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LA CANADA PLAYHOUSE 

Welcome to the La Canada Playhouse!

The Theatre Department at La Canada High School is a home for storytellers. From classic comedies to modern dramas, the students at LCHS create rich, complex characters to tell thought provoking stories that are both hilarious and heartwarming. Whether it’s the timeless work of William Shakespeare or the comedic genius of Neil Simon, our students excel at transporting audiences of all ages into the magical world of live theatre. Students enrolled in the theatre department explore a wide range of drama theories and techniques in acting, voice, movement, and technical theatre which in turn helps them craft their work into unforgettable performances. 

To continue providing our students with these life changing experiences, we would like to invite you to support the La Canada Playhouse Foundation! The La Canada Playhouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created to fundraise for the growing needs of the program and to support the students participating in it. We would be so grateful if you were able to support the La Canada Playhouse’s 2023-2024 season with your tax-deductible donation!

ABOUT

2023 - 2024 SEASON

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

CASH ON DELIVERY

BY MICHAEL COONEY

This British farce revolves around the hysterical antics of a man who discovers a loophole in the government's social services much to the dismay of his neighbors. Filled with non-stop laughs, this smash comedy by Michael Cooney is a hit from start to finish!

OCT 2 - 4, 2023  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

PROOF

BY DAVID AUBURN

Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. When a groundbreaking proof is discovered in her father's journals, Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness she might inherit.

NOV 6 - 8, 2023  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

THE MOUSETRAP

BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst! One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts in this chilling "who done it"!

NOV 29, 2023  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

BY CHARLES DICKENS

Set on Christmas Eve in Victorian London, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who show the cantankerous miser the error of his ways while teaching him the true meaning of Christmas. All of Dickens' timeless characters will fill you with the spirit of giving in our traditional version of this "ghostly" tale! 

DEC 11 - 13, 2023  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

This classic comedy chronicles the hysterical story of four lovers, a band of fairies and a bumbling tailor named Nick Bottom. Undoubtedly the Bard's funniest comedy, this show is the perfect way to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare!

FEB 5 - 7, 2024  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

THE ODD COUPLE

BY NEIL SIMON

When Florence, a neurotic, neat-freak newswriter, is thrown out by her husband, and moves in with Olive, a slovenly sportswriter, you have a recipe for the greatest American comedy of all time! Our production features Neil Simon's brilliant reworking of his 1960s original classic with female characters in the lead roles!

MAR 18 - 20, 2024  |  7 PM

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A La Canada Playhouse Production

BEAUTY AND
THE BEAST

BY ASHMAN, MENKEN AND RICE

Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated film, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows a young woman who stumbles upon a secluded castle occupied by a monstrous beast and a host of enchanted objects trying to break a witch’s spell before it is too late.

APR 18 - 21, 2024  |  7 PM

SEASON
BEAUTY & BEAST
Beautiful Castle

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

We are so excited about La Canada Playhouse's annual musical! Please see show times below and click on the link to secure your tickets! 

Beauty and the Beast Showtimes

Thursday, April 18th at 7:00PM 

Friday, April 19th at 7:00PM 

Saturday, April 20th at 2:00PM 

Saturday, April 20th at 7:00PM 

Sunday, April 21st at 2:00PM 

Sunday, April 21st at 7:00PM 

La Canada Playhouse 

4463 Oak Grove Dr. La Canada CA, 91011

64 HOUR
SUPPORT

64 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

Join us for our 6th Annual 64-Hour Film Festival! The 64 Hour Film Festival is a high-energy, action-packed, fun, and exciting filmmaking project for high schoolers! Teams of students compete to make a film over a 64-hour time period and have it shown on the big screen! 

2024 64 Hour Film Festival Premiere

Tuesday, March 5th at 8:00PM 

La Canada Playhouse 

4463 Oak Grove Dr. La Canada CA, 91011

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

MANAGER

Props
Scripts
Make Up Supplies 
Hair Supplies

$50

DESIGNER

Sets
Costumes
Paint
Materials

$100

DIRECTOR

Meals and snacks during the dress rehearsals and before the show

$250

PRODUCER

Royalty fees to perform productions which require licensing

$500

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

In order for the LCHS Theatre Department to produce world class performances, additional funding is required beyond what the district is able to provide. Maintaining our extraordinary collection of repertory sets, scenery, and props requires lumber, molding, paint, screws, staples, wood glue, and much, much more. Likewise, the costumes in our Broadway level wardrobe shop (with over 50 complete show plots and nearly 100,000 individual pieces) need to be washed, dry cleaned, and mended after each production. And then we have show-specific expenses including royalties, expendables (like batteries for wireless mics), and advertising materials - all of which must be paid for in order to produce the shows.

This is where your support plays an important role. Your donation to the La Canada Playhouse Foundation helps directly pay for all of these expenses. With your assistance, we can continue to provide our students with the finest theatre education possible!

For more information on the various donor levels for the 2023-2024 school year at the La Canada Playhouse Foundation, please view our donation brochure. We have also answered some frequently asked questions below:

  • Is the La Canada Playhouse Foundation a nonprofit?
    Yes! La Canada Playhouse is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • Are donations tax deductible?
    Yes! Your donation to La Canada Playhouse is tax deductible, under Tax ID 88-4091589.
  • Does all of my donation go to the program?
    Yes! 100% of the funds you donate to the La Canada Playhouse are used to better the program and provide supplies needed for each performance.
  • Who runs the La Canada Playhouse Foundation?
    The board is composed of LCHS alumni, LCHS parents, and current LCHS staff members who are committed to helping the Theatre Department at La Canada High School continue to be the number one drama program in the country.
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PAST PERFORMANCES

Take a trip down memory lane on our very own streaming platform, LC Play+ with over 70 comedies, dramas, musicals, and more, direct from the main stage of the La Canada Playhouse!

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To be, or not to be: that is the question

- William Shakespeare
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