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Musical Theater

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  • 'American Idiot' musical to hit O.C.

     'American Idiot' musical to hit O.C.
    "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...
  • Liza sings for 'freedom' in Costa Mesa

    Liza sings for 'freedom' in Costa Mesa
    It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood. "Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty. On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
  • Review: 'A Chorus Line' sizzles in O.C.

     Review: 'A Chorus Line' sizzles in O.C.
    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...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
  • On Theater: SCFTA lineup features shows based on movies

    Something old ("Anything Goes"), something new ("War Horse") and a lot of shows in between (most of which were inspired by movies) have been announced for the 2012-13 season at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, which begins its 26th season this fall....
  • Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'

     Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'
    Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week. "Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...
  • On Theater: 'American Idiot' the musical a powerful, but loud, ride

    On Theater: 'American Idiot' the musical a powerful, but loud, ride
    If Broadway shows were rated in terms of volume alone, Green Day's "American Idiot," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, would win every Tony award in sight. Strident, confrontational and ear-splittingly raucous, this story of three young...
  • Classically Trained: Conductor recalls having a 'Blast'

    To most people, the sound of music students practicing independently is noise, a cacophonous nonsymphony of assorted tones. But to a band nerd like me, Irvine High School's band room had a dozen distinct timbres — a saxophone practicing her...
  • Classically Trained: Mahler's Third coming to Newport Beach

    Classically Trained: Mahler's Third coming to Newport Beach
    This Sunday, there will be a concert in Newport Beach with the Montage Civic Orchestra that includes a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony. The 8 p.m. show at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church also features two community ensembles: the All-American...
  • 'Les Miserables' actress is 'dreaming a dream'

     'Les Miserables' actress is 'dreaming a dream'
    Shawna Hamic "dreamed a dream in time gone by," but unlike the destitute young mother Fantine who sings those words each night in the new Broadway tour of"Les Miserables,"Hamic has lived to see hers realized at a very young age. Hamic, who plays the...
  • On Theater: Musical spoof plays well in Newport

    On Theater: Musical spoof plays well in Newport
    The popularity of musical theater in the middle part of the past century brought with it a few gentle spoofs of the genre — "Little Mary Sunshine" and "Dames at Sea" among the most notable. The satirical art also flowered in England, where...
  • Theater Review: 'Hedwig' rocks Costa Mesa Playhouse

    Theater Review: 'Hedwig' rocks Costa Mesa Playhouse
    The Costa Mesa Playhouse explores sexuality, creativity and what it means to find one's "other half" in its latest production, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." In the cult musical style of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"...