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Musical Theater

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  • A funny thing happened at the fundraiser

    A funny thing happened at the fundraiser
    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...
  • Classically Trained: Youth's musical talent to take them to Bulgaria

    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...
  • On Theater: Playing the Dickens out of 'Drood'

    "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...
  • Classically Trained: A symphony to bring the dog to

    Classically Trained: A symphony to bring the dog to
    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...
  • Fun with 'Young Frankenstein'

    Fun with 'Young Frankenstein'
    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...
  • On Theater: Adapting classic for musical

    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...
  • Classically Trained: So-called 'worthless' concerto lives on with symphony

    "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...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY 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...
  • On Theater: 'Alice' curiouser and curiouser at Vanguard

     On Theater: 'Alice' curiouser and curiouser at Vanguard
    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...
  • Enchanting for all

    Enchanting for all
    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...
  • On Theater: 'Peter Pan' a soaring spectacle at OCPAC

    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...
  • Teenager composer, pianist lets fingers 'do the walking'

    Teenager composer, pianist lets fingers 'do the walking'
    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,...