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Award-winning GWC Theater Arts Department announces their 2022-2023 Season of Plays & Musicals

Just announced, the Golden West College Theater Arts department 2022-2023 theater season promises to be one of its most exciting seasons to date, offering an excellent lineup of productions featuring a talented and diverse group of authors, performers, directors, and designers.

This outstanding collection of plays and musicals will be presented live in the 326-seat Mainstage Theater on the GWC campus beginning in October 2022.

Tickets to the 2022-2023 season will go on sale in Spring 2022 at or through the box office at 714-895-8150.

Mainstage Theater


Pillowman-Logo-landingTHE PILLOWMAN

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Tom Amen

October 7 – 16, 2022

Auditions:  Tuesday May 31 & Wednesday June 1

From the undisputed master of dark comedy comes this electrifying tale of a writer in a fictional totalitarian state who is subjected to a ruthless interrogation when a number of his stories bear a striking resemblance to a series of grisly child murders.

A hypnotic blend of savagery, suspense, macabre fairytale, and the blackest of gallows humor, Martin McDonagh’s play is a powerful, potent, and provocative tour de force that will haunt audiences long after the lights have faded to black!

This production contains graphic language and situations and is intended for mature audiences. No one under 18 will be admitted.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONEDrowsy_4C_record-landing
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Directed and choreographed by Martie Ramm

November 11 – 20, 2022

Auditions: September 13 & 14, 2022

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another!



THE DIVINERSDiviners-Logo-landing2
Jim Leonard, Jr.
Directed by Tom Amen

March 10 – 19, 2023

Auditions: November 30 & December 1, 2022

This deeply moving American drama explores the unlikely friendship between a disturbed young man and a disenchanted preacher. Set in rural Indiana during the height of the Great Depression, the play is a powerful story of friendship, family, and community, told in a spare, yet hauntingly poetic voice that speaks to the heart. As playwright Jim Leonard Jr. puts it, “These are good and simple people, they have only the best of intentions.”  Don’t miss this beautiful play!

Music and Lyrics by
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed and choreographed by Martie Ramm

April 28 – May 7, 2023

Auditions: February 15 & 16, 2023

Conceived by the Tony-winning creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and winner of three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

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