| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:10 PM
Editor's note: This is the second of two columns reviewing theater in Huntington Beach during 2010.
"Few Shakespearean plays entice their audiences with the sinister appeal of 'Othello,' and Golden West College illuminates this all-too-human tragedy in a...
| Aug 12, 2010
At this time of the year I'm usually complaining about the heat and how we are experiencing the dog days of summer. However, capricious Mother Nature has decided she was bored with the same old fare and is giving us what is up to now one of the coolest...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Thousands have moved to New York City with the proverbial stars in their eyes, only to spend a lifetime seeking a lead role in a Broadway-pedigree show.
For Kaye Tuckerman, it took seven weeks.
The affable Australian actress who stars as Donna...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:20 PM
Elvis may have left the building in August 1977, but as millions of devotees and tens of thousands of Elvis impersonators will tell you, his spirit endures through his music and the tight-knit fan community formed in his name.
Thousands of such fans will...
| Sep 7, 2011
"Bye Bye Birdie," which opens Sept. 9 at Phoenix Festival Theater, is bursting with Harford County talent.
Roger Schulman directs the frothy Michael Stewart-Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical, which shows how 1960s bobby-soxers and their protective...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:22 PM
After selling more than 100 million albums, starring in one of America's most beloved films and finding time to be a wife, mother and author, Olivia Newton-John has earned a break.
But don't tell her that — she's as dedicated as ever, focusing on...
| Sep 17, 2011
Frances Bay, the sweet, gentle housewife who became a successful actress in middle age, appearing in more than 50 motion pictures and 100 television shows, including roles as the "marble rye lady" on "Seinfeld" and the grandmother in Adam Sandler's "Happy...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit.
Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:13 PM
The Pinocchio who will walk onstage next week at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, just a few miles away from Disneyland, isn't for the fainthearted.
Costa Mesa resident Luke Yellin will perform as the wooden puppet in "Shrek the Musical," but his...
| May 12, 2011
| 7:51 PM
Emmaus Area High School's production of "The Phantom of the Opera" led the nominations Thursday for the 2011 Freddy Awards with 16, including best musical, best actress and best actor.
Freedom High School, with its production of "Joseph and The Amazing...
| May 28, 2011
Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died...