| Aug 27, 2010
| 7:37 PM
Engard Arts hosts an opening night reception for an exhibit featuring artwork by five Orange County artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittier Law School Library, 3333 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa. The free event will have...
| Aug 28, 2010
| 3:17 PM
AAUW Membership Mixer
AAUW Newport-Mesa-Irvine Branch, an organization devoted to breaking down barriers for women and girls, hosts an annual membership mixer from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (949) 644-4576.
| May 14, 2010
The Costa Mesa Playhouse — enjoying its 45th season — has mounted some impressive productions recently, which haven't drawn the sort of playgoers' response their talents warranted. So next season will be a bit more, shall we say, audience-...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 7:04 PM
COSTA MESA — A long-struggling nonprofit community theater expects to pull its finances back into the black this season, said the theater's treasurer.
The 45th anniversary season of the Costa Mesa Playhouse starts Friday with the opening of Neil...
| Aug 13, 2010
Both Neil Simon's hit comedy "The Odd Couple" and the Costa Mesa Playhouse were born in the same year — 1965. But it took them 45 years to find each other.
Now, as the kickoff entry in a playhouse season designed to be audience-friendly, "The...
| Feb 4, 2010
Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's...
| Apr 17, 2011
Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...
| May 6, 2011
Marian Mercer, a Tony-winning actress with a gift for comedy who was best known during a five-decade career for her television and stage work, which included a long-running performance in the 1969 Broadway hit "Promises, Promises," died April 27 in...
| Jan 5, 2011
Burbank actors Daniel Roebuck and Jim Roope will have to age 20 years through the magic of makeup for their roles as 70-year-old former vaudevillian performers reuniting for one last TV appearance in Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys".
The show opens...
| Jan 12, 2011
The St. Francis Stage Company's current staging of "The Sunshine Boys" offers quite a few bright spots for local theatergoers despite some uneven technical aspects.
Billed as an annual fundraiser for St. Francis Xavier School and parish, this production...
| Jan 17, 2011
There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers.