January 23 -25, 2015

Kent Nicholson, Guest Director
Dennis Castellano, Music Director/Conductor

Passion (Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, 1994). A CONCERT VERSION of this story adapted from Ettore Scola’s film Passione d’Amore focuses on the themes of love, sex, obsession, illness, passion, beauty, power and manipulation. Set in Milan in 1863, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel’s ailing cousin and his simultaneous affair with Clara, a married woman. Winner of the 1994 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score, Passion is operatic in scope and dramatic intent.  Thematically it echoes Tales of Hoffman and Tosca it centers on the impending consequences of the consummation of love and the repercussions that often follow.

Claire Trevor Theatre Evenings:  Jan. 23, 24     8:00 pm
Matinees:  Jan. 25*            2:00 pm
General  $20 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff  $18 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11
*Ticket holders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above. Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at


January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
January 23, 2015 - 10:00pm
January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
January 24, 2015 - 10:00pm
January 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
January 25, 2015 - 4:00pm