Segerstrom Center’s 2019-2020 Family Series continues with The Joshua Show: Episode 2

Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2019-2020 Family Series continues with The Joshua Show: Episode 2 gracing the Samueli Theater stage on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

Award-winning puppeteer and “Ambassador of Joy” Joshua Holden uses singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets to thrill audiences of all ages in a whimsical production about friendship and the value of being yourself. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets and humans alike.” 

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“The Joshua Show: Episode 2” will thrill audiences of all ages

Everyone can be an Ambassador of Joy during the Joshua Show pre-show activities. Segerstrom is partnering with the Orangewood Foundation in Santa Ana to bring joy to current and former foster youth by decorating totes and filling them with hygiene items. Their Ambassadors will also be able to make their own greeting card to send to children in the hospital through the organization, Cards for Hospitalized Kids. Finally, everyone will be able to share their joy in the Joshua Show-themed photo op. Bring your smile and sharing spirit to the  Samueli Lobby an hour before the performance to earn your Ambassadorship.

The Joshua Show: Episode 2 thrills audiences of all ages by celebrating individuality in ourselves and others, and helping to combat the doldrums of everyday life. Joshua’s right-hand man and grumpiest of grumps, Mr. Nicholas, is planning an escape to outer space. With live music, singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay, and in doing so, he brings glee to the masses. This whimsical production about friendship, confidence and the value of being yourself is sure to turn even the sulkiest sourpuss into an “Ambassador of Joy.”

Tickets are $20 and available online at, 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

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa.