March 24 to 27: Operatic and musical theatre star Nathan Gunn performs cabaret-style from his latest CD in the Samueli Theater. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

March 24: Ukelele phenom Jake Shimabukuro brings the all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

March 26 to 27: Festival Ballet Theatre presents "Coppélia" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. (949) 854-4646, thebarclay.org.

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APRIL

April 1 to 2: Men Alive, the O.C. Gay Men's Chorus, present the music of ABBA and Queen at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. (949) 854-4646, thebarclay.org.

April 1 to 3: The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents their production of three children's books: Leo Lionni's "Swimmy," "Frederick" and "Inch by Inch," in the Samueli Theater. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

April 1 to May 1: "Silent Sky," an astronomical drama that explores one woman's foray into the ranks of the Harvard Observatory 100 years ago. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-5555; scr.org.

April 3: The Branford Marsalis Quartet and Terence Blanchard Quintet join for one incredible night of music in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

April 6: The Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet celebrates the 75th birthday of composer Steve Reich with a new work co-commissioned by the Philharmonic Society in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

April 7 to 9: The Pacific Symphony brings the restored "Wizard of Oz" film, backed by a live soundtrack performance by the symphony, to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

April 17 to May 8: "Completeness" brings romantic comedy to the geeks, when a computer scientist falls in love with a molecular biologist. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-5555; scr.org.

April 26 to May 1: The Eifman Ballet's "Don Quixote," as choreographed by Boris Eifman, comes to Segerstrom Hall. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

April 28: Some of the world's greatest dancers converge for Tour de Force II in the Segerstrom Hall, including Bernice Coppieters, Natalia Osipova, Tiler Peck, Polina Semionova, Diana Vishneva, and many more. Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 556-2787; ocpac.org.

MAY

May 13 to June 12: "Three Days of Rain," which had its world premiere here before traveling to audiences everywhere, returns. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-5555; scr.org.

May 20 to June 5: "The Emperor's New Clothes," for young audiences, stars a 14-year-old emperor with no clue on how to rule — except that he has to look the part. Enter one smarmy Swindler, and you know the rest. South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-5555; scr.org.