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Musical Theater

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  • Classically Trained: Getting ready for some musical Shakespeare

    Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...
  • The Crowd: Star Gala benefits musical theater programs

    The Crowd: Star Gala benefits musical theater programs
    The Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County welcomed an enthusiastic crowd supporting its work with youth in the community. More than 125 guests converged upon the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar for a pre-holiday dinner and show billed as "Star...
  • 'CATS' lands on local stage

    "He would watch you without winking/And he saw what you were thinking/And it's certain that he didn't approve/Of hilarity and riot/So that folk were very quiet/When Skimble was about and on the move." — "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" * Now in...
  • On Theater: 'Cats' still mesmerizes after all this time

    Having enjoyed feline companionship for the past two decades, I always get a kick out of Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit musical "Cats" each time it stops by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It's back again — for the eighth time, albeit for an...
  • Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery

    Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery
    In Gourmet Detective's "Get Cartier," a faux murder mystery takes places at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach. The performers are the prime suspects, but it's the audience that serves up the dish of true entertainment. "Get Cartier," which plays year-...
  • 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...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California? To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
  • On Theater: 'Plaid,' 'Sons,' 'Godot' top local theater

    Local stage productions on both the community theater and collegiate levels proved impressive during 2011, with an imaginative musical and a pair of modern classic dramas leading the way. At the Costa Mesa Playhouse, the 1950s flavored musical "Forever...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Retiring music teacher honored at holiday assembly

    Harbor View Elementary School's longtime music teacher, Linda Messenger, was honored with a standing ovation at the recent holiday program — her last school-wide musical assembly before she retires in June. "Harbor View has always been proud of our...
  • 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.,...
  • Classically Trained: Man with the golden baton leads Bond concerts

    As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost. Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
  • 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...