore has created a wild, highly theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's acclaimed 1962 story about three teens who traverse the boundaries of time and space in search of a beloved parent, bringing it magically to life on the Chance's Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

Joanna Garner's Country Musical 100 HEARTBREAKS Kicks Off 10th OTR Series At Chance Theater Joanna Garner's Country Musical 100 HEARTBREAKS Kicks Off 10th OTR Series At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents a staged reading of our 2018 Resident Playwright Joanna Garner's new musical, 100 HEARTBREAKS.  (more...)

John Glore's TYA Adaptation Of A WRINKLE IN TIME Starts February 14 at Chance Theater John Glore's TYA Adaptation Of A WRINKLE IN TIME Starts February 14 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents a?oeA Wrinkle in Time,a?? kicking off the company's TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) Family Series for its 2020 season. Playwright John Glore has created a wild, highly theatrical adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's acclaimed 1962 story about three teens who traverse the boundaries of time and space in search of a beloved parent, bringing it magically to life on the Chance's Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Be Ready to Play Your Part at the CRIMSON CABARET, an Immersive Cold War Hotbed of Spy Intrigue BWW Review: Be Ready to Play Your Part at the CRIMSON CABARET, an Immersive Cold War Hotbed of Spy Intrigue
by Shari Barrett - Dec 17, 2019

Attendees will enter a nightclub in 1963 Germany just under the shadow of the Berlin Wall where everyone is a spy and no one can be trusted. During the evening, CRIMSON CABARET guests will engage with secret agents and be slipped notes with assigned missions to complete throughout the evening. All guests are required to dress in 1960s appropriate cocktail party attire and assume a character of their choosing, then bring that character into the space and be ready to do what is asked of you and find the right person who can lead you in the direction where your skills are required during this multi-sensory, immersive theatrical experience. But you see, since everyone is dressed appropriately, how can you possibly know who to trust and who is really playing for the wrong team on this side of the wall? (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theater Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Photo Flash: Chance Theater Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to present an encore presentation of our 2018 production of A Charlie Brown Christmas as part of our 2019 Holiday Series! (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Returns To Chance Theater A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Returns To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is excited to present an encore presentation of our 2018 production of A Charlie Brown Christmas as part of our 2019 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 6th through 8th; regular performances will begin December 12th and continue through December 29th on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Chance Theater Announces 2020 Resident Playwright And OTR New Works Schedule Chance Theater Announces 2020 Resident Playwright And OTR New Works Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to announce its OTR New Works lineup for 2020. We will be presenting two staged readings from past and president Resident Playwrights, as well as a LAB Workshop production, and our first commissioned play, which is being written by our first Resident Playwright, Adam Szymkowicz. All performances will take place at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.  (more...)

Casting Announced For APOLLO 11 Immersive Theater Show At The Rose Bowl Casting Announced For APOLLO 11 Immersive Theater Show At The Rose Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

APOLLO 11 - The Immersive Live Show announces full casting for its world premiere in Los Angeles this July. Performances begin July 5th. As we approach the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the Moon, the time has come to tell one of the greatest stories in human history. Los Angeles will be this exciting and new truly immersive live show's first stop of an 18-city tour over the next three years. (more...)

One-Night-Only Staged Reading Of John Glore's CREEP Set for May 8 at Chance Theater One-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...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes To Life This December At Chance Theater A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes To Life This December At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 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: First Look at A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Chance Theater Photo 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 Comes To Life This December At Chance Theater A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Comes To Life This December At Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 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...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Adds 5 Performances At Chance Theater A 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 KIDS Pacific 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 Theater A 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 Theater Photo 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 Theater THE 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 Theater Photo 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 Theater Lauren 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...)

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