Venue Details

117 Star Starred
Huntington Beach Playhouse
at the Central Library Theater 7111 Talbert Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-375-0696
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Member Tips

Laura M.
I would always dress up. But I did see people in jeans.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Laura M.
All food and drink was $1 each. You can't beat it.
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Laura M.
Parking was free
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Aida Porteneuve
Casual dress
info Jan 09 2012 star this tip starred
Aida Porteneuve
Very Reasonable
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Aida Porteneuve
Plenty of parking
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Reviews & Ratings

46 ratings
3.4 average rating
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9 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 19 2012

This play was cute. I looooove the era of the 20s, and the music and atmosphere was really fun. The costumes were superb – dapper gentlemen and lavish ladies, all very... continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 12 2012

I would say that ones enjoyment of the production will be inversely proportional to ones knowledge of France and of the pronunciation of French.

On the other hand, the... continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 06 2012

One of the best plays I have been to!

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Website

http://www.hbplayhouse.com/

Description

Can-Can is a songfest about Paris in 1893 and some of its more Bohemian citizens. Aristide Forestier, a young, newly-appointed and over-zealous magistrate, decides to undertake a reform movement. The first case before him is a charge against some young women that their dance, the cancan, has violated the Paris morals code. Acting with the unique wisdom of the French, the chief judge dismisses the case because all of the witnesses seem suddenly to have had cinders in their eyes when the crime was committed and so cannot testify. Aristide goes to Montmartre to investigate the matter personally.

He gets his evidence but in the process falls in love with La Môme Pistache, the cafe proprietress. In the Montmartre we meet, Claudine, the principal dancer of the cancan palaces, Boris Adzinidzinadze, the temperamental artist whom she supports, and Hilaire Jussac, the art critic with whom Boris fights an uproariously funny duel. Aristide ends up in a police scandal which gets him disbarred. He confesses his love for Pistache, leaves the law to the courts, and joins her in teaching others how to do the CAN-CAN.

The show contains entrancing Cole Porter songs such as " C’est Magnifique," “I Love Paris,” “Allez-Vous-En,” and “Can-Can” flow logically from the context of the story.

About the Ticket Supplier: Huntington Beach Playhouse

The mission of Huntington Beach Playhouse is to provide the community with the best possible experience and enjoyment available in the cultural arts.

We will present productions in the dramatic, comedy and musical arts for the entertainment of our patrons. We will develop programs for all age groups to further advance their stagecraft and technical skills and to provide scholarships to assist students in their pursuit of education in the dramatic arts.