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Volume 5, Issue 95  |  November 27, 2020

Entertainment returns in force to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that live performances on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza are returning.

The Center will kick things off to celebrate Thanksgiving with three-time Emmy® Award-winning comedian Louie Anderson on November 27, followed by Tony® Award nominee Megan Hilty on December 11 and Grammy Award winner Steve Tyrell ringing in the New Year on December 29 and 30. All performances are at 4 and 7 p.m.

Entertainemtn returns Anderson

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Comedian Louie Anderson

Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Making his national television debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1984, he went on to appear on Leno, Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Comic Relief. Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed, including hosting the legendary game show Family Feud, making him a household name and opening doors for him as an actor. Anderson has also guest starred on a variety of TV sitcoms and dramas. Cost: $240 per pod; maximum six people per pod.

Entertainment returns Hilty

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Actress Megan Hilty

Hilty is most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama Smash. She followed up the series with a starring role on the NBC comedy Sean Saves the World. Additional television credits include recurring roles on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, The Good Wife, Braindead and Louie, among many others. Hilty received critical acclaim for her role of Brooke Ashton in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Noises Off. She earned nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award and won a Audience Award for Favorite Featured Actress in a Play. She regularly performs with orchestras and symphonies across the country. Her solo show – including her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut – has received critical acclaim. Cost: $450 per pod; maximum six people per pod.

Segerstrom Center Tyrell

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Vocalist/Producer Steve Tyrell

Ever since his surprise version of “The Way You Look Tonight” in the 1991 film Father of The Bride paved the way for his extraordinary second career, Tyrell has been setting A New Standard for interpreting the Great American Songbook – most notably on Songs of Sinatra, and his most recent Concord Records release, It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn. On his 11th album, That Lovin’ Feeling, he celebrates what he calls “the Great American Songbook 2; the next generation of the Songbook,” recording seminal rock era classics penned by legendary songwriters (many renowned for hits penned at New York’s famed Brill Building) who are also cherished longtime friends. Cost: $480 per pod; maximum six people per pod.

Many familiar Plaza events are also returning, including Movie Nights: Mary Poppins (November 20), Sister Act (November 21), Elf (December 18) and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman (December 19). Check in is at 5:30 p.m. with 6:30 p.m. movie start times. Cost: $30 per pod; maximum six people per pod.

In addition, there will be Wellness Classes (November 18, December 2, 9 and 16) for $10 per person and the annual “Holidays Around the World” (December 5 and 6) at a cost of $15 per pod; maximum six people per pod.

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome people back to the Center, safely distanced and protected with our new protocols, for cultural celebrations by many of our audience-favorite artists and special events on the Argyros Plaza,” said Center President Casey Reitz. “Each honors one of the great art forms that we have all shared here: Broadway, jazz, cabaret, motion pictures and the diversity of cultural traditions. And this is just a start.”

For more information, go to or call 714.556.2787 (Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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