Pageant of the Masters - Art Brought to Life:
In an outdoor amphitheater, you can experience art like never before. The world-renowned Pageant of the Masters features live recreations of the most beautiful art, both classical and modern. Complete with an expert staff, an original score, and a professional orchestra, art truly comes alive on stage.
The Pageant has been going strong since 1933, despite a four year break during World War II. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Pageant and the excitement is tangible as the Festival of Arts is in the midst of preparation for this year's stunning Pageant.
Typically art is taken very serious, but in recent times the Pageant has lightened up a bit, and has begun to incorporate the art of humor in their production as well as traditional art forms. A new generation of art enthusiasts are engaged while the older generation of art lovers can appreciate the talent and abilities of many. Art has a way to reach across generations and speak to all people.
The Pageant of the Masters is an Orange County tradition. Everyone flocks to the park to experience the show. Each year a theme is picked, and this year the theme is 'The Big Picture,' in celebration of the festival's 80th year. This year there will be a cinematic flair to the show as you will experience the masterpieces that inspired many great filmmakers over the centuries.
Countless volunteers work to make this production possible. Hours of design and makeup, art is painstakingly recreated and brought to the stage. You will be in awe of the detail and beauty put into each exhibit.
Art has the power to inspire many, and the Pageant of the Masters is an example of that inspiration realized. It truly is a work of love.
By: Chris Cabrera