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Agatha Christie's: Murder on the Nile
Main Stage Friday 9/20/19 to Sunday 10/6/19

 


 
It’s the 1940s. Kay Ridgeway is cruising on the River Nile on the paddle steamer Lotus. Kay has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a new husband, she embarks on a honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. Under scrutiny is a multitude of memorable passengers, all with a reason to kill. The tension and claustrophobia builds, as a shocking and audacious conspiracy is laid bare.

Directed by Wendy Gallo

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $32   

 


Sherlock Holmes: Here There Be Dragons
Stage II Friday 10/18/19 to Sunday 11/3/19

 



Another A World Premiere play! In 1880's London, there are gruesome killings in Whitechapel. The police are baffled. Inspector Lestrade turns to the one man who could help, Sherlock Holmes! Join Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade as they try to find this fiendish killer in one of the most horrific cases of the Great Detective's career. Match your wits with Holmes to find this famous killer.

Directed by Dan Blackley

Ticket prices
Tickets are Only: $22   

 


A Christmas Carol
Main Stage Friday 11/29/19 to Sunday 12/22/19

 



Another In the opening, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of his famed readings of a new script A Christmas Carol to his guests. The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. This holiday treat is a version that will transport you! Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is Adapted by John Jakes.

Directed by Darrell Hill

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $32    

 


ShowOff Playwriting Festival
Main Stage Friday 1/10/20 to Sunday 1/19/20

 



ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue and the variety that comes from seeing seven 10-minute plays. As the audience, only you see the top seven - plus – nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different playwrights, 7 different directors and 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $32   

 


Showdown at the Rainbow Ranch - Melodrama
Main Stage Friday 2/7/20 to Sunday 2/23/20

 



To celebrate our 30th Anniversary ... we are bringing back an old-time audience favorite. At the Rainbow Ranch you'll find intrigue when a series of mysterious disappearances ends in murder - and romance When wild west show hero Matthew Merriweather meets Rainbow Heatherton, brave and beautiful heir to the Rainbow Ranch. You'll find excitement when banker Culver C. Cleaver aims to raise some dust and a cheer-filled finale when Basil Blackthorne faces the music. Here is a piece of melodramatic entertainment with something for everyone! Written by Charles H. Randall and Joan LeGro Bushnell and music by Joan LeGro Bushnell with additional special San Juan songs written by our very own Gary McCarver.

Directed by Gary McCarver

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $27   

 


The Red Velvet Cake War
Stage II Friday 2/28/20 to Sunday 3/15/20

 



This riotously funny Southern-baked comedy follows three cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette, as they attempt to throw a family reunion. Things spin hilariously out-of-control when a neighbor's pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a shocking, high-stakes wager is made on who can bake the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you'll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!

Directed by Gina Treasure

Ticket prices
Tickets are Only: $22   

 


The Nerd
Main Stage Friday 3/27/20 to Sunday 4/12/20

 



This hilarious comedy is loaded with fun surprises! It’s late 1979 in Terre Haute, Indiana and our young architect, Willum, is celebrating his thirty-fourth birthday. He has an unexpected visit from a fellow ex-GI, Rick Steadman, who he has never met but did save his life during service in Vietnam. Initially Willum is delighted, however, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles cause quite the social dilemma.

Directed by Rhonda Goldstein

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $27   

 


A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Stage II Friday 4/17/20 to Sunday 5/3/20

 



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows the story of Christopher Boone, a teen who is exceptional at Math but finds people and any kind of change confusing. The play opens with Christopher discovering a dead dog in his neighbor’s garden. A fan of Sherlock Holmes, he decides to write a story about the mystery of the dog’s death. His sleuthing uncovers far more secrets than he or any of us expect.

Directed by Leslie Eisner

Ticket prices
Tickets are Only: $22   

 


Young Frankenstein
Main Stage Friday 5/22/20 to Sunday 6/7/20

 



From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds.

Directed by Dan Blackley

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $27 & Cabaret Tables: $37
Preview Night $22 & Cabaret Tables $32   

 


TBA - Summer Play in the Park
Town Center Park Saturday and Sunday Nights TBA/2020 at 7:30PM

 



Performances in Historic Town Center Park - Bring your picnics, jackets and folding chairs or blankets! Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 PM for three weeks this summer. Come back later in our season for our summer play announcement!

Our popular Prettiest Picnic Contest is held every performance night with great prizes!

Ticket prices
Tickets Only: $15   

 


CaminOvations 2020
Main Stage Saturday TBA/2020 6:30PM

 



CaminOvations 2020 - Our annual awards to honor our directors, actors and tech crew! It's time to dress up and enjoy a fabulous show that's all about us! Preshow appetizers and post show appetizers provided.

Ticket prices
Regular Tickets: $25 & Actor's Special $15   

 


 


Camino Real Playhouse

Capistrano Center for the Performing Arts
31776 El Camino Real | San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675  |  Box Office: (949) 489-8082

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