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Broadway Shows and Concerts Coming to Costa Mesa

Posted on August 19, 2021 | 7:00am

Indoor performances return to Orange County this fall with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts 2021-2022 season! Broadway shows and popular series – Cabaret, Jazz, and Chamber Music – are back with headliners and exciting productions. Whether you’re visiting Costa Mesa for a quick getaway or an extended stay, you’ll find a performance in the City of the Arts®. While you’re planning your visit, check out our hotel deals page.

All major Orange County arts organizations, including Segerstrom Center for the Arts, require ticket holders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while inside the venues.

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Fall Concerts

Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti – September 23

Broadway fans will be excited that Laura Benanti, Tony Award® winner for her role in Gypsy, makes her Cabaret series debut. Her other Broadway credits include My Fair Lady and Into the Woods. Benanti has also been featured in television shows such as Younger and the reboot of Gossip Girl

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cecile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner – September 26

Dazzling jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant returns to Segerstrom Center of the Arts with celebrated jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner in Jazz series delight. The duo won a Grammy award for their collaboration, The Window, in 2020.

Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth – October 2

The one-and-only Kirstin Chenoweth returns to the Center to showcase her new album, For the Girls, a tribute to some of her favorite female singers. Songs include hits from Dolly Parton, Dinah Washington, Barbra Streisand, Leslie Gore, Linda Ronstadt and more. 

BalletX dancer

BalletX – October 16

Renowned company BalletX makes their Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut this fall. The innovative and diverse company celebrates their 15th anniversary this year. They’ve been named “among America’s best” by The New York Times.

Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty – October 21

Actress and singer Megan Hilty returns to the Cabaret series this October. Hilty starred as Ivy Lynn on NBC’s Smash, as well as in Wicked, 9 to 5 and Noises Off on Broadway. Her powerhouse vocals are sure to make for an entertaining evening.

Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés and  Joe Lovano.

Duets – October 22

Jazz lovers won’t want to miss a memorable evening of piano duets with three Grammy award-winning jazz greats. Dianne Reeves brings her immense repertoire and vocals, joining influential Afro-Cuban jazz pianist-composer-arranger Chucho Valdés and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano.

Jesus Christ Superstar Broadway show singing

Jesus Christ Superstar – November 9

Jesus Christ Superstar marks the return of Broadway to Orange County. Called an “an adrenaline-pumping production” by The New York Times, this production reinvents the iconic  Billboard award-winning score. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

Postmodern Jukebox ensemble in period costumes with musical instruments

Postmodern Jukebox – November 18

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox puts a classical twist on modern hits. The ensemble of singers and musicians brings their thrilling live show to Costa Mesa as part of The Grand Reopening Tour. (Fans of the Bridgerton score will definitely want to check this concert out!)

Parsons Dance Company dancers

Parsons Dance Company – November 20

Internationally acclaimed Parsons Dance Company makes their Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut this November. Their athletic style, exuberant performances and innovative choreography make Parsons Dance one of the leading modern/contemporary dance companies.

Upcoming Broadway Shows

My Fair Lady Broadway show cast

My Fair Lady

The Broadway series kicks off in January with My Fair Lady January 11-23. The new production from director Bartlett Sher features classic songs such as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “The Rain in Spain” from Lerner and Loewe. Join Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins in this retelling of Pygmalion.

Wicked Broadway show cast

Wicked

Broadway blockbuster Wicked returns to February 9 – March 6. Travel to the land of Oz for the story of what happens before Dorothy drops in. Wicked has won more than 100 international awards. Music by Stephen Schwartz includes “Popular,” “For Good” and “Defying Gravity.”

Segerstrom Center for the Arts series tickets, including Broadway shows, Cabaret, Jazz and more, can be found here. For a full listing of events in Costa Mesa, visit our calendar.

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Jersey Boys at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on June 24, 2014 | 12:51pm

The sound of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons changed pop music in the ‘60s.  Their story and music inspired one of the most popular Broadway shows of all time – Jersey Boys.  Oh what a night it will be tonight when Valli and The Four Seasons’ story comes to life on stage as Jersey Boy opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.  The show stars Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito, Hayden Milanes as Frankie Valli, Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio and Adam Zelasko as Nick Massi.

Segerstrom Center - l to r Quinn VanAntwerp, Nicolas Dromard, Hayden Milanes and Adam Zelasko - Photo by Jeremy Daniel

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Movie Mondays Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on June 16, 2014 | 10:21am

Each summer, Segerstrom Center for the Arts hosts free movie Mondays on the Arts Plaza.  Some of the most iconic and beloved films of all time are projected onto a large screen on the side of Segerstrom Hall.  Since its inception, Movie Mondays and Segerstrom Center for the Arts has been a popular Costa Mesa event, drawing hundreds, sometimes even thousands of movie fans to SCFTA.  This summer’s lineup features five fun films.

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Arts Teach at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on April 30, 2014 | 10:01am

Yesterday, hundreds of teachers, school administrators, PTA members, community partners, non-profit organizations and more were in attendance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the annual Arts Teach program.

Taiko Project

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Things To Do This Week in Costa Mesa

Posted on April 21, 2014 | 3:18pm

This week brings an exciting assortment of events to the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa.  From films to staged performances, gardening displays, art exhibits and more, it’s guaranteed to be an action-packed week.  Enjoy new events or take part as long-running, annual and local favorites return to Costa Mesa.

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