| Oct 22, 2011
| 7:21 PM
COSTA MESA — It was a whodunit murder mystery and everyone was a suspect.
From the concertmaster dressed as a cook, to the bikers playing the bass instruments, to the violins and violas, no one was above suspicion. The murderer was the conductor,...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 10:23 PM
COSTA MESA — The Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Saturday was filled for "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation." There was only one problem — Sondheim wasn't there.
The Broadway legend was unable to travel to Orange...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling.
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 6:44 PM
Home is where the heart is, and in Horton Foote's masterful play "The Trip to Bountiful," home is pretty much a state of mind, a memory that exists only in the reverie of its central character.
South Coast Repertory is taking "The Trip to Bountiful"...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
I know there are a lot of published authors in Costa Mesa. I decided I wanted to find out who they all are, and searched my browser for a nice little list. Not so easy.
So I am going to cheat and ask you for a list of those you know about.
Why am I...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:46 PM
Fifty-one years ago, Orange Coast College staged its summer musical production, "Li'l Abner."
The show was performed before packed houses in OCC's 1,200-seat auditorium in August of 1961.
The college's theater department was the only game in town that...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:50 PM
"After all of those years being stuck on a page,
Did you ever imagine you'd see me onstage?
Now I'm here, there's no telling what may ensue!"
— The Cat in the Hat, "Seussical"
The Broadway darling and family favorite "Seussical" will run over...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:34 PM
South Coast Repertory's Summer Players, the cream of the theater's conservatory crop, are the professional actors of tomorrow and, judging by their marvelous production of "Seussical," tomorrow may not be too far away.
These are actors from 9 to 22 years...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In those hectic days, hours and minutes before opening night, it's time to "either laugh or cry."
So says Pauline Maranian, director of Estancia High School's upcoming musical theater production of "Guys & Dolls," which opens Thursday for a three-...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The 34th season of the Pacific Symphony promises to be a memorable one: its busy lineup includes traditional favorites, pops concerts, a new Sunday series at Soka University and the second year of the opera-vocal initiative.
The 2012-13 season begins...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:33 PM
Lee Childress, a fixture of the arts community who nurtured generations of high school students, died Friday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, near her home in Laguna Woods. She was 95.
Remembered as warm, giving and "a bit of a diva," Childress co-...