Claire Trevor Theatre

The Claire Trevor Theatre was originally known as the Village Theatre. The edifice was renovated thanks to a generous contribution by Academy Award-winning actress Claire Trevor and renamed in her honor when the updates were completed. Today, the proscenium theatre is our largest on-campus venue with seating for almost 300 persons.

Claire Trevor Theare - photo by Henry DiRocco

Claire Trevor Theare Seating Plan

Claire Trevor Theatre lobby (Photo credit: Rosemary Rosales, Summer Academies 2016, Digital and Darkroom Photography)


Directions to the Claire Trevor School


The Pajama Game

Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell

Musically Directed by Lex Leigh, graduate music director

Choreographed by Allison Eversoll, graduate choreographer

Directed by Don Hill


June 1 – 8, 2019

Claire Trevor Theatre

With its combination of classic score, engaging personal story, and meaningful political issues, this four-time Tony Award-winning musical is as resonant today as it was at its premiere nearly 65 years ago. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory handsome Sid Sorokin and feisty Union rep “Babe” Williams fall hard for each other, but when the pair finds themselves on opposite sides of a labor dispute, sparks really start to fly!

Evenings: Jun. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Jun. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Jun. 2*, 8 at 2:00 p.m.

General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.


UCI Drama – 2018/19 Season

“Against All Odds”

History provides countless examples of individuals, communities, and nations facing desperate, unjust, and even seemingly impossible circumstances; yet somehow, time and again, they find the will and the means to overcome. These are the stories that make great theatre, and indeed, that keep us personally inspired and hopeful in difficult times. As citizens of this particular sociopolitical moment, when we are bombarded from every outlet to the brink of despondent apathy, we invite you to join us in living journeys of those who were faced with substantial adversity, but survived – and thrived – against all odds.

- Gary Busby, Drama Chair/Producing Artistic Director

June 1 - 8:00 pm, June 2 - 2:00 pm, June 5 - 7:30 pm, June 6 - 8:00 pm, June 7 - 8:00 pm, June 8 - 2:00 pm, June 8 - 8:00 pm
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