201​​​8-1​9 Segerstrom Stage Season

The best of the best, stunning classics, modern masterpieces and proven hits.


​by Jane Austen
​adapted by Jessica Swale
directed by Casey Stangl
September 1-29, 2018

The Dashwood sisters—practical Elinor and impulsive Marianne—are of good social standing and marriageable age. When Father dies and their half-brother skimps on their inheritance, they are forced to leave their grand estate for a tiny, cold cottage. Just as life seems its bleakest, a handsome stranger arrives on horseback and the sisters are convinced their futures are secured. Follow Elinor and Marianne as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in this charming romantic classic.

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Kings Logo with Closed

​by ​Sarah Burgess
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
October 13 - November 10, 2018

Fresh from New York, this incisive comedy takes an unflinching look at how things get done in Washington. When Sydney Millsap wins a seat in Congress, she’s determined to drain the swamp. Then she meets Kate, a whip-smart lobbyist who gets her clients what they want​—whatever they want. When Kate helps Sydney try to unseat a powerful senator steeped in cronyism, the result is a “sleek, fast-paced, absorbing and very funny” (Vogue) exploration of money’s corrosive effect on politics.

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Kings has replaced the previously announced Native Gardens.

Sweeney Todd Closed Logo

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

​​music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by Hugh Wheeler
directed by Kent Nicholson
from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
January 19 - Feburary 16, 2019

In a barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop, Sweeney Todd plots revenge on the lecherous judge who wronged him and his family. In the seedy underbelly of 19th-century London, desperate times lead to diabolical schemes—and strange alliances. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary songs like “Pretty Women” and “Not While I’m Around,” this Tony Award-winning masterpiece was proclaimed, “more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton’s ball” by The New York Daily News.

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​Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean and Judy Manos

Poor Yella Rednecks Logo-Cloased

​by ​Qui Nguyen
directed by May Adrales
​March 30 - April 27, 201​9

In the award-winning Vietgone, Qui Nguyen recounted his parents’ hot and hilarious courtship in a Vietnamese refugee camp in 1975. Now, six years later, Tong and Quang are building new lives in a foreign land called Arkansas. But marriage is hard​—especially when she’s having doubts and his first one isn’t over yet. One family’s history makes for a raucously funny, deeply moving take on the immigrant story, told with hip-hop style.

Recommendation: High school and above. Contains strong, frequent profanity, rap music, haze, smoking and a Vietgone recap.

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M Butterfly Logo

​by David Henry Hwang
directed by Desdemona Chiang
May 11 - June 8, 201​9

When this rich, compelling drama debuted on Broadway, it became an instant sensation, sweeping the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle ​awards. A married French diplomat. A mysterious Chinese opera diva. A passionate 20-year affair. Inspired by true events, this break-out hit by the author of Chinglish and Golden Child proved much more than a steamy tale of seduction. Obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy make for a remarkable tale of espionage and betrayal described as “visionary” by The New York Times.

Recommendation: Recommended for high school and above. Contains smoke and haze effects, adult language, sexuality and nudity.

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Photo: Scott Waara, Cassidy Stirtz, Amanda Leigh Jerry, ​Rustin Cole Sailors and Andy Taylor in the 201​7 ​production of ​Once. Photo by ​​Jordan Kubat.