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Musical Theater

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  • For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas

    For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas
    These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair. But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands. "I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...
  • 'Dirty Dancing' actress's clean sweep of dance roles

    'Dirty Dancing' actress's clean sweep of dance roles
    It's been 28 years since Johnny Castle uttered, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," and yet the line from the beloved 1987 movie is still enduringly popular. "Dirty Dancing," the film that thrilled audiences with its daring dance moves, will again return to...
  • Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

    Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido
    The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown singer proved to be a lively, engaging and still seductive swain for what Robinson referred to as the venue's "virgin...
  • Susan Boyle chases her dream to Costa Mesa

    Susan Boyle chases her dream to Costa Mesa
    Five years ago, Susan Boyle took to the microphone on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" and regaled the crowd with a soulful — and, judging from many on-camera reactions, startling — rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream," the lament of an ill-...
  • Venezia: Getting a kick out of a photo shoot

    Venezia: Getting a kick out of a photo shoot
    Sometimes I feel like I'm on a strange reality show, only mine is in print, as I intertwine with the stories I write about. Like a few months ago when I got a call asking if I'd be willing to be photographed in a pair of thigh-high, red, patent-leather,...
  • Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'

    Standing tall in 'Kinky Boots'
    Kyle Taylor Parker's confidence is rising to new heights. The performer is stepping into sturdy stilettos to star as Lola in the Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Dec. 30 to Jan. 11. Parker, who has been in...
  • Looking for New Year's Eve festivities? Party like it's 1999 (or 2014, if you must)

    As the clock nears midnight on Dec. 31, Orange County residents have plenty of options to make the countdown to 2015 fun. Tickets are on sale for XL NYE, a block party at the Triangle in Costa Mesa. The event, hosted by Newport Beach-based Identity...
  • A nostalgic walk in the 'Woods'

    Into the woods, And who can tell What's waiting on the journey? —Prologue, "Into the Woods" * A steady stream of props and memories is flowing into Costa Mesa in advance of a Broadway reunion of unprecedented scope. Composer and lyricist...
  • The Crowd: A celebration for higher education

    The Crowd: A celebration for higher education
    Chapman University's American Celebration has become over its 15-year run Orange County's premiere charitable gala focused on higher education. The black-tie crowd approaching 1,000 patrons in number represents a legitimate "who's who" of the business and...
  • Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

    Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center
    Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers. There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary. And red patent-leather high-heel...
  • An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'

    An unusual musical cherished more than 'Once'
    In portraying a Czech pixie pianist in the Broadway musical "Once," Dani de Waal has a hard task: playing piano onstage. She has played the instrument for years but never in front of a live audience. Though she found the element particularly...