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Musical Theater

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  • Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'

    Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'
    Newport Beach-born actor Kyle Harris wasn't a fan of "West Side Story" while growing up in Orange County, but the musical has since touched his life again and again. He was selected for the leading role of Tony in the show's touring Broadway production...
  • Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'

    Youmans: 'West Side Story' revival is some of the 'best theater'
    "West Side Story" was credited with changing the course of American musical theater when the Sharks and the Jets burst onto Broadway 55 years ago. A national touring revival of the Broadway hit is coming to Orange County from Tuesday through Sept. 18...
  • Classically Trained: Russian orchestra visits concert hall

    Indeed, the Russians are coming. The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of St. Petersburg will play an all-Tchaikovsky program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Oct. 13 and 17. Four of the six finished symphonies by the popular Russian composer...
  • SATURDAY OCT. 1 TILL MONDAY OCT. 3 Makeup Exhibit MAC Venomous Villains makeup exhibit is in South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa. TILL OCT. 9 'Pride and Prejudice' South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and...
  • TILL SUNDAY 'Pride and Prejudice' South Coast Repertory presents Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan. The shows will be at the Segerstrom Stage. For showtimes and ticket information, visit...
  • Sondheim coming to O.C.

    Sondheim coming to O.C.
    One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29. Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
  • 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,...
  • Sondheim honored for his achievements

    "Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. The 81-year-old composer and...
  • 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...