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'M. Butterfly' Flies a Little Differently 30 Years After Its Creation

REVIEW: Strong performances and reverberations with the current cultural and political climate make SCR's production worth a visit.

After 15 Years, Local Professional Dance Company Backhausdance is Just Warming Up

PREVIEW: Backhausdance closes out the Irvine Barclay's contemporary dance series with two world premieres.

Emerson Quartet Explores a Play on the Life of Shostakovich

New Faces and a Chicano Art Exhibit at Anaheim's Muzeo


Tigers Be Still

ANAHEIM - The Chance Theater stages the regional premiere of this acclaimed contemporary comedy by Kim Rosenstock  DETAILS »


The Velveteen Rabbit

COSTA MESA - The beloved children's book, about a stuffed rabbit who longs to be real, comes to life on the South Coast Repertory stage  DETAILS »


Ballet Folklórico Celebration

ORANGE - Ballet Folklórico groups from throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside converge for a free showcase as part of the Musco Center's Heartbeat of Mexico celebration  DETAILS »


Titi, Nunu, and Klembolo: Helena Modjeska's Fairy Tale Book

LAGUNA BEACH - A rare exhibition of an original fairy tale manuscript written and illustrated by the legendary actress Helena Modjeska, who, after achieving worldwide fame on the stage, made Orange County her home in what is now Modjeska Canyon  DETAILS »


Vocalist Andy James and her Octet feat. Lolly Allen

FULLERTON - The Muckenthaler Center's annual Jazz Festival continues with Andy James, who sings in the female swing vocalist tradition of Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald  DETAILS »

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