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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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385 reviews
62 stars
attended Jan 28 2007

I really didn't care for this show!

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Description

Nick is a single, Italian American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family is still in Jersey. In fact he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he must tell them that he has been offered a dream job. When he tells them, the news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes designed to keep Nick around. Frank, Aida, Nunzio, and Emma do their level best and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare as bait.

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.