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UPCOMING 2016-2017 PLAYS  
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
MAIN STAGE 11/25/2016 to 12/18/2016
Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's and unleashes waves of good will by referring customers to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by a Macy's counselor, she plots to have Kris taken to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. In a dramatic court decision, Kris is confirmed as the true Santa, allowing countless children and all of us to experience the joy of childhood fantasy. This heartwarming holiday story is what we want Christmas to be all about.

 

"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really."
— Santa Cruz Sentinel

"The most heartwarming holiday story you will see!"
— Tom Scott


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Ticket prices $27.00 — Cabaret Table $37.00
Friday 11/25/2016 to Sunday 12/18/2016

SHOWOFF! PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
MAIN STAGE 1/20/2017 to 1/29/2017
ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue! Seven 10-minute plays all are world premiere plays. The audience votes for their favorite plays and the top three winners get cash prizes after the last performance. With nearly 300 entries each year from all over the world ... a team of readers selects, reads, and grades each play keeping the identity of the playwrights anonymous until the top 10 plays are selected. You only see the top 7 and hear one of our runner-up plays as a "Readers Theater". The fate of 7 authors rest on your ballot.

 

7 different directors ... 7 different plays. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances are at 8:00 PM (with doors open at 7:30 PM)

Sunday Performances are at 2:00 PM (with doors open at 1:30 PM)


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Ticket prices $27.00 — Cabaret Table $37.00
Friday 1/20/2017 to Sunday 1/29/2017

THREE BANDITS AND A BABY
MAIN STAGE 2/24/2017 to 3/5/2017
Three successful and happily unmarried villains get a surprise inheritance of a little girl. Forced to do the right thing and take care of the baby the three hopeless and hapless babysitters make an attempt until their pasts finally catch up with them. You will think you have it all figured out until a plot twist changes everything in this Family Friendly Musical Melodrama! Songs, gunfights, villains, foam rocks and cue cards fill this old west melodrama that is based loosely on a story from San Juan Capistrano's colorful history and one of the largest manhunts in the Wild West. Family Friendly Fun!

WORLD PREMIER MELODRAMA
Performed here first in San Juan Capistrano!

 

"The absolute most fun you will have in theatre since the Explorers Club. Even withouth the Cobra."
— Professor Mack

"The Best Melodrama ever written and the author is not ashamed to admit it."
— Melodrama Weekly.

"You don't have to go to the old west when you have it all right here in San Juan Capistrano."
— Beverly Blake.


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Ticket prices $27.00 — Cabaret Table $37.00
Friday 2/24/20176 to Sunday 3/5/2017

THE MIRACLE WORKER
STAGE II 3/10/2017 to 3/26/2017
Based on a remarkable a true story, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic and tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

WINNER - 1960 TONY AWARD - Best Play

 

"Interesting, absorbing and moving."
— The New York Post

"Radiant, emotion-charged, memorable, superb!"
— The Philadelphia Inquirer

Gibson's play is one of those great examples of a drama that takes real American life stories and turns them into enduring art; in that sense, it is comparable to such great works as "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller


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Stage II Theatre - Only $20
Friday 3/10/2017 to Sunday 3/26/2017

ON GOLDEN POND
MAIN STAGE 3/31/2017 to 4/16/2017
This is the love story of Ethel and the curmudgeonly Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond, Maine for the forty-eighth year.

It is a touching, funny, and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years.

 

"ON GOLDEN POND is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice."
— NY Daily News

"... a rare and memorable theatrical experience ..."
— Variety

"What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!"
— The New Yorker


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Ticket prices $27.00 — Cabaret Table $37.00
Friday 3/31/2017 to Sunday 4/16/2017

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
MAIN STAGE 5/5/2017 to 5/21/2017
A happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850's as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution. This boot-stomping portrait of small-town vice is uplifting and hilarious.

 

"Utterly charming, lively and genial."
— The New York Daily News

"A font of fun and friendliness, engagingly rich in regional nostalgia and spiced with delicate bawdry. The country and western score is a delight."
— Time

"Humorous and good natured."
— New York Post


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Ticket Price: $41.00 — Cabaret Table: $51.00
Friday 5/5/2017 to Sunday 5/21/2017

MORE SENIOR MOMENTS
STAGE II 5/26/2017 to 6/11/2017
When elderly Rose catches her husband with another woman in the nursing home, she decides to go on a quest for the sexual adventure she has been denying herself for the past 60 years.

Also, a bonus of 2 vignettes from the original production of Senior Moments are performed.

 

This is the much awaited sequel to the award winning play Senior Moments by Don Fried that was honored for Playwriting at the American Association of Community Theater Region 7 finals in Fort Collins, Colorado.


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Stage II - Tickets only $20.00
Friday 5/26/2017 to Sunday 6/11/2017

 

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