Irvine is literally surrounded by great theaters that rival Broadway productions and many times surpasses them in production quality. One of my favorite Orange County theaters, South Coast Rep, consistently produces a wide spectrum of shows that impress - edgy, risk taking theater all the way to the other end of the spectrum of family theater for kids. SCR's Theater for Young Audiences continually hits the mark with productions designed especially for children and their families.

SCR is partnering with Destination Irvine to giveaway a family four pack of tickets!

Terry Anastasia KrupnikTen-year-old Anastasia is opinionated, sassy and funny.  Really funny.  Of course, she also has a funny name, but she'll make up for it in this offbeat story taken right from the pages of her diary.  It's about all the things she loves-and hates-and what she plans to do about them.  This memorable story from the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver is a wonderful portrait of childhood and family life, complete with all its ups and downs.

If you were delighted by last season's performance of Junie B in Jingle Bells - Batman Smells, then your family will enjoy South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences performance of Anastasia Krupnik February 8th-24th.


                          WIN Tickets!

To win a family four pack to the Saturday, Feb 16th  4:30 pm performance of South Coast Rep's Anastasia Krupnik, all you have to do is enter a comment below sharing a childhood memory of a trip to the theater.  Contest ends Wednesday, Feb 13 at 7pm. Good luck!!

                                                           Discount Code!

SCR is also offering Destination Irvine readers budget-friendly ticket pricing: $18 adult & child tickets to Anastasia Krupnik choose from these performances:

Friday, Feb. 15, at 7pm

Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2pm or 4:30pm

Friday, Feb. 22 at 7pm.

Saturday Feb. 23 at 11am or 2pm

Offer details:   Use Code 7990 when ordering online at,  by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the Box Office.  Limit six tickets per household. Offer applies to seats in section A only. Special offer not applicable to previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with other offers.  Online ordering tip: Enter code and click "apply" before choosing seats.

Now, go enjoy some great live theater with your kids!

Terry Winkler  is the founder of Enter Stage Write, an Orange County theater, entertainment and lifestyle website.