Ahmanson Theatre 2019-2020?

With all of the excitement coming from the Pantages and Segerstrom recently, I forgot about the Ahmanson Theatre. I feel a little bad about not remembering them. It was at the Ahmanson where I had my first theatre experience in 2017 seeing Jersey Boys. That show at that location was what turned me into a theatre geek.

At the moment, Once on This Island and Torch Song are the only two shows scheduled for their 2019-2020 Season. Performance dates are yet to be announced. I’m interested to see how Once on This Island will be performed in LA. A friend of mine saw it in New York where the stage was in the center surrounded by seats similar to a stadium setup.

In addition to the Ahmanson, I’m also waiting for the small local theatre companies in SoCal to make their 19-20 announcements.

Segerstrom’s 2019-2020 Broadway Season Revealed

Finally. SCFTA has revealed their lineup for the 2019-2020 Broadway Season and it looks to be a good one. They were killing me the past 10 days with their haiku clues. Some were show specific. Some were puns. We even had a geographical one. There are 7 or 8 of the 10 shows that I am interested in seeing. So heck yeah, I’m going to renew Anyway, here it is.

As usual, there are shows here that are or were in Pantages Theatre’s current season. For example, A Bronx Tale, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables. So if you have the patience and don’t want to deal with LA traffic, SCFTA in Costa Mesa is a great option. They do have more seats than the Pantages, they don’t use Ticketmaster, and you don’t need to be a season subscriber to exchange tickets. Although, I do wish they use Playbill for their programming.

If you head over to their Season Packages page, you’ll find that SCFTA breaks up their shows into two categories, Broadway and Curtain Call. Missing from this is The Lion King. It’ll most likely be a bonus add-on during checkout. All six shows under Broadway are ones I want to see. Unfortunately, I’ll have to purchase Chicago separately.

Broadway Haiku – Day 4

It is Day 4 of SCFTA‘s daily haiku clue. These things are getting harder to figure out. The first two were really easy. The third clue, I didn’t know until I read the comments. Today’s clue seems to be much more difficult. For the first time in their haiku clue, I am seeing more than one answer. So far, answers I’ve seen have been Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Mean Girls, and Neverland. I can see it being Les Mis with the unhappy part. As for the reclining part, I don’t know. I personally want to say it’s Escape to Margaritaville because, well, beaches and reclining. I’m also basing that off of it stopping in LA. Most shows that tour through LA tend to make their way to Costa Mesa.

A Romanov in the Bronx

The daily haiku clues keep on coming from SCFTA. On the second day the haiku about a Romanov girl is pretty obvious that Anastasia will be coming to Costa Mesa. The third clue was one I couldn’t figure out. When I saw Yankee I was thinking Damn Yankees. I was wrong. So wrong. Based on comments left by more experience theatre geeks, they figured out that it was A Bronx Tale. This is great. I missed it while it was in LA at the Pantages Theatre. So far, I’m really considering renewing my Season Package.

Segerstrom Teases 2019-2020 Broadway Season

Segerstrom Center for the Arts (SCFTA) in Costa Mesa gave us a little tease to what’s coming up in their 2019-2020 Broadway Season. They posted a picture on all of their social media accounts in the form of a haiku. Captions also state that clues will be posted daily. It’s leading me to believe that there’s going to be 10 shows at SCFTA. I hope. It’ll give me a good excuse to renew my Season Package. A full lineup will be revealed in 10 days. Until then, we’ll all just play along in their game. Even though I’m a recent theatre geek, I’m pretty sure this is Miss Saigon.