We heard great things about The Joshua Show, and we’re looking forward to taking our kids to watch it for the firs time! A modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden and his puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas, are bringing their award-winning family production The Joshua Show to Segerstrom Center for the Arts (September 24th –25th, 2022 Samueli Theater).
When Mr. Nicholas makes an unnerving self discovery that causes him to spiral down a path of loneliness and hopeless despair, it’s up to Joshua and his cast of characters, including Larry the Lint and the Wonderbook, to show his best friend the joy in being yourself. With live music, tap dancing, physical comedy, and multiple styles of puppetry, this whimsical show is sure to bring out everyone’s joyful side. Come discover why Joshua Holden was named one of “20 Theatre Workers You Should Know” by “American Theatre” magazine.
Joshua was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse award as well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international street artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs. A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.
The 10 a.m. Saturday September 24th performance of “The Joshua Show” will be a sensory friendly/relaxed performance. To give everyone in our community the opportunity to experience the joy of attending a live performance, we present a series of sensory-friendly/relaxed performances as part of our Family Series. These shows are designed specifically for those with sensory sensitivity to enjoy with their families. The 1:00pm Sunday September 25th performance of “The Joshua Show” will be ASL interpreted.
Tickets for “The Joshua Show” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are $20 and are on sale now. They are available online at scfta.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. Group discounts for groups of 10 or more are available at (714) 755-0236. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. To learn more visit scfta.org/accessibilityinformation.
All performances include one hour of free, fun activities for families to enjoy together before the show. The Center offers these enriching experiences to provide young people and their families with opportunities to play together creatively, explore the themes and content of the performances and connect with other patrons at the Center. Pre-show activities have included puppet making, drum circles, conducting lessons, and even a silent disco!
THE JOSHUA SHOW: Episode 1
September 24th –25th, 2022
Tickets on sale now at scfta.org