2015 Season Under the Stars

Much Ado About Nothing

WWII has ended, bringing home the victors and the vanquished, but for Beatrice and Benedick, the merry war of words has just begun.

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Three witches spin a tale that hints at glory, and catches the brave Macbeth and his power thirsty wife in a bloody net.

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

Mozart Monday II

The New Swan String Quartet with Mitchell Newman & Rafi Rishik, violins; Ben Simon, viola; Gianna Abondolo, cello; and special guest David Howard, clarinet…

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Mariachi Las Colibri

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 …

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Max Haymer Jazz Trio

A proud alum of UCIrvine, Max has been lighting up the jazz world with his scintillating keyboard wizardry. Max was named a Rising Star by the Orange County Performing Arts Center …

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

Seminars & Education

  • Seminar Series
  • Noontime Seminars
  • Saturday night talk-backs
  • Apprentice Program

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Our New Swan Theater

  • 16-ton movable, 130 seat, mini-Elizabethan theater.
  • Every seat is very close to the action.
  • Winner of Arts Orange County Award 2013: Outstanding Contribution to the Built Environment.

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  • Early Ticket Purchase and many more benefits
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  • Become an Honorary Producer

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New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Department of Drama.

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