SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, IMAGINOCEAN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS - BOOK THREE and More Set for Segerstrom Center's 2014-2015 Family Series
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 2014 - 2015 Family Series. Eight shows will feature an array of talented international artists who will entertain and inspire families gathered for the spontaneous thrill and joy of live theater. Each performance will be preceded by an hour of free audience engagement activities themed to the show. Performances are in the Center's Samueli Theater unless otherwise noted.
Current season ticket holders will receive information about the 2014 - 2015 Family Series soon and priority orders for new subscribers will follow. Single tickets will go on sale approximately six weeks prior to individual engagements. Visit SCFTA.org for more information about both the current season and the 2014 - 2015 Season. For inquiries about group ticket savings, call the Group Services office at (714) 755- 0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
For families and children ages 4 - 8
CHILDSPLAY - SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! | CENTER PREMIERE
October 3 & 4, 2014
Academic subjects are never boring when presented through megahits such as "Conjunction Junction," "I'm Just a Bill," "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a Magic Number." Schoolhouse Rock Live! explodes onto the stage with songs you loved, updated for a whole new generation.
NETHERLANDS' THEATERGROEP KWATTA - MANXMOUSE: THE MOUSE WHO KNEW NO FEAR | NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
October 18 & 19, 2014
Manxmouse is the strangest little mouse you'll ever see. With bright blue fur, huge rabbit ears and a distinct lack of tail, Manxmouse doesn't mind being different. He knows that destiny awaits him, so he sets out on an exciting adventure. On his brave journey he meets tigers, hawks and dastardly pet-shop owners. Based on the beloved children's novel by Paul Gallico, join Manxmouse as he finally meets someone who has been waiting for him all along... the Manx Cat.
GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD | CENTER PREMIERE
February 21 & 22, 2015
Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon. Gustafer Yellowgold's show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, it has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer Yellowgold has appeared off-Broadway in his own productions of Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Sensation and Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock.
JOHN TARTAGLIA'S IMAGINOCEAN
March 7 & 8, 2015
A one-of-a-kind live black-light musical puppet show, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean makes its much awaited return to the Center's Family Series. It's a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. It all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship.
ENGLAND'S TALL STORIES THEATRE COMPANY - THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE
April 18 & 19, 2015
Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's extremely popular picture book and captivating sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation. The Gruffalo's Child combines unique physical storytelling with catchy songs, humor and a touch of magic. Follow Gruffalo junior as he sets off through the woods meeting an interesting cast of forest-dwellers in this imaginative and beautifully crafted production.
For families and children ages 7 and up
VISIBLE FICTIONS - THE ADVENTURES ROBIN HOOD | CENTER PREMIERE
November 8 & 9, 2014
Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice. Seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean fighting machines on behalf of justice! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure . . . no rogue is safe. Hailing from Scotland, join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on The Adventures of Robin Hood and be prepared to unleash your imagination.
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL | CENTER PREMIERE
December 10 - 14, 2014 Segerstrom Hall
The critically acclaimed, record-breaking Broadway musical production DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL comes to the Center for the first time. THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway and has delighted thousands of families across America who have been enchanted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as "100 times better than any bedside story." DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL features the hit songs "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss' original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the music and book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.
THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS - BOOK THREE: TWIN INFINITY | CENTER PREMIERE
March 21 & 22, 2015
The final chapter of the hit series that Family Series audiences have been waiting for is here! Come along as the epic journey of danger and adventure concludes with The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book Three: Twin Infinity. This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience mashes up radio drama with more than 1,000 blow-your-mind comic-book images. Join three live actors and a Foley artist as their exploits take them halfway around the world uncovering an astonishing kidnapping plot. No previous Intergalactic experiences are required to enjoy this show.
About Segerstrom Center for the Arts: 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.