Classic Musical Comedy Guys and Dolls at La Habra Depot Theatre
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The last date listed for Guys and Dolls was Sunday October 18, 2009 / 2:30pm.
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Grand and uplifting, Les Misérables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents a brand-new production of this tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France, which won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was made into an Oscar-nominated film. Ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and the young, innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette and the student Marius are set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution. It's a celebration of the human struggle for love, justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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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 than I've ever seen for such a small production. It was such a blast to watch. They used just about every available square inch of theater space, including the aisle, for several numbers. There were definitely still a few things being worked out opening weekend (lighting, stage changes etc), and there was a range of talent on stage, but overall, I'd rank this one of my favorites of the dozen community theater plays I've seen as of late. The theater is right next to a park, which makes intermission enjoyable as well.
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.