Welcome back to a brand new season!
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$75 for all 5 shows / $60 for 4 shows / $45 for 3 shows
Purchase individual tickets online at the end of August: vanguardtickets.com
For tickets and show info call: 714-668-6145
All Shook Up
It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”An American jukebox musical inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY®
Suitable for ages 6 and older.
Show Dates: September 21-23, 27-30, October 4-7
A gripping gothic drama adapted from the most famous horror novel of all time.
Written when she was only nineteen, Mary Shelly's iconic, much-heralded, dark Gothic tale of young Victor Frankenstein's relentless quest to fashion the penultimate man out of cadaver parts is brought to vivid life in a thrilling new adaptation.Mary's exploration of what it means to take responsibility for one's actions, in an era of significant political, social, scientific and religious change, is as enthralling today as it was in 1818.What leads someone to dare play the Creator, and what is the cost?Victor’s life is forever changed after he turns in horror from his own 'creature' unwittingly setting it loose upon the world.
Suitable for teens and older
Show Dates: October 31, November 1 - 4, 8 - 11
A Lyceum Family Christmas
Once Upon a Christmas Time
A brand-new Christmas fantasy written by the creator of Holiday Hoopla and Open All Night.
It is Christmas Eve and Princess Aubrianna is awaiting her wedding the next day – to a man she’s never met! An arranged marriage between two warring countries has kept the peace for 20 years. Now, both the Prince and Princess are 20 years old and it is time to seal the pact. However, Aubrianna wants to have one last night of freedom and sneaks out of the castle disguised as a peasant. She meets a handsome young man that challenges her as well as charms her. What will she do on her wedding day? Will she choose duty or love?
Show Dates: November 30, December 1-2, 6-9
American Coast Theater Company’s Christmas Cabaret
After you see the world premiere of Once Upon a Christmas Time, come back to get a second dose of Christmas spirit with ACTC’s brand new variety style cabaret. With a different program each year, it is sure to invite, delight, and excite. This song and dance show will highlight sacred and popular Christmas folk tunes with six of the most talented professionals in Orange County!
Show Dates: December 13 - 16, 20-23
*Not apart of season subscription
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic operetta of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Pirates follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "The very model of a modern Major-General." Suitable for ages 6 and older
Show Dates: February 21-24, 28, March 1-3, 7-10
Around the World in 80 Days
A hilarious farce taking audiences on the trip of a lifetime
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer, Phileas Fogg, and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as the they traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
Show Dates: April 12 - 14, 18, 25-28
Monday through Friday:
9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm