March’s Don’t Miss Events


March 1st // Art

“Portraits and Figures” is the most important annual exhibition put on by the National Watercolor Society. More than 40 artists have been invited to display their paintings. Through April 9 at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, 714-738-6595, themuck.org

March 4th // Music
Orange County School of the Arts alum Matthew Morrison made it big with “Glee,” and he has starred on Broadway multiple times, including in “The Light in the Piazza.” Catch Morrison and a four-piece band doing show tunes and jazz standards. March 4 at Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949-854-4646, thebarclay.org

March 5th // Musical 
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” winner of four Tony Awards, is the handbook lived out by protagonist Monty Navarro, who will be heir to a family fortune as soon as eight of his relatives are politely taken care of. Through March 5 at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714‑556-2787, scfta.org

March 9th // Dance
Based out of two major Western hubs, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet describes its style as merging “American athleticism” with “European refinement.” The result is a technically impressive performance. March 9 at Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949-854-4646, thebarclay.org

March 11th // Talk
Rita Moreno’s storied career has taken her from Manhattan’s “West Side Story” to Thailand’s “The King and I.” When she arrives in O.C., she’ll talk about her life in the movies, TV, and theater. March 11 at Musco Center for the Arts, 1 University Drive, Orange, 844-626-8726, muscocenter.org

March 15th // Ballet
Resident choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has concocted a sweet new work for American Ballet Theatre. Called “Whipped Cream,” it features a 1924 libretto and score by Richard Strauss and set designs by pop surrealist Mark Ryden. March 15 through 19 at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714-556-2787, scfta.org

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