October 6 - 15
How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay?
Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friend's engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships.
"[LaBute] continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism, whose ultimate evil is an inability to imagine the suffering of others...LaBute's great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying. Where does truth end and fiction begin? Is the fiction more valuable than the truth? Do the results justify the means?" - John Lahr, The New Yorker
December 8 - 17
This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.
It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.
With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.
March 8 - 17
Orange County Premiere!
A young girl takes refuge in a London Tube station during WWII and confronts grief, loss, and love with the help of her favorite book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), Alice by Heart is a touching musical inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.
As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.
“A FANTASTICAL, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR with INGENIOUS costumes, NOEL COWARD-ISH WIT, and DREAMY SONGS which suggest the BEATLES’ hallucinogenic period with echoes of music from SPRING AWAKENING.” - The New York Times
May 17 - 26
The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair and a genuine and charming soul.
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
No Square Theatre is excited to bring expert advice and direction to young people looking to improve their audition and performance skills. FREE One on one instruction is available to help get better roles in shows, acceptance in university programs, and scholarships!
Offering young people ages 11 - 20 access to instruction, and the “inside knowledge” of successful professionals in theater entertainment thanks to a new program, Access Excellence.
Learning how to audition well is the secret to success in the musical theatre. Casting decisions are sometimes based on factors you can’t control (age, height, vocal range), but consistently good auditions— and call-backs—are the key to long-term success.
This program is on-going and available for no charge.
Students may reach out to No Square's Founding Artistic Director, Bree Burgess Rosen, to coordinate a teaching artist with the specific needs of a pending audition.
Join No Square!
No Square Theatre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing performance and theatrical experience to local amateur performers, directors and technical staff of all ages, with ticket prices affordable for the whole family. We provide workshops for all ages, children's theatre, theatre for the deaf and hearing impaired, and other venues with manageable rehearsal and production schedules so that students, professionals and seniors have the time to participate. The events schedule includes plays, musicals, revues, choral performances, and our annual roast of life on the coast, Lagunatics.