2017 Season Under the Stars

Isidore & Penny W. Myers Foundation, Season Producers

THE TEMPEST                                                              directed by Eli Simon

How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world, That has such people in’t!

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW                                        directed by Beth Lopes

If I be waspish, best beware my sting!

“If music be the food of love, play on!”
Music Mondays

Shakespeare’s Fool

Returning in August

Featuring Jason Feddy’s fresh, modern tunes for many of The Bard’s greatest hits. Performed by Feddy’s energetic, acoustic guitar driven trio, along with world class actors, Shakespeare’s words come to life. This eclectic show is a moving journey through some of Shakespeare’s most glorious language. Scholars, skeptics, and lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy this quick-paced show.  Tickets are only $20 – for every seat in the house.
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Mariachi Las Colibrí II

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LAS COLIBRÍ or “The Hummingbirds,” have a passion for music, beauty, and girl power. These women are flying into new territory as one of the most unique ensembles of its genre.  Last summer, they had children and adults dancing on the stage of The New Swan Theater.  Come and join us for another magical night of all-female mariachi under the stars.  Tickets are only $20 – for every seat in the house.

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Mozart Monday III

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Back by popular demand, The New Swan String Quartet returns,  with maestro Ben Simon, and special guest soloist Robin Buck,  for a program of masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Come learn a bit about the Salzburg Scribbler and hear some of the most beautiful music ever written, performed by members of the LA Philharmonic and other top-tier ensembles.

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“How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

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  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.

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