Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2013 – 2014 Season

centerpic1Segerstrom Center for the Arts is proud to announce the many series which make up its exciting 2013 – 2014 Season. The incredible power of the live performing arts to involve and engage audiences will be on spectacular display with an impressive list of premieres and debuts, astonishing artists and the welcome return of many audience favorites. As always, the Center features the very best in the performing arts – from dance to Broadway, jazz, cabaret and classical music to enriching family entertainment and more. Everyone is invited to be part of the magic of live performance on the stages of Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Information for renewing season ticket holders for the 2013 – 2014 Season will be sent to current subscribers, with new priority order for new season tickets available soon. Single tickets will go on sale approximately six weeks prior to individual engagements. Visit SCFTA.org for more information about the 2013 – 2014 Season. Tickets and additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Box Office at (714) 556-2787 or visiting the Center’s Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626. Visit SCFTA.org for more information about both the current season and the 2013 – 2014 Season.

BROADWAY SERIES
Evita • The Wizard of Oz • The Book of Mormon • Jersey Boys • Ghost The Musical • ONCE

EVITA | NEW PRODUCTION
“A big, fat, high-octane blockbuster – Evita is a modern masterpiece!”– NY Post
December 10 – 22, 2013
TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’s Tony Award®-winning musical
returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of EVITA, directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that Channel 4 New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”

THE WIZARD OF OZ | NEW PRODUCTION
February 11 – 23, 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting
adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

THE BOOK OF MORMON
“The funniest musical of all time” – Entertainment Weekly
May 13 – 25, 2014
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, South Park. Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Contains explicit language.

JERSEY BOYS
“The most exciting musical in years” – Chicago Tribune
June 24 – July 13, 2014
More than 17,000 theatergoers cheered when JERSEY BOYS made its sell-out premiere at the Center in 2007. Worldwide, more than 13 million people have seen JERSEY BOYS. And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer is “Working Its Way Back” to Costa Mesa! JERSEY BOYS, is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!” proclaims Time Magazine. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

GHOST THE MUSICAL | CENTER PREMIERE
” …eye-poppingly brilliant with glorious songs.” – The Associated Press
July 22 – August 3, 2014
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. Ghost the Musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award winners, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. Ghost The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death. As Newsday says, Ghost the Musical is “unlike anything seen onstage before!”

ONCE | CENTER PREMIERE
“Five stars! Transporting! Once is the sweetest and most romantic show on Broadway” – Daily News
August 19 – 31, 2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.

CURTAIN CALL SERIES

Priscilla Queen of the Desert • CHICAGO • I Love Lucy® Live On Stage
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT | CENTER PREMIERE “Beneath all that glitz beats a great big sequined heart!” – NY-1 News
October 22 – 27, 2013
This OUTRAGEOUSLY fun show tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian Outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. An international hit with more than 500 dazzling, 2011 Tony Award- winning costumes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert features a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “Finally” and “I Will Survive.” The Hollywood Reporter calls PRISCILLA “funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!”

CHICAGO
“Chicago still glitters hypnotically!” – The New York Times
January 28 – February 2, 2014
A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show- stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE | CENTER PREMIERE
“An absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television
show!” – LA Examiner
March 18 – 23, 2014
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted
from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s-style harmony and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!” The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!

SPECIALS BONUS PRODUCTIONS

NETworks presents
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
“Beauty and the Beast is a winner; a tight, handsome show with spectacular dance and a knockout voice. This is musical theater that sparkles.” – The Providence Journal
January 14 – 19, 2014
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Segerstrom Center! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

MAMMA MIA!
“‘A guaranteed get-happy hit!” – UPN-9 TV NEW YORK
April 8 – April 13, 2014
More than 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel- good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No.1 Show.

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