A season of Tony Award-winning Broadway hits—Center premieres and returning favorites—await audiences during Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2018-2019 Broadway and Curtain Call Series, plus a special Bonus Offer. Coming to the Center for the first time are “Waitress,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Come From Away,” Disney’s “Aladdin,” and Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” There will be new productions of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival “Hello, Dolly!” starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley, “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Cats.” The season also includes two shows with remarkable and touching stories and iconic songs, “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Free pre-show and intermission activities will entertain and inform audiences, and the popular Talk Backs with cast members will again be offered after most Thursday evening performances. One Saturday matinee performance of each show will be Open Captioned, Audio Described, and American Sign Language interpreted.
Current season subscribers may renew their tickets now. New season ticket packages are also now available. Single tickets will go on sale approximately eight weeks prior to individual engagements. Visit the Center’s website, www.SCFTA.org for more information about both the current 2017-2018 Season and the 2018-2019 Season. For inquiries about group ticket discounts, call the Group Services office at 714-755-0236.
Nov. 13-25, 2018
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna—a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna herself must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
“Dear Evan Hansen”
Jan. 1-13, 2019
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he has always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. “Dear Evan Hansen” is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
“Come From Away”
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s “Come From Away” has won the Best Musical all across North America and takes you into the heart of the remarkable story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
March 6-23, 2019
Discover a whole new world at Disney’s “Aladdin” the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of “The Lion King” comes the timeless story of Aladdin, in a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It is an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
“Fiddler on the Roof”
May 7-19, 2019
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play “Oslo,” bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The original production won 10 Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics, “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “To Life,” “Fiddler on the Roof” will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its up to joy! To love! To life!
Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
May 28-June 9, 2019
Road Dahl’s amazing tale is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of “Hairspray.” Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other Golden Ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now is your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more in this everlasting showstopper!
Season ticket prices for the Broadway Series start at $145.
2018-2019 Curtain Call Series
“Beautiful—The Carole King Musical”
Oct. 9-14, 2018
“Beautiful—The Carole King Musical” tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music—she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Goffin and King, and Mann and Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “A Natural Woman,” “You’ve got a Friend,” and the title song, “Beautiful” has a book by Tony Award nominee and Academy Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince.
Jan. 22-27, 2019
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in “Hello, Dolly!” which pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion—hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.
April 9-14, 2019
“Cats,” the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, has captivated audiences in more than 30 countries and 15 languages. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Cats” tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
Season ticket prices for the Curtain Call Series start at $75.
Special Broadway Bonus Event
“The Phantom of the Opera”
July 20-21, 2019
Includes a special Thursday, July 11 matinee.
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American tour.
Single ticket prices for “The Phantom of the Opera” start at $35.75.