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519 events
424 reviews
606 stars
it is now assigned seating, and other improvements are in the works soon
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1 review
2 stars
went to dinner before, lots of places to choose from.
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"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
34 ratings
4.1 average rating
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29 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2008

These actors/actresses really laid it all out in their performance that we saw. I'm sure they all gave an extra effort due to the charity (Lupus foundation) that they were supporting with all the profits from the show. The 3 piece "orchestra"...continued

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27 reviews
9 stars
attended May 09 2008

The stage was tiny, but the comedy was broad. Many VERY talented performers and one of Sondheim's most accessible scores made for a delightful evening. Kevine McDonald as a rubberfaced and wiry Pseudolus led a stageful of wacky characters. ...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended May 03 2008

I'd forgotten how much enthusiasm community theatre projects. The artists are in it for the love of the art. The show was terrific, and everyone there who tended to the audience was great.

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Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. In “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” a crafty slave struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan for his young master, in exchange for his freedom. Taking comedy back to its roots, this Stephen Sondheim musical fuses 2,000 year-old Roman comedies with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville- and the result is non-stop laughter!

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.