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  • 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...
  • A life of preparation for 'Wicked'

    A life of preparation for 'Wicked'
    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,...
  • The Crowd: An emotional event for cerebral palsy

    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...
  • '9 to 5' finds new life on stage

    '9 to 5' finds new life on stage
    Ever have the feeling that if you just got your boss out of the picture, you could run the company the way it ought to be run? These ladies did, with a ball-gag and a lot of forged signatures. The Broadway musical version of "9 to 5" will land at 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...