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  • Curtis Theatre to present Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years

    4 years ago by


      Come spend some time at our Curtis Theatre and experience The Last Five Years, a great musical diary about a young couple’s journey through love and heart break, written by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

        Performed with an orchestra, follow the story of Jamie and Cathy whose hope that love will conquer all. It’s funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years will capture your heart.

          Southgate Productions guarantees that each performance is truly fresh and unique. With a bold approach, three different cast pairings are set over the six show runBrandon Sanchez and Ellie Wyman take the lead on November 6 and 14. Tyler McGraw and Elyse Montoya are up front for November 7 and 15. Ian James and Kelly Martin take over the roles on November 8 and 13.

            Order online at or call (714) 990-7722. Make in-person ticket purchases at the Curtis Theatre Box Office, located at Number 1 Civic Center Circle, from noon - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and performance Saturdays, as well as one hour prior to shows.

  • Hometown fun at Brea’s 29th annual Brea Fest

    5 years ago by


      Did you make the 36th annual Brea Country Fair? If not, another opportunity for hometown community fun awaits you at Brea’s 29th annual Brea Fest – the City’s original food fest celebration. On Friday, August 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., the Brea Civic & Cultural Center sets the scene for an awesome family event with a feast of enticing food and beverages from over 30 first-rate restaurants. Food and beverage samples are provided with taste tickets being sold for only $3.00 each, making it affordable for everyone!

        But wait the food fest doesn’t stop there! There will also be great live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstration, along with theatre performances. And for the kiddos --the ever-popular “Kidsville” is returning to welcome your little ones with kid-pleasing food, entertainment, face painting and make-and-take crafts. No wonder this free well-rounded event attracts thousands!

          Don’t miss out! Our Brea Fest is truly a well-executed community event, with more than 100 volunteers, resulting in a successful outcome supporting many of the city’s events such as Curtis Theatre productions, Brea Gallery exhibits, Concerts in the Park, and arts education program.

  • Into the Woods coming soon to the Curtis Theatre

    5 years ago by


      Have you seen Into the Woods on the big screen yet? Did you know the film adaption was inspired by Broadway’s hit musical Into the Woods?

        Now is your chance to see this masterful musical show at the Curtis Theatre, where you’ll embark on a fairy tale journey with a childless baker and his wife. They're put to the task by a witch to acquire magical items from classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

          Performance Dates and Times:

            Friday, February 6th 8pm

              Saturday, February 7th 8pm

                Sunday, February 8th 3pm

                  Friday, February 13th 8pm

                    Saturday, February 14th 8pm

                      Sunday, February 15th 3pm

                        Friday, February 20th 8pm

                          Saturday, February 21st 3pm & 8pm

                            Contact the Box Office at (714) 990-7727 on Tuesday through Friday from 12-3pm or purchase your tickets online.

  • War of the Worlds alive on stage at the Curtis Theatre

    5 years ago by

      We are one month into the new Curtis Theatre 2014-15 Season Shows. If you missed the first live show there are eight more that will not disappoint, including War of the Worlds scheduled on October 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25 and 26, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Friday, October 17.

        Based on a novel by H.G. Wells and directed by Amanda DeMaio, The Curtis Theatre will be transformed into the CBS Radio Studios in the 1930’s for the live radio broadcast that caused nationwide hysteria - when rural town folks across the country thought Martians were invading the world. Among the talented performers in this play, three are Brea residents you may know: Garry Hobday, Jennifer Siglin and Chris Matthews.

  • Get Ready for the 28th Annual Brea Fest

    5 years ago by

      Where can you go for a budget-friendly community food festival? If you guest the obvious: Brea, you’re right! Going on 28 years, the Original Food Fest (Brea Fest) is slated for Friday August 22, from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 1 Civic Center Circle at the corner of Birch St. and Randolph Ave. I think it’s safe to say many people will enjoy Brea Fest as a mere $3 is the cost per person for delicious food and beverages from over 35 outstanding restaurants!

        Held at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center, this family event draws thousands each year with great live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. And for your little ones, “Kidsville” returns with kid-pleasing food and entertainment, face painting and make-and-take crafts.

          The food festival helps to support many of the city’s ongoing activities; we appreciate, such as Curtis Theatre productions, Brea Gallery exhibits, Concerts in the Park, and arts education programs. It’s truly a community collaboration of volunteers, restaurants, and distributors who donate their products as area businesses sponsor much of the entertainment. If you would like to take part in Brea Fest, please call (714) 990-7771.

  • City of Brea – Free Concerts in the Park

    6 years ago by

    Photo by City of Brea Concerts in the Park - CHICO - the Band

      Presented by City of Brea Cultural Arts and sponsored by North Hills Church, Brea Disposal, and the Brea Senior Center - Brea Summer Concerts in the Park free series starts on Wednesday, July 9 at Brea City Hall and Park. And will continue every Wednesday thereafter for seven weeks ending on Wednesday, August 20.

        With a wide range of musical styles, from Pop, Classic Rock, Disco, Country, Big Band & Swing to Latin jazz, bring a blanket or lawn chair and kick back to watch your favorite live outdoor performances at the park’s outdoor gazebo stage, while enjoying delicious tri-tip sandwiches and fresh popcorn available to purchase. Plus everyone can plunge right into the city park’s pool and swim (for only $2.00), as it will be open during concert performances. And conveniently located is a playground to entertain the little ones. So open your calendar and plan to attend!
  • Grin to Win Brea’s 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest

    6 years ago by

    Brea's 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest link

    Greg Voisan’s Panoramic Selfie photo is displayed in a playful way in front of the ever so popular Art in Public Places sculpture, “The Orange Grove Fountain,” located in Brea Downtown, designed to represent Brea’s history of Orange Groves with a whimsical touch. Now it’s your turn!

      Smile! It’s time to take a SELFIE pic and not just any digital self-portrait. This one will be for a special occasion, the 97th birthday of Brea on February 23, 2014! Just snap a SELFIE of your favorite PLACE or THING in Brea, and then upload it on Beautiful Brea Old & New and you have successfully entered Brea's 97th Birthday Selfie Photo Contest! Make it fun, something old & something new!

        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 - where you can choose your favorite Beatles songs. Plus dinner for two at The Melting Pot Brea.The perfect night out on the town!

          Retail value for theatre tickets: $72.00

            Dinner retail value: $50.00

              For a total grand prize worth: $122.00

                Photo contest details/deadlines:

                  The contest will run on Beautiful Brea Old & New Facebook for three weeks starting on Monday, February 3, through Friday, February 21, with the winner being announced on Brea’s 97th birthday, Sunday, February 23.

                    Every Brea 97th Birthday Selfie Photo contestant will be placed in a special album created on BBON Facebook, to better view the contest photos.

                      Photo Contest Judging: There are many ways to judge a photo contest and most of them include a long list of specific criteria. I'm more inclined to make this all about being fun so I will be judging this one based on how a particular photo makes me feel about the subject. Nothing too technical or artistic, just a basic feeling, makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me think, etc.

                        Make sure you have fun doing this and the contest will be a success.

                          Good luck to everyone and thanks for participating.

                            Greg Voisan of Greg Voisan Panoramic Photography

                              Photo Contest Rules:

                                1. Must be a fan of Beautiful Brea Old & New to enter photo contest.

                                  2. Entrants Selfie photo must be taken at a place or thing in the city of Brea.

                                    3. All photos must be owned by the photographer submitting them and may be used in BBON publicity efforts.

4. Please note a description/title of your entry photo.

                                        5. Any identifiable people in the photo must give their permission to use it for this contest. 

                                          6. Must be 18 years or older to enter contest.

                                            7. One photo entry per person.

                                              8. Open to everyone focusing on 'All Things Brea'
 birthday celebration.

                                                The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook

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    A hat full of Seussical the Musical at the Curtis Theatre

    6 years ago by

    Have you heard the raving reviews of Seussical the Musical now showing at the Curtis Theatre? Based on everybody’s favorite Dr. Suess characters and (at least 15 familiar elements from his books), Brea’s Youth Theatre’s first performance brought the house down!

      There is still opportunity to see a live performance of Seussical the Musical at the Curtis Theatre on January 23 – 26, January 30 and 31, February 1 and 2. Performance times: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Schedules for City of Brea

    6 years ago by

      Holiday Schedules for the City of Brea 2013

        Information provided by Cindie Ryan, Communications and Marketing Manager

          BREA, Calif. — In observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays, the City of Brea administrative offices will be closed beginning on Tuesday, December 24, through Friday, January 3, 2014. The Curtis Theatre box office will be closed December 24-25 and December 31 through January 1, 2014. The Brea Gallery's 45th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition is on display until De- cember 15. Then the Gallery closes and a new exhibition is set to open on January 25, 2014. The Brea Community Center, as well as the Brea Family Resource Center, will maintain regular operating hours with closures on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, as well as on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31 and January 1, 2014. The Brea Senior Center closes Tuesday, December 24, through Friday January 3, 2014. Emergency Police and Fire remain unchanged. There will be no trash pick-up on Wednesdays, December 25 and January 1, 2014. Then, for the remainder of those weeks, refuse collection service will be delayed by one day from the normal schedule. There will be no street sweeping between December 24 and 27 and on New Year's Day.

            As a courtesy, to help accommodate additional visitors over the holiday period, there will be no ticketing of residential street sweeping parking violations between December 23 and January 3, 2014. Holiday trees will be collected on normal trash pick-up days between December 30, 2013 and Jan- uary 6, 2014. Residents are asked to recycle trees by cutting them up and placing into the brown yard waste container. Or, they may be placed curbside near the trash containers. Trees over six-foot tall must be cut in half. Remove all ornaments, lights and stands. Tree bags and flocked trees are not recyclable and require you to schedule a special pick up time.

              For trash collection information, please call Brea Disposal at (714) 238-2444.

  • Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Show – Curtis Theatre

    6 years ago by

    Charles Phoenix's Retro Holiday Show

      Fasten your seats, look who’s coming to town. He’s jolly but doesn’t have a round belly, no whitebeard but one great big smile and a whole lot of wit! Father Christmas he's not, “retro daddy” he is! Charles Phoenix, the King of Kodachrome and Ambassador of Americana is spreading merriment across the nation with one stop in Brea on Sunday, December 15 at the Curtis Theatre!

        Charles will get you in the spirit of the season with his vintage holiday style slide collections and Live Comedy Performance, celebrating the Ultimate Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style!

          Bizarre and awkward it is. He’ll have you rolling with laughter as he explores the holidays of years past, and present - retro-fabulous style!

            Fun holiday fashions are encouraged but not expected!