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Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts and Edison High School participated in the 43rd annual MACY awards May 25 at Segerstrom Hall in the Center for the Arts. It was the first time the show went on without co-founder Lee Childress, who...
Of all the stage musicals based on hit movies over the years ("Applause," "Promises, Promises," etc.), few have hit the ground running with the wit, verve and sheer entertainment value of "Legally Blonde," now in its second and final weekend at Golden...
Grant Sevdayan founded the Huntington Beach Symphony to fill a vacuum in the local musical landscape. Although the city offered a vibrant rock scene, Sevdayan also knew of formally trained classical musicians who were forced to stay home or drive 15...
Edison High School presented a showcase of its performing arts programs at the historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium on Friday. Taking the stage that evening were the Edison High School Jazz Ensemble, the Advanced Choir, Percussion Ensemble...
A trio of monkeys, one with a pierced lip, kicking up a storm. Big-voiced Sour Kangaroo testing her moves. Styrofoam-headgear-toting Whos gallivanting with instruments made from PVC pipe, toilet plungers and badminton birdies. It's high school, so...
Some of the most underutilized forms of family entertainment are the theatrical performances put on by our area high schools. These students and faculty spend a lot of time and put a lot of heart into these productions and usually put on a show more...
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While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week. The Costa Mesa...
So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays. This year,...
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When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland. Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater. Ever since South Coast Repertory first...
A couple of timely homecomings I thought I'd make you aware of — that of an athlete and also an actress. Glenn Parker graduated from Edison High School in the mid-1980s. After playing football for the University of Arizona, he was drafted as a...
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