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A guide to upcoming events in the visual and performing arts: Stage

November 19, 2000


31776 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano

(949) 489-8082

(Shows play weekends only)

* "Inspecting Carol" by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre--Dec. 1-17

* "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney--Jan. 5-27. A romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

* "Deadwood Dick" by Tom Taggart--March 9-31.

* "Dracula: The Musical?" by Rick Abbot--May 4-26

* "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare--July 6-22.


1 Civic Center Circle


(714) 990-7722

Box office hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; one hour before curtain

* "Christmas in a Celtic Land by Golden Bough"--Dec. 8-9. A program of old-style Celtic music and dance, with flute, fiddle, bells, percussion and vocal harmonies.

* "The Forgotten Carols with Glenn Yarbrough"--Dec. 10. Story and song by Michael McLean and performed by Glenn Yarbrough.

* Kenny Rankin--Feb. 3. Kenny Rankin helped define the singer/songwriter movement in the '70s and has been writing and recording ever since.

* "Cirque Oh So LA" by Mad Chad Taylor--Feb. 16-18. Comedian juggler from Los Angeles.

* "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett--March 2-18. The true story of teenager Anne Frank is brought to life in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama.

* B.J. Ward in "Stand-Up Opera"--March 30-31. Singer-comedian performs well-known operatic arias.

* "Late Nite Catechism" by Maripat Donovan and Vicki Quade--April 20-22. Catechism classes were never this much fun.

* Kathak Dance of India--April 28. Anjani's Kathak Dance of India, an ensemble of musicians and dancers, perform the dynamic, vibrant, intriguing and captivating classical Kathak-style dance of India.

* "The Memory of All That--An Evening of George Gershwin"--May 5. Rich with anecdotal insights into Gershwin's personal life.

* ODC/San Francisco--May 11-12. Hailed by Dance Magazine, ODC is renowned for its high-energy technique and eclectic musical palette.

* "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn--May 18 through June 3. Farce-within-a-farce adventure.


5172 Orange Ave.


(714) 229-6796

* "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring--Jan. 26 through Feb. 17. A comedy about two charming but murderous sisters and a nephew who tries to make sense of his crazy family.

* "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig--March 23 through April 14. Two actors are given one last shot at theater's big time by touring with a repertory company.

* "The Snow Ball" by A.R. Gurney--May 18 through June 9. A group of middle-age friends yearning for the old days comes together to revive an annual ballroom gala.


218 W. Commonwealth Ave.


(714) 879-1732

* "The Will Rogers Follies"--Feb. 16 through March 4. Book by Peter Stone; music composed and arranged by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. A fast-paced, colorful story about Will Rogers that won six Tony Awards.

* "My Fair Lady"--May 11-27. Book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." A brilliant, crotchety linguist tries to transform a cockney girl.

* "Swingtime Canteen"--July 13-29. Book by Linda Thorsen Bond, William Repicci and Charles Busch; orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Bob McDowell; special material by Dick Gallagher. A sentimental look at the World War II-era.


12852 Main St.

Garden Grove

(714) 741-9555

Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon-6 p.m.; one hour before curtain

* "Butlers, Bobbies and Boobs" by Ron House--February. Based on the playwright's true-life experiences as a teenager serving as under-butler in the household of Klaus Van Bulow.


7111 Talbert Ave.

Huntington Beach

(714) 375-0696

Box Office Hours: Monday 4:30-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 8 p.m.; Thursday 1-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

* "Cabaret"--Jan. 12 through Feb. 11. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

* "Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) by Del Shores--March 2-25

* "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward--April 20 through May 13

* "The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon--June 1-24

* "Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare--June 30 through July 22

* "Personals" by David Crane, Seth Friedman and Marta Kauffman--July 27 through Aug. 26


606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach


* "Enter the Guardsman"--Continues through Dec. 3. Book by Scott Wentworth; music by Craig Bohmler; lyrics by Marion Adler. Based on "The Guardsman" by Ferenc Molnar. A "film noir" musical, "Guardsman" is a romantic comedy about a recently married show-business couple whose relationship has lost its bloom. (West Coast premiere)

* "The Price" by Arthur Miller--Jan. 6 through Feb. 4. Previews Jan. 2-5. In a New York attic, two brothers are brought together after many years to sort through their parents' belongings.

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