Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sneak Peek Into Next Season

The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall was filled to near capacity on Monday evening (August 12th) with an enthusiastic audience eager to learn more about the 2013-2014 lineup of shows coming to the Center. 

Irish band Humble Hooligans.
As guests made their way to their seats, local Irish band the Humble Hooligans played spirited Celtic music as an homage to Broadway’s 2013 Tony® Award-winner ONCE, which comes to the Center next season. 

Executive Vice President Judy Morr.
Julia McLellan of The Wizard of Oz performs "Over the Rainbow."
Ayrin Mackie performing "Red Shoe Blues."
During the special one-hour event, co-hosts Bob Bucci from Broadway Across America and Segerstrom Center Executive Vice President Judy Morr shared highlights of next season, complete with live performances from casts of The Wizard of Oz, Jersey Boys and Beauty and the Beast

Hilary Maiberger of Beauty and the Beast sings "A Change in Me."

Kristin Stewart performs "Beauty and the Beast." 
Jersey Boys interview with Lauren Decierdo and Courter Simmons. Bob Bucci on the far right.
Video shout-outs to Costa Mesa Broadway fans came from New York cast members of Evita and CHICAGO. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater represented the Center’s International Dance Series with a performance of Robert Battle’s Takademe featuring dancer Daphne Lee. 

Daphne Lee of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Bob Bucci in Priscilla Queen of the Desert cupcake costume.
To really embrace the theme of the evening, Bucci was the frosting on the Broadway cake when he donned a delicious cupcake costume courtesy of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

To learn more about the 2013-2014 season, please visit:

All photos by Doug Gifford.

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