Theater

Theater

Hershey Felder as Tchaikovsky
March 1-26. Pianist and storyteller Hershey Felder presents the life and music of Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

 

Orange
March 5-26.
Leela, a teenager from India, finds her place in the world when she ditches a boring family wedding to rebelliously careen through Orange County. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $20. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

 

American Ballet Theatre’s Whipped Cream
March 15-19. See the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s new production of Whipped Cream. The ballet tells the story of a young boy who overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium—he dreams of his rescue by princess praline and her court, replete with princess tea flower, prince coffee and marching marzipan. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

 

Finding Neverland
March 21-April 2. See the Orange County premiere of the hit Broadway musical. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired the beloved character Peter Pan. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

 

The Seigel
March 24-April 23. This comedy about modern love tells the story of a young couple and the peculiar path their relationship takes. Ethan Siegel asks for his girlfriend’s permission to marry—two years after their breakup. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $25. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

 

The Wizard of Oz
April 1-9. Based on the Oscar-winning film The Wizard of Oz, the score includes classics such as “Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $28. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

 

A Doll’s House, Part 2
April 9-30. Based on Ibsen’s classic, A Doll’s House, Nora, a mother who left her husband and children, returns after 15 years. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $48. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

 

King of the Road
April 19-May 14. See the stage adaptation of the true story of Grammy Award-winning, wisecracking country star and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Roger Miller. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $66. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.2787. lagunaplayhouse.com

 

An American in Paris
April 25-May 7. This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of an American soldier and a mysterious French girl who yearn for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

 

The Monster Builder
Opening May 5. Laugh along with this outrageous comedy about the world’s most celebrated architect and a peculiar project he’s embarked on. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $20. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

 

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Opening May 19. Relive a childhood favorite—a hilarious tale of sibling rivalry—with the stage adaption of Judy Bloom’s book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $27. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.5555. scr.org

 

The Bodyguard
Opening May 28. See the exciting story of a former Secret Service agent hired to protect a superstar from a stalker. Enjoy classic tunes like “Saving All my Love,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and the huge hit, “I Will Always Love You.” See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org