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Announcing our Exciting 2017-18 Season

Join us for our 2017-2018 Season of Plays!

Tickets can be ordered on line* or by calling the Stagehouse Box Office at 619-644-7234 to make your reservation. Stagehouse Theatre Box Office opens one hour prior to all performances.

"Love, Sex and the I.R.S."

By William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Directed by Brian Rickel

Oct. 5,6,7,12,13,14 at 7:30pm
Oct. 7 & 14 at 2:00pm

The classic farce that everyone should be doing - especially around tax time!  Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.  Like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot!

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

"Elementary School Outreach: Tall Tales" 

Directed by Jerry Hager

Oct.27 & 28 at 7:30pm
Oct. 28 at 2:00pm

Calling all cowpokes from here to there!
Gather around and listen up, as the Grossmont College Theatre Troupe spins a yarn or two.
Yup, it’s time for a few tales, and we ain’t talking about no puppy dogs wags either!
We’re talk’n rootin tootin  hombres like Pecos Bill, Sally Ann Thunder and Big Mose!
Them be those stories from our great American legends told with all the spice and spit of a true whopper, otherwise know as a Tall Tale.

So mosey on over to our corral as we bring folk lore to life as big as all outdoors!


*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

2017 Fall Fundraiser

An Evening of Political Satire!

Coordinated by Beth Duggan

Nov. 3 & 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

Room 220 

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" 

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Nov. 30, Dec. 1,2,7,8,9 at 7:30pm
Dec. 2 & 9 at 2:00pm

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – "something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

"Inside the Actor's Process:  Classical" 

Feb. 2 & 3 at 7:30pm
Feb. 3 at 2:00pm

Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov, Shakespeare, and Goldsmith, oh my!  Many an actor has found themselves face to face with the classics and felt the immediate instinct to run screaming back to plays written without all the “Thou and thee and hither and yon”.  But what happens when we approach these works the same way we look at modern realistic plays where people speak like we do?  What if there was a way to de-mystify the language and DISCOVER the joy with which they were written and originally performed? Follow us into the wonderful topsy-turvy wordy world that is Classical Theatre to do just that!

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

"The Heir Apparent" 

By David Ives, adapted from Le Legataire universel by Jean Francois-Regnard
Directed by Robert Lutfy

Mar. 15,16,17,22,23,24 at 7:30pm
Mar. 17 & 24 at 2:00pm

Paris, 1708. Eraste, a worthy though penniless young man, is in love with the fair Isabelle, but her forbidding mother, Madame Argante, will only let the two marry if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his rich but miserly Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her this very day and leave her everything in his will—separating the two young lovers forever. Eraste's wily servant Crispin jumps in, getting a couple of meddling relatives disinherited by impersonating them (one, a brash American, the other a French female country cousin)—only to have the old man kick off before his will is made! In a brilliant stroke, Crispin then impersonates the old man, dictating a will favorable to his master (and Crispin himself, of course)—only to find that rich Uncle Geronte isn't dead at all and is more than ever ready to marry Isabelle! The multiple strands of the plot are unraveled to great comic effect in the streaming rhyming couplets of French classical comedy, and everyone lives happily, and richly, ever after.

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

"Sherlock Holmes:  The Final Adventure" 

By Steven Dietz
Directed by Beth Duggan

May 10,11,12,17,18,19 at 7:30pm
May 12,19 at 2:00pm

 The world's greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion, Doctor Watson, at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler—and in doing so, marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. In this spirited, fast-moving and thoroughly theatrical adaptation, Steven Dietz presents Holmes at the height of his powers—surrounded by all the elements that fans of his exploits have come to expect: danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise. "The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!"

*online tickets will be available the week of July 24th, 2017

2018 Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory

Beauty and the Beast

A new musical
Based on the original story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve    
Adapted for the stage by Jeannette Thomas

July 26,27,28
August 1,2,3,4

Join us in July 2018 for an exciting, new musical stage adaptation of the tale as old as time.

The Grossmont College Summer Theatre Arts Conservatory program brings high school and college-aged students together to perform family-friendly summer theatre in the Stagehouse Theatre.  Student performers and technicians learn what it is like to work in a professional theatre by committing to daytime classes that teach specialized skills, as well as evening rehearsals and two weeks of performance!


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Box Office Phone: (619)644-7234 (24-hour message). All reservations must be pre-paid prior to the performance you wish to attend. Theatre Arts Box Office, Building 22A/Room 200 A-1, at Grossmont College, near parking lot #1, next to Aztec mural. Box Office opens 2 weeks prior to every production. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm and 1 hour prior to all performances.



Last Updated: 07/21/2017
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