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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • What's on the menu? Jam

    What's on the menu? Jam
    Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...
  • Kids grow up with 'Peter Pan'

    Kids grow up with 'Peter Pan'
    Peter Pan never grows up — but the musical that bears his name is well into old age. This year marks the 110th anniversary of the debut of J.M. Barrie's original play and the 60th anniversary of the award-winning Broadway musical. And at South...
  • Seth Siegel's alive and well

    Seth Siegel's alive and well
    "Fred's Dead" may be alive somewhere. Seth Siegel doesn't have on hand a copy of the script he co-wrote with a pair of Newport Harbor High School classmates in the late 1970s. The show's program eludes him too. He surmises that if he kept digging...
  • Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...
  • Commentary: Tapping God's voice for 25 years

    A musical celebration takes place at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church & School (NHLCS) at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday thanks to the Rev. William Wells. He marked his 25th anniversary as its minister of music and organist during a ceremony Sunday. "For me, every...
  • 'Believe' is the theme for summer youth program

    'Believe' is the theme for summer youth program
    The exercise wasn't on the schedule, but Bill Brawley had learned to read the eyes of kids and improvise when the moment required it. Monday morning in a rehearsal room at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 40 young vocalists were working on...
  • For her, costumes are a habit

    For her, costumes are a habit
    Jocelyn Cartwright has no desire to be onstage. She's too shy to be comfortable under a spotlight. Plus, there's the question of training. The Montello, Wisc., resident doesn't need to be on the front line hearing applause, though. As head of wardrobe...
  • They're Wanted, all right

    They're Wanted, all right
    Life on the road has been a hotbed of adventures for the Wanted. Waking up in different time zones, digging through suitcases, eating potatoes for breakfast, squabbling and leaving smelly socks lying around have all contributed to the rapport shared...
  • Summer Players to perform 'Annie' at SCR

    Summer Players to perform 'Annie' at SCR
    Opening night is just a day away for South Coast Repertory Summer Players production of "Annie," which plays this weekend and next on the Julie Argyros Stage. The show stars local youth in grades 5-12 who auditioned for their roles after completing...
  • Now onstage: the past 100 years

    Now onstage: the past 100 years
    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
  • On Theater: Fall in love with 'I Do!'

    On Theater: Fall in love with 'I Do!'
    It's becoming a banner year for musical theater creators Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. First, their signature show "The Fantasticks" was "magically" revived at South Coast Repertory, and now the Laguna Playhouse is turning its spotlight, quite...
  • Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed

    Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed
    Now that Rachel York is a parent, the days when anything goes are coming to an end. The reason? Her daughter, Olivia, has reached preschool age. York has picked up rave reviews for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's...