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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • Friday's Calendar

    TODAY Members-Only Book Sale The Friends of the Newport Beach Public Library is having a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 759-9667. Dance Party Commonwealth...
  • Classically Trained: A musical introduction

    Classically Trained: A musical introduction
    CORONA DEL MAR — I remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, a simple young suburbanite pillaging my way through the fourth grade, one of many among the huddled miniature masses headed for the multipurpose room. It was the same room where...
  • For Segerstrom, an operatic birthday present

    What can you get as a birthday present for a man who already has two concert halls with his name on them? For Henry Segerstrom, you get America's diva, Renée Fleming, to make her debut in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on his 88th birthday...
  • Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score

    Classically Trained: Enjoying Oz with a live score
    I saw a rainbow over in the distance on my way to "The Wizard of Oz" concert Thursday night. Seriously. Luckily there weren't any tornadoes that night to impede mine or other Pacific Symphony concertgoers' progress to the concert hall — just a...
  • Pacific Symphony musicians to play for donors

    Musicians from the Pacific Symphony and friends will be serenading donors at the second annual Musical Blood & Marrow Drive in Corona del Mar from noon to 6 p.m. April 29. The event at the Newport Center United Methodist Church, 1601 Marguerite Ave.,...
  • Students on board for 'South Pacific'

    Students on board for 'South Pacific'
    Corona del Mar High School is bringing the best of Broadway to Newport Beach with a show that will enchant romance junkies, musical enthusiasts and World War II buffs alike. High school students will be performing Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein'...
  • '9 to 5' finds new life on stage

    '9 to 5' finds new life on stage
    Ever have the feeling that if you just got your boss out of the picture, you could run the company the way it ought to be run? These ladies did, with a ball-gag and a lot of forged signatures. The Broadway musical version of "9 to 5" will land at the...
  • On Theater: A pulsating 'Pirates' at OCC

    Orange Coast College is dragging Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance," kicking and screaming, into the 21st century with a robust, rollicking production that deserves much more stage time, but closes Sunday. Directed with punch and power by...
  • On Theater: Kids, parents would be lucky to see 'Duck'

    Somewhere "up there" Hans Christian Andersen probably is looking down at South Coast Repertory's latest Theater for Young Audiences production and musing, "This seems vaguely familiar." The show in question is "Lucky Duck," a satirical treatise on...
  • Who is 'Tommy'?

    Who is 'Tommy'?
    A "deaf, dumb and blind" boy who goes on to become a "Pinball Wizard" and an iconic spiritual guru is set to weave his magic in Costa Mesa. Anaheim's Chance Theater has brought its acclaimed revival of seminal rock opera "The Who's Tommy," to the...