​Multimedia: 201​​​9-​20 Season

Here's a convenient round-up of information about each production in a season​—including stories, dramaturgical notes, programs, videos, podcasts and more. In addition, read in-depth stories from our Theatre Conservatory and about supporters of SCR's programs.

2018-19  •  201​7-18  •   2016-17  •  2015-16  •  2014-15  •  2013-14

201​9-​20 SEASON

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander Logo
PDF: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Study Guide
Learn more about ​Alexander—this delightful musical that can put a smile on the crabbiest of faces—in this study guide.
Judith Viorst
STORY: Meet Judith Viorst, Author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Learn more about this prolific author of children’s books and more.

Aubergine

Food with Chopsticks
STORY: The Rise of Korean Cuisine
With food as one of Aubergine’s dominant themes, thought we'd round up some information about the steadily increasing popularity of Korean cuisine in the U.S.
Sab Shimono
STORY: The Flavors of Remembrance
Food as sustenance for the body and soul is at the heart of Aubergine. Learn more about the play from the show’s dramaturg.
Jully Lee
VIDEO: Aubergine by Julia Cho is About...
The story of Aubergine in the words of its cast members.
Aubergine Cast
STORY: Meet the Cast: Aubergine
The seven actors in Aubergine are a mix of those familiar to SCR audiences and those making their debut. They are Obie Award-winners, Broadway veterans, children of aging parents and more. Read on to meet the cast.
Aubergine Title Page
PDF: Aubergine program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​Aubergine.

The Canadians

Audience Members
VIDEO: The Canadians Audience Reactions
Audiences are loving ​Adam Bock’s quick change world premiere comedy, The Canadians. See what they have to say.
Kyle Hester and Daniel Chung
VIDEO: Scenes from The Canadians
Watch scenes from The Canadians—the quick-change comedy where five actors play a ship-load of characters and small chances might lead to big changes.
Jamie Castaneda
PODCAST: The Canadians Director Jaime Castañeda
In this edition of The SCR Podcast, the show’s director, Jaime Castañeda, talks about how the play has developed over the past year, through readings and workshops, leading to its world premiere.
Canadians Cast and Producers
STORY: Party Play: The Canadians
The world premiere of The Canadians, the latest work from award-winning playwright Adam Bock, opened to an enthusiastic First Night audience​. Read more about it and watch the video.
Kyle Hester
VIDEO: Meet the Cast of The Canadians
Who are some of the more than 15 characters you’ll meet in playwright Adam Bock’s new comedy, The Canadians? Five actors portray more than 15 characters—meet some of them in our new video.
Andy Knight and Adam Bock
VIDEO: Live ​with The Canadians Playwright Adam Bock
Literary Manager Andy Knight and playwright Adam Bock talk about the upcoming world premiere of Bock’s comedy, The Canadians.
Canadian Flag
STORY: Canadian Slang, Eh?
Canadians have an “unofficial” language—that of Canadian slang. Brush up on your Canadian slang here before attending a performance of The Canadians.  
Canadians Title Page
PDF: The Canadians program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​The Canadians.
Adam Bock
STORY: Three Questions for Playwright Adam Bock
We caught up with Bock to ask him a few questions about his early playwriting efforts, the play that changed his life and what we should know about The Canadians.
The Cast of Canadians
STORY: Meet the Cast: The Canadians
Five cast members bring to life Adam Bock’s new comedy, The Canadians. The actors talk about the playwright, what in the play makes them laugh and their favorite cruise drink.

American Mariachi

American Mariachi Scenes
VIDEO: Critics Rave for American Mariachi
Sometimes joyous, sometimes soulful, mariachi music is filling every nook and cranny of the Segerstrom—and reviewers are loving every minute of it.
Screen Capture of American Mariaichi video
VIDEO: Why American Mariachi Is Important Now
Watch the cast talk about this play that lets Orange County residents see themselves onstage.
American Mariachi Opening Night
STORY: Party Play: American Mariachi
American Mariachi opened on the Segerstrom Stage to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. First Night guests were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the entire cast ​at the post-show party.
Scenes from American Mariachi
VIDEO: Scenes from American Mariachi
Lucha dreams of forming a mariachi band in this big-hearted comedy with live music. Watch excerpts from ​American Mariachi​.
American Mariachi Audience
VIDEO: American Mariachi Audience Reactions
Audiences members are loving American Mariachi by José Cruz González. Check out what they have to say.
American Mariachi Podcast
PODCAST: American Mariachi Podcast
Music director Cynthia Reifler Flores and actors Gabriela Carrillo and Diana Burbano all feel the power and beauty of American Mariachi. In this ​podcast, they talk about what the play means to them—and what they’re learning from it.
American Mariachi Cast
STORY: Meet the Cast of American Mariachi
Nine actors plus five musicians are bringing to life the 1970s mariachi-infused world of American Mariachi. They love this story about family, love and discovering the power of music. Meet the cast.
Jose Gonzalez and Kat Zukaitis
VIDEO: Live With American Mariachi Playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez
Get the scoop on the play in this discussion between Gonzalez and associate literary manager and dramaturg Kat Zukaitis.
Diana Burbano
STORY: Actor, Teacher, Playwright: The Many Roles of Diana Burbano
Diana Burbano is a familiar face around SCR, as the actor and playwright is also a Conservatory instructor. As an actor, she’s appearing in American Mariachi. ​Learn more about her in this Q&A.
American Mariachi Title Page
PDF: American Mariachi program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​American Mariachi.
Mariachi Team
VIDEO: David Ivers Chats with the ​American Mariachi Team
It's day 2 of ​American Mariachi auditions and we caught up with playwright José Cruz González, director Christopher Acebo and music director Cynthia Flores to get some inside scoop on the show.
Jalisco Mariachi
STORY: History of Mariachi
The mariachi style of music dates back to at least the 18th century, where it evolved over time in Western Mexico. Learn more about mariachi history and the regions where groups performed.

Adult Acting and Playwriting Classes

Greg Atkins
STORY: Summer Vacation Update: Conservatory Instructor Greg Atkins
Greg Atkins will be teaching two improvisation classes in South Coast Repertory's Theatre Conservatory in the fall​ which continues his more than three-decade relationship with the theatre.
Emily Heebner
STORY: Summer Vacation Update: Conservatory Instructor Emily Heebner
member Emily Heebner, who teaches acting classes and had her young adult novel, Seneca Lake published over the summer.
Emily, Jan and Richard
VIDEO: SCR Podcast with Emily Heebner, Jan Cole and Richard Soto
We recently sat down with three longtime Theatre Conservatory faculty members—Emily Heebner, Jan Cole and Richard Soto—and asked about what you can expect in adult acting classes at SCR.

Top photo: Jules Willcox and Paige Lindsey White in ​SCR's 201​​8 ​production of ​Kings. Photo by Debora Robinson.