| Feb 10, 2011
| 8:33 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 7:11 PM
When Charles Dodgson spun an adventurous tale to a 10-year-old girl on a boating trip in 1865, making it up as he went along, he hardly could have realized the impact it would have on future generations.
Dodgson embellished the story, published it under...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Editor's note: This corrects who will be playing Emile de Becque.
It may be rare, but sometimes landing a great part doesn't depend on who you know. Just ask Christopher Johnstone.
Johnstone has performed in operatic works like "The Pirates of...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:39 PM
If you've made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house more, check out this guide for 2011 entertainment options. From Broadway to blues to ballet, we've got you covered; here's a selection. Call the venue or visit their website for prices and...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Esa ràfaga, el tango, esa diablura
los atareados años desafia
hecho de polvo y tiempo el hombre dura
menos que la liviana melodia
que solo es tiempo
That devilry, the tango, that wind gust
surely defies the over toiled years
made of dust and...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:16 PM
With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of Arthur Miller dramas will help get 2011 off and running.
The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Theater. Directed by...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:23 PM
Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical.
The show, directed...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:16 PM
Who would have thought to add a musical score to a seething drama of sexual tension with more circuitous plot lines than your basic soap opera?
Octavio Solis did, and South Coast Repertory's "Cloudlands" is the beneficiary of this fortuitous decision...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:16 PM
"It's not over 'till you're underground
It's not over before it's too late
This city's burnin'
It's not my burden
It's not over before it's too late"
— Green Day, "Letterbomb"
Punk band Green Day skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s, but is...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:32 PM
3-D Theatricals is taking a trip down the yellow brick road. Along the way, the theater production company has implemented modern twists transforming the typical two-dimensional "The Wizard of Oz" into a three-dimensional manifestation of lions, tigers,...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
3-D Theatricals' production of "A Chorus Line" celebrates the unsung heroes of the ensemble by breathing new life into a singular sensation that transcends time.
The show is playing through Sunday at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium.
"A Chorus Line" was...