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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!

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.

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.

BWW Reviews: New Compact HAIRSPRAY A Rousing Winner at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 27, 2015

Bravo to Chance Theater for taking on this mainstream hit and making it actually feel like a fresh, awesome little indie. Now playing through August 9, the latest offering from Orange County's bold, award-winning regional theater company is their own 'intimate' theater re-staging of HAIRSPRAY, the 2002 hit Tony Award-winning musical comedy. The results? Quite simply a more compact production that is an absolutely undeniable, all-around rousing winner. Under the direction of Kari Hayter, the celebratory production's immersive, semi-theater-in-the-round minimalist approach actually thrusts the show's outstanding music and comedy out front, wonderfully blanketing the audience in the show's pro-integration, pro-acceptance storyline about a rotund young lady with big hair and big dreams who sets off to change the world.

Independent Shakespeare Co. Stages 'La Dolce Vita' Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Now thru 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This summer, visit a small Italian provincial, 1950's town, as INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. brings a bit of 'La Dolce Vita' as it presents its take one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL tonight, July 24 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00pm and perform through Friday, August 29 at Old Zoo in Griffith Park. All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public! THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will play in repertory with TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will.

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage 'La Dolce Vita' Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 7/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This summer, visit a small Italian provincial, 1950's town, as INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. brings a bit of 'La Dolce Vita' as it presents its take one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Managing Director David Melville. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Thursday, July 24 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 2 at 7:00pm and perform through Friday, August 29 at Old Zoo in Griffith Park. All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public! THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will play in repertory with TWELFTH NIGHT or What You Will.

BWW Reviews: Independent Shakespeare Co. Freshly Spins ROMEO AND JULIET
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 14, 2014

Independent Shakespeare Co. once again showcases its intuitive ability to re-imagine Shakespeare for a modern-day audience with an intimate production of his classic romance, Independent Shakespeare Co. ROMEO AND JULIET

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage New Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET, 4/4-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. ROMEO & JULIET will open today, April 4 at 7:30pm and will perform through Saturday, May 3 at the Independent Shakespeare Co. Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village.

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Stage New Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET, 4/4-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, announce a new adaptation of Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Independent Shakespeare Co.'s Artistic Director Melissa Chalsma. ROMEO & JULIET will open on Friday, April 4 at 7:30pm and will perform through Saturday, May 3 at the Independent Shakespeare Co. Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #168 in Atwater Village.

South Coast Rep to Present 34th Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/29-12/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Thirty-four years and going strong: South Coast Repertory's traditional holiday production of A Christmas Carol, complete with ghosts, vibrant costumes, dancing, endearing characters and a cast that includes 16 local school children and Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge.