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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sage Hill singer's next stop: Carnegie Hall

    Sage Hill singer's next stop: Carnegie Hall
    NEWPORT BEACH — Victoria Griffin, 15, has pretty much been singing since birth, or at least since before she could talk, her mother said. Catherine Griffin used to sing lullabies to newborn Victoria and her daughter would make odd little noises...
  • 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-...
  • 'Idol' brings 'Rock of Ages'

     'Idol' brings 'Rock of Ages'
    It seems that this is the role he was born to play. For "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis, portraying a would-be rock star has meant critical acclaim, a Tony nomination and … unbearably freezing temperatures. Hopefully that last...