American Ballet Theatre “Harlequinade”

Post written by Carolina Cordova who attended as media. All opinions are our own. This past Thursday night my mom and I attended the premiere of American Ballet Theatre “Harlequinade”. It was a super special occasion because we were both celebrating our birthdays! Every time American Ballet Theatre comes and visit Costa Mesa, they bring so much excitement to all the SoCal dance aficionados.The Segerstrom Center for the Arts always does an amazing job by creating activities for the audience before the ballet starts. This time they had different activities for children and we even got the opportunity to meet and greet two dancers of the corps de ballet! They … READ MORE >>

American Ballet Theatre THE NUTCRACKER

Back for the holidays, American Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” is now performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County (December 14th through December 23rd)! We took the children to see it Opening Night and loved it! The story is about a little girl and her cherished nutcracker around Christmas time. The villains are mice who causes havoc to the toys and the children are afraid of them. In ballet there are no voices nor talking. To understand the story and to understand what is happening in the scene, you have to watch their facial expression, body language and listen to the tone of the music. The props play … READ MORE >>

Disney On Ice Presents “Dare to Dream” – Coming Soon!


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Disney On Ice presents “Dare To Dream” brings us five courageous Disney Princesses to perform this holiday season from December 13th – January 6th! Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse takes audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with the beloved characters from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, “Frozen”, “Tangled” and “Cinderella” PLUS for the first time in a live production, it features Disney’s “Moana”! STORYLINES: In her Disney On Ice debut, Moana will go in a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals … READ MORE >>

Laguna Playhouse – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Dec 5-30

Directed by Tony-nominated Sheldon Epps, and choreographed by “La La Land’s” Mandy Moore, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is sure to delight children of all ages! This modern version of the classic fairytale brings all the magic of the traditional British family Holiday Panto to American audiences. In this interactive experience, the audience is encouraged to CHEER for Belle, BOO for Gus and sing along with popular songs such as the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” and Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.” Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled … READ MORE >>

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 >>