OC Theater Summer 2013 Preview

Andrew Jackson Musical, Cannibals, John Waters and Shakespeare!

JOHN WATERS: Those tremors you feel beneath Orange County's asphalt-lined soil aren't precipitating the Big One; they're the anticipatory rumblings of not just one, but two productions of Hairspray: The Musical this summer. The 2002 musical, based on the first mainstream-film attempt by legendary cult auteur John Waters, proved slightly more successful than the movie, having grossed more than $200 million (compared to $8 million for the film) and won a slew of Tony and Olivier Awards. But do we really need TWO productions? Doesn't matter; that's what we're getting. Director Steven Reifenstein promises big things for his Musical Theatre Orange County production, staged at Fullerton College July 26-Aug. 4, including Disney designers and a set designed and built for the show from a national company in San Diego. Don't know much about the other one, produced by Broadway In the Park in Tustin, except that it runs Aug. 20-24. 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, (714) 637-0186; www.mtoc.org. 230 W. First St., Tustin, (714) 518-5519; www.tacfa.org.

NEW DIGS: Theatre Out will run Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul and Adam Bock's Swimming In the Shadows sometime around the beginning of August. But the theater won't know until it finalizes the move into its new home, about two blocks from its former digs at the Empire Theater in Santa Ana. 402 W. Fourth St., Santa Ana, (714) 220-7069; www.theatreout.com.

The Sting: No Robert Redford, but he'll do . . .
Maverick Theater
The Sting: No Robert Redford, but he'll do . . .

Location Info

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Maverick Theater

110 E. Walnut
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Fullerton

Cabrillo Playhouse

202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA 92672

Category: Theaters

Region: San Clemente

Encore Dinner Theater and Club

690 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Tustin

Mysterium at Weinert Chapel

19211 Dodge Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Santa Ana

STAGEStheatre

400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Theaters

Region: Fullerton

Long Beach Playhouse

5021 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804

Category: Theaters

Region: Long Beach

The Garage Theatre

251 E. Seventh St.
Long Beach, CA 90813

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Long Beach

The Chance Theater

5552 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

Category: Theaters

Region: Anaheim

Gem Theater

12852 Main St., Garden Grove
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Category: Theaters

Region: Garden Grove

Plummer Auditorium

201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Fullerton

Stage Door Repertory Theatre

1045 N. Armando St.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Anaheim

Fullerton College Theater Complex

321 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Orange

Peppertree Park

200 S. C St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Category: Community Venues

Region: Tustin

Theatre Out

402 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Category: Theaters

Region: Santa Ana

Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse

661 Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Theaters

Region: Costa Mesa

THE BARBER: More of a concert than a straight musical, this homage to Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is the Costa Mesa Playhouse's annual fund-raiser, running Aug. 23-25. 661 Hamilton St., Costa Mesa, (949) 650-5269; www.costamesaplayhouse.com.

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