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THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Comes To OCPAC 2/16-21/2010

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a grand concert showcasing the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer's biggest and most memorable hits, makes its way to the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a special one-week-only engagement February 16 - 21
in Segerstrom Hall. The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber features a full onstage symphony orchestra and a cast of Broadway headliners who will recreate the countless extraordinary moments and thrills composed by one of the most acclaimed composers of our time. It will be an evening to relive memories from such legendary musicals as Cats, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind, Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Presented by Jeffrey Finn Productions, this new version of the concert was personally devised by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Following a sold-out engagement at the Kennedy Center, The Washington Post raved, "Very impressive. The hits come crashing at you in an evening dedicated to crescendo and climax."

Tickets to see The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber start at $20 and are available online at OCPAC.org, at the Center's Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling 714.556.2787.

For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 15 or more, call the Group Services office at 714.755.0236. The TTY number is 714.556.2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 20 will be sign-language interpreted.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is presented by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group. The creative and design teams for this engagement will reunite the team behind the 2004 production: director Tom Kosis, musical supervisor and conductor Edward G. Robinson, lighting designer Brian Nason and sound designer Lucas J. Corrubia, Jr. Robinson, who will be center stage conducting the 30- member orchestra, has a long history working on Andrew Lloyd Webber shows including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and previous tours of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me on a Sunday, Song &
Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File and Requiem, a setting of the Latin Requiem Mass, for which he won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition. He has also produced in the West End and on Broadway, not only his own work, but the Olivier Award-winning plays La Bête and Daisy Pulls It Off. In 2004 he produced the film version of The Phantom of the Opera. In 2006 he oversaw a new London production of Evita, Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular and pioneered television casting for musical theater with the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" which won an International Emmy. He followed this with the equally successful series Any Dream Will Do. His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys, six Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, an International Emmy, the Praemium Imperiale and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997. He's a 2006 Kennedy Center Honoree.

Tom Kosis (director) is currently the resident choreographer for the Broadway and national tour of Mary Poppins. He was the associate director/choreographer for the Broadway productions of Side Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Flower Drum Song. Kosis was the supervising director/choreographer for the national tour of Disney's On the Record. He has previously directed productions of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Kennedy Center Opera House, Hartford and Toronto. Kosis directed and choreographed the national tour of Flower Drum Song and regional productions of Once on This Island, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and Kiss Me, Kate. Other projects include the Broadway revival of Bye, Bye Birdie and a national tour of Dreamgirls.

Edward G. Robinson (conductor & musical director) has enjoyed a long association with the
musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber starting with playing keyboards for the Broadway production of Evita, followed by the European Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (musical director). He was musical director of Cats (Broadway/national tour/Mexico City) as well as associate musical supervisor of all U.S. companies. He has conducted the L.A. production of The Phantom of the Opera as well as the first national tour. He has conducted The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber across the country, including at the Kennedy Center. Other Broadway credits include musical director of Miss Saigon and Shogun: The Musical. He served as musical director of the North American and U.S. premieres of Mamma Mia! and was musical supervisor of the first national tour. As a guest conductor, Robinson has been seen with the North Carolina Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Singapore Symphony and the Bolshoi Symphony in Moscow.

Brian Nason (lighting designer) Broadway credits include: Thurgood, On Golden Pond with James
Earl Jones (also at the Kennedy Center), Fortune's Fool, Taller Than a Dwarf, 1776, Metamorphosis with Mikhail Baryshnikov (Tony nomination), A Month in the Country (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, Threepenny Opera with Sting, M. Butterfly, Cyrano: The Musical. Off-Broadway credits include: Showtune, Bailegangaire; The Dog Problem; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Cripple of Inishmaan; An Empty Plate; Neat (Audelco nomination); Cellini; Four Dogs and a Bone; The Cocoanuts; The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Grace and Glorie; Richard II (Audelco nomination); Durang, Durang; Amphigorey; Pretty Fire; Cantorial (OCC nomination); Advice from a Caterpillar and A Life in Theatre. Opera credits include: Dead Man Walking (NYCO, Opera Pacific, Cincinnati, Austin Lyric), Salome (NYCO, Opera Pacific) and West Side Story (La Scala, Beirut, Japan).

LUCAS J. CORRUBIA, JR. (sound designer) Better known on Broadway as "Rico," Corrubia toured the
U.S. and internationally with such acts as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters and both
national tours of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. Associate Broadway credits include The Who's Tommy; Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk; 42nd Street and Dance of the Vampires. Touring designs include the U.S. tours The Music Man and Miss Saigon and the international touring production of Burn the Floor.

Jeffrey Finn (producer) received the 2005 Tony Award nomination for Best Play Revival for the
Broadway production of On Golden Pond starring James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams, which played a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center. Additional credits include the 2006 revival of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama The Subject Was Roses at the Kennedy Center; The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in productions across the U.S. and Game Show, for which Finn is also a co-author. Previous U.S. tours include On Golden Pond; The Who's Tommy; A Few Good Men...DANCIN' (U.S. and international productions); Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday; Leader of the Pack; Promises, Promises; Company; Chess and a series of national concert tours produced under the aegis Broadway Songbooks. Since 1997, Jeffrey Finn Productions' corporate division, Hot On Broadway, has customized entertainment with Broadway stars for Fortune 500 companies. Other projects include the Broadway premiere of the first stage version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and the first Broadway production of the David Mamet play Oleanna.

Orange County Performing Arts Center
The Orange County Performing Arts Center presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international productions of music, dance and theater to the people of Southern California. It is
committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages and offering unsurpassed experiences, engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and an array of inspiring programs.

As Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization, the Center 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, and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. These state-of-the-art facilities are united by a community arts plaza.



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