In a move that Orange County Performing Arts Center hopes will be a first step in drawing O.C. audiences into the process of new theater development, the center is expected to announce today that it will present its first “completely staged developmental production” of the “Broadway-hopeful” musical “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown,” by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk.
The show, the first of its kind for the center, will run April 21 to May 3 at the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It will be fully staged and costumed but at a lower budget than a touring Broadway show. Live music will be provided by a handful of musicians rather than a full orchestra.