Join us for the 2018-19 Season

There’s something for everyone next season—and the only way you can line up tickets now is by renewing your subscription to the 5-play Segerstrom Stage series, the 4-play Argyros Stage​ or the 3-play Theatre for Young Audiences series. Or you can purchase more than one subscription in these series.

REMEMBER: Only subscribers enjoy the best seats in the house and great benefits.


Segerstrom Stage

C O N F I R M E D
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
​by Jane Austen
​adapted by Jessica Swale
directed by Casey Stangl
September 1-29, 2018

The Dashwood sisters—practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne—are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems it’s bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.


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NATIVE GARDENS
​by ​Karen Zacarías
directed by Damaso Rodriquez
October 13 - November 10, 2018

In this comedy of good intentions and bad manners, Pablo and Tania personify the American Dream—young, educated, a baby on the way and new owners of a suburban fixer-upper. Virginia and Frank couldn’t be happier or more welcoming, especially when the new next-door neighbors want to replace an ugly chain link fence dividing their yards. But a dispute over the property line quickly spirals into an all-out war on taste, class and entitlement that the Cincinnati Enquirer described as “bright and witty and clever.”


C O N F I R M E D
SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
​​music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by Hugh Wheeler
directed by Kent Nicholson
January 19 - Feburary 16, 2019

In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th-century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes—and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball” by The New York Daily News.


​To Be Announced
​March 30 - April 27, 2019

We’re searching for one more play ​to feature on the Segerstrom Stage Series—the best new play to highlight SCR’s annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. More news to come…


C O N F I R M E D
M. B​UTTERFLY
​by David Henry Hwang
directed by May Adrales
May 11 - June 8, 2018

When this rich, compelling drama debuted on Broadway, it became an instant sensation, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A married French diplomat. A mysterious Chinese opera diva. A passionate 20-year affair. Inspired by true events, this break-out hit by the author of Chinglish and Golden Child proved much more than a steamy tale of seduction. Obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy make for a remarkable tale of espionage and betrayal described as “visionary” by The New York Times.


Julianne Argyros Stage

C O N F I R M E D
​VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
​by ​Christopher Durang
directed by Bart DeLorenzo
September 30 - October 21, 2018

Vanya and Sonia share a country house where they fret endlessly—and amusingly—about their hapless lives. When Masha, their self-absorbed movie-star sister, and her much, much younger boy toy, Spike, visit for the weekend, the entire household gets hilariously upended. Rivalries are rekindled, resentments rage, the housekeeper blurts out strange prophecies and Masha announces she’s selling the house. A tongue-in-cheek homage to Chekhov, this Tony Award-winning comedy was described as “deliciously madcap” by USA Today.


C O N F I R M E D
CULTURE CLASH
​​written and performed by Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza
directed by Lisa Peterson
December 30, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Those equal opportunity offenders are back at it, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous ​comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. In other words: Classic Culture Clash!


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​​PHOTOGRAPH 51
​by ​​Anna Ziegler
Directed by Kimberly Senior
March 2-24, 2019

Rosalind Franklin was a British pioneer in science in the early 1950s, yet her groundbreaking role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure is still often overlooked. Based on a true story, Photograph 51 presents an intriguing portrait of a complex, courageous woman making her way in a male-dominated field. While rival teams of researchers compete for a breakthrough, Rosalind, focused and unbending, is locked in a race of her own. A hit in the West End, it was proclaimed “A triumph” by The Telegraph.


To Be Announced
​April 14 - May 5, 2019

The hunt is on for the hottest new play to round out the Julianne Argyros Series and feature in SCR’s annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. Freshly penned and rigorously prepped for the stage, will it be the work of a rising new star on the theatre scene, or one of your favorite writers? More news to come…


Theatre for Young Audiences

C O N F I R M E D
NATE THE GREAT
A New Musical
​by ​John Maclay and Brett Ryback
directed by Kari Hayter
November 2-18, 2018

Nate the Great, the world’s greatest kid detective, loves solving mysteries—almost as much as eating pancakes. When Annie’s special painting of her dog, Fang, goes missing, Nate’s on a new case! Did Fang bury it? Is Rosamond, who prefers cats over dogs, up to foul play? Come along as Nate searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways.


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NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED: THE ROCK EXPERIENCE
​​​based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
script and lyrics by Mo Willems
music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
directed by Casey Stangl
February 1-1​7, 2018

Wilbur is different from all the other Naked Mole Rats. He wears clothes—and he likes it. His friends think it’s ridiculous and needs to stop—that’s just a Naked Mole fact. After all, what will happen when Grand-Pah, the oldest and wisest elder in the colony finds out? Filled with tail-shaking good tunes, this outrageously fun musical proves it’s okay to be yourself. Rock on!


C O N F I R M E D
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
​by ​Margery Williams
directed by Beth Lopes
May 24 - June 9, 2019

For nearly a century, this beloved classic has captivated and charmed children and adults, alike. Lonely and forgotten, a stuffed rabbit longs to be real. When another toy is lost, he quickly becomes a little boy’s new favorite. As the rabbit’s dapper appearance gets worn and shabby from play, a wonderful change begins to happen. A moving story about the power of love—and a little bit of magic.


A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL*
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by John-David Keller
​November ​​24 - December ​​24, 201​​8

Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, as always, Hal Landon Jr. as everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

*NOTE: A Christmas Carol is ​not included in subscription packages; only subscribers have early access to purchase tickets.


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