February 20, 1992 |
After more than 10 years playing the lounge of a Santa Ana restaurant, the musical DuBois sisters are hoping to take their act to the big city--maybe even the Big Apple. The four sisters, with four different singing styles and four different, long-lost fathers, are a fictional offshoot of the Orange County Crazies, an improvisational comedy troupe that has been playing around the county since early 1990.
January 22, 1991 |
The Orange County Crazies, an improvisational troupe, said Monday they have launched Operation Desert Smile in response to the Persian Gulf War. The members of the troupe are asking comedy groups, comedy clubs and stand-up comedians to help them collect humorous paraphernalia to send to U.S. troops in the Middle East. But before any packages can be sent, a few logistical details must be worked out.
June 6, 1991 |
It's the classic show biz tale: performers forced to choose between chances at individual stardom and the group's struggle for fame. The DuBois sisters--a singing quartet--have been playing the lounge at Reuben's in Santa Ana for 10 years. Suddenly, they're approached individually by agents dangling hot prospects before them. Imagine, going solo at the Velvet Turtle or the Bowl. Or grabbing the spotlight in dinner theater or at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Hey, a girl's gotta dream!
August 15, 1997 |
Cherie Kerr, executive director of the Orange County Crazies, is planning a one-woman show, "Out of Her Mind," for next month. That title also describes her mental state during a recent string of events that threatened to finish off the comedy troupe. For two months the Crazies had been locked in a dispute with their landlord, the Pacific Symphony, over rent and performance time, among other issues.
January 25, 1991 |
The Orange County Crazies, like any other comedy troupe, usually finds strength in numbers. But not tonight, when one of its members will emerge from the crowd and take the spotlight by herself. LizAnne (she prefers one name) will open her two-night solo show, "LizAnne Live . . . Alone at Last," at the Santa Ana Civic Center's Annex Auditorium.
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January 30, 1991 |
The production manager for the Orange County Crazies, an improvisational troupe, said the group will be ready to ship its first packages filled with comedy items to U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf by the end of this week. Production manager Alan Cranis applauded "the wonderful response from the residents of Orange County" to the project, dubbed Operation Desert Smile. About 300 donations have been received, said Cherrie Kerr, the Crazies' artistic director and producer.