2 days ago | Theater
Yes, the stars of the seventh OC-Centric New Play Festival, Orange County's only foray into full productions of new plays by local writers, are the three playwrights: La Habra's Karen Fix Curry, Brea's Sara Saenz and San Juan Capistrano's Karly Th...
16 days ago | Theater
Midway through its fourth season at Garden Grove's 550-seat Festival Amphitheatre, Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County has tripled attendance, attracted younger and culturally diverse audiences, and—using a pool of local acting talent and profess...
17 days ago | Theater
The title is Fun Home, but ask Susan Moniz, who plays the mother of the title character in the national tour of the 2015-winning Tony Award-winning musical, the word fun is not the first word she associates performing in it. "I wouldn't say it's f...
30 days ago | Theater
The best Shakespeare is no Shakespeare. No, not a moratorium on his work, but rather when you get so immersed in a Shakespeare play that you forget you're watching Shakespeare and find yourself watching a compelling story unfold. And that, along w...
1 month ago | Theater
Short of celebrating pedophilia or infanticide, there's little subject matter or source material off limits for a musical. Whether inspired by children's TV shows (Avenue Q), Old West folklore (Cannibal! The Musical), propaganda films (Reefer Madn...
2 months ago | Theater
A racially charged murder in a part of the country where the Confederate flag still resonates for many. Local media sensationalism ignites intense national coverage. Grandstanding politicians sense opportunism, and inflammatory rhetoric helps to p...