(credit: Shanon Y./yelp)

(credit: Shanon Y./yelp)


Start your year off right with a visit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a live theatrical production. This winter and spring, a variety of productions will take to the stage. And, with many tickets as low as $29, almost everyone has a chance to enjoy a show. From heart-warming to thought-provoking, inspirational to forget-your-troubles escapes, make live theater at Segerstrom a part of your Orange County experience.
 
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org

(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Credit: Joan Marcus)


“Matilda”
www.scfta.org
Date: January 17, 2017 – January 19, 2017

Winner of over 50 awards, including four Tonys and TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, don’t miss the extraordinary fun, feist, and imagination of “Matilda The Musical” this January on the Segerstrom stage. Based on the popular and beloved novel of the same name by British author Roald Dahl (and still in a sold out run in London’s West End!) this production will leave you dazzled by its amazing wit, charm, and creativity, not to mention the exceptional talent of the young lead performers!

(Credit: Joan Marcus)

(Credit: Joan Marcus)


“A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder”
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Dates: February 28, 2017 – March 5, 2017

Winner of the 2014 Tony for Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder” hits Orange County for the very first time in this run. Direct from New York, this hit show follows Monty Navarro, as he finagles his way to a family fortune by attempting to eliminate eight relatives from the claim (all eight played by one man in the show!). Getting away with murder will prove to be a delight in this hilarious comedy that hits all the right notes.

(credit: Shanon Y./yelp)

(credit: Shanon Y./yelp)


“American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream”
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Dates: March 15, 2017 – March 19, 2017

Don’t miss a special, one-week-only production of the American Ballet Theatre’s “Whipped Cream.” The full-length production combines the fantastical imagination of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist Mark Ryden set to Richard Strauss’ whimsicle score. Audience members will watch dreams come to life in this Viennes pastry shop-inspired wonderland on stage with all the color, charm, creativity, and stunning choreography expected of the stellar American Ballet Theatre.

(credit: Carol Rosegg)

(credit: Carol Rosegg)


“Finding Neverland”
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Dates: March 21, 2017 – April 2, 2017

Based on the film of the same name, “Finding Neverland” follows the incredible story of playwright J.M. Barrie, the beloved author and creator of Peter Pan. Struggling in turn-of-the-century London, Barrie finds inspiration in a family of four boys and their widowed mother. Captivated by the boys’ imaginations and adventures, Barrie brought the world to Neverland, and this heartwarming story, recreated by James Graham, Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, is one audiences of all ages won’t soon forget.

(Credit: Matthew Murphey)

(Credit: Matthew Murphey)


“An American In Paris”
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Dates: April 25, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Another film revival, “An American In Paris” will burst onto the Pantages stage this spring for a limited two-week run. The Tony Award-winning musical brings the romance of a post-war Paris to life in this romantic celebration of love and new life. Gershwin songs (“I’ve Got Rythym,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,”) and acclaimed choreography are on display in all their glory; even Gene Kelley would have been impressed.

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