| Dec 26, 2014
Kyle Taylor Parker's confidence is rising to new heights.
The performer is stepping into sturdy stilettos to star as Lola in the Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Dec. 30 to Jan. 11.
Parker, who has been in...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:26 PM
As the clock nears midnight on Dec. 31, Orange County residents have plenty of options to make the countdown to 2015 fun.
Tickets are on sale for XL NYE, a block party at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. The event, hosted by Newport Beach-based Identity...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:27 PM
The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands.
"I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Elementary school performers focused on their stage direction while belting out the words to "Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat" on Tuesday as part of a new theater program sparked by a $100,000 grant.
A widespread decline in theater education among...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Now that Rachel York is a parent, the days when anything goes are coming to an end.
The reason? Her daughter, Olivia, has reached preschool age.
York has picked up rave reviews for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The remarkable transformation of Chapman University from a small-town college of little reputation to a serious university with a growing national pedigree is testament to the vitality and the commitment of the Orange County citizenry. It is also the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:27 PM
I'm a longtime fan of American musical theater.
Several weeks ago, I eschewed watching the Olympics to view an antiquated Broadway chestnut on television: Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." It's been a favorite of mine for decades.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Welcome to the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year debuts Friday. Last week in the O.C., the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Ambassador Liu Jian, traveled to Costa Mesa to cut a ribbonand front opening ceremonies for the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:17 PM
As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all.
Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
| Aug 15, 2014
In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage.
She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California?
To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Over his prolific century on this planet, Irving Berlin composed many memorable songs, including the best-selling record in history.
That would be "White Christmas," introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" and identified with the...