March 6, 1987 |
What's in a name? Quite a bit when it comes to a pair of local children's theaters. Until last week, there were two groups in Orange County using the name Orange County Children's Theatre. The first, better known as the Fountain Valley Community Theatre until it changed its name last year, has been operating since 1971. The second, a newcomer to Orange County, but boasting three successful youth theater programs in Northern California, opened an office in Huntington Beach a few weeks ago.
January 30, 1987 |
A children's theater group that has three programs in Northern California has begun an Orange County repertory. Alex Urban--who founded the Napa Children's Theatre, the Solano Children's Musical Theatre and the North Bay Children's Theatre--recently announced the formation of Orange County Children's Theatre in Huntington Beach. The OCCT will hold a three-month-long workshop beginning in mid-February, culminating with a production of "Oliver!
April 21, 1989 |
The Orange County Children's Theatre will continue its musical salute to American history with four performances of "Yankee Doodle" this weekend at Golden West College. Written, directed and choreographed by Jerome Curtis of Long Beach, "Yankee Doodle" features 44 children who sing and dance their way through 20 skits depicting great moments and personalities from U.S. history. With taped music and a slide-show narration, "Yankee Doodle" honors Uncle Sam, Andrew Jackson, Dolly Madison, Paul Revere, Martin Luther King Jr., the advent of the locomotive and the victories of World War II, among others.