20​19-​20 Segerstrom Stage Season

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

American Mariachi -Closed Logo
​by José Cruz González
directed by Christopher Acebo
September 7 - October 5, 2019
Segerstrom Stage

In this big-hearted comedy with live music, Lucha spends her days caring for her mother and yearning for more. But it’s the 1970s and women can’t be mariachis…or can they? Defying tradition, Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates and take up instruments. A loving gesture for a mother becomes much more as the young women dream big and embrace the transcendent power of music. “A tug at the heartstrings that will echo for days” (The Denver Post).

Recommendation: Age 12 and above. Contains vaping and fog effects.

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Aubergine Logo with Two Men - Closed
​by Julia Cho
directed by Lisa Peterson
October 1​9 - November 16, 2019
Segerstrom Stage

Sometimes a meal is more than just food. A man shares a bowl of berries and a young woman falls in love. A mother meticulously prepares her son’s favorite dish to keep him from leaving home. And a Korean-American son cooks soup for his ailing father to say what words cannot. The perfect bite transcends time and cultural differences in this poetic tale of love, loss and healing by the author of The Language Archive and Office Hour.

Recommendation: Age 1​4 and above. Contains adult ​language, vaping​, haze and fog effects.

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She Loves Me Closed Logo
​book by Joe Masteroff
music by Jerry Bock
lyrics by Sheldon Har​nick
based on the play by Miklós László
directed by David Ivers
January 25 - February 22, 2020
Segerstrom Stage

Don’t ​miss Artistic Director David Ivers’ debut!

Romantic, charming and brimming with joy, this musical comedy reminds us that one kind deed can open up a world of possibilities. At Maraczek’s Parfumerie, clerks Georg and Amalia are constantly at odds. Outside of work, they’re each falling madly in love with an anonymous pen pal, unaware that it is the other. This nostalgic Broadway hit inspired by the story that gave us The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail is “as sweet and exhilarating as a first kiss” (New York Daily News).

Recommendation: Age 12 and above. Contains recorded gunshots.

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All performances of ​The Scarlet Letter are cancelled. We have a number of options available to our ​The Scarlet Letter ticket holders here.
​by Kate Hamill
directed by Marti Lyons
March 28 - April 25, 2020
World Premiere
Segerstrom Stage

Named The Wall Street Journal ‘s 2017 Playwright of the Year, Kate Hamill is celebrated for her female-centered classics—and SCR has her latest world premiere! Get ready for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s acclaimed masterwork in a most riveting staging. Two years after her husband goes missing, intelligent, strong-willed Hester Prynne has a child and gets branded an adulteress. Further defying Puritan ideals, she refuses to reveal the father’s identity and is condemned to wear a scarlet A to mark her shame. Then her estranged husband shows up—bent on revenge.

Recommendation: ​Age 14 and above.

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by Tom Stoppard
directed by Shelley Butler
May 9 - June 6, 2020
Segerstrom Stage

Prepare to be transported back and forth in time for lust, longing and literary rivalry at an English estate. In 1809, while the residents are gripped in their own intrigues, Thomasina, a brilliant young student, proposes an astonishing scientific theory. Two hundred years later, in a fiery battle of wits, academics Hannah and Bernard race to unravel the mysteries left behind. Intellect meets emotion, order confronts disorder. A dazzling comedic masterpiece “shot through with fun, passion and genius” (The New York Post).

Recommendation: ​High school and above.

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Photo: Jamey Hood and David St. Louis in SCR's 201​9 production of ​​​Sweeney Todd. Photo by ​Jordan Kubat.