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Santa Ana College Rescues O.C.'s Oldest Shakespeare Company

Everyone loves a story with a happy ending - all the more if the journey involves twists and turns, cliffhanger moments and elements of comedy and farce, with a villain or two to raise the stakes.

Voice of OC Lauded with Five 1st Place Wins in OC Press Club Awards

Arts Editor Paul Hodgins won First Place for Best Music/Entertainment review for his mixed review of the South Coast Rep season opener with Voice of OC arts writers, Timothy Mangan and Peter Lefevre rounding out the rest of the category wins.

What's On Stage This Summer

Most of Orange County's stages used to go dark in the dog days of summer, but now there's more to choose from.

Chapman's Hilbert Museum of California Art to Expand and Nearly Triple In Size



ANAHEIM - The Chance Theater presents the landmark musical about class, culture, dreams, and a daring "New Music" in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such memorable songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You."  DETAILS »


If I Lived in a Castle

LA HABRA - The Children's Museum has temporarily transformed its Changing Gallery into a Medieval castle, complete with drawbridge and throne room. Guests can dress up, pratice archery and swordplay, and help prepare a feast in the Medieval Kitchen.  DETAILS »


25 Years - Peter Blake Gallery Opening Reception

LAGUNA BEACH - A special reception honoring the 25th anniversary of the gallery and its legacy presenting great works of West Coast Minimalism to the art lovers of Laguna Beach.  DETAILS »


Rouge : Paris June 27, 1919

FULLERTON - The 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles will be celebrated at a mockup of an outdoor French café at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, complete with Parisian-style music from the Seattle band Rouge. Guests can dine and dance the night away in victorious fashion.  DETAILS »


Ivan Amodei's Secrets and Illusions

IRVINE - A spectacular magic show, set in the Louvre Museum, weaves stories of mystery and romance through its illusions.  DETAILS »

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