Orange County Theatre Reviews

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LIVE Performance “MUSIC FOR MEMORIES” Supporting Alzheimer’s Research @ Costa Mesa Playhouse – Video

This performance was  put on by David Blair Vice President of the Costa Mesa Playhouse and many of the talented theatre performers in Orange County to raise money for a very important cause, Alzheimer’s research.  Click on the link below to support the Alzheimer’s Association and enjoy the performance.  – Costa Mesa Playhouse, Alzheimer’s Association,  The Orange Curtain Review


MONEY RAISED will go to the Alzheimer’s Association and the research and programs and services that are offered to the over 84,000 people in Orange County that are living with this disease that CANNOT be cured and CANNOT be treated!

Click on the link below to support Alzheimer’s Association:

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Theatre Opportunity for OC Veterans! – News

Beginning on October 2, 2015, and funded through a $9,600 grant from the California Arts Council’s pilot Veterans Initiative in the Arts, Orange County veterans will be invited to participate in a free five-week theatre workshop.  It will culminate in a free public performance at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center in Anaheim on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.

Through this program, Arts Orange County, Chance Theater and Veterans First intend to enable veterans to use theater to talk about their experiences and to share with their families, fellow veterans, and members of the public a better understanding of the life of a veteran–its challenges as well as its points of pride. 

October 2 – November 6, on Fridays from 12-3pm

Wednesday, November 11 at Chance Theater

To sign up, simply send an email to or


Taken from the Chance Theatre press release

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Looking Over Santa Ana : The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy – Review

“Santa Ana Toy Theater,” A collaborative work by Adriana Sanchez Alexander, Chilo Te, Zuleica Zepeda

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

I recently attended  The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy in Santa Ana, a story centering on the community’s response to the death of a young boy playing in the streets of Santa Ana. With a large cast and crew running around, determined to bring the audience different stories and experiences, the show is muddled and lacks decisive strength. Continue Reading

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The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy – Preview


Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

“With no park in his neighborhood, young Andrés plays in the street. One day, he chases a stray ball into tragedy. Two families and a community must confront the aftermath and take action to make a change.”

Already I’m feeling downbeat. I can’t help it. Someone getting injured in traffic is one of the most horrific and commonplace occurrences in American culture, made significantly worse when that person is an innocent child. Because the premise is so depressing, I am going into this with fairly high expectations. Suppose we start on such a low note. In that case, I want to feel some spiritual transformation, some nearly tangible display of love and happiness being at least possible after a catastrophic event, mainly because it is recommended for children as young as six.

I am also looking for a lot of well-portrayed emotion since they seem to be marketing this as a bilingual production. No complaints here since this is a chance for people in Orange County to glimpse into a society they may not always be thinking about. I am very in favor of anything that gets more Hispanic people involved in musical theatre. It will be wonderful if they can introduce people to differing perceptions and lifestyles, but not if people who aren’t fluent in Spanish struggle to understand what is happening. And, of course, people who are only fluent in Spanish must also understand everything. Here’s to them overcoming these challenges.

Location & Dates: City of Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza September 18th,2014-September 28,201

Admission: Free

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