Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Twenty-two lucky local children and adults were cast as supernumeraries (also known as extras) to appear in the Royal Danish Ballet’s new production of the comic ballet Napoli, which made its American debut over the weekend in Segerstrom Hall. After auditioning last week, the selected supernumeraries attended rehearsals and appeared in four performances with the legendary company. The photos show the supernumeraries in costumes after a rehearsal. If you are interested in receiving information on future audition opportunities for supernumerary roles, please email auditions@SCFTA.org.

Photos by Dave Leavenworth

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kiev Goes 3D

Last night Kiev kicked off the latest installment of the Indie Band Series with something never seen before at Segerstrom Center – a 3D stereoscopic show. Throughout the band's entire set, vivid imagery was projected and streamed to create an immersive and one-of-a-kind experience for the more than 500 fans in attendance. Audience members wore 3D glasses provided by band to enjoy the visuals. Afterwards, headliner Menomena took to the stage and joked their show was only in 2D.

Photos by Nick Koon

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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Danes are Coming!

After more than 15 years since their last visit to Southern California, the Royal Danish Ballet will kick off its highly-anticipated U.S. tour here in Orange County on Tuesday, May 24. For a sneak preview of some of the works they will perform, click on the video above to watch a recent Works & Process segment from the Guggenheim Museum where the RDB's Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe speaks with John Meehan, professor of dance at Vassar College.

For more exclusive looks at the RDB during its tour, download the compay's brand-new iPhone app. And you can also read the most up-to-date happenings on their tour blog.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Emerson String Quartet Honored

Congrats to the Emerson String Quartet - the ensemble has been inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. The nine-time Grammy® Award-winning Emerson has performed in Segerstrom Center's Concert Series 15 times, more than any other group or artist. The American Classical Music Hall of Fame recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to classical music and, by doing so, inspire and build interest in classical music. Also honored this year were two composers well known to Center audiences: William Bolcom and Phillip Glass. The Center commissioned Bolcom's song cycle Canciones de Lorca for the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in 2006, and was performed by Placido Domingo with Pacific Symphony. Glass's works were recently featured at the Center during "The Passion of Phillip Glass" by Pacific Symphony. His The Passion of Ramakrishna was also performed as part of the Concert Hall inaugural festivities. You can see the Emerson when they return to the Center on September 21 to open the 2011-2012 Concert Series.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

5/9 is all about 9 to 5

On May (5) 9, Broadway's 9 to 5: The Musical will be the 'show du jour' in Orange County. Enjoy a 5/9 Happy Hour from 5 to 9 at Pizzeria Ortica, located at 650 Anton Blvd. in the South Coast Metro area. The special Happy Hour menu will include select wines for $5, select pizzas for $9, and the first 100 guests will receive a free 9 to 5: The Musical tumbler!

And 9 to 5: The Musical star Diane DeGarmo will sing the National Anthem and Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the Angels' game (against the Chicago White Sox) that same evening in Anaheim. (Just off the 5 freeway and the 91 - OK, we'll stop with the numerology now.)

Don't miss this hilarious show which opens on May 10 for one week only at Segerstrom Center, featuring 12 new songs from Grammy®-winner Dolly Parton!

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