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Fullerton Cares Teams with Local Library for New Sensory Friendly Reading Event with Dogs Fullerton Cares Teams with Local Library for New Sensory Friendly Reading Event with Dogs
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Fullerton Cares Autism Foundation is teaming up with the Fullerton Public Library to provide a sensory friendly reading time where children of all needs can meet, greet and read to between seven-to-fourteen certified therapy dogs and explore a wide selection of books to read as they please, beginning on December 13, and every second Today of the month following, from 7:00pm-7:15 pm, at the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton. (more...)
Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory Humor, Romance Abound in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Romance, mistaken identities, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics served up with a generous dash of comedy are at the heart of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from the Oscar-winning film written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, with music by Paddy Cunneen. South Coast Repertory Artistic Director Marc Masterson directs the production on the Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. Tickets are now on sale: www.scr.org. (more...)
JOSHUA HENRY PERFORMS SOLO SHOW IN LOS ANGELES at El Rey JOSHUA HENRY PERFORMS SOLO SHOW IN LOS ANGELES at El Rey
by Aimee Curameng on December 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Joshua Henry, playing Aaron Burr in the current Hamilton tour and soon to be joining the Broadway cast of Carousel, performed his solo concert at the El Rey on Monday night in Los Angeles. (more...)
BWW Review: ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Panto Makes Laguna Playhouse Merry BWW Review: ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Panto Makes Laguna Playhouse Merry
by Michael Quintos on December 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

The silly, family-friendly fun of those British-borne Pantos are back for a third holiday season in row at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with a story wrapped around the infamous tale of a smart-aleck street urchin (Jason Gotay) who discovers a magic lamp hiding a genie that grants wishes. Filled with slapstick humor, cleverly repurposed pop songs, and a seemingly endless parade of dad jokes, Lythgoe Family Panto's amusing new production ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH continues its playfully droll run through December 31. Campy and whimsical in the most G-rated way possible, this playfully safe yet still irresistibly entertaining musical comedy is all just silly, mirthful fun designed to keep kids enthralled and their parents snickering. (more...)
Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Debut Of Ebene Quartet, 3/4 Segerstrom Center For The Arts Presents Debut Of Ebene Quartet, 3/4
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the Center debut performance of the acclaimed Eb ne Quartet on March 4, 2018 at 2: 00pm. Since coming to international attention after winning first prize at the ARD Music Competition in 2004, the Eb ne Quartet has been thrilling audiences and critics with their superb renditions of classical favorites and arrangements of popular and jazz works. What began as a distraction in university practice rooms has re sulted i n one of today's most praised classical ensembles, renowned for its unique style and fresh approach to the chamber repertoire. The Eb ne Quartet won the 2009 Gramophone Awards for both Recording of the Year and Chamber music. Quartet members includ e Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure, violins; Marie Chilemme, viola; and Rapha l Merlin, violoncello. (more...)
Jim Gaffigan Adds Second Show at Majestic Theatre, 4/21 Jim Gaffigan Adds Second Show at Majestic Theatre, 4/21
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five Jim Gaffigan brings his Fixer Upper stand-up comedy tour to the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) on April 21, 2018 at 7PM & 9:30PM. Tickets for the newly added second show at 9:30PM go on sale this Friday, December 15 at 2PM. (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Costa Mesa

C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius. (more...)
Fullerton Cares Teams with Local Library for New Sensory Friendly Reading Event with Dogs Fullerton Cares Teams with Local Library for New Sensory Friendly Reading Event with Dogs
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Fullerton Cares Autism Foundation is teaming up with the Fullerton Public Library to provide a sensory friendly reading time where children of all needs can meet, greet and read to between seven-to-fourteen certified therapy dogs and explore a wide selection of books to read as they please, beginning on December 13, and every second Wednesday of the month following, from 7:00pm-7:15 pm, at the Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton. (more...)
International Ballet Stars Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER International Ballet Stars Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk on December 09, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County's resident professional ballet company, will present the family favorite production of The Nutcracker, December 9 - 24, 2017 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in Costa Mesa

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Costa Mesa

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)
UCSB Department Of Theater/Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: HUMAN|ANIMAL UCSB Department Of Theater/Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: HUMAN|ANIMAL
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Costa Mesa

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal. Under the direction of Christina McCarthy, senior BFA choreographers come together to feature exciting works exploring themes of suspense and immersion into the unknown, radical definitions of femininity, and perceptions of freedom and incarceration. Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal opens December 7th and runs through December 9th in the Hatlen Theater. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Costa Mesa

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
David Garfield and Karizma to Perform at 20th Carlos Vega Memorial Concert David Garfield and Karizma to Perform at 20th Carlos Vega Memorial Concert
by BWW News Desk on December 04, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Renowned L.A. jazz keyboardist/musician David Garfield and SoCal fusion legends Karizma perform at the 20th (and Final) Carlos Vega Memorial Concert, Sunday, December 10 at Alva's Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St. Showtime: 4:00 pm. Tickets: $40., availablehere. Info: (310) 833-7538 or visit https://alvasshowroom.com/event/20th-annual-carlos-vega-memorial-birthday-concert/. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3
by Audition Roundup on December 03, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 3, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Pacific Chorale presents Carols By Candlelight Concert, Today Pacific Chorale presents Carols By Candlelight Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk on December 02, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its popular holiday concerts in December. (more...)
New Voices Playwrights to Present HOLIDAY VOICES 2017 New Voices Playwrights to Present HOLIDAY VOICES 2017
by BWW News Desk on December 02, 2017 in Costa Mesa

New Voices Playwrights Theatre presents the following one-act plays for their Holiday Voices 2017 production. (more...)
Ballet Etudes to Present THE NUTCRACKER in Huntington Beach Ballet Etudes to Present THE NUTCRACKER in Huntington Beach
by BWW News Desk on December 02, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Bring the entire family to celebrate the beauty and pageantry of the holidays when Ballet Etudes presents its annual production of the beloved ballet, 'The Nutcracker,' for five performances on Dec. 2 & 3, and Dec. 9 & 10, at Huntington Beach High School Auditorium. (more...)
UCSB Department Of Theater/Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: HUMAN|ANIMAL UCSB Department Of Theater/Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: HUMAN|ANIMAL
by BWW News Desk on November 30, 2017 in Costa Mesa

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal. Under the direction of Christina McCarthy, senior BFA choreographers come together to feature exciting works exploring themes of suspense and immersion into the unknown, radical definitions of femininity, and perceptions of freedom and incarceration. Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal opens December 7th and runs through December 9th in the Hatlen Theater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 2017 in Costa Mesa

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
ALL AMERICAN BOY! Singer And LGBT Advocate Steve Grand Makes His COPA Palm Springs Debut ALL AMERICAN BOY! Singer And LGBT Advocate Steve Grand Makes His COPA Palm Springs Debut
by David Green on November 28, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Singer-Songwriter Steve Grand makes his Copa Palm Springs debut December 2nd and, because the demand for tickets has been so high, a second show has been added on December 3rd. With over 10 Million views on YouTube, a #3 Album on The Billboard Independent Album Artist Charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter Campaigns ever under his belt, Steve Grand has not just broken the rules, but has changed the game when it comes to being a successful singer-songwriter in the era of YouTube and Spotify. (more...)
SANTA KOZ Is Coming To Town! Dave Koz Brings His 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour To The McCallum SANTA KOZ Is Coming To Town! Dave Koz Brings His 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour To The McCallum
by David Green on November 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

A holiday tradition returns to the McCallum Theatre on Tuesday, December 19, at 8:00pm, as the Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Celebrated saxophonist Dave Koz will be joined by special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White, and introducing Selina Albright. Two decades ago, Grammy nominee Dave Koz a nice Jewish boy launched his first-ever Christmas tour. Now, fans and families across the country await his arrival with the kind of anticipation formerly reserved for St. Nick himself, earning the saxophonist extraordinaire the nickname Santa Koz. (more...)
His Way! Tom Dreesen Brings AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF SINATRA To The McCallum! His Way! Tom Dreesen Brings AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND MEMORIES OF SINATRA To The McCallum!
by David Green on November 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

The McCallum Theatre presents Tom Dreesen's An Evening of Laughter & Memories of Sinatra on Saturday, December 9, at 8:00pm. Frank Sinatra's opening act for 14 years, acclaimed comedian Tom Dreesen delivers a superb show, sharing his unforgettable personal stories and keen insights from working closely with Sinatra. Taking audiences to Frank's last performance, and his last days, Tom's heartwarming and witty delivery will move and delight. (more...)
International Ballet Stars Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER International Ballet Stars Dance in Festival Ballet Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk on November 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County's resident professional ballet company, will present the family favorite production of The Nutcracker, December 9 - 24, 2017 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Teams with Charity Network to Launch Charity Corner! BroadwayWorld Teams with Charity Network to Launch Charity Corner!
by BWW News Desk on November 28, 2017 in Costa Mesa

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive theatre website, has signed on as the 2018 official media partner for Charity Network, including online auction site Charitybuzz and sweepstakes platform Prizeo. This collaboration will bring to the forefront news about doing good and giving back, from Broadway to the broader entertainment industry. (more...)