Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 11/16/2014

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FDR
The Laguna Playhouse
11/19-11/23/2014
Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Up) stars in FDR, his solo performance drama based on Dore Schary's Broadway hit Sunrise at Campobello. Asner explores the life of one of America's best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful one-man play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from the Inauguration to the trials of World War II.
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PIPPIN
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segestrom Hall
11/11-11/23/2014
PIPPIN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… the show the New York Times declared "ASTONISHING. A PIPPIN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY." It won the Tony Award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. This captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB
South Coast Repertory
11/7-11/23/2014
Shhh! Listen to the sounds of morning! They tell of something exciting that happened during the night. A pig was born. His name is Wilbur. And he's destined to become tomorrow's bacon-until a spider with amazing skills hatches a plan. This beloved children's fable about love and friendship comes alive onstage-in a warm and witty production that helps young people understand the ever-changing cycle of life.
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PIPPIN
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
11/11-11/23/2014
Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky." The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater(A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including "Corner of the Sky," "Magic To Do," "Glory," "No Time at All," "Morning Glow," and "Love Song."
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