Orange County School of the Arts returns to Balboa Bay Resort for its season premiere on Sept. 7.
This year, the event will star recording artist and OCSA alumnus Terron Brooks and students from the Popular Music Conservatory program, performing R&B favorites from the 1960s including mega-hits by The Temptations, The Legends, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Tammi Terrell and more.
This annual event kicks off OCSA’s 33rd year as the premier arts school in Orange County, and features an extravagant beachfront dinner and concert.
Set along the waterfront at the Balboa Bay Resort, the evening features a cocktail reception, three-course meal entertainment. The event is made possible by honorary producers Carole Pickup and the Balboa Bay Resort.
Proceeds from the season premiere go to the OCSA Foundation, which raises more than $10 million annually in private donations to support the arts conservatories, scholarship, community programs, technology and facility needs.
Brooks, an accomplished singer, songwriter and actor, is best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series “The Temptations.” His Broadway performances include the roles of Simba in “The Lion King” and Seaweed in “Hairspray.” He has shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, David Foster and Smokey Robinson, and his voice can be heard in numerous television and film soundtracks.
For his OCSA return, Brooks collaborated with 25 musicians from the school’s Popular Music Conservatory, a collegial-model program that prepares students for a career in commercial or contemporary music.
Cocktail Reception starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the performance.
Founded in 1987 and still led by visionary educator Ralph Opacic, OCSA offers a unique school culture that enables students to flourish as artists and scholars in a dynamic and nurturing environment, preparing them for higher education and the 21st century workforce.
Nearly 2,200 students in grades 7-12 are provided with a rigorous academic program coupled with pre-professional arts training offered in 16 conservatories within the schools of applied arts, dance, fine & media arts, music and theater.
Table sponsorships with premium seating for 10 guests are available for $3,000. To sponsor or syndicate a table, contact Elizabeth McKibbin at [email protected] or (714) 560-0900 ext. 5531.
Individual tickets can be purchased for $250 each at ocsarts.net/SeasonPremiere.
For more information, visit ocsarts.net.