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Musical Theater

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  • 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...
  • On Theater: Something old, something new at Vanguard

    A pair of classics and a pair of world premieres highlight the upcoming 2012-13 theater season at Vanguard University. Currently, the Costa Mesa college is winding up its first of two summer professional shows under the American Coast Theater Co., "The...
  • '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...
  • Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery

    Youmans: Serving up a murder mystery
    In Gourmet Detective's "Get Cartier," a faux murder mystery takes places at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach. The performers are the prime suspects, but it's the audience that serves up the dish of true entertainment. "Get Cartier," which plays year-...
  • Still jazzing it up at 99

    Still jazzing it up at 99
    Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith. A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II. On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
  • 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...
  • Friday's Calendar

    Friday's Calendar
    FRIDAY Book Sale The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Central Library branch bookstore, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. People can pay $1 for four paperbacks or $1 for two hardbacks....
  • Newport Harbor High raises 'Curtains' on winter musical

    Newport Harbor High School's theater arts department will debut its winter musical "Curtains" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the campus' Robert B. Wentz Theatre in the Norman Loats Performing Arts Center, 600 Irvine Ave. The show is a comedy whodunit put on by...
  • Classically Trained: Gluzman provides spellbinding performance

    Vadim Gluzman kept the audience's attention with all the zeal of someone about to divulge the secrets of the universe. Our sensibilities were rapt by his virtuosity, our eyes transfixed by his technique. It really was that stunning. You just couldn't...
  • Bringing opera to younger audiences

    There are few things as satisfying as seeing the Wicked Witch get what she deserves. An audience of youngsters — in ruffled dresses and clip-on ties — erupted into cheers and laughter Saturday morning during the climatic last acts of the...