2013-2014 Show Schedule

All APA mainstage shows are presented at the Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium and Bell Tower, on the HBHS campus at 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.south of Yorktown and north of Adams. Parking off HBHS Way in back of the school or at City Hall in Public Parking stalls. ALL SHOWS AT 7:30 pm except Matinees at 2:00 pm (Sounds of the Season will begin at 7:00 pm). Most shows have reserved seating, Most shows are $22 Adults, $16 seniors 65+ and students.

  • The APA office is located on the HBHS campus in the M building, just north and across the alley from the auditorium.
  • The Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium is located on the H.B.H.S. campus on Main Street, across from the APA office.

Fanfare 2014

May 9th

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 artists!

A Chorus Line A Fundraiser for Musical Theatre Guild

Jan 10-19

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. “A brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama.” This show was instantly recognized as a classic.

These special performances are also a fundriser for APA's Musical Theater Guild. Complete with pre-show entertainment, yummy appetizers and basket raffle opportunities. Get your tickets from the APA office directly... This show happens in the APA Studio Theater (Black Box) and will sell out! Appetizers and pre-show are included in the $25 ticket. 

Jan 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30pm 

Jan 12 & 19 at 2pm


There are still a few tickets available for each performance, but they won't last long. You can only purchase your tickets for this show directly from the APA Office with cash or check... While supplies last. All tickets are $25

Shrek the Musical

Mar 14-16, 21-23
Bring the whole family to this monster of a musical!

Adapted from the classic Dreamworks films and the famous children’s novel by William Steig, Shrek tells the hysterical and heart-warming story of an ogre just trying to fit in. Shrek, along with his lovable side-kick Donkey, embarks on an adventure to outwit the evil Lord Farquaad and save the beautiful Princess Fiona. With a familiar story and all new, fantastic songs, this new Broadway classic is a perfect family fun night for audiences of all ages.
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Sounds of the Season

December 12 & 13

Show begins at 7:00pm... And don't forget to bring a NEW and UNWRAPPED TOY, because this is a Toys for Tots event : )

December 12th & 13th

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.  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.


Fusion 2014

Jan 31 & Feb 1

Now in its 17th season, Fusion has evolved into one of the dance community’s most anticipated concerts. As the name implies, Fusion blends the disciplines of the art form, utilizing the talents of the APA Dance Departments 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.

There are 3 performances of this fine show: Friday, 1/31 @ 7:30pm, Saturday, 2/1 @ 2pm and Saturday, 2/1 @ 7:30pm



Feb 4-6

A drama by Jay Christopher

Directed by Alexis Karol

Troubled teenagers struggle with rejection in many different forms, including some cases where they are unable to go home, yet afraid to be alone.  They find solace with the help of two social workers at Runaway House, a haven for young people in distress.


Playlist 2014

Feburary 14 & 15

Three Big Shows:  Friday, 2/14 @ 7:30pm, 2/15 Saturday,  @ 2pm and Saturday, 2/15 @ 7:30pm

Now in it's second year, MMET is proud to present Playlist.  The Pop music majors have created a show devoted to new music, featuring current and trending artists as well as a showcase for their own original compositions.  The music is enhanced by original short films by the APA Media Team. This is an entirely student produced show that speaks directly to their generation while upholding the same high entertainment standards you have come to expect from APA.


It Runs in the Family

April 3-6

A farce by Ray Cooney

                     "If you're going to tell a lie, tell a whopper," yells Dr. Mortimore as events begin to spin deliriously out of control.  


Directed by Robert Rotenberry

Set in a hospital, a hilarious assortment of farcical characters are running in and out of doors mistaking  everybody for someone else. Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off his ex girlfriend, his wife, an out of control teenage son (one he never knew he had) and various other interruptions and at last, deliver the most important lecture of his life for an international conference.

                                                            "Tickles the funny bones quite shamelessly." - Sunday Express, London

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Retrofest X: Funk & Soul Spectacular

4 SHOWS: Thursday May 1 @ 7:30pm, Friday May 2 @ 7:30pm, Saturday May 3 @ 2pm, Saturday 3 @ 7:30pm

MMET is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Retrofest with a show they've always wanted to do.  Everything funky from Ray Charles to Prince and all the greats in between will be showcased in all their complexities.  The students will certainly be throwing their heart and soul into this show, so you might as well return the favor and start working on those dance moves because you're going to need them!



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Surf City Student Film Festival

May 10th

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 Monday March 3rd. Forms and information available at www.hbapa.org.

Syn*er*gy 2014

May 30 & 31

(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 Dane 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.

Season Finale & Academy Awards

June 7th

A grand celebration of the 2013-2014 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.