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Musical Theater

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  • Carnett: Falling for 'South Pacific'

    Twenty summers ago Orange Coast College reopened its remodeled Robert B. Moore Theatre with a rousing production of the beloved Broadway musical "South Pacific." The campus theater originally opened in 1955. The iconic 1949 Richard Rodgers/Oscar...
  • A musical cake for Cook

    A musical cake for Cook
    Broadway luminary Barbara Cook is in for a treat. During her one-night-only performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, she will be presented with a birthday card. Yes, birthday cards are common, but not ones filled with...
  • Concert Review: This 'Kid' is an old soul

    Concert Review: This 'Kid' is an old soul
    Arlo Guthrie didn't perform "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" Saturday night at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, but the song, in a way, was there in spirit. Guthrie's signature tune from 1967 (better known simply as "Alice's Restaurant") works partly as...
  • On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly

    On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly
    The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
  • Inside look at Green Day

    Inside look at Green Day
    When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
  • Buckley sings for the 'Boys'

    Buckley sings for the 'Boys'
    Betty Buckley grew up in a home with diverging viewpoints about her love for music and storytelling. Her father, a painter, poet, writer and music lover, hailed from a small town in South Dakota. It was with him that Buckley started singing folk tunes....
  • Duke Ellington revisited

    Duke Ellington revisited
    Daniel Schnyder spends nearly every day walking in Duke Ellington's footsteps. Literally. The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence, who will perform Thursday through Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, recently moved his family to Harlem...
  • On Theater: Magic aplenty in 'Fantasticks'

    On Theater: Magic aplenty in 'Fantasticks'
    There has always been something magical about "The Fantasticks," the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical that opened in New York in 1960 and ran until 2002, then sparked a 2006 revival that's still running. At South Coast Repertory — which rarely...
  • Documents shed some light on 60th [corrected]

    Costa Mesa made a slim profit from food and alcohol sales at its 60th anniversary celebration this summer, according to documents obtained by the Daily Pilot, but the overall cost of the event remains a mystery. City officials have declined to provide...
  • Picking Sondheim over swabs

    Picking Sondheim over swabs
    Bernadette Peters' skills lie in hygiene — or so an aptitude test indicated when she was 16. What could she have done with that? she mused. Become a nurse? A dental hygienist, perhaps? But theater lovers everywhere owe Peters' mother a debt of...
  • 'Priscilla' takes a cultural ride

    'Priscilla' takes a cultural ride
    Starring in "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical" hasn't only given Bre Jackson a stronger vocal range and frequent flier miles. She's also primed to offer encouragement and advice. Take, for example, the concertgoer who met her after the...
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' proves its staying power

    'Beauty and the Beast' proves its staying power
    Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston. Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...