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There is definitely no shortage of things to do for an Orange County staycation. There are tons of attractions, which of course include the Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm theme parks. Orange County is also well situated for a staycation day trip as well. It's right in the middle of Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Follow along for tips on what to do and where to go on your Orange County staycation. This includes finding the best deals, discounts, and coupons for area attractions and day trip destinations that are either within 100 miles or just a short 2 hour drive down the road.

Are you planning a day trip to Hollywood or anywhere in the Los Angeles area? If you are then just check out Los Angeles Staycations first for the latest tips, coupons, and other discounts that you can use on your staycation day trip.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Catalina Flyer
  2. Laguna Playhouse
  3. Wet ‘n Wild Palm Springs
  4. UltraStar Cinemas
  5. Newport Landing Whale Watching
  6. Orange County Zoo
  7. Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show
  8. Knott’s Soak City Orange County
  9. Sunset Gondola
  10. K1 Speed Anaheim

Birthday Staycation on Catalina Island for Less or Free

2015 February 24
 

Making birthday staycation plans? Try a getaway to Catalina Island where you can relax on the beach, go boating, camping, shopping, dining, and more. There’s something to do for everyone. You’ll need to take the ferry there and the recommendation here is either the Catalina Express ($2 off) or the Catalina Flyer ($5 off). Both offer great value and they often run specials. They also run twice a day so if you want to just make a day trip out of it then you can easily do so. Of course you may want to make a little getaway out of it. There are plenty of ways to save on your accommodations so don’t book before you check on all of the deals first.

Always check the daily deal / coupon sites like Groupon, Livingsocial, and Amazon Local because you will occasionally find a deal where you can save 50% or more on your stay at select hotels. Another place to check for the lowest price on hotels is with Booking.com. You will get the lowest rate guaranteed be you book there.

Get 50% Off Stay at the Casa Mariquita Hotel

Now if you are celebrating your birthday soon then you definitely need to consider a staycation on Catalina Island because many of the businesses offer special discounts for those celebrating their birthdays. The Catalina Express gives you a free ticket to ride on your birthday. Below are some additional discounts and coupons for you to use on your birthday staycation to Catalina Island. (source: Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau)

  • The Hotel Villa Portofino gives you a 10% discount on your birthday.
  • Casa Mariquita Hotel gives a 10% birthday discount with promo code BD10.
  • Catalina Boat House Hotel offers a 25% discount with promo code Birthday.
  • Hermosa Hotel gives a 20% discount with promo code Birthday.
  • The Hotel Catalina and Courtyard Garden Suites gives a 20% birthday discount.

These are just some of the birthday discounts found. There are a lot more offered so be sure to check with each business before you make your reservation to see if they offer a special birthday discount.

  • Descanso Beach Ocean Sports offers half off birthday discount.
  • Island Water Charters offers free parasail on your birthday.
  • Catalina Sea Spa offers $20 off a Swedish Massage on your birthday.
  • Afishinados Charters offers 50% off a tour on your birthday.
  • Island Express Helicopter Service offers a 20% discount on your birthday.

One final tip. Many of these birthday offers are also available if you visit on your anniversary. Always check to see if they offer the same discount for visiting on your anniversary.


Legendary Improv Comedy Troupe The Second City's 55th Anniversary Tour

at Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach
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FULL PRICE: $35.00
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From Dan Ackroyd to Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chicago-founded improv comedy enterprise The Second City has been a training ground for some of the funniest minds in entertainment. Notable alumni (in... [more+]

From Dan Ackroyd to Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, Chicago-founded improv comedy enterprise The Second City has been a training ground for some of the funniest minds in entertainment. Notable alumni (including dozens of "Saturday Night Live" cast members) cut their teeth performing at Second City's famous revues, during which semi-improvised and scripted scenes are acted out alongside new material developed on the spot based on audience suggestions. To celebrate its 55th year of political and social satire, the troupe once called "The First Family of Comedy" is sending its touring company full of new blood on the road with a historic show featuring classic sketches made famous by names such as Jim Belushi, Gilda Radner and Steve Carell, along with contemporary comedy and made-up-on-the-spot goodness. [less-]

Tabla Star Zakir Hussain Fuses Indian & Celtic Melodies in "Pulse of the World"

at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
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Wed, April 01
FULL PRICE: $65.00
OFFER PRICE: $32.50

Hailed as "one of the biggest stars in Indian music" by "The Washington Post", Grammy-winning classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain has collaborated with everyone from George Harrison to Van Morrison... [more+]

Hailed as "one of the biggest stars in Indian music" by "The Washington Post", Grammy-winning classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain has collaborated with everyone from George Harrison to Van Morrison to The Grateful Dead. Now the tabla superstar brings his groundbreaking new project -- "Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections" -- to Segerstrom Concert Hall Costa Mesa as part of the show's first North American tour. A huge hit at the London 2012 Olympic Festival, "Pulse of the World" features the gorgeous, flowing melodies of Celtic instruments combined with tabla, bamboo flute and Carnatic violin -- a rich symphony of sounds and rhythms rarely heard together. [less-]

Stand-Up Comedy at the Brea Improv

at Brea Improv, Brea
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Wed, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $10.00 - $15.00
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See the comics who made you laugh on "Conan, The Tonight Show" and your favorite TV sitcoms as they take the stage at the Brea Improv. Choose from a huge array of shows seven nights a week, where you ... [more+]

See the comics who made you laugh on "Conan, The Tonight Show" and your favorite TV sitcoms as they take the stage at the Brea Improv. Choose from a huge array of shows seven nights a week, where you can see the biggest names on the stand-up circuit or discover the latest up-and-comer on their way to stardom. Settle in with a cocktail, order some nachos and mozzarella sticks, and let the laughs begin. Please see the full event description for a current listing of shows and performers. [less-]

Confessions, Confrontations & Scotch in World Premiere: "Of Good Stock"

at Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa
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FULL PRICE: $44.00 - $58.00
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When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died he left his three daughters with a house on the beautiful Cape Cod peninsula and control over the legacy of the books that made him famous. He also left them... [more+]

When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died he left his three daughters with a house on the beautiful Cape Cod peninsula and control over the legacy of the books that made him famous. He also left them with lightning-fast senses of humor, dazzling intelligence and a whole slew of issues. "Of Good Stock" turns its attention on a weekend that finds the sisters dishing out some long-buried confessions, engaging in dramatic confrontations and drinking plenty of good scotch -- as the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family's legacy. This South Coast Repertory production at Segerstrom Stage marks the world premiere of this engaging new work from playwright Melissa Ross, whose work has been hailed as "zesty, muscular and quick-witted" by "Time Out New York". [less-]

"The New York Times" Presents "Art and Collecting Now in Southern California"

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Samueli Theater, Costa Mesa
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Wed, April 01
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $15.00

"The New York Times" comes west to explore SoCal's always active fine-art scene, through a panel discussion with local experts from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Orange County Museum of Art and beyond. Ho... [more+]

"The New York Times" comes west to explore SoCal's always active fine-art scene, through a panel discussion with local experts from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Orange County Museum of Art and beyond. Hosted by "The New York Times" culture reporter Robin Pogrebin, "Art and Collecting Now in Southern California" is set to provide insights about what's new, noteworthy and collectible in the Golden State, with the help of luminaries like Getty Museum director Dr. Timothy Potts and Los Angeles-based artist Samara Golden, an exciting up-and-coming talent. Take a look into the future of one of the world's most vibrant visual art communities through this stimulating conversation at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, then stick around for a reception with the panelists featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks. [less-]

Los Angeles Lakers: Premier Seating at STAPLES Center

at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
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Wed, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $160.00
OFFER PRICE: $60.00 - $105.00

Make your next trip to see the 16-time World Champion Los Angeles Lakers look even better from the STAPLES Center's Premier Seating. While other fans make a mad dash between quarters to hit the conces... [more+]

Make your next trip to see the 16-time World Champion Los Angeles Lakers look even better from the STAPLES Center's Premier Seating. While other fans make a mad dash between quarters to hit the concessions, you can relax, knowing that food and drink can be delivered directly to your seat by a dedicated server. Not that you would ever contemplate getting up: With sightlines this impeccable and seats this comfortable, you'll feel like a VIP from the opening tip, as you'll have a prime spot to watch some of the best athletes in the world. Situated in an exclusive environment on the arena's 200 Level, the Premier Seat sections are a luxury experience that elevates every element of the game. Watch this season's hottest matchups in style and comfort. [less-]

"The Pirates of Penzance": Gilbert & Sullivan's Classic Comedy

at Mysterium Theater at The La Habra Depot Playhouse, La Habra
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Thu, April 02
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FULL PRICE: $25.00
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Packed with Gilbert and Sullivan's funny fast-paced banter and some of the duo's wittiest and most engaging tunes -- including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" -- this seaf... [more+]

Packed with Gilbert and Sullivan's funny fast-paced banter and some of the duo's wittiest and most engaging tunes -- including the immortal "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" -- this seafaring operetta revolves around handsome young pirate's apprentice Frederic. Expecting to be released from servitude on his 21st birthday, he meets and falls in love with the lovely young Mabel, but the poor lad soon discovers that, due to a leap-year technicality, another 60 years or so must pass before he's free. The La Habra Depot Playhouse hosts this Mysterium Theater production. [less-]

Blues Legend Buddy Guy at House of Blues

at House of Blues Anaheim, Anaheim
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 02
FULL PRICE: $47.50
OFFER PRICE: $23.00

You don't have to know the blues to know who Buddy Guy is. A 2012 Kennedy Center honoree, and one of the greatest musicians of all time, Guy's had a staggering influence on every genre of music. A pio... [more+]

You don't have to know the blues to know who Buddy Guy is. A 2012 Kennedy Center honoree, and one of the greatest musicians of all time, Guy's had a staggering influence on every genre of music. A pioneer of the Chicago blues, his breathtaking guitar skills laid the groundwork for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and countless other players. Guy's concerts are a special treat all their own, with the master playing his guitar with drumsticks and strolling through the crowd performing solos without missing a note. This show at the House of Blues Anaheim is your chance to watch a legend at work. The Danielle Nicole Band opens the show. [less-]

Edwin San Juan: Filipino-American Comic at the Brea Improv

at Brea Improv, Brea
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Thu, April 02
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
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L.A.-based multi-culti comic Edwin San Juan is one of America's top Asian stand-ups, and he's known for producing and starring in a series of Showtime comedy specials, including "Pacific Rim Comedy". ... [more+]

L.A.-based multi-culti comic Edwin San Juan is one of America's top Asian stand-ups, and he's known for producing and starring in a series of Showtime comedy specials, including "Pacific Rim Comedy". You may have seen him on YouTube, where's he's got a clip with more than a million hits, and on plenty of other TV outlets, including Comedy Central, Si TV and the major networks. He's been on shows including "Comics Unleashed, Live at Gotham, Comic View" and Galavision's "Que Locos". Come catch his act live in Brea. [less-]

Pop Singer Nikka Costa ("Like a Feather")

at Lido Live, Newport Beach
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 02
FULL PRICE: $25.00
OFFER PRICE: $5.00 - $12.50

A versatile vocalist with an impeccable musical pedigree, Nikka Costa has taken her career from '80s child singer to modern day Motown/Stax-style soul songstress to cutting-edge electro-pop performer.... [more+]

A versatile vocalist with an impeccable musical pedigree, Nikka Costa has taken her career from '80s child singer to modern day Motown/Stax-style soul songstress to cutting-edge electro-pop performer. Though she sang professionally as a kid, her first adult successes came thanks to her 2000 hit, "Like a Feather," and its follow-up, "Push & Pull." Those tunes showed off Costa's ability to fuse rock 'n' roll with funk, jazz, R&B and the blues -- to much acclaim. Her most recent album, "Pro*Whoa!", finds Costa taking an exciting pop turn with singles like "Ching Ching Ching" and "Not the Only One." New Beat Fund opens the show at Lido Live in Newport Beach. [less-]

Star-Studded Musical Revue Headlined by Female Impersonators

at Oscar’s Café & Bar, Palm Springs
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Thu, April 02
Fri, April 03
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FULL PRICE: $29.95 - $44.95
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Liza, Barbara, Gaga -- they're the greatest female entertainers known to man, and they're brought to life by men in this top-notch musical revue, arriving in Palm Springs after a decade-long run at La... [more+]

Liza, Barbara, Gaga -- they're the greatest female entertainers known to man, and they're brought to life by men in this top-notch musical revue, arriving in Palm Springs after a decade-long run at Lake Tahoe's Horizon Casino. Film and TV actor James "Gypsy" Haake, who performed at the original "La Cage Aux Folles" nightclub in Beverly Hills, has put together a stellar lineup of female impersonators to portray current artists like Pink, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, as well as all-time favorites including Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and of course, Barbra Streisand. Come see the "Carnival Cabaret" at Oscar's Café & Bar, where there are no minimums to enjoy the show. [less-]

Fun Food Tasting and Culture Tour of Beautiful Laguna Beach

at Flavors of Laguna at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
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Fri, April 03
Fri, April 10
Fri, April 17
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FULL PRICE: $65.00
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Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the world-famous Orange County arts community of Laguna Beach on this three-hour walking tour. Experienced guides introduce guests to the culture and history o... [more+]

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the world-famous Orange County arts community of Laguna Beach on this three-hour walking tour. Experienced guides introduce guests to the culture and history of Laguna, as you venture on foot to various restaurants to taste culinary delights of all kinds. The guides will also point out landmarks, historic sites and give guests great insider information and tips on the area. [less-]

Hornblower's Romantic Dinner-Dance Cruise in Newport Beach

at Hornblower Yachts Newport Beach, Newport Beach
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Fri, April 03
Fri, April 10
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FULL PRICE: $113.91
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Set sail on an elegant Hornblower yacht for a three-hour evening cruise, where you'll be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider, and enjoy a romantic seated four-course dinner a... [more+]

Set sail on an elegant Hornblower yacht for a three-hour evening cruise, where you'll be greeted with a boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider, and enjoy a romantic seated four-course dinner and dessert prepared fresh on-board, with wine and other cocktails available for purchase. Then kick up your heels and dance to music provided by live DJs or just soak up the view of the stars and night-time scenery as it drifts by from the outdoor decks. [less-]

"Merlin's Magic Dinner Show": A Night of Wit and Wizardry

at Rib Trader Restaurant, Orange
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Fri, April 03
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FULL PRICE: $32.39
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Feast like a king (or a queen) at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provi... [more+]

Feast like a king (or a queen) at this two-hour magical meal hosted by a royal wizard. Saucy serving wenches bring you hearty food, tempting beverages and cheeky banter while Merlin the Magician provides an evening of entertainment you won't soon forget. His mesmerizing magic feats range from sleight of hand to grand illusion, and he's a bit of a comedian as well. A mouth-watering two-course dinner is included in the ticket price. [less-]

Whale & Dolphin Watching: An Evening Trip From Dana Point

at Dana Wharf Boats, Dana Point
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Fri, April 03
Fri, April 10
Fri, April 17
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FULL PRICE: $29.00
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Explore Dana Point, one of the best places on earth to watch whales and dolphins, during a two-hour cruise with Dana Wharf. The area is home to several varieties of dolphins, sea lions, sharks and wha... [more+]

Explore Dana Point, one of the best places on earth to watch whales and dolphins, during a two-hour cruise with Dana Wharf. The area is home to several varieties of dolphins, sea lions, sharks and whales -- including the majestic blue whale. The largest mammals on the planet, blue whales can grow to more than 100 feet long, and seeing them from aboard one of Dana Wharf's spacious vessels is truly a sight to remember. Southern California also has more dolphins than anywhere else in the world. And, if you cheer loud enough, these highly intelligent and playful animals have been known to put on a show of their acrobatic abilities. All cruises are narrated by expert captains, who will educate you on the abundant ocean life along the coast. [less-]

Anaheim Ducks Hockey: Drop the Puck on Fast-Paced Action

at Honda Center of Anaheim, Anaheim
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 03
Wed, April 08
FULL PRICE: $36.00 - $96.00
OFFER PRICE: $29.00 - $81.00

The Anaheim Ducks have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the past few seasons, and this year, they look to take the next step with a retooled roster ready to make a Stanley Cup run. Led by ce... [more+]

The Anaheim Ducks have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the past few seasons, and this year, they look to take the next step with a retooled roster ready to make a Stanley Cup run. Led by center Ryan Getzlaf and fellow veteran Corey Perry, the Ducks have the offensive firepower to keep pace in the rugged Western Conference. Young netminders Frederik Andersen and John Gibson will provide toughness in net, and the savvy coaching of Bruce Boudreau keeps the team running smoothly. See some of the best teams and players at the Honda Center while cheering your Ducks to victory. [less-]

Whale & Dolphin Watching From Dana Point

at Dana Wharf Boats, Dana Point
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Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
Sun, April 05
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FULL PRICE: $25.00 - $45.00
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The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will... [more+]

The waters off Dana Point are a whale- and dolphin-watching haven, and Dana Wharf's boat captains are masters at spotting the majestic mammals. During this two-hour seafaring voyage, your captain will keep you entertained with interesting facts and anecdotes as you scout out whales (gray or blue, depending on the season), three different types of dolphin, sea lions and more. Dana Wharf, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, has an 85 percent success rate at spotting marine mammals. They guarantee you'll see whales or dolphins during the voyage -- or you'll ride again for free. Come during the first two weekends of March to experience Dana Point's Festival of Whales, which finds the entire town engaged in a cetacean celebration replete with art festivals, street fairs, a Main Street parade, and much more. See the description for more information about daily Festival of Whales events. [less-]

Expect Saucy Sassiness at the "Lipstick and Lashes Drag & Dinner Show"

at Velvet Lounge, Santa Ana
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Fri, April 03
Fri, April 03
Sat, April 04
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FULL PRICE: $30.99 - $39.99
OFFER PRICE: $15.00 - $24.00

If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the St... [more+]

If you're looking for Las Vegas glamour, divas and fun without leaving Orange County, head to Velvet Lounge in historic downtown Santa Ana for a dinner theater-style drag extravaganza worthy of the Strip. "Lipstick and Lashes" is hosted by television star and female impersonator Shannel from RuPaul's hit shows "Drag Race", "All-Star Drag Race" and "Drag-U" as well as a host of "Divas Las Vegas", billed as "The World's Biggest and Most Outrageous Drag Show." Along with a delicious three-course dinner in an intimate atmosphere, expect sparkle, feathers, incredible costumes, comedy, impersonations, sexy backup dancers ... and lashes for days. [less-]

"Dead Man's Cell Phone": Romantic Comedy Connects Love, Death & the Digital Age

at STAGEStheatre, Fullerton
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
Fri, April 10
Sat, April 11
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FULL PRICE: $20.00
OFFER PRICE: $10.00

The phrase "dead ringer" takes on unexpected new meanings in "Dead Man's Cell Phone", the imaginative romantic comedy from MacArthur "Genius" and Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl. An incessantly ringing p... [more+]

The phrase "dead ringer" takes on unexpected new meanings in "Dead Man's Cell Phone", the imaginative romantic comedy from MacArthur "Genius" and Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl. An incessantly ringing phone chips away at the peaceful ambiance in an otherwise quiet café until Jean, a woman sitting at the next table, has had enough. Discovering the phone's owner is dead, she answers the call anyway -- and soon finds herself dating the dead man's brother, sharing cosmopolitans with his widow and meeting his mistress for a mysterious rendezvous. Jean's odd odyssey leads her to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a world obsessed with technology. Brian Johnson makes his STAGEStheatre's directorial debut, helming this insightful work about how society memorializes the dead and how that process changes the living forever. [less-]

"Cyrano de Bergerac": Big Nose Equals Big Love in Classic Romantic Comedy

at Maverick Theater, Fullerton
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 04
FULL PRICE: $22.00
OFFER PRICE: $11.00

Big noses are considered by many to be a handsome facial feature. But not so for the self-doubting Cyrano de Bergerac, who believes not even an ugly woman would ever love him, especially not the beaut... [more+]

Big noses are considered by many to be a handsome facial feature. But not so for the self-doubting Cyrano de Bergerac, who believes not even an ugly woman would ever love him, especially not the beautiful Roxane. Edmond Rostand's beloved romantic comedy about a nobleman whose gift for romance is overshadowed by his all-too-prominent schnoz breezes into Fullerton's Maverick Theater, with Enrique Munoz and director Nathan Makaryk alternating the role of Cyrano. "Cyrano de Bergerac" is an enduring masterwork that speaks as directly to the heart today as it did more than 100 years ago -- plus, it popularized the French word panache with English speakers. [less-]