Best Budget Shows To See This Fall In OC

July 29, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Dawn Malone)

(credit: Dawn Malone)

(credit: Dawn Malone)

(credit: Dawn Malone)

These Orange County performing art events prove that experiencing art and culture does not have to exceed your budget. These showcases will make you laugh, inspire and entertain – all for under $20.

(credit: Musical Theater Orange County)

(credit: Musical Theater Orange County)

Hairspray The Musical

Musical Theater Orange County
Fullerton College Campus Theater
321 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 637-0186
Aug. 2 to 4
www.mtoc.org

Join the character Tracy Turnblad and the rest of the cast of “Hairspray The Musical” for a dynamic evening of entertainment. Turnblad is featured as a plus-size participant on the 1960’s dance television show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Her television appearances make her famous and she goes through the transformation of being unknown to being a public figure. Don’t miss this showcase of comedy, drama and history that explores social barriers indicative of the time period. All performances will be held at the Fullerton College Campus Theater. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

(credit: Yost Theater)

(credit: Yost Theater)

Burlesque Is The Word: A Burlesque Tribute To Grease

The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(888) 862-9573
Aug. 2
www.yosttheater.com

Celebrate the classic movie “Grease” with this burlesque spin on the hit film. You can shimmy and shake the night away with the entertainers of “Burlesque Is The Word: A Burlesque Tribute To Grease” and enjoy an evening filled with tantalizing dance performances. Some of the line-up includes Lux Lacroix, Miss Hula La, Dolly Danger, Angie Cakes, Frankie Sin, Greta Grenade and CiCi Stiletto. Be sure to check out this seductive showcase that will take you back in time.

Related: Best Upcoming Dance Performances In OC

(credit: Improv City Comedy Show)

(credit: Improv City Comedy Show)

Improv City Comedy Show

The Back Bay Conference Center
3415 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(855) 624-6776
www.improvcityonline.com

The Improv City Comedy team has received several awards for the performers’ laugh-a-minute comedic showcases. Some of the organization’s significant acclaim includes being awarded the “Best Place To Laugh Til You Cry” and “Best Comedy/Improv Club In Southern California.” Bring a date to one of these humorous shows to break the ice or get tickets for a night out with the family. Tickets are only $10, so you’ll leave feeling entertained without emptying your wallet.

(credit: Musical Theater Village)

(credit: Musical Theater Village)

Fiddler On The Roof

Musical Theater Village
36 C Mauchly St.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-1996
Sept. 6 and 29
www.musicaltheatrevillage.net

The Musical Theater Village provides Orange County with an array of quality, entertaining performances that are suitable for all ages. The cast members strive “to create wholesome and reasonably priced family entertainment” for show-goers. Additionally, many of the entertainers are family members that work together on set. Who knows, after watching “Fiddler On The Roof,” your family may be inspired to audition for the next show.

(credit: Secret city Comics Society)

(credit: Secret city Comics Society)

Secret City Comics Society Improv Comedy Show

Secret City Comics Society
141 W. Wilshire Ave., Suite A
Fullerton, CA 92832
(855) 467-7687
www.secretcitycomedy.com

If you need a good laugh to lighten your mood, then Secret City Comics Society is the place to be. You can sit back and relax while the improv cast takes you on a unique, unknown journey. Each show is influenced by topic suggestions from the audience, so the content is always a surprise. Additionally, Secret City Comics competes with paired-up improv teams for the ultimate comedic throw down.

Related: Best Improv Shows In Orange County

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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