Theatre Events


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00am

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The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Read more

10 Minute Play Festival

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

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A presentation of the Teenage Drama Workshop.

TADW student playwrights explore the dreams and challenges of their lives in these original short plays which reflect the authentic voices of today’s youth. Some plays may have themes not suitable for young children. Read more about the 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Around the World in 80 Days

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:00am

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A presentation of the Teenage Drama Workshop.
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original Amazing Race!  This new theatrical adaptation will take you on a fantastic journey with comedy, music, exotic locations, cultures and suspense encountered along the way. 
Read more about AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

Shrek the Musical Jr.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:00am

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A presentation of the Teenage Drama Workshop.  

A reluctant ogre and his donkey sidekick.  Banished fairy tale creatures. An evil king and a mysterious princess.  The stage is set for this enchanting musical with a fiery dragon, true love’s first kiss, and a curse that must be broken. Read more about SHREK THE MUSICAL JR

As You Like It

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

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The Shakespeare comedy known for the famous lines, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Rosalind is banished by her uncle Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Fleeing to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia, they meet some interesting characters.  Read more

Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

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A social satire about an ambitious African-American woman who faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories. Read more


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

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Assassins (successful and failed) from different historical periods meet to explore their twisted view of the American dream. Read more


Monday, March 14, 2016 - 4:00pm


The Department of Central American Studies, CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Duende CalArts proudly present the world premiere of Shelter, a movement-based theatrical performance that shares stories of the massive human crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border and passing through the U.S. deportation shelter system, unraveling the painful truths of immigration. Read more