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Looking Ahead

January 20, 1994

"We must pay attention to the future, because that's where we're going to live the rest of our lives." --Criswell

* At Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa: Glenn Yarborough, Feb. 11; Peking Acrobats, Feb. 12; The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats & Magicians, Feb. 18; Dvoika!, Feb. 26; Second City comedy troupe, March 4; Seattle Mime Theatre, March 5; Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, March 11; Paddy West, March 12; Folklor de las Americas, March 13; The Cassidys, March 20; An Evening With Groucho, March 25; Le Theatre Sans Fil "The Hobbit," April 23; Page Cavanaugh Trio, May 7; The American Brass Band, May 8; The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra, May 13; Sue Raney, May 14; The Kingston Trio, May 22. (714) 432-5880.

* At the La Habra Depot Theatre: "Private Lives," March 11-April 2; "B.L.T." April 22-May 21; "The Fantasticks," June 3-July 2; "Aladdin" (young actors company production) July 15-13. (310) 905-9708.

* At the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa: Pacific Symphony, Feb, 2,3; State Symphony of Russia, Feb. 4; Davis Gaines and the Pacific Symphony, Feb. 18,19; Pacific Symphony "Kiss and Tell" family concert, Feb. 19; The Canadian Brass, Feb. 26; Orchestre National de France, Feb. 27; Opera Pacific's "Die Walkure" March 4-20; Opera Pacific's "Lucia de Lammermoor," March 9-19; Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, March 15; Pacific Symphony, March 25,26; "Grease," with Rosie O'Donnell, March 25-April 3; Pacific Symphony, April 6,7; Peabo Bryson, Patti Austin and the Pacific Symphony, April 8,9; Pacific Symphony "A Royal Romp" family concert, April 9; Los Angeles Philharmonic, April 16; Pacific Chorale, April 23; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, April 30; "Tommy," May 10-15; Pacific Symphony, May 18,19; Chita Rivera and the Pacific Symphony, May 20,21; Pacific Symphony "Wild and Wonderful Lands," family concert, May 21; Master Chorale of Orange County, May 22; Pacific Symphony, June 1,2; Henry Mancini and the Pacific Symphony, June 3,4; Radio City Music Hall Spectacular, June 14-19. Call (714) 556-2787.

* At the Irvine Barclay Theatre in Irvine: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Feb. 1; Joe Williams, Feb. 5; Orange County Chamber Orchestra, Feb. 6; UCI Symphony, Feb. 10,11; Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Feb. 12,13; El Teatro Campesino, Feb. 16; Mighty Clouds of Joy, Feb. 17; Irvine Chinese School, Feb. 20; UC Irvine Choreographers Concert, March 4-6; "Guitar Summit" with Joe Pass, Leo Kottke, Pepe Romer and Paco Pena, March 6; UC Irvine Choral Festival, March 8; Law Revue '94, March 10,11; Mummenschanz mime troupe, March 12; UCI Symphony, March 17,18; LINES Contemporary Ballet, March 19; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, March 23; Ballet Pacifica, March 25,26; Orange County Chamber Orchestra, March 27; Avner the Eccentric, April 9; "Peter and the Wolf," Irvine Ballet Company, April 15,17; Chanticleer, April 16; Saint Joseph Ballet, April 28-30; Spalding Gray, May 1; UCI Symphony, May 5,6; Violinist Cho-Liang Lin and pianist Andre-Michel Schub, May 7; Ballet Pacifica, May 13,14; Orange County Chamber Orchestra, May 15; "Wizard of Oz," National Theater for Children, May 16,17; Donald Byrd/The Group, May 19; Irvine Chinese Chorus, May 21; South Coast Chinese Cultural Assn. concert, May 22; Irvine Camerata, May 25; Pickle Family Circus, May 27-29; UCI Symphony, June 9,10; Irvine School of Dance concert, June 12; Irvine Academy of Performing Arts dance festival, June 24-27; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, July 7. Call (714) 854-4646.

* At South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa: "Ecstatic Air" by Richard Greenberg, Feb. 25 through April 3; "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" by Frank McGuinness, March 15 through April 17; "Lettuce & Lovage" by Peter Shaffer, April 8 through March 15; "Dancing at Lughnasa" by Brian Friel, May 22 through July 23; a world premiere play to be announced, April 26 through May 29. (714) 957-4033.

* At the Laguna Playhouse/Moulton Theatre in Laguna Beach: "Anne of Green Gables," youth theater production, Feb. 11-20; "Quiet Zone Theatre," for the hearing impaired, Feb. 21-23; "Playhouse Casino" dinner theater fund-raiser, Feb. 26; "Ah, Wilderness!" by Eugene O'Neill, March 17-April 10; "Hooray for Hollywood!" academy awards party fund-raiser, March 21; "The Mystery of Irma Vep" by Charles Ludlam, April 19-June 12; "The Phantom Tollbooth" youth theater production, April 22-May 1; (714) 497-9244.

* At the Curtis Theatre in Brea: Brea Theatre League's "Let Him Sleep Till It's Time for His Funeral," a production by the Brea Theatre League, Feb. 25-March 19; "Lerner and Lowe," Feb. 5; Brea City Orchestra, March 26; Izzi Tooinsky's "It's OK to Be Different," March 27; The Brea Theatre League's "The Pirates of Penzance," June 3-25. (714) 990-7722.

* A the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse: "The Tender Trap" by Max Shulman & Robert Smith, March 3-27; "Rumors" by Neil Simon, April 14-18; "Greater Tuna" by Jason Williams & Joe Sears, June 2-26. (714) 650-5269.

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