BWW Reviews: SCR's Revival of THE FANTASTICKS Gets a Magical Makeover
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 2, 2013

Now performing at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through June 9, Director Amanda Dehnert's beguiling new revival of THE FANTASTICKS comes to vibrant life as an old-timey vaudevillian review that just happens to have a love story woven into it. This clever, magical makeover, setting the piece in the midst of an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park called Rocky Point, has wonderfully spilled over into the show's staging, sets, costumes, and, yes, even the songs and characters, resulting in a refreshing new take on the 50-plus-years-old musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - South Coast Repertory's THE FANTASTICKS, Through 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

A charming love story, magical illusions and memorable music will bring South Coast Repertory's 2012-13 season to a close with the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks by Tom Jones, book and lyrics, and Harvey Schmidt, music. Performances on the Segerstrom Stage run May 10-June 9 - check out a first look below! (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Closes South Coast Rep's 2012-13 Season, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

A charming love story, magical illusions and memorable music will bring South Coast Repertory's 2012-13 season to a close with the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks by Tom Jones, book and lyrics, and Harvey Schmidt, music. Performances on the Segerstrom Stage run tonight, May 10-June 9. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Close South Coast Rep's 2012-13 Season, 5/10-6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

A charming love story, magical illusions and memorable music will bring South Coast Repertory's 2012-13 season to a close with the world's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks by Tom Jones, book and lyrics, and Harvey Schmidt, music. Performances on the Segerstrom Stage run May 10-June 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista Offers Magnificent SWEENEY TODD
by Don Grigware - Sep 25, 2012

Hard to believe, but Sweeney Todd first bowed on Broadway in late 1979 and I was in New York to witness the brilliant achievement of Sondheim, Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou and the entire creative team. It is difficult to find just the right words to express how very much this show affected me when I first saw it. Unlike some, who were abhorred by the subject content, I was mesmerized by much more than the twisted tale of revenge, which did indeed appeal to my dark side. It was the unbelievable staging and brilliant score, which to this day, I believe to be Stephen Sondheim's finest work, which grabbed hold of me and blew me away. It is opera in its most grotesque hour, an overwhelming and overpowering experience. Moonlight Amphitheatre is presenting the masterwork now onstage in Vista through October 6. And there's something to be said for seeing this musical outdoors in the night air, it's even more eerie and chilling: especially if it's a spectacular endeavor, which it truly proves to be with new artistic director Steven Glaudini's clockwork staging, and the exceedingly brilliant work from every member of the top-notch ensemble. (more...)

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities Announces THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, 4/20-5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2011

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III continue their 20th Anniversary Season with Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' sweeping musical, The Light in the Piazza. Performances begin on Wednesday April 20 (with a gala press opening on Saturday April 23) and will run through Sunday May 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities Announces THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Closes 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2011

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III continue their 20th Anniversary Season with Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' sweeping musical, The Light in the Piazza. Performances end Sunday May 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities Announces THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, 4/20-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2011

Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities and Executive Producer James A. Blackman III continue their 20th Anniversary Season with Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' sweeping musical, The Light in the Piazza. Performances begin on Wednesday April 20 (with a gala press opening on Saturday April 23) and will run through Sunday May 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cabaret at the Caste Features RED HOT MAMA, et al.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010

Cabaret at the Castle has proven there is indeed a market for cabaret in Los Angeles over the last month, with crowds flocking to performances by Sharon McNight in 'RED HOT MAMA,' Jake Broder in 'HIS HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY,' and Edward Sayegh's 'A NIGHT OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN 2.' (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein @ The Magic Castle's Inner Circle was a Grand Night of Singing!
by Don Grigware - May 25, 2010

The evening was directed by Edward Sayegh and featured Gil Darnell, James Snyder, Alli Mauzey, Alli McGinnis, Anthony Carillo, Carolyn Schultz, Reid Lee, Amy Lawrence, Cynthia Stults, Marikah Cunningham and Lisaun Whittingham, all vocal students of Mr. Sayegh. The evening was in support of The American Musical Theater Workshop. (AMTW) And... T'was A Grand Night of Singing! (more...)

Cabaret at the Castle Presents 'A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein' 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2010

Cabaret at the Castle Presents 'A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein' 5/20 (more...)

Cabaret at the Castle Presents 'A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein' 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Cabaret at the Castle Presents 'A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein' 5/20 (more...)