An Evening of Latin Jazz
ft
Cuba LA

Saturday, Aug 13 4pm & 8pm


Fueled by a love for their heritage, Cuba LA keeps the soul of Cuban music alive, seamlessy blending rhythms and musical styles from across Cuba to create a sound that's both traditional and unmistakable.

Flutist, musicologist, and founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Danilo Lozano leads the band as they make musical fireworks -poly-rhythmic timbales, congas and bongos provide an unbelievable backdrop to scorching performances on trumpets, flute, piano, and strings.

Buy Tickets

Three Short Works

presented as part of

Page to Stage Playwrights Festival:
"That's What She Said!"

Friday, August 26 - 8pm


Invisible
by Victoria Z. Daly

Directed by Kathy Paladino

When a woman of a certain age starts to lose her looks and can't find work, her younger selves know exactly what she should do about it.

Organic
by Jenna Jane

Directed by Kathy Paladino

In a future where everyone is enhancing their bodies with the latest tech, 81-year-old Donna Goldman is an anomaly – she’s 100 percent organic. But now, there’s a problem: She’s dying. And a bionic body part is the only cure. Will cyborg Dr. Flores persuade her to abandon her sense of self to survive? This sci-fi drama explores the relationship between the body and the self.

Mab's Rabbits
Written and Directed by Brenda Kenworthy

Elise keeps a deep secret in her closet. One day, that secret pops out, with an escort of rabbits, to confront her.


Join us for the third annual Page to Stage Playwrights Festival: “That’s What She Said!” With a mission to provide a platform for the female voice, this festival fosters rising artists and nurtures new plays by providing playwrights an opportunity to showcase their works for audiences in our community.

This year’s festival is directed by Heather Enriquez and produced in conjunction with the That’s What She Said Women Writers Collective. Each performance is a staged reading of a new and exciting script by a female playwright.

Buy Tickets

Ptomaine Poison
by Janice Liddell

Directed by Vanessa Evans

presented as part of

Page to Stage Playwrights Festival:
"That's What She Said!"

Saturday, August 27 - 3pm


Set in Greater Birmingham, Alabama in 2013, Mary-Lou LeBlanc and Marianne Williams each have histories, though very divergent histories, in the Birmingham Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. As White and African American natives of Birmingham respectively, they continue to reflect clear racial perspective and even now clash over racial issues as they meet for the first time. Their 14 year old daughters, Nzinga Williams and Collette LeBlanc, are collaborating on a school project to commemorate one of the most significant events of the Civil Rights movement, the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four Black girls and injured 22 others.


Join us for the third annual Page to Stage Playwrights Festival: “That’s What She Said!” With a mission to provide a platform for the female voice, this festival fosters rising artists and nurtures new plays by providing playwrights an opportunity to showcase their works for audiences in our community.

This year’s festival is directed by Heather Enriquez and produced in conjunction with the That’s What She Said Women Writers Collective. Each performance is a staged reading of a new and exciting script by a female playwright.

Buy Tickets

Parts & Pieces
by Amy Tofte

Directed by Lizzy McCabe

presented as part of

Page to Stage Playwrights Festival:
"That's What She Said!"

Saturday, August 27 - 8pm


Parker, who was adopted, arrives for a mediation with younger sister Mel after the death of their mother. Parker was born a girl named Marcy but has been living as gender neutral since leaving home about ten years ago.


Join us for the third annual Page to Stage Playwrights Festival: “That’s What She Said!” With a mission to provide a platform for the female voice, this festival fosters rising artists and nurtures new plays by providing playwrights an opportunity to showcase their works for audiences in our community.

This year’s festival is directed by Heather Enriquez and produced in conjunction with the That’s What She Said Women Writers Collective. Each performance is a staged reading of a new and exciting script by a female playwright.

Buy Tickets

Too Close to Home
by Leigh Flayton

Directed by Jill Cary Martin

presented as part of

Page to Stage Playwrights Festival:
"That's What She Said!"

Sunday, August 28 - 3pm


This play is about the Hill family, which for years has revolved around the oldest daughter, Shelley, a mentally ill woman now in her late 30s. Shelley has been diagnosed with cancer, and her parents have enlisted her brother and sister to keep this information from Shelley in the fear that it might cause another suicide attempt. With an empathetic doctor who hasn’t asked the question — who has the right to make Shelley’s treatment decisions? — the family has some difficult choices to make, as well as secrets to keep.


Join us for the third annual Page to Stage Playwrights Festival: “That’s What She Said!” With a mission to provide a platform for the female voice, this festival fosters rising artists and nurtures new plays by providing playwrights an opportunity to showcase their works for audiences in our community.

This year’s festival is directed by Heather Enriquez and produced in conjunction with the That’s What She Said Women Writers Collective. Each performance is a staged reading of a new and exciting script by a female playwright.

Buy Tickets

Proud Boy

Written and June Carryl

Staged Reading Directed by Michael Matthews

Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 5pm


A year after the murder of George Floyd, officer LaRhonda Parker is tasked with investigating Lt. Boyd Sully in the death of a Black motorist during a traffic stop. Sully claims that the victim presented as a threat, but a photo of Sully at the January 6th riots changes the equation. Parker offers Sully a deal: cop to a lesser charge and the photo goes away; otherwise, his career is over. Sully retaliates, implicating her family in the coverup of a murder. Parker’s dilemma: bury the photo and absolve Sully or destroy herself taking him down.

Audience members are invited to attend a talkback with playwright June Carryl following the performance.

Content Advisory: This production contains strong language and themes including prejudice and racial discrimination.


The Curtis Theatre is proud to announce Amplify — an initiative to address the inequality in performing arts programming. This program provides a platform and outlet for performing artists of all kinds, while expanding the inclusivity and outreach of the Curtis Theatre to a diverse artistic community.

Buy Tickets

Charles Phoenix
Big Retro Disneyland Slideshow

September 24-25, 2022
Saturday: 3pm & 8pm · Sunday: 3pm


With his festive enthusiasm and keen expertise, Charles Phoenix lavishes commentary on spectacular vintage Kodachrome slides taken by park visitors in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Experience the classic attractions and behind the scenes stories of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and the original Tomorrowland, when it was promoted as “The World of 1986,” and the “all-new Tomorrowland of 1967.”

Your imagination will be inspired, your spirit will soar, and you will never experience Disneyland the same way again!

Buy Tickets

TheatreWorksUSA
presents
The Pout Pout Fish

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 3pm & 5pm


Dive into this aquatic adventure as a frowny Mr. Fish sets out to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl and discovers there is more to him than his gloomy glower. Whimsical puppets and live performers share the stage in this splash hit new musical that’s sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down.

TheaterWorksUSA brings author Deborah Diesen’s beloved children’s book to life in this 60-minute-show that’s perfect for families and young audiences.

Buy Tickets

Curtis Theatre & Southgate Productions
present
Sondheim On Sondheim

Directed by Jonathan Infante and Tara Pitt
Music Direction by Sarah Wybaczynsky

October 14 - 16, 2022
Friday - 8pm Saturday - 3pm & 8pm  Sunday - 3pm


His story. His inspiration. His genius. The tapestry of creativity that characterizes the late, great Stephen Sondheim remained largely undiscussed — especially by the man himself — until the creation of Sondheim on Sondheim.

This sentimental musical review examines the extraordinary career of Broadway’s beloved composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Featuring numbers from his well- known shows and lesser known works, this multimedia staged tribute incorporates original video and archival commentary from Sondheim himself. Witness a titan of musical theatre reflect on his achievements and defeats as he brings the audience into the very heart of his work.


Buy Tickets

Orchestra Collective
of Orange County

Dancing the Night Away

November 5-6, 2022
Saturday 7pm Sunday 3pm


OCofOC presents 20th-century classics that will have you tapping your toes, if not dancing in the aisles... Featuring George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero,” and works by Duke Ellington and Aaron Copland, you won’t want to miss this showstopping concert!


OCofOC is a collectively-run symphony orchestra based in Orange County, California. Founded in 2016 by veterans of the Southern California classical music scene, OCofOC believes that creative collaboration yields amazing results, and produces one-of-a-kind musical events that will thrill both longtime concert-goers and complete musical newcomers alike!

www.ocofoc.org

Buy Tickets

50 Shades of Mixed:
Confessions of Your Ethnically Ambiguous Best Friend

Written and Performed by
Anastasia Washington

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 5pm


“What are you?” “I would make a pillow out of your hair...” And other things you shouldn’t say to humans are discussed in this hilarious confessional of a bi-racial woman.

50 Shades of Mixed: Confessions of your Ethnically Ambiguous Best Friend spills tea about the shady moments of a bi-racial woman’s life. Anastasia shares real-life heartbreaking and often hilarious stories. You’ll laugh, learn, and wake the hell up.

Audience members are invited to attend a talkback with writer/performer Anastasia Washington following the performance.

Content Advisory: This production contains strong language and themes including prejudice and racial discrimination.


The Curtis Theatre is proud to announce Amplify — an initiative to address the inequality in performing arts programming. This program provides a platform and outlet for performing artists of all kinds, while expanding the inclusivity and outreach of the Curtis Theatre to a diverse artistic community.

Buy Tickets

Christmas With
THE ALLEY CATS

November 25 - 27, 2022
Friday - 8pm Saturday - 3pm & 8 pm Sunday - 3pm


The Alley Cats are coming home for Christmas!

With their four-part harmony and delightful antics, it’s no wonder why these musical comics are America’s favorite Doo Wop group! The Alley Cats have been Jay Leno’s opening act for the past decade. Additionally, they have opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers and have appeared on numerous television shows for NBC, CBS, and PBS. Their popular Christmas show is a can’t-miss holiday event.

Buy Tickets

Curtis Theatre & STAGEStheatre
present

Joe Landry's
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
A Live Radio Play

Directed by Amanda DeMaio

December 15 - 18, 2022
Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm
Saturday 1pm, 4pm, & 8pm Sunday 3pm


This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Presented in partnership with STAGEStheatre.

Buy Tickets

Curtis Theatre & Southgate Productions
present
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Directed by Jonathan Infante
Music Direction by Stephen Hulsey

February 10 - 26, 2023
Fridays - 8pm   Saturdays - 8pm Sundays - 3pm


When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind....

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and winner of Best Musical at the 2014 Tony Awards.

Buy Tickets

Becoming Austin Nation
From Crack to PhD: a Drag Queen's Story

Written and Performed by Austin Nation

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 5pm


Austin Nation will share his humorous and insightful journey From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen’s Story. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at  the age of 26, Austin’s story is one of a person coming face-to-face with their own mortality. Now 40, Austin beat back his demons and is  living his best life as a drag performer and a professor of nursing at Cal State Fullerton and Nursing Supervisor at USC Keck Medical  Center. This is a story you do not want to miss.

Audience members are invited to attend a talkback with writer/performerAustin Nation following the performance.

Content Advisory: This production contains references to drug use, sex, and adult language.


The Curtis Theatre is proud to announce Amplify — an initiative to address the inequality in performing arts programming. This program provides a platform and outlet for performing artists of all kinds, while expanding the inclusivity and outreach of the Curtis Theatre to a diverse artistic community.

Buy Tickets

Yesterday and Today
The Interactive Beatles Experience

Saturday, April 15, 2023 3pm & 8pm


What’s your favorite Beatles song?

Yesterday and Today is an innovative and unique show based on the works of the Beatles. Brothers Billy, Matthew, and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience by asking them three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song, and why. Responses are delivered to the band, and a set list is written minutes before the curtain rises, with the audience members’ personal connections to the music crafting the narrative of the evening.

Every show is different, every show is interactive, and every show proves that the Beatles’ music truly is the soundtrack to our lives.

Buy Tickets

Orchestra Collective
of Orange County
Romantic Reveries

April 29-30, 2023
Saturday 7pm Sunday 3pm


Experience three remarkable Romantic masterworks, each painting a unique picture of acharacter or moment in time: Jean Sibelius’s immortal “Finlandia,” the majestic Hiawatha “Overture of Samuel Coleridge Taylor,” and Cécile Chaminade’s magical “Callirhoë Suite.” The concert will be capped off by a performance of the “Cello Concerto of Edward Elgar,” featuring internationally-renowned cellist László Mezõ.


OCofOC is a collectively-run symphony orchestra based in Orange County, California. Founded in 2016 by veterans of the Southern California classical music scene, OCofOC believes that creative collaboration yields amazing results, and produces one-of-a-kind musical events that will thrill both longtime concert-goers and complete musical newcomers alike!

www.ocofoc.org

Buy Tickets

Tea For Three
Lady Bird, Pat, & Betty

Saturday, May 13, 2023 3pm & 8pm


Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, Tea for Three humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving — a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. Share the journey of each as she deals with the fishbowl of First Ladydom.

Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka, with over 30 years in film, television, Broadway, and Off-Broadway, starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS show The Presidents. Intrigued by their stories, she went on with playwright Eric H. Weinberger to create this one-woman show.

A tale of a remarkable trio in a most unusual job — and 80 minutes of heartwarming delight!

Buy Tickets

The House of Flightless Birds

Written by Baylee Shlichtman

Staged Reading Directed by David Campos

Sunday, May 21, 2023 · 5pm


When Manuel tosses a wish to a satellite, an injured sparrow crashes into his patio. He decides to nurse the bird back to health, keeping it a secret from his family who has plenty of secrets of their own.

The House of Flightless Birds tells the story of characters whose familial ties and  intersectional identities, including Latinx, queer, and neurodivergent, shape the world they live in.

This play was originally commissioned by AlterTheater Ensemble, San Rafael, California.

Audience members are invited to attend a talkback with playwright
Baylee Shlichtman following the performance.

Content Advisory: This production contains strong language, mature themes, and simulated portrayals of violence against animals.


The Curtis Theatre is proud to announce Amplify — an initiative to address the inequality in performing arts programming. This program provides a platform and outlet for performing artists of all kinds, while expanding the inclusivity and outreach of the Curtis Theatre to a diverse artistic community.

Buy Tickets

Orchestra Collective
of Orange County
3rd annual
Summer Serenade

Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 3pm & 7pm


Back by popular demand, OCofOC presents an afternoon and evening concert en plein air. Hear chamber music favorites and a few surprises at this intimate outdoor concert.


OCofOC is a collectively-run symphony orchestra based in Orange County, California. Founded in 2016 by veterans of the Southern California classical music scene, OCofOC believes that creative collaboration yields amazing results, and produces one-of-a-kind musical events that will thrill both longtime concert-goers and complete musical newcomers alike!

www.ocofoc.org

Buy Tickets

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Amanda Hallman

June 16 - 25, 2023
Friday - 8pm Saturday - 3pm & 8pm Sunday - 3pm


Presented in association with Begins and Ends with ‘A’ Productions

Four fierce women lose their heads in this irreverent theatrical journey set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.


Revolutionary Fashion:
The "Anti Fashion" of the 1790s

Costume talkback and reception with Costume Designer Aja Bell.

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Champagne and hors d'oeuves - 5pm
Presentation and Q&A - 6pm

$25 with your ticket

Buy Tickets

Information



Have a code?

If you have a coupon, gift certificate, or pass code, please enter it here: