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Musical Theater

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  • 'Tis the season for tree lightings

    You have less than 24 hours to get ready for Santa Claus' arrival — let's hope you've been good. South Coast Plaza's holiday tree will be lit at 6 p.m. Thursday at Town Center Park, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, according to a news release from...
  • On Theater: A tale as old as time

    If there's anything negative about the Orange County Performing Arts Center's current attraction, "Beauty and the Beast," it's that this marvelous musical fantasy will be history after Sunday. Any touring production so dynamically staged and so fully...
  • 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...
  • 'Hot tamale train' delivers again

     'Hot tamale train' delivers again
    It's flashy, sensual … and fabulous. For fans of reality shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars," "Burn the Floor" is a perfect real-life night out. A record-breaking Broadway hit — and the first ballroom dance...
  • It's A Gray Area: Take in a bit of history with your theater

    Do you want to treat yourself to great theater for a truly modest price? Get tickets for the upcoming production of "The Hiding Place," based upon Tim Gregory's original adaptation of the autobiography by Corrie ten Boom. The show will be performed at...
  • On Theater: It's a 'Pajama' party at Vanguard

    On Theater: It's a 'Pajama' party at Vanguard
    Oldies frequently can be goodies. "The Pajama Game," for instance, won a Tony as Broadway's best musical in 1954 and was revived in 2006, winning another Tony for best revival. It hasn't been seen much locally, but Vanguard University has resurrected...
  • Classically Trained: Getting ready for some musical Shakespeare

    Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...
  • The Crowd: Star Gala benefits musical theater programs

    The Crowd: Star Gala benefits musical theater programs
    The Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County welcomed an enthusiastic crowd supporting its work with youth in the community. More than 125 guests converged upon the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar for a pre-holiday dinner and show billed as "Star...
  • '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...
  • 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...