LILIOM, Pacific Symphony, WIZARD OF OZ, Matthew Morrison and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Feb 2014

LILIOM, Pacific Symphony, WIZARD OF OZ, Matthew Morrison and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Feb 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its February 2014 performances and events. Details below!

FEBRUARY 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Dance:

The Hamburg Ballett: Liliom (American Premiere)
February 7 - 9, 2014 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Segerstrom Hall. $25 - $125. www.scfta.org

Following the tremendous success of The Little Mermaid, the Center is proud to welcome the return of John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of Liliom. A superb storyteller, Neumeier applies his singular vision to Liliom, the 1909 play made famous by the musical Carousel. With original score by Oscar® winner Michel Legrand, Neumeier's adaptation of the troubled carousel barker who struggles to be a better person is more poignant than ever.

Pacific Symphony presents:
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10

February 2, 2014 | Sunday at 3 p.m.
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25 - $85. www.pacificsymphony.org

Full of tragedy, terror and - ultimately - triumph, Shostakovich's electrifying Symphony No. 10 is also full of memorable musical ideas. Music Director Carl St.Clair and the orchestra showcase the composer's greatest work.

Pacific Symphony presents:
Maestro of the Movies

February 6, 2014 | Thursday at 8 p.m.
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets will be available soon. www.pacificsymphony.org

As the man responsible for the most recognizable film music in history, John Williams is a Hollywood legend. His scores - including Star Wars; Jaws; Superman; Indiana Jones; Harry Potter; E.T., the Extra Terrestrial and more - have provided iconic soundtracks for multiple generations. He conducts Pacific Symphony for the first time in a decade during this special one-night-only benefit concert!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Dance:

The Hamburg Ballett: Liliom (American Premiere)
February 7 - 9, 2014 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Segerstrom Hall. $25 - $125. www.scfta.org

Following the tremendous success of The Little Mermaid, the Center is proud to welcome the return of John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballett with the American premiere of Liliom. A superb storyteller, Neumeier applies his singular vision to Liliom, the 1909 play made famous by the musical Carousel. With original score by Oscar winner Michel Legrand, Neumeier's adaptation of the troubled carousel barker who struggles to be a better person is more poignant than ever.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Family:

Jump Leads: Still Awake Still! (West Coast Premiere)
February 8 & 9, 2014 | Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Samueli Theater. $20.
www.scfta.org

Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, Queen of Sleep, is hired to sing the audience to sleep, but tonight her piano has a mind of its own. Her lullabies come alive - and the consequences are wild! Inspired by parents' daily challenge of putting their little ones to bed, Still Awake Still! explores the tussle between order and chaos, rest and play, reason and intuition, in a drama that celebrates the process of creativity. Part-concert, part- theater, the entire show emerges like magic from beneath the lid of the ingenious grand piano set. Based on much-loved songs from I'm Still Awake, Still!, a bedtime book by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson, this show is strikingly original, strangely beautiful and ridiculously funny, with mayhem worthy of the Marx Brothers.

Pacific Symphony presents:
The Three Musketeers

February 9, 2014 | Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Reneee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $10 - $44. www.pacificsymphony.org

Organist Dennis James provides the soundtrack to the classic 1921 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks. Enjoy swashbuckling swordplay from the mustachioed master matinee maven while experiencing the overwhelming sounds from the 4,322-pipe organ!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Broadway:

THE WIZARD OF OZ (New Production)
February 11 - 23, 2014 | Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Segerstrom Hall. $29 - $109.
www.scfta.org

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.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts in partnership with Zo?calo Public Square and the Getty presents:

Do the Arts Make Us Better People?

February 11, 2014 | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Samueli Theater. Free.
www.scfta.org

Do the Arts Make Us Better People? That is the question at hand when The New Yorker staff
writer Susan Orlean, Getty Trust President and CEO James Cuno and Segerstrom Center for the Arts President Terrence W. Dwyer take part in a Zo?calo Public Square panel discussion about the role the arts play in shaping our lives.

To those who have careers in the arts, there can be instances where they find themselves defending their career choice. While some research suggests that reading fiction makes us more empathetic and that listening to music can make us happier, it is difficult to measure the inspiration that can come from a streak of light across a canvas, the way a story set in a foreign land can shift a worldview and why getting fully immersed in a performance can evoke such profound reactions. During this illuminating conversation moderated by The New York Times contributing arts writer Jori Finkel, the three guest speakers will explore such topics.

There will be a free reception following the discussion. Reservations are recommended by visiting www.zocalopublicsquare.org.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Cabaret:

Peter Gallagher
February 13 - 15, 2014 | Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Samueli Theater. $79.
www.scfta.org

Well-known for his acting roles in films such as American Beauty, sex, lies and videotape and The Player as well as his role on TV's The O.C., Peter Gallagher earned a Tony® Award nomination for his highly acclaimed performance opposite Jack Lemmon in Long Day's Journey into Night. He received a Theatre World Award for the Harold Prince production of A Dolls Life and a Clarence Derwent Award for Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols. He co-starred with Patti LuPone both on Broadway in Noises and at New York's City Center in the musical revival of Pal Joey. And Gallagher earned raves in Hair, Grease and as the charismatic Sky Masterson in Jerry Zak's Tony-nominated revival of Guys and Dolls.

Pacific Symphony presents:
Valentine's Day with Matthew Morrison

February 13 - 15, 2014 | Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $35 - $160. www.pacificsymphony.org

Best known for his popular role as Will Schuester on Glee, Matthew Morrison also brings an award- winning Broadway resume to the stage. A graduate of the Orange County School of the Arts, Morrison returns to Southern California with a Valentine's Day spectacular of show tunes and jazz standards perfect for you and your special someone!

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Chamber Music:

St. Lawrence String Quartet
February 19, 2014 | Wednesday at 8 p.m. Samueli Theater. $29 - $69. www.scfta.org

Whether playing Haydn or premiering a new work, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has a rare ability to bring audiences to rapt attention. They reveal surprising nuances in familiar repertoire and illuminate the works of some of today's most celebrated composers. The Quartet - Geoff Nuttall, violin; Scott St. John, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Christopher Costanza, cello - is Ensemble in Residence at Stanford University, where they hold an annual summer chamber festival and are visiting artists at the University of Toronto.

Pacific Symphony presents:
Verdi's La Traviata

February 20, 22, 25, 2014 | Thursday, Saturday at Tuesday at 8 p.m. Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. $25 - $185. www.pacificsymphony.org

Verdi's passionate story of a doomed love affair highlights season 3 of Pacific Symphony's Symphonic Voices initiative. Once again, opera returns to Orange County as Music Director Carl St.Clair puts Verdi's glorious music on the stage and in the spotlight!

Concert Preview at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jazz:

Dr. Lonnie Smith (Center Debut)
February 21 & 22, 2014 | Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Samueli Theater. $49 - $69.
www.scfta.org

Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. He has been featured on more than 70 albums and has recorded and performed with a virtual "who's who" of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. He was a member of the George Benson Quartet for many years. JazzTimes magazine describes him as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!" And he has been named Organ Keyboardist of the Year five times by the Jazz Journalist Association. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste illustrates that no genre is safe. He has recorded everything from covers of The Beatles, The Stylistics and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane and Beck.

Pacific Symphony presents:
The Brilliance of Bach

February 23, 2014 | Sunday at 3 p.m. Samueli Theater. $65 - $79. www.pacificsymphony.org

Considered to be the greatest composer in western history, Bach created some of the most profound works of the chamber repertoire. Celebrate his achievements with an enjoyable matinee that includes one of his popular Brandenburg Concertos.

Ticket price includes coffee/tea and pastries.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multi- disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.

As Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' ongoing Free for All series.

The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.

In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Segerstrom Center offers tours of Southern California's award-winning home for the performing arts and its expanded facilities. The tours take visitors through the three venues, making this a perfect outing for groups or anyone who wants to know more about the performing arts. The tour is conducted by Center Docents. Public tours are conducted Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Private group tours are by reservation only.

Please note: Private and public tours of all Segerstrom Center halls are now available. Please call (714) 556-2122, ext. 4246 for more information on either the private or the public tours.

For information about individual programs and ticket prices, call: Segerstrom Center for the Arts - (714) 556-2787 Pacific Chorale - (714) 662-2345 The Philharmonic Society of Orange County - (949) 553-2422 Pacific Symphony - (714) 755-5799.

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

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