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Announcing our Exciting 2017-18 Season


Construction has begun for our new Performing and Visual Arts Center!  While this news is very exciting for us and our audiences, it will present some challenges for a bit.  In the mean time, please note that Alexis is in her temporary home!  She can be found inside the lobby of the Digital Arts building directly across from our old, soon to be torn down, office.  She is in Building 20, Room 121.  Enter on the south side entrance of building 20 and turn to the left!  If you have any questions, please feel free to give her a call at the Box Office number.

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.

Grossmont College's Stagehouse Theatre was named the #1 live theatre in East County by the East County Californian's Reader's Poll for 2016-2017!

Give the gift of live theatre this holiday season by purchasing a mini season package good for the remainder of the 2017-2018 season by clicking on the link below!

By William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
"Love, Sex and the I.R.S."

Love, Sex & the IRS
Directed by Brian Rickel

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

A dizzying modern farce that will keep everyone on their toes, Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. is the story of Jon and Leslie--two straight guys trying to survive as desperately out of work musicians.  In a hopeful scheme to save money, newly engaged Jon files his and his roomates taxes as a married couple hoping the IRS won’t find out!  
When the I.R.S. plans an investigation things start to get out of hand in hilarious ways. Add to this mix an unfaithful fiancee, a demanding mother, and government officials and what do you end up with? More twists, turns, and complications than the Kama Sutra or US tax law!


"Elementary School Outreach: Tall Tales" 

Directed by Jerry HagerTall Tales

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 Arts annual elementary school tour spins a yarn or two.  It’s time for a few tales, and we ain’t talking about the cute backside of a puppy dog, either!  We’re talk’n rootin’ tootin‘  hombres like Pecos Bill, Sally Ann Thunder and Big Nose!  
This year’s production is a celebration of our great American legends embellished with all of the spirit and gumption that make these Tall Tales bigger than Paul Bunyan’s blue ox, Babe.  Mosey on over, have a seat and enjoy as we spin some yarns big and fun enough for the whole family to enjoy!

This show is produced with generous support from the Rice Family Foundation.

"Bus Stop" 

By William Inge
Directed by Meg DeBoardBus Stop

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

An American classic filled with “a kind of warm hearted compassion…and appreciation of average humanity that can wonderfully touching…”, Bus Stop is a comedy about strangers finding love, friendship and themselves in the middle of Nowhere, USA.  Spend an evening stuck inside a Kansas diner with the play that inspired Joshua Logan’s 1956 film starring Marilyn Monroe.

When a snowstorm forces their bus to pull up to a roadside diner, five weary travelers end up spending the night.  Cherie has been relentlessly pursued by a young cowboy named Bo with dreams of throwing her over his shoulder and escaping to his Montana ranch.  The café’s owner and the bus driver finally find time for friendship, a middle-aged scholar comes to terms with his own life and a young waitress experiences love for the first time.


2017 Fall Fundraiser

An Evening of Political Satire!

Coordinated by Beth Duggan

Nov. 3 & 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

Room 220 



"Inside the Actor's Process:  Classical" 

Feb. 2 & 3 at 7:30pmActors Process Classical
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!

"The Heir Apparent" 

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

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

Penniless Eraste is in love with the fair Isabelle but her mother, Madame Argante, will only permit the marriage if Eraste can show he will inherit the estate of his miserly and rich Uncle Geronte. Unfortunately for Eraste, old Geronte has also fallen for the fair Isabelle, and plans to marry her and leave everything he owns to her-- squashing the young love forever. Impersonating the old man, as well two brash, disinherited relatives, Eraste's wily servant Crispin dictates a will favorable to his master (and himself, of course), only to find that even the best laid plans come undone!  
David Ives’ adaptation is rich with flowing French couplets and this joyful farce has everything working out in the end.

"Sherlock Holmes:  The Final Adventure" 

By Steven Dietz
Directed by Beth DugganSherlock Holmes

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

 "The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!”

Just when Sherlock Holmes thinks he’s at the end of his career, a case presents itself that he cannot pass up.  The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by someone with a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With Doctor Watson, his trusted companion, at his side, Holmes pursues first the case, and eventually the elusive affections of Miss Adler as he is unwittingly drawn into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty.  
Expect danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise in Dietz’ exciting take on the world’s most famous detective!

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 ThomasBeauty and the Beast

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

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 commiting to daytime classes that teach specialized skills, as well as evening rehearsals and two weeks of performances.
Join us July 2018 for Beauty And The Beast, adapted from Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s classic fairytale “La Belle et la Bete.” Continuing our tradition of mixing classic storytelling with a modern musical twist, Beauty and the Beast promises to be fun for everyone. Come join us for this wonderful tale of love, redemption, and magical transformation!


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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: 11/15/2017
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