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2014-2015 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.
FIRST APA SHOW OF THE YEAR... and it comes with dinner!
Playwright Neil Simon, no stranger to marriage and divorce, penned this 1999 farce-turned-dramedy about breakups and the meaning of relationships. Six unknowing guests have RSVP'd to an exclusive private dining room in a Paris restaurant. They show up one at a time, eventually realizing that they are three divorced couples, and that someone has set them up to put them in one room and sort through their old problems in a positve and upbeat way.
Join us for APA's first (dinner) show of the year. This is a FUNdraiser for APA's Theatre Department. $25 ticket includes dinner and the show.
Tickets WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE at the door
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Oct 17th-19th, 24th-26th
Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Addressing humorous adult issues, this musical is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets!! Winner of the TONY "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.
Nov 6th & 7th
The Beatles may have called it quits at the end of the 60's, but they most certainly didn't quit making great music. Throughout the 70's every music fan yearned for them to get back together, and wondered 'what if?' Imagine if they buried the hatchet, around 1980 or so, and decided to share some of their post-Beatles hits? This year we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to the USA in unique fashion by weaving together a virtual 'what if' concert of their best known and best loved material from a decade when all four Beatles were still contemporaries.
There will be a pre-show presentation of Carole King's legendary LP 'Tapestry' in its entirety.
This show is NOT on the HBHS campus, but at First Christian Church, one block south of HBHS on Main St & Adams.
A comedy by William Shakespeare. Directed by Robert Rotenberry
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Rosalind and Orlando have fled into the forest for their lives after threat of death. Orlando is in love with Rosalind but can’t find her because she is disguised as a man, Ganymede. Touchtone loves Audrey but William has already called her his. Silvius loves Phebe who doesn’t think he is good enough for her. Phebe loves Ganymede (but she is actually a woman). Celia loves Oliver but he put out the order to kill his brother, Orlando. He says he has changed, but has he? Amidst all of this romance melancholy Jacques who expounds his brilliant but downbeat philosophy on humanity. Set in the modern world of glam rock and folk music, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies will rock you!
Dec 11th & 12th
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 and the Surf City Singers 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.
Jan 9th-11th, 16th-18th
The Secret Garden reimagines the enchanting classic of children's literature in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman. This Musical revels in theatrical imagination and achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations! "Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season." –Time
Jan 30th & 31st
Exhilarating talent. Inspiring creativity. Thrilling versatility. The APA Dance Department boasts a program like no other. With six performing ensembles of different dance genres, APA's main stage dance concert Fusion is sure to live up to its name. Come support the diverse art of dance and the young artists of APA at their finest as Tap Ensemble, Modern Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Ballet Ensemble, Dance Team, and the award-winning Repertory Ensemble each take the stage and present a fusion of dance like no one else can.
A Romantic Comedy by John Cariani, directed by Alexis Karol
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Now in it's third 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.
MMET's APA Media Team and the APA Student council are proud to sponsor the 5th 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. ALL Huntington Beach Union High School District students are eligible to enter! Films are due January 20th. Submission information HERE.
Mar 20th-22nd, Mar 27th-29th
A tragedy of passion and beauty MISS SAIGON is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk Awards, MISS SAIGON is based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War.
A drama by Halsted Welles, directed by Robert Rotenberry
In a Puritan settlement in Boston in the mid 1600’s, inside the jail is one Hester Prynne, an adulteress who's just about to be released from prison so that she can be paraded through town, displaying the scarlet "A" that she's been forced to wear as evidence of her adultery. The townspeople are outraged and it is supposed to be a mark of shame, but since Hester is a master at needlework, she makes her “A” beautiful. She's has a baby daughter, Pearl, but her husband has been away for two full years. Hester has committed an inexcusable crime and has compounded it and confounded her prosecutors by refusing to name her partner in sin. The man who allows her to protect him suffers more from pangs of conscience than he would have from public humiliation. The dramatic climax shows us once again the timeless truth that compassion and understanding are forever more powerful than vengeance and cruelty.
What was it like playing in the LA Clubs during the late 70's / early 80's? Well, you'd be sharing the same small stages with bands you knew and loved. You'd be lugging heavy gear up and down staircases, packing the van in smelly alleyways, and rocking crowds of teenagers with strange haircuts and stranger fashion. New Wave, New Romantic, Punk, Rock, you name it. Named after the infamous chinatown rock club, this year's Retrofest will give insights into the times, the music, and the people of an interesting era.
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!
May 29th-May 30th
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion," said modern dance pioneer, Martha Graham. Appreciate the passion, physicality, and artistry that is APA Dance at Synergy, the final dance concert of the year. The APA Dance Ensembles' culminating performance showcases choreography by APA dance faculty, esteemed guest choreographers, and collaborative student-choreographed works. Synergy is guaranteed to be a night of crowd-pleasing entertainment and a celebration of APA's passionate and dedicated dancers.