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Permalink 03/02/15 15:18, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: News, Charitable

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ELKS MEMBERSHIP GROWS AS THE MISSION VIEJO, SADDLEBACK VALLEY LODGE MAKES PLANS FOR THE COMING YEAR.


Eight area men and women became the newest members of the Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks in February. Mission Viejo residents are: Arnold Christensen, Jennifer James, Mike Oftedahl, and Paul Redman. Also initiated were: Mark Elliot of Laguna Woods, Bradley Eves of Laguna Hills, Kelly Sanders of Ladera Ranch and Gabrielle Unzueta of Capistrano Beach.

 

Lodge President Derek Randles welcomed the new members reminding them of the Lodge’s numerous charity projects which are being planned for the Elk’s new year beginning in April. Randles explained that Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building or a bar.

They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefiting physically handicapped children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, local and national "Hoop Shoot" free-throw contests involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.

Randles added, "The Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Lodge invests in the Saddleback Valley community through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans." The newly initiated Elks all pledged their support by becoming active members in the Lodge’s participation in those worthy programs.

 

Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 is celebrating 45 years of service to Saddleback Valley Communities. It is one of 10 lodges in the Orange Coast District of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) whose headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. The BPOE is a charitable organization with a 147 year history of giving. "Elks Care Elks Share"

 

Photo:

Seated L to R: Gabrielle Unzueta, Jennifer James, Lodge President Derek Randles, Kelly Sanders, and Arnold Christensen

Standing L to R: Paul Redman, Bradley Eves, Mike Oftedahl, and Mark Elliot.


 

 

SENIOR DANCE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15,2015

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Seniors Marilyn & Clem Smith of Mission Viejo

 

A Valentine’s Day Senior Dance was held by the Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Lodge #2444 a huge success with the proceeds going to the Elks Lodge charities, and proceeds from the Fall Senior Dance going to the Norm Murray Senior Center.

The Center is named after Lodge Past Exalted Ruler Norm Murray. Boyd Garrison provided the music for listening and dancing pleasure, and had most of the youthful seniors filling the dance floor throughout the afternoon. The tables were elegantly decorated with lovely vases and red roses set on a white tablecloth, red topper and white napkins around the silverware wrapped in Valentine decorations.

The menu consisted of Chicken Kiev, Mashed Potatoes, String Beans and a green salad, followed by a lovely Valentine decorated mousse cake for desert. Mary Ann Alverez arranged for the servers from the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority of Cal State Fullerton and a donation was made by the Lodge to the sorority.

Also assisting were volunteers from the Norm Murray Center Assistance League. Many thanks to all volunteers that assisted in making this another successful event

Gloria R. LeCouvre, PER

Event Coordinator

Gregg Morgan

Event Chairman

 

 

Mission Viejo Elks Hoop Shoot

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Daniel Hernandez Hoop Shoot Director in white and navy blue shirt

 

Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 was well represented by three very talented Mission Viejo hoopsters at the 2015 State Hoop Shoot contest.  This Elks Southern California competition was held at Paramount Park Gym on Saturday Feb. 7.

 

In the boys 12 to 13 year old group, Tyler Yamaguchi from Las Flores Middle School, took 3rd place with 19 shots made out of 25 attempts.

 

In the boys 10 to 11 year old group, Jake Woodall from De Portola Elementary school, took 4th place with 17 shots made.

 

In the boys 8 to 9 year old group, Tyler Kelly from De Portola Elementary, took 4th place with 17 shots made.

 

Each age group was represented by 10 hoop shooters.  Each competitor is a first place winner at Elks Hoop Shoot competitions conducted for boys and girls at both Lodge and District levels.  First place winners of Elks State Hoop Shoot competitions typically make at least 21 of their 25 free throw attempts.  This is a very competitive and successful group of young people!

 

Hoop Shoot Director Daniel Hernandez of Mission Viejo, Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge #2444 congratulates these exceptional young people as shining examples of what can be accomplished by hard work and dedication.  Not surprising, all of these boys love the game of basketball and are great gentlemen on and off the court.

Mike Long

 

Andy Costello
Elks Publicity

 

City of Aliso Viejo - Aquatic Center kickoff party on tap March 7 / Community Emergency Preparedness Academy

Permalink 03/02/15 14:54, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings

The city is gearing up for a fun-filled celebration to kickoff the 2015 swim programs at the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center.

The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 at the city-owned facility flanked by the Aliso Viejo Conference Center at 29 Santa Barbara. It will feature bounce houses, balloon artists, face painting, games and food trucks in the parking lot of the center.  All activities are free, and guests can also opt for tours of the facility. Activities don't include swimming.

Premier Aquatic Services, which contracts with the city to provide swim programs at the facility, will be on hand with information about an array of Aquatic Center programs including the group learn-to-swim, year-round swim team and new adult classes like Frogman and Aqua Zumba, among others.  The swim programs begin on March 30, with the official season starting May 2.  Information will also be available about season passes and fun-filled activities on tap this season.

For more information about facility hours, pricing and programs, call Premier Aquatic Services at 949-716-3333.

 

Registration now available for Community Emergency Preparedness Academy

 

The city is now accepting applications for its next Community Emergency Preparedness Academy that begins in March.

The free academy prepares residents to work together before, during and after a disaster.  The course is open to adults and teens attending with a parent.

Led by emergency personnel from collaborative agencies, the 6-week academy teaches participants about family disaster preparedness and planning; earthquake preparedness; fire safety, fire suppression and wildfire preparedness; light search & rescue; CPR/AED and First Aid; basic crisis intervention; and neighborhood mobilization.

The academy will take place on Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 26 to May 7 at Aliso Viejo City Hall, 12 Journey. Dinner will be provided before each class starting at 6 p.m.

Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register and for more information, contact Aliso Viejo Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Barker at 949-425-2598 or sbarker@ocsd.org.

 

Kelly Tokarski
KT Community Relations

City of Aliso Viejo - Save the date for Meet the Mayor event March 10

Permalink 03/02/15 14:40, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings

The Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce will honor Mayor Bill Phillips during the annual Meet the Mayor event March 10.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m.  at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center located at 31 Santa Barbara Drive.

The chamber event will give the public a chance to meet and mingle with Mayor Bill Phillips along with a host of civic and business leaders. The chamber will also pay tribute to Mayor Phillips, who is a founding member of the Aliso Viejo City Council.

Cost is $15 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Aliso Viejo Community Foundation and its high school scholarship program.

For more information, email info@alisoviejochamber.com and to register, visit http://www.alisoviejochamber.com.

 

Kelly Tokarski
KT Community Relations

Saddleback College Theatre Art Students Shine at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Permalink 03/02/15 14:31, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, Schools, The Arts

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The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is pleased to announce that ten Theatre Arts students were nominated to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) on February 10th-14th at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

These prestigious nominations were made possible, in part, by the Angels for the Arts with their contribution to and support of the Department of Theatre Arts and its passionate, talented and versatile students.


The following students, along with their scene partners, competed in the Irene Ryan Scholarship competition against selective BFA and MFA programs from the Southwestern United States.

 

KCACTF Nominee                            Scene Partner
Maxwell Colburn                              Jordan Kay
Nicolette Regina                               Felicia LeClair
Nikolas Marcinov                             Tierney Dezarn
Andrew Paul Guerrero  Amadi Houston
Alexandrea McDermott                Brian M. Flores
Brooke Dickson                 Meghan Riopelle
Gabby Jackson                                  Storm Howe
Anastasia Christensen                   Nick Riggio
David Patrick Vera                           Ketino Dumbadse
Danya El-Kurd                                    Liam Holton

These Saddleback College students, accompanied by KCACTF Coordinator William Francis McGuire (Saddleback College Head of Performance), competed in a series of scene presentations against 270 nominees and an equal number of scene partners.

Two of our candidates advanced to the semi-finals, where the remaining 64 candidates and their partners presented before the judges. David Patrick Vera with his scene partner Ketino Dumbadse and Andrew Paul Guerrero and his scene partner Amadi Houstin advanced to the semi-finals. Only sixteen nominees and their partners then advanced to the final round, and we are happy to report that Saddleback student Andrew Paul Guerrero and his partner Amadi Houstin made it in to this final round.

This is the first time in the history of the KCACTF Theatre Festival that a Saddleback College student made it into the finals. The Department of Theatre Arts is also happy to report that not only is Andrew Paul Guerrero a finalist in the KCACTF Festival but he also stars as Clyde in the spring production of Bonnie and Clyde (April 10-19) in the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College.

 

Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman; the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of College Theater in the United States.  The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF.

Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process; see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists.  The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

The Department of Theatre Arts serves as an educational base, a vocational training ground and an artistic resource for the community. By combining production excellence with academic achievement, the Department fulfills its role as a leader in the performing arts in Orange County.

Acting, directing, production, design and dramatic literature are all important facets of the Theatre Arts program. Each year the Department presents a diverse production season which combines high artistic standards with public appeal, and which challenges and expands the talents of students both on stage and behind the scenes.  The Entertainment & Theatre Technology Certificate Program offers students a practical hands-on education that will lead to the opportunity to secure entry-level positions in the entertainment industry.  Saddleback College is located 60 minutes from the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, which allows the students to work with faculty, staff and guest lecturers who are working professionals and experts in their fields.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

 

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Photo: Andrew Paul Guerrero (right) performing with Jordan Kay (left) in Lend Me a Tenor

 

 

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Nina Welch

Fine Arts Public Information Officer

Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Parkway

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

www.saddleback.edu/arts

 

Saddleback’s Speech and Debate Team Places 3rd Overall in the 2015 PSCFA Spring Championships

Permalink 03/02/15 14:25, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, Schools

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Saddleback College’s Speech and Debate team competed at Moorpark College on Friday February 20th-22nd. The impressive results include a 1st place in Novice Division and 3rd overall at the 2015 PSCFA Spring Championship Speech Tournament.

This is the first time that Saddleback has finished 3rd overall in the regional championships. The team beat 27 colleges and universities including: Eastern Michigan, Mt. San Antonio College, Concordia University, and Irvine Valley College.

 

Coach Lucas Ochoa stated, “I am glad that we finally broke through to the top three, which overall at this caliber of a tournament, is quite a feat. The students will be working incredibly hard to make some history at the State Championship tournament in Los Angeles.”

 

Co-Director Larry Radden stated, “This is almost an entire group of first-year student competitors in a sea of second, third, and fourth year competitors.  I'm so proud of their successes and I think that everyone is really starting to understand what they're doing and how to implement those goals. The team is focused and committed.  We are really proud of our students.”

 

Here are the results:

 

1st Place Novice Drama: Rayanna McBride

2nd Place Novice Extemporaneous: Mackenzie Leveque

1st Place Junior Poetry: Samantha Recchia

3rd Place Junior Poetry: Taylor Stickle

1st Place Novice Informative: Kyle Torres

2nd Place Novice Impromptu: Kyle Torres

6th Place Junior Prose: Katie Rochefort

6th Place Open Duo Interpretation: Maggie Shephard and Scott Lankford

2nd Place Junior Persuasion: Marlene Khamis

3rd Place Junior Persuasion: Dante Johnson

3rd place Junior After Dinner Speaking: Alex Sherwood

4th place Junior After Dinner Speaking: Rayanna McBride

5th Place Junior After Dinner Speaking: Erika Flores

4th Place Junior Programmed Oral Interpretation: Sarah Shimizu

3rd Place Open Communication Analysis: Patrick Leahy

2nd Place Junior Drama: Patrick Leahy

2nd Place Novice After Dinner Speaking: Rayanna McBride

 

International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Debate:

 

Gold Junior: Mackenzie Leveque

Gold Junior: Brian Fox

Gold Junior: Steven Plogger

Silver Junior: Veronica Collins

Bronze Open: Erika Gibson

Gold Novice: Rayanna McBride

 

The Saddleback Forensics Team started in the 1970s and prides itself on offering students the ability to create innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements to strengthen their critical thinking skills and to better communicate with others. On the forensics team, students write, rehearse, and perform at 6-7 tournaments against students from Universities and Community Colleges to qualify for the national tournament.

The students representing Saddleback at the national tournament have placed above several competitors representing institutions throughout the year, including: Concordia University, Point Loma, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach, and UCLA.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.

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Photo: Samantha Recchia, Dante Johnson, Katie Rochefort (left to right)

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Nina Welch

Fine Arts Public Information Officer

Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Parkway

Mission Viejo, CA 92692

www.saddleback.edu/arts

Free Lobby Activities Offered During American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Permalink 03/02/15 14:14, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, The Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is proud to present the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre’s spectacular new production of The Sleeping Beauty March 3 – 8, 2015.

Audiences are invited to enjoy lobby activities and Preview Talks at all performances, free to all ticketholders. Lobby activities begin one hour before show time and are available during intermission. Preview Talks are held in the Orchestra Terrace seating of Segerstrom Hall one hour prior to curtain.

Costume sketches and a set model designed by Richard Hudson – based on the historic work of Léon Bakst – will be on exhibit.

Coloring stations for children will be available on the Orchestra Terrace Level, featuring Richard Hudson’s costume designs for Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré.

• Learn fun facts about The Sleeping Beauty, such as the meaning behind the Lilac Fairy’s pantomime and why the role of Princess Aurora is considered one of the most difficult roles in ballet.

Preview Talks will be conducted by Elizabeth Kaye, author of American Ballet Theatre: A Twenty-Five Year Retrospective.

Guests are asked to use #SCFTA and #ABTSleepingBeauty on social media sites.

SeaWorld gets wild and up-close during Wild Days, SeaWorld’s Pole to Pole 5K Fun Run supports conservation research and Breakfast with Elmo are just a few of the features in this month’s tip sheet

Permalink 03/02/15 14:12, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings

March 2015

SEAWORLD GETS WILD AND UP-CLOSE: Guests can celebrate the natural world we share during SeaWorld® Wild Days, getting up-close with SeaWorld’s zoological team and learning firsthand the ways they can make a difference with their own everyday actions. During the March 7–8 weekend, animal conservationist Jack Hanna and SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina will introduce amazing animals; March 14–15 is  “Sea Rescue” weekend, with SeaWorld team members from  the popular ABC show sharing stories of the rescue, rehabilitation and return to the wild of marine animals; March 21-22 and March 28-29 are Generation Nature™ (GenN) weekends, featuring high-energy, fun-filled shows packed with cool animal facts designed to inspire kids to become game changers for nature.

SIGN UP FOR SEAWORLD’S POLE TO POLE 5K FUN RUN: The park is gearing up for SeaWorld’s® Pole to Pole 5K Fun Run on March 15. Participants in the fourth annual 5K will sprint (or stroll) by sea lions and dolphins, birds and Shamu®, too. Pole to Pole Fun Run participants will meet SeaWorld costume characters and animal ambassadors, and learn about research and conservation efforts from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and SeaWorld experts. Registered runners will also receive a Pole to Pole 5K Fun Run T-shirt, a light breakfast, an opportunity drawing for prizes and free race-day, single-day admission to SeaWorld Sunday, March 15. Proceeds from this fun event will go directly to on-the-ground research and conservation efforts to help wildlife and wild places around the world. For more information call (800) 257-4268 or visit www.SeaWorldParks.com/poletopolefunrun.

BREAKFAST WITH ELMO AND FRIENDS RETURNS: What goes great with your morning eggs? How about lots of hugs from Elmo and friends? Families will have a chance to join some of their favorite furry friends during Breakfast With Elmo and Friends, offered during two weekends: March 21–22 and March 28–29. Elmo and a variety of other Sesame Street friends will mingle and pose for pictures with diners before and during breakfast buffets at SeaWorld’s Garden Plaza. This unforgettable experience is only $19.99 plus tax for ages 10+; $14.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Park admission is required and is not included.

PRESCHOOL PASS IS FUN FOR LITTLE ONES: To celebrate all the fun SeaWorld® has for little guests, kids ages 3–5 living in San Diego and Orange County can receive a free SeaWorld Preschool Pass. With the Pass in hand, they can ride, climb, splash and play until Dec. 31, 2015. Parents interested in registering can visit www.SeaWorldSanDiego.com/Preschool by March 15.

Guests should then, print and bring the confirmation along with a valid form of ID for the child (a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport) to any ticket window at SeaWorld. Redemption and first use must occur by March 27. 2015 Fun Cards are available for purchase so the entire family can enjoy a whole year of fun.

 

UP, UP AND AWAY! PACIFIC SYMPHONY’S FAMILY MUSICAL MORNINGS JETS OFF WITH “SUPERHEROES!” FEATURING POPULAR FILM MUSIC FROM

Permalink 03/02/15 14:06, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Pacific Symphony

“SUPERMAN” AND “STAR WARS”

Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superheroes, and may submit artwork for display at the concert by March 4

Pacific Symphony suits up for an action-packed musical adventure of crime-fighting fun as Family Musical Mornings continues with “Superheroes!” By harnessing the power of music, Captain Symphony (Daniel Emmett) and his family of superheroes, The Winged Woodwind (Diane Manaster) and Super String (Stephanie Draude), defeat the malevolent Percussionator (Ron Banks), who is trying to tear apart the orchestra!

Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez, the Symphony creates a rousing atmosphere with selections from Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter” Overture.

Written and directed by Joe Lauderdale (creator of “A Sherlock Holmes Halloween” and “A Halloween Masquerade”), the concert teaches children about the different instrument families, how they make sound and how the orchestra works together.

Each superhero and their corresponding instrument family have their own musical theme from John Williams’ “Star Wars,” and at the end, they all come together to perform this masterwork, as well as the March from “Superman.”

The audience also has the opportunity to hear the talented musicians from Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, who join the Symphony onstage for their annual side-by-side performance.

Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank, the concert is designed for families with children ages 5-11, and takes place Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $19-39; for more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

 

Janelle Kruly

Public Relations Associate

Pacific Symphony

3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 100

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Direct: 714/ 876-2385 │Tickets: 714/ 755-5799

www.PacificSymphony.org

The Empire returns to LEGOLAND® California Resort with the largest LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland model display yet

Permalink 03/02/15 14:00, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings

LEGOLAND® California Resort Unveils
LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display

More Than a Half Million LEGO® Bricks Used to Construct New Model

On the evening of March 4, the galaxy’s most powerful weapon is unveiled:  The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display.


Casting a shadow over LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland, the Death Star spans 8-feet wide, 13-feet high and weighs more than 1900 pounds.

Featuring a planet-destroying super laser, the massive LEGO model is made out of more than 500,000 LEGO bricks and includes a display of the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvered his X-wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star.

Adjacent to the LEGO Death Star, guests are invited to use their imaginations to construct their own LEGO starships at building stations while X-Wings, TIE Fighters and Y-Wings circle overhead.

The LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star is designed from the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It includes six animated Turbo Laser Turrets and LEGO starship models built out of more than 20,000 LEGO bricks. 

The new LEGO model display is LEGOLAND California Resort’s latest major addition in LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland which opened in 2011 and expanded with the addition of the LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Gallery in 2012.  The unveiling of the new LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display kicks-off the fan favorite, LEGO Star Wars™ Days event on March 7 and 8, where guests can spend the day participating in Star Wars™ related activities.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVITIES CARRY ON WHEN PADDY MOLONEY AND LEGENDARY BAND “THE CHIEFTAINS” JOIN PACIFIC SYMPHONY POPS FOR THREE EVENINGS OF EXHILARATING IRISH MUSIC

Permalink 03/02/15 13:56, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Pacific Symphony

 

Highly regarded for popularizing traditional Irish folk music across the world, “The Chieftains” bring their bagpipes, banjos and exciting musicality to Pacific Symphony Pops for an extension of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Co-founder Paddy Moloney and his band have won six Grammy Awards, released 58 albums and performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Great Wall of China.

By collaborating with contemporary musicians across multiple genres—Pavarotti, Van Morrison, Ziggy Marley and Elvis Costello, to name a few—The Chieftains have enjoyed more than 50 years at the top of the modern music charts. Their international fame stems from their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music.

The music on their new album, “Voice of Ages,” remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began.

Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, The Chieftain’s Symphony performance features the Long Beach Camerata Singers, local Irish dancers and a local pipe band. The concert takes place Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $35-160; Box Circle, $185. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5779 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

 

Janelle Kruly

Public Relations Associate

Pacific Symphony

3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 100

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Direct: 714/ 876-2385 │Tickets: 714/ 755-5799

Ready For Take-Off: "Beyond The Valley Of The Flight Attendants--The Musical!

Permalink 02/24/15 15:01, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, The Arts

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Grab your ticket and get onboard Super Saver Airlines Flight 666, where your decidedly strange stews--Penny, Debbie and Connie--will demonstrate their complete lack of regard for your comfort and safety.

First produced back in 1991, the best-selling show in Found Theatre history is back...with most of the original cast and brand-new musical numbers! Written by Cynthia Galles and Virginia DeMoss. Original songs by Terra Taylor Knudson and Lauren Nave.

Directed by Lauren Nave. With Virginia DeMoss as Debbie, Kathleen Gray as Penny, Melinda Parker as Connie, and John Sturgeon as Captain Vance Slaughter. Featuring passengers played by a rotating cast of Found Theatre regulars. See a different show every weekend!

Redeye: Friday & Saturday, February 27 to March 28, 8 p.m.

Afternoon Flight: Sunday, March 1 to March 29, 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 First Class, $15 Penny Pincher

Reservations: 562-433-3363 or info@foundtheatre.org

Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

 

STELLAR VOICES, FULL ORCHESTRA DELIVER PASSIONATE TALE OF DOOMED LOVE AS PACIFIC SYMPHONY’S NEXT SEMI-STAGED OPERA BRINGS TO LIFE BIZET’S “CARMEN”

Permalink 02/19/15 13:29, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, The Arts, Pacific Symphony

Milena Kitić

 

“CARMEN”

Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony’s opera-vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with what is often called the world’s most popular opera: “Carmen,” Bizet’s riveting tale of love and lust about the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery Gypsy, Carmen.

Featuring the composer’s exquisite music, presented in a uniquely staged production over three nights, the orchestra is joined by a cast of world-class opera stars directed by Dean Anthony, including mezzo-soprano Milena Kitić as Carmen and tenor Andrew Richards as Don José, plus Pacific Chorale and Southern California Children’s Chorus.

This semi-staged production includes acting, staging, scenic design, special lighting, costumes and props. St.Clair and the orchestra deliver this newly inspired performance on Thursday, Feb. 19; Saturday, Feb. 21; and Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall; a preview talk with Alan Chapman begins at 7 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $45-$119; for more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

“We’re so fortunate to have one of the consummate Carmens in our midst with Milena Kitić, who is artist-in-residence at Chapman University,” says Maestro St.Clair. “She’s sung this role in the major houses of the world. It’s her role, and it’s wonderful she’s here. And we’re surrounding her with a cast that has sung these roles numerous times with leading companies.”

Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage, “Carmen” is set in Seville, Spain in the early 19th century. The story follows soldier Don José, who falls for the tempting Gypsy, Carmen, the most popular worker at the local cigarette factory, who teasingly sings about the contrary ways of love.

José abandons his childhood sweetheart and agrees to a rendezvous with Carmen, whom he is supposed to arrest for fighting with another worker. He lets her escape and is arrested and released. To prove his love for Carmen, he leaves his military duties and joins her, but his world is turned upside down by Carmen’s desire for the striking toreador Escamillo and a life that is free. José is sent into a murderous rage, and… you’ll have to experience “Carmen” to find out how it ends!

“Carmen is a free spirit who values her freedom—and whatever she considers happiness—the most,” says soprano Kitić. “In the end of the fourth act she clearly says: ‘I am born free and will die free, if to die is my destiny. I know you will kill me, so go ahead.’ Carmen is a Gypsy, extremely superstitious, a woman with no real home. There are a good number of Gypsies in Serbia, where I grew up, and I observed them most of my life. I think I learned to understand Carmen well.”

Kitić is the fiery Carmen, a role this opera star performed throughout Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition to making her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen, local opera fans may recall her debut in 2003 with Opera Pacific as Herodias in “Salome,” and her performance in the company’s benefit concert with Plácido Domingo and conductor John De Main. In 2007, Kitić became the inaugural recipient of the artist-in-residence award given by Chapman University, where she is currently an adjunct professor and master class instructor. She also leads classes at USC and UC Irvine, and lives in Newport Beach.

“Kitić has turned into a powerful vocal performer, her lows ringing richly, her highs closely focused, her phrasing elegantly disciplined,” says Timothy Mangan for Opera News.

Bizet’s score contains intoxicating melodies highlighted by some of opera’s finest arias and best-loved moments, including the seductive “Habanera” and the heroic “Toreador Song.” “I’d say that the whole score is my favorite, truly phenomenal music and with good reason the most popular opera work,” continues Kitić. “For me, as Carmen, it’s especially interesting to illustrate the transformation of the first two acts that are so seductive and playful, and the last two acts that are the opposite, dramatic and fatalistic. I also appreciate the way Bizet captured the flavor of Spain.”

Tenor Richards stars as Don José, a role he debuted at Metropolitan Opera during the 2012-13 season and has sung with opera companies around the world. Of his performance in the 2009 production of “Carmen” at Opéra Comique, The New York Times said Richards “proved a vocally rewarding Don José, singing with a strong, ardent voice that invested his big aria, the Flower Song, with delicate phrases.”

In addition to Kitić and Richards, the stellar cast includes Elizabeth Caballero (as Micaela), the stunning Cuban-American soprano whom Symphony audiences remember from her performance as Violeta in last season’s “La Traviata,” Bass-baritone Konstantin Smoriginas is Escamillo, mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen is Mercédès, soprano Amanda Opuszynski is Frasquita, bass Andrew Gangestad is Zuniga, baritone Keith Harris is Moralès and Le Dancaïre and tenor Jonathan Blalock is Le Remendado. Pacific Chorale, led by Artistic Director John Alexander and Southern California Children’s Chorus, led by Founding Director Lori Loftus, are also featured.

Stage director Anthony has enjoyed a 25-year career as both a tenor and director. He recently directed productions of “Carmen” for Tulsa Opera, Pensacola Opera and Florentine Opera, and is a faculty member at the University of Memphis as opera stage director.

The technical team includes Matt Scarpino, scenic designer; Kathy Pryzgoda, lighting designer; Kathryn Wilson, costume coordinator; Ora Jewell-Busche, wig and make-up coordinator; and William Pruett, props coordinator.

“Symphonic Voices,” the initiative to return opera back to Orange County after the closure of Opera Pacific in 2008, has been drawing on the expertise of St.Clair since its inception—as it was his career in opera that set the stage for the ambitious venture. During his tenure at the Komische Oper Berlin, St.Clair led acclaimed productions of “La Traviata” and the world premiere of Christian Jost’s “Hamlet” as well as the heralded production of “Lear” by Aribert Reimann, one of Germany’s most distinguished composers. And as the former general music director and chief conductor of the German National Theater and Staatskapelle in Weimar, Germany, he led Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” to great critical acclaim.

 

“Symphonic Voices” began in 2012 with the highly successful production of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” followed by Puccini’s “Tosca” in 2013, Verdi’s “La Traviata” in 2014, and now in 2015 with Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Honorary Producers of “Carmen” are Paul and Marybelle Musco. The Tuesday, Feb. 24, performance is sponsored by Symphony 100. Pacific Symphony’s Classical series performances are made possible by the Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation, with additional support from Mercedes-Benz, Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel, KUSC and PBS SoCal.

 

Janelle Kruly

Public Relations Associate

Pacific Symphony

3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 100

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Direct: 714/ 876-2385 │Tickets: 714/ 755-5799

www.PacificSymphony.org

FOUNDATION CLASSICAL SERIES Bizet's "Carmen"

Permalink 02/18/15 15:59, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: The Arts, Pacific Symphony

Thu, Sat & Tue, Feb. 19, 21 & 24 at 8 p.m.

Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with Alan Chapman

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage, “Carmen” is set in Seville, Spain in the early 19th century. The story follows soldier Don José, who falls for the tempting Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and, to prove his love for Carmen, leaves his military duties and joins Carmen and her band of smugglers. His world is turned upside down, however, by Carmen’s desire for the striking toreador Escamillo and a life that is free.

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Dean Anthony, stage director
Pacific Chorale
— John Alexander, artistic director
— Robert Istad, assistant conductor and chorusmaster
Southern California Children’s Chorus
— Lori Loftus, founding director

Cast includes:
Carmen -  Milena Kitić
Don José - Andrew Richards
Micaela - Elizabeth Caballero
Escamillo - Kostas Smoriginas
Mercedes - Sarah Larsen
Frasquita - Amanda Opuszynski
Zuniga - Andrew Gangestad
Morales/Le Dancaïre - Keith Harris
Le Remendado - Jonathan Blalock

Honorary Producers:
Paul and Marybelle Musco

Concert sponsors (Feb. 24):
Symphony 100

 

“Carmen” features a cast of world-class opera stars, including mezzo-soprano Milena Kitić as Carmen and Andrew

Milena Kitić

Milena Kitić

Richards as Don Jose, plus the Pacific Chorale and Southern California Children’s Chorus, in a semi-staged production that includes video elements, costumes and props.

“We’re so fortunate to have one of the consummate Carmens in our midst with Milena Kitić, who’s on faculty at Chapman University,” says St.Clair. “She’s sung this role in the major houses of the world. It’s her role, and it’s wonderful she’s here. And we’re surrounding her with a cast that has sung these roles numerous times in major houses.”

Kitić, a resident of Newport Beach, has performed the title role of “Carmen” throughout Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition to making her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen, local opera fans may recall her debut in 2003 with Opera Pacific as Herodias in “Salome,” and her performance in the company’s benefit concert with Plácido Domingo and conductor John De Main.

“Carmen is a free spirit, who values her freedom, and whatever she considers happiness, the most,” said Kitić of her character. “In the end of the fourth act she clearly says ‘I am born free and will die free, if to die is my destiny. I know you will kill me, so go ahead.’ Carmen is a gypsy, extremely superstitious, a woman with no real home. There are a good number of gypsies in Serbia, where I grew up, and I observed them most of my life. I think I learned to understand Carmen well.”

Kitić noted that she loves the score of “Carmen,” and that it’s truly phenomenal music.

“For me, as Carmen, it’s especially interesting to illustrate the transformation of the first two acts that are so seductive and playful, and the last two acts that are the opposite, dramatic and fatalistic. I also appreciate the way Bizet captured the flavor of Spain.”

Maestro St.Clair is no stranger to opera. “Symphonic Voices” has been drawing on his expertise as an opera conductor in Germany and elsewhere. He has conducted everything from “La Traviata” to Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” to great critical acclaim.

“Symphonic Voices” began with the highly successful debut in 2012 of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” followed by Puccini’s “Tosca” in 2013, Verdi’s “La Traviata” in 2014, and now in 2015 with Bizet’s “Carmen.”

Performances are Thursday, Feb. 19, Saturday, Feb. 21, and Tuesday Feb. 24, at 8 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall; a preview talk with Alan Chapman begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25-$109. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit PacificSymphony.org.

The red carpet rolls out for Dancing For a Cause 2015 on April 17, 2015 at the Casino San Clemente

Permalink 02/18/15 15:50, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, Charitable

Dancers Trip the Light Fantastic for a Fantastic Charity

 

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Dancing For a Cause 2015

The 5th annual gala fundraising event is a joint effort between San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club who organizes the event each year, and local charities to raise money for their organizations.

Based on TV’s very successful show, “Dancing With the Stars, this fun-filled evening showcases non-profit groups dancing to raise money for their organizations. A silent auction, delightful catered dinner and dancing for everyone will round out the evening.

 

This year, four dancers compete to take home the “Top Dancer” trophy and thousands of dollars in charity donations and prize money to help others.

 

Christina Carbonara, Carbonara Trattoria Italiana is dancing for Family Assistance Ministries in honor of her philanthropist father, Tony Carbonara, a former Dancing for a Cause winner.

 

Mike Stock is dancing for San Clemente Rotary Club. Mike runs the OneMeal program for the West Coast Region out of the San Clemente office for Kids Around The World, a non-profit relief food program.

 

Cheryl Osborn, President of Casco Construction, is dancing for Laura’s House. Her company has helped with construction of Laura’s House facilities.

 

Rhonda Tooker, owner of Sparkleyez , is dancing for San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club, which she and husband Randy both recently joined to give back to the community.

 

Tickets are available from all organizations. Please contact Chair Helen Del Grosso for more information:  Helen_delgrosso@yahoo.com.

 

Donia Moore

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J.R. Lander Joins Faith Episcopal Church as Vicar and Priest-in-Charge

Permalink 02/18/15 15:46, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, Religions

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The Reverend J.R. Lander was welcomed by Faith Episcopal Church members late last month as their new Vicar and Priest-in-charge.  He replaces The Reverend Kirby Smith who was recently assigned to St. Luke’s of the Mountains in La Crescenta.

“I am thrilled to be joining Faith Church. Faith is a community which clearly lives out the radical hospitality of Jesus. I look forward to representing Faith in the Laguna Niguel community, and helping Faith to grow into the beacon of hope I believe it is called to be," said Lander.


J.R. is a life-long Episcopalian with passion for social justice, the nonprofit sector and leadership development. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but moved at a young age with his family to Jackson, Mississippi, which he still considers home. He is a graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School which was recently named one of the top 20 independent schools in the United States.

 

J.R. studied Religion and History at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and prepared for ordained ministry at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York. He completed a Master degree in Public Administration at the University of Washington, where his degree project, “Stewardship among Young Adults in the Episcopal Church,” introduced him to the world of stewardship, fundraising and generosity.

The Reverend Lander has served parishes in Los Angeles and Washington. He is the current president of TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship), an organization which helps Episcopal congregations in their efforts to raise funds, increase participation and inspire generosity.

Faith Episcopal Church is located at 27802 El Lazo in Laguna Niguel and services are held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Faith Church also serves as the site of a weekly outreach dinner for homeless and at-risk every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.faithepiscopal.org.

 

Barbara Kimler

Talented PS Youth Ensembles perform FREE concerts!

Permalink 02/18/15 15:42, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Pacific Symphony

Youthful musicality soars as both Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) perform a phenomenal range of music for their spring concerts.

Both ensembles return to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at their prime after bonding at their annual retreats this past January. The students have prepared a difficult collection of masterworks guaranteed to transfix listeners and show off their hard work.

Taking place on Sunday, March 1, the day of music begins at 1 p.m. with the talented wind musicians of PSYWE, led by Music Director Gregory X. Whitmore, performing “OLDE School, New School,” a concert that highlights the variety of wind literature across the centuries.

Later at 7 p.m., the students of PSYO, led by Music Director Alejandro Gutiérrez, impress as they delve into the magic and power of superheroes through excerpts from popular film music and works by Dvorák and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, the concerts are FREE to attend, but tickets are required. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

Ocean Institute Tall Ship, Whale Watching Cruises for the Festival of Whales

Permalink 02/18/15 15:40, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings

 

The Ocean Institute will add special tall ship and whale watching cruises as part of its participation in the City of Dana Point’s annual Festival of Whales celebration the weekends of March 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and March 8 & 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.  The event celebrates the annual migration of the gray whales off our coast.

Whale’s Tale Sailing Adventure – The Ocean Institute is offering a Whale’s Tale Sailing Adventure onboard its tall ship Spirit of Dana Point on Saturday, March 1 & 8, 2 – 4:30 p.m.  From “Devil Fish” to “Friendliest Whale,” explore how time and discovery has shaped man’s perception of the magnificent gray whale.  Participants will enjoy an exciting tall ship sail and gain new insight on man’s evolving relationship with the ocean and the whales that travel our California coastline.

Cost is $40 adults, $23 for children ages 4-12 and includes admission to the Ocean Institute.  (Members:  $36 adults, $21 children.)  For additional information, call (949) 496-2274 or visit www.ocean-institute.org.

Gray Whale Adventure Cruises – The Ocean Institute will present a series of Gray Whale Adventure Cruises on its 70-foot R/V Sea Explorer.  The cruises will give participants an opportunity to see fish, dolphins, sea lions and other wildlife along the Southern California coastline.  Cruise dates during Festival of Whales: March 1 &2, 8 & 9, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. each day.

Prices are $35 for adult, $22 for children (age 4 to 12).  Information may be obtained by calling the Ocean Institute at (949) 496-2274.  Register online at www.ocean-institute.org.

 

The Ocean Institute is open to the general public on weekends, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Cost:  $6.50 adults, $4.50 children (ages 4-12), Ocean Institute members free.  Unique maritime and ocean-themed items are available in the Chambers Gallery everyday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Institute address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.

Jim Graves

Upcoming Events From Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Permalink 02/18/15 15:35, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, The Arts

Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates 
The Streisand Songbook at Segerstrom Center for the Arts


Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter and Tony Award® nominated actress Ann Hampton Callaway performs in Segerstrom Center’s Samueli Theater May 7 – 9. In her show, The Streisand Songbook, Callaway performs songs made classics by her musical heroine, the incomparable Barbra Streisand, giving them her own personal style.

Selections will come from Streisand’s unforgettable catalogue of hits made during her multi-faceted, five-decade career that includes Broadway, film and concept albums. Callaway weaves humorous and inspiring anecdotes of how Streisand began as a role model for her and evolved into a mentor and even recording Callaway’s songs on six of her recent CDs, including “I’ve Dreamed of You,” the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day.

 

Full Casting Announced for

at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Full casting has been announced for NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Segerstrom Center for the Arts March 17 – 22, 2015. The show features the incomparable music and lyrics of George and Ira GershwinAssociated Pressraved, “This is how you do it right! Beautiful tunes, a madcap plot, dozens of inventive moments, and visual delights in every scene.”

 

Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts 
May 13 - 24, 2015

Special Ticket Offer and Pre-Show Activities Available 
for May 14 Matinee and Evening Family Performances

The new U.S. national tour of ANNIE will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 13 – 24, 2015. Audiences will see this new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show’s original lyricist and director Martin Charnin.

ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and Charnin’s award-winning lyrics. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography.

 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents 
Multi-Platinum and Multi-Grammy®-Winning 
Artist Jason Mraz’s Yes! World Tour

March 15, 2015 in Segerstrom Hall

Tickets go on sale now

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Atlantic Records recording artist Jason Mraz as part of his Yes! intimate world tour. The concert in Segerstrom Hall celebrates the multiple-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter’s acclaimed new album of the same title.

 

scfta.org

Segerstrom Center for the Arts



Ah, Wilderness! A Tender Comedy that explores coming-of-age and young love in idyllic 1906 America - Vanguard University Theatre

Permalink 02/18/15 15:13, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Schools, The Arts

 

Vanguard University Theatre Department Presents:

Ah, Wilderness!

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Kevin Slay

 

Eugene O’Neill’s magnificent storytelling takes center stage in Ah, Wilderness! as he invites us to join the Miller family on the Fourth of July weekend in an idyllic 1906 Connecticut town. The story unfolds into a tender retrospective portrait of small town family values, teenage growing pains, and young love. A breath of fresh air...A miracle of sense and sensibility....Vividly alive. – New York Post  |  Suitable for ages 6 and older

 

 

Friday, February 27 .................  8:00 pm (Open Forum)

Saturday, February 28 .............  8:00 pm

Sunday, March 1 .....................  2:00 pm

Thursday, March 5 ..................  8:00 pm

Friday, March 6 ......................  8:00 pm

Saturday, March 7 ..................  2:00 and 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 8 .....................  2:00 pm

 

Go to www.vanguardtickets.com to purchase tickets online

 

General admission -- $14.00

Seniors age 60 and older -- $12.00

Children age 6 to 12 -- $12.00

Groups of 10 or more -- $12.00

VU Faculty / Staff -- $12.00

VU Alumni -- $12.00

College Students with ID -- $12.00

 

All shows are presented at the Lyceum Theater located on the Vanguard University campus off Newport Boulevard.

 

Call the Vanguard University Theatre Department box office at 714-668-6145 for more information.

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Bill Hughes

Theater Manager

Vanguard University

714-619-6425

theatre.vanguard.edu

FOUND THEATRE PRESENTS: "BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS--THE MUSICAL!"

Permalink 02/18/15 15:10, by Susan Espenschied, Categories: Happenings, The Arts

 

 

In an age when "calculated misery" is the new business model for major air carriers, nobody does misery like SuperSaver Airlines!

Did you say cabin service? Our decidedly strange flight attendants--Connie, Penny and Debbie--are onboard to demonstrate SuperSaver's complete lack of regard for your comfort and safety. Welcome aboard!

More About BVFA:

First produced back in 1991, the best-selling show in Found Theatre history is back...with most of the original cast and brand-new musical numbers!

Written by Cynthia Galles and Virginia DeMoss. Original songs by Terra Taylor Knudson and Lauren Nave. Directed by Lauren Nave. With Virginia DeMoss as Debbie, Kathleen Gray as Penny, Melinda Parker as Connie, and John Sturgeon as Captain Vance Slaughter.

Featuring passengers played by a rotating cast of Found Theatre regulars. See a different show every weekend!

Redeye: Friday & Saturday, February 27 to March 28, 8 p.m.

Afternoon Flight: Sunday, March 1 to March 29, 2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 First Class, $15 Penny Pincher

Reservations: 562-433-3363 or info@foundtheatre.org

Venue: The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.

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