Written by Patrick Chavis
Catch Me If You Can, or Can’t: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN The Musical @ The Attic Theatre in Santa Ana – Review
Written by Scotty Keister
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a fascinating character from 1960s American crime lore. Before reaching the age of 21 he forged checks and bilked million of dollars from banks. He posed as a Pan Am pilot, a surgeon in a Georgia hospital and even an attorney—to name but a few of his alleged professions. Eventually he was caught, and after serving a minimum sentence, he became a fraud consultant for the FBI. Steven Spielberg made a lighthearted and fun movie of his life, Catch Me If You Can, which focused on the taut relationship between Abagnale and Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who pursued and eventually arrested him. Sound like the perfect recipe for a Broadway musical? It’s not. The production currently running at the Attic Community Theater ably demonstrates its shortcomings. Continue Reading
Q&A with Bear Sanchez Director of Romeo and Juliet : A Modern Musical playing @ Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery in Santa Ana
(photo courtesy: Bear C.A. Sanchez)
OCR: Why did you choose a cemetery to put on the play Romeo and Juliet?
BEAR: Actually, the location choose me. The Fairhaven Memorial Cemetery asked me to do Romeo and Juliet with a modern twist. So, they actually commissioned me because I’ve done a couple of shows for them in the past. Continue Reading
Into the Woods and Happy Ever After!
Costa Mesa, CA (March 31, 2017) The Arts & Learning Conservatory is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods Jr. from Friday, April 21-Sunday April 23rd at Segerstrom High Theater.
Our cast of 35 talented youths, aged from nine years old through early teens, were drawn from all over Orange County: Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Tustin, Fountain Valley and more. Watch them take on this energetic musical that includes many of your favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk!), and of course the Witch – all who meet and interact in this whimsical & original show. Step into adventure as their different stories intertwine with each other when they all journey into the woods.
Trumped: A Special Inauguration Day Event, occurring Jan 20th 7pm @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana
Synopsis: T’was the night before the inauguration and all through the White House everyone was stirring, because things were f!*%ked up! The date is January 19th, 2017 and Donald Trump needs to be visited by three spirits who are ready to teach him some lessons. He is visited by the ghost of none other than the former Supreme Court Justice, Scalia, who gives him a warning and a chance at redemption. This chance comes in the form of three spirits resembling women of great importance in his life. They show him images of his past, injustices of today and dangers of the future. He sees the pain of his childhood, the bloodshed around the world, and the damage he will do to the United States. Realizing his error of running for president with no qualifications, experience, or feasible plans, he swears to make things right. This dark comedy is a mixture of the classic story of “A Christmas Carol” and current affairs. Taken from the press release
100% of funds raised will support charities and organizations that have been threatened with defunding under the new administration.