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La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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UncleKing
Anything casual to dressy.
info Mar 15 2010 star this tip starred
UncleKing
Plenty of free parking
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UncleKing
Not a bad seat in the house
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Rae B. Harper
Dress for comfort - light clothing with a sweater just in case it gets cool inside.
info Mar 23 2010 star this tip starred
Rae B. Harper
Cider served well worth the $
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Rae B. Harper
Center aisle is often used for performers to enter & exit stage.
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One of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time, “Little Shop of Horrors” is based on a black-comedy film version in the 1960s and a doo-wop rock and roll score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Merken. A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! A great musical score (“Suddenly Seymour,” “Skid Row (Downtown),” “Somewhere That’s Green) and excellent story telling make this a “must see” for theater fans

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.