Segerstrom Center to Present AN EVENING WITH SHIRLEY MACLAINE, 9/20

Academy Award winner, singer, dancer, writer and activist Shirley MacLaine makes her Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut in her remarkable one-woman show, sharing personal stories, photos and film clips from her illustrious Hollywood career and fascinating personal life on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

During An Evening with Shirley MacLaine, the celebrated artist will use her trademark wit and candid spirituality to discuss everything from her childhood to her early show business career to hanging out with The Rat Pack, JFK and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The program will include a Q&A session. Audiences are invited to submit questions one hour prior to show time by filling out forms that will be made available throughout the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall lobby. Emmy Award-winning Entertainment Reporter George Pennacchio will serve as the evening's moderator.

Tickets to An Evening with Shirley MacLaine start at $39 and are now available online at, 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.

Shirley MacLaine's illustrious career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award win and six nominations, six Emmy Awards nominations, seven Golden Globe Awards - including the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award - and the title of international bestselling author. MacLaine was honored with the prestigious American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in June of 2012. In the fall of 2011, she received France's most prestigious cultural award, the Legion of Honor, presented by France's Minister of Culture and Communication, Frederic Mitterrand, at the French Cinematheque.

MacLaine recently starred in Bernie, alongside Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey and also recently appeared in Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Her recent television appearances include season five of the Golden Globe Award winning series Glee, where she played performer June Dolloway and season three of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series from Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern and the Lifetime made-for-TV movie Coco Chanel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award. MacLaine can be seen next in Elsa & Fred and Wild Oats.

MacLaine can also be seen on stage during her one-woman show tour as it hits cities across the globe, combining a montage of memorable film moments with private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey.

An author of 10 international bestsellers, MacLaine released her bestselling book Sage-Ing While Age-Ing in 2008, followed by her latest The New York Times bestseller, I'm Over All That: And Other Confessions, released on April 5, 2011. Her most recent book titled What If... was released in November 2013 and was featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday.

MacLaine made her professional debut dancing in a Broadway revival of Oklahoma! in the 1950s. Her first film appearance was in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry, earning her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress in 1955. At the same time, she starred in Some Come Running, which led to her first Academy Award nomination and an additional Golden Globe nomination. She also starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in The Children's Hour, based on a play by Lillian Hellman. MacLaine received a second Oscar nomination for her work in the award winning film, The Apartment, co-starring Jack Lemmon and directed by Billy Wilder. She reunited with Lemmon and Wilder for Irma la Douce in 1963, earning yet another Academy Award nomination.

In 1975, MacLaine received her fourth Oscar nomination, this time for best documentary as a producer and star of The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. Two years later, she was once again nominated for her starring role in The Turning Point. In 1983, MacLaine finally won an Oscar for her work in Terms of Endearment. Later, she also received a Golden Globe Award for her 1989 performance in Madame Sousatzka. MacLaine was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998.

MacLaine's additional credits include notable films such as Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts, Postcards from the Edge with Meryl Streep, In Her Shoes with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette and Rumor Has It with Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner. MacLaine's television credits include the telefilms, These Old Broads, Carolina and Salem Witch Trials. She also starred in the CBS miniseries, Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay, the life story of the cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash.

A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, women's rights and spiritual understanding, MacLaine is known for her faith in reincarnation, angels, the power of crystals and other New Age beliefs. She addresses these topics at length, as well as her Hollywood career, in her books, Out on a Limb and Dancing in the Night. MacLaine went on to author numerous other books including The Camino and Out on a Leash, all of which are international bestsellers.

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 the 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.

Related Articles View More Costa Mesa Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You

Before you go...

Like Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow Us On Instagram instagram