Chance Theatre, Orange County’s 99-seat juggernaut company, typically stages a musical in the summer. This summer’s entry is Lin Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights. It’s a big show for a relatively small space, but the cast and creative team are up to the challenge…

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You’d be foolish to see Chance Theatre’s production of the musical, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson instead of going to summer school to learn U. S. history, even though there’s a lot of history that bleeds into Alex Timbers’ book. But, if your idea of beach reading is plowing through an entertaining and energetic historical novel, then this show is for you…

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Chance Theatre’s current attraction, the West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical, feels a bit like a rave. It’s ear-splitting, eye-popping, and sometimes too hip for its own good. But it’s also loose-limbed, terrifically sung, and hypnotically entertaining.

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