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Musical Theater

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  • Reel Critics: 'Dragon' still on fire in sequel

    Director and screenwriter Dean DeBlois has thoughtfully entertained our children with animated adventures. Among his credits are the Disney hits "Mulan" and "Lilo & Stitch." But his contribution to "How to Train Your Dragon" for DreamWorks in 2010 took...
  • Mailbag: 'Book of Mormon' is crass and a bore

    Re. "Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon,'" (June 21): Finally, a review of the "Book of Mormon" that hits the nail on the head. James P. Gray's commentary in the Daily Pilot was spot-on. I have been amazed at the praise for the "Book of...
  • 'Jersey' is hot this season

    'Jersey' is hot this season
    As "Jersey Boys" prepares to return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week, Terry Dwyer remembers the moment he got an endorsement from the most famous Jersey Boy of all. Ten years ago, the musical about the rise and tumultuous career of the...
  • Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

    Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center
    Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers. There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary. And red patent-leather high-heel...
  • An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

    An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'
    In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage. She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...
  • 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...
  • Teacher says 'dissatisfied' student made false accusations

    A Corona del Mar High School teacher under investigation by police said Thursday that a disgruntled student made false accusations against him. Drama teacher Ronald Martin, who was placed on leave June 5 pending a police investigation, said he did...
  • Boz Scaggs reclaims his roots

    Boz Scaggs reclaims his roots
    When Boz Scaggs was a boy, Memphis meant a few simple things: a visit to his grandmother's house, his father's family history, that catchy Chuck Berry tune that sometimes came on the radio. Years later, as he honed his musical tastes, the "Lowdown"...
  • Lobby group wants to entertain

    Lobby group wants to entertain
    Nearly half a century ago, Frank W. Abagnale Jr. became one of the world's most skilled impostors, using charm and false paperwork to weasel his way into prestigious careers. Starting Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, attendees at the...
  • Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'

    Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'
    Editor's note: The 1968 Newport Pop Festival didn't go over very well with many Costa Mesa residents — nor with Los Angeles Times critic Digby Diehl, who wrote the following review. Eric Burdon and the Animals will be among the performers this...