Beethoven and Hamlet and Poe – Oh, My!

Photo by Doug Catiller/Chance Theater

The Phantom and Emily Abeles as Brooke in “Goosebumps, The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium,” playing through October 27th at the Chance Theater.

Whether it’s theater from across the ocean or tales and artwork from Orange County’s own past, a wide world of culture is yours to take in this week.

CAFE LUDWIG: BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS
COSTA MESA – The popular chamber music series return with some of the Pacific Symphony’s world-class musicians playing through an intimate afternoon service of coffee, tea, and pastries.

“GOOSEBUMPS, THE MUSICAL”
ANAHEIM – The Chance Theater brings the beloved series of spooky books to the stage in a family-friendly thriller called “Phantom of the Auditorium.”

ORANGE COUNTY ARCHIVES BAZAAR AT THE HILBERT MUSEUM
ORANGE – Local libraries, museums, scholars, and private collections pool their resources for a one-day exploration of little-known stories in Orange County history; this year, the focus is on murals as markers and records of history and community character.

“A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM: THE SPECTRE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE”
FULLERTON – Actor Travis Rhett Wilson brings his award-winning portrayal of author and poet Edgar Allen Poe to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, mixing stories of Poe’s life with recitations of some of his famous, spooky works.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: “HAMLET”
IRVINE – To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the NTL’s broadcasts of the best of the British stage, it’s the return of the blockbuster production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Visit sparkoc.com for a more comprehensive list of Orange County events.