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December 15, 2011
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. " He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special effects with a pumped up Robert Downey Jr., amplifying the prowess of the English detective. Together they took the lead character into whiz bang superhero territory. Their latest installment, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," adds even more exploits, explosions and derring-do to the mix. Jude Law reappears as the reliable sidekick Dr. Watson.
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May 8, 2003
Tom Titus Between them, Jack Sharkey and Tim Kelly have performed basically the same services to the theater as Mad Magazine's "usual gang of idiots" have rendered to serious literature. Sharkey, the late Orange County playwright -- so prolific he wrote under several pseudonyms -- was the first to envision turning "Dracula" into a musical. Kelly did a number on Tennessee Williams with his satirical "Murder in the Magnolias." Both bypassed the jugular vein on their way to the funny bone.
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By Tom Titus | October 20, 2011
The game is afoot at Orange Coast College where a large and enthusiastic cast is bringing history's most famous detective back to center stage with a generous helping of comedic melodrama. "Sherlock Holmes," created in 1899 by Arthur Conan Doyle and recreated innumerable times since — this latest incarnation by playwright Tim Kelly appeared in the 1970s — is an imaginative and entertaining adaptation with some interesting and engaging characters beyond the principal few. Director Alex Golson has populated the Drama Lab stage with various denizens of Victorian England, some of which (Julia Lee Crawfis' Gashouse Gertie)
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May 15, 2003
Tom Titus When you scan the program and find character names such as "Caped Fiend," "Vicious Rascal" and "Evil Doer," it's pretty evident that the show in question is not to be taken seriously -- even if the names of the creators (Jack Sharkey and Tim Kelly) haven't already offered an advance clue. To be sure, "Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" was not among the many mysteries from the master wordsmith Arthur Conan Doyle -- he even merits an apology in the program at Orange Coast College, where this farcical mystery with music is playing through Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus and By Tom Titus | October 18, 2012
If Sherlock Holmes were alive and sleuthing today, he'd probably have a job much like that of Matthew Gray Gubler on TV's "Criminal Minds" — the precocious FBI agent with the eidetic memory, rather than a seasoned Basil Rathbone-type from the 1940s. Or at least that's how Arthur Conan Doyle's super detective comes across in Orange Coast College's latest production, "The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca," subtitled "An Episode in the Life of Sherlock Holmes. " Adapted from Doyle's original concept by two Canadians, Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning, this version goes out on a limb to defy credibility.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
October 14, 1926 - May 20, 2009 Bruce died at his Corona Del Mar home on May 20, 2009 at age 82 from cancer. He is survived by Nancy his wife of 57 years, sons Anker (Christi) and Kevin (Mary), grandson Ryan Patrick and an extended family of cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Norman. Bruce was born and raised in Montana. Immediately upon graduation from high school he joined the US Navy, participating as an Aviation Ordnance man in World War II. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula and completed his education with an MBA from Stanford University.
NEWS
January 18, 2003
Tom Titus The late Jack Sharkey, who called El Toro home, would have appreciated his position on Orange Coast College's spring theater schedule -- sharing the same lineup with two plays by Eugene Ionesco and a powerful new drama about a real-life hate crime. Sharkey's off-the-wall opus -- "Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" -- will arrive May 8 for a two-weekend run in OCC's Drama Lab Theater. The prolific Sharkey, who wrote dozens of plays under his own name and several pseudonyms, just contributed the music and lyrics for "Giant Rat," with playwright Tim Kelly supplying the book.
NEWS
December 19, 2003
Tom Titus Local college theater departments enjoyed a particularly ambitious year in 2003; UC Irvine, Orange Coast College and Vanguard University all mounted some highly impressive productions. While it may be comparing elephants and oranges, it nevertheless must be noted that UCI topped the list once more with its slashing, graphic production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Eli Simon's masterful production was clearly the class of the colleges this year, but two other shows -- both from the pen of William Shakespeare -- were impressive as well.
NEWS
November 8, 2001
Tom Titus The real and the unreal, historical figures and fictional creations, the rough world of reality and the intriguing possibility of spiritual existence are blended in a maelstrom of emotional torment in "Nostalgia,' a world premiere on the Second Stage of South Coast Repertory. Playwright Lucinda Coxon delves into mystic Welsh folklore to concoct a story that may be as puzzling to her audiences as the Welsh dialect itself in this impassioned account of three fictional characters and their encounter with the very real Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
NEWS
August 28, 1999
Tom Titus She doesn't act and doesn't want to direct, but for the 20 years of the Newport Theater Arts Center's existence, Rae Cohen has been its backbone. Cohen got in on the ground floor of the newly reorganized theater group back in 1980, as a 43-year-old housewife recruited by one of the theater's pioneers, Patty-Gene Sampson, because, in Cohen's words, "it seemed like so much fun." At the time, the Milwaukee-born Cohen was a parent volunteer at the Newport Beach schools her three children attended, having moved west with her family in 1964.
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By Tom Titus and By Tom Titus | October 18, 2012
If Sherlock Holmes were alive and sleuthing today, he'd probably have a job much like that of Matthew Gray Gubler on TV's "Criminal Minds" — the precocious FBI agent with the eidetic memory, rather than a seasoned Basil Rathbone-type from the 1940s. Or at least that's how Arthur Conan Doyle's super detective comes across in Orange Coast College's latest production, "The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca," subtitled "An Episode in the Life of Sherlock Holmes. " Adapted from Doyle's original concept by two Canadians, Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning, this version goes out on a limb to defy credibility.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2011
Director Guy Ritchie established his credentials for outrageous noisy action flicks with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. " He put the dignified Sherlock Holmes series on steroids with his first big budget effort in 2009. He added top-notch special effects with a pumped up Robert Downey Jr., amplifying the prowess of the English detective. Together they took the lead character into whiz bang superhero territory. Their latest installment, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," adds even more exploits, explosions and derring-do to the mix. Jude Law reappears as the reliable sidekick Dr. Watson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | October 20, 2011
The game is afoot at Orange Coast College where a large and enthusiastic cast is bringing history's most famous detective back to center stage with a generous helping of comedic melodrama. "Sherlock Holmes," created in 1899 by Arthur Conan Doyle and recreated innumerable times since — this latest incarnation by playwright Tim Kelly appeared in the 1970s — is an imaginative and entertaining adaptation with some interesting and engaging characters beyond the principal few. Director Alex Golson has populated the Drama Lab stage with various denizens of Victorian England, some of which (Julia Lee Crawfis' Gashouse Gertie)
NEWS
August 10, 2011
The Orange Coast College theater department is holding auditions for its fall production of "Sherlock Holmes. " The college is looking for 12 men and 12 women to cast in the play. Auditions begin at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in OCC's Drama Lab, 2701 Fairview Road. There is also a meeting for costume and stage technicians at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Scripts are on reserve in the OCC Library or can be obtained by calling director Alex Golson at (714) 432-5522 or vie email at agolson@occ.cccd.edu . Rehearsals are slated for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, as well as some weekend afternoons.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
October 14, 1926 - May 20, 2009 Bruce died at his Corona Del Mar home on May 20, 2009 at age 82 from cancer. He is survived by Nancy his wife of 57 years, sons Anker (Christi) and Kevin (Mary), grandson Ryan Patrick and an extended family of cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Norman. Bruce was born and raised in Montana. Immediately upon graduation from high school he joined the US Navy, participating as an Aviation Ordnance man in World War II. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he attended the University of Montana in Missoula and completed his education with an MBA from Stanford University.
NEWS
December 22, 2003
Deepa Bharath He's too jolly to be described as the city's Sherlock Holmes. His accent is nothing like Hercule Poirot's. And he's much too macho to be compared with Miss Marple. But Costa Mesa Reserve Officer Det. Paul Cappuccilli does possess several qualities that these fictitious yet legendary crime solvers possessed. Persistence. Patience. Passion. He seeks the thrill of a good fight. Not the physical one, but the one posed by catastrophic situations and desperate circumstances.
NEWS
December 19, 2003
Tom Titus Local college theater departments enjoyed a particularly ambitious year in 2003; UC Irvine, Orange Coast College and Vanguard University all mounted some highly impressive productions. While it may be comparing elephants and oranges, it nevertheless must be noted that UCI topped the list once more with its slashing, graphic production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Eli Simon's masterful production was clearly the class of the colleges this year, but two other shows -- both from the pen of William Shakespeare -- were impressive as well.
NEWS
May 15, 2003
Tom Titus When you scan the program and find character names such as "Caped Fiend," "Vicious Rascal" and "Evil Doer," it's pretty evident that the show in question is not to be taken seriously -- even if the names of the creators (Jack Sharkey and Tim Kelly) haven't already offered an advance clue. To be sure, "Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" was not among the many mysteries from the master wordsmith Arthur Conan Doyle -- he even merits an apology in the program at Orange Coast College, where this farcical mystery with music is playing through Sunday.
NEWS
May 8, 2003
Tom Titus Between them, Jack Sharkey and Tim Kelly have performed basically the same services to the theater as Mad Magazine's "usual gang of idiots" have rendered to serious literature. Sharkey, the late Orange County playwright -- so prolific he wrote under several pseudonyms -- was the first to envision turning "Dracula" into a musical. Kelly did a number on Tennessee Williams with his satirical "Murder in the Magnolias." Both bypassed the jugular vein on their way to the funny bone.
NEWS
January 18, 2003
Tom Titus The late Jack Sharkey, who called El Toro home, would have appreciated his position on Orange Coast College's spring theater schedule -- sharing the same lineup with two plays by Eugene Ionesco and a powerful new drama about a real-life hate crime. Sharkey's off-the-wall opus -- "Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" -- will arrive May 8 for a two-weekend run in OCC's Drama Lab Theater. The prolific Sharkey, who wrote dozens of plays under his own name and several pseudonyms, just contributed the music and lyrics for "Giant Rat," with playwright Tim Kelly supplying the book.
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