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Musical Theater

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  • Arts center has a 'silver' lineup

    Arts center has a 'silver' lineup
    The Costa Mesa institution now known as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its first performance in September 1986. Nearly 25 years later, the largest performing arts venue in Orange County is planning a robust lineup for its silver anniversary...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    TODAY Cake Store Opening Nothing Bundt Cakes has its ribbon-cutting ceremony with owner, Linda Kirkpatrick, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the store at 270 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa. Other festivities are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. For more...
  • A life of preparation for 'Wicked'

    A life of preparation for 'Wicked'
    For Lesley McKinnell, whose childhood was filled with the sights and sounds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, being "Wicked" has paid off. Now in her early 20s, McKinnell has translated her experiences both on- and off-stage at the center,...
  • On Theater: Center lifts curtain on 2011-12 season

    Oldies, newcomers and the 25th anniversary revival of arguably the greatest musical of all time dot the calendar of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for its upcoming 2011-12 season — which, coincidentally, also is the center's 25th season. The...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Classically Trained: A musical introduction

    Classically Trained: A musical introduction
    CORONA DEL MAR — I remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, a simple young suburbanite pillaging my way through the fourth grade, one of many among the huddled miniature masses headed for the multipurpose room. It was the same room where...
  • For Segerstrom, an operatic birthday present

    What can you get as a birthday present for a man who already has two concert halls with his name on them? For Henry Segerstrom, you get America's diva, Renée Fleming, to make her debut in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on his 88th birthday...
  • Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score

    Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score
    I saw a rainbow over in the distance on my way to "The Wizard of Oz" concert Thursday night. Seriously. Luckily there weren't any tornadoes that night to impede mine or other Pacific Symphony concertgoers' progress to the concert hall — just a...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TODAY 50th Anniversary The Friends of the Newport Beach Library celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon for volunteers. For more information, call (949) 759-9667. Best Business Practices Speech Matthew Cryer and Nic Horn, of Turner &...