Posts Tagged ‘Segerstrom Center For The Arts’

KINKY BOOTS

The 2013 Tony–winning Best Musical Kinky Boots is back in town at Orange County’s Segerstrom Center For The Arts, crowd-pleasing, transformative, and packing enough emotional punch to bring even the hardest-hearted theatergoer to tears and cheers.
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JERSEY BOYS

Jersey Boys (aka The Story Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) is back in town in a streamlined staging that may trim its cast by 21% but stints hardly an iota on entertainment value, its new-for-2017/18 National Tour stopping this weekend only at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL

Twenty-five years of Motown history and nearly five-dozen Top 40 hits performed by twenty-two triple-threats to rival Broadway’s best make for one fabulous Motown: The Musical, now playing at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

Theatrical magic doesn’t get more magical than the Tony-winning brilliance that is the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, nor lead performances more remarkable than Adam Langdon’s as Christopher Boone, the most unlikely of detectives about to embark on the most thrilling, harrowing, and rewarding of journeys.
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FUN HOME


Coming of age. Coming out. Coming to grips. Three extraordinary actresses breathe life into a young lesbian’s journey from childhood to mid-life in Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir-turned-Tony-winning musical Fun Home, its National Tour now making a brief but thrilling SoCal return to Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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THE BODYGUARD

Over a dozen of Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits performed by an electrifying Deborah Cox in the screen-to-stage tale of a superstar pop diva and her obsessed, life-threatening stalker may not be great art. Indeed, it’s not even a traditional song-propelled musical per se. But no matter. I enjoyed just about every minute of The Bodyguard, the West End smash now touring the U.S.A. and stopping this week and next at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts.
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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

There’s been more than one “new (i.e. jukebox) Gershwin musical” before An American In Paris’s 2015 Broadway debut, but there’s never been one as gloriously song-and-dance-packed (emphasis on dance) as the gorgeously choreographed and designed quadruple Tony winner, a veritable feast of color and light and ballet and tap and more.
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FINDING NEVERLAND

It’s telling that the Best Picture Oscar-nominated Finding Neverland scored not a single Tony nomination when set to music on Broadway in 2015. Despite a number of memorable moments (and an Act One finale that may well inspire longer, louder, more deserved cheers than any in recent memory), Finding Neverland The Musical substitutes broad comedy, generic songs, and cartoonish supporting characters for the subtlety and depth that made Finding Neverland The Movie one of 2005’s most acclaimed films.
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