Orange County Theatre Reviews

The Boys of Modjeska : The Modjeska Playhouse Story

(photo credit Patrick Chavis)

Written by Patrick Chavis 

A few years ago, I met up with two of the founders of Modjeska Playhouse, Christopher Sullivan and Joshua Stecker. In the interview below, we discussed the founders’ history and how they decided to start the challenging — especially in an area with very little theatre presence — endeavor of creating a theatre. Even now the Modjeska Playhouse stands as the only performing arts theatre in the city of Lake Forest.  Despite these challenges, the Modjeska Playhouse has consistently released a wide variety of scripted and unscripted shows for Lake Forest and the surrounding communities.  Continue Reading

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OCR TALK #5 James McHale & Lola Kelly on Hamlet/Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Interview with James McHale (associate artistic director) who plays Hamlet and Lola Kelly (Miss Julie at SCR, and The Grinder on FOX ) who’s playing Ophelia. In the upcoming play of Hamlet going side by side with a showing of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa.  If you like this show please let us know in the comments.  Continue Reading

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AMB Theatre Podcast #53 presented by OCR : The Big Meal @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim– Podcast

(photo by Doug Catiller, True Image)

In this hilarious and poignant Southern California premiere, you are invited on a time-bending odyssey of birth, death, divorce and dinner. When a man meets a young waitress in a local diner, neither of them knows the nearly 80 years of history that will follow. Filled with those little moments that you will recognize from your own life, we dare you not to fall in love with this stunning, big-hearted play that tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family. Taken from the Website 

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AMB Theatre Podcast #52 presented by OCR : American Idiot @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts– Podcast


(photo courtesy: NICK AGRO)

The groundbreaking Broadway musical! Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. this high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Taken from the website 

April 29 – May 15, 2016

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