The past few years have provided us with a multitude of changes to the music and entertainment landscape in the OC. As a result, Costa Mesa is becoming the new hub for hit Broadway shows and just landed a spot on the world tour of “Pretty Woman: The Musical.”
Case in point, not only is this musical an Audience Choice Award Winner, but it also experienced a record-breaking run on Broadway before it hit the streets of Costa Mesa. OC residents can laugh, cry, and fall in love all over again with Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis, names we all became familiar with thanks to the namesake song and movie.
To experience the magic that is Broadway, all you have to do is grab a ticket and head on over to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts between July 5th and 17th.
This must see event is based on the 1990 feature film of the same name staring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and let’s also thank the legendary Roy Orbison for the kick-ass soundtrack!
It’s no wonder “Pretty Woman: The Musical” has been so well received by critics, and it is becoming a must see among fans of the movie and musicals; needless to say, the creative team is phenomenal.
Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton have ensured Vivian, played by Olivia Valli, is a heroine the newer generation can relate to, while Edward, played by Adam Pascal, is a true corporate real estate mogul turned knight in shining armor.
Paula Wagner, the renowned film producer and film executive, is one of the producers of the musical, and music and lyrics are provided by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. While Adams is no stranger to the music business and has over 40 years of experience, this is the first musical he’s written.
Jim Vallance has also received numerous awards and has worked along many notable artists. No award-winning musical is complete without engaging, energetic choreography, and “Pretty Woman” has it in director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, a two-time recipient of the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
Audience members can expect a two hour and twenty-five-minute production which includes one intermission. Tickets range from $28 to $116 and we suggest you get your tickets soon.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa, California
July 5th, 2022 through July 17th, 2022
Do yourself a big favor, splurge a little this July and make this event a fairy-tale night out on the town!