| Mar 1, 2011
| 5:31 PM
COSTA MESA — Local residents will lace up their dancing shoes and put their singing voices to the test as they join more than 100 Orange County residents in support of Children's Hospital of Orange County.
The residents will play the part of Greek...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Bulgaria. It's not a country that comes up often within the confines of a SoCal kid's usual conversation.
But for 78 musicians of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, it's on the tip of their tongues as anticipation builds for a tour of that...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:58 PM
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" never was solved because its author, Charles Dickens, died before he could finish the novel.
Imaginative playwright-composer Rupert Holmes, a fellow Briton, has given it an ending — or, more accurately, a half-dozen...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 9:46 PM
LAKE FOREST — Children were playing catch, rolling down hillsides and jumping to pop bubbles. Adults nearby watched and chatted quietly.
It was just another normal summer evening in the park, except for that live symphony orchestra in the corner...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 9:08 PM
For Cory English, life's a roll in ze hay.
English has taken his portrayal of Igor of "Young Frankenstein" musical fame from Broadway to the road — and he and the rest of the cast are set to make their debut at the Orange County Performing Arts...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 10:50 PM
How do you adapt one of the funniest movies of all time into a Broadway musical? For one thing, you make it even funnier.
Mel Brooks accomplished this with his musical version of "The Producers," one of his earlier movies. It was a huge success, so much...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 7:34 PM
"Vulgar." "Clumsy." "Worthless and unplayable."
These were some of the words used initially to describe Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 some 135 years ago. Indeed, they did harm to the Russian composer universally revered today but who, in his...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 6:00 PM
Sinatra Family Wine Tasting
Join Amanda Sinatra Erlinger, granddaughter of Frank Sinatra, at an intimate tasting of Sinatra Family Estate red wines at NapaStyle at South Coast Plaza. Tickets are $15 per person and a reservation is required. For...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... "Peter Pan."
Yes, the forever-young hero of J.M. Barrie's ever-popular children's story is back, and this time — with the help of some well-placed wires — he really flies. The...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 7:01 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — At 17, Michael Fleming has written the musical score for the upcoming "Our Town" production, which will open Friday night at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.
A junior at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana,...