July 9 - August 8, 2021

by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Directed by James McHale
Music Direction by Robyn Manion

Before they wrote Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight, and many other modern musical classics, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote a thrilling song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions about love, commitment, identity, and meaning. For the first time in Orange County, see how the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning song team started their journey — with a charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood that explores what happens when we’re teetering on the edge of the rest of our lives.

Executive Producer
Elizabeth Jones

Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Associate Season Producers: Family of Mary Kay Fyda-Mar


Please select a performance
Thu, Jul 29th, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Jul 31st, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 31st, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Aug 1st, 2021 at 3:00 pm
*Vaccinated+ Performance - To purchase tickets please visit www.ChanceTheater.com/vax+ or *See below
Thu, Aug 5th, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Fri, Aug 6th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Aug 7th, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Sat, Aug 7th, 2021 at 8:00 pm
*Vaccinated+ Performance - To purchase tickets please visit www.ChanceTheater.com/vax+ or *See below
Sun, Aug 8th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

* Please call the box office at (888) 455-4212, Mon-Fri 12-3 p.m.


Important Information

We will be holding special
"Vaccinated+ Performances"
on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for these performances please copy and paste chancetheater.com/vax+ into your browser or call the box office at (888) 455-4212, Mon-Fri 12-3 p.m.

Venue: Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Stage: Cripe Stage

Running Time:
Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission

Performance Notes

  • There will be a discussion with the cast after every performance

Limited Discounts for:

  • Previews
  • Weekdays
  • Educators, Seniors, Students, and Military (w/ID)

Special Events

  • Join us for Opening Night as a Gold Member - July 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Please Note

  • For current health & safety guidelines at Chance Theater, visit www.ChanceTheater.com/safety.
  • Through self-attestation, un-vaccinated patrons are required to wear appropriate face coverings. It is recommended for fully vaccinated patrons to do so as well.
  • Face coverings should fully cover your mouth and nose and fit snugly against the sides of your face so there are no gaps.
  • Babes in arms and children under four are not permitted.
  • This show includes adult themes and language