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2024-25 Season at a Glance

book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman          music by Alan Menken
based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City, by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.

Directed by Jenn Thompson
Sept. 21-Oct. 19, 2024
Segerstrom Stage

At Mushnik’s Skid Row Florists, down-on-his-luck Seymour pines for his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, not knowing the feelings are mutual. When he stumbles across a strange and interesting new plant, it looks like Seymour may get everything he’s ever wanted. But first, he’ll have to tackle the sneaky succulent’s unquenchable thirst for human blood in this thrilling creature feature bursting with the sounds of doo-wop and Motown!

Recommended for ages 13+

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Join us over several seasons as we celebrate the artists, personalities and opinion leaders who boldly changed our world. 


by Daniel Goldstein
directed by David Ivers
Oct. 27-Nov. 24, 2024
Julianne Argyros Stage

Comedian. Trailblazer. Force of nature. From Greenwich Village nightclubs to “The Tonight Show” to Hollywood’s red carpets, Joan Rivers made and remade her career through triumph and tragedy. This is the story of a pioneer and the story of a mom—who were one and the same. Get up close and personal with the famously edgy, fearless and loving legend in this hilarious and heartbreaking account of an American icon.

Recommended for ages 16+

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Wish You Were Here

By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Mina Morita
Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 2025
Julianne Argyros Stage

1978. Protests break out across Iran as five close girlfriends plan weddings, trade dirty jokes and try to live their young lives. As the revolution escalates, each woman is forced to face an uncertain future by staying in Iran or leaving it. In this enlightened comedy, Pulitzer Prize winner and Orange County native Sanaz Toossi chronicles a decade of life, as best friends become friends long lost, searching for the bond that once defined them.

Recommended for ages 16+

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book by Madhuri Shekar
music by Christian Magby
lyrics by Christian Albright
based on the book by Oliver Jeffers
directed by H. Adam Harris
Feb. 28-Mar. 16, 2025
Julianne Argyros Stage
Theatre for Young Audiences & Families

Henry loves books, but doesn’t like reading them. If only he could learn new things without deciphering long, complicated words. One day he tries nibbling on a page—and it works! Soon he’s chomping his way through the school library, getting smarter with each bite…until the facts get all jumbled up and his tummy hurts. Celebrate the joys of reading with a hilarious family musical almost good enough to eat.

Recommended for ages 4+.

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Apr. 5-May 4, 2025
Segerstrom Stage
Part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival

We’re holding a spot for a thrilling new work coming through our play development program, The Lab@SCR.  With so many exciting voices and plays-in-progress, we can’t choose just yet.  So, stay tuned for an exciting announcement….

by Noa Gardner
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Apr. 27-May 18, 2025
Julianne Argyros Stage
Part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival

Mother and Son spend their evenings playing cards and retelling stories of Hawaiian legend.  Better those than their own, which lurk below the surface. When Son’s former sweetheart resurfaces, both he and Mother must choose how they will embrace the future. A mysterious tale about holding on, letting go and the curious force that pulls us back home.

Recommended for ages 14+

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Charles Dicken's
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by Hisa Takakuwa
Nov. 30-Dec. 24, 2024
Segerstrom Stage

It’s an Orange County tradition! From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your family’s holiday spirit. Join all your favorite Dickens characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchits, the Fezziwigs, the Spirits of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and of course, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under age 6 will not be admitted.

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Rachmaninoff and the Tsar

A New Musical Play
The Music of Sergei V. Rachmaninoff
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay
Feb. 19-Mar. 2, 2025
Segerstrom Stage

Hershey Felder's newest musical play will feature him in the role of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff alongside British-Italian actor Jonathan Silvestri in the role of Tsar Nicholas II. Having safely left Russia during the 1917 revolution, Rachmaninoff eventually made his home in Beverly Hills, but always longed for the Tsarist Russia that he knew and loved as a young man. Featuring Rachmaninoff's most beloved compositions, this promises to be another mystical musical journey in the Hershey Felder style that patrons have come to know and love.

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Songbook Sing-Along

One Night Only – Monday, Mar. 3, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Stage

With his signature style and lots of audience participation, Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook Sing-Along takes audiences through 100 years of American music—beginning with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim ... The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, Showboat and more! Audiences are encouraged to sing along with Felder as he leads them through the familiar notes of their favorite songs.

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The Lab@scr


Adventurous audiences and new play fans are invited to join us for the Pacific Playwrights Festival, running May 2-4, 2025, and NewSCRipts, our Monday evening play readings. Both are part of our new play development initiative, The Lab@SCR. NewSCRipts is free. Plays, times and dates to be announced.

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