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  • Something 'Wicked' this way returns

    Something 'Wicked' this way returns
    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...
  • A musical cake for Cook

    A musical cake for Cook
    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...
  • Inside look at Green Day

    Inside look at Green Day
    When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
  • Buckley sings for the 'Boys'

    Buckley sings for the 'Boys'
    Betty Buckley grew up in a home with diverging viewpoints about her love for music and storytelling. Her father, a painter, poet, writer and music lover, hailed from a small town in South Dakota. It was with him that Buckley started singing folk tunes....
  • 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...
  • Who is 'Tommy'?

    Who is 'Tommy'?
    A "deaf, dumb and blind" boy who goes on to become a "Pinball Wizard" and an iconic spiritual guru is set to weave his magic in Costa Mesa. Anaheim's Chance Theater has brought its acclaimed revival of seminal rock opera "The Who's Tommy," to the...
  • 'Idol' brings 'Rock of Ages'

     'Idol' brings 'Rock of Ages'
    It seems that this is the role he was born to play. For "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis, portraying a would-be rock star has meant critical acclaim, a Tony nomination and … unbearably freezing temperatures. Hopefully that last...
  • The Crowd: Events aim to help serious diseases

    The Crowd: Events aim to help serious diseases
    The spring social season will honor two of the region's most philanthropic couples on behalf of very serious causes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) challenges concerned citizens to "Imagine a World Without Diabetes." The JDRF "Dream...
  • Fun with 'Young Frankenstein'

    Fun with 'Young Frankenstein'
    For Cory English, life's a roll in ze hay. English has taken his portrayal of Igor of "Young Frankenstein" musical fame from Broadway to the road — and he and the rest of the cast are set to make their debut at the Orange County Performing Arts...
  • On Theater: Adapting classic for musical

    How do you adapt one of the funniest movies of all time into a Broadway musical? For one thing, you make it even funnier. Mel Brooks accomplished this with his musical version of "The Producers," one of his earlier movies. It was a huge success, so much...
  • Classic story meets CGI

    Classic story meets CGI
    The boy who never grew up is more than 100 years old, but new fans are now discovering him in Costa Mesa. One of the most technologically advanced pieces of theater in history has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center — seats,...
  • On Theater: 'Peter Pan' a soaring spectacle at OCPAC

    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...