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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings

    Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings
    What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice? Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
  • 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 —...
  • Can you feel the Force tonight?

    Can you feel the Force tonight?
    COSTA MESA — In a galaxy not so far, far away, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will overcome the dark side of the Force while singing and dancing this weekend in a musical parody of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." The children's play based on the...
  • Classically Trained: Young ensemble plays worldly music

    It's a group where you've got to keep your winds about you. The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble performed a program Sunday titled "We the People: Folk Music From Around the World" in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. It included some...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    TODAY What Is A 'Tea Party'? Guest speaker Scott Baugh, chairman of the Orange County GOP, gives a guest speaking engagement at Halecrest Park, 3124 College Ave., Costa Mesa. For reservations, call Tom Pollitt at tompollitt@ca.rr.com or call (714) 612-...