Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 2016 Events


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Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Lauded as one of the leading acrobatic companies in the world, the award-winning Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has been entertaining generations of audiences for five decades, both at home and abroad. For its debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the company will perform a spectacular new show, “Shanghai Nights” on Saturday, October 1 with performances at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

“Shanghai Nights” tells the story of a dreaming boy who enters a world of fantasy where he finds a beautiful fairy phoenix and follows the mesmerizing and graceful creature on an adventure. With more than 100 top aerial acrobats, trampoline artists, jugglers and contortionists performing in “Shanghai Nights,” Orange County audiences will experience a thrilling show that beautifully blends high-flying adventure and China’s rich cultural heritage – including dazzling costumes and stirring music.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Orange County premiere from October 4 – 16, 2016.

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz Weekend Returns with Four Concerts Celebrating the Best of Jazz

Jazz greats will be honoring jazz legends during Segerstrom Center’s Jazz Weekend taking place October 7 – 9, 2016. This will be a celebratory weekend featuring music from the last 100 years of this great musical genre in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Jazz Weekend kicks off on October 7 with a special double bill concert featuring the SFJAZZ Collective performing a tribute to Miles Davis along with the band’s own compositions. The evening continues with JAZZ 100 marking the 2017 centennial celebration for four visionary talents all born in the same year: Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk. On October 8, Los Angeles tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington makes his Segerstrom Center debut with performances from his latest album, The Epic. On October 9, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis return to the Center for an unforgettable afternoon of music that will include the opening act of drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross.


Photo by Brian Adams

An Evening with Tony Bennett

Music legend Tony Bennett returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on October 23 in Segerstrom Hall performing songs he made famous during his celebrated six-decade career and that are now part of the Great American Songbook. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches” and a remake of Hank Williams “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song,” I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” which garnered two Grammy® Awards. Celebrating his 90th birthday this year, the 19-time Grammy Award winner is still regarded as the preeminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries. Bennett continues to be embraced and loved by audiences of all generations.

Tickets for Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China start at $19. Tickets to Beautiful – The Carole King Musical start at $29. Tickets to the double bill concert of SFJAZZ Collective and Jazz 100 as well as for Kamasi Washington start at $39. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. Tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with opening set featuring Jamison Ross start at $49 and the concert begins at 3 p.m. Single tickets for An Evening with Tony Bennett start at $59.

All tickets are available online at, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

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