Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as twenty-five of your favorite characters with special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie in Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. You hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination, and you will never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second, the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men, and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they … READ MORE
Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT)’s family-friendly production of THE NUTCRACKER will be at Irvine Barclay Theatre to delight all ages December 9th through 24th with colorful scenery and dazzling costumes. This full-length traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director, Salwa Rizkalla, and features world-renowned guest artists, FBT’s professional company dancers, and young talent from across the Southland. “Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands.” Nutcracker Tea Party A pre-show event before select performances of Festival Ballet Theatre’s lavish Nutcracker ballet. (Limited number of tickets available). Guests will enjoy … READ MORE
Post written by contributing writer, Angela Camacho. Angela will be covering this event as media. The Tango has always fascinated me. When I was a young girl, I took dance lessons and dreamt about this romantic sensual dance. I would get carried away in my thoughts, and pictured myself in a long velvet red dress with a red rose in my hair. I loved the Latin music and the passionate synchronized movements of this elegant dance. I am totally ecstatic because on November 17th and 18th, The Segerstrom Center of The Arts in Costa Mesa will present Tango Buenos Aires – “The Spirit of Argentina”, PLUS there are free dance lessons … READ MORE
The Young Americans will be back for their 28th season of “The Magic of Christmas” presented by KOST 103.5 at LaMirada Theatre for the Performing Arts this holiday season December 7th–17th, 2017. After a sold out 2016 season and by popular demand, additional shows have been added this year making this season the longest run of “The Magic of Christmas” ever! Artistic Director Bill Brawley and his production team will turn La Mirada Theatre into a winter wonderland with 6,000 costumes and over 30 festive scene changes. The creatively produced and choreographed musical numbers include 60+ holiday favorites such as hip-hoping Penguins, Dancing Santa’s, The Nutcracker Suite, Toyland, The Polar Express and The Hallelujah Chorus. It will star 250 cast members from the world renowned/non-profit performing group, The Young Americans. And, as a special treat, this year Santa will be at “The Magic of Christmas” every show taking pictures with kids and families free of charge, both before the show and during intermission.
“Something Rotten!” is coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts and I cannot wait. As a fan of musicals, my favorites by far are comedies. “Something Rotten!” is set in the late 16th century and tells the tale of two brothers trying to produce the first musical ever. Their story unfolds as Nick and Nigel Bottom rehears their upcoming play. To their dismay, their nemesis, Shakespeare, foils their plan. In an effort to continue receiving financial support from their patron, they must now come up with a new plan. The story is based on a book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. Original music and lyrics are composed and written by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. “Something Rotten!” debuted in Broadway in March 2015 and closed production in January 1, 2017. Official US tour began on January 2017 and will stop in Orange County in just a few days. Time Out New York dubbed “Something Rotten!” as “Broadway’s funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” Critics have lauded the score, performance, and choreography; it’s no wonder that this Renaissance-inspired comedy received 10 Tony® nominations, including Best Musical. Other accomplishments include eleven Outer Circle Critics, two Drama League, eight Drama Desk, Grammy nominations.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement performing GISELLE for one weekend only July 28 – 30, 2017. A tour of the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in the United States is an exciting and rare event. This is the first time that La Scala, based in Milan, Italy, has visited since July 2001. One of the most performed classical ballets, GISELLE, with its world premiere dating back to 1841, is the tale of love, betrayal and redemption between a peasant girl, Giselle, and Prince Albrecht.
GISELLE is one of the most popular and most performed classical story ballets. The La Scala production, enriched by Aleksandr Benois’ sets and costumes that are part of the Scala’s repertoire features the original Coralli-Perrot choreography in the revival by Yvette Chauviré. Her own moving interpretations of roles such as Giselle, celebrated the classical ballet tradition in all its purity. One of the most popular works in recent La Scala seasons and international tours, GISELLE is now staged by the La Scala Ballet Company as a homage to Yvette Chauviré, the extraordinary artist who recently died. In her version of GISELLE, performed at La Scala for the first time in 1950, Chauviré herself starred as the ill-fated peasant girl who dreamt of love and loved to dance.
Musical Theatre Orange County (MTOC) proudly presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Musical performances this summer July 21 through 30, 2017! Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, it is a wonderful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ron Banks has been seen around the world in musical theater, opera, and voice over. He’s received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the King of Siam in The King and I and an 8-year run as Jafar in Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular, and many other roles across a 30-year career. Voice over includes World of Warcraft, and Quan Chi in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Ron has a passion for youth outreach, often performing in Pacific Symphony’s Family Concerts.
What a night to remember! My childhood friend and I shared a lovely evening with music that evoked nostalgic memories of our youth. THE BODYGUARD The Musical is now performing in Orange County at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and this incredible musical brought us back to our High School years with classic songs like, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “One Moment In time.” This touring adaptation of the 1992 film has been transformed into a sensational musical! Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron is pitch-perfect and brings back timeless love songs back to life. “Run to You” and “I Will Always Love You” is celestial.