Community theater roundup

By John Francis
La Habra Journal

Local theaters are continuing their productions for the spring season.
Mysterium Theater is conducting auditions for its upcoming production of “Marriage Of Figaro.”
Auditions for  the 1920’s Downton Abbey themed Figaro will take place, Wednesday, March 8 beginning at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 15 beginning at 6 p.m..
You may arrive at those times for a first come first serve appointment or send an email to director, Ray Buffer at ray.buffer@gmail.com to request an appointment.
The production consists of 12 performances beginning May 11 through May 28 – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm.
The Depot Theater is located at 311 Euclid Ave. in La Habra and reservations can be had by phoning (562) 697-3311.

Whittier Community Theater will continue its run of Robert Harling’s wonderful comedy Steel Magnolias March 3 through the 11th with 8 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday nights and a lone matinee March 5 at 2:30 p.m.
The production is directed by Phillip Brickey and produced by Karen Jacobson.
Tickets for the play are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and military and reservations are easy to get at (562) 696-0600.  The theater is located at 7630 S. Washington Ave., Whittier.
Whittier’s last production of their 95th season will be “A Flea In Her Ear” and auditions will be announced in this column next month.

Westminster Community Playhouse will open its latest production, Moises Kaufman’s moving drama, “The Laramie Project”, March 24 for a three week run that will end April 9.
Directed by Lenore Stjerne, the play deals with the kidnapping and death of a Wyoming University student that was beaten and tied up just outside Laramie because he was gay.  It is not recommended for children, so be warned.  But is a powerful account of the incidents and trial that resulted in the writing of this play.
Tickets for the production are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and reservations are recommended at (714) 993-8626 and the theater is located at 7272 Maple St., Westminster.

On a lighter note, Westminster will be holding auditions for the musical, “The Wedding Singer,” a play version of the popular Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore movie that was a hit several years ago.
The auditions will be held April 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the theater and those auditioning should bring a headshot and resume and be prepared to sing an upbeat song and to move for the dance portion of the audition.  A cold reading of the script will also be used in the audition.
“The Wedding Singer” will open June 2 and play through June 18.  For further information call me at (6267) 533-4591.

The Stage Door Repertory Theater in Anaheim will be opening the famous Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark” March 4 for a four weekend run at the theater located at 1045 N. Armando St., suite B, Anaheim.
The productions, directed by Nick Charles, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights with a matinee scheduled for March 12 at 2 p.m.  Tickets for the play will range from $18 to $22 and reservations can be made by calling (714) 630-7378.

The La Habra Theater Guild presents “Peter Pan” at Plummer Auditorium, March 17 – 26.
The show is directed by Brian Johnson and choreographed by Annie Lavin.
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.
In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook.
A rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.
For more information go to: lhhsguild.com

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