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Musical Theater

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  • On Theater: Playing the Dickens out of 'Drood'

    "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" never was solved because its author, Charles Dickens, died before he could finish the novel. Imaginative playwright-composer Rupert Holmes, a fellow Briton, has given it an ending — or, more accurately, a half-dozen...
  • A chance to learn the dance of romance

    A chance to learn the dance of romance
    Esa rāfaga, el tango, esa diablura los atareados aņos desafia hecho de polvo y tiempo el hombre dura menos que la liviana melodia que solo es tiempo That devilry, the tango, that wind gust surely defies the over toiled years made of dust and...
  • On Theater: Starting year with Miller dramas

    With the arrival of the new year comes another batch of local stage productions. A pair of Arthur Miller dramas will help get 2011 off and running. The first of these, "The Crucible," bows in Friday at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor Theater. Directed by...
  • No day off for these thespians

    No day off for these thespians
    Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical. The show, directed...
  • Classically Trained: Lang Lang one of many highlights at next Pacific Symphony concert

    His will be a one-night affair on Orange County's top piano pedestal. Acclaimed virtuoso pianist Lang Lang performs Tuesday with the Pacific Symphony in an all-Russian composer program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The 8 p.m....
  • Letting his 'Hair' down

    Letting his 'Hair' down
    While putting on his uniform to attend an all-boy Catholic high school in Orange County, Marshal Kennedy Carolan never dreamed that in a few short years he would grow out his hair and travel the country, doing drugs, dissing the establishment and taking...
  • On Theater: 'HAIR' is 'seething in ensemble excellence'

    Can it be more than 40 years since Orange Coast College musical theater star Diane Hall moved to New York, changed her surname to "Keaton," and won a role in the original production of "HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"? Well, Diane Keaton'...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Revolution in one word: Hair

    "Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair … shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Give me down-to-there hair, shoulder length or longer, flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, hair!" We're not talking about my hair actually, even...
  • Classically Trained: Boys chorus gives its regards to Hollywood

    Classically Trained: Boys chorus gives its regards to Hollywood
    Editor's note: This corrects the name of Jim Corbett's son. FOUNTAIN VALLEY — I spotted James Dean mingling among the crowd on Saturday night. He had a cigarette tucked behind his ear and was sporting that iconic black leather jacket. Dean was...
  • Classically Trained: Stories from a more musically golden age

    Classically Trained: Stories from a more musically golden age
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — No passersby recognized him, but I didn't find that surprising. They were too busy hustling to and from the last day of Oktoberfest celebrations at the Old World Village. But a few stopped momentarily to hear the group of five...
  • Fairy tale rehearsals

    Fairy tale rehearsals
    Rehearsals have been anything but ordinary for UC Irvine students preparing for their production of Stephen Sondheim's tour-de-force musical "Into the Woods." Along with their usual blocking and memorization duties, the students studied with and performed...
  • The Crowd: Symphony celebrates in grand style

    The Crowd: Symphony celebrates in grand style
    The crowd arrived in black tie and mask. It was, after all, the night before Halloween, and The Pacific Symphony celebrated in grand style with the opening night pops concert billed as "An Evening of Sentiment and Mystery." The occasion marked the 20th...