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

 

THEM! Drama Series

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Book by Jeff Whitty

Don Hill, Director

Dennis Castellano, Music Director

 

June 3 – 10, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children they were assured by their parents, and by children's television programs such as PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything." As adults, however, they have discovered (to their surprise and dismay) that in the real world options are limited, and even their defining qualities render them no more "special" than anyone else.

Performances:
Evenings: June 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: June 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: June 4*, 10 @ 2 p.m.

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

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

 

THEM!

Daniel Gary Busby, Artistic Director

UCI Drama’s 2016 – 17 season, THEM!, explores our tendency – both as individuals and as societal groups – to separate and cast blame on “The Other.” Through a series of plays and musicals that investigate religious persecution and genocide, the castigation of physical difference, interpersonal alienation, and our xenophobic reaction to other cultures culminating in war, we examine the ways in which we so often look to identify a scapegoat rather than find mutual understanding and acceptance. Present throughout the plays of the season we hear the voices of “them.”



June 3 - 8:00 pm, June 4 - 2:00 pm, June 7 - 7:30 pm, June 8 - 8:00 pm, June 9 - 8:00 pm, June 10 - 2:00 pm, June 10 - 8:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti 

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director

 

May 4 – 6, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent.

Performances
Evenings: May 4, 5, 6 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: May 6 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

(photos by Skye Schmidt)



May 4 - 8:00 pm, May 5 - 8:00 pm, May 6 - 2:00 pm, May 6 - 8:00 pm
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Dance Escape 

Sheron Wray, Artistic Director 

 

April 20 – 22, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance present a unique program of original choreography. This annual program is a student favorite and beams with energy and creativity. 

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 20, 21, 22 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 22 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

(photos by Skye Schmidt)



April 20 - 8:00 pm, April 21 - 8:00 pm, April 22 - 2:00 pm, April 22 - 8:00 pm
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THEM! Drama Series

Clown Aliens

Written and Directed by Eli Simon

Composer and Sound Designer: Vincent Olivieri


 

March 11 – 19, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Clown Aliens is a collaborative production created in 2013, when it was commissioned by the National Theater of Romania as the second installment of the Simon/Olivieri War of the Clowns saga. The story follows a family of clowns who leave their home on Clown Planet and become inhabitants of Earth, encountering the same hatred and bigotry that many outsiders face when trying to fit into contemporary American life. Clown Aliens explores the trials and tribulations of assimilation, and how strangers in a strange land desperately hold onto their heritage and family ties. This piece might best be described as “an epic clown funk musical,” with an original score composed by Vincent Olivieri.

Performances:

Evenings: March 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: March 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: March 12*, 18, 19 @ 2 p.m.

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

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

 

THEM!

Daniel Gary Busby, Artistic Director

UCI Drama’s 2016 – 17 season, THEM!, explores our tendency – both as individuals and as societal groups – to separate and cast blame on “The Other.” Through a series of plays and musicals that investigate religious persecution and genocide, the castigation of physical difference, interpersonal alienation, and our xenophobic reaction to other cultures culminating in war, we examine the ways in which we so often look to identify a scapegoat rather than find mutual understanding and acceptance. Present throughout the plays of the season we hear the voices of “them.”



March 11 - 8:00 pm, March 12 - 2:00 pm, March 15 - 7:30 pm, March 16 - 8:00 pm, March 17 - 8:00 pm, March 18 - 2:00 pm, March 18 - 8:00 pm, March 19 - 2:00 pm
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THEM! Drama Series

Coriolanus

Written by William Shakespeare

Paul Cook, MFA Directing Candidate
 

February 4 – 12, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Coriolanus is based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. After military success against various uprisings which challenged the government of Rome, Coriolanus becomes active in politics and seeks political leadership. His temperament is unsuited for popular leadership and he is quickly deposed, whereupon he aligns himself to set matters straight according to his own will; as it turns out, the alliances he forges to accomplish his own will result in his ultimate downfall and death. This is an examination of the personal alienation required by politics and war, and the ways in which our own actions can sometimes ultimately define us as “the other.” 

Please note: Seating will be on the stage for this production.

Performances:

Evenings: Feb. 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: Feb. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Feb. 5*, 11, 12 @ 2 p.m.

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

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

 

THEM!

Daniel Gary Busby, Artistic Director

UCI Drama’s 2016 – 17 season, THEM!, explores our tendency – both as individuals and as societal groups – to separate and cast blame on “The Other.” Through a series of plays and musicals that investigate religious persecution and genocide, the castigation of physical difference, interpersonal alienation, and our xenophobic reaction to other cultures culminating in war, we examine the ways in which we so often look to identify a scapegoat rather than find mutual understanding and acceptance. Present throughout the plays of the season we hear the voices of “them.”



February 4 - 8:00 pm, February 5 - 2:00 pm, February 8 - 7:30 pm, February 9 - 8:00 pm, February 10 - 8:00 pm, February 11 - 2:00 pm, February 11 - 8:00 pm, February 12 - 2:00 pm
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New Slate 

Shaun Boyle and Alan Terricciano, Artistic Directors 

 

December 1 – 3, 2016

Claire Trevor Theatre

Enjoy the first UCI Department of Dance concert of the season, New Slate, an exciting program featuring the diverse talents of graduate student choreographers. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 1, 2, 3 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 3 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $12

(photos by Skye Schmidt)



December 1 - 8:00 pm, December 2 - 8:00 pm, December 3 - 2:00 pm, December 3 - 8:00 pm
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EAST meets WEST

International Dance Festival

UCI Department of Dance

Beijing Dance Academy

Beijing Normal University

Shanghai Normal University

 

October 30 – November 6, 2016
Arts Campus
Claire Trevor Theatre

The Department of Dance at UCI is proud to host Beijing Dance Academy, Beijing Normal University and Shanghai Normal University for a unique and exhilarating international dance festival.  There will be open master classes, seminars, and workshops. The festival will culminate with two dance performances hosted in Claire Trevor Theatre.

Performances
Matinee: Nov. 5 @ 2 p.m.
Evening: Nov. 5 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
General $20
UCI Students & Children under 17 $15
VIP (evening performance only, includes private reception) $60

Please check back for more information and schedule of events.

东方与西方

2016 年 11 月 5 日

加入我们独特的和令人振奋的国际舞蹈节。

UCI Department of Dance
北京舞蹈学院
北京师范大学
上海师范大学

星期六 2016 年 11 月 5 日
2:00 pm matinee and 7:30 pm
Claire Trevor Theatre

门票︰
公众 $ 20
学生和 17 岁以下儿童 $15
贵宾 $60
(晚上的演出招待会)



October 30 (All day) to November 6 (All day)
, November 5 - 2:00 pm, November 5 - 7:30 pm
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Seven plays for just $52-96 per person!


2016-17 Drama Season
THEM!

Daniel Gary Busby, Artistic Director

UCI Drama’s 2016 – 17 season, THEM!, explores our tendency – both as individuals and as societal groups – to separate and cast blame on “The Other.” Through a series of plays and musicals that investigate religious persecution and genocide, the castigation of physical difference, interpersonal alienation, and our xenophobic reaction to other cultures culminating in war, we examine the ways in which we so often look to identify a scapegoat rather than find mutual understanding and acceptance. Present throughout the plays of the season, we hear the voices of “them.”


THE ILIAD: MENIN (RAGE)
Written by Homer with translation by Stephen Mitchell
Annie Loui, Director and Choreographer

This dramatic movement piece is constructed in the style of CounterBalance Theatre, in which actors play multiple characters, as well as animals and architecture. Taking place ten years into the Trojan War, this is a story about reputation and honor, and how they create the ultimate THEM and US: a world in which even the immortals come down to earth to take sides.

October 13 – 16, 2016
Winifred Smith Hall
Evenings: Oct. 13, 14, 15 @ 8 p.m.
Matinees: Oct. 15, 16* @ 2 p.m.

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PARADE
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry
Myrona DeLaney, Director
Andrew Palermo, Choreographer
Daniel Gary Busby, Music Director

Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank: a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in 1913 Atlanta, who was convicted of the rape and murder of his thirteen-year-old employee; his sentence was commuted, but he was later lynched by vigilantes. Parade sits at the crux of north/south, black/white, rich/poor, Jew/Gentile polarities, against the evolving backdrop of the Civil (rights) War.

November 12 – 20, 2016
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Evenings: Nov. 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: Nov. 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Nov. 13*, 19, 20 @ 2 p.m.
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OUR CLASS
Written by Tadeusz Słobodzianek
Jane Page, Director

Our Class tells the story of a group of Polish and Jewish classmates beginning in 1925, examining the atrocities they suffer as war breaks out and anti-Semitism erupts in a series of brutal acts. As we follow the few survivors throughout the remainder of their lives, they attempt to reckon with the past, trying to make sense of seemingly senseless events.

December 1 – 4, 2016
Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
Evenings: Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4             8 p.m.
Matinees: Dec. 3, 4*            2 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

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CORIOLANUS
Written by William Shakespeare
Paul Cook, MFA Directing Candidate

Coriolanus is based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. After military success against various uprisings which challenged the government of Rome, Coriolanus becomes active in politics and seeks political leadership; as it turns out, the alliances he forges to accomplish his own will result in his ultimate downfall and death.  

February 4 – 12, 2017
Claire Trevor Theatre
Please note: Seating will be on the stage for this production.
Evenings: Feb. 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: Feb. 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Feb. 5*, 11, 12 @ 2 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

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CLOWN ALIENS
Written and Directed by Eli Simon
Composer and Sound Designer: Vincent Olivieri

Clown Aliens follows a family of clowns who leave their home on Clown Planet and become inhabitants of Earth, encountering the same hatred and bigotry that many outsiders face when trying to fit into contemporary American life. This piece might best be described as “an epic clown funk musical,” with an original score composed by Vincent Olivieri.

March 11 – 19, 2017
Claire Trevor Theatre
Evenings: March 11, 16, 17, 18 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: March 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: March 12*, 18, 19 @ 2 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

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I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG
Written by Philip Kan Gotanda
Ricardo Rocha, Director

I Dream of Chang & Eng tells the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” whose early lives were spent touring in a 'freak' exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured around the world. Singled out as “freaks” by conventional society, they got the last laugh as they used this label to their own gain.

April 29 – May 7, 2017
Robert Cohen Theatre
Evenings:  April 29, May 4, 5, 6 @ 8 p.m.
Evening:  May 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: April 30*, May 6, 7 @ 2 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

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AVENUE Q
Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Don Hill, Director
Dennis Castellano, Music Director

Avenue Q is a coming-of-age parable that satirizes the anxieties associated with entering adulthood, and being increasingly labeled and categorized. Its characters lament that as children they were assured that they were "special" and "could do anything"; however, they discover that in the adult world options are limited, and even their defining qualities render them no more "special" than anyone else.
Please note: This show contains adult themes and language that may not suitable for children under 12.

June 3 – 10, 2017
Claire Trevor Theatre
Evenings: June 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 8 p.m.
Evening: June 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: June 4*, 10 @ 2 p.m.
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

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September 19 (All day)
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Four concerts for just $57 per person!


NEW SLATE

Shaun Boyle and Alan Terricciano, Artistic Directors
December 1 – 3, 2016
Claire Trevor Theatre

Enjoy the first UCI Department of Dance concert of the season, New Slate, an exciting program featuring the diverse talents of graduate student choreographers. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 1, 2, 3 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 3 @ 2 p.m.

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DANCE VISIONS

Lisa Naugle, Producer
Chad Michael Hall and Tong Wang, Artistic Directors
February 23 – 25, 2017
Irvine Barclay Theatre

Dance Visions 2017, the foremost annual production for the Department of Dance at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, presents Master Choreographers of the 20th/21st Century including new works from Distinguished Professors Lar Lubovitch and Donald McKayle as well as choreography by George Balanchine and exciting new choreography by esteemed Dance faculty.  Drawing upon the fusion of dance, music and theatrical elements each new piece is the culmination of exploration in the creative space. This Master Choreographers concert promises to be a marvelous and diverse dance program including the UCI Symphony Orchestra with music selections conducted by Maestro Stephen Tucker.

Performances
Evenings: Feb. 23, 24, 25 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Feb. 25 @ 2 p.m.

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DANCE ESCAPE

Sheron Wray, Artistic Director
April 20 – 22, 2017
Claire Trevor Theatre

Graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance present a unique program of original choreography. This annual program is a student favorite and beams with energy and creativity.

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 20, 21, 22 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 22 @ 2 p.m.

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PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director
May 4 – 6, 2017
Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent.

Performances
Evenings: May 4, 5, 6 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: May 6 @ 2 p.m.

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September 19 (All day)
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