The Wayward Artist's NEXT TO NORMAL Opens This Friday!The Wayward Artist's NEXT TO NORMAL Opens This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, "Next to Normal" by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey opens this Friday. The production opens on April 12th at 7:30 p.m. and is directed by Craig Tyrl. "Next to Normal" tells the story of Diana Goodman and her family, struggling to find happiness and normality against a twenty-year backdrop of bi-polar disorder, depression, and grief. The musical examines mental illness and its powerful impact on the family unit. (more...)

The Wayward Artist Launches Second Season with NEXT TO NORMALThe Wayward Artist Launches Second Season with NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The Wayward Artist's inaugural season explored FAITH. Moving into our second season, the company examines the many faces of FAMILY. The Wayward Artist is proud to produce the pop/rock, hit musical Next to Normal! Join Diana Goodman and her family in their anything-but- normal suburban home. Next to Normal explores the effects of extreme loss and the tolls mental illness can have on a modern-day family. Winning both the Tony and Pulitzer Prizes, Next to Normal, is a beautiful story and wonderful score from the creators, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns By Popular Demand To Chance TheaterFANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL Returns By Popular Demand To Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its fourth TYA Family Season. Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Danny Abosch and directed by Alex Bueno, based on original staging by Kelly Todd, Fancy Nancy, the Musical will preview from October 5 through October 7; regular performances will begin October 7th and continue through October 28 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

BIG FISH Extends Through August 5th At Chance TheaterBIG 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. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG FISH Musical Adaptation Makes OC Premiere at Chance TheaterBWW 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. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance TheaterOC 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. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts Todayth At Chance TheaterOC 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. (more...)

OC Premiere Of BIG FISH Starts June 29th At Chance TheaterOC 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. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Chance Theater is pleased to remount its popular production of the heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic novel ... ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Evelyn D. Swensson, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Travis K. Donnelly, and music direction by Bill Strongin. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, December 4, continuing through December 27 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Begins 11/27 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Chance Theater is pleased to remount its popular production of the heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic novel … Anne of Green Gables. Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Evelyn D. Swensson, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Travis K. Donnelly, and music direction by Bill Strongin.  Anne of Green Gables will preview from November 27 through December 3, regular performances will begin December 4 and continue through December 27 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Begins 11/27 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Chance Theater is pleased to remount its popular production of the heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic novel … Anne of Green Gables. Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Evelyn D. Swensson, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Travis K. Donnelly, and music direction by Bill Strongin.  Anne of Green Gables will preview from November 27 through December 3, regular performances will begin December 4 and continue through December 27 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

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. (more...)