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Holiday Shows at SCR and SCFTA in Costa Mesa

Posted on November 20, 2013 | 1:41pm | Travel Costa Mesa

The holidays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory are synonymous with festive holiday performances.  This year features some legendary acts, programs for kids, a classical twist on holiday music, a long-standing Costa Mesa tradition and much more.  The month-long holiday celebration begins on December 1. Tis the season for holiday performances in Costa Mesa!

The cast in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at South Coast Repertory. Photo by Henry DiRocco SCR

Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de NatiCano performs on December 4 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert hall.   The Grammy award-winning group  celebrates the holidays with mariachi and takes guests on a festive musical tour through the various regions of Mexico.  For tickets, click here.

Mariachi Los Camperos (c) Ellwyn Kauffman

Legends on rock ‘n’ roll and “surf-rock” pioneers, The Beach Boys perform songs from their classic “Christmas Album” as well as some of their other hits for a one-night-only performance of their “Beach Boys Christmas Show” in Segerstrom Hall.  Click here for tickets.

The Beach Boys - Pictured from left to right Christian Love, John Cowsill, Bruce Johnston, Randell Kirsch, Mike Love, Scott Totten, Tim Bonhomme

Hear Christmas classics like never before during The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show on December 16.   The Grammy award-winning group dazzles audiences with incredible 4-part harmonies, swinging rhythms and jazz arrangements.  Click here for tickets.

The Manhattan Transfer_2 Photo courtesy of the artist Blog

Superstar LeAnn Rimes will perform songs from her Christmas album “What a Wonderful World” along with some of her well-known hits.  Rimes’ amazing vocal talent will be backed by the world-class Pacific Symphony for three shows starting December 19.  Click here for tickets and show times.

Other Pacific Symphony holiday shows include Handel’s “Judas Maccabaeus” on December 1, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with pianist Joyce Yang December 12-14, Nutcracker for Kids on December 14, the annual Holiday Organ Spectacular on December 17 and Handel’s Glorious “Messiah” on December 15.

The Pacific Chorale will showcase their incredible choral music that really enhances the spirit of the season with a performance of “Tis the Season” December 22-23.  Conductor John Alexander will lead guest artists, the Southern California Children’s Chorus and members of Pacific Symphony in a celebration of the holidays.

A Christmas Carol

One of the most celebrated Holiday traditions in Costa Mesa is the annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  This year marks the 34th year that the classic Christmas story has been performed for South Coast Repertory audiences.  Many of the same actors appear each year, including Hal Landon, Jr., who has performed the role of Scrooge since the first production.  Preview shows begin November 29 with regular performances December 6-26.  For tickets and showtimes, click here.

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