Four Festive Holiday Shows Make Their Way to Segerstrom Center Tonight
Even with its 'endless summer' weather, Orange County certainly embraces the spirit of the holidays. This year, audiences can look forward to four unique and fun-filled seasonal shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The holiday concert season at the Center kicks off with beloved American singer/songwriter Judy Collins in her show, Holidays and Hits (tonight, December 6) performing an array of holiday classics as well as her inspiring interpretations of folk standards. This is followed by the whimsical and critically acclaimed show DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL (December 10 - 14). The enchanting and ever popular Celtic Woman returns with the spirited show Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour (December 15), and, finally, the popular Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (December 23) rounds out the holiday programming with an evening of traditional Mexican songs and dance.
Tickets for Judy Collins: Holidays and Hits, DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL and Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration - The Symphony Tour are now available with series subscriptions, and single tickets will be available at a later date. Tickets to Fiesta Navidad are now 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. Share the joy of the arts with Segerstrom Center gift certificates that are available in any amount starting at an affordable $10. That might put on a smile for even the biggest Grinch!
Judy Collins: Holidays and Hits
December 6 · Saturday at 8 p.m. in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $39
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins, known for her silvery soprano and eclectic tastes, will fill the season with the spirit of hope, performing beautiful songs of the season as well as some of her greatest hits. Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. Her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work. She will be joined by Passenger String Quartet, who will also be the opening act.
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL
December 10 - 14 · Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $29
Prepare to leave the theater with that warm and fuzzy holiday feeling as 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.
Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour
December 15 · Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall
Tickets start at $49
Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all- female music ensemble's second Christmas album, Home for Christmas, including holiday favorites, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Silent Night." This promises to be an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.
Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
December 23 · Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
Get ready to dance in the aisles as the yearly holiday concert Fiesta Navidad returns for one night only with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos performing in this joyous show that honors and celebrates the unique cultural traditions of Mexico. The program features mariachi music as well as with cherished holiday songs including "Feliz Navidad" and "Noche de Paz". Fiesta Navidad also features the tradition of La Posada, the reenactment of Joseph and Mary's pilgrimage to Bethlehem.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Macy's for their support of selected engagements of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL; Kia, Official Automotive Partner of the Center; and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center. Time Warner is the Media Partner of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series, Orange Coast Magazine is the Media Partner of the Cabaret Series, and Parenting OC is the Media Partner of the Family Series.
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 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 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.
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.
For tickets, visit the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or call (714) 556-2787 or go onine at SCFTA.org.
Pictured: The GRINCH company. Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com.