Segerstrom Center Holiday Events
Families are invited to feel the spirit of the season this year at one of these festive holiday events happening at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. From the classic Nutcracker to the hilarious Elf the Musical, there is something for everyone to enjoy seeing this holiday season at the Segerstrom Center.
American Ballet Theatre’s Performances of The Nutcracker
December 9 – 18, 2016
The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score.
Single tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker start at $29.
Elf the Musical
December 20, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Broadway musical ELF to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for the exclusive Orange County premiere December 20, 2016 – January 1, 2017. ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Tickets to ELF THE MUSICAL start at $29
The Klezmatics’ Happy Joyous Hanukah
December 22, 2016
This Hanukah season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes superstars of the klezmer world, the Klezmatics on December 22 in the Samueli Theater. The Klezmatics from East Village make their way to Orange County for a special concert featuring the band’s unique 21st century approach to the venerable klezmer tradition. This tour also marks the band’s 30th anniversary.
The program includes selections from two albums where the Klezmatics provide the music to Woody Guthrie’s unpublished lyrics, Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukah and the Grammy Award-winning world music album, Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie. “A complete joy…Guthrie’s lyrics are transformed from dust-gathers to living, breathing, vital pieces of music…Woody’s Jewish in-laws would certainly have been proud,” states All Music Guide. The evening also features songs from their latest album, Apikorsim-Heretics.
Single tickets start at $29.
December 23, 2016
Segerstrom Center for the Arts continues its holiday celebrations with the world renowned, Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for a celebratory evening of Mexican and American holiday songs, inspired choreography performed by Folklor Pasión Mexicana as well as audience sing-alongs in Fiesta Navidad on December 23 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This joyful concert also features the Latin Christmas tradition of La Posada, the reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem.
Tickets to Fiesta Navidad start at $29
All tickets are available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.
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