(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Credit: Joan Marcus)


Let’s get dramatic, Orange County. This week holds a wide variety of theatrical, musical, and culinary experiences to bring out the best kind of drama in our lives. From family-friendly favorites like the return of ANNIE to new-to-OC stage productions and celebrated classic rock anthems, there’s an event every night of the week for every type of OC resident. Let’s get this week started.

Monday, May 11
(Credit: Pizza:90

(Credit: Pizza:90


Restaurant Opening: Pizza:90
Alton Square
5365 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604
www.pizza90.com

Orange County residents now have the chance to dine on authentic Italian pies from Pizza:90, made from the highly trained and certified “pizzaiolos” at the brand new restaurant in Alton Square. The customizable pizza at Pizza:90 is cooked in a 900-degree wood-fired oven for 90 short seconds. Fresh

Tuesday, May 12
(credit: Ben Horak/SCR)

(credit: Ben Horak/SCR)


Peter and the Starcatcher
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Dr,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-5555
www.scr.org

A prequel to the famous Peter Pan story, Peter and the Starcatcher, by Rick Elice and based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, takes the stage this week at the Segerstrom Stage at South Coast Repertory. The story follows Boy, an orphan without a name who is whisked onto a ship and recruited by a young Starcatcher while beginning the swashbuckling adventures that later dominate the Peter Pan storyline. Directed by Art Manke and with musical direction by David O, Peter and the Starcatcher runs through June 7, geared towards adults and children 10 and older.

Wednesday, May 13
(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Credit: Joan Marcus)


ANNIE
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org

Kids of all ages should head to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts today through May 24th for the touring production of ANNIE. Pre-show lobby activities include Annie’s Secret Society decoder gamers, iPad stations with archives of the Harold Gray comic strip, “Little Orphan Annie,” and photo opportunities. The show, which remains one of the world’s best-loved musicals, is directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, and includes iconic favorite songs including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and “Tomorrow.”

Thursday, May 14
(Credit: Suzanne Mapes )

(Credit: Suzanne Mapes )


Abigail/1702
International City Theatre
Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-4610
www.theatricum.com

International City Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary Season with the West Coast premiere of ‘Abigail/1702,’ playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s sequal to Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible.’ The story follows the life of Abigail Williams a decade after her witch-trial-inducing love affair as she tries to escape her past by taking up a new life in another town. The play, which stars Kevin Bailey, Jennifer Cannon, Jace Febo, Ross Hellwig, and Michelle Holmes, was the winner of a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

Friday, May 15
(Credit: Laguna Playhouse)

(Credit: Laguna Playhouse)


Murder for Two
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-ARTS
www.lagunaplayhouse.com

The Laguna Playhouse presents the Orange County premiere of the smash-hit, Off-Broadway musical, “Murder for Two,” directed by Scott Schwartz. This hilarious new musical portrayed by only two actors portray a litany of characters in a fun who-dunnit mystery. Kyle Branzel portrays all of the suspects while Ian Lowe interrogates them all. “Murder for Two” runs through closes weekend at The Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach.

Saturday, May 16
(Credit: Blue Oyster Cult)

(Credit: Blue Oyster Cult)


BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
La Mirada Theatre
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 944-9801

With over four decades of rock behind them, Blue Öyster Cult hits the stage at the La Mirada Theatre tonight only for a special performance for the fans of the band that has achieved both critical acclaim, authenticity, and commercial success over their lengthy career. Classic songs including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ For You,” “Godzilla,” and “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll” will be performed live. Tickets to the one-night-only event start at just $20.

Sunday, May 17
(Credit: Share our Strength Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach)

(Credit: Share our Strength Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach)


Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
ce.strength.org

Mark Dacascos, Chairman of Food Network’s television series Iron Chef America, will host this year’s Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach event at Montage Laguna Beach today in Laguna Beach. The 2015 celebrity chef line-up includes Chef Shirley Chung, from Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge in Irvine, Chef David Coleman, of Chianina Steakhouse in Long Beach, Chef Ben Ford, from Fords Filling Station in Los Angeles, Chef Michael Hung of Faith and Flower, and many more. Prices for the evening of gourmet food and wine tastings begins at $200.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.