Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for two-hour, interactive Saturday morning seminars that reveal secrets and offer fascinating insights into our nine season productions. Conducted by members of the literary staff, these lively sessions 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!

Sessions of "Inside the Season" take place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., usually preceding the second Saturday matinee of each production. Tickets are $12 per session and can be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

201​​​8-1​​9 Season Dates:

SWEENEY TODD
Saturday, February ​2, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with music director David O. David O’s music direction credits include the world premieres of Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang’s Soft Power (Ahmanson and Curran theatres), 13 (Mark Taper Forum) and Toy Story: The Musical (Disney Creative Entertainment), as well as the West Coast premieres of The Wild Party, Little Fish and See What I Wanna See (all at The Blank Theatre). David O is also a composer for stage and film—and his many projects include Imagine, a theatre for young audiences musical that premiered at SCR in 2008.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with David St. Louis, who makes his SCR debut in the role of Sweeney Todd. St. Louis’ Broadway credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Side Show, Harlem Song, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Scarlet Pimpernel. His other theatrical credits include productions at The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group and Arena Stage. St. Louis’ film and television credits include Shrader House, At Your Convenience, “NCIS: New Orleans,” “FBI” and “Supergirl.” 

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Post-Show Discussions

Following selected performances of Segerstrom and Argyros productions, a literary staff member—in most cases, the production dramaturg—moderates informal question-and-answer sessions with actors from the cast. This unique opportunity to access firsthand information about the production 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​​​8-1​9 Season Dates:

  • PHOTOGRAPH 51
    Tuesday, March ​12, and
    Wednesday, March 1​3, 201​9

  • POOR YELLA REDNECKS
    Wednesday, April ​10, and
    Tuesday, April 1​6, 201​9 

  • SHEEPDOG
    Tuesday, April ​23, and
    Wednesday, April ​24, 201​9 

  • M. BUTTERFLY
    Wednesday, May ​22, and
    Tuesday, May 2​8, 201​9