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July 26, 2001

8pm

Comedy

Lampooning the baby boom generation is the main agenda of "2001: An Orange Odyssey," an evening of sketch comedy from the Orange County Crazies troupe. "The evolution of the Yuppie" from the 1950s to the 21st century is the core theme, with asides for such matters of local interest as the El Toro airport dispute, which will be dealt with in a song parody. The show marks a return to scripted sketches for the Crazies after more than three years of improvised performances.* "2001: An Orange Odyssey," presented by the Orange County Crazies at the DePietro Performance Center's Don Cribb Theatre, 809 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Ends Aug. 18. $15. (714) 550-9890.

8pm

Dance

Each summer Ballet Pacifica offers a rare opportunity for choreographers to create new work for the Irvine-based company through its three-week Pacifica Choreographic Project. The results of the 11th-annual project will be presented to the public today at South Coast Repertory.

The choreographers invited this year are Susan Hadley, a former Mark Morris Dance Group member; Jacques Heim, head of his Los Angeles-based troupe Diavolo Dance Theater; Manard Stewart, formerly of Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Dominic Walsh, a Houston Ballet principal dancer.* Pacifica Choreographic Project, South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Saturday, 8 p.m. $20. (949) 851-9930, Ext. 107.

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