Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Center Celebrates a New Season of Broadway and Curtain Call

Musicals took center stage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall during a preview event held for subscribers, groups, fans and press on August 20. The audience attending the Broadway and Curtain Call Series preview event was treated to special performances, behind-the-scenes footage and surprise video shout-outs from today’s brightest Broadway stars.  
L-R Bryan Fenkhart, Tim Kashani, Bob Bucci and Crystal Joy discussing Memphis 
Bryan Fenkhart and Crystal Joy from Memphis

Angel Reda performing from Wicked
Segerstrom Center’s President Terry Dwyer made opening remarks and welcomed the crowd. Bob Bucci from Broadway Across America served as host for the evening.
And what an evening it was. Bryan Fenkhart and Crystal Joy performed rousing selections from the four-time Tony Award® winning Broadway hit Memphis. Angel Reda from the ever-Popular Wicked sang the hauntingly beautiful "The Wizard and I.” The debonair Gomez Addams (Douglas Sills) made a video appearance letting the audience know how thrilled he is to spend the holidays with his “family” in Orange County. Special behind-the-scenes videos from Billy Elliot, featuring remarks from Sir Elton John and Stephen Daldry, and Sister Act, with messages from Whoopi Goldberg and Alan Menken, were also highlighted.

Bob Bucci with Joey from War Horse
L-R Bob Bucci with Tim Lewis (Captain Nicholls), Tommy Luther (Joey Head),
Stuart Angell (Joey Heart) and Ian Piears (Joey Hind) from War Horse
L-R Tommy Luther (Joey Head), Stuart Angell (Joey Heart) and Ian Piears (Joey Hind) from War Horse
The evening concluded with the company from War Horse bringing to the stage Joey as he galloped across and showcased his lifelike movements, sounds and magnificent beauty. Afterwards, the three puppeteers who perform as Joey returned on stage and discussed the collaborative process in bringing Joey to life.
Before closing the evening’s festivities, Executive Vice President Judy Morr provided a preview of the other series’ offerings in the coming season before introducing a special video from the company of Anything Goes.

For more information about the 2012-13 season, please visit:

2012-13 Broadway Series: Memphis, The Addams Family, War Horse, Billy Elliot the Musical, Flashdance and Sister Act

2012-13 Curtain Call Series: Wicked, Catch Me If You Can and Anything Goes

STOMP returns to the Center as a special Bonus option for series subscribers
Photos by Xuong Do
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1 comment:

War Horse said...

i love war horse i have read the boook and seen the movie and i want to see the play.