Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Avenue Q

At Segerstrom Hall, Orange County.

I missed this show when it went on tour in Los Angeles about 2 years ago so I was determined not to miss this go-around at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's (or OCPAC) Segerstrom Hall. It's a 1 1/2 hour drive from where I live and involves crossing 3 freeways.

(Box Office)
At least two of the original cast members from Broadway was in the show and at least one from the Vegas run at the Wynn.

(Breezeway from parking lot to Segerstrom Hall)
The OCPAC is an amazing and inspiring space that seems to be holding up well against the test of time.  

(Henry Moore sculpture)

They have a Henry Moore!  Not sure about the donor's list on the base though.  They could have moved that to the back of the piece.  Nobody wants to see that.  I don't care if you put in money to buy this piece or helped build this place, you should just give the money and shut up.  I mean, if you're not giving enough money to have the place named after you, then just go spend your money on a tiara.

(This is a sculptural piece built into the architecture)

(Interior of Tier 3 Row L seat 134)

The interior is not your regular seating.  It's built on a Tier system instead of the regular orchestra, mezzanine and balcony configuration.  The best way I can describe it is like slices of pizza haphazardly stacked together.

(Striking a pose at the mirrored grand staircase)

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