Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Bard at Saddleback College, free, courtesy of the City of Mission Viejo

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Rancho Santa Margarita,  CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback Collenge,  once again brings free summer of theatre to Saddleback College.  Along with a full month of live entertainment, the City of Mission Viejo presents Shakespeare by the Sea’s productions of Othello andCymbeline on July 16th and 17th. On the 16th, Othello, directed by Stephanie Coltrin, is an emotionally gripping thriller where gossip turns friendships rancid, and rumor brutally murders innocence. On the 17th, Cymbeline, directed by Cylan Broan, is an action-adventure fairy-tale romance.

For those who don’t wish to bring a blanket or sit on beach chairs, reserved seating is available at $25 per person (presale only). For reserved seats, call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Tues-Fri, Noon to 4:00 p.m.)

The free outdoor entertainment begins with Beauty and the Beast, continues with the Big Band/Shep Shepherd release party, two Shakespeare productions, and ends with the quirky musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors.

2015 Summer of Theatre
by Stacy DeMore

On Friday and Saturday, July 8th and 9th, Beauty and the Beast in Concert will grace the outdoor stage on the upper campus quad. Directed by Scott Farthing with musical direction by Lex Leigh, and choreography by Deidre Cavazzi, this concert will feature the familiar characters and songs from Disney’s beloved musical. The score/story is being told by actors playing the roles with an onstage orchestra. Enjoy a night out under the stars with this gem of a show – an enchanted story as old as time -- for the entire family.

On Friday, July 15th, the Saddleback Big Band, under the direction of Joey Sellers, will host a CD release party featuring 99 year-old crooner Shep Shepherd!
Shakespeare productions on Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th.

On Friday and Saturday, July 22nd and 23rd, enjoy a summer night under the stars to the fully-staged production of Little Shop of Horrors,directed by Scott Farthing, with  musical direction by Lex Leigh, and choreography by Deidre Cavazzi. Don’t miss a chance to hang out with street singers Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon as they tell the story of a singing plant, a daring hero, a sweet girl and a demented dentist in this loveable comedy-horror musical.

Location: The Saddleback College Upper Campus Quad (in front of the Administrative & Governance BuildingAGB), located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Parking is free for this event in Parking Lots 9 & 10. Festival Seating begins at 6:00 p.m. on a first‐come, first‐serve basis. Local food trucks will be available, as well as other vendors providing drinks. Attendees can bring picnic meals for these performances. Show Time: 7:30PM – Includes Welcome and Show.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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