Appealing to the Nightmare before Christmas sensibility
By Valerie Milano
Costa Mesa, CA (Hollywood Today) 12/17/12 – It doesn’t snow in the OC yet there is winter magic in Costa Mesa at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. There is something to delight all types of entertainment fans. The month is barely half way through yet the Center has been busy with Liza Minnelli and Men Alive OC Gay Men’s Choir performances as well as Amy Grant in concert. Upcoming shows include the annual Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale holiday performances.
The featured Broadway musical show at the Segerstrom Hall from December 18 – 30 is not a holiday theme or the Rockettes but it is a family affair with The Addams Family. Yes, there goes the neighborhood as they say on the promotional flier, yet how smart of the Center to appeal to the Nightmare before Christmas sensibility in many of its diverse supporters.
There is definitely something for everybody in the arts at the center at its venues including some creative scrumptous and silly fun under the big tent with Teatro ZinZanni presents Love Chaos and Dinner. No it isn’t another sufferable monthly visit to the drunk relative and his bold children plus suffering spouse, it is a very creative way to support another 501c-3 not for profit arts organization, as Teatro ZinZanni (try and say it three times fast!) engages, transforms, educates and delights their audiences with an unique celebration of extraordinary cirque, comedy and cabaret in an intimate live experience. The Cast of the show includes Kevin Kent, Duffy Bishop, Joel Salom, Les Petits Freres, Manuela Horn, Vita Radionova and Die Maiers. Love Chaos and Dinner runs through till mid February so one can attend more than once. So think about helping out some relatives with gift tickets to a creative night out to change their bad selfish habits into supporting the arts. The magic of theatre has been known to soothe many souls into believers of its healing power. Check out more show info at www.scfta.org or call 714-556-2787 to order tickets.