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Musical Theater

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  • The 'Beauty' of returning home

    The 'Beauty' of returning home
    While stacking "Beauty and the Beast" dolls, board games and Christmas ornaments on shelves at the Disneyland Emporium back in 1991, Christopher Spencer had no idea what his future held. Today, he is touring the country as Maurice, Belle's inventor...
  • On Theater: Rapunzel guides UCI students

    When UC Irvine opens its two-weekend production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on Friday night , the cast members will have experienced a link to the musical's first Broadway production. Pamela Winslow Kashani, an Orange County resident who...
  • '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...
  • 16-year-old bicyclist hit at Broadway, Irvine

    COSTA MESA — A 16-year-old bicyclist was injured after a Jeep Wrangler hit him about 7:30 a.m. Monday at Irvine Avenue and Broadway, police said. Sgt. Phil Myers of the Costa Mesa Police Department said the boy, whose name was not released, was...
  • 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...