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Barbara Frey
Just be prepared to enjoy the interaction with the audience and actors. Really a special time for all.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical info Dec 13 2014 star this tip starred
Arts lover in OC
Lots of places nearby Segerstrom Center to eat, from pricey to moderate. We ate at Thasos, a moderately priced Greek restaurant, in the Bed, Bath and Beyond shopping center diagonal to Segerstrom Center. Pretty good food, and can leave your car there to save $10 parking fee. Also Japanese, Indian, Cuban or specialty Hamburger restaurants in the same center.
Pippin dining Nov 14 2014 star this tip starred
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attended Jan 05 2007

First of all, the show was not at Segerstrom Hall, it was at the older original Performing Arts Center that is located on the adjacent property. Obviously, the director had the night off. The sound was extremely poor as every time the few...continued

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attended Jan 06 2007

The set was cool, they kept a lot of quaint touches. Liked the cows alot.

The sound system let some of the singer's stronger notes distort. Sitting in Tier 1 row T was a little far away and we should have had opera glasses. Someone in our...continued

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The Orange County Performing Arts Center presents an exhilarating new production of Pippin by Broadway composer (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden, Working, Rags) and three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz.

The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1972 and ran for five years, was a collaboration of Broadway giants, boasting the talents of young composer Schwartz, the explosive energy of actor Ben Vereen, and the vision of legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse. The production won five Tony Awards and received rave reviews.  

This vivid re-imagining of Pippin from the Goodspeed Opera House retains the wit, style, and charm of the original production, while infusing it with a contemporary approach. Once again there is “magic to do” — this time with fascinating new sets and costumes, plus the added attraction of “cirque-like” acrobatics.

Micky Dolenz, part of the musical phenomenon The Monkees, performs the role of Charlemagne. While best known for his role as Micky in the television show The Monkees (1966-1968), Dolenz has continued to work as an actor, writer, and director. In 2002, he expanded his reach to Broadway when he took over the role of the villain, Zoser, in the Tim Rice and Elton John musical Aida. Other theatre credits include the national tours of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Grease. Additionally, he wrote and directed Bugsy Malone for the London stage.