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


​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 its 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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Kings Logo with Closed

​by ​Sarah Burgess
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
October 13 - November 10, 2018

Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want​—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

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Kings has replaced the previously announced Native Gardens.

Sweeney Todd Closed Logo

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

​​music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by Hugh Wheeler
directed by Kent Nicholson
from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
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.

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​Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos

Poor Yella Rednecks Logo-Cloased

​by ​Qui Nguyen
directed by May Adrales
​March 30 - April 27, 201​9

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard​—especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Recommendation: High school and above. Contains strong, frequent profanity, rap music, haze, smoking and a Vietgone recap.

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​by David Henry Hwang
directed by Desdemona Chiang
May 11 - June 8, 201​9

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.

Recommendation: Recommended for high school and above. Contains smoke and haze effects, adult language, sexuality and nudity.

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Julianne Argyros Stage


​by ​Christopher Durang
directed by Bart DeLorenzo
September 30 - October 21, 2018

In Bucks County, PA, 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.

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​​written and performed by Culture Clash
Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas and Herbert Siguenza
directed by Lisa Peterson
December 30, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Culture Clash is back, 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 Ameri​​CCa. 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 logo marked closed

​by ​​Anna Ziegler
Directed by Kimberly Senior
March ​3-24, 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.

Recommendation: Age 13 and above. Contains adult language.

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Sheepdog Logo with Closed Snipe

​by ​​Kevin Artigue
directed by Leah C. Gardiner
​April 14 - May 5, 2019

What begins as a love story about two Cleveland cops​—an African-American woman who falls for her white male partner​—changes when he shoots a young black man in the line of duty. Amina loves Ryan.  But can she trust her heart when the truth about the shooting, and her man, becomes more and more slippery? A relationship gets shaken to the core in this riveting drama by an up-and-coming playwright.

Recommendation: Age 14 and above. Contains adult language, gunshots, fog and haze effects.

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Theatre for Young Audiences

Nate the Great Logo Closed

based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat
​all ​rights ​reserved
​book and ​lyrics by John Maclay
​music and ​lyrics by Brett Ryback
​orchestrations and ​arrangements by 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 Closed

​​​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, 201​9

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!

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adapted for the stage by Janet Allard
from the book 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.

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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.

Advisory: Children under the age of six will not be admitted to A Christmas Carol.

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