| Apr 25, 2010
When producers first approached Kristin Chenoweth about playing the female lead in the musical "Promises, Promises," she was hesitant and more than a little worried about taking on the role.
One of Broadway's brightest stars, she's best known for her...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
| May 8, 2010
This weekend saw the launch of a month's worth of performances of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" at the Luna Playhouse in Glendale. Local actors Aramazd Stepanian and Carl Coughlan star under the direction of Edgar Allan Poe IV — a descendant of...
| 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-...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 1:30 AM
At a round table discussion on Saturday afternoon, 11 community theater representatives discussed marketing, volunteers, ticket selling and even the way tickets are sold.
The discussion was part of the American Association of Community Theatre...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 11:24 PM
Sammy Hagar and The Wabos perform at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the O.C. Fair. Tickets start at $29.50 and includes admission to the fair for the day. For more information, visit http:/...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 7:02 PM
Museum Book Sale
New and used art books and exhibition catalogs will be on sale from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laguna Beach Art Museum lobby, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach. Visitors will be given free entry from 5 to 9 p.m. to the museum's current...
| 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 5, 2010
| 7:41 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale
A used book sale for members of Friends of the Library will run from
1 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Annual memberships can be purchased for $10. For more information, call...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 8:04 PM
South Coast Repertory's Summer Players present Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at 1p.m.and 4 p.m., at 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling (714) 708-5555 or at http://www.scr.org....
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:15 PM
Tuesday Trivia Night
Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's Pub, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099.
Roasted Crab At AnQi
AnQi at South Coast Plaza...