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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces First Ever Talent Competition “OC Center Stage”

Finalists compete before a panel of judges and a live audience for CASH prizes.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced their first- ever county-wide talent competition. The search is on to award the title of “Orange County’s Best”. If you sing, dance, play an instrument, perform in a band, or have a dance crew, Segerstrom wants to talk to you! Give us your best shot, and wow the judges and a live audience! Beginning April 1, applications are accepted through our website (, with the deadline to enter on June 1. Ten finalists will be selected to compete in front of a panel of judges on Saturday, August 24 on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 and the title of “Orange County’s Best”! Second place will be awarded $750, and third place will win $500. In addition, ALL finalists will receive a stipend: solos and duos will receive $150 for performing, and groups of three or more will receive $300. This is your time to shine, Orange County!
OC Center Stage is open to residents of Orange County who are at least eight (8) years old and non-professionals. The vision behind our first ever talent competition comes from Jason Holland, VP of Community Engagement, “There is so much incredible talent right here in Orange County! At Segerstrom Center for the Arts we are committed to working with and supporting local artists. We want them staying in Orange County; living, working and creating in our community. It brings value to our cities, it attracts businesses and it brings us all together! OC Center Stage is another forum for us to shine a light on the diverse wealth of artists in our area and will hopefully serve to inspire and propel these artists further towards their goals.”

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Contact: Jean Hsu
949.553.2422 ext 236

World Music Super Group Silkroad Ensemble brings “Heroes Take Their Stands” to Costa Mesa

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is pleased to present Grammy Award-winning world music super group Silkroad Ensemble on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8pm, at Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Part of the group’s 20th anniversary tour, Silkroad Ensemble seamlessly melds musical traditions from all over the world in a new, five-part multimedia work: Heroes Take Their Stands, a cycle of stories that spans time, space, and the human experience. This concert is part of the Philharmonic Society’s Eclectic Orange series, sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek.
About Heroes Take Their Stands
For years, folklorist Ahmad Sadri has been thinking about what it means to be caught between two value systems, when loyalties conflict and the choice is not right or wrong, but between incompatible obligations. It’s a struggle that defines human experience, he says, a tragic, universal force that has created unexpected heroes across our history and fiction. He wanted to capture the exquisite drama of this moral borderland, but he wasn’t sure how.
“The enormity of it,” he observes, “is such that it defies human language. It is so ineffable, so excruciating that language is incapable of expressing it.” Music, he thought, might be the answer. So, he called his friend Kayhan Kalhor, the playmate of his childhood in Tehran who had become a master of the kemancheh.
Together, they conceived Heroes Take Their Stands, collaborating with friends to craft an evening length, multimedia work in five parts, a cycle of stories that spans time, space, and human experience. The new pieces—set to premiere during the 18-19 season—will be written by five different composers for the Silkroad Ensemble, with instrumentation to include kemancheh, shakuhachi, tabla, taiko drum, western strings, pipa, Galician bagpipes, percussion, sheng, and piano.

Upcoming Shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

There are benefits to living and working in South Coast Metro. Special ticket prices for Orchestra seating are available for the following shows:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm
Special Ticket Price: $81.58
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
The Phantom of the Opera on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Special Ticket Price: $91.25
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Orange County as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
For more information and ticket purchases, contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109 or


Free Events on the Argyros Plaza for April

Tuesday Night Dance
In April, get up and moving with former Broadway dancer Juliet Schulein as she teaches you to boogie Broadway-style. All experience levels are welcome!

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm


Segerstrom Silent Disco
Join the crowd on the dance floor for a Saturday night silent disco! Grab a pair of our light-up headphones and tune in to your favorite one of our three Silent DJs as they battle to bring you the best music of the evening.

  • Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Restaurant News


Easter Dining at South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza is closed Easter Sunday but select restaurants will be open for brunch and dinner.
April 21, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; à la carte dinner menu until 9:00 pm
April 21, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 21, 2019 from 9:30 am – 10:00 pm (brunch served until 2:00 pm)
April 21, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (brunch served until 3:00 pm)
April 21, 2019 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
April 21, 2019 – brunch 11:30 am- 2:00 pm; dinner 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
April 21, 2019 from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm; à la carte menu until 9:00 pm

Easter Brunch at Silver Trumpet

Celebrate Easter with friends & family at Silver Trumpet’s special Easter Brunch event! Savor bites from a gourmet buffet prepared exclusively by Executive Chef, Hector Zamora. For reservations, please call 714.442.8593.
$58 per adult
$22 per child


Celebrate Easter with The Capital Grille

Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at The Capital Grille and don’t forget to try a sweet treat prepared by their in-house pastry chef.

Early Dinner Kid’s Special | Mon – Thur from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Bring the family in to Antonello Ristorante for a stress free meal with the quality and service you’ve come to expect. Antonello is proud to offer their youngest guests Hello Kitty Organic Artisanal Pasta Shapes as part of their early dinner kid’s menu for only $7 including a soft drink or milk and scoop of gelato for dessert! Call 714.751.7153 for reservations.

New Hours! As of March 30th, Antonello Ristorante will be performing major repairs that will affect their lunch hours.

                                Monday – Friday Lunch: 1:30pm – 3pm

                                Monday-Thursday Happy Hour: 3pm – 6pm

                                Monday – Friday Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

                                Saturday Dinner: 5pm – 10pm

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Retail News


Photos with the Easter Bunny


Springtime Crafts


Hop on the Bunny Carousel



South Coast Plaza’s Spring Lookbook 2019

This season, designers found inspiration from destinations near and far. In the new Spring lookbook, you’ll discover prairie-perfect looks photographed in the American heartland, rich spice colors of the rustic Southwest, the Instagram-ready blue and white Greek Isles and modern takes on coastal California in the 1960s.


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South Coast Metro Preferred

South Coast Metro Preferred is our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine. This issue focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, restaurants, hotels, performing arts and unsurpassed shopping is what makes South Coast Metro the preferred address for those who want a vibrant mix of commerce and culture.

Exclusive Discount for SCMA Members with Code: 16467
Section A and B only, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings during previews of all Segerstrom Stage and Argyros Stage shows. Limit 4. Excludes Theatre for Young Audiences, Studio SCR, Youth Conservatory, and A Christmas Carol.

Check out the 2017/2018 edition of the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109

South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for the holidays! South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates are available in any denomination up to $5,000 and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or