Comedians Bob Perkell and Jeff Capri met through an act of deceit. When Perkell was gearing up for one of his first productions on the other side of the curtain, Capri called him to get a booking for one of the comedians he said he managed: Jeff Capri. But the charade didn't last long: the show was a success, Capri revealed his real identity, and, eventually, the two channeled their teamwork into a comedy club of their own. During Surf City’s shows, guests can order from a list of sweet, wine-centric cocktails and two dozen beers, including taps of Fat Tire and Shock Top.
Musique Sur La Mer Youth Symphony Orchestra has performed around the world - including the Sydney Opera House Australia, Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand, The Gold Hall of the Musikverien in Vienna and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Musicians range in age from 12 - 25.
GO-FAME Youth Theatre Company started as a means of transporting children to another world. Its first production, Alice in Wonderland, taught 60 students at Minnie Gant Elementary School how to travel down the rabbit hole while providing them with an expressive outlet. With their newfound skills, that cast of first through fifth graders performed for full audiences at the University Theater at CSULB in October 2005.
Since then, GO-FAME has expanded into a theatre program for all youth in the community, but its mission remains the same: to encourage youth to explore the arts and expand their skills. When they walk out on stage, students leave behind their old selves and step into the role of performers, and GO-FAME teaches them how. Several weeks of acting lessons and rehearsals preempt annual productions for friends and family. Past performances have included Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dear Edwina, and The Paper Bag Bandit.
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Dim lighting flickers off cobblestone walls as guests at On the Rocks Bar & Grill socialize over steaks and burgers or gape at 20 TVs broadcasting sports. Plates of hand-formed burgers and slow-cooked ribs occupy tabletops in the dining room, whereas patrons sip drinks and enjoy nightly specials out on the patio. The eatery’s late-night menu keeps guests satiated well into the night with chicken tenderloins and fried strips of the moon.
195 Downtown Grill, a sports bar split into a separate lounge and restaurant, showcases a playful vibe enhanced by authentic Spanish artwork and menus of comfort fare and spirited cocktails. Dining duos can whet their appetites on the outdoor patio as alcohol alchemists dress mojitos with fresh mint leaves or climb step-stools to concoct top-shelf margaritas from Corzo Reposado tequila and house-made sweet and sour mix. Guests can set palates sailing for undiscovered food territories with appetizers such as a trio of sliders or homemade shrimp ceviche before diving mouth-first into an entree of mexican meatloaf with chipotle ketchup or a smoked tri tip sandwich smothered in barbecue sauce. 195 Downtown Grill jam-packs their entertainment schedule with seven nights of events including salsa dancing, live bands, DJs, and contests to see who can maintain the most surliness after visiting nearby Disneyland attractions.