Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 25th Season

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 25th Season

Irvine Barclay Theatre's 25th season will see a spectacular array of national and international performers. The Barclay will bring back some old favorites and introduce exciting new talent, including three U.S. premieres.

With the Theatre's Contemporary Dance Series, the Hawaiian Music Series, and an engaging array of music, theater and cirque performances, Barclay audiences enjoy many of the foremost artists and companies working in the field today. Once again, artists of extraordinary range and quality are on the roster.

The highlight of the 25th season will be three U.S premieres: Michael Clark Company from London brings its critically acclaimed production, come, been and gone; Rick Miller, who, in previous seasons, delighted us with his international hit, MacHomer, is back with the U.S. premiere of his new solo show, Boom; and the world sensation, Icaro starring Daniele Finzi Pasca, will have its U. S premiere at the Barclay. Pasca has directed extensively for Montreal's Cirque Eloize including its production of Rain, which had its world premiere here at the Barclay.

The Barclay will also welcome back some old favorites. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, making its 20th appearance at the Barclay, will join forces with New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint for an evening of legendary music making in their first-ever tour. And we'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arlo Guthrie's epic ballad Alice's Restaurant with the iconic folk-singer and balladeer.

For the fourth year, the Barclay will partner with Arts Orange County in offering the best of British theatre to audiences here in Orange County. National Theatre Live is a successful initiative that broadcasts live performances of British theater to movie screens worldwide. With three years of participation, Irvine Barclay Theatre is the only venue in Orange County that is part of the NT Live program. The performances are shot in high definition and shown on the Barclay's giant screen. The program has grown significantly at the Barclay, with an ever-widening audience necessitating additional screenings.

The Dance Series and Hawaiian Music Series subscriptions are currently on sale. Single tickets will go on sale in August.

Visit their website here for more detailed information about the season.

Pictured: Oxana Panchenko and Clair Thomas of MCC

Photo Credit: Jake Walters

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