Category: Orange County

BRINGING INDIGO BACK: FLYING HIGH WITH THE CENTER ORANGE COUNTY

BRINGING INDIGO BACK: FLYING HIGH WITH THE CENTER ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

by ken knox -  The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County prepares for the return of its annual Indigo Ball. According to Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County Executive Director Kevin O’Grady, an old “husband’s tale” about the origins of the Indigo Ball indicates that rainbow flag creator Gilbert […]

MSF RESPONDS TO THE LARAMIE PROJECT CANCELLATION AT TROY HIGH SCHOOL

MSF RESPONDS TO THE LARAMIE PROJECT CANCELLATION AT TROY HIGH SCHOOL

[ 0 ] March 21, 2014

The Matthew Shepard Foundation was disappointed to learn that Dr. George Giokaris, the Superintendent of the Fullerton Union High School District, is preventing Troy High School in Fullerton, California from producing The Laramie Project due to concerns over “mature themes.” The Laramie Project is the story of the townspeople of Laramie, Wyoming, and their lives […]

CELEBRATE THE BEATLES WITH MENALIVE

CELEBRATE THE BEATLES WITH MENALIVE

[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

  Beatlemania is alive and well and sweeping the nation once again. It’s particularly manic in Orange County! Come join MenAlive, The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus as they salute the Fab Four’s American 50th anniversary debut on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964. The four boys from Manchester who crossed the pond and […]

"I LOVE LUCY" LIVE ON STAGE

“I LOVE LUCY” LIVE ON STAGE

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014

 by tony reverditto -  WHO HASN’T HEARD OF THIS LANDMARK TELEVISION SERIES? I LOVE LUCY WAS AN AMERICAN TELEVISION SITCOM STARRING LUCILLE BALL, DESI ARNAZ, VIVIAN VANCE AND WILLIAM FRAWLEY THAT ORIGINALLY RAN FROM 1951 TO 1957 AND IS STILL SYNDICATED IN DOZENS OF LANGUAGES ACROSS THE WORLD.  I had the pleasure of attending the […]

PATTI  LUPONE - FAR AND AWAY

PATTI LUPONE – FAR AND AWAY

[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

by joel martens – Building a solid career on the notoriously shifting sands of American theatre can be challenging, even for someone as gifted as Patti LuPone. It’s a place where at one moment you’re on top of the world and another at the bottom of the lofty dune, wondering how you landed there. Classically […]

ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK 2014

ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK 2014

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

“Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! While we’re in the mood—cold jelly and custard!” Well, now is your best opportunity to try the largest selection of foods available, because Orange County Restaurant Week is happening from Sunday, February 23 through Saturday, March 1. With more than 100 restaurants throughout the O.C., there is something […]

A HEART, A BRAIN, THE NERVE!

A HEART, A BRAIN, THE NERVE!

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014

 by tony reverditto -  Considered one of the most popular movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, is a film we all know and love. Now the magic continues live on stage with a national tour developed from the original MGM screenplay. All the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning […]

AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE HAMBURG BALLET’S LILIOM

AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE HAMBURG BALLET’S LILIOM

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

  Following the sensational reception to The Hamburg Ballet’s performances of John Neumeier’s inspired interpretation of The Little Mermaid in February 2013, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will next present the American premiere of Neumeier’s Liliom on Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9. Neumeier, the company’s director and chief choreographer, based his work […]

ALL THAT PIZAZZ! AS CHICAGO RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

ALL THAT PIZAZZ! AS CHICAGO RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

by tony reverditto – Set in the 1920s, the musical CHICAGO centers around two murderesses in jail together awaiting trial for their crimes. Velma, a vaudevillian performer and Roxie, a frustrated housewife, are fighting to win fame and fortune—and public sympathy—in order to escape the gallows. It is no wonder Broadway’s CHICAGO garnered six Tonys, two […]

LIFE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CURTAIN: HUGO ARMSTRONG IN 'GOD OF CARNAGE'

LIFE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CURTAIN: HUGO ARMSTRONG IN ‘GOD OF CARNAGE’

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014

by lisa lipsey A COMEDY OF MANNERS WITHOUT THE MANNERS La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the dark comedy God of Carnage. Set in Brooklyn; two married couples come together to sort out a playground fight between their sons. Niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves […]

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