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2015-2016 Show Schedule

APA mainstage shows are presented at the Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium and Bell Tower (unless otherwise noted), 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 STUDIO THEATER is located behind the Auditorium in the X building at HBHS.

  • 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.

PLAYLIST

Feb 12th & 13th Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Now in its fourth 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.  

 

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General tickets go on sale January 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

PIPPIN

Mar 11th-13th, Mar 18th-20th Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm

Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

A prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in this iconic musical allegory. With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin continues to captivate and appeal the young-at- heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. 

 

Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 2013 for Revival of a Musical, Leading Actress, Featured Actress, and Direction

 

General Tickets on sale Feb 1, 2016-click here

On The Razzle

April 14th-17th Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm & Sun at 2:00pm

A farce by Tom Stoppard. 

Set in Austria in 1900, to go “on the Razzle” means to have a night on the town, full of fun, and perhaps even a bit of misbehavior. So, what happens when the boss leaves town and two irrepressibly irresponsible young men are left to run the store, but instead, set out to the big city “to acquire a past before it’s too late"? What happens is a night of double entendres, mistaken identities, high jinks and low tomfoolery – and romance: uncontainable, disobedient romance. Hysterical hysterics abound in a road trip that turns into a non-stop chase scene. "One false move and we'll have a farce on our hands." 

“Apart from Jumpers and The Importance of Being Earnest there may be no script in English funnier than On the Razzle."  - London Observer

"While preserving the beautiful intricacies of this construction, Stoppard has embellished Razzle with a dazzle of verbal  wit, an unremitting firework display of puns, crossword puzzle tricks and sly innuendos."  – London Daily Telegraph

Retrofest XII-The Role of the Keyboard in Popular Music

April 28th-30th Thurs & Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm & 7:30pm

When most of us think of Rock music, the iconic image of the electric guitar springs to mind. During the infancy of Rock & Roll however, piano players like Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis brought Keyboard to the fore as a lead instrument on par with guitar. The 60's deeply embedded the organ sound into the pop landscape, and the 70's brought the synthesizer which by the 80's threatened to replace the guitar as the coolest instrument to play. Join MMET as they explore the role of the keyboard and the keyboardist in popular music and celebrate all the great songs and artists that made keyboard their focus.

Fanfare

May 2 at 7:30pm

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!

SYN*ER*GY

Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm & 7:30pm

(sin-er-jee) / noun. 1. Combined action or operation 2. A mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct participants. 3. A 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.