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September 22, 2001
"Forbidden Broadway" is to the realm of musical theater what Mad Magazine is to serious journalism -- a satiric, irreverent kick in the shins, and sometimes higher, with a slam-bang, take-no-prisoners attitude. Creator-writer-director Gerard Alessandrini and his gang of merry satirists have been taking potshots at the Great White Way for the better part of two decades, updating their material with each Broadway season and zeroing in on its hits and misses.
NEWS
March 16, 2001
The Trilogy Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical "Ruthless" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 27. "Ruthless" is the comedic story of a young girl who would literally kill for a part. Theatrical talent and unchained ambition reign in this melodrama with book and lyrics by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird. There are a variety of roles open. Auditions will be held at the theater, 2930 Bristol St., Building C-106, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 957-3347, Ext. 2. Cabaret season to include 'Forbidden Broadway' The Orange County Performing Arts Center has announced that its 2001-02 Cabaret Season will include performances by Jason Graae, Davis Gaines, Rita Moreno, James Naughton and Douglas Sills.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
Tom Titus Those devilishly clever folks who have been giving their backhanded regards to the Great White Way for the past two decades with "Forbidden Broadway" have found the silver screen to be an equally attractive target. Thus, "Forbidden Hollywood," the same type of merciless satire but directed at the motion picture industry and its luminaries, has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The show plays through Sept. 22 in the more intimate Founders Hall while "The Full Monty" occupies the main venue.
NEWS
September 22, 2001
Young Chang "Forbidden Broadway" went dark last week in New York. Actress Gina Kreiezmar remembers walking home from dinner, passing by firehouses and seeing pictures of the men who were killed that unforgettable Tuesday. New York wasn't laughing, so Broadway didn't either. This week, Kreiezmar and the "Forbidden Broadway" cast have brought a bit of the parodied stage to Costa Mesa, the funnies included. "I think that people need to be able to laugh a little bit too," the New York resident said.
NEWS
August 22, 2002
Tom Titus Theatergoers who generally turn up their noses at movies but flock to the Orange County Performing Arts Center with each new show in the Broadway Series may find themselves somewhat conflicted the first week of September. In a rare occurrence, the Center is opening two major shows the same week -- one in the main theater and the other in Founders Hall. And both give their regards not to Broadway, but to Hollywood. The first show, opening Sept.
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By TOM TITUS | February 2, 2007
Those sly satirists who created "Forbidden Broadway," lampooning the musical theater, penned one number in which a worse-for-wear actress warbles, "I'm 30 years old / tomorrow / and I haven't worked since I played 'Annie' / when I was 10." Well, guess what? "Annie" herself is now 30 — the musical, that is, not the redheaded, comic-strip moppet who inspired it; she's been collecting Social Security for years. And to celebrate, the show is in the midst of an anniversary tour that touched down at the Orange County Performing Arts Center this week.
NEWS
September 6, 2001
When the calendar turns to September, theatergoers undergo a unique reinvigoration -- at least this one does -- shedding the languor from the dog days of August in anticipation of new adventures under the spotlights. The official opening of the 2000-01 stage season will arrive this weekend as Vanguard University in Costa Mesa mounts a musical revue titled "The Road Most Traveled." It's a tuneful trip through the pitfalls of childhood, high school and college, directed by senior student Rachel Hart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Aden | April 3, 2008
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running show in Broadway history. It premiered in 1986 and tours the world to this day. New York and London have continually shown the production since the premiere. “Phantom of the Opera” has spawned a major feature film and influenced generations of modern musicals. Jason Mills plays the Phantom in the West Coast tour staged at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. The Daily Pilot asked Mills what it’s like to be the Phantom of the Opera.
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By Josh Aden | April 3, 2008
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running show in Broadway history. It premiered in 1986 and tours the world to this day. New York and London have continually shown the production since the premiere. “Phantom of the Opera” has spawned a major feature film and influenced generations of modern musicals. Jason Mills plays the Phantom in the West Coast tour staged at the Orange County Performing Artscenter. The Daily Pilot asked Mills what it’s like to be the Phantom of the Opera.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By TOM TITUS | February 3, 2007
FOR THE RECORD A theater review Friday, " 'Annie' doesn't look a day over 30," should have said a two-for-one deal was available for tickets to the performance at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, not for the matinee show. . . Those sly satirists who created "Forbidden Broadway," lampooning the musical theater, penned one number in which a worse-for-wear actress warbles, "I'm 30 years old / tomorrow / and I haven't worked since I played 'Annie' / when I was 10." Well, guess what?
NEWS
September 12, 2002
Tom Titus Those devilishly clever folks who have been giving their backhanded regards to the Great White Way for the past two decades with "Forbidden Broadway" have found the silver screen to be an equally attractive target. Thus, "Forbidden Hollywood," the same type of merciless satire but directed at the motion picture industry and its luminaries, has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The show plays through Sept. 22 in the more intimate Founders Hall while "The Full Monty" occupies the main venue.
NEWS
August 22, 2002
Tom Titus Theatergoers who generally turn up their noses at movies but flock to the Orange County Performing Arts Center with each new show in the Broadway Series may find themselves somewhat conflicted the first week of September. In a rare occurrence, the Center is opening two major shows the same week -- one in the main theater and the other in Founders Hall. And both give their regards not to Broadway, but to Hollywood. The first show, opening Sept.
NEWS
September 22, 2001
"Forbidden Broadway" is to the realm of musical theater what Mad Magazine is to serious journalism -- a satiric, irreverent kick in the shins, and sometimes higher, with a slam-bang, take-no-prisoners attitude. Creator-writer-director Gerard Alessandrini and his gang of merry satirists have been taking potshots at the Great White Way for the better part of two decades, updating their material with each Broadway season and zeroing in on its hits and misses.
NEWS
September 22, 2001
Young Chang "Forbidden Broadway" went dark last week in New York. Actress Gina Kreiezmar remembers walking home from dinner, passing by firehouses and seeing pictures of the men who were killed that unforgettable Tuesday. New York wasn't laughing, so Broadway didn't either. This week, Kreiezmar and the "Forbidden Broadway" cast have brought a bit of the parodied stage to Costa Mesa, the funnies included. "I think that people need to be able to laugh a little bit too," the New York resident said.
NEWS
September 6, 2001
When the calendar turns to September, theatergoers undergo a unique reinvigoration -- at least this one does -- shedding the languor from the dog days of August in anticipation of new adventures under the spotlights. The official opening of the 2000-01 stage season will arrive this weekend as Vanguard University in Costa Mesa mounts a musical revue titled "The Road Most Traveled." It's a tuneful trip through the pitfalls of childhood, high school and college, directed by senior student Rachel Hart.
NEWS
March 16, 2001
The Trilogy Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical "Ruthless" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 27. "Ruthless" is the comedic story of a young girl who would literally kill for a part. Theatrical talent and unchained ambition reign in this melodrama with book and lyrics by Joel Paley and music by Marvin Laird. There are a variety of roles open. Auditions will be held at the theater, 2930 Bristol St., Building C-106, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 957-3347, Ext. 2. Cabaret season to include 'Forbidden Broadway' The Orange County Performing Arts Center has announced that its 2001-02 Cabaret Season will include performances by Jason Graae, Davis Gaines, Rita Moreno, James Naughton and Douglas Sills.
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