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Musical Theater

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  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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....