July 25, 1991 |
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.
April 16, 2004 |
"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 |
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.