201​​6-1​7 Segerstrom Stage Season

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

All the Way Logo

by Robert Schenkkan
directed by Mar​c Masterson
September 2 - October 2, 2016

1963. Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes us with him—flattering, backslapping, placating and bullying as he maneuvers to pass the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to George Wallace, some of America’s most dynamic leaders stand beside him—or against him—during this tumultuous time, captured vividly in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

Destiny of Desire Logo

by Karen Zacarías
directed by José Luis Valenzuela
West Coast Premiere
October 14 - November 13, 2016

On a stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born—one to poverty, one to privilege—and then secretly switched by a scheming former beauty queen. Eighteen years later the girls meet, brought together by misfortune. Or is it destiny? In this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas, forbidden love, revenge, infidelity and burning passion abound. (And musical numbers make it the perfect guilty pleasure!)

A co-production with the Goodman Theatre.

Moby Dick Logo

Lookingglass Theatre Company’s
adapted and directed by David Catlin
from the novel by Herman Melville
West Coast Premiere
January 20 - February 19, 2017

The power—and the poetry—of Melville’s colossal novel is transformed into a masterwork for the stage. Driven on by a self-destructive madman, larger-than-life characters search for the white whale, pitting themselves against the Seven Seas with a fiery passion, in this robust and theatrically stunning production by Chicago’s renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company.

A co-production with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage.

The Siegel Logo

by Michael Mitnick
directed by Casey Stangl
World Premiere
March 24 - April 23, 2017

Ethan Siegel is in love. Tonight he's going to ask Alice's parents for permission to marry her. Timing is everything, though, and Alice is reeling from working on a lost election​—not to mention they broke up two years ago and she’s seeing someone else. But Ethan is undaunted. His journey makes for an irresistible comedy about modern love, uncertain times and the need to go back in order to move forward.

The Monster Builder Logo

by Amy Freed
directed by Art Manke
May 5 - June 4, 2017

Rita and Dieter are thrilled to meet Gregor, the world’s most celebrated architect. His buildings rise from the earth like twisted post-post-modern megaliths. So why has he taken on the remodel of a decaying boathouse, a project that was supposed to go to Rita and Dieter? They’re ready for a confrontation, but nothing prepares them for the heart-stopping truth about their idol. Another outrageous comedy from the author of The Beard of Avon.

All the Way logo source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; Moby Dick ​logo: Moby Dick, adapted by David Catlin from Herman Melville, at Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. (Photo by Liz Lauren)