Saturday, December 2, 2023


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Sutton Foster Brings Her Broadway Best to Irvine

Less than one month after the news broke of her return to Broadway alongside Hugh Jackman in the upcoming “The Music Man” revival, Sutton Foster performed on the Irvine Barclay stage as part of the theater’s Broadway Cabaret Series.

Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in a 1930’s Newsroom

Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” was recently performed at the Claire Trevor Theater, from Feb. 21-25. The director, Andrew Borba, made an ambitious attempt at incorporating Shakespearean prose in the style of a 1930s newsroom. The play’s original setting of Navarre is transformed into a newspaper publication, with King Ferdinand as the editor-in-chief.

From Stage To Screen: Broadway Representation In Hollywood

With directors casting more actors from a musical theater background, it’s quite possible that some of the familiar faces on your favorite TV shows and movies may have worked on the Great White Way before walking the Hollywood red carpet.

Krysta Rodriguez And Scott Barnhardt Come Back To Their OC Roots

Orange County School of the Arts alumni Krysta Rodriguez and Scott Barnhardt returned to Orange County on Jan. 27 to perform their cabaret “Coming Home” at the Irvine Barclay Theater.

From Claire Trevor To Broadway: Justin Keats’ Career After Graduation

A few years after he graduated from UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Justin Keats’ phone rang in an audition waiting room in New York City.

Q&A with “Hello, Dolly!” Actress Morgan Kirner

Anticipating the upcoming week, actress Morgan Kirner, currently portraying the role of Ermengarde, sat down to talk about her background in musical theater as well as the “Hello, Dolly!” tour in Costa Mesa.

Elle Woods Is In Irvine! UCI Drama Presents: “Legally Blonde”

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department opened its 2018-2019 season with the award-winning broadway musical “Legally Blonde” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The delightfully hilarious show, teeming with over the top stereotypes, is pushed into the arena of 21st-century relevance by director Myrona DeLaney.

Mad Madge Blazes the Stage

It was a full house at the last showing of “Mad Madge and Her Blazing World” on Sunday, October 28 at the Experimental Media Performance Lab. The two-hour performance consisted of only eight actors who each played dozens of characters, from English royalty to French citizens to talking animals. Adapted and directed by Annie Loui and performed by Counterbalance Theater, “Mad Madge” is based on the novel “Margaret the First” by Danielle Dutton.

“In Conversation With The Hamilton Stage Management Team” At UCI

Currently playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton” has visited multiple theaters, each stage different from the one before.

“A Bright Room Called Day” Illuminates The Difficulties Of Ideologies

“A Bright Room Called Day” made its UCI debut on Saturday, April 28, in the Robert Cohen Theatre. This tragic one room play,...

Center Stage with UCI Alum Jacob Ben-Shmuel

UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts has trained and molded many rising stars and artists of today, who have taken their...

“Costuming the Leading Ladies of Shakespeare” Exhibit

UCI Libraries’ Thursday night gala, “Costuming the Leading Ladies of Shakespeare,” celebrated the women and men who played and decorated theater’s most iconic...




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