(photo credit: Jenny Graham/SCR)
Alabama, 1900. Ben and Oscar Hubbard stand to earn millions by funding an industrialized cotton mill. But first they’ll need their calculating sister, Regina, to secure the seed money from her dying husband. When he refuses, the siblings stop at nothing to satisfy their own ambitions and keep the wealth in the family. It is Regina, however, with razor-sharp intellect and diabolical gentility, who is the most ruthless. Ferocious and funny, this celebrated classic takes an absorbing look at all sides of the American Dream. Taken from the website.
Jan 29 – Feb 26, 2023.
(photos by Jon Blea)
The Leo Fender Project is an original play for children based on the life of Fullerton local and inventor of the stratocaster electric guitar, Leo Fender. What happens when an unconventional young mind can see inventions and creations where other people can’t? The world of music is
changed forever.This is exciting, fast-paced, musical production will take place on The Muck amphitheater stage with a great message for students of all ages written by Co-Artistic Director Callie Prendiville Johnson with original music by Wesley Chavez and choreography by Emily
Taylor. Taken from the website.
Good Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Feb 14 – 18, 2023.
Photo by Austin Crowley
The Dry Years begins—as stories so often do—with an arrival. It begins the day a pair of lawyers showed up and started buying “useless land” for more than it was worth. By the time folks realized why, it was too late. The lawyers had stolen their water at the point of a pen and built an aqueduct to bleed them dry. Ten years later, this rural California community stands on the edge of collapse. That is until a stranger drives out of the desert, offering a solution to all their problems: Rain.
Inspired by the strange-but-true story of Charles Mallory Hatfield—Southern California’s most famous (and infamous) practitioner of the pseudoscience of rainmaking—this is a story about stories. The ones that are true, the ones that aren’t, and the ones that are somewhere in between. Taken from the website.
Great Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Feb 4 – March 4, 2023
(Photo credit: Jenny Graham/SCR)
Arkansas, present day. The estranged members of the Lafayette family gather at their late father’s crumbling plantation to prepare for the estate sale. But decades of resentment have a way of bubbling to the surface, and a shocking discovery in the piles of clutter sends them spiraling as they confront repressed histories, regrets and each other. Winner of the Obie Award for Best American Play, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ crackling comedic drama is called “subversively original…remarkable and devious” by The New York Times. Taken from the website.
Jan. 28 – Feb. 26, 2023
Excellent Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Photos by Paul R. Kennedy
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Whether you shred or are shredded, Airness is an exuberant comedy about competition, completion, building community and finding the “airness” inside yourself in order to heal your inner demons. Taken from the website.
February 4 – 12, 2023
Photo by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio
Strap yourself in for a bracingly funny, supremely inventive musical journey with more twists and turns than the rickety rollercoaster that sends six teenagers prematurely into the afterlife. Now trapped in a fantastical carnival-like purgatory, a mechanical fortune teller invites the teens to tell their stories of life interrupted with the promise of a prize like no other – the chance to return to life. Already being lauded as a contemporary musical masterpiece, this quirky, smart, and darkly hilarious show reveals the resilience of the human spirit with a riveting score that skillfully mixes cabaret, hip-hop, and Broadway. Taken from the website.
January 27 – February 26, 2023
Great Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended!
Photo credit: Jessica Peralta
MISERY follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “Number One Fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new “Misery” novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does. Taken from the website.
Very Good Show! LA Theatre Bites Recommended! Jan 20 – Feb 26, 2023