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November 11, 2003 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
The ninth annual American Choreography Awards honored dance-for-camera (movies, television, music videos) at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday with a typically delirious compendium of high-voltage live performances, splashy film clips, emotional tributes and revealing acceptance speeches.
July 25, 1991 | ANN CONWAY
Tuesday was Fiona Petersen's longest day. Not only did the new chairwoman of the Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center rise at 4:45 a.m. to attend a kickoff breakfast, she partied past midnight with cast members of "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" after its local debut in Segerstrom Hall. Her secret? "A passion for the Center and B-complex vitamins," she said, grinning as she sipped bubbly at Birraporetti's--site of the post-performance party.
July 25, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
"Let me put it this way: Perfection isn't good enough," says Cynthia Onrubia, candidly discussing Jerome Robbins' well-known reputation as a relentless taskmaster. Onrubia is an assistant to the choreographer on "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," which Robbins choreographed and directed and which is running through Aug. 4 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
April 16, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
"Connie and Carla" proves Nia Vardalos, creator and star of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," was no flash in the pan. Boldly reworking the "Some Like It Hot" plot, with a nod to "Victor/Victoria" and "La Cage aux Folles," Vardalos has come up with a crowd-pleaser that is entirely her own, and in the process has written terrific parts for herself and Toni Collette.
March 23, 2003 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
They are not accustomed to the spotlight. They worry about sounding pretentious, banal or boring. They wonder if they're rambling. They think to talk about themselves makes them feel sound "egotistical." They would much rather shower praise on the costume designers, gaffers and crew members who they seem to think really deserve all the credit. They are unsung heroes.
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