Press Calendar


Four Month Calendar:​ October 2018-January 2019

​October 2018

Through Oct. 21 Julianne Argyros Stage
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
directed by Bart DeLorenzo
In Bucks County, Penn., Vanya and Sonia share a country house and fret endlessly—and amusingly—about their hapless lives. When Masha, their self-absorbed movie-star sister, and her much, much younger boy toy, Spike, visit for the weekend, the entire household gets hilariously upended. Rivalries are rekindled, resentments rage, the housekeeper blurts out strange prophecies and Masha announces she’s selling the house. A tongue-in-cheek homage to Chekhov, this Tony Award-winning comedy was described as “deliciously madcap” by USA Today.
Dates: Performances run through Oct. 21.
Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Note: No evening performance on Oct. 21.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9983

Oct. 13-Nov. 10 Segerstrom Stage
Kings
by Sarah Burgess
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.
Dates: Low-priced previews run Oct. 13-18. Regular performances run Oct. 20-Nov. 10.
Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Note: No matinee performances on Oct. 13-14.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10156

Oct. 22 Julianne Argyros Stage
Eureka Day
NewSCRipts Reading
by Jonathan Spector
directed by Jennifer Chambers
The story is set at Eureka Day School in Berkeley, Calif., where all decisions are made by consensus; diversity of opinion is valued and vaccinations are a personal matter. When a mumps outbreak hit the school, it turns out that not everyone in the community has the same definition of social justice. Now the board of directors must confront the central question of our time: how to find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts?
Dates: Oct. 22, 2018
Show times: Monday at 7:30 p.m.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10366

November 2018

Through Nov. 10 Segerstrom Stage
Kings
by Sarah Burgess
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.
Dates: Performances run through Nov. 10.
Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10156

Nov. 2-18 Julianne Argyros Stage
Nate the Great
based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat
all rights reserved
book and lyrics by John Maclay
music and lyrics by Brett Ryback
orchestrations and arrangements by Brett Ryback
directed by Kari Hayter
Theatre for Young Audiences
Nate the Great, the world’s greatest kid detective, loves solving mysteries—almost as much as eating pancakes. When Annie’s special painting of her dog, Fang, goes missing, Nate’s on a new case! Did Fang bury it? Is Rosamond, who prefers cats over dogs, up to foul play? Come along as Nate searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways.
Dates: Low-priced previews run Nov. 2-9. Regular performances run Nov. 10-18.
Show times: Friday evenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Note: No matinee performance on Nov. 3.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=9923

Nov. 24-Dec. 24 Segerstrom Stage
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by John-David Keller
Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. is back for the 39th year as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Special note: no children under the age of 6 will be admitted.
Dates: Performances run Nov.24-Dec. 24
Show times: Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, December 24 at 4 p.m. Note: No matinee performance on Saturday, Nov. 24.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10324

​​December 2018

Through Dec. 24 Segerstrom Stage
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by John-David Keller
Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Special note: no children under the age of 6 will be admitted.
Dates: Performances run through Dec. 24
Show times: Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, December 24 at 4 p.m.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10324

Dec. 30-Jan. 20 Julianne Argyros Stage
Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa
written and performed by Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza
directed by Lisa Peterson
Those equal opportunity offenders are back at it, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. In other words: Classic Culture Clash!
Dates: Low-priced previews run Dec. 30-Jan. 3. Regular performances run Jan. 5-20.
Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No performance on Jan. 1.; No evening performance on Dec. 30.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10033

​​January 2019

Through Jan. 20 Julianne Argyros Stage
Culture Clash (Still) in AmeriCCa
written and performed by Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza
directed by Lisa Peterson
Those equal opportunity offenders are back at it, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. In other words: Classic Culture Clash!
Dates: Regular performances run Jan. 5-20.
Show times: Tuesday-Sunday evenings at 7:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No performance on Jan. 1; No evening performance on Dec. 30.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10033

Jan. 19-Feb. 16 Segerstrom Stage
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by Hugh Wheeler
directed by Kent Nicholson
In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th-century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes—and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball” by The New York Daily News.
Dates: Low-priced previews run Jan. 19-24. Regular performances run Jan. 26-Feb. 16.
Show times: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. No matinee performances on Jan. 19 or 20.
More Information: (714) 708-5555
Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=10197

ADDITIONAL TICKET INFORMATION

Discounts are available for previews, patrons under the age of 25, full-time students, educators and seniors with valid ID, and groups of 10 or more (at most performances).

SCR also offers rush tickets on the day of performance only and subject to availability. Full-time students get $10 rush tickets the day of performance, subject to availability. Patrons age 15-to-25 also may sign up for a free MyStage membership to receive $10 tickets to any performance including select dates for A Christmas Carol and excluding Theatre for Young Audiences. Details here: https://www.scr.org/tickets/mystage.

ASL Performances: SCR offers American Sign Language-interpreted (ASL) performances for each production. Tickets are $20 for seats near the ASL-interpreter. More information: https://www.scr.org/tickets/ticket-information/special-needs

Ticket Services Office: By phone at (714) 708-5555, online at www.scr.org or in person at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

PRESS INFORMATION

CONTACTS:
Tania Thompson, Director of Public Relations, (714 )708-5561, tania@scr.org
Danielle Bliss, Public Relations Assistant, (714) 708-5560, danielleb@scr.org

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