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The Fab Four - 55th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper in Costa Mesa Logo

The Fab Four - 55th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper


Join Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute band The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute for an unforgettable night of classic Beatles music! You'll enjoy note-perfect renditions of
8/13
Pacific Amphitheatre – OC Fair
100 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa
Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival in Costa Mesa Logo

Pacific Chorale’s Choral Festival


Featuring:Robert Istad, conductorPacific Chorale's Festival ChoruswithJung-A Lee, organDavid Clemensen, pianoRebecca Hasquet, sopranoJared Daniel Jones, baritonePacific Chorales Choral Festival returns to the Concert Hall after a
8/14
Reneé and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa
TAKE3 in Costa Mesa Logo

TAKE3


With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with
8/18
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W Malvern Ave
Fullerton

Hadestown

8/9 - 8/21/2022
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa

Million Dollar Quartet


Visual content only
8/3 - 8/21/2022
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa
Million Dollar Quartet in Costa Mesa Logo

Million Dollar Quartet


This is our annual Outside SCR production at Mission San Juan Capistrano, where you can enjoy world-class theatre under the stars. All shows begin at
7/30 - 8/21/2022
South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa
Wonderful World Soirée with the Pageant of the Masters in Costa Mesa Logo

Wonderful World Soirée with the Pageant of the Masters


The last Saturday night of the 2022 Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters is not to be missed! Experience the most spectacular event
8/27
Festival of Arts Grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Beach
Pageant of the Masters “Wonderful World” in Costa Mesa Logo

Pageant of the Masters “Wonderful World”


The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Each evening during the summer season, classic and
7/7 - 9/2/2022
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Kim's Convenience


Author Ins Choi writes from personal experience about intergenerational clashes in a Korean-Canadian family, giving this award-winning play a feeling of integrity and authenticity. A
9/21 - 10/9/2022
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Love Among The Ruins

10/26 - 11/13/2022
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Staged


STAGED-- Tells the story of a struggling out of work writer and an equally fed up out of work actress who decide that they will
1/25 - 2/12/2023
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Appropriate


 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
1/28 - 2/26/2023
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa

Mean Girls


Featuring a book by Tina Fey, MEAN GIRLS tells the story of a naïve newbie who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies. Entertainment
3/7 - 3/19/2023
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa

Once

3/8 - 3/26/2023
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

The Realistic Joneses

4/26 - 5/14/2023
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach

Murder on the Links


The Murder on the Links by Arthur Gramm Available on Video and on our Podcast https://www.facebook.com/QuarantinePlayershttps://anchor.fm/qplayersAdapted by Arthur Gramm from the novel by the same
5/31 - 6/18/2023
The Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach




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Latest Costa Mesa Reviews

Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at SCR Photo Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at SCR
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - August 10, 2022

South Coast Repertory presents the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet at the Mission San Juan Capistrano under the stars as part of its new Outside SCR program, and the quality production recalls the good, old days of Summer Stock. SCR has collected a talented cast and put on an enchanting even...
Review: Wayne Brady Leads Spectacular KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Photo Review: Wayne Brady Leads Spectacular KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael Quintos - July 09, 2022

Featuring a superb performance from Emmy-winning improv king Wayne Brady as Lola, this new Hollywood Bowl production of KINKY BOOTS---which continues with two more performances July 9-10---marks the triumphant return of the annual summer musical to the world famous venue, armed with a very timely pr...
Review: Stage Musical Adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN Struts Into OC's Segerstrom Center Photo Review: Stage Musical Adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN Struts Into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - July 08, 2022

Fresh from its three-week stop at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the first national tour of PRETTY WOMAN - THE MUSICAL---based on that hit 1990 movie about a Hollywood hooker who finds true love---has made the short drive to OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a two-week engagemen...
Review: Uplifting COME FROM AWAY Tour Makes Return Trip to OC's Segerstrom Center Photo Review: Uplifting COME FROM AWAY Tour Makes Return Trip to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - June 23, 2022

Endearingly inspirational and beautifully performed, COME FROM AWAY---as experienced in this relaunched post-lockdown tour now playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through June 26, 2022---certainly proves itself worthy of repeat visits. At its core, the show is a hopeful, positive...
BWW Review: A Joyous, Must-See Production of IN THE HEIGHTS Thrills in La Mirada Photo BWW Review: A Joyous, Must-See Production of IN THE HEIGHTS Thrills in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - June 10, 2022

Exuding pure joy, blissful camaraderie, and high-energy theatrics, this exuberantly performed new SoCal production of IN THE HEIGHTS—continuing through June 26, 2022 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts—feels like such an emotionally amped-up, escapist antidote to the divided times we c...
BWW Review: Funny But Flawed TOOTSIE Musical Adaptation Sashays Into OC's Segerstrom Photo BWW Review: Funny But Flawed TOOTSIE Musical Adaptation Sashays Into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - June 08, 2022

What did our critic think of Tootsie in Costa Mesa? Despite a still problematic central premise, the non-equity national tour of the stage adaptation of TOOTSIE---now playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through June 12, 2022---is, for the most part, a funny but flawed musical spr...
BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory Photo BWW Review: Satirical Play TIGER STYLE! Mocks Stereotypes at South Coast Repertory
by Michael Quintos - June 01, 2022

Funny, outrageous, and surprisingly thought-provoking beneath all its biting sarcasm, Mike Lew's reverberating satire TIGER STYLE!---now on stage at OC's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through June 5, 2022---shines a light on the merits of a controversial parenting style and whether it results ...
BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Revisits Classic Play OUR TOWN Photo BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Revisits Classic Play OUR TOWN
by Michael Quintos - May 25, 2022

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 three-act play OUR TOWN has a superb new iteration now performing at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA through June 4, 2022. Directed by Beth Lopes, the show employs a wonderfully diverse cast, as it re-stages its seemingly ordinary but ultimately ...
BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEW Photo BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Returns with Disney's Triumphant, High-Energy Musical NEWSIES
by Michael Quintos - May 18, 2022

After a two-year delay due to COVID, this long-awaited So. Cal. production of NEWSIES---currently on stage at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts through May 29, 2022---marks the much-anticipated live and in-person return of 3-D Theatricals. The wait, as the saying goes, was worth it....
BWW Review: Audience Favorite THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sings Once More in La Mirada Photo BWW Review: Audience Favorite THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sings Once More in La Mirada
by Michael Quintos - April 27, 2022

THE SOUND OF MUSIC's built-in charm and charisma is indeed very much present in McCoy Rigby Entertainment's latest stage iteration of this classic stage production, now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through May 15, 2022. Filled with visually-captivating production values, ...