| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Broadway luminary Barbara Cook is in for a treat.
During her one-night-only performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, she will be presented with a birthday card.
Yes, birthday cards are common, but not ones filled with...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
When it comes to community spirit there is arguably no more dedicated confederation of folks than the ardent and steadfast supporters of Pacific Chorale.
Recently in Newport Beach they came together, as they have done year after year, for an underwriting...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In those hectic days, hours and minutes before opening night, it's time to "either laugh or cry."
So says Pauline Maranian, director of Estancia High School's upcoming musical theater production of "Guys & Dolls," which opens Thursday for a three-...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:07 PM
They've explored the world of history ("Ragtime") and fantasy ("Seussical"), but the creative team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty earlier elected to tackle two other genres — mystery and farce — in their offbeat musical comedy "Lucky...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Napoleon Gladney is no stranger to wearing several hats.
A tree, emotions, the wind, a prince, a vampire, and even music notes — these are just a few roles that the Los Angeles-based professional dancer has enacted.
Now, as part of the...
| Jun 21, 2011
"A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw.
Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City.
On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 7:07 PM
Relay For Life Reception
The Newport Beach Relay For Life is having a 10th birthday celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. aboard the Wild Goose, a Hornblower Cruise ship, which will be docked at 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... "Peter Pan."
Yes, the forever-young hero of J.M. Barrie's ever-popular children's story is back, and this time — with the help of some well-placed wires — he really flies. The...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:35 PM
The crowd arrived in black tie and mask. It was, after all, the night before Halloween, and The Pacific Symphony celebrated in grand style with the opening night pops concert billed as "An Evening of Sentiment and Mystery." The occasion marked the 20th...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 6:40 PM
When UC Irvine opens its two-weekend production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on Friday night , the cast members will have experienced a link to the musical's first Broadway production.
Pamela Winslow Kashani, an Orange County resident who...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:30 AM
For Lesley McKinnell, whose childhood was filled with the sights and sounds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, being "Wicked" has paid off.
Now in her early 20s, McKinnell has translated her experiences both on- and off-stage at the center,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Julia Argyros last week took the microphone in the grand ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort.
"My first job following graduation from college was working as a speech therapist helping children with disabilities," she told the crowd, as she stood on...