Category: Orange County

FINDING NEVERLAND - Tom Hewitt Soars into California

FINDING NEVERLAND – Tom Hewitt Soars into California

[ 0 ] March 17, 2017

~ by lisa lipsey ~ It is October 1911 and Scottish born playwright J.M. Barrie has just completed his newest play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A story he based on the imaginative antics of four neighboring children near his London home. He met them while out walking his Saint Bernard and […]

MENALIVE’S SWING OUT! Gettin’ Jazzy with SwingSet this Spring!

MENALIVE’S SWING OUT! Gettin’ Jazzy with SwingSet this Spring!

[ 0 ] March 10, 2017

by tony reverditto –    MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus was founded with just 13 singers, in September 2001 by Rich Cook. “I made an agreement with myself, ‘If you have 12 guys, go ahead,’” Cook recalled. Today, the chorus numbers more than 130 singers and 180 overall members and is one of […]

CHARLES  BUSCH:  The Lady At The Mic

CHARLES BUSCH: The Lady At The Mic

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Charles Busch authored and stared in The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, the latter of which, ran for 777 performances on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for best play. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of Psycho […]

ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Palate Pastiche

ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Palate Pastiche

[ 0 ] March 7, 2017

by tony reverditto – Orange County’s greatly anticipated Restaurant Week (OCRW), now in its 9th year, takes place from Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11 and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. It’s the perfect time for food lovers to indulge their adventurous side and try featured restaurant’s signature dishes and […]

February Theatre Briefs - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

February Theatre Briefs – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

AIDA Experience Verdi’s impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous, when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, Aida. The opera recounts the doomed, love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young, Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love. Set amid the chaos and political upheaval of ancient Egypt, Aida unfolds its edge-of-your-seat story […]

FORTUNE FEIMSTER: It's All About Sips & Giggles

FORTUNE FEIMSTER: It’s All About Sips & Giggles

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

by tim parks – Openly gay comedian Fortune Feimster has crafted a successful career out of a whim, mining her sense of humor into treasured comedy gold. Okay, now that we have gotten all of the Fortune puns out of the way, let’s get down to the brass tacks about this very talented lady. The […]

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

[ 0 ] January 11, 2017

Featuring an All-New Lineup of Creative, Contemporary and Sometimes Controversial Artists and shows. Segerstrom Center’s annual Off Center Festival returns January 12 – 28, 2017 with an acclaimed line-up of creative, contemporary and sometimes controversial artists and shows. The festival will present Keith A. Wallace in The Bitter Game, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Marga Gomez […]

AN EVENING IN PARIS: Orange County AIDS Services Foundation Funding Hope

AN EVENING IN PARIS: Orange County AIDS Services Foundation Funding Hope

[ 0 ] January 10, 2017

by joel martens –  The face of HIV/AIDS has certainly changed since the early days of the disease. Back then, rampant fear and misinformation dominated the landscape and a diagnosis meant certain death. Those bleak events and outcomes are no longer the norm, but, the work is certainly not over. As Chris Bragg, Chief Development […]

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning RENT Returns to the Stage in a Vibrant 20th Anniversary Touring Production

[ 0 ] January 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In 1996, an original, rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… And forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. RENT came along in my sophomore year of high […]

Sam Hartley: Connecting With Your Inner "Elf"

Sam Hartley: Connecting With Your Inner “Elf”

[ 0 ] December 16, 2016

by tony reverditto –  ELF, The Musical is a charming and modern, yet classic tale which was inspired from the 2003 smash hit feature film starring, Will Ferrell. The heartwarming story was adapted into a musical and the comedic story revolves around a young, toddler orphan named Buddy, who accidentally crawls into Santa’s big, red […]

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