Festival Ballet Theatre THE NUTCRACKER Ticket Giveaway!

Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of the cherished classic, “The Nutcracker”! Festival Ballet Theatre’s breathtaking, family-friendly production features vibrant scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Get swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy while brave Clara and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey to mystical lands. 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 exceptional young talent from across the Southland. They will be performing at Irvine Barclay Theatre from December 8 through … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center Family Series Review – “Shadow Play”

Post written by Lisa Chinn. Lisa attended a media preview of this performance. All opinions are our own.  Did you know that Segerstrom Center of the Arts has a Family Series? It is a great way to share the love of theater with your children! On November 17, 2018, my family and I attended the family-friendly showing of “Shadow Play” presented at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The show follows Flash and his playful shadow through adventures to the moon and back.  The video production was clever and the performer’s interaction with the audience did a great job in capturing the attention of both kids and adults. While the performance on the … READ MORE

Segerstrom Center: WAITRESS Musical (11/13 – 11/25)

Tony Award Nominated, WAITRESS, comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 13 – 25, 2018.  This Broadway musical that Entertainment Weekly calls “…a little slice of heaven” is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 motion picture and features music and lyrics written by Grammy Award nominee Sara Bereilles (Brave, Love Song). WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker.  Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must … READ MORE

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