Friday, November 30, 2012

Kids' Night on Broadway During THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 12/18-19

Segerstrom Center, in partnership with The Broadway League, welcomes the next generation of theater-goers by presenting KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY during two performances of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. For each full-priced adult ticket purchased, a child's admission will be free. The offer is valid for young people ages 6-18 during the December 18-19 performances. The promo code is: KIDS.

The Center will also provide fun games and activities in the lobbies from 6-7 p.m. before each performance.

Tickets to see THE ADDAMS FAMILY are on sale now. They are available online here, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Downbeat Magazine

Left: Ahmad Jamal 
Right: Esperanza Spalding © Johann Sauty
Downbeat Magazine has just released its top picks and Annual Readers Poll. High on the lists are many artists familiar to Center audiences through the Jazz Series and special engagements. Diana Krall was named Downbeat's Female Artist of the Year. Esperanza Spalding is there for No. 1 Jazz Artists and Jazz Album. No. 2 album is Blue Moon, by Ahmad Jamal, who just last weekend performed in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Also in the top 10 are other series veterans including Tony Bennett, Brad Mehldau, Arturo Sandoval, Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea.

Note: As Ahmad Jamal was leaving the concert hall, greeting guests and encouraging enthusiastic young fans and musicians, the Center's Senior Director, Music Programming Aaron Egigian asked him if he had enjoyed playing in the Renée and Henry. His response was immediate, "Oh yes, this is a wonderful hall, one of the five best halls in the world."

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Friday, November 23, 2012

TMP Dancers Bring Arts Medicine to Local Hospitals

TMP dancers at St. Joseph Hospital
Members of the Trey McIntyre Project, who will perform at Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 23-25, stopped by St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC in Orange on Tuesday to visit patients, families and staff members. The smiles and genuine caring from the artists along with some impromptu dance moves shed a bright spot into their day. Thanks to TMP and the hospitals for their great work!

To see more photos from the St. Joseph visit, click here.

TMP dancers meet the CHOC bear before visiting youngsters
Dances combine the art of dance and medicine in front of St. Josephs Hospital

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trey's Back and Costa Mesa's Got Him!

Trey McIntyre Project, one of the nation's most innovative and creative dance companies, has returned to Segerstrom Center and Orange County dance audiences. Trey, in glasses, is seen here with colleagues and stage crew as they prepare for the World Premiere of Ways of Seeing. Four works will be presented by TMP November 23-25: Ways of Seeing (commissioned by the Center and begins in Segerstrom Hall and transitions to the Arts Plaza), The Unkindness of Ravens (a Center co-commission and West Coast Premiere), Bad Winter and Ladies and Gentle Men. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rodin Acclaimed in Russia!

© Gene Schiavone
© Gene Schiavone
News from Russia: Boris Eifman's new ballet Rodin has been nominated for four prestigious Golden Mask Awards. This is Russia's most coveted award for the arts and Rodin was nominated for Best Ballet, Best Choreography – Boris Eifman, Best Dancer – Oleg Gabyshev and Best Ballerina – Lyubov Andreeva. Center audiences will have the chance to see Rodin in its West Coast premiere May 3-5 as part of the International Dance Series. Segerstrom Center itself won a Golden Mask in 2007 when Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion garnered three.  

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Memphis Inspires a Flash Mob on Opening Night

©Cheryl Walsh

On opening night of Memphis, the cast and audience were greeted to an unexpected treat – a surprise flash mob during the show' finale. More than 100 OC students from the Anaheim Performing Arts Conservatory, Orange County School of the Arts and the Center's own Six Days of Broadway Musical Theater Camp participated. The flash mob was developed while the students were enrolled in Inspire Change, a nationwide education program developed by Memphis. In Costa Mesa, Center teaching artist Dalisa Krauss helped the young people explore the history of segregation during the 1950s and how Rock N' Roll encouraged people to enjoy music regardless of race. Since February 2012, nearly 2,000 students have had the opportunity to enjoy Memphis on Broadway through Inspire Change. 

View the flash mob here. For more information about Inspire Change, click here

©Cheryl Walsh

©Cheryl Walsh
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Mouthwatering Memphis Menu at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

Chef Ross of Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge has created a special menu for Memphis, which comes to the Center November 6 – 18. Audience members may enjoy this special pre-performance menu or other selections before all evening performances. 

Leatherby’s is located in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall just across the plaza from Segerstrom Hall, where Memphis is being performed. Check the menu by clicking here.

For more information about Memphis, please click here

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