OUR 2017 - 2018 SEASON
Welcome to our 28th Amazing Season!
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9/29/2017 - 10/22/2017
Dracula is exciting for all who love thrills in the theatre and is appropriate for all groups. Undeniably entertaining and exhilarating, this play is perfect family fare. There are enough scary moments to keep even jaded grownups on the edge of their seats.
THE GAMES AFOOT
Sherlock Homes Comedic
The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays has a setup that is pure Agatha Christie, played as farce. Actors from Gillette's current production of "Sherlock Holmes" gather at his manor and are treated to a seance, mayhem and murder. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit. A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Our Christmas Play
It’s a Wonderful Life is the heartwarming story of an average guy from a small town whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligations and civic duty. His guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born – that he has had, after all, a wonderful life.. Suitable for the whole family!
International Playwriting Festival
ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival is our subscribers' favorite, with drama, comedy and intrigue. And the variety that comes from seeing 7 short plays and a wonderful extra in Reader's Theatre! As the audience you only see the top seven and nightly you will also hear one of our runner-up plays read as a "Reader's Theater". 7 different directors ... 7 different plays. Suitable for teenagers to adult.
VILLAINY IN THE VINYARD
An Old West
2/16/2018 - 3/4/2018
Villainy in the Vineyard - Another World Premier Musical Melodrama comes first to San Juan Capistrano! Welcome to the ultimate audience participation old west Melodrama. Discover the mystery and mischief, the schemers and dreamers and applaud the heroes and heroines as you learn the fate of the local Vineyards in this seldom told story. Come learn the mostly true story of a vineyard, its heroine, and those scheeming to take her land. Remember ... everything happens for a Riesling. Fun for the whole family!
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
Stage II Production
The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. This cracking production, which makes an entertainingly boozy brew of humor both sweet and savage, melancholy sentimentality, lacerating sorrow and extremely inappropriate wicked cruelty.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by Neil Simon
Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning classic, introduces Paul and Corie Bratter, newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy! Funny, heartwarming and clever!
BYE BYE BIRDIE
A Main Stage Musical
Bye Bye Birdie, One of Broadway’s biggest hits, is back in the spotlight! This spectacular show is about a struggling songwriter’s attempt to write one last hit before his star client is drafted into the army. This effervescent, toe-tapping production is a show both for the kid with you and the kid within you.