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June Performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa

Posted on May 30, 2013 | 11:46am | Travel Costa Mesa

June is going to be an electrifying month at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with appearances by comedy and musical legends as well as the return of some old favorites and one highly regarded premiere.

Headlining the month of June is the musical based on the hit movie and amazing true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can.  The Broadway musical tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a runaway teenager who received millions of dollars from forged checks and successfully posed as a doctor, pilot and other high profile professions.  Catch Me If You Can has received rave reviews and will make its Orange County premiere at SCFTA on June 25 during its limited run.  There will be a shows each day until June 30.  For show times and ticketing information, click here.  For a chance to win tickets to the show, enter the Center’s Instagram contest by taking a photo at their exhibit at Macy’s South Coast Plaza.  See the details here.

The Catch Me If You Can Tour Company © Carol Rosegg The following is a list of other performances at SCFTA in order of appearance.

The Intergalactic Nemesis is the wild adventure of a reporter, research assistant and librarian through exotic locations on earth and beyond as they save the world from sludge-monsters from outer space!  Join in on this thrill ride May 31 and June 2 and watch this comic book spring from the pages to live action in the Samueli Theater.  Tickets are still available.

Intergalactic Nemisis

The Pacific Chorale presents The Moon, the Sea and the Stars on Saturday, June 1 in the award-winning Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.  Listen as music from The Merchant of Venice, composer Frank Ticheli and more radiate through the immaculate acoustics of the concert hall.

Celebrate the centennial of the Rite of Spring with Pacific Symphony.  The revolutionary composition once caused a riot in Paris and is regarded as one of the most important pieces of music of the 20th century.  There will be a preview talk with host Alan Chapman at 7 pm before the performances June 6-8 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Take a trip back to the ‘60s with music from The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and more in The Midtown Men.  Four of the original stars from the Broadway sensation Jersey Boys will perform with Pacific Symphony for three performances June 13-15 at SCFTA.

As part of the special events series, comedy legend Lily Tomlin will perform at the Center for one night only on June 22 at 7:30 pm.  Tomlin will provide insights with her hilarious stand-up comedy as well as feature some of her beloved classic characters.  After the performance, Tomlin will give a brief question and answer session with the audience.

Lily Tomlin_1 © Greg Gorman

Rock legend and Grammy® Award winner Boz Scaggs will perform songs from his latest album, Memphis.  For Scaggs, Memphis serves as both a musical and biographical reflection.  Scaggs has deep roots in Memphis as his grandparents, father and wife all grew up there. See the guitar virtuoso perform for the first time in the history of SCFTA on June 23 at 7 pm.  The brilliant sound inside the Renée and Henry Concert Hall combined with Scaggs’ affinity with Memphis blues will make for an incredible musical experience.

Boz Scaggs © Deborah Feingold Photography
For instant access to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, download the mobile app.  With incredible shows and talented performers, SCFTA is the epicenter for performing arts in Orange County and is a main reason why Costa Mesa is known as the City of the Arts.