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23 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 S. Euclid Street La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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James Ramirez
The weather was cool . I wore Jeans and a sweater.
Tommy dress Apr 10 2014 star this tip starred
davida gregory
Temperature was fine on our visit
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark info Feb 01 2013 star this tip starred
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45 events
16 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 25 2005

The play itself was fine. Be warned -- although this is billed as a family event and a children's theater to which (one would assume) you would bring children who should be supervised, the box office will arbitrarily assign seats and you may very...continued

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 04 2005

Didn't know the show would be a community production.

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 25 2005

A cute children's theatre presentation with actors ranging from elementary to high school age. My 14 year old is interested in theatre and she really enjoyed it.

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Description

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.

Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

is performed by a talented cast, including some award winning actors ranging 7 to 21 in age, at La Habra Depot Theatre.

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.