Category: Orange County

THE HILLS ARE..."REVIVED" WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE HILLS ARE…”REVIVED” WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

[ 0 ] July 12, 2016

by tony reverditto – The Sound of Music is a staple of musical theatre and there’s a brand new version touring America. But, just in case you don’t know the story, the true story is based on Austria’s von Trapp Family Singers. The celebrated film adaptation starred Julie Andrews as Maria, a young nun who […]

ALIVE AT FIFTEEN

ALIVE AT FIFTEEN

[ 0 ] July 11, 2016

by ken knox –  Orange County’s Gay Men’s Chorus, MenAlive, Celebrates Its Fifteenth Birthday (And The “New Millennium”) With A Tribute To Musicals Of The 21st Century. There is something unique about seeing live performances, especially when done by community groups,” says Bob Gunn, the artistic director of MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus. “There’s just […]

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Most remember the 1969 film version starring Barbra Streisand, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, or the ten-time, Tony Award-winning musical version based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, both featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles). It’s the turn of the century and […]

PACIFIC SYMPHONY SUMMER FESTIVAL: SERVING UP SUMMER HEAT

PACIFIC SYMPHONY SUMMER FESTIVAL: SERVING UP SUMMER HEAT

[ 0 ] June 7, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The Pacific Symphony is presenting an extraordinary grand finale season as they bid farewell to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater performance venue at 8808 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine. The nostalgic entertainment package includes five unforgettable SoCal summer nights of music: The Music of Michael Jackson, Beethoven’s Ninth, Raiders of the Lost […]

ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET RETURNS TO ORANGE COUNTY

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016

The Royal Swedish Ballet, one of Europe’s first and most revered ballet companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 with the West Coast debut of Juliet and Romeo by choreographer Mats Ek. This production provides a contemporary twist and retelling of Shakespeare’s most treasured and tragic love […]

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016

by joel martens –  Like many theatrical tales, Newsies is based on a true story pulled from history’s pages. In this case, it’s a story directly associated with the pages of New York’s two most powerful news sources The New York World and The New York Journal, owned by tycoons Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

THIS IS WHY WE WALK - AIDS WALK ORANGE COUNTY AT 30

THIS IS WHY WE WALK – AIDS WALK ORANGE COUNTY AT 30

[ 0 ] May 5, 2016

by tim parks – Saturday, May 14 marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS Walk Orange County and with that milestone comes reflection on why we still walk. The face of HIV/AIDS has changed over the last three decades from a certain death sentence in the early days of the disease, to something that has in […]

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] April 18, 2016

by chris carpenter – The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will take place Thursday, April 21 through Thursday, April 28 at multiple venues in and around its seaside setting. While not an exclusively LGBTQ fest, its programmers strive each year to incorporate at least a few films of appeal for our community. This […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

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