Waltz On: OCPAC’s Salute to Vienna

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For fans of dance, music and spectacle, there’s no season like the holidays. But after you’ve had enough of the Nutcracker and have seen the Messiah enough times to recite the entire hour-long presentation, why not try give something new a try? Back for its 17th season, Salute to Vienna returns to the Performing Arts Center on January 1st for a show celebrating the art and culture of a city that remains an artistic hub today.

With a cast of over 75 musicians and dancers, there’s no shortage of star power and spectacular performance. While waltzes are what Vienna may be known for (and there are plenty of those in the show by waltz king Johann Strauss, Jr.), there will also be performances from world famous operettas, polkas and more.

Salute to Vienna combines the talents of The Strauss Symphony of America and some of Europe’s finest maestros, tenors, sopranos and dancers: Mika Eichenholz, Patricia Nessy, Alexandru Badea and many dancers from the Vienna City Ballet will be on stage, all performing and celebrating the music of Johann Strauss Jr. and other composers that made Vienna a center of European music and performance. Salute to Vienna has become a favorite among theatre and dance fans alike and is the only genuine re-creation of the original Viennese production (which started in 1995) and is recognized by the Mayor of Vienna as an authentic Viennese New Year’s celebration.

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is located at 600 Town Center Dr., in Costa Mesa. For more information on the Center’s production of Salute to Vienna or for tickets, visit the official web site or call 714.556.2787.

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