| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:28 PM
This Sunday, there will be a concert in Newport Beach with the Montage Civic Orchestra that includes a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony.
The 8 p.m. show at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church also features two community ensembles: the All-American...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Shawna Hamic "dreamed a dream in time gone by," but unlike the destitute young mother Fantine who sings those words each night in the new Broadway tour of"Les Miserables,"Hamic has lived to see hers realized at a very young age.
Hamic, who plays the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:27 PM
The popularity of musical theater in the middle part of the past century brought with it a few gentle spoofs of the genre — "Little Mary Sunshine" and "Dames at Sea" among the most notable.
The satirical art also flowered in England, where...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Costa Mesa Playhouse explores sexuality, creativity and what it means to find one's "other half" in its latest production, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
In the cult musical style of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:26 PM
A Corona del Mar High School teacher under investigation by police said Thursday that a disgruntled student made false accusations against him.
Drama teacher Ronald Martin, who was placed on leave June 5 pending a police investigation, said he did...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When Boz Scaggs was a boy, Memphis meant a few simple things: a visit to his grandmother's house, his father's family history, that catchy Chuck Berry tune that sometimes came on the radio.
Years later, as he honed his musical tastes, the "Lowdown"...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Nearly half a century ago, Frank W. Abagnale Jr. became one of the world's most skilled impostors, using charm and false paperwork to weasel his way into prestigious careers.
Starting Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, attendees at the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Editor's note: The 1968 Newport Pop Festival didn't go over very well with many Costa Mesa residents — nor with Los Angeles Times critic Digby Diehl, who wrote the following review. Eric Burdon and the Animals will be among the performers this...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend.
South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:49 PM
I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters.
I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables."
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:15 PM
When asked about her ardor for music, Lea Salonga replies, "Why not music?"
Having grown up needing little to no encouragement to take on an audience, the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Filipina singer calls her career choice a "no-brainer."
| May 31, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Local high school theater students performed and were honored last week at this year's Childress MACY Awards ceremony — the first since beloved co-founder Lee Childress died in September.
The MACYs, or the Music and Arts Commendations for Youth,...