With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of
The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at
The second, "All My Sons," written during
In between, opening tonight and playing though Jan. 30 on South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage, is "Circle Mirror Transformation," Annie Baker's Obie Award-winning
Remember "Hair," the "tribal love-rock musical" of the late 1960s? It's back and coming to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Jan. 25 through Feb. 6 in a new, critically applauded production.
South Coast Rep returns to the spotlight Jan. 28 with its third crack at Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Mark Rucker, who directed SCR's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Taming of the Shrew," will stage this timeless comedy, which plays through Feb. 20 on the Segerstrom Stage.
The Costa Mesa Playhouse originally had "Doubt" as its February production, but it's being replaced by another play centering on a nun, "The Book of Liz" by David &
Orange County's Chance Theater had a big hit with its revival of "Tommy," and now that production is ticketed for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, or OCPAC. The show will be staged from Feb. 10 through Feb. 20 in the Center's smaller venue, Founder's Hall.
Shakespeare surfaces again Feb. 25 with Vanguard University's production of "Romeo and Juliet." Susan K. Berkompas directs the classic tragedy of young love and feuding families, which plays through March 6.
March will bring the musicals "