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Musical Theater

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  • Still jazzing it up at 99

    Still jazzing it up at 99
    Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
  • Youmans: Heading to Hollywood

    Youmans: Heading to Hollywood
    At age 9, I watched with wide eyes as"American Idol"debuted on national television in 2002. I never imagined that 10 years later I would receive my very own golden ticket to Hollywood. After my debut appearance in the Season 11 premiere, which showed...
  • Friday's Calendar

    Friday's Calendar
    FRIDAY Book Sale The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Central Library branch bookstore, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. People can pay $1 for four paperbacks or $1 for two hardbacks....
  • Newport Harbor High raises 'Curtains' on winter musical

    Newport Harbor High School's theater arts department will debut its winter musical "Curtains" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the campus' Robert B. Wentz Theatre in the Norman Loats Performing Arts Center, 600 Irvine Ave. The show is a comedy whodunit put on by...
  • Classically Trained: Gluzman provides spellbinding performance

    Vadim Gluzman kept the audience's attention with all the zeal of someone about to divulge the secrets of the universe. Our sensibilities were rapt by his virtuosity, our eyes transfixed by his technique. It really was that stunning. You just couldn't...
  • Bringing opera to younger audiences

    There are few things as satisfying as seeing the Wicked Witch get what she deserves. An audience of youngsters — in ruffled dresses and clip-on ties — erupted into cheers and laughter Saturday morning during the climatic last acts of the...
  • Classically Trained: Russian orchestra visits concert hall

    Indeed, the Russians are coming. The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of St. Petersburg will play an all-Tchaikovsky program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Oct. 13 and 17. Four of the six finished symphonies by the popular Russian composer...
  • SATURDAY OCT. 1 TILL MONDAY OCT. 3 Makeup Exhibit MAC Venomous Villains makeup exhibit is in South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa. TILL OCT. 9 'Pride and Prejudice' South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and...
  • TILL SUNDAY 'Pride and Prejudice' South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The shows will be at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit...
  • Youmans: Sondheim gets silly and informative

    Youmans: Sondheim gets silly and informative
    Musical theater connoisseurs who had hoped to see "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation" last October filled the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on July 13 for the rescheduled event. Previously, the legendary Broadway composer and...
  • Sondheim coming to O.C.

    Sondheim coming to O.C.
    One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29. Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
  • Youmans: This 'Wizard' is full of innovation

    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,...