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

 

Directions to the Claire Trevor School

 

Metamorphoses

 

Nov. 15 - 23
Annie Loui, Director

 

Metamorphoses (Mary Zimmerman, 1996) adapted from the classic Ovid poem and includes the story of Eros and Psyche from Lucius Apuleius’ novel Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass); as the playwright told Bill Moyers in an interview, “because I love it so much I just had to put it in.” The play was nominated for three Tony awards in 2002 from the production at the Circle in the Square Theater and earned Zimmerman a Tony for Best Direction of a Play.

To metamorphose is to change/undergo transformation by enchantment. Written to be staged as a series of vignettes, Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. Following the myths of Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, and others, it bears witness to the power of love, redemption, and forgiveness. Zimmerman explores links between myth, theatre and therapy. As one character in the play states, “Myth is a public dream!”

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Evenings:  Nov. 15, 20, 21, 22        8:00 pm
Evening:  Nov. 19                           7:30 pm
Matinees:  Nov. 16, 22, 23               2:00 pm
General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

 

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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November 15 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, November 16 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, November 19 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, November 20 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, November 21 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, November 22 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, November 22 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, November 23 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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New Slate

Dec. 11-13
Sheron Wray, Artistic Director
 

Join us for a diverse and creative program featuring the choreographic talents of CTSA's graduate Dance students. This showcase includes nine original works, and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

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Evenings:  Dec. 11, 12, 13     8:00 pm
Matinees: Dec. 13                 2:00 pm
General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

 

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December 11 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, December 12 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, December 13 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, December 13 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Passion

Jan. 23 -25

Kent Nicholson, Guest Director
Dennis Castellano, Music Director/Conductor

 

Passion (Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, 1994). A CONCERT VERSION of this story adapted from Ettore Scola’s film Passione d’Amore focuses on the themes of love, sex, obsession, illness, passion, beauty, power and manipulation. Set in Milan in 1863, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel’s ailing cousin and his simultaneous affair with Clara, a married woman. Winner of the 1994 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, Passion is operatic in scope and dramatic intent.  Thematically it echoes Tales of Hoffman and Tosca it centers on the impending consequences of the consummation of love and the repercussions that often follow.

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Evenings:  Jan. 23, 24     8:00 pm
Matinees:  Jan. 25            2:00 pm
General  $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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January 23 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, January 24 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, January 25 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Dance Visions

 

Feb. 11 - 15
Molly Lynch, Artistic Director

 

As UC Irvine celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Department of Dance is thrilled to present a revival of Founding Chair Eugene Loring’s iconic 1938 American ballet Billy the Kid. Commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein and featuring a rousing score by Aaron Copland, Loring originally choreographed this exciting work for Chicago’s Ballet Caravan Company. The program will also include works by outstanding faculty members Tong Wang, Shaun Boyle, and Donald Mckayle.

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Evenings: Feb. 11, 12, 13, 14    8:00 pm
Matinees: Feb. 14, 15                 2:00 pm
General $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

 
Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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February 11 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, February 12 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, February 13 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, February 14 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, February 14 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, February 15 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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The Electra Project

Mar. 7 – 15
Mihai Maniutiu, Creator/Director

 

The Electra Project (Mihai Maniutiu, 2012). This anthropological project aims to be a practical artistic experiment, as well as a meditation on the cross-cultural approaches that ancient Greek tragedy is generating when performed in our time. Maniutiu has written The Electra Project based on both Sophocles’ and Euripides’ tragedies entitled Electra. That Greek tragedy was a musical performance is a fact that has fallen into oblivion. Thus, bringing theatre and music together within the context of an ancient Greek tragedy is an artistic challenge that does not intend to revive the lost original score. (Even if this score existed today, it would be a lifeless exhibit in a theatre-museum.) Bringing to life “musical tragedy” allows us to experience different kinds of musical structures and sources that revive the spirit of unique works of art (Greek tragedies) that have shaped Western culture and influenced its subsequent development. The Electra Project aims at bringing together three cultures with individualistic forms of expression: 1. The ancient Greek culture with its myths and rules. 2. Ancient Romanian Folk Musical Culture. This music has survived in Maramures, a remote region of North-Western Romania that has seen ancient traditions and rituals preserved, due to its isolation. (These rituals are surprisingly similar to those of the ancient Greek culture.) 3. The current American theatrical musical culture which has reinvented a new form of musical theatre and contemporary opera. The archaic laws of the ancient Greek polis (cities), and those still at work in the rural communities of Maramures, present very powerful similarities: the belief in destiny, the role of traditions and unwritten laws, the sense of fatality, and the idea of honor and revenge. American musical theatre is unique because its actors/singers are among the best trained performers in the world; certainly, the Drama Department’s music theater training program is notable for this training.This mixture of cultures is meant to question the means of theatrical and musical art, intending at the same time to prove the extent to which music is essential to theatre.

The music will be played by five musicians and singers of the Iza Group (Grupul Iza, led by Ioan Pop) which features ancient Romanian folk music. This genre assimilates Ukrainian and Jewish folk music in a unique way, drawing from the populations with whom they were sharing land for centuries. This mixture of cultures demonstrates the impact of diversity, and makes us aware that various cultures share the same human values despite their apparently different means of expressions.

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Evenings:  Mar. 7, 12, 13, 14    8:00 pm
Evening:  Mar. 11                      7:30 pm
Matinees: Mar. 8, 14, 15           2:00 pm
General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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March 7 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 8 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, March 11 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, March 12 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 13 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 14 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, March 14 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, March 15 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Dance Escape

 

Apr. 16 – 18
Chad Michael Hall, Artistic Director

 

Join us for a multi-disciplined program of exciting dance works, including original choreography by nine graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance.

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Evenings:  Apr. 16, 17, 18     8:00 pm
Matinees: Apr. 18                   2:00 pm
General  $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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April 16 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, April 17 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, April 18 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, April 18 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Physical Graffiti

 

Apr. 30 - May 2
Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director

Come experience fresh, exciting new works by some of CTSA’s most promising young dancers, as twelve undergraduate Dance students present original choreography.

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Evenings:  Apr. 30, May 1, 2     8:00 pm
Matinees: May 2                        2:00 pm
General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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April 30 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, May 1 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, May 2 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, May 2 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Sweet Smell of Success

 

May 30 - Jun. 6

Myrona DeLaney, Director
Andrew Palermo, Choreographer
Daniel Gary Busby, Musical Director/Conductor

 

Sweet Smell of Success (Music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Craig Carnelia, Book by John Guare, 2002). In celebration of the life of the late American music theater composer Marvin Hamlisch, Sweet Smell of Success begins thus: Good Evening, Mr. and Mrs. America. It’s New York, 1952.

Welcome to Broadway, the glamour capital of the universe. The show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name, which tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J.J. Hunsecker (a dramatic interpretation of New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his power and connections to ruin his sister’s relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. Sweet Smell dapples with the taboo subject of sibling incest, or, at very least sibiling erotic attachment and jealousy. Set against a backdrop of the elegant and glamorous 1950’s New York, various geometric love situations are served up sumptuously in a glorious jazz score that serves to underpin both the longing, the desperation, the deceit and the sweet lovemaking and death for which New York High Society is infamous.

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Evenings:  May 30, Jun. 4, 5, 6     8:00 pm
Evening: Jun. 3                            7:30 pm
Matinees: May 31                         2:00 pm
General  $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

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May 30 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, May 31 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, June 3 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, June 4 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, June 5 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, June 6 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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