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2012-2013 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). All shows have reserved seating, Most shows are $22 Adults, $16 seniors 65+ and students.
For tickets to any APA show, please call 714.536.2514 ext 4025 to buy tickets over the phone with your Visa or Mastercard. Or you can buy tickets in person at the APA office during regular school hours with cash, check or visa/mastercard. You can also buy tickets 45 minutes before show time in the auditorium lobby, cash or check only.
- 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.
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!
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!”
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.”
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.
Dec 13 & 14, 2012
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.