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Musical Theater

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  • Youmans: This 'Wizard' is full of innovation

    3-D Theatricals is taking a trip down the yellow brick road. Along the way, the theater production company has implemented modern twists transforming the typical two-dimensional "The Wizard of Oz" into a three-dimensional manifestation of lions, tigers,...
  • Who killed the composer?

    Who killed the composer?
    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,...
  • Youmans: Snow stops Sondheim, but show goes on

    COSTA MESA — The RenĂ©e 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...
  • 'CATS' lands on local stage

    "He would watch you without winking/And he saw what you were thinking/And it's certain that he didn't approve/Of hilarity and riot/So that folk were very quiet/When Skimble was about and on the move." — "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" * Now in...
  • Inside Miss America's head

    Inside Miss America's head
    Costa Mesa High School's drama students will soon lift the curtain on a musical that revels in the backstage drama of beauty pageants, and on Thursday they researched the real thing. Angela Perez-Baraquio, who Miss America 2001 and the first Asian...
  • Estancia's 'Guys & Dolls' take the stage

    Estancia's 'Guys & Dolls' take the stage
    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-...
  • On Theater: 'Cats' still mesmerizes after all this time

    Having enjoyed feline companionship for the past two decades, I always get a kick out of Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit musical "Cats" each time it stops by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It's back again — for the eighth time, albeit for an...
  • Youmans: Heading to Hollywood

    Youmans: Heading to Hollywood
    At age 9, I watched with wide eyes as"American Idol"debuted on national television in 2002. I never imagined that 10 years later I would receive my very own golden ticket to Hollywood. After my debut appearance in the Season 11 premiere, which showed...
  • Co-founder of MACY Awards dies at 95

    Co-founder of MACY Awards dies at 95
    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-...
  • 'American Idiot' musical to hit O.C.

     'American Idiot' musical to hit O.C.
    "It's not over 'till you're underground It's not over before it's too late This city's burnin' It's not my burden It's not over before it's too late" — Green Day, "Letterbomb" * Punk band Green Day skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s, but is...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    Wednesday's Calendar
    WEDNESDAY MELT Self-Care Class Costa Mesa's Parks and Recreation Department will present a MELT self-care class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Balearic Center, 1975 Balearic Drive. Cost to attend is $15. Go to http://www.ci.costamesaca.gov for more...
  • Review: 'A Chorus Line' sizzles in O.C.

     Review: 'A Chorus Line' sizzles in O.C.
    3-D Theatricals' production of "A Chorus Line" celebrates the unsung heroes of the ensemble by breathing new life into a singular sensation that transcends time. The show is playing through Sunday at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium. "A Chorus Line" was...