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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 (www.scfta.org/OCCenterStage
), 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.”
Announcing South Coast Repertory’s 2019-20 Season
56th Season is First to be Programmed by New Artistic Director David Ivers
Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced South Coast Repertory’s 13-play, 2019-20 season, which builds on the theatre’s 56-year foundation of stellar artistry. The offerings range from a two-person show to a large-cast musical and represent a kaleidoscope of classics and popular hits, along with four world premieres and three shows for young audiences and families. The season includes the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill, the musical She Loves Me (directed by Ivers), American Mariachi by José Cruz González, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard and the beloved children’s story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Subscription packages are currently on sale; single tickets will go on sale on June 10. More information is available at www.scr.org
“We’re excited to announce our upcoming season, which is built on the solid legacy of South Coast Repertory’s more than five decades of artistic excellence,” said Ivers, who is embarking on his first year as artistic director. “Overall, the season offers gigantic, yet intimate stories about love in all its forms—love that draws us together, that pulls us apart, family love, love of food, surprising love, love of country and unspoken desires. These plays also showcase adventure, heroism and finding the strength to overcome adversity. There’s something for everyone—a wonderful journey and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our audiences.”
The Dr. Donald Hecht Philanthropy & Service Award
Initiated in 2018 in honor of CalSouthern’s 40 th anniversary.
Each year CalSouthern recognizes a person who has made a significant difference in his or her area of practice, field of study, or local community through distinguished work, scholarship, innovation, or service. The Dr. Donald Hecht Philanthropy and Service Award will be presented at the university’s 41st commencement ceremony on Friday, August 9. The award includes a $2,000 cash award to support the recipient’s philanthropic efforts.
The criteria are:
- Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in helping his or her community (for example: founded a non-profit)
- Values – Devotes personal time and/or money to help others and the community
- Vision – Innovates ways to improve conditions for others
Would you like to be considered for the Dr. Donald Hecht Philanthropy and Service Award or would you like to nominate a fellow colleague? If so, please describe—in 500 words or less—how the candidate has impacted his or her profession or community through outstanding public service or philanthropy, and email your nomination to MGomez@CalSouthern.edu
. We welcome supplemental photos, articles, and media information.
The deadline for submitting a nomination is June 30, 2019, and the recipient will be announced by July 8, 2019.
Please feel free to contact M. Gomez with any questions.
Director, Public Relations
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