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Drama (genre)

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  • Reel Critics: Foreign film nominees come to O.C.

    Reel Critics: Foreign film nominees come to O.C.
    If you love well-told, original stories and good acting, then check out these two Oscar-nominated foreign films that have finally arrived in Orange County: "In Darkness"— The true story of a small group of Polish Jews who hid beneath the Lvov...
  • Reel Critics: 'Ides of March' thrills with backstabbing, betrayal

    "Beware the Ides of March" is a famous line from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," which foretold the Roman emperor's assassination by a group of conspirators. In the deliciously sinister "Ides of March," there is plenty of backstabbing inside the modern-...
  • On Theater: Curtains up at three local colleges

    Three local collegiate theater departments launch their respective seasons this month with openings on Friday night and the following two Fridays — all classics in one form or another — and for one of them, it's a very special event. That...
  • On Theater: A big year on the small stage

    This is the second of three columns reviewing the year 2012 in local theater. Home-grown theater, as practiced by community playhouses and collegiate drama departments, was particularly prevalent during 2012 in the cities covered by this column: Costa...
  • Reel Critics: Not a big 'Reach,' but fast-paced fun

    Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the...
  • On Theater: 'Proof,' 'Art' and 'Stomp' take over local stages

    A new season means a host of new stage productions — professional, community and collegiate — on local stages, beginning Friday with the Costa Mesa Playhouse. David Auburn's mathematics-centered drama "Proof" focuses on the brilliant daughter...
  • SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday

     SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday
    Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side. The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
  • Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

    Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards MANDY NGUYEN GPA: 4.28 School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
  • Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes

    Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes
    Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). "Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
  • The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation

     The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
    She did it again. Lil Spitzer, executive director of the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, produced what many called "the party of the year" Oct. 13 in the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Spitzer joined forces with community...
  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
  • Nostalgia abounds at 'Grease' performance

    Nostalgia abounds at 'Grease' performance
    The thought of portraying one of film's most iconic characters on the stage scared the spotlight-loving Danielle Ridge. But, when the time came for the 16-year-old to don the sweet A-line dresses and sweaters of Sandy Dumbrowski in"Grease,"she was filled...