Lily Tomlin Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 6/22
(6/18/2013) - An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin brings the award-winning comedienne and one of the world's most beloved entertainers back to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Tomlin, who is currently one of the stars of ABC's new hit comedy Malibu Country with Reba McEntire, will share her celebrated talent for combining insightful and funny stand-up along with excerpts that feature some of her beloved classic characters. Immediately following her performance, she will open a brief Question & Answer period with the audience.
BWW Reviews: La Mirada Stages Intense Revival of Pulitzer Prize-Winning NEXT TO NORMAL
(6/18/2013) - Heartbreaking. Gutsy. Intensely riveting. These are some of the words I jotted down in the dark---while simultaneously wiping tears streaming down my face---during the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL, now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts for a limited run ending June 23. The winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this thought-provoking, emotionally-heavy musical play---which features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey---has now been revived locally in a top-notch, Broadway-caliber staging that truly impresses from beginning to end.
Long Beach Opera's MACBETH Begins Tonight
(6/15/2013) - An overwhelming lust for power, a manipulative wife, and witches' prophecies spur a Scottish general onto a tragic path of betrayal, murder and madness. Long Beach Opera (LBO) closes its 2013 season with Macbeth, Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch's re-discovered powerhouse, sung in English. Performances at the World Cruise Center in San Pedro, CA. begin tonight, June 15, 2013 and continue on June 22 and 23.
Segerstrom Center's Annual 'Summer at the Center' Set for 7/22 - 8/3
(6/12/2013) - Segerstrom Center's 22nd annual Summer at the Center (SATC) program will be held from July 22 - August 3. This award-winning program utilizes the arts to inspire, motivate and provide high-risk and underserved youths with opportunities to interact in positive ways with their peers. A musical theater format employed by professional teaching artists creates a fun and creative environment that also encourages productive dialogue and introspection. The two-week program concludes with the students performing a Broadway revue-style show in Samueli Theater on Saturday, August 3 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. All shows will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The performances are part of Segerstrom Center's Free for All Series, which allows guests to experience different aspects of Center's artistic and education programs at no cost. More information is available at www.scfta.org/satc.
Laguna Playhouse Presents LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS, Now thru 6/23
(6/11/2013) - The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham announced that they are delighted to bring back their favorite Sister in her all-new show, LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE, written and performed by Maripat Donovan and directed by Mark Silvia.
Martin Short to Perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 11/21
(6/10/2013) - Hilarious star of stage and screen Martin Short makes his Segerstrom Center debut on Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for a special one night only performance of his acclaimed one-man-show An Evening with Martin Short.
Davis Gaines & Vicki Lewis to Lead I DO! I DO! at Laguna Playhouse
(6/10/2013) - The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are delighted to present Davis Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera) and Vicki Lewis ('Newsradio') in I DO! I DO!, music and lyrics by Tom Jones, book by Harvey Schmidt and directed by Alan Souza. 'We are overjoyed to have Davis and Vicki bring this musical love letter to our audiences this Summer,' offers Wood. 'This is the perfect show for our subscribers and audiences to fall in love all over again with the Playhouse, and to have Davis and Vicki on our stage starts our new 'Season of Stars' off in spectacular fashion,' adds Wareham.
NEVA to Close Out Studio SCR Series, 6/19-23
(6/6/2013) - The internationally acclaimed drama Neva by Chilean writer Guillermo Calderon wraps up the Studio SCR series at South Coast Repertory this month, with a six-performance run, June 19-23. Tickets are $25-35. More information is available online: www.scr.org.
Chance Theater Opens Up Summer Youth Program SPEAK UP to All Students
(6/5/2013) - This year, Chance Theater is opening up its summer youth program Speak Up - Take A 'Chance' to all students. Over five weeks, students will work collaboratively with their peers to write, design, and perform a new play under the mentorship of Chance staff, professional designers and professional actors! Led by Chance Resident Artist Tanae Beyer, this program is designed for students 12-18 years old, and runs from June 24 through July 29, culminating in two performances of their original show on July 29 and 30 at 7pm at Chance Theater. Students must register by June 15.
ANYTHING GOES to Make OC Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 9/24-29
(6/4/2013) - The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange County premiere September 24 - 29 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of the Curtain Call Series.