THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS to Return to Segerstrom With Sequel, 11/8-10
Segerstrom Center's Family Series presents the Orange County premiere of The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book Two: Robot Planet Rising on November 8 - 10 in Samueli Theater. The sequel to last season's hit show (The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book One: Target Earth) follows the adventures of Molly Sloan and Timmy Mendez two weeks after the ending of Book One. When Elbee- Dee-Oh disappears in deep space, it is up to Molly and Timmy to unravel the mystery, but the appearance of Molly's former fiancé, Dr. Lawrence Webster, complicates matters entirely.
The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book Two: Robot Planet Rising is a unique and mesmerizing experience due to its storytelling method. This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience mashes up radio drama with more than 1,000 incredibly electrifying comic book visuals. The creators take the artwork from an original comic book story, remove the word balloons, and then project that art panel-by-panel on a two-story-high video screen while three actors voice all the characters, one performer creates all the sound effects and a keyboardist performs the score, all live in front of an audience. No previous Intergalactic experiences are required to enjoy the show.
When The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel premiered in 2010, more than 2,000 people turned out. Shortly thereafter, it was featured on NPR's All Things Considered and CONAN. The world tour of the cult favorite has included a limited run on Broadway and sold out shows at the Kennedy Center.
Audiences are encouraged to arrive early, as each performance includes an hour of free pre-show intergalactic activities.
The Intergalactic Nemesis - Book Two: Robot Planet Rising is recommended for families and children ages seven and older. Tickets start at $20 and will go on sale Sunday, September 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The performance on Sunday, November 10 at 12 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted.
Segerstrom Center's Education and Community Programs Department offers a variety of programs to students from elementary school through the university level, teachers, arts administrators and individuals who simply want to broaden their own experiences but not in a structure that is strictly academic. These programs achieve two especially important objectives. First, they develop the audiences of the future. Second, they integrate the arts into the standard curriculum and enhance learning, creative thinking, cognitive and social skills. The Education and Community Programs Department works hand-in-hand with a number of boards of education, providing support and assistance to ensure the success and effectiveness of the Center's programs.
The popular Family Series engages, enchants and inspires youngsters with the magic of live performance. International Artists combine music, dance and theater that can be enjoyed by the entire family, creating experiences that instill an appreciation for the arts and create lifelong memories. For more information about the Center's education programs, please visit SCFTA.org/education.
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 is Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization and owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée 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 for audiences of all ages, 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. The Center's arts-in-education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year.