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  • 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...
  • Calendar

    TODAY 'A Renaissance Banquet' The Corona del Mar High School music department presents "A Renaissance Banquet." The concert is at 1 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 3233 Pacific View, Corona del Mar. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15...
  • The Crowd: Jerry Lewis helps raise significant funds

    "My father, who was the funniest man I ever knew, told me early in my career to always leave my audience with something warm and meaningful at the end of the show," said comedic legend Jerry Lewis, fronting the "Gift of Hope" annual gala Saturday night at...
  • On Theater: Broadway revue boosts Playhouse

    The Costa Mesa Playhouse will be giving its regards to Broadway this weekend, hoping that musical theater buffs will be giving their regards to the playhouse. For its annual fundraiser, the 45-year-old theater will offer "Broadway, the Best of Times," a...
  • Judge fights on (in song)

    Editor's note: This corrects an earlier version. NEWPORT BEACH — Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray doesn't really know the meaning of the word retirement. After retiring from close to three decades on the Orange County bench, instead of...
  • Teens access their artistic sides

    Teens access their artistic sides
    COSTA MESA — While summer theater programs aren't hard to come by — they are a common summer staple at many arts centers — the Summer at the Center program at the Orange County Performing Arts Center isn't an average workshop. Bill...
  • Living his character

    Living his character
    COSTA MESA — David Baida's heard it hundreds of times by now: "You were born to play that part." But it nearly took a miracle for the actor to audition for the role. After a run at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre, Baida and the rest of the touring...
  • SCR announces upcoming shows

    New and recent works by award-winning playwrights Annie Baker, Sarah Ruhl and Itamar Moses are among the offerings in South Coast Repertory's 2010-11 lineup, which begins in September. The Costa Mesa theater company said it will mount 10 main...
  • On Theater: The beat, and the season, go on

    The Costa Mesa Playhouse will be 50 years old in June. I can testify to the authenticity of that observance since I started my 40-year community theater career in that first Costa Mesa production "Send Me No Flowers." Back then, it was known as the...
  • On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

    On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind
    “Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice. This multi-award-winning show from 2013, now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, goes out of its way to...