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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Who killed the composer?

    Who killed the composer?
    COSTA MESA — It was a whodunit murder mystery and everyone was a suspect. From the concertmaster dressed as a cook, to the bikers playing the bass instruments, to the violins and violas, no one was above suspicion. The murderer was the conductor,...
  • 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...
  • On Theater: Enjoy 'Bountiful' journey on SCR stage

    Home is where the heart is, and in Horton Foote's masterful play "The Trip to Bountiful," home is pretty much a state of mind, a memory that exists only in the reverie of its central character. South Coast Repertory is taking "The Trip to Bountiful"...
  • 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...