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Musical Theater

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  • On Theater: With a tip of the 'Hat,' the year begins

    The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend. South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
  • Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'

    Carnett: We dream of 'Les Miz'
    I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters. I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables." Talk about...
  • Songstress Lea Salonga to take Segerstrom stage

    Songstress Lea Salonga to take Segerstrom stage
    When asked about her ardor for music, Lea Salonga replies, "Why not music?" Having grown up needing little to no encouragement to take on an audience, the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Filipina singer calls her career choice a "no-brainer." "My...
  • Say, they can sing!

    Say, they can sing!
    They came with music in their hearts and lyrics on their lips. An audition pool of nearly 50 hopefuls from across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire has now been whittled to four. The finalists of the Pacific Symphony production "OC...
  • On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only

    On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only
    They've explored the world of history ("Ragtime") and fantasy ("Seussical"), but the creative team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty earlier elected to tackle two other genres — mystery and farce — in their offbeat musical comedy "Lucky...
  • Something 'Wicked' this way returns

    Something 'Wicked' this way returns
    Napoleon Gladney is no stranger to wearing several hats. A tree, emotions, the wind, a prince, a vampire, and even music notes — these are just a few roles that the Los Angeles-based professional dancer has enacted. Now, as part of the...
  • Inside Miss America's head

    Inside Miss America's head
    Costa Mesa High School's drama students will soon lift the curtain on a musical that revels in the backstage drama of beauty pageants, and on Thursday they researched the real thing. Angela Perez-Baraquio, who Miss America 2001 and the first Asian...
  • A musical cake for Cook

    A musical cake for Cook
    Broadway luminary Barbara Cook is in for a treat. During her one-night-only performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, she will be presented with a birthday card. Yes, birthday cards are common, but not ones filled with...
  • Concert Review: This 'Kid' is an old soul

    Concert Review: This 'Kid' is an old soul
    Arlo Guthrie didn't perform "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" Saturday night at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, but the song, in a way, was there in spirit. Guthrie's signature tune from 1967 (better known simply as "Alice's Restaurant") works partly as...
  • On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly

    On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly
    The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
  • Inside look at Green Day

    Inside look at Green Day
    When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
  • Buckley sings for the 'Boys'

    Buckley sings for the 'Boys'
    Betty Buckley grew up in a home with diverging viewpoints about her love for music and storytelling. Her father, a painter, poet, writer and music lover, hailed from a small town in South Dakota. It was with him that Buckley started singing folk tunes....