Kick off another exciting school year with a stunning beachfront concert at sunset!

Kick off another exciting school year with a stunning beachfront concert at sunset!

Join us Saturday, October 1, 2022 for an exciting concert by OCSA’s incredible singers, dancers, and instrumentalists, who will share the stage with accomplished alumni and renowned guest artists. This captivating show will feature special appearances by MONTAGE!, OCSA’s celebrated performance group, as well as the Ambassador Jazz Orchestra, a talented ensemble of student musicians that recently took third place at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival in New York City.

When: 5:30 p.m. | Cocktail Reception

            6:30 p.m. | Dinner and Performance

Where: Balboa Bay Resort

             1221 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach, CA 92663

             Complimentary valet parking provided

*Suggested Attire: California Casual (event will take place on the lawn)


Help support the talented student performers at OCSA’s annual Season Premiere through a tax-deductible cash donation of $100 or more! Your contribution will help provide our bright and talented young artists with a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity. 

The Orange County School of the Arts Foundation is organized as a nonprofit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3).  Our Tax ID is 33-0377341. All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.

About Our host, Lauren Lim Jackson (CMD, '03)

Originally from Orange County California, Lauren Lim Jackson graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts where she was the Academic Valedictorian as well as Valedictorian of the Commercial Dance Conservatory. She later attended Harvard University where she received her B. A. in Sociology with a Secondary in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her Broadway credits include Pretty Woman, Motown, Memphis, Wonderland, and Finian’s Rainbow. Her off-Broadway/Regional/Tour credits include The Wiz (Encores), Chicago (Velma Kelly), Big Fish (Josephine), Ring of Fire (Alpine Theater Project), Rocky Horror Show (Old Globe), and West Side Story (Anita).

Her film Film/TV credits include Natalie on Almost Family, High Maintenance, New Amsterdam, The Post, Shades of Blue, The Blacklist, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Deadbeat, Bikini Moon, When We Grow Up, Strange Past, Smash, The Smurfs, Mrs. Santa Claus, and Kidsongs. Ms. Jackson is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA and is the Director of Musical Theatre at Orange County School of the Arts.

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About Our host, Lauren Lim Jackson (CMD, '03)

About the guest artists


OCSA's Ambassador Jazz Orchestra

OCSA’s Ambassador Jazz Orchestra (AJO) has won multiple top honors at jazz festivals, including the notable Reno Family Jazz Festival, placed third in the nation at the widely renowned Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition. The orchestra opened for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, consisting of 15 of the world’s finest jazz musicians and led by Wynton Marsalis, at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the end of 2021. AJO is part of The Garn Family Jazz Studies Program within OCSA’s Instrumental Music Conservatory.

*Ambassador Jazz Orchestra photos by Ulrika Molin Photography