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  • Rea Elementary students hit the stage with help from Disney

    Rea Elementary students hit the stage with help from Disney
    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...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    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...
  • Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'

    Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'
    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...
  • Looking for New Year's Eve festivities? Party like it's 1999 (or 2014, if you must)

    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...
  • 'Jersey' is hot this season

    'Jersey' is hot this season
    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...
  • An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

    An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'
    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...
  • Tomlin's in a talking mood

    Tomlin's in a talking mood
    Lily Tomlin's stint in mime lasted all of three weeks. It stands to reason — she likes words too much. "With your words, you are trying to impact the audience and make them feel all kinds of things," said Tomlin, 73, who tried miming when she...
  • Traffic-mitigation project in motion

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved an engineering design contract Tuesday night that will look into traffic mitigation measures for East 19th Street. The $93,995 agreement with CivilSource, an Irvine-based civil engineering firm, will...
  • SCR returns to the past to honor anniversary

    SCR returns to the past to honor anniversary
    South Coast Repertory will conclude its 50th season with the play that opened its first: "Tartuffe," the farce by French playwright Moliere about a religious hypocrite who charms his way into a family home. It's the Costa Mesa theater's way of coming...
  • Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed

    Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed
    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...
  • Carnett: Falling for 'South Pacific'

    Twenty summers ago Orange Coast College reopened its remodeled Robert B. Moore Theatre with a rousing production of the beloved Broadway musical "South Pacific." The campus theater originally opened in 1955. The iconic 1949 Richard Rodgers/Oscar...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating the champions of Chapman

    The Crowd: Celebrating the champions of Chapman
    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...