Do you remember “Pretty Woman,” the 1990 romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts? It was the third-highest-grossing film of 1990, and Roberts received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her as an unlucky Hollywood prostitute who is hired to be a wealthy man’s escort. business.
The film’s title “Pretty Woman” is based on the 1964 song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison. This song has found its way into the musical version of “Pretty Woman” which arrives at the Segerstrom Center from July 5-17.
Yes, about three decades after the popular film hit the big screen, a musical version was released on Broadway. It features an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69,” “Heaven”), and a book by legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter JF Lawton. “Pretty Women” is directed by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (“Hairspray”, “Kinky Boots”, “Legally Blonde”).
The Hollywood Reporter called “Pretty Woman” the musical “Irresistible!” A romantic fantasy. A contemporary fairy tale.
“If you like the movie, you’ll love the musical!” said BuzzFeed News, and for good reason: This touring production stars Broadway superstar and Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal as businessman Edward Lewis, and rising star Olivia Valli as of the charming and charismatic Vivian Ward.
Pascal is no stranger to the Segerstrom scene. He and his “Rent” co-star Anthony Rapp took over the roles of “Rent” originated on Broadway for a touring production that came to the Segerstrom Center, and several years ago he played Shakespeare in the production in tour of the hit musical “Something Rotten”. ” which landed at the Segerstrom Center.
If Olivia Valli’s last name sounds familiar to you, it’s because her grandfather is legendary singer Frankie Valli. Not only is Olivia following in Frankie’s footsteps, but she was in an off-Broadway production of “Jersey Boys” (the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) portraying her real-life grandmother, Mary Delgado. She was also Elphaba’s understudy on the 2nd “Wicked” National Tour.
Tickets are on sale now for this “irresistible” musical. Visit www.SCFTA.com for more details.
The Center’s current COVID-19 policy requires ticket holders age 15 and older to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations to attend all performances and indoor events at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Fully vaccinated means you are performing at least 14 days after your last dose of vaccine.
To enter the theater, please bring photo ID (for those over 18) and proof of vaccination, either your physical vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination. Most California residents can request a digital vaccination record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov
Ticket holders without proof of vaccination may present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR taken within 48 hours or antigen taken within 24 hours) of the performance. Along with their ticket, attendees will need to bring either documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result, an emailed result, or a photo of the results showing a negative diagnosis along with the date and their name. Home tests will not be accepted.
As of April 1, masks are no longer mandatory but are strongly recommended for all ticket holders.