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Musical Theater

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Top Musical Theater Articles

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  • Sondheim honored for his achievements

    "Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The 81-year-old composer and...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    THURSDAY Grand Opening Lululemon Athletica is having a grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the store in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa at the Crate & Barrel Wing on Level 1. Home & Garden Tour The 14th annual Newport Harbor Home &...
  • 'Hot tamale train' delivers again

     'Hot tamale train' delivers again
    It's flashy, sensual … and fabulous. For fans of reality shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars," "Burn the Floor" is a perfect real-life night out. A record-breaking Broadway hit — and the first ballroom dance...
  • It's A Gray Area: Take in a bit of history with your theater

    Do you want to treat yourself to great theater for a truly modest price? Get tickets for the upcoming production of "The Hiding Place," based upon Tim Gregory's original adaptation of the autobiography by Corrie ten Boom. The show will be performed at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • Classically Trained: Man with the golden baton leads Bond concerts

    As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost. Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...