The fourth annual Off Center Festival runs January 21 – 31, 2015 and features ten exciting artists and companies performing at the Center for the first time. In addition to Nick Waterhouse, Jungle Fire, and Orgone, this year’s festival includes the West Coast premieres of Mehr Theatre Group’s Timeloss and Spain’s Agrupación Señor Serrano’s Brickman Brando Bubble Boom. Making Southern California debuts are Marga Gomez performing Lovebirds and Amy O’Neal in her Opposing Forces. Additional Center debuts include Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox, Roger Guenveur Smith in Rodney King and Kristina Wong in a preview of her newest show, The Wong Street Journal. The Center’s Off Center Lounge in Leatherby’s Café Rouge will again be open and offering a late-night menu and music.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has expanded its 2015 Off Center Festival to include two Parties-on-the-Plaza (POP) Saturday, January 24 and Friday, January 30. The first POP will feature Orange County rocker Nick Waterhouse. On January 30, the party continues with the cumbia, afrobeat, trad funk fusion of Jungle Fire and the cold-blooded blend of deep soul, rare funk, and afrodisco (with a raw rock star edge!) of Orgone.
In addition to the music and the theatre, culinary adventure will be provided by some of Orange County’s premiere food truck companies on January 24 and 30. Waff ‘N Roll, Mustache Mike’s, Frijolito’s Mobile Coffee Shop and India Jones Chow Truck for the January 24 Party-on-the-Plaza and Adobo Express, The Burnt Truck, Bakery Truck and Hobo Co Pizza on January 30. Other trucks and cuisines will be added. Leatherby’s Café Rouge in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will offer a special post-performance, low-price menu January 21, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Following performances, audiences and actors will have the opportunity to mix, mingle, socialize and enjoy a number of casual dining offerings created just for the Off Center Festival.
The January 24 and 30 Parties-on-the Plaza are FREE. All other tickets are $25, except for Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which are $25, $35 and $45. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets available based on availability one hour prior to each performance; two tickets per performance with valid student identification. Some performances are suggested for mature audiences only.