Best Spring 2014 Theater Productions And Shows In OC

March 3, 2014 5:00 AM

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This spring, experience culture, comedy, dancing, acting and music at the shows below. Whether you want to journey to the Hawaiian islands, the 1950s, Spain or be enthralled by professional performing artists, these productions are the ticket.

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“I Love Lucy Live On Stage”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: March 18-23, 2014

Join Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred for some laughs and entertainment at this special theater adaptation of the hit TV show, “I Love Lucy.” As a guest, you can journey back to the 1950s when black-and-white television was the latest technological craze and be part of the studio audience while episodes from “I Love Lucy” are being “filmed.” There will even be commercial breaks with live 50s-style singers, and then you can adventure back to popular scenes from the beloved show. “I Love Lucy Live On Stage” will bring back memories and create new ones for audience members of all ages.

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(credit: thebarclay.org)


New World Flamenco Festival
Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646
www.thebarclay.org
Date: March 11, 15 and 16, 2014

Celebrate the vibrancy of flamenco with world-class music and dancing. Tomatito will be gracing the stage and sharing his notorious guitar talent on March 11, and as the recipient of three Grammy awards, he is sure to give a compelling performance. Additionally, acclaimed flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena will be performing tantalizing shows on March 15 and 16. You won’t want to miss these special presentations of Spanish culture.

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(Credit: Irvine Barclay Theater)


“Savion Glover-STePZ”
Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646
www.thebarclay.org
Date: March 8-9, 2014

Tony award-winning tap dance all star Savion Glover will showcase some of his revolutionary tap styles in “STePZ.” Known for his fascinating Broadway dance performances in shows such as “Black and Blue, “The Tap Dance Kid Black,”Bring in ‘da Noise,” “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Bring in ‘da Funk,” attendees will get to see one of the most esteemed tap dancers go to work. The clarity of his tap sounds and complexity of his dance moves will be music to your ears and remarkable to the eyes.

Related: Best Theater Productions Of 2013

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(credit: Irvine Barclay Theatre)


2014 Hawaiian Music Masters Series
Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646
www.thebarclay.org
Date: April 12, 2014 and May 24, 2014

Take your senses on an island getaway with the alluring sounds of some of Hawaii’s renowned artists. Listen to revered guitar players Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis accompanied by aipuna on April 12 and hear the eclectic musical styles of Hapa on May 24. You will get to experience Hawaiian culture without having to leave the OC. Be sure to get your tickets online.

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(credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images)


Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: March 7-9, 2014

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo combines impressive dancing, acting, music and extravagant dress ensembles for a memorable showcase of “Swan Lake.” Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, audience members will get to experience “Swan Lake” in a new light. You are sure to be captivated by the artistic passion illustrated in this classic story. Get your tickets here.

Related: Best Places To See Ballet In Orange County

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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