Movie Mondays Orange County’s favorite summertime tradition, returns to Segerstrom Center beginning July 8. These free events are held on five consecutive Monday evenings on the Center’s Arts Plaza
Special pre-show movie-themed activities begin at 7:30 p.m. At dusk, selected shorts and thef eatured film musical are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other easily portable seating and picnic dinners – cooking and barbecues are not allowed.
Set up can begin at5:30 p.m.
This year, Patina Catering has created special themed menus for each movie in addition to offering aselection of assorted snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Pre-orderplatters can also be purchased by the previous Friday at 5 p.m. by calling theSpecial Events line at (714) 556-2122 extension 4202:
- Assorted Cheeses and Charcuterie – Double Cream Brie, Chipotle Cheddar, Vella Jack, San Danielle Prosciutto, dry aged salami, grapes, olives, marinated peppers, dried fruit, crackers: $18 plus tax and service charge
- Sweets Platter – 6 assorted cookies, 4 brownies, 4 chocolate covered strawberries: $12 plus tax and service charge
- Chocolate Fondue Platter – strawberries, pineapple, brownie bites, pound cake bites, marshmallows, chocolate sauce: $15 plus tax and service charge
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Free for All:
MOVIE MONDAYS: The Wedding Singer
July 8, 2013 | Mondays at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.)
Arts Plaza. FREE.
If you’re ready for another great summer of Movie Mondays, say “Ido!” This sweet romantic comedy stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as a seemingly perfectly matched pair, if only they weren’t engaged to other people. Will they discover each other and find true love? Only with the help of a soundtrack of classic ‘80s tunes!
Rated PG-13, 1998, 1 hour and 35 minutes
Patina menu items available for purchase:
· Burger and cheeseburger sliders: $6for 2 sliders
· Grilled cheese sandwiches: $4 each
· Slices of wedding cake: $3 each
Segerstrom Center for the Artspresents Free for All:
MOVIE MONDAYS: Buena Vista SocialClub
July 15, 2013 | Mondays at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.)
Arts Plaza. FREE.
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ documentary follows American jazz guitarist Ry Cooder as he travels to Cuba to unite the legendary musicians of pre-revolutionary Havana. The result was not only a triumphant performance of extraordinary music (hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 300 greatest albums of alltime), but also helped immortalize the artists who were all but forgotten in their own country. On September 17, the Center opens its 2013 – 2014 Seasonwith Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom ConcertHall.
Rated G, 1999, 1 hour and 45 minutes
Patina menu itemsavailable for purchase:
· Chicken tacos $6 for 3 tacos
· Cheese quesadillas: $4 each
· Churros: $3 each
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presentsFree for All:
MOVIE MONDAYS: The Lion King
July 22, 2013 | Mondays at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.)
Arts Plaza. FREE.
This hand-drawn Disney animated feature was not only a commercial and critical success, but it also became an American institution, winning two Academy Awards®, launching an unending merchandise line and, of course, becoming the basis for one of the most successful musicals of all time. With an all-star cast voicing the roles of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa, there will no sleeping with The Lion tonight!
Rated G, 1994, 1 hour and 29 minutes
Patina menu items available for purchase
· Grilled beef and vegetable kabobs: $6for 2 kabobs
· Watermelon wedges: $2 each
· Cake pops: $2 each
Segerstrom Center for the Artspresents Free for All:
MOVIE MONDAYS: The Phantom of theOpera
July 29, 2013 | Mondays at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.)
Arts Plaza. FREE.
The longest-running Broadway show in historywas given a Hollywood make-over with this 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-musical. “The Music of the Night” will surround the Arts Plaza aswe screen the winner of last year’s Audience Favorite Online Poll!
Rated PG-13, 2004, 2 hours and 23 minutes
Patina menu itemsavailable for purchase:
· Croque monsieur (grilled ham andcheese sandwich): $6 each
· Grilled cheese sandwiches: $4 each
· Charcuterie and cheese plates: $6 each
· Crepe station: $4 each
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both anacclaimed arts institution and as a multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artisticexcellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engagingthe entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of liveperformance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.
All programs, artistsand dates are subject to change.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will land in Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement June 25 – 30
June 25 - 30, 2013
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will land in Orange County with Stephen Anthony as Frank Abagnale, Jr.The show captures the astonishing true story of a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer and a jet pilot—all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion.
Single tickets, which start at $20, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, June 29 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN captures the astonishing true storyof Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer and a jet pilot — all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're offon a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
This engagement follows hot on the heels of the recent Broadway run, where the show received considerable acclaim. The New York Times exclaims, “Hotd iggity! This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life.” WOR Radio calls it “absolutely marvelous” and proclaims CATCH ME IF YOU CAN “a real Broadway musical with showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone.” And Vanity Fair says “CATCH ME will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing inyour way,” and urges “Get your seats now!”
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on Frank Abagnale’s The New York Times bestselling autobiography, published by Broadway Paperbacks, and the hit 2002 film ofthe same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Nominated for four Tony Awards® and six DramaDesk Awards, CATCH ME IF YOU CANfeatures a Tony Award-winning creative team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), an irresistible score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O’Brien(Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
Scenic design for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design is by Peter McBoyle.
For more information please visit: www.CatchMeOnTour.com.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Acura, Official Automotive Sponsor of the Center. Cox Media is the Media Partner of the Broadway and Curtain Call Series.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.
As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ ongoing Free for All series.
The Center presents a broad range of programming each season for audiences of all ages from throughout Orange County and beyond, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. It offers many education programs designed to inspire young people through the arts. These programs reach hundreds of thousands of students of all ages with vital arts-in-education programs, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.
In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony®Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, thePhilharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
June 25 – 30, 2013
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday,June 29 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Segerstrom Center for theArts – Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
Tickets: Startat $20
In person - The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.daily
Online - SCFTA.org
Phone - (714) 556-2787
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.daily
TTY number - (714) 556-2746
Group Sales - (714) 755-0236
Information provided is accurate at the time of printing, but is subject to change. Segerstrom Centerfor the Arts is a private, non-profit organization. “Segerstrom Center for the Arts” is a registered trademark.
PACIFIC SYMPHONY'S SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine - July 4 Extravaganza - Music of Neil Diamond July 4, 2013
SUPER DIAMOND -
A star-spangled fourth-of-July celebration! San Francisco-based Super Diamond interprets the addictive, feel-good chart toppers that have delighted generations — "Sweet Caroline," "Song Sung Blue," "America," "Heartlight" and more! Plus, patriotic favorites, a salute to the U.S. armed forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!
Shuttle service from the main gate to the amphitheater is provided for mobility-impaired patrons from 6 to 7:45 p.m. and back again after the concert.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. Food and beverages are allowed in the amphitheater.
Prefer not to cook? Add on a delicious gourmet picnic meal from Bristol Farms, official caterer of Pacific Symphony’s Summer Festival 2013, during the check-out process.
Bristol Farms is the official caterer of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival.
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Make plans to attend the 19th Annual DAWG Walk & Pet Faire on Saturday, June 22 along the Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park
DAWG Walk Registration
Pre-registration runs from May 10th until June 19th
Pre-register for the DAWG Walk and save $5.00. Entry Fee on day of event is $30 per person
DAWG Walk Entry Fee Includes: DAWG Walk on Oso reek Trail and Event T-shirt. Entry fee includes a T-shirt. The Faire is free and includes entertainment, dog adoptions, and refreshments for you and your pet.
DAWG Walkers ... Collect Pledge Dollars; it will pay off for you--and for so many homeless animals. It's fun for you and your pooch to get support from family and friends with pledge dollars. After all, you're walking to help raise money to provide medical care for sick and injured shelter animals (not to mention you could win incredible prizes)!
Bring any pledge money you collect with you on the day of the event and collect your prizes! All checks you collect should be made payable to: DAWG
- $25 or more in Pledges: adorable, cotton twill, "Don't Forget the Dog Food," grocery tote
- $75 or more in Pledges: grocery tote and and Paws stainless steel water bottle
- You also get a Faire Raffle Entry Ticket For Every $10 in Pledges You Collect To Boost Your Odds of Winning More Great Raffle Prizes like concert tickets, amusement park tickets, theater tickets, pooch pampering packages and more!
- $500 GRAND PRIZE is awarded to the DAWG Walker Who Brings In The Most Pledge Money! (You must collect a minimum of $250 in pledges to qualify)
Please use the button below to register via PayPal. Your name and payment will be on our Pre-Registered list when you arrive at Registration. If you collect pledges, bring your Pledge Form and any pledge money you collect to Registration on the day of the event; do not mail pledge money in advance.
If you prefer not to pay by Paypal, you can register early at the shelter or register by mail (our mailing address is in the footer). Registration at the day of the event will be just $5 more and don't forget, every dollar we receive for this event will pay for medical care for the animals.
Once you complete this form, you will be taken to our Donation page where you will be able to pay via PayPal. This event is "Rain or Shine" and there will be no refunds. But your donation is tax deductible!
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Kaleido-Kids & Summer Concert Series 2013
Family Activities Slated from June through September
School is out and Kaleidoscope Center will be celebrating the warmer months with activities for kids and teens all summer long. The popular Kaleido-Kids events and Summer Concert Series return for a third year. These summer events are open to the public free of charge.
Kaleido-Kids - Tuesdays, June 25 - August 27
Kaleido-Kids summer events co-sponsored by Jump ‘n Jammin will include nine fun sessions filled with entertainment for the kids. The series starts on June 25 until August 27. Activities will run every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Grand Finale on August 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., benefiting Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire, will include an extravaganza carnival-style event with stilt walkers, jugglers and games master. The Kaleido-Kids Tuesday schedule includes:
June 25 Dave the Magician
July 2 Dance Party
July 9 Science Show
July 16 Puppet Show
July 23 Reptile Show
July 30 Pirate Magic Show
August 6 Music Makers
August 13 Sandy’s Barnyard Extravaganza
August 20 Lego Playtime
August 27 Extravaganza Grand Finale Carnival
Kaleidoscope Summer Concert Series - Fridays, July 26 - September 6
A summer favorite, the Kaleidoscope Summer Concert Series returns this year on Fridays 6-8 p.m. Then on September 6 from 6-11 p.m., Kaleidoscope presents K-Jam Concert - Summer Heat Wave. This year’s Friday schedule of events is as follows:
July 26 Fusion Beat
July 2 Invasion
August 9 Honeybees
August 16 Sawtooth
August 23 Kevin Homma Jazz Ensemble
August 30 Invasion
September 6 K-Jam Concert - Summer Heat Wave
Follow these and other Kaleidoscope events via Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/gokaleidoscope and facebook.com/gokaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope Center was purchased in June of 2010 by Westport Capital Partners LLC, and is managed by Sentinel Development. Kaleidoscope is a 245,000 retail property located at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway by the 5 Freeway in Mission Viejo. Major venues include Edwards Cinemas, LA Fitness, Burke Williams, Islands Restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, Howie’s Game Shack, Laser Quest, The Derby Dueling Piano Bar & Grill, Riptide Rockin’ Sushi and Teppan Grill, and Yogurtland. Since their purchase, Westport has added several new businesses. Westport has made improvements to Kaleidoscope’s parking, signage, and cosmetic appeal, with further improvements planned. For more information, please visit: http://gokaleidoscope.com
Congratulations to all of the Azarian Girls Gymnasts for amazing performances at the 2013 Regional Championships in Phoenix, AZ!
Level 9, Region 1, Championship competitions place the top athletes from the Northern California, Southern California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona together.
The top 12 competitors in each age division advances to Level 9 Western Championships.
Kendal Poston, 2nd place All Around (.1 out of first place!)
Sydney Perry, 4th place All Around
Lauren Struss, 12th place All Around
Full results are available at www.mymeetscores.com
We are so proud of all our competitors and their stellar performances!
If you are looking for a way to give back to the community this summer, check out the Aliso Viejo Exchange website today
The site at www.alisoviejoexchange.com features 648 community outreach opportunities.
You can also volunteer for the Friends of the Library's upcoming Summer Celebration on June 22 or the Aliso Viejo Community Association's spectacular July 4th event at Grand Park. In August, volunteers are needed for the low-cost "Pet & Vet" Clinic and National Night Out.
The opportunities are plentiful on the Aliso Viejo Exchange website, which serves as an easy-to-use online clearinghouse for individuals and groups looking for community service opportunities.
For more information, visit www.alisoviejoexchange.com.
Adam Andrews' official picture for his Eagle Scout award
Elaine Gold photographer
Adam Andrews seemed like a typical 8 year-old attending boy scouts, but now as a El Toro graduating senior, Adam is anything but typical.
On Sunday, Adam Andrews, from Rancho Santa Margarita, was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank in a court of honor held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His Bishop, Kirk Hess of Rancho Santa Margarita, spoke of Adam’s achievements to a packed audience. “When I think of Adam, I think of two words drive and ambition.”
This same drive and ambition lead Adam to complete not only one Eagle project but two. In his first project he organized a collection of clothing, shoes and cash which he personally delivered to Lima, Peru. Adam explains, “I chose to pursue this project because it is a part of my Peruvian heritage. Thanks to the connections that my grandfather made when he was being raised in Peru, I discovered a need and I wanted to help.”
Adam Andrews fold and sorts clothing for specific recipients with his Community Action and Service crew at the Colegio Peruano Norteamericano Abraham Lincoln in Lima, Peru
Picture: Sheila Andrews
The second one was a local project to build a 100-foot lodge-pole fence for the city of Mission Viejo. Adam comments, “The logistics in building a fence is difficult. For instance, making sure the location of the poles did not hit any existing pipelines and that the angles are appropriate for the interconnecting poles was a big task.” With the help, advice, and the support of his troop, leaders, friends, and family he was able to complete the project.
With labor from 26 volunteers from the Boy Scout troop 747 families and Wayne Mackey from the City of Mission Viejo Public Services Department, the 90-foot lodge-pole fence at the Abanico Open Space in Mission Viejo, California is complete. (Left to Right: Cameron Andrews, LF; Caleb Robertson LF, Kyle Hess, RSM; Rick Andrews, LF; Adam Andrews, LF; Cody Beckett, RSM; Zach Beckett, RSM; Wayne Mackey, MV; Jordan Gold, RSM; Randy Beckett, RSM; Zac Morgan, RSM; Corte Haggard, MV; and Marc Johnson, RSM.)
Picture: Sheila Andrews
Kirk Hess, told the court of honor audience, “If ever there was a young man that was ‘too busy for scouting’, it was Adam. He has a high school GPA of 4.7 and is graduating as a Medallion winner. In addition, he is not only graduating from high school but also earning an Associates degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Irvine Valley College in connection with the early college program. And last but not least, he recently accepted a scholarship to UCLA studying enginerring with a biomedical emphasis.” When asked about his troop, Adam says, “My favorite part of scouting is my association with other scouts. Having them by my side constantly was a huge part of my motivation.”
Article: by Karen Lake
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of "talkies."
Musical Theatre West Presents
The Much Anticipated Southern California 20th Anniversary Revival of
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s
July 12 – 28, 2013 at Long Beach, CA’s
Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Sunset Boulevard, the Musical Theatre West (MTW) production of the Broadway hit based on the 1950 Oscar-winning movie about a former star of the silent screen era living in the past in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street, has its much anticipated Southern California 20th Anniversary revival July 12 through July 28, 2013 at the exquisite 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman has appointed Larry Raben as Director with Musical Direction by David Lamoureux and Musical Staging by John Todd. MTW’s Sunset Boulevard opens exactly 20 years to the day of the show’s world premiere in London at the Adelphi Theatre where it ran for 1529 performances.
ABOUT SUNSET BOULEVARD
Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of "talkies." Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
The original Broadway musical, directed by Trevor Nunn with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, won 7 Tony Awards in 1995 including Best Musical. The lush score features such haunting classics as “With One Look,” “As if We Never Said Goodbye,” “The Greatest Star of All,” “The Perfect Year,” and the emotionally charged title song “Sunset Boulevard.” The 1950 film, directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 3, including 1 for Best Music. In 1997, it ranked as #12 on the American Film Institute’s Best American Films of the 20th Century.
The performance schedule for Sunset Boulevard is Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; *Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and *Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. *There will be no 2:00 pm matinee performance on Saturday, July 13; *and no 7:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, July 14. A Thursday, July 25 performance at 8:00 p.m. has been scheduled.
TICKETS AND LOCATION
Tickets for Sunset Boulevard may be purchased online at www.musical.org or by phone at (562) 856-1999, Ext. 4. Prices begin at $20. A $3.00 service charge will be added to each ticket. Group rates are available for 12 or more. Tickets may also be purchased at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804. Box Office hours are 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is located at 6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Sunset Boulevard is the fourth and final production of Musical Theatre West’s record-breaking 60th Anniversary season and made possible through the generous contributions of Associate Producers Universal Care, Richard Neri & Kurt Schulzman; Show Sponsors Larry & Shari Nemirow; and Honorary Producers for Musical Theatre West’s 2012-2013 Season Ken & Dottie Reiner, the Ackerman Family, and the Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation.
ABOUT MUSICAL THEATRE WEST
Musical Theatre West Box Office 4350 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Telephone: (562) 856-1999, Ext. 4; or Online at: www.musical.org. Tickets begin at $20. A $3 service charge will be added to each ticket. Group Rates: 12 or more.
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11684 Ventura Blvd. Suite 858
Studio City, CA 91604
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Week long theatre day camp for 4th through 8th graders!
Monday, July 8 through Saturday, July 13, 2013
Daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Culminating with a group performance on
Friday, July 12 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm
Classes in musical theatre; acting; improvisation; dance; stage combat; and more!
Registration Fee: $250 / Lunch and snacks included!
Call 714-619-6424 to register, or get more info here
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For the benefit of youth, vets, special kids, police, firefighters and other groups in South Orange County and Saddleback Valley communities, Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444 is holding its regular Wednesday night Charity Big Bucks Bingo on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 12, 2013; Starts 6:15 PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2013; Starts 6:15 PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2013; Starts 6:15 PM
Location: Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444;
25092 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Hal Mattson, Lodge Publicity
Mission Viejo / Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge No. 2444
Treat dad to a special Father's Day at the Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center where you'll get in for $3 and can enjoy chef's specials at the Oasis Cafe throughout the day
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Top 25 at Mission Viejo High School Award: Valerie (senior from Dove Canyon ) and Whitney Kinnison (sophomore from Dove Canyon), stand with their principal, Dr. Ray Gatfield and Daria Bisharah (senior from RSM)
Two sisters, Valerie and and Whitney Kinnison, are recognized for top academic achievement at their school. The Top 25 Award at Mission Viejo High School is awarded annually to the top 25 members of each class based on their academic class rank. Mission Viejo High School average about 650 students per class, so this means they honor approximately the top 3.8% of each class.
CELEBRATE AMERICA AS PACIFIC SYMPHONY KICKS OFF SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013 WITH A JULY 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA AND THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND, FEATURING TRIBUTE BAND “SUPER DIAMOND”
Heartfelt songs made famous by one of America’s most beloved performers—Neil Diamond—along with rousing band marches and meaningful, award-winning film music drum up feelings of celebration and American pride at Pacific Symphony’s “July 4 Extravaganza,” featuring tribute band Super Diamond.
The original Diamond, considered to be the third most successful contemporary artist of all time on the Billboard chart, has sold more than 125 million records worldwide and has 10 number one hit singles.
Bringing the sound and essence of Diamond to the Symphony’s stage is Randy Cordeiro, with his husky, baritone impersonation, and band Super Diamond. Together they plan to rock Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with the American icon’s treasured classics, such as “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “America,” “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” and “Heartlight.”
The concert, led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, kicks off the Symphony’s Summer Festival 2013 on Thursday, July 4, at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Tickets range from $25 (lawn seating) to $104 (orchestra seating); children under 14 are half price in most sections with the purchase of an adult ticket. Guests are welcome to picnic on the grounds of the amphitheater starting at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
“It’s basically a concert in the park!” says Maestro Kaufman. “Make that a very big concert in the park. That’s how our July 4th celebration will feel. And it’s always a great treat to bring the vocal sounds of America’s most well-known entertainers; this year, we present the distinctive style of a terrific singer who has been at the forefront of popular music for decades: Neil Diamond. And when you add the symphony orchestra to the mix, it becomes even more thrilling!”
Summer Festival 2013, presented by Hoag Hospital, begins with an evening that includes a traditional salute to the U.S. armed forces, patriotic favorites such as “America the Beautiful,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Liberty Fanfare,” and a breathtaking fireworks finale! The orchestra also honors the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg with the Oscar-nominated music of John Williams from the movie “Lincoln” and Randy Edelman’s triumphant theme music from “Gettysburg,” along with a dramatic reading of the Gettysburg address; and performs music by Alexandre Desplat from this year’s Oscar-winning film, “Argo.”
“Each year for this holiday we bring our audience the thrilling sounds and emotions of musical America,” says Kaufman. “This July 4th, we’ll play some of my favorite patriotic music from John Philip Sousa and remember the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg with inspiring film music.
It will be a night the entire family can be together to enjoy memorable music and exciting entertainment as Orange County celebrates the U.S.A.” Based in San Francisco, Super Diamond was formed more than a decade ago by its front man, Cordeiro, also known as “The Surreal Neil,” with founding members Matt Tidmarsh (bass guitar), Rama Kolesnikow (keyboards) and James Terris (keyboards), and soon after attracted the stellar talents of Chris Collins (guitar) and Vince Littleton (drums).
Since then, the band has performed sold-out shows across the nation in venues such as Irving Plaza in New York, 930 Club in Washington D.C., the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Fenway Park in Boston and numerous House of Blues locations.
The band has gained a reputation for transcending the label of “tribute band” by passionately immersing itself in Diamond’s huge repertoire and delivering a high-octane show of unforgettable classics. Notably, Neil Diamond himself was quoted on the “Today Show” saying, “I’ve met them and I have been to their shows—they’re wonderful!” And, in 2005 a question on “Jeopardy” appeared as “Super Diamond honors him…” Answer: “Who is Neil Diamond?”
Coming up, on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m., “The Planets” transports concertgoers to another galaxy. Featuring guest conductor Case Scaglione and guest violinist Caroline Goulding, the program includes Mozart’s Overture to the “Magic Flute,” his delightful Violin Concerto No. 5 and Holst’s exhilarating “The Planets,” as high-definition images from the Hubble Space Telescope are projected onto a large screen above—combined with the beautiful starry-night sky and outdoor setting, this concert is the perfect intergalactic multimedia event.
The Symphony’s Summer Festival 2013 is presented by Hoag Hospital with support from The Orange County Register and major sponsor Mercedes-Benz. The festival receives additional support from American Airlines, VIZIO, The Westin South Coast Plaza and media sponsors KUSC, K-EARTH, KPCC and PBS SoCal.
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Santa Ana, CA 92704
Direct: 714/ 876-2383 │Tickets: 714/ 755-5799
By John Werley
Travelzoo Staff, Los Angeles - updated 6/6/2013
The New York Daily News wrote that the Midtown Men "sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits," and subscribers can now purchase tickets to hear them perform hits made famous by The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra and more. Tickets are up to 40% offregular prices in all sections for concerts at Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Prices and sections for June 13-14 shows include:
- $28 (reg. $50) … Grand Tier
- $42 (reg. $70) … Dress CT Behind Stage
- $66 (reg. $105) ... Orchestra Terrace Left/Right
- $77 (reg. $120) ... Orchestra Terrace Center
- $105 (reg. $160) ... Orchestra Front
The Midtown Men, comprised of four stars from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys," will join with Pacific Symphony on hits like "Can't Buy Me Love," "New York, New York" and "Big Girls Don't Cry."
Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. Fees of $12 per order additional. Fees are determined by the venue, not Travelzoo. Tickets purchased together will be seated together. Not applicable on previous purchases.
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