Segerstrom Center Presents HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SING-ALONG, Hosted by Seth Rudetsky

Segerstrom Center Presents HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SING-ALONG, Hosted by Seth Rudetsky

Segerstrom Center for the Arts invites fans and fanatics of Broadway's mega hit Hamilton to gather on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza and let their collective voices ring out during HAMILTUNES : AN AMERICAN SING - ALONG. Everyone is a star in this fun community sing - along on Saturday, March 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. ( between the 2 : 00 p.m. and 7 : 3 0 p.m. performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's T he King and I in Segerstrom Hall ). Costumes are enc ouraged !

HAMILTUNES : AN AMERICAN SING - ALONG will be hosted by three - time Emmy Award - nominated Broadway conductor, pianist, comedian, writer, SiriusXM Broadway channel deejay, and host of his own talk show, Seth Rudetsky.

Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Gr ammy Award - winner Lin - Manuel Miranda, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for Hamilton, said of Rudetsky, " If Seth Rudetsky didn't exist, we'd have to invent him. He is the friend who points out everything glorious and silly about your favorite shows. He leaves you laughing helplessly and in awe of his gifts .... "

HAMILTUNES is absolutely FREE, and there are many ways to participate. For those with stage fright - join t he chorus of your Hamil friends who will share the Argyros Plaza with you. Those who aspire t o portray s olo roles must sign up in advance on the Center's website at www.SCFTA.org and answer three questions : What songs w ould you like to sing ?, What role would you like to portray ?, and Within the role you would like to portray, which of that character's songs would you like to sing ? No previous experience anywhere is required. Casting is at random on the evening of the sho w. Some roles may be multi - cast, with several people portraying the same character. Individuals singing solo roles will be coached and rehearsed by Mr. Rudetsky prior to the performance.

Who will portray King George ? Who will be Aaron Burr ? Who will be the Schuyler sisters ? And ... who will be the evening's Alexander Hamilton ? It will be a great event when voices from all over Orange County gather to sing out for HAMILTUNES. Don't throw away your chance at Hamilfame - sign up now !

Seth Rudetsky Seth Rudetsky spent many years on Broadway as a pianist and conductor as well as two years as a comedy writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show ( three Emmy nominations ). He is now the afternoon deejay on the SiriusXM Broadway channel as well as the host of the talk show Seth Speaks. He's performed his show, Deconstructing Broadway in London, Boston ( Irne Award ) and Los Angeles ( with Barbra Streisand in the audience ! ). He co - wrote and co - starred in Disaster ! ( NY Times Critic's Pick ! ) on Broadway which is now playing all around the cou ntry.

Rudetsky wrote Seth's Broadway Diary Volumes v olumes 1, 2 and the just release volume 3, and has also authored two young adult novels ; My Awesome / Awful Popularity Plan and The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek. He and his husband produced the W hat The World Needs Now Is Love recording with Broadway Records, featuring numerous Broadway stars, including Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Lin - Manuel Miranda, Carole King and so many more to help the victims and families of the Orlando shooting. He runs Seth's Big Fat Broadway Cruise which is traveling next to the Norwegian Fjords with Chita Rivers. Seth's deconstructing videos, books and Broadway cruise info can be viewed on SethRudetsky.com.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi - disciplinary c ultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts - based educa tion and community engagement programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non - profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classic al 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. Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation's performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts.

The Center's programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. Community engagement programs developed through the Center for Dance and Innovation and Center Without Boundaries also connect the Center more comprehensively with Orange County's many diverse communities. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects tha t celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. It is home to the ABT Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities.

The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non - cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond the ever - changing needs of the community. 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, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14 - acre campus that embraces the Center's own facilities as well as two independently 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 applauds its corporate partners including Kia Motors America, Official Automotive Partner ; United Airlines, Official Airline ; and Omaha Steaks International, Official Fine Food Retailer.

HAMILTUNES : AN AMERICAN SING - ALONG Segerstrom Cente r for the Arts - Julianne and George Argyros Plaza March 3, 2018 Saturday - 4 : 00 - 6 : 00 p.m. ( Between the 2 : 00 p.m. and 7 : 30 p.m. performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I ) 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA www.scfta.org Tickets - FREE Online - SCFTA.org Phone - ( 714 ) 556 - 2787 Box Office - Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Group Sales - ( 714 ) 755 - 0236 Information provided is accurate at the time of print ing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a private, non - profit organization. " Segerstrom Center for the Arts " is a registered trademark.

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