Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that Broadway shows will be back on the Segerstrom Hall stage starting in the fall of 2021. The Broadway Series will include Center premieres of Mean Girls, Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical and Hadestown, a glorious new productions of My Fair Lady and two bonus options, The Band’s Visit and the Broadway powerhouse, Wicked. The annual Curtain Call Series will be announced after the first of the year, expanding the list of Broadway blockbusters coming to Orange County.
Center President Casey Reitz said, “I am thrilled to be able to confirm that our beloved Broadway shows will return with this spectacular line-up. Show producers and our presenting colleagues across the country feel strongly the promise of effective COVID-19 vaccines will make it safe for companies to tour safely and audiences to return to theaters to enjoy their favorite shows once again. To our patrons, the Center extends its deepest thanks who have been so patient during the past nine months. I cannot tell you how eager we are to welcome them back to the Center.”
To create an environment in which patrons, artists, crews, students, Center volunteers and staff all feel protected, confident and relaxed, the Center continues to roll out a comprehensive, safe practices plan that meets and even exceeds guidelines prescribed by the government and health agencies. These include optimal air ventilation and circulation filtering systems, hands-free restroom fixtures, ticket purchasing at the box office and check-in at the doors, conveniently located hand sanitation dispensers throughout the Center. And the Center will continue to monitor and evaluate progress, implementing protocols and safeguards as needed that will maintain a risk-free environment when we return.
October 26 – November 7, 2021
January 11 – 23, 2022
May 31 – June 12, 2022
July 5 – 17, 2022
August 9 – 21, 2022
WICKED February 9 – March 6, 2022
THE BAND’S VISIT | CENTER PREMIERE March 22 – April 3, 2022
For current season subscribers, no action is required at this time. Existing tickets and seats will be automatically transferred into the new series performances. In the new year, subscribers will have the first opportunity to add additional tickets and purchase bonus options Wicked and The Band’s Visit. Packages will be available for sale in early 2021.
The Band’s Visit has been rescheduled to March 22 – April 3, 2022. Current ticket holders will have new tickets issued for a comparable day in the new period. Exchanges to another performance date can also occur.
More information will be shared on the Curtain Call Series productions in the new year.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance as well as a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and Studio D: Arts School for All (previously named School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities).
The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, featuring international ballet and dance companies, national tours of top Broadway shows, jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, and free performances on its plaza, such as outdoor movie screenings, concerts, community and cultural festivals.
Segerstrom Center is a leader among the nation’s performing arts centers for providing education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. The Center’s programs reach hundreds of thousands of students each year in five Southern California counties. The CDI supports flagship artistic programming and a wide range of projects that celebrate innovation, nurture creativity and engage audiences of the future. The Center Without Boundaries develops partnerships with non-cultural organizations to help them in their own efforts to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community.
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, Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale. Each contributes greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons performed at the Center.
In addition to Segerstrom Center for the Arts as a presenting and producing institution, it also identifies the beautiful 14-acre campus that embraces the Center’s own facilities as well as two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and the Orange County Museum of Art.
Information provided is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a public, non-profit organization. “Segerstrom Center for the Arts” is a registered trademark.