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  • Carnett: Even our best achievements are seldom timeless

    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. A lyricist,...
  • The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course

    The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course
    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...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    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...
  • On Theater: 'White Christmas' is sumptuous holiday treat

    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...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "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.,...
  • Segerstrom Center reports rise in revenue, attendance

    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has reported a modest rise in attendance and revenue for the 2010-11 season that recently ended. The center in Costa Mesa said the increases were due largely to blockbuster-type shows such as the visiting high-tech...
  • Mesa Musings: No business like OCC's show business

    On a sweltering East Coast evening last week I took in a community production of Meredith Wilson's classic 1957 Broadway musical, "Music Man." The performance was a delight, and brought back many wonderful memories. I first saw the show in the summer of...
  • Bette Dobrott

    Bette Dobrott
    Bette Dobrott Bette Dobrott passed away peacefully on August 2, 2011 at her home in Newport Beach with her husband Jim, children and grandchildren by her side. Bette was born Bette Porter in Los Angeles, and grew up in the Fairfax district of LA. She...
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'

    Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'
    "West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago. A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
  • Sondheim honored for his achievements

    "Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The 81-year-old composer and...
  • On Theater: It's a 'Pajama' party at Vanguard

    On Theater: It's a 'Pajama' party at Vanguard
    Oldies frequently can be goodies. "The Pajama Game," for instance, won a Tony as Broadway's best musical in 1954 and was revived in 2006, winning another Tony for best revival. It hasn't been seen much locally, but Vanguard University has resurrected...