Category: Theatre

TURANDOT: BY NO MEANS IS THIS ONE A DISNEY PRINCESS

TURANDOT: BY NO MEANS IS THIS ONE A DISNEY PRINCESS

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Elsa, the snow-loving queen, may rule nearby Disneyland nowadays, but another classic princess is about to contest her Orange County reign this month at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. Turandot, Puccini’s operatic masterpiece about a genuinely bloodthirsty princess whose vengeful heart softens as she comes to know true love, will be […]

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] February 10, 2016

  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST “Tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Disney’s smash-hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, is coming to you courtesy of the Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals Company. Performances run Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 21 at Fullerton’s Historic Plummer Auditorium and then Friday, February […]

IF THE PRESIDENT’S SON WERE GAY...AND ON THE WORLD STAGE

IF THE PRESIDENT’S SON WERE GAY…AND ON THE WORLD STAGE

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

THEATRE: by lisa lipsey – Diversionary Theatre Executive Artistic Director, Matt Morrow, has managed to reel in a genuine ground breaker. Now or Later is the latest work of young, brilliant LGBT playwright Christopher Shinn. While this production marks Shinn’s first production at Diversionary Theatre, he is hardly a stranger to the theatre world. He […]

DISNEY’S SMASH-HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' COMES TO ORANGE COUNTY

DISNEY’S SMASH-HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ COMES TO ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

“Tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Disney’s smash-hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, is coming to you courtesy of the Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals Company. Performances run Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 21 at Fullerton’s Historic Plummer Auditorium and then Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28 […]

CELEBRATION THEATRE PRESENTS THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAM BOY

CELEBRATION THEATRE PRESENTS THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF DREAM BOY

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Poetic and erotic, Dream Boy tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance, set against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, authors Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth, with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant […]

DEFINING THAT "RAGTIME" MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

DEFINING THAT “RAGTIME” MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Last season at San Diego Musical Theatre, I remember enthusiastically completing a survey during intermission. It asked audiences to check off the three shows they would like to see as part of their 2016 season. It is fair to conclude that a majority of the audience was in my corner, checking […]

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016

James Lecesne and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by lisa lipsey –  James Lecesne, writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor, brings us his new solo play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, about the disappearance of 14-year old Leonard Pelkey and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him. Featuring […]

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL: REACHING FOR THE STARS AT LA MIRADA THEATRE

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL: REACHING FOR THE STARS AT LA MIRADA THEATRE

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Empire is an original musical that has been referred to as a “Celebration of the American spirit.” It revisits a time during the dark days of the Great Depression, when the economy was at its worst. A time when, in spite of vast economic hurdles, many bravely jumped in and started […]

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING - Director Rob Lutfy and The Brilliance of Words

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING – Director Rob Lutfy and The Brilliance of Words

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Award-winning, international theatre, film and television writer, Andrew Bovell, has quite a story to tell. When the Rain Stops Falling begins in Alice Springs, Australia in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York; it’s been raining for days and Gabriel knows […]

The Heart Of The Grinch

The Heart Of The Grinch

[ 0 ] December 8, 2015

by lisa lipsey – J. Bernard Calloway is best known to San Diego audiences for his standout performance as Delray in the La Jolla Playhouse musical Memphis, which went on to win four Tony Awards (including best musical) on Broadway. Since then, Calloway has appeared on such shows as Blue Bloods and The Good Wife […]

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