December 30, 1995
In chronological order: * "Noises Off," UC Irvine, Irvine Barclay Theatre, April. Looked great, sounded great--but, above all, hit the funny bone. * "Brigadoon," Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Plummer Auditorium, May. Lots of charm. See also Lads and Lasses Award. * "Working," Laguna Playhouse, Moulton Theater, May. Winning performances by a huge cast. See also Blue Collar Award. * "Venus and Adonis," Shakespeare Orange County, Waltmar Theatre, June. Had everything, including Adonis' lusty steed.
July 17, 1999
It was with a great deal of interest and not a little dismay I read the article in today's Calendar on fund-raising ("The Delicate Dance," July 13). What is going to happen to the smaller institutions when the big institutions are planning a frontal attack on all the money in the county? With OCPAC and SCR looking to raise millions of dollars, what is the incentive for corporate sponsorship of growing organizations? We struggle for every dollar we raise; we write 10 grants for every one we receive; we use every available dollar to mount productions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2000
Students with valid identification can purchase low-priced tickets to the Stuttgart Ballet--on a space-available basis--Tuesday through Feb. 6 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Orchestra seating will cost $20; tier seating, $10. Tickets are limited to two per student and can be purchased one hour before curtain time (8 evenings; 2 p.m. weekend matinees). The company will dance mixed repertory, Tuesday through Thursday, and John Cranko's "Onegin," Feb. 4-6.
September 17, 2005
After raising $128.4 million in six years by privately soliciting big gifts from its board members, corporations and other high-rollers, the Orange County Performing Arts Center threw open to all comers on Friday its drive to fund a new concert hall. At a gathering outside the Cesar Pelli-designed venue in Costa Mesa, now 70% built, center chairman Michael Gordon announced that gifts of $1,000 to $25,000 will get the donor a brass nameplate on one of its 2,000 seats.
June 18, 2006 |
BETWEEN now and Sept. 15, leaders of the Orange County Performing Arts Center will attempt to take the "grrr" out of Segerstrom. That's the sound unwitting eventgoers may well utter if, through understandable confusion, they wind up at the wrong venue -- having failed to distinguish between Segerstrom Hall (the original building) and Segerstrom Concert Hall (the new one opening across the street).
January 23, 1999
The Orange County Performing Arts Center's board of directors has elected three new members: Philip J. Carroll, Liam E. McGee and Henry Samueli. Carroll is chairman and chief executive officer of Irvine-based Fluor Corp., McGee is president of Bank of America Southern California, and Samueli is co-founder of Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. Samueli's partner at Broadcom, Henry T. Nicholas III, and his wife, Stacey, last week announced a donation of nearly $1.3 million to South Coast Repertory.