Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen and Managing Director Casey Long are pleased to announce Chance Theater’s 2010 Season.
The four-play Mainstage Series and two-play Holiday Series comprise the award-winning intimate theater’s 12th year of presenting dynamic theatrical productions in Orange County. The season includes exciting premieres, Tony Award-winning musicals and dramas, and the third installment of Chance Theater’s family literature series.
Launching the Mainstage series is Stephen Sondheim’s musical Merrily We Roll Along (January 29 – March 7), followed by the Southern California premiere of Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter by Julie Marie Myatt (April 16 – May 16). Our TBA Broadway Musical (which will be officially announced on March 1, 2010) runs July 2 – August 8, while the Orange County premiere of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? will close the Mainstage series (September 24 – October 24).
The Holiday series consists of the Chance favorite The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (seventh anniversary production) and a musical version of The Secret Garden (third installment of the Chance Theater’s literature series).
“I think this season is one of the most exciting in our 12-year history,” says Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen.Â “The Orange County premiere of Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, two intimate stagings of award-winning Broadway musicals, and the Southern California premiere of one of Julie Marie Myatt’s newest show – Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter – make for an exhilarating and diverse line-up that audiences have come to expect from the Chance.”
Nguyen recently worked with Myatt on the staged reading and fully staged productions of The Happy Ones at South Coast Repertory, and it was through this working relationship that Myatt decided to grant the Jenny Sutter rights to the Chance.Â “I really enjoyed collaborating with Julie on Happy Ones, and our entire company is excited about tackling a fresh script from one of the country’s hottest new playwrights, and one that is so relevant in today’s tumultuous culture,” noted Nguyen.
These six productions are just the start of the expansive list of events that will be produced by the theater’s six person-staff, 30-member resident company of artists, and core group of volunteers.
“We have plans to bring in new performers for our guest artist series, another benefit concert, as well as many other special events,” says Managing Director Casey Long. “More information will be posted on our website throughout the year.”
Tickets & Contact Info
Single ticket prices range from $22-45. Season subscriptions are also available. Visit the website for details at www.chancetheater.com.
The Chance Theater
5552 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
Box Office: (714) 777-3033
About The Chance Theater
Recently nominated for six Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards (including Best Season), and named “Outstanding Arts Organization” for the second time in five years by Arts Orange County, the Chance is proud to be one of the leading ensemble based theatre companies in Southern California. Voted “Best Theater Group” by MyFoxLA for two years in a row and “Best Small Theater” by Orange Coast Magazine, the Chance is a recipient of the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s (LADCC) Polly Warfield Award for Excellence. Founded in 1999, the Chance Theater’s mission has always been to intimately present personally meaningful, uniquely engaging stories that promote dialogue within our community and provide a visceral experience for theatergoers. As a constituent member of Theater Communications Group (TCG), Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), and the Los Angeles Stage Alliance (LASA), the Chance continues to bring national attention to the Southern California and Orange County theater scene through its recent achievements, which includes a 2006 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater.
Feature image of The Chance Theater’s Production of The Seagull by Doug Catiller, True Image StudioÂ