THE EXPLORER'S CLUB
9/16/2016 to 10/2/2016
The Director, Gary McCarver, is assembling an accomplished cast to portray the members of this club, each of whom has a particular and peculiar obsession or eccentricity bound to bring you to laughter. The Explorers Club is written by Nell Benjamin who co-wrote the music and lyrics for Legally Blonde The Musical.
"Two parts Blackadder, one part Monty Python, a dash of Shaw, shake wildly and garnish with fresh feminist ire."
— Time Out NY
"The jokes come barreling fast and furious…but, like most farces, the effect is cumulative. By the time all the various comic strands start weaving together in the second act, the silliness has gotten contagious."
— Entertainment Weekly
DIAL M FOR MURDER
10/14/2016 to 10/30/2016
"This exciting drama had a highly successful run on Broadway and the road."
"... original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath."
— NY Times
"It's a holiday for the whodunit fans, and, as such, it couldn't be more welcome."
— NY Herald-Tribune
WAR OF THE WORLDS
Halloween Night 8:00 PM
Billed as a staged dramatization of the 1898 novel by H.G. Wells, Orson Welles & Mercury Theater broadcast began normally. But for those who tuned in late, the “normal” programming appeared to be interrupted by the startling news that there were “explosions occurring on Planet Mars!” Reports followed stating that a “huge, flaming object” had fallen to earth on a farm near Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. More landings were soon reported, and an anxious radio audience came to the frightening conclusion that Earth was the target of a full-scale invasion by aliens!
“The Radio Play is an electrifying experience, one that grips the imagination beyond the original.”
— The Times, Edinburgh Festiva
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
11/25/2016 to 12/18/2016
"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
SHOWOFF! PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
1/20/2017 to 1/29/2017
Seven 10-minute plays all of them are world premiere plays. The audience votes for their favorite plays and after the ballots are tabulated, 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. As the audience you only see the top seven and nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Readers Theater". 7 different directors ... 7 different plays. You vote for the winning plays. THe fate of 7 playwrites rest on your shoulders. .
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)
THREE BANDITS AND A BABY
2/24/2017 to 3/5/2017
Songs, gunfights, villains, foam rocks and cue cards fill this old west melodrama that is based loosely San Juan Capistrano's colorful history. A night at the theatre for the entire family.
"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.
THE MIRACLE WORKER
3/10/2017 to 3/26/2017
"Interesting, absorbing and moving."
— The New York Post
WINNER — 1960 TONY AWARD — Best Play
"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
ON GOLDEN POND
3/31/2017 to 4/16/2017
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 ..."
"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
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
5/5/2017 to 5/21/2017
"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."
"Humorous and good natured."
— New York Post
Click for Details Buy Tickets
Ticket Price: $41.00 — Cabaret Table: $51.00
Friday 5/5/2017 to Sunday 5/21/2017