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Musical Theater

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  • The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt

    The secret life of Mr. Engelhardt
    By all rights, this interview shouldn't be that interesting. The subject teaches biology and environmental sciences at Irvine Valley College, and he plans to parlay his side passion — acoustic guitar — into a concert on campus to raise money...
  • This little 'Light' of hers

    This little 'Light' of hers
    If you ever watched Disney's 1998 romantic comedy "The Parent Trap," then you most likely saw Erin Mackey — but you would have had no way of knowing that it was her. Such is the life of an acting and photo double. Only the back of her head or...
  • Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season

    Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season
    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will offer a hat-trick of sorts in the 2014-15 season it announced Monday: Audiences can hear programs led by the music directors of three of California’s top orchestras. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the...
  • On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
  • Special Report: 60th party cost nearly $400,000, documents show

    Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration has so far cost close to $400,000, significantly more than the initial $315,000 estimate to produce the event, according to a year's worth of public records reviewed by the Daily Pilot. The total cost —...
  • On Theater: Younger stars shine in '45 Minutes'

    Summer is the time for younger performers — teenagers and pre-teens — to stretch their theatrical muscles. Two weeks ago, South Coast Repertory's Young Conservatory Players took an impressive trip "Into the Woods" and now the Newport Theater...
  • On Theater: New theater season off and running

    No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
  • Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'

    Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'
    Newport Beach-born actor Kyle Harris wasn't a fan of "West Side Story" while growing up in Orange County, but the musical has since touched his life again and again. He was selected for the leading role of Tony in the show's touring Broadway production...
  • Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'

    Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'
    "West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago. A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
  • Pacific Symphony musicians to play for donors

    Musicians from the Pacific Symphony and friends will be serenading donors at the second annual Musical Blood & Marrow Drive in Corona del Mar from noon to 6 p.m. April 29. The event at the Newport Center United Methodist Church, 1601 Marguerite Ave.,...
  • Students on board for 'South Pacific'

    Students on board for 'South Pacific'
    Corona del Mar High School is bringing the best of Broadway to Newport Beach with a show that will enchant romance junkies, musical enthusiasts and World War II buffs alike. High school students will be performing Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein'...
  • '9 to 5' finds new life on stage

    '9 to 5' finds new life on stage
    Ever have the feeling that if you just got your boss out of the picture, you could run the company the way it ought to be run? These ladies did, with a ball-gag and a lot of forged signatures. The Broadway musical version of "9 to 5" will land at the...