Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 PACIFIC CHORALE'S CHORAL FESTIVAL
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
8/24-8/24/2014
Up to 400 singers from throughout the greater Southern California community (and beyond!) join members of Pacific Chorale for this free public performance of great choruses by Bach and Handel, as well as selected arias and organ solos. General admission tickets are required, but are free of charge - our gift to the community!
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 MAGIC OF MOTOWN
The Laguna Playhouse
8/13-8/24/2014
MAGIC OF MOTOWN features fabulous male harmonies, stunning female vocals and a supremely-talented 7-piece back-up band. This fast-moving production honors the Motown legends that brought the world to its dancing feet. With the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Isley Brothers, Mary Wells and many more.
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM
The Laguna Playhouse
8/26-8/31/2014
How Deep Is Your Love for the Troubies?! Join them as they dig down to their roots and dust off their fairy wings, tights and white disco suits to re-imagine Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The star-crossed lovers steam and scheme, and the Bard's most famous fairy, Puck, will be Jive Talkin' as this assorted band of merrymakers heats up into a Disco Inferno.
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 ONCE
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segestrom Hall
8/19-8/31/2014
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, 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.
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 ONCE
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
8/19-8/31/2014
The producers of ONCE, the acclaimed new Broadway musical, announced today that The Road Company is putting together a US national tour that will launch in the summer of 2013. The most nominated new musical of the season, with more Tony Award nominations (11) than any other show, ONCE opened on at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 18, 2012 to rave reviews. ONCE features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Marki¿½ta Irglovi¿½, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany (Black Watch), movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!).
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 HAMBURG BALLETT
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segestrom Hall
7/2-9/2/2014
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 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel. With an 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.
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 LES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segestrom Hall
7/3-9/3/2014
Center Audiences discovered Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in their acclaimed Center debut in 2011 with Cinderella. Now, this exciting company returns with the American premiere of Jean-Christophe Maillot's interpretation of another classic, Swan Lake. Extraordinary dancing, sumptuous costumes and inventive storytelling will come together in delightful ways as Maillot presents us with this personal vision of Swan Lake, bringing a new drama to this pillar of the classical repertoire.
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Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 8/17/2014 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
STAGEStheatre
8/15-9/21/2014
Tennessee Williams' heart-wrenching drama examines the web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart. Over the course of one sultry Mississippi night, the characters' gentility disappears as accusations of greed, sexual desire, and dishonesty -- long repressed -- come to the fore. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play (Williams' self-proclaimed favorite) forces the audience and characters alike to determine what is truth, what is a lie, and which lies have become the truth.
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