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  • Brea’s 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest Winner Chosen

    6 years ago by

    Befitting for a city turning almost 100 years old, our Brea’s 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest was a fun way to showcase our beautiful city on Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) Facebook. We had six entries shown on an album on BBON, and each one of them featured a special place near and dear to each contestant. But only one could win.

      As the official judge, Greg Voisan of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography had to make the tough decision.

        We thank the Brea Museum & Heritage Center’s Director Sue Nguyen, Board Member Scott Neal and intern Christopher Turner, Tina Beck, Jimini Ohler, David Derk, Heather McDaniel-Gaytan, and Chris Mynes for sharing their Selfie portrayal of Brea’s notable places.

          Greg’s choice was Chris Mynes's photo of our icon Brea’s Best Burger’s that after many, many, years in business still captures the attention of everyone and not surprisingly as it has been recognized numerous times on OC hot list of Best Burgers. Chris Mynes a longtime Brean, said, “Almost everyone in or from Brea Has a Brea’s Best Story experience – at Brea’s Best Hamburger.” Greg echoed, “There is a special place in my heart for anything to do with Brea’s Best Hamburgers.”

            Chris Mynes's selfie photo of Brea's Best Burgers.

              Grand Prize: Two Tickets to the Curtis Theatre on Saturday, April 5, 2014, to see Yesterday and Today…The Beatles Experience, a new interactive concert like no other, plus dinner for two at The Melting Pot Brea.

                Retail value for theatre tickets: $72.00

                  Dining gift card: $50.00

                    TOTAL grand prize worth: $122.00

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (2013) – Curtis Theatre

    6 years ago by

      Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical) - now playing at The Curtis Theatre through October 27 - takes places during the “Roaring Twenties” featuring a small-town young woman and the zany adventures she encounters, while searching for a wealthy man to marry.

        Dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of villainess, Millie (Brittany Gerardi–Huntington Beach,) along with a witty cast of characters, makes for a memorable night out.

          Stephen Reifenstein, Director and local talent from Anaheim, sets the stage for his second time directing Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Curtis Theater, “The opportunity to stage a more ambitious production at the Curtis Theatre, while bringing it to an entire new audience intrigued me. We have the opportunity to play with a larger stage, which will allow us to portray the grand spirit and zany comedy of that makes Millie a much-loved musical.”

            “Through its brilliant and big Broadway score, Thoroughly Modern Millie grabs hold of your heart, makes you smile and laugh, says Curtis Theatre Manager Tiina Mittler. It’s all in the music. I am just thrilled to have Inspired Productions lend their talents to our 2013/14 Season.”

              Adult tickets are $26, seniors: $23 and children: $21. (Use the coupon code “Jazz” to order tickets at only $21.) The Curtis Theatre Box Office is located at 1 Civic Center Circle in Brea. Hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone orders are accepted at (714) 990-7722. Or, you can place an online order at

  • NBC4 Fritz Coleman – life after 50 at the Curtis Theatre

    7 years ago by

      Fritz Coleman returns to Brea: Broadcasting icon, Fritz Coleman weatherman for Channel 4 News who also covered the holiday lights at last Christmas in Eagle Hills will be featured at the Curtis theatre in his comedian role on May 18 and 19 in a one man show. He told me it is all new material and a really good show. In a masterful evening of theatrical stand-up, Fritz delivers a humor-filled perspective on the trials and triumphs of aging. He puts on a great show. Call the Curtis Theatre (714) 990-7722 for tickets.

        Susan Gaede

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat now playing at Curtis Theatre

    7 years ago by

    Brea Curtis Theatre is starting an exciting new year of productions with the Brea Youth Theatre performing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now playing through Sunday February 3. This timeless Old Testament tale is certain to engage the entire family, from its variety of music - entailing bubble-gum pop to rock ‘n’ roll - to its lesson in forgiveness.

    Performances are on Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For further questions and/or to purchase tickets, call the Curtis box office at 714-990-7727.

  • Enthusiasm is catchy- Be a part of Brea’s Youth Theatre

    7 years ago by

    If you have an enthusiastic child who loves performing, sign them up for Brea Youth Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

    Published on Monday in the Orange County Register business section titled: ’All Success is Enthusiastic’ Harvey Mackay, nationally syndicated columnist for the Register, mentions one of his favorite authors Napolean Hill, who says “ Enthusiasm energizes, refreshes and motivates the person endowed with it.”  Sign up your theatre-loving kid today!

    Update: As per Tiina Mittler, Curtis Theatre Managing Director, the registration deadline has been extended until Saturday, November 3.

  • Famous New Directions Veterans Choir to perform at Curtis Theatre

    7 years ago by

    "New Directions Veterans Choir 36-62 ~ America's Got Talent 2010, auditions LA"

    New Directions Veterans Choir

    In 2010 America’s Got Talent auditioned the New Directions Veterans Choir, a choir comprised of former military soldiers who were once homeless and are now performing nationwide to help other veterans make a smooth transition back home. On Saturday, October 13th at 5:00 p.m., we are fortunate to have the opportunity to watch them perform at the Curtis Theatre in Brea.

    Their performance on America’s Got Talent can be seen on YouTube.  It currently has over 375,000 views.  Piers Morgan, former judge of America's Got Talent exclaimed, “I think I speak for everyone here.  It is one of the most powerful, emotional, inspiration things that we have seen on America’s Got Talent.”

    Check out the video of these courageous heroes who also have the amazing gift of song. One of the choir members, Carlton Griffin, was homeless for over 25 years saying, “10 years ago I grabbed my shopping cart and walked 28 miles to New Directions and I got my life together.”

    For tickets to see New Directions Choir at the Curtis Theatre call the box office at 714-990-7722 or visit their Web site:


  • 26th Annual Brea Fest- A Taste of the Arts

    7 years ago by

    Where can you get a taste of the arts along with a feast provided by exceptional restaurants? You guessed it - The 26th Annual Brea Fest scheduled for Friday, August 24, from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the Brea Civic and Cultural Center.  Best yet the taste tickets for food and beverage sampling are only $3.00! At a very inexpensive cost, you can take the entire family out for a quality evening of great entertainment, including live bands, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, theatre performances, and face-painting and crafts for the little ones.


  • The Curtis Theatre Presents: Oliver!

    8 years ago by



    July 21 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 22 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 26 - 7:30pm
    July 27 - 7:30pm
    July 28 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    July 29 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    August 2 - 7:30pm
    August 3 - 7:30pm
    August 4 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    August 5 - 2pm & 7:30pm
    All dates have tickets available! Don't miss out!
    Know a group of 12 or more kids that would love to experience this exciting Dickens adventure?
    Contact our Audience Services Coordinator at (714) 990-7727 for special group performances and rates!


    8 years ago by

    Tiina Mittler

    Tiina Mittler, manager of the Curtis Theatre in Brea, has written a new play which will debut at Stages Theatre this weekend.  “Subterfuge,” her drama of family relationships and searching for meaning after a husband’s death, was inspired by the song, “Home,” a hit performed by the Dixie Chicks and written by Maya and Randy Sparks.   By the conclusion of the show, the main character discovers Laurel  that some family secrets are best left buried.  Although Tiina has been acting and directing for years, this is her first creative venture for the theater.  It all began when she was contacted by a friend who was in charge of a play writing challenge for Stages Theatre.  One of the contestants in the challenge had dropped out and the friend wanted Tiina to take her place.  Because the idea for a play had been rattling around in her creative mind for a while, she agreed.   Although she did not win the contest, she did come in second. Tiina has been managing the Curtis Theatre for the City of Brea for several years now.  She has successfully navigated through the financial challenges which have plagued the theater world in the last few years.  Under her leadership the theater has survived by dint of innovation and creativity. “Subterfuge,” opens this Saturday, January 21, at 5 p.m. and runs through February 18.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Stages is located at 400 E. Commonwealth, Suite 4, in Fullerton. The idea of having your own work performed on stage is “interesting and fun,” explains Mittler.