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Season Finale and Academy Awards

June 8th, 2013

A grand celebration of the 2012-2013 APA experience.  An Oscar-worthy award ceremony featuring live performance, video productions, and a comprehensive review of the years' accomplishments, faculty work and student achievement.  Each Academy Awards celebration creates a unique and memorable reflection of the year that was at APA.

Syn*er*gy

May 31 - June 1, 2013

This show has three performances, including a matinee on Saturday, June 1st.

(sin-er-jee) / noun. 1. Combined action or operation 2. A mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants 3. A mainstage dance show of spectacular movement and dedicated dancers. Centered around APA’s Dance Ensembles, this show will make for an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases. The evening includes works by APA faculty, special guest choreographers and collaborative works.

Fanfare 2013

May 6th, 2013

Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare...at Fanfare! The APA Instrumental Music Department celebrates all things Spring with a cornucopia of exciting selections that are guaranteed to lift your spirits. You'll hear the APA Chamber Orchestra, Select Wind Ensemble, the winners of the APA Concerto Competition, and chamber ensembles of woodwind, brass, string, percussion, and keyboard instruments. this is an evening of great classical and contemporary music performed by outstanding emerging youg artists!

RetroFesitval

May 2-4, 2013

This show has 4 performaces including a Saturday Matinee at 2pm.

The moment Bob Dylan's "went electric" at The Newport Folk Festival  in 1965 the music world would never be the same. Through booed by the folk crowd that day, his performance would inspire a series of outdoor rock music festivals in the late 1960's that would help spread and unite the counter culture revolution sweeping across America.  The sunset strip riots gave birth to The Monterey Pop Festival. The Beatles couldn't make it but recommended a few new UK acts like The Who and the then-unknown Jimi Hendrix who literally ignited his career in front of the biggest teen audiences ever assembled.  No longer a thing for nightclbs, rock music was now outdoors, blaring over open fields of communal young music fans in what would become the dawn of the modern concert industry.  With RetroFestival, MMET plays the songs the defined the Woodstock Generation.

The Diary of Anne Frank

April 18-20, 2013

This show has 4 performaces including a Saturday Matinee at 2pm.

Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. In this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Goodrich and Hackett, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule.

Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!"

 

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Surf City Student Film Festival

March 18th, 2013 7pm

MMET's APA Media Team and the APA Student council are proud to sponsor the 4th annual Surf City Student Film Festival!  The screening event will showcase a number of short films made by and starring students from all over the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  You’ll see comedy, action, drama, suspense and any other kind of movie you can think of, all wrapped up in a fun family show with an awards ceremony to honor the winners at the end.  ALL Huntington Beach Union High School District students are eligible to enter!   Entries due Feburary 27th!  Forms and information available HERE.

Hello, Dolly!

March 15-17, 22-24, 2013

This show has 6 performances including 2 Sunday matinees at 2pm

Often Proclaimed as the Giant of Musical Classics, HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi! Join the colorful characters as they frolic through turn of the century New York City singing some of the most memorable music ever including “Before the Parade Passes By”, “It Only Takes A Moment” and of course the renown title song “Hello, Dolly!”

Playlist

Feb 15-16, 2013

This show has 3 performances including a matinee show on Saturday at 2pm

MMET is proud to introduce Playlist, our first mainstage show that features independent and up-and-coming artists, student original compositions and student created videos.  The Pop music majors will create a show devoted to new music and even a few of their own compositions, while the Media Team will be challenged to capture on film the excitement of indie film makers and new media. This will be an entirely student produced show and will speak directly to their generation while upholding our same high entertainment standards. Come experience something new, and who knows... after the show you might find some songs to add to your own Playlist.

  • Yes, there is a Matinee Show on Saturday at 2pm!

Fusion 2013

Feb 1 & 2, 2013

This show has 3 performances including a Saturday Matinee at 2pm

Now in its 16th season, Fusion has evolved into one of the dance community's most anticipated dance concerts. As the name implies, Fusion blends the many disciplines of the art form, utilizing the talents of the APA Dance Department's many ensembles, including ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Under the direction and choreography of our award-winning faculty, Fusion's cross-section of offerings appeals to the seasoned audience as well as those new to the world of dance.

Sounds of the Season

Dec 13 & 14, 2012

7pm Sharp!

HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the APA Instrumental Music Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer! The Musical Theatre Department, the Surf City Singers, and the MMET rockers will be there too, playing and singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises. Ir you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you are missing...so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA.

  • Please allow for extra time for parking.
  • Please be aware that start time of this show is 7:00 pm

Auntie Mame

Nov 15-18, 2012

This show has 4 performances including a Sunday matinee at 2pm

When young Patrick is orphaned he goes to live with his Auntie Mame, a fate his father wouldn’t wish on a dog. For the rich and glamorous Mame life is a banquet and most people are starving to death so she makes it her business that Patrick experience a world he never knew existed. However, Patrick is taken from her by his conservative trustee and Mame loses all of her money in the stock market crash. She then embarks on a series of madcap adventures trying to hold a job. This epic comedy has one of the funniest casts of unique and outrageous characters ever as we journey through over 20 years in the lives of Patrick, Auntie Mame and her many friends in this story that was a Best Selling novel, Tony award winning hit Broadway play and an Oscar nominated film. It’s time for today’s audiences to meet the exciting and colorful Mame who is loving… odd, but loving.

 

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis.

Xanadu

October 12-14, 19-21, 2012

This show has 6 performaces including  2 Sunday Matinees at 2pm.

Xanadu is the new Broadway hit Musical which follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to help create the first ROLLER DISCO…hey, it's 1980! APA’s Award winning Musical Theater Department has the honor to be the first School around to produce this energetic, rollerskating Musical which features hit classics including “Magic”, “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive”, "Evil Woman", "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu.”

APA New Student BBQ

Thursday, Aug 23rd

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2012 Season Finale and Academy Awards

June 9th

A grand celebration of the 2011-2012 APA experience.  An Oscar-worthy award ceremony featuring live performance, video productions, and a comprehensive review of the years' accomplishments, faculty work and student achievment.  Each Academy Awards celebration creates a unique and memorable reflection of the year that was at APA. It all starts with the ceremony at 4pm, dinner 6pm and the dance from 8pm - 10:30pm

Synergy 2012 (Dance Concert)

June 1-3

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An evening of spectacular movement and dedicated young dancers awaits you with Synergy.  Centered around APA's Repertory Dance Ensemble, and joined by the APA Dance Ensembles and Encore Dance Company, this show will make for  an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases. The evening includes work by APA faculty choreographers, special guest choreographers, and collaborative works.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

  • June 1 & 2 at 7:30pm. And Sunday June 3 at 2pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program:  http://www.hbapa.org/

Retrofest: Rock And Roll High School

May 10-12

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This year’s eighth Retrofest will examine the high school experience through the lens of cinema. When catering to a teen audience, the film industry has always showcased the music of the time. We will hear and see our unique MMET take on classic songs and scenes ranging from Blackboard Jungle, Dazed and Confused, Valley Girl, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, to the ultimate combination of music and adolescence found in John Hughes classics like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, and many more. This show promises to have the highest nostalgia quotient yet!

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

  • May 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program: http://www.hbapa.org/

Our Town

April 26-29

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OUR TOWN

by Thornton Wilder         Directed by Robert Rotenberry
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and The Tony Award, Our Town is a classic masterpiece of the American Theatre.    Uniquely theatrical, the Stage Manager takes us on this journey through small town life at the turn of the 20th Century as we watch the love story of George Gibbs and Emily Webb through Daily Life, Love and Marriage before finally ending with Death and Eternity.  From the two families and the people of the town, to the teenagers growing up, graduating, and falling in love-- the success of Our Town is the universality that this could be the lives of people anywhere, anytime.  There is the uncertainly of the future, the joy of finding your path and the heartbreaking conclusion, when we are asked  “do human beings ever realize life while they live it—every minute?”

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

  • April 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and April 29th at 2pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program:  http://www.hbapa.org/

Surf City Student Film Festival

April 5th -APA & MMET's District Surf City Film Festival

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MMET's APA Media Team and the APA Student council are proud to sponsor the 3nd Annual District Surf City Student Film Festival!  The screening event will showcase a number of short films made by and starring students from all over the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  You’ll see comedy, action, drama, suspense, and any other kind of movie you can think of, all wrapped up in a fun family show with an awards ceremony to honor the winners at the end.

Come see works from HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT students!

WHEN: Thursday, APRIL 5, 2012 @ 6:30pm

WHERE: Huntington Beach Union High School District historic auditorium, 1905 Main Street, HB 92648

TICKETS: $10

HOW TO GET TIX: call 714.536.2514 ext:4025 to buy tix with your Visa/Master Card or get tix at the show starting 45 minutes before show time or get tix at the door 45 minutes before show time(cash or check only at the door)

Fanfare 2012

March 4th

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Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare... at Fanfare!  The APA Instrumental Music Department celebrates all things Spring with a cornucopia of exciting selections that are guaranteed to lift your spirits.  You'll hear the APA Chamber Orchestra, Select Wind Ensemble, the winners of the APA Concerto Competition, and chamber ensembles of woodwind, brass, string, percussion, and keyboard instruments.  This is an evening of great classical and contemporary music performed by outstanding emerging young artists!   SHOW IS AT 3:00 pm!

$15 general admission, $12 students and seniors

  • March 4th at 3pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program:  http://www.hbapa.org/

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

Feb 16-18

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When the Rolling Stones first got together 50 years ago in 1962, the Beatles were already paying their dues in Hamburg's Reeperbahn. They became friends the next year during the start of Beatlemania and rode the wave of the British Invasion together in 1964. Since then, their fans have been in constant rivalry over which band is the greatest of all time. We can't possibly answer that question (and quite frankly we don't want to talk about it). What we can offer is a fun look at what each band did in the short time that both were simultaneously active. We'll see how their managers molded their 'image' into opposites while the product they created was eerily similar. It also gives us a chance to showcase many of the amazing singles that never made it to any album. You say you want a revolution? You just might find you get what you need.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

  • February 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program:  http://www.hbapa.org/

Experience APA - Open House

APA is hosting its first annual OPEN HOUSE EVENT with Master Classes, Informational Sessions and Campus Tours for Prospective APA Parents & Students for the 2012-2013 school year and also Special Performances by Current APA Students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2012-2013 school year is February 3rd with AUDITIONS HAPPENING on Feb. 25th.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, has been serving the students of this community since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high schools may be a part of the APA program.

APA's MISSION IS TO: Provide an intensive educational program which cultivates in students the discipline, dedication and commitment necessary to achieve excellence in the arts and to inspire our youth to become the artists and audiences of the future through academic, artistic, and aesthetic education. We strive to create a scholarly atmosphere for talented young performers, writers, composers and technicians alike. We offer pre-professional arts education in a comprehensive and traditional high school setting.

Fusion (Dance Concert)

January 20-22

Now in its 15th season, Fusion has evolved into one of the dance community's most anticipated dance concerts. As the name implies, Fusion blends the many disciplines of the art form, utilizing the talents of the APA Dance Department's many ensembles,  including ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Under the direction and choreography of our award-winning faculty, Fusion's cross-section of offerings appeals to the seasoned audience as well as those new to the world of dance.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

Sounds of the Season 2011

December 14 & 15

HO! HO! HO!  Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the APA Instrumental Music Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer!  The Musical Theater Department, the Surf City Singers, and the MMET rockers will be there too, playing and singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises.  If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing... so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA!

We will be collecting for TOYS FOR TOTS at both performances.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy and you will receive a telegram to send back to your favorite performer.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

Leading Ladies

November 17-20

It’s the fifties and the Leading Ladies are nothing like you can imagine.  Two down on their luck British actors, Leo and Jack, are playing scenes from Shakespeare at unlikely places like Moose Lodges in Pennsylvania.  They read in the newspaper that an elderly woman is searching for her two long lost heirs in England so she can leave them millions. They decide to pretend to be the heirs only to find out that they are women!  In a page out of Some Like It Hot, Stephanie and Maxine arrive to meet their “auntie”.   Complications build as Leo falls for Meg and Jack falls for the roller skating Tastee Bite waitress Audrey (both of whom are spoken for), sending all on a collision course of hilarity.  There is a reason why Ken Ludwig is APA's most produced author (Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You, Moon Over Buffalo), his plays are laugh filled riots that leave the audience thoroughly entertained.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

The Drowsy Chaperone

October 21-23, 28-30

Hilarity and wild antics ensue in this five-time Tony-Award winning musical! This charming and slightly wacky tribute to the musicals of the 1920’s is a rare combination of modern wit for the “high brow” set and classic musical comedy for families alike. With all the beautiful music and fun-filled dances the “roaring 20’s” has to offer! A show New York Magazine calls “The Perfect Broadway Musical.”

Synergy (Dance Concert)

June 3-5

An evening of spectacular movement and dedicated young dancers awaits you with Synergy.  This show focuses on the APA Repertory Dance Ensemble who will be joined by the rest of the APA Dance Department, Encore and the Cabrillo High School dancers for an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases.  The evening will include works by APA faculty choreographers, special guest choreographers, and collaborative works.

 

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

Retrofest: Session Musician - The People Behind the Music

May 11-13

Most classic rock fans don't realize that the records they've loved for years may not have been played by the artists on the label.  Session musicians were the unsung heroes behind thousands of hit records, and after working in the same studios day after day, churning out the hits, some of them became notorious de-facto 'bands' in their own right.  Join MMET as they use hit songs and music history to shed a long-overdue light on the musicians, studios, and scenes that gave the whole world something to dance about.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors 65+

Tom Jones

April 28 - May 1

A farce by David Rogers
Directed by Robert Rotenberry

Tom Jones is based on Henry Fielding's classic 18th century novel which is a comic masterpiece.  Foundling Tom Jones grows up the ward of the wealthy Squire Allworthy and falls for his beautiful neighbor Sophia Western.   After Sophia's father forbids a marriage between the two young lovers, Tom is banished.    Sophia and her maid Honor set off after him.   Sophia, pursued by her father and aunt, finds her cousin Harriet who is on the run from her controlling husband.  Tom rescues a beautiful woman from a robber and all find themselves on a mad cap, laugh a minute chase scene.  It was made into the bawdy, hilarious movie which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.  Tom Jones promises to be a most uproarious and entertaining play.

 

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors 65+

Surf City Student Film Festival

April 2, 2011 - Film Submission Deadline Feb 24, 2011

MMET brings the 2nd Annual Surf City Student Film Festival to the APA main stage!  The screening event will showcase a number of short films made by and starring students from all over the Huntington Beach Union High School District.  You’ll see comedy, action, drama, suspense, and any other kind of movie you can think of, all wrapped up in a fun family show with an awards ceremony to honor the winners at the end.

ANY STUDENT in HBUHSD is eligible to enter!

DATES TO REMEMBER:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE has been EXTENDED to March 10, 2011.
FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS - APRIL 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Download an application/entry form HERE along with all the information & forms you'll need to enter your film into the contest.

The Beatles go to the Movies

Feb 3-5

MMET (the Music Media and Entertainment Technology Department) are proud to present their 8th annual concert of Beatles-related music.  Not wanting to repeat ourselves, yet explore deeper into the Beatles catalog, we've decided to center our theme on music from the five films made by the Fab Four in the 60's. Your eyes and ears will feast upon the many celluloid delights from A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine, and Let it Be. The set list will be incredible, the set will be cinematic. Sorry, no popcorn is allowed in the Auditorium.

$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors 65+

Fusion

Jan 21-23

Now in its 14th season, Fusion has evolved into one of the dance community's most anticipated dance concerts. As the name implies, Fusion blends the many disciplines of the art form, utilizing the talents of the APA Dance Department's many ensembles, including ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Under the direction and choreography of our award-winning faculty, Fusion's cross-section of offerings appeals to the seasoned audience as well as those new to the world of dance.

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors 65+

Sounds of the Season

Dec 15 & 16

HO! HO! HO!  New start time this year... 7pm. Plan to spend a little time away from the modern-day holiday grind as the APA Orchestra Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer!  The Musical Theater Department, the Surf City Singers, and the MMET singers and rockers will be there too, playing & singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises.  If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing... so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA!

$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors 65+

Play Ball

Nov 17-19

Almost fifty years before Chicago became a musical, it was a hit play on Broadway.  Based on a true story of the most beautiful murderess in the 1920’s,  all the famous characters are there:  Jazz slayer Roxie Hart, crafty lawyer Billy Flynn, tough Matron Morton, simple-minded Amos Hart, stylish Velma Kelly, and sob sister Mary Sunshine.  This one has got it all: booze, babes, lovers, murder and jazz!

$15 General Admission, $10 Students and Seniors 65+

by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Directed by Robert Rotenberry
Play Ball is presented by special arrangement with Literal Media of New York City.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Oct 15-17, 22-24

Taking place in New York City in 1922 and based on the popular 1967 movie, “Millie” is filled with frisky
flappers, dashing leading men, a ton of tap dancers and a villainess that audiences will love
to hate.  It promises to be a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment!

book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, new music by Jeanine Tesori, new lyrics by Dick Scanlan
original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film

$20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors 65+

Thoroughly Modern Millie
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019  Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684  www.MTIShows.com

APA Season Finale and Academy Awards

June 12

More information TBA

Synergy

May 7 & 8

An evening of spectacular movement and dedicated young dancers awaits you with Synergy. This new show focuses on the APA Repertory Dance Ensemble who will be joined by the rest of the APA Dance department and the Cabrillo High School Dancers for an unforgettable evening of groundbreaking dance showcases. The evening will include works by APA faculty choreographers, special guest choreographers, and collaborative works performed by the APA Repertory Ensemble and the Cabrillo High School dancers.

General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.

Fanfare!

April 28

Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare... at Fanfare! The APA Instrumental Music Department celebrates all things Spring with cornucopia of exciting selections that are guaranteed to lift your spirits. You'll hear the APA Chamber Orchestra, Select Wind Ensemble, the winners of the APA Concerto Competition, and chamber ensembles of woodwind, brass, string, percussion, and keyboard instruments. This is an evening of great classical and contemporary music performed by outstanding emerging young artists!

General Admission $12 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors.

Dark Of The Moon

Apr 22-25

A stunning Broadway and London hit, Dark of the Moon is a powerful fantasy set long ago in the Smoky Mountains. As dazzling and spectacular as it is intimate and intense, this epic supernatural love story has elements of Twilight, Romeo and Juliet and Wicked. Based on the haunting folk ballad of Barbara Allen, John, a witch boy, falls in love with the beautiful Barbara. He begs the conjurers to use their powers to make him human so he can marry her. As the townspeople grow suspicious of the outsider, the witches want him back and all conspire against the young lovers as the play moves to its tragic conclusion. Along with the drama there is comedy, music, singing, dance as well as special effects. This production promises to be unlike any other as Dark of the Moon returns to our Historic Theater for its 30th Anniversary production.

By Howard Richardson and William Berney, in cooperation with the Richardson/Yale Property Trust; Elliot S. Blair, Administrator.

General Admission $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors.

Singin' In The Rain

Mar 19-21, 26-28

You know "the song." You love the characters. It's no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time! A zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, Filled with beautiful music, this tap-dancing extravaganza is perfect for the entire family.

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and music by Nacio Herb Brown.

General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.

Retrofest: Class Of '72

Feb 26-28

Once again the Commercial Recording Arts Department zeroes in on one year in the life of Rock 'n' Roll. Bubblegum and Pop ruled the AM airwaves, Rock dominated the fledgling technology of FM, and the age of the Singer-Songwriter solo act was in full swing. Acoustic guitars were ubiquitous on high school campuses, and right here in Huntington Beach, a young Jamie Knight (director of CRAD, HBHS class of 1972) was in the thick of it. Join us as we present an important and interesting point in pop music history, with a surprisingly rich and eclectic set list that is guaranteed to delight, touch, and rock in equal measure.

General Admission $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors

Fusion

Feb 19 & 20

Now in its 13th season, Fusion has evolved into one of the dance community's most decorated and anticipated concerts. As the name implies, Fusion blends the many disciplines of the art form, utilizing the talents of the APA Dance Department's many classes and ensembles in ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Under the direction and choreography of our award-winning faculty, Fusion's cross-section of offerings appeals to the seasoned audience as well as those new to the world of dance.

General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.

Sounds Of The Season

Dec 16 & 17

HO! HO! HO! Plan to spend a little time away from the modern holiday grind as the APA Music Department present their annual celebration of winter cheer! The Musical Theater Department, the Surf City Singers, and the CRAD rockers will be there too, playing & singing all your perennial favorites and other special surprises. If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing... so swing by Grandmother's house and come start a new Family tradition with your pals at APA! 

General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.

Play On!

Nov 19-22

Rick Abbot's hilarious play tells the story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. 

General Admission $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors.

Beatles Classic Albums Series: Wings Over America

Nov 4 & 5

The Commercial Recording Arts department has been performing entire LP's by the Beatles for the last five years, often juxtaposed with other classic albums. In that fine tradition we're tweaking the recipe to include plenty of Beatles music, but in the framework of the live triple LP "Wings Over America" that hit #1 in the US in 1976. You'll hear 30 songs by Paul McCartney, Wings, the Moody Blues, and the Beatles in a re-enactment of the biggest and baddest rockshow of its time. If you missed Paul at the Forum in '76, or even if you didn't, you won't want to miss this!

General Admission $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors.

Titanic

Oct 16-18, 23-25

The sinking of the TITANIC in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of this century. The musical TITANIC is set against the melodious score by renown composer Maury Yeston and is based on the true story of the great ship's maiden voyage from departure in Southampton , England to the sinking in the Atlantic by an iceberg. This moving story follows passengers and crew members who actually existed and were aboard the Titanic and is an exemplary tribute to their memory.

Music and lyrics by Maury Weston, produced by arrangement Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. 

General Admission $18 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors.

Sounds Of The Season

Tue DEC 16 (7:30), Wed DEC 17 (7:30)

Ring in the holiday season with the APA Music Department as they put on their annual celebration of winter cheer. The Musical Theater Department and the Surf City Singers will be there too, as APA plays and sings all your perennial favorites and some special surprises too. The Rose Center was bursting at the seams last year so a second performance has been added. If you've never been to one of these, you don't know what you're missing! Come spend a little time in the warm glow of your APA family.
$20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors

This show will be presented at the ROSE CENTER THEATER in Westminster
14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92682
To purchase tickets, call their Box Office at (714) 793-1150 ext. 1
Tuesday - Friday, (2:00) - 6:00 pm, and 1 hour prior to performance times.

Agatha Christie's A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

Fri Oct 24 (7:30), Fri Oct 25 (2:00) & (7:30)

Murder! Mystery! Miss Marple! APA’s first ever mystery, by the prominent writer of the genre Agatha Christie, is one of her best not to mention most daring. A small English town is stunned when an ad in the newspaper states there will be a murder on Friday at 6:30 pm. While most assume it is just a prank what if there is a killer out there? Who is it they plan to kill? Before long murder has happened and one of Christie’s greatest sleuth’s Miss Marple is trying to solve the case along with the audience. There are twists and turns that will leave you gasping and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Along with some healthy doses of comedy there will be many clues and discoveries that are anything but what you thought. Can you figure out who did it before the dramatic conclusion when the killer is announced? By Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Owners of all copyright in “Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced” © 1950 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company, All Rights Reserved.
$20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors

This show will be presented at the ROSE CENTER THEATER in Westminster
14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92682
To purchase tickets, call their Box Office at (714) 793-1150 ext. 1
Tuesday - Friday, (2:00) - 6:00 pm, and 1 hour prior to performance times.

Barnum

Fri Oct 10 (7:30), Sat Oct 11 (7:30), Sun Oct 12 (2:00), Fri Oct 17 (7:30), Sat Oct 18 (2:00) ONLY, Sat Oct 19 (2:00)

A musical sensation! "Barnum" chronicles the life of P.T. Barnum and his rise from humble beginnings to his stature as a world-renowned impresario. "This show is a three-ring treat for young and old alike - filled with wonders from around the world - wire walkers, acrobats, jugglers, trapeze artists and much more - and accompanied by a brassy razzle-dazzle score, the musical is about theatrical magic and illusion."
Book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, music by Cy Coleman, produced by arrangement Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
$20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors. Reserved seats available for musicals only.

This show will be presented at the ROSE CENTER THEATER in Westminster
14140 All American Way, Westminster, CA 92682
To purchase tickets, call their Box Office at (714) 793-1150 ext. 1
Tuesday - Friday, (2:00) - 6:00 pm, and 1 hour prior to performance times.

Fanfare

May 4

Entertain your brain and get a little culture if you dare... at Fanfare!  The APA Instrumental Music Department celebrates all things Spring with a cornucopia of exciting selections that are guaranteed to lift your spirits.  You'll hear the APA Chamber Orchestra, Select Wind Ensemble, the winners of the APA Concerto Competition, and chamber ensembles of woodwind, brass, string, percussion, and keyboard instruments.  This is an evening of great classical and contemporary music performed by outstanding emerging young artists!

Damn Yankees

March 23-25, 30-April 1st

TICKETS  714.536.2514 ext:4025     TICKETS  714.536.2514 ext:4025     TICKETS  714.536.2514 ext:4025

Broadway’s All-American Musical is back - Baseball, Apple Pie, Musical Hits and “Heart!” A perfect treat for the entire family as Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. With Music and Lyrics by the Classic Broadway team of Adler and Ross, this production may prove to be one of the Academy’s biggest “hits” ever!

$20 general admission, $15 students and seniors

  • March 23, 24, 30 & 31 at 7:30pm. And Sunday March 25 & April 1st at 2pm
  • This show happens in the Historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium at 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach CA 92648
  • Call the APA office for more info or to purchase tickets with your Visa or MasterCard: 714.536.2514 ext: 4025
  • Get tickets 45 minutes before show time at the auditorium with cash or check
  • Go here to find out more about The Academy for the Performing Arts (APA), a magnet program of the Huntington Beach Union High School District, which has been serving the students of Orange County and surrounding areas, since 1993. Students that attend one of the HBUHSD high school may be a part of the APA program:  http://www.hbapa.org/