Segerstrom Center - Mariinsky Ballet's Raymonda - Photo by Valentin Baranovsky

Segerstrom Center: Mariinsky Ballet’s RAYMONDA

Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world’s most important and historically rich dance companies, opens the Segerstrom’s 30th Season with RAYMONDA. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company’s eighth visit to the Center and the first time this masterpiece from the Golden Age of Russian classical ballet.  RAYMONDA has been called the “last grand ballet” of the 19th century. The choreography by Marius Petipa to Alexander Glazunov’s atmospheric and dramatic score is filled with dazzling solos and beautiful duets. The ballet is set in medieval Hungary and tells the story of a beautiful young noblewoman who is conflicted by her love for her betrothed, the crusader knight Jean de … READ MORE >>

Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge Themed Menu featuring THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA


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My husband and I attended a performance of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA when they were performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. At the time, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge offered theme menus in collaboration with the featured theater performances. It had been a while since my husband and I had a date night since the kids so having dinner with a theater performance was a real treat. We were about to enjoy a delicious dinner and a night of beautiful singing.     Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge I’m not sure if they do it anymore, but if you ever want to make your theater night extra special, check Leatherby’s for their featured … READ MORE >>

Segerstrom Center: LUGOLA’s AWESOME Broadway LEGO Displays

Now at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August! If you come to performances at Segerstrom Hall, you’ll be able to check out the AWESOME Broadway-inspired LEGO art created by members of LUGOLA (LEGO Users Group of Los Angeles). The team of designers was led by Paul Lee of Placentia (Pippin), with a team comprised of John Cooper of San Diego (Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical), Mariann Asanuma of Escondido (Kinky Boots), James Banks of Long Beach (Dirty Dancing), Eric Tetangco of La Habra (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Peter Aoun of Azusa (Guys and Dolls), Guy Himber of Sherman Oaks (Annie the Musical) and … READ MORE >>

Walking With Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular Downloadable Activity Sheets

On Mother’s Day this year, we took our boys to Discovery Science Center to meet a life-sized Baby T-Rex from Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. While we waited for the presentation to begin, the kids enjoyed running around the Prehistoric Plaza located toward the back of the center where they explored fossil digs. At Dino Quest: Kids can go on a fun and educational scavenger hunt at Discovery Cube Orange County. Jere Lipps, Director of the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, came out to introduce himself. We learned that there were not too many Orange County dinosaurs, but there were findings. We’re about to see a … READ MORE >>

Greek Theatre: EEK at the Greek Halloween Event

Halloween is a big month for us. We all over the place, and we loved experiencing every bit of it. As we bid adieu and head into the next holiday season, I’d like to share with you one last Halloween coverage of Eek at the Greek (and a sneak peak inside the VIP Lounge at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles). Families were able to dress up and enjoy activities like costume contests (winners were announced during intermission), cupcake decorating, crafts, treat stations (I didn’t see that many), and photo ops. After the family-friendly activities, we enjoyed a live performance of ghoulish themed hits at the outdoor theater.   Inside the … READ MORE >>

Segerstrom Center: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to the OC! Produced by NETworks Presentations, this theatrical production will come to life on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall from January 14 – 19, 2014, and they’re bringing back the original design team! “The theme of Beauty is about seeing past the exterior into the heart of someone, and this is reflected in the design for the show, which is about transparency and layers, seeing past one thing and into another.” – Director Rob Roth Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan … READ MORE >>

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Musical Comes to Orange County

Based on the hit DreamWorks film, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is coming to Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement June 25 – 30. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on Frank Abagnale’s The New York Times bestselling autobiography, published by Broadway Paperbacks, and the hit 2002 film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN retells a true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer and … READ MORE >>