Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for interactive Saturday morning seminars that reveal secrets and offer fascinating insights into our nine-season productions. ​Members of the literary staff​ guide these lively two-hour sessions that feature in-depth interviews with cast members, people from the creative team and artisans from SCR's production staff. Discover how the industry's most accomplished theatre professionals breathe life into plays on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages. Audience questions and comments are encouraged, and you might even get invited onstage to explore the set!

Inside the Season takes place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on select Saturdays during the run of a show. Tickets are $12 per session and ​may be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

20​19-20 Season Dates:

AMERICAN MARIACHI
Saturday, September 21, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with Cynthia Reifler Flores, the production’s music director. Flores began as a classical violinist, but has played with mariachis ranging from bar bands to the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas. She is best known for her 10-year role as the leader of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, the first all-female mariachi of international import. Flores directs the mariachi programs at University of California, Riverside, and California State University, Los Angeles. She has performed as musical director, arranger and performer on other works by José Cruz González including a joint production of American Mariachi for Denver Center Theatre and The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego), as well as the recent Arizona Theatre Company production of the play.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Gabriela Carrillo, who plays the role of Lucha. Carrillo is an actor, songwriter, original music artist, and first generation Mexican-American who grew up in Chicago. She grew up studying violin and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston; since relocating to Southern California, her favorite roles have included Miriam in The Prince of Egypt (Tuacahn Amphitheatre), Florence in Chess (Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre) and Betty Spaghetti in UMPO: A League of Their Own (Rockwell Table & Stage). @gfrancescamusic.

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Post-Show Discussions

Following selected performances of Segerstrom and Argyros productions, a literary staff member​ moderates informal question-and-answer sessions with actors from the cast. This unique opportunity to access firsthand information about the ​play from the actor's perspective—and to give them your immediate feedback—is guaranteed to enhance the theatre-going experience. Post-Show Discussions begin approximately five minutes after the end of the performance and typically last 20-30 minutes.

201​​​​​9-​20 Season Dates:

  • AMERICAN MARIACHI
    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Wednesday, Sept​. ​18, 2019 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 (Expert)
    Tuesday, Sept​. ​24, 2019 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 (Artistic Director)

  • THE CANADIANS
    Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Tuesday, Oct​. ​​​8, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Wednesday, Oct. ​​9, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 (Artistic Director) 

  • AUBERGINE
    Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Wednesday, Oct. ​30, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Tuesday, ​​Nov. ​5, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 (Artistic Director)

  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 (Artistic Director)

  • FIREFLIES
    Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 (​Director/​Designer)
    Tuesday, ​Jan​. ​14, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, ​​Jan. 15, 2020 (​Cast Member)
    ​Thursday ​​Jan. ​23, 2020 (Artistic Director)
  • SHE LOVES ME
    Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday,​ ​Feb ​5, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, ​​Feb. ​11. 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Feb. 13, 20​20 (Artistic Director)

  • ​OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
    Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Tuesday, Mar​. 1​7, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, Mar. 1​8, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020 (Artistic Director)

  • THE SCARLET LETTER
    Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday, Apr. ​​8, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, Apr. 1​​4, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Apr. 16, 20​20 (Artistic Director)

  • ​I GET RESTLESS
    Tuesday, April 14, 20​20 (Director/Designer)
    Tuesday, April ​21, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, April ​22, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, April 23, 20​20 (Artistic Director

  • ​ARCADIA
    Sunday, May 10, 20​20 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday, May ​20, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, May ​26, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, May 28, 20​20 (Artistic Director)