Segerstrom Center: School of Rock Musical

Fifteen years ago, School of Rock won over audiences with its comedic, heartwarming story about a struggling guitarist-turned music teacher. The film starred Jack Black and Joan Cusack and was the highest grossing music-themed comedy at that time. Twelve years later, renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, and Julian Fellowes adapted the film into a Broadway musical. “School of Rock – The Musical” will perform at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts July 24 through August 5, 2018.  School of Rock – The Musical The musical is based on the film and follows the story of Dewey Finn, an aspiring rock star who’s financial turmoil compels him to pose as a … READ MORE

Pageant of the Masters Presented By Festival of Arts Laguna Beach Summer 2018!

Presented by the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach, the Pageant of the Masters is celebrating their 85th Anniversary this summer! The living masterpieces are re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like the original pieces. It is amazing! Offered nightly July 7th through September 1st, their 2018 production of “Under the Sun” will honor masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Kleitsch, Rosenthal, Monet, Kuntz, Sargent, and Wasil. A live narrator will guide us through the story of each tableaux vivants (“living picture”) accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra. The finale of the Pageant will feature Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Media Preview … READ MORE

MTOC Presents Disney’s TARZAN + Ticket Giveaway!

Advertisement.  Musical Theatre Orange County (MTOC) is excited to bring Disney’s TARZAN musical productions to Orange County. There will be flying acrobatics, added special EFX, as well as new costumes and sets! It is directed by Britany Callahan, who brought the immensely popular and sold out performances, “The Little Mermaid” to MTOC last season. With exciting music by pop icon Phil Collins including Grammy and Oscar winning song, “You’ll Be in My Heart” under the musical direction of Krissy Smith, coupled with energetic choreography by Nom’l Brown, this production is sure to please audience members of all ages. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang, based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan … READ MORE

CIRCUS VARGAS Orange County Ticket Giveaway!

Advertisement.  The circus is coming back! Soon you will see the Big Top in the parking lots of MainPlace Mall and Laguna Hills Mall. CIRCUS VARGAS, best known for their animal-free production, will debut their latest new production tour “Dreaming of Pirates!” in Orange County May 31st through June 17th. Get ready to witness the impossible as you go on a fantastic voyage of non-stop action and adventure. This family-friendly show has it all with death-defying acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, comedians, clowns, motorcycles, and more! Circus Vargas’ Dreaming of Pirates… A true circus treasure! Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: HAMILTON May 8–27, 2018

Disclosure – Attending as media. All opinions are my own.  Producer Jeffrey Seller and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are pleased to bring HAMILTON to Orange County audiences for the first time May 8 – 27, 2018 in Segerstrom Hall! With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacomoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. We have seen the show and it is amazing! Where studying history can be a bit boring at times, watching it performed live on stage while they sing, rap, and dance through the performances, … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES

I received tickets to review the show. All opinions are my own.  It has been 10 years since the Phantom disappears and Christine, due to hardships and because she needs the money, accepts an invitation to perform at a renowned opera house in New York. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies” is the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”, and it is now performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 24 through May 5, 2018! “The Phantom of the Opera” is one of my most favorite Broadway musicals so when I learned about “Love Never Dies,” I had to go see it. Jake Heston Miller as Gustave is … READ MORE

Disney On Ice FROZEN – Coming Soon!

Disney On Ice Frozen – the show worth melting for – brings a family favorite to the ice, and they’re coming back to Long Beach and Ontario! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Princess Anna along with her friends takes us with them on a fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa. Joined by Olaf (the adorable snowman), Kristoff (the rugged mountain man), and his loyal reindeer sidekick, Sven, they race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing-along to Academy Award®-winning songs and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all! It’s hosted by … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: THE BOOK OF MORMON (3/20 – 4/1)

THE BOOK OF MORMON is back! The nine-time Tony Award-winning musical returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement run. THE BOOK OF MORMON follows a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. This tongue-in-cheek musical comedy was named “The best musical of this century” by The New York Times. “The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd … READ MORE