Venue Details

21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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Nadine Tull
Casual. the theater was warm, so jackets won't be necessary
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Nadine Tull
Very basic. soda and candy etc.
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Nadine Tull
Easy and close and FREE
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Nadine Tull
Bring a few dollars for backstage telegrams to send to the cast! $1 each.
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Nadine Tull
Cash only
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unclebyron
Plenty of free parking
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45 reviews
26 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

The cast on stage was larger than life! What a great and talented, high-energy bunch of people. The cast consisted of about 20 people of all ages (from 6 to 60)--more... continued

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142 reviews
88 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

A very entertaining evening with some first rate performances. All of the leads were excellent in acting and singing. Although the one who played Sky had a nice voice but... continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

I liked the show a lot. I am still humming the songs. Clare Solly is FANTASTIC and should be on Broadway!!!!! And lil Sam Dee has the cutest facial expressions. The... continued

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Description

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

The beloved Broadway musical comedy, based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and other short stories by Damon Runyon, comes to the La Habra Depot Theatre. Featuring memorable songs like “Luck Be A Lady,” the fast-paced Guys and Dolls features a colorful cast of characters from New York’s gambling underworld, as well as the women who love them.

Since its Broadway premiere in the early 1950s, this popular show has been revived numerous times, picking up numerous Tony nominations along the way.

About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot Theatre

The La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.

At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.

Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.

In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.