Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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the beloved, award-winning smash hit Broadway musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical tour is coming to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on January 14-19th, 2014. this is a family-friendly show and entertaining for people of all ages. it’s the perfect time to expose your kiddies to the arts and one of my FAVORITE shows.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. if the Beast can learn to love and be loved, his curse will end and he will be changed back into the prince he was. but time is running out. if the Beast can’t learn his lesson, he and his household will be doomed for all-eternity.

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this classic love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish costumes and sets, and magical beloved production numbers including “Be Our Guest”. you are invited to experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Segerstrom Center for the Arts!

Beauty and the Beast

audiences are also invited to share in some pre-show activities. the fun will take place one hour prior to each performance and will include the following activites:

Puppet Making Workshop conducted by Center Arts Teach artist Ellen Schulze where your kiddies can create very own Lumiere-inspired masterpiece.

A Library complete with children’s books and coloring sheets for your kiddies to color.

Photo Opportunity  where “our guests” can pose in front of two charming backdrops. guests are encouraged to post photos on their social media sites such as facebook, instagram and twitter, using hashtag #BeOurGuestOC.

Themed Cupcakes and Cocktails created by Patina Restaurant Group will be available for purchase.

wanna go? here’s the info….

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts

dates & times
Tuesday, January 14th • 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, January 15th • 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, January 16th • 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, January 17th • 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, January 18th • 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, January 19th • 1:00 p.m.  & 6:30 p.m.
 
tickets
start at $20 person 
purchase at the Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
{disclosure: i received complimentary media tickets to reveiw the show. all thoughts and opinions are my own.}

Billy Elliot the Musical at the Segerstrom

have you been tutu bombed? tutus are popping up all over Orange County in celebration of the award winning Billy Elliot the Musical opening at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight!  from April 16 – 28, 2013, OC audiences can enjoy this favorite musical based on the international smash – hit film Billy Elliot.  featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has earned critical acclaim around the world and was the winner of ten 2009 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

wanna go? here’s the info…

Billy Elliot
April 16 – 28, 2013 
 Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall,  600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Times
tuesday – friday • 7:30 p.m. 
saturdays • 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. 
sundays • 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets
start at $20.00 per person 
purchase at the Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
online – SCFTA.org • phone (714) 556-2787

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Family Series

the Segerstrom Center for the Arts has two Family Series events coming up this April. this popular Family Series engages, enchants and inspires youngsters with the magic of live performance. International artists combine music, dance and theater that can be enjoyed by the entire family, creating experiences that instill an appreciation for the arts and create lifelong memories. reserve your tickets now before they sell out.

the Terrapin Puppet Theatre from Australia will perform the moving and poetic play Boats on April 6 and 7 in Samueli Theater. Boats is the story about a man named Jof, as told by his friend Nic. these two life-long friends and mariners, who met through bizarre circumstances involving a chicken, a deserted island and a sombrero, escape their past and embrace the unknown future with a great sense of adventure.

the magic of storytelling unfolds right in front of the audience as scenes are depicted featuringa crobatics and spectacular sound effects created on stage. the characters of Jof and Nic transform the world by using everyday objects that would be found on a boat’s galley. From a circus made from a jacket to a storm made in a teacup, such imaginative use of space and puppetry has garnered Terrapin with a global following.

 Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s Boats is recommended for families and children ages seven and up.
the acclaimed Marionetas de las Esquina from Mexico City brings to life a delightful and charming new twist to the classic fairytale of Sleeping Beauty Dreams on April 20 and 21. written by award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, this tale brings the famous princess from the past into the present as she searches for her prince… and herself.
  Marionetas de las Esquina’s Sleeping Beauty Dreams is recommended for families and children ages four to eight.

wanna go? here’s the info…

Terrapin Puppet Theatre: Boats
April 6 & 7, 2013
Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. 
the performance on Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted
Marionetas de la Esquina: Sleeping Beauty Dreams
April 20 & 21, 2013
Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. 
the performance on Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted

audiences are encouraged to arrive early because each performance includes a free pre-show, an hour of creative play activities and areading area with an assortment of children’s books. the Center’s Education and Community Programs Department offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their parents more opportunities to play together creatively. studies show that this is critical to helping children develop their ability to think and problem solve.

tickets
$20 and will go on sale Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m.
available online at SCFTA.org or (714) 556-2787
or at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
for inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, 
call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

WICKED Opens Tonight at the Segerstrom

so much has happened since Dorothy dropped in! back by “Popular” demand WICKED is at the Segerstom Center for the Arts!  WICKED “is a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Costa Mesa, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. 
winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood.
the other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. how these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for the most complete and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time” (USA Today).  

WICKED is one of my favorite musicals, and would make the perfect date night! be prepared for amazing singing, costumes and more. WICKED is not to be missed!

wanna go? here’s the info….
WICKED
February 20 – March 17, 2013 
 Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall,  600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
dates & times
tuesday – friday, february 20 through March 15th • 7:30 p.m. 
saturdays, february 23rd through March 16th • 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. 
sunday, february 24 through March 17th • 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. =

 tickets
start at $44.50 per person 
purchase at the Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily 
online – SCFTA.org • phone (714) 556-2787
special lottery to get $25 orchestra tickets to WICKED – a day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED.  2-1/2 hours prior to each performance, WICKED fans can come to the Center’s box office and have their names placed in a lottery drum. 30 minutes later, winning names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats that can be purchased for $25 each, cash only. this lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a purchase limit of two tickets per person. lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. the number of available lottery tickets may vary from performance to performance.

War Horse at The Segerstrom

looking for an excuse to have a date night? well here’s a show you won’t want to miss. WAR HORSE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is onstage from january 22 – february 3, 2013. this amazing play is brought to life with the art of puppetry which brings to life the amazing main character Joey the horse.

i had the opportunity of attending War Horse and was amazed at the emotion brought by the horse puppets. during the second act, the suspense was gut-wrenching. you feel immersed in the action of World War I, and get a feeling of what it must have been like during that time. i left the show with a feeling of awe and appreciation for the sacrifices of those who served our county. and the play received a standing ovation by all.

WAR HORSE is the winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, and has been seen by more than two million people worldwide. it is currently playing at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater, in London’s West End, at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre and on tour across North America. Future productions of WAR HORSE are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour.

wanna go? here’s the info…

War Horse
January 22 – February 3, 2013 
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall,  600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Dates & Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 • 8:00 p.m. 
Tuesday – Friday, january 23 through february 1st • 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, January 26 & february 2nd • 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, January 27 & february 3rd • 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. 
the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 2 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.

Tickets
start at $20 person 
purchase at the Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
online – SCFTA.org • phone (714) 556-2787

special offer for active military – active duty military personnel with current ID can purchase specially priced $20 tickets at the Center Box Office located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa one hour prior to performances. limit two tickets per ID. tickets are available when rush is offered and subject to availability. to find out if rush tickets will be available, please call the Center Box Office on performance day at (714) 556-2787.

more information about War Horse