Garden Grove Events, Coupons, Reviews!
Jan. 1st - Dec. 24th
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Expires: Dec. 24th, 2019
Jan. 26th - Dec. 15th
The Really Awesome Improv Show plays every Saturday and Sunday at noon at The Second City. This fast paced and high energy comedy is a fun for all ages improv show now celebrating a 9 run! RAIS features improv games that rely on audience suggestions and participation, very "Whose Line is it Anyway," but 100% family friendly, and voted "Best Kids' Comedy Show" by LA Magazine. There's a rotating cast so you'll see different faces and games each week, and for only $5 it's the best deal in town. Also great for birthday parties and family outings! NOTE: Located on the 2nd floor with stair access only.
âóŹ"Best Kids' Comedy Show" -LA Magazine
âóŹ"Your kids get to act like goofballs. Highly recommended." -Patton Oswalt
âóŹ"Had a BLAST at this show. Kids (and adults) will LOVE!" -Susan Yeagley
âóŹ"A most impressive, quick on their feet (and wit) troupe." -Tolucan Times
âóŹ"Had a blast and were laughing like crazy. Thanks, Second City!" -Goldstar
Apr. 1st - Dec. 30th
$34.84 For Adults and $21.84 For Children at Pirates Dinner Adventure
Come Live the Pirate's Life at Pirate's Dinner Adventure California and SAVE! Call (866) 439-2469 and mention code "USFAM19" at time of purchase. Reservations required. Tax and applicable fees are additional and will be charged at booking. Gratuity not included and will be charged for parties of 10 or more. Not valid with any other promotions or discounts. For general seating only, upgrade seating available at additional cost. Not valid for prior purchases. Valid through 12/30/2019. Subject to availability.
Apr. 1st - Dec. 31st
$2 OFF VIP PASS
Redeem at the Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Records Museum or Ripley's Believe it or Not! box office. VIP Pass includes all three attractions. Hollywood Wax Museum is located at 6767 Hollywood Blvd. Limit: Six discounts per coupon. Not valid with another offer.
Sep. 12th - Nov. 23rd
"Our daughter learned more about drama in one week with SMP than in all the productions she's ever done - put together. We're absolutely ecstatic!" raves educator J. Dohr. "I am continuously impressed! The workshops and plays are structured so that every child can be successful!" raves B. Clough. Daily Variety calls it, "One of the best in the country!" No small parts - no playing the second tree or third spear carrier - no double or triple casting - every child receives a role written specifically for them, based on their creative input, highlighting their strengths and challenging them to excel in all theatre skills, including performance and stage technique, teamwork, self-confidence, creative expression and communication, projection and enunciation, as well as reading and language comprehension, theatre etiquette, and a true love of and appreciation for theatre arts. And small classes mean lots of personal attention for every member of the class.
Enrollment is open for the Fall session of this ever popular workshop program, now in its 50th year, a fun experience that helps students expand their imagination as they act, sing, dance, play theatre games, improvise, work with costumes and make-up, lighting and sound, sets and props, and perhaps best of all, collaborate with professional playwrights and directors to create an awesome fully staged original production with music, written just for them. No experience needed, but even the most advanced young actor will benefit from this workshop.
Classes meet weekly:
Play Production/Musical Theatre (ages 7-12) Thurs, 4:00 to 6:30pm, Sept 12-Nov 21 or Sat, 9:00 to 11:30am, Sept 14-Nov 23.
Teen Performance Lab Sat (ages 12-17) 9:00 to 11:30am, Sept 14-Nov 23
Early Stages (ages 4-6) Sat, 10:00am to 11:30am, Sept 21-Nov 23
Enrollment accepted through September 28. Don't worry if you miss the deadline - there are great Winter and Spring Break Theatre Camps, too, and even workshops for adults!
Playhouse conservatory alumni include Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Diana Silvers, Jason Segel, Obi Ndefo, Shana Feste, Rina Mimoun, Cami Anderson (Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World) and Maroon 5's Mickey Madden, who calls the program "Great in so many ways!"
Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to be an approved program on LAArtsEd.org, Los Angeles County's one-stop-shop for quality arts education programs.
Sep. 14th - Dec. 14th
"Brilliant performances!" The Tolucan Times. "Brilliant portrayals!" hails broadwayworld.com. "Just plain brilliant!" exclaims playwright/performer Wendy Michaels. Follow the life of the beloved Yiddish story-teller and his mespoche, as he spins tales of his loves and losses, his fame and his failures, and the tremendous optimism that kept him going against all odds. Audiences are treated to an in-depth look at the joyous and poignant events that inspired the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated his world. Starring veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who assays the role of the beloved author, a characterization which has been enjoyed by over a quarter of a million people, and Evelyn Rudie, who has created more than three dozen Sholom Aleichem characters. " 'Sholom Aleichem' means 'Hello, peace be with you.' For Santa Monica Playhouse it means 'richness in Jewish theatre for the community to enjoy.' " The Messenger
Oct. 1st - 31st
Celebrate autumn by creating fun family memories at Enchanted Pumpkin Patch. Pick your own pumpkin from our assortment of pumpkins. We have big and small pumpkins in different colors with extra long stems. Our entertainment will surely excite you! Ride the John Deere tractors, play thrilling carnival games, visit the petting zoo, hold baby chicks, and ride various inflatable attractions for toddlers and children.
Oct. 5th - 27th
"ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is ABSOLUTELY GREAT!" raves showmag.com. "An absolute family treat!" exclaims The Tolucan Times. It's the classic Family Theatre Halloween musical for Kids 2 to 102 - the heartwarming Rudie-DeCarlo tale of the aptly-named Candy, a sweet young girl who learns some surprising lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallow's Eve adventure. Help Cattypuss, Patty Patches, Stuffy Steve, Lester the Jester and Fifika the French Fortune Teller happily save Halloween for one more year.
As witching hour approaches, kids, and parents, too, discover the value of team spirit, friendship, sharing, making choices and moderation, especially when it comes to treats and sweets. Halloween month special: Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show. Now an audience favorite holiday tradition and back by audience demand for its 13th October run, ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN is one in a series of original Rudie-DeCarlo fairy tale musical comedies that make up the award-winning Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series for Kids 2 to 102 now celebrating its 50th year as it cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience the entire family can enjoy.
Helmed by Graham Silbert from Chris DeCarlo's original direction, with book, music & lyrics by DeCarlo, Evelyn Rudie & Matthew Wrather, the ingenious costumes are created by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, with production and graphic design by The Attic Room. ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN features internationally acclaimed Actors' Repertory Theatre members Celeste Akiki, Elodie Cammarata, Tiffany Haile, Sarai Jimenez, Cydne Moore, Joseph Perez, Graham Silbert, with special guest artists Luke McMahan Martin and Rodney Walker. Birthday and tea parties, hosted by a gaily-costumed member of the ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN Company, are available in conjunction with every performance. What's the one holiday show you absolutely cannot miss? ABSOLUTELY HALLOWEEN of course! October 5-27 only! Saturdays 2pm, Sundays 12:30pm, It's Around Town's "Favorite Pick!" It'll be yours, too!
Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.
Oct. 6th - Nov. 24th
It's American Radio Network's "Critics' Pick of the Year!" - the hilarious Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy tribute to the heroes and heroines, wenches and rogues of the Bard. 'Delightful Whimsy! Spot on!" LA Weekly. You'll laugh yourself silly in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek show replete with magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance, humor, and mind-boggling feats of verbal and physical legerdemain. 'Exquisite! Sheer Delight!" The Tolucan Times. The 8-member cast, in renowned Actors' Repertory Theatre commedia-carnival style, creates a host of over 30 characters, bringing to the stage all the stuff that dreams (and musicals) are made on. Pre-show sweet nibbles included price of admission. "As homage to Shakespeare, master of pantomime Marcel Marceau, Commedia dell'arte and conventions of classical theater in general, it soars. And by the time the lights fade to black, you will not be able to fight the feeling that all you need is love." UCLA Daily Bruin. Sundays at 3:30pm.
Nov. 1st - Apr. 1st
SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM
25% off select tickets with promo code FUNFAM The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2019/2020 tour! Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).
To check the schedule visit https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule
Nov. 16th - Dec. 15th
"A must-see! Never a dull moment! For fun, frolic and fantasy, 'All Join In' is the perfect ticket. With fairytales to share, the amazing ensemble of singers and dancers brings the pictures on the page to life, painting a canvas of rainbows on stage!" The Tolucan Times
A sing-the-songs interactive musical where audiences get to help save the fairytale world as they follow the real-life adventures of Cinderella, Beauty, Alice, Little Red, Aladdin, Dorothy and a host of other beloved characters. Audience members all "join in," singing along to fun and festive songs as they are introduced to a variety of musical styles. Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee series.
All Join In is written by the award-winning team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, directed by Graham Silbert, with music and lyrics by E. Rudie and Matthew Wrather, and features Tiffany Haile, Ashley Kowalski, Cate Johannessen, Graham Silbert and Mei Tam. Awesome special effects and video projections are by James Cooper, with delightful costumes by Ashley Hayes and Graham Silbert.
Birthday and Tea Parties, hosted by costumed fairy tale characters from the show, are available with every performance. Photo opps with the actors after the show, and every child receives a complimentary Theatre Games Activity Booklet with fun acting games to play at a party, on a rainy day, or with family and friends.
Santa Monica Playhouse programs are supported in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Cotkin Family and Playhouse PALS.
Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 12:30, November 16 through December 15, 2019