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21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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Tom
11 events
6 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 09 2008

In the very intimate atmosphere of the La Habra Depot, John gives a fascinating performance that entertains all from children to grownups.

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15 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 08 2008

THE MAGIC TRICKS WERE REALLY GOOD AND PROFESSIONAL.

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142 events
141 reviews
88 stars
attended Mar 02 2008

John Gabriel is truly a professional. He did a large variety of illusions that will simply amaze you and yet all with good humor. Don't miss this. If you enjoy magic shows... continued

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From his early beginnings Gabriel has generated a pop culture in magic putting “shocking new twists to some of the classics in his art” he says. For instance he is the only known magician to do the romantic double levitation. In this, Gabriel levitates himself next to his assistant, who is also suspended over 12ft in mid-air.

Today, John continues to study the art of magic and devotes countless hours perfecting his craft. Adding different elements to each of his pieces, “There is something for everyone” he says. “It’s a show you do not want to miss.”

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.