Segerstrom Center: BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is based on the extraordinary life and talent of composer and singer-songwriter of one the most successful female musical artists of her time. Writing her first number one hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” at the age of seventeen, Carole King went on to become a huge sensation through her dedication, passion and hard work. This not to be missed, inspiring story takes us through King’s early teenage years in Brooklyn, her relationship with her first husband and musical collaborator Gerry Goffin, and other important and influential people, such as best friends and fellow writers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, that helped shape her life … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: Mikhailovsky Ballet Performs to DON QUIXOTE

Mikhailovsky Ballet and Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia bring the classic Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes “Don Quixote” to life! They will perform in Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting November 9th through November 11th as part of the International Dance Series. “Don Quixote” is a ballet full of energy, romance, chivalry and comedy. Driven by the visions of Dulcinea, the knight in not-so-shiny armor of la Mancha, Don Quixote, along with his squire, Sancho Panza, are the heroes of this story. They aid in the love story of the beautiful maiden, Kitri, and the barber, Basilio. We will see an explosion of character, color and … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: ON YOUR FEET! Broadway Musical

Broadway musical, ON YOUR FEET!, is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio Estefan, 19-time Grammy winning-producer-musician-entrepreneur. It’s a snapshot into Gloria’s passion for music during her youth and how Gloria and Emilio’s romance flourished from it. It showcases their struggles to live the American dream as Latin music performers, but with much perseverance their music group, Miami Sound Machine, climbed the music charts and gained international fame. The musical reflects on Gloria’s hardship with her mother and how they rekindle because of Gloria’s tragic accident– that nearly left her paralyzed. SHOW REVIEW: (We attended as media. All opinions are … READ MORE

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