In a remote part of the Ojai Valley, the seventh annual Ojai Playwrights Conference launched its yearly event with the first of two public symposia on August 10th in the Zalk Theatre on the campus of Happy Valley School.
Amidst the gorgeous costumers, elaborate set, and graceful movements on stage at the Kodak Theatre last night, the timeless tail of William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers was brought to life through the magic of ballet.
The audience rocked to the infectious rhythms and melodies, performed with awesome skill and talent, particularly by the male leads who, at times seemed to have learned the art of levitation or all out flight!
A group of twelve talented young actors played thirty characters in the play performed by the combined efforts of the Santa Monica Playhouse Advanced Youth Ensemble, the Pre-Advanced Program and the Teen Performance Lab.
All new and all spectacular, the 134th edition of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus is jam packed with nonstop awesome entertainment for one and all. It is absolutely - the one - the only - "The Greatest Show on Earth."
On July 15, 2004, Ego Plum and the Ebola Music Orchestra, fashion designer Julie Plum, and performance artists Kimberly Gooze and Susan Patel came together to head the unpredictable celebration of the Cabaret Voltaire One Year Anniversary.
The Producers, the new Mel Brooks musical will make its Orange County premiere at the Orange County Performing Arts Center as part of the Bank of America Broadway Series from August 3-22 in Segerstrom Hall. Everything you've heard is true! Mel Brooks has put the comedy back into musical comedy.
The winner of six 2002 Tony Awards including Best Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is this season's most awarded new show on Broadway, and it comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center July 27-August 1. "Thoroughly Modern Millie" takes audiences back to Manhattan at the height of the Jazz Age, when women were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.
Universal Ballet, under the general direction of Julia Moon and artistic direction of Oleg Vinogradov, returns to Los Angeles with three performances of its acclaimed production of "Romeo and Juliet."
The set is simple, the story straightforward, and the acting fair. S. L. Stebel and Charles Rome Smith's adaptation of a Ray Bradbury story falls a bit short of the tail of "love, longing and lurking death" that was promised.