Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter will open the new Phantom Projects theater at La Habra Depot

The historic La Habra Depot theatre, under the new management of the Phantom Projects Theater Group, will reopen with a red carpet gala on January 29 featuring nominee Orange County singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter. at the Grammy Awards.

The gala begins at 5 p.m. with red carpet arrivals, a cocktail and appetizer reception, and a silent auction including a 3-night stay at Mammoth, Disneyland tickets, golf packages , theater tickets, a Fender guitar, and more, followed by the Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter concert.

Raised by Panamanian immigrants in Southern California, Aloe Blacc grew up around the sounds of salsa, merengue and cumbia. He developed his own taste by getting into hip-hop before trying his soulful voice for other purposes. Monday Night Football fans will recognize Blacc from his opening rendition of Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long.” Blacc placed second on the fourth season of The Masked Singer and recently collaborated with this season’s winner, LeAnne Rimes on a duet of “I Do” for Blacc’s latest album.

Maya Jupiter, Australian of Mexican descent, is a rapper, songwriter, MC and radio personality. Before pursuing her solo career, she was a member of the hip-hop group Foreign Heights, with MC Trey and DJ Nick Toth, and hosted the national radio station, Triple J’s weekly Hip-Hop Show.

The Phantom Projects theater group renovated the historic La Habra depot which was built in 1909, served as a train station until the 1930s, moved to its current location in the late 1970s and was restored as a community theater in 1982.

The Phantom Projects Theater at La Habra Depot will serve Orange County’s diverse community with a mainline series featuring musicals and plays, a family series and special events. Additionally, each season will feature ASL, Sensory, and Bilingual performances. An education department will offer acting, dancing and singing lessons for children, adults and the elderly.

For the past 25 years, La Mirada-based Phantom Projects Theater Group has produced traveling shows that travel to schools, youth groups and theaters across the United States, and their full season of shows at their home for the past 20 years, the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts.

For gala tickets and more information about the Phantom Projects Theater Group, visit: www.LaHabraDepot.com.

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