First Nights


Break a leg! In other words, have a great show—and a great party. Nine special opening nights await when you subscribe to First Nights.

For the 2016-17 season, First Nights are:

Segerstrom Stage
September 9, 2016
October 21, 2016
January 27, 2017
March 31, 2017
May 12, 2017

Argyros Stage
October 7, 2016
January 6, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 14, 2017

From complimentary drinks before the show to a lavish Cast Party afterwards, our First Nights series is designed so theatre-goers can mix and mingle with Orange County community leaders and American theatre luminaries. If you’ve always wanted to meet your favorite actor, playwright, director or designer, this is the place to be—First Nights at SCR!

To learn more about First Nights, please ​contact Alex Wang, Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving, at (714) 708-5590,  or by email.

For glamorous photos and and stories from First Nights, visit SCR/Party Play.

First Nights subscriptions are available to individual donors at the Golden Circle level ($1,​400) and above, or companies at the Corporate Circle level ($2,500) and above.

First Nights
Rick Smetanka (right), from Corporate Associate Producer Haskell & White, with his family and actor Kasey Mahaffy (center) at the First Night ​party for Peter and the Starcatcher.

Photo: Wylie and Bette Aitken, actor Charlayne Woodard, actor Demosthenes Chrysan, Ashleigh Aitken and Michael Penn at the First Night of Zealot in 2014.