All Arts Events

Buy Tickets Online NowThe Saddleback College Fine Arts and Media Technology Department hosts many vibrant events throughout the year in the performing arts and studio arts. Tickets for the spring 2018 season are now for-sale online and in person at the ticket office.

Ticket Office
(949) 582-4656
Hours are Tues-Fri, Noon-4pm.

Location
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at our beautiful Saddleback College campus, located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA. 92691 (one block east of the I-5 freeway at the Avery Pkwy. exit).

McKinney Theatre Seating Chart 

Upcoming Arts Events

  • Ingrid Jensen
    February 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    General $15; Students & Seniors $10 (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Born in Vancouver and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ingrid Jensen has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1989, she went on to record three highly acclaimed CDs for the ENJA record label, soon becoming one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the global jazz scene....
  • March 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Jazz studies students perform original compositions.



     
  • March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts 101

    FREE Admission

    Guest Artists Michael Carrera and Chris Durrenberger perform classic sonatas for piano and cello by Brahms, Barber and Debussy. Chris Durrenberger commenced his piano studies at the age of five.  After making his orchestral debut there at age twelve, he went on to receive a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Souther California. Solo, concerto and collaborative piano engagements have taken him across North America, North Africa and Asia...
  • March 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $30 General; $50 Couple

    Join us for this swingin' fundraiser and dance the night away as the Saddleback College Big Band performs classic melodies. Food and drinks are included in ticket price and will be served beginning at 6:30 pm.



     
  • March 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 At-the-Door; $7 Presale

    The Saddleback Forensics Team started in the 1970s and prides itself on offering students the ability to create innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements, to strengthen their critical thinking skills and to better communicate with others. On the forensics team, students write, rehearse, and perform at 6-7 tournaments against students from Universities and Community Colleges to qualify for the national tournament. ...
  • March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a full spectrum of wind ensemble music.

  • Repeats every day 6 times except Sun Apr 08 2018, Mon Apr 09 2018, Tue Apr 10 2018.
    April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • March 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Enjoy an evening of classical delights with the Saddleback Symphony Orchestra and winners of the 2018 MTAC Concerto Competition.



     
  • April 5, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts 103

    FREE Admission

    This unique duo embraces spontaneity, virtuosity and lyricism. Francois Moutin was born in Paris and received a doctorate in physics at the age of 24 before choosing to become a professional musician. The bassist and composer has since toured in over 30 countries around the world. Shah studied languages and literature at Harvard University before pursuing a Master's in jazz at Manhattan School of Music. Hailed by NPR for her “amazing...
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 7, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 12, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 13, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff

    To a town with no future comes a girl with a past. “The amiable country-flavored tunes and lyrics are transcendent. It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin...
  • Repeats every day 3 times.
    April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 At-the-Door; $12 Presale

    Directed by Deidre Cavazzi and choreographed by both faculty and guest choreographers, this popular yearly concert showcases Saddleback students in numerous dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and more. Proceeds benefit concert expenses and student scholarships.



     
  • April 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    A concert featuring original student compositions.

  • Repeats every day 6 times except Sun May 06 2018, Mon May 07 2018, Tue May 08 2018.
    May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm, May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    Studio Theatre

    $15 General; $12 Senior (presale only); $10 Student (presale only)

    By Adam Szymkowicz

    Welcome to Colchester, a town of dashed dreams and fervent hope, history and longing. And there’s a hardware store too. “A lovely, dreamlike, wistful play. Taking place in the spaces between—the silence between people, the memory of tastes and touches and the scent of an individual. Kochachrome plays with and evokes the evanescence of life...
  • April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 At-the-Door; $12 Presale

    Directed by Deidre Cavazzi and choreographed by both faculty and guest choreographers, this popular yearly concert showcases Saddleback students in numerous dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and more. Proceeds benefit concert expenses and student scholarships.



     
  • April 19, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm, April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 At-the-Door; $12 Presale

    Directed by Deidre Cavazzi and choreographed by both faculty and guest choreographers, this popular yearly concert showcases Saddleback students in numerous dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and more. Proceeds benefit concert expenses and student scholarships.



     
  • April 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts 101

    FREE Admission

    Praised as one of the best pianists in the Mediterranean region in the year 2000, Keropian qwas the first prize winner of the prestigious Boulogne-Billancourt piano competition in Paris. Since then, her performances have earned critical acclaim across North America, Europe and the Middle East.



     
  • April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Don't miss this exciting concert, directed by Joey Sellers and featuring student arrangements.



     
  • April 29, 2018 - 2:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID

    Keyboard Studies students perform music for 1 and 2 pianos, and multiple hands, with selections from a gamut of musical styles and composers!



     
  • April 30, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    The Saddleback Jazz Combos create stimulating jazz on the McKinney stage.



     
  • May 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts Courtyard

    FREE Admission

    Saddleback College’s Department of Music proudly presents students in the Commercial Music Ensemble featuring classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions



     
  • May 11, 2018 - 9:00am
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    FREE Admission

     
  • May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Under the direction of conductor Yorgos Kouritas and chorus director Scott Farthing, the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra and the 100 voices of the Saddleback Choral Program join forces to present a performance of the magnificent Requiem by W. A. Mozart.



     
  • May 4, 2018 - 9:00am
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    FREE Admission

     
  • May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm
    Fine Arts 103

    FREE Admission

    Joshua Ranz is principal clarinet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as principal clarinet of the New West Symphony since Sept., 2013 and acting principal clarinet of the Pacific Symphony since June, 2014.



     
  • May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Directed by Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble will present this delightful concert featuring a full spectrum of Wind Ensemble music.

     



     
  • May 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 At-the-Door; $7 Presale

    The Saddleback Forensics Team started in the 1970s and prides itself on offering students the ability to create innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements, to strengthen their critical thinking skills and to better communicate with others. On the forensics team, students write, rehearse, and perform at 6-7 tournaments against students from Universities and Community Colleges to qualify for the national tournament. ...
  • April 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Typical Sisters is not, as the name might suggest, a Twisted Sister cover band. In fact, the improvising trio of guitar, bass, and drums draws equally on influences from rock music, singer songwriters, minimalism and a rich history of American improvisers. The band’s music has been described as “tonally and dynamically expeditious while texturally soft and inviting, a comfortable challenge...
  • May 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts 101

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    Self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc moved to New York City in 1995. There, he formed a trio with acclaimed bassist and fellow Frenchman Franc╠žois Moutin and up-and-coming American drummer Ari Hoenig. They recorded a one-week engagement at the legendary jazz club Sweet Basil and, in 2000, released two hit albums. "This remarkably intuitive trio has the ability to...
  • March 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    Fine Arts 101

    FREE Admission

    The Musical Theatre Students present a Golden Age of Broadway Cabaret with song selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser and other greats!
  • April 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    FREE Admission

    Scott Farthing leads the audience in an old-fashioned community sing along! Bring a friend and be ready to sing loud and proud to music that celebrates and harmonizes our community. There is nothing like the power of music to change the world, so come and help us sing!
  • April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    LRC Lobby

    FREE Admission

    This choral concert will speak to reasons that singing is important for the listener and performer alike with music by Dan Forrest, Dale Warland, Maurice Durufle, and Leonard Cohen. This concert features the Saddleback Community Chorale, with conductor Scott Farthing and pianist Pennie Foster.
  • April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    LRC Lobby

    FREE Admission

    This concert will feature the magnificent singers of the Saddleback College Chamber Singers with conductor Scott Farthing and pianist Catherine Tibbits performing works from a multi-cultural perspective. There will also be several world premiere compositions!
  • May 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    FREE Admission

    The Musical Theatre students present their final Broadway Cabaret of the Spring Semester with songs by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Maury Yeston, Alan Menken and many more! This concert features the students of TA10 and TA210, with conductor Scott Farthing and pianist Catherine Tibbits.
  • March 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
    Department:
    McKinney Theatre

    $10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only); Child 17 & Under FREE

    The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet is an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene's most distinctive instrumental voices. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The...