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  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    TODAY 'Weird Al' "Weird Al" Yankovic performs at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $12.50 and include admission to the fair for the day. For more information, visit http://www....
  • Suburban Stage for the week of Aug. 19-25

    "The Student Prince": Yes, beer gardens in musicals have had a sinister hue since "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in "Cabaret." But Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly's 1924 operetta about Karl Franz, the heir to the fictional kingdom of Karlsberg who falls in...
  • On Theater: New theater season off and running

    No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
  • On Theater: Simon's 'Biloxi Blues' blends humor, poignancy

    About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
  • Who's on first?

    Who's on first?
    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...
  • Nothing but sunshine

    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...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Harry Connick Jr. gives a 'Great Performance' for PBS

    Partway through one of the two shows taped for "Great Performances: Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway," airing Wednesday, March 2, on PBS (check local listings), a woman in the audience yells out, "Kick the tires and light the fires!" It's a...
  • On Theater: Britain rules in NTAC's 33rd season

    The British are coming — to the Newport Theatre Arts Center next season. Of the six productions just announced for NTAC 33rd season, four of them have their origins in what is now officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
  • On Theater: Double the 'Nunsense' at Playhouse

    On Theater: Double the 'Nunsense' at Playhouse
    Neil Simon's"The Odd Couple" was such a big hit that he rewrote it for a mostly female cast. Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men" eventually went coed as "Twelve Angry Jurors." Neither of these plays, to my knowledge, ever was presented in both versions...
  • David Hyde Pierce To Direct "Earnest" At Wiliamstown Theatre Festival

     David Hyde Pierce will direct Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," which opens the main stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival June 26 to July 14. It marks the 58th season of WTF, located in the Massachusetts Berkshires, and the second...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Maureen Stapleton

    Great Old Broad Series: Maureen Stapleton
     This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of...