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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • On Theater: A dynamic 'West Side Story' revival

    To successfully revive a modern classic musical such as "West Side Story" for the 21st century, you need more than melodic voices and inspired choreography. You need the elusive ingredient of attitude — an "us vs. them" mentality that pervades the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Musical shows we're 'Americans All'

    OK, I have a natural bias. But I am encouraging you to go see the musical revue "Americans All," which is the first show of the new season for the Lyceum Theater at Vanguard University. And take your children with you. What does Vanguard's brochure say...
  • Mesa Musings: No business like OCC's show business

    On a sweltering East Coast evening last week I took in a community production of Meredith Wilson's classic 1957 Broadway musical, "Music Man." The performance was a delight, and brought back many wonderful memories. I first saw the show in the summer of...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California? To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
  • On Theater: 'Plaid,' 'Sons,' 'Godot' top local theater

    Local stage productions on both the community theater and collegiate levels proved impressive during 2011, with an imaginative musical and a pair of modern classic dramas leading the way. At the Costa Mesa Playhouse, the 1950s flavored musical "Forever...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Retiring music teacher honored at holiday assembly

    Harbor View Elementary School's longtime music teacher, Linda Messenger, was honored with a standing ovation at the recent holiday program — her last school-wide musical assembly before she retires in June. "Harbor View has always been proud of our...
  • On Theater: Vanguard takes on some classics next season

    Most theater companies take a little time off in the summer to regroup, catch their breath and plan for the upcoming season. Not Costa Mesa's Vanguard University. The college's regular 2010-11 season is now history, but Vanguard "turns pro" in the summer...
  • From Cosby to Weezer, O.C. Fair has star-studded lineup

    From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation. Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...
  • Classically Trained: Tapping into the power of the voice

    Classically Trained: Tapping into the power of the voice
    NEWPORT BEACH — There's no mistaking the aura of a small business about to open its doors for the first time. Not yet dulled by writing, the tips of the pencils are still sharp. A pile of freshly printed business cards sits strategically placed....
  • Segerstrom Center reports rise in revenue, attendance

    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has reported a modest rise in attendance and revenue for the 2010-11 season that recently ended. The center in Costa Mesa said the increases were due largely to blockbuster-type shows such as the visiting high-tech...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony takes on some 'Looney Tunes'

    The Internet makes it official: I'm not the only one. As the newly christened 416th member of the "Looney Tunes introduced me to classical music" Facebook group, I take solace. Now I know there are others who, like me, were first exposed to the...
  • A man of many musical styles

    A man of many musical styles
    Dan Krikorian took an introduction to guitar class during his freshman year at Chapman University. He thought it would be a fun and easy way to round out a tough schedule, but he got hooked. That was seven years ago. Now, what started on a whim has...