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Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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11 stars
The weather was rather cold.. I wore a sweater.
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4 stars
We ate at a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant called the Lantern Cafe. It's a 5 minute drive from the theater and the food was excellent.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Steel Magnolias"
38 ratings
4.7 average rating
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10 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 12 2011

A small and intimate venue.
The play was magnificent!!!! ALL of the actors are very professional and quite accomplished. The play was very moving and extremely touching. It took me an hour to compose myself. Because of this I am subscribing to...continued

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Sara N.
102 events
57 reviews
35 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

lovely intimate theatre with such nice people - costa mesa playhouse is clearly a passion for all involved. nice performances, great stage set - so true to the period and the southern-sensibilities. many funny, warm and touching moments in this...continued

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93 events
52 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

Best play I have seen at this venue. The five woman did an amazing job and had a massive amount of dialogue. Loved it very moving.

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Quotes & Highlights

Read "background information ": Steel Magnolias.


The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias, based on playwright Robert Harling’s own experiences growing up in Louisiana, serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie.

In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination and perfectly coiffed hair.

About the Ticket Supplier: Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is a 73-seat, not-for-profit, Community Theater that has been serving greater Orange County for over 40 years. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting affordable, quality, live theater in a comfortable and intimate setting, and to offering the talented actors, singers, dancers, and stage craftspeople of Orange County a welcoming environment in which to practice their craft. With a season running from September through June and five productions per season, the Playhouse offers a diverse array of plays and musicals to our theatergoing public.