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14 events
9 reviews
2 stars
I wore a silk suit and my husband wore a dress jacket and pants. People are dressing rather sloppy for the theater lately. It is a special place and I enjoy seeing the folks dressed up. It makes it seem more special..
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S. Craig Red Velvet
344 events
151 reviews
41 stars
Mitsua Market on Paularino, 1.5 blocks east of Bristol on the South side of the 405 has a great food court with all kinds of Japanese Food available. The market has a great "to-go" sushi fare and in the early evening most of the sushi, made that afternoon, is marked down for a quick sale. I especially like the noodle shop closest to the check out stands of the Market, and their spicy Pork Noodles are terrific. More expensive and the best in the food court is the noodle shop in the middle of the court, about 3 stalls to the right of the first noodle shop, to the right of it, is a stall that has a great tempura, teriyaki combo, that I've enjoyed for years. Mitsua Market has wonderful desserts with shops specializing in frozen mochi and pastries, as well as fare only found in Japan. In fact, going to Mitsua is to be transported to an authentic Japanese SuperMarket and Food Court.
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"Pippin"
124 ratings
3.7 average rating
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9 reviews
6 stars
16 events
6 reviews
17 stars
attended Jan 05 2007

First of all, the show was not at Segerstrom Hall, it was at the older original Performing Arts Center that is located on the adjacent property. Obviously, the director had the night off. The sound was extremely poor as every time the few...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 06 2007

The set was cool, they kept a lot of quaint touches. Liked the cows alot.

The sound system let some of the singer's stronger notes distort. Sitting in Tier 1 row T was a little far away and we should have had opera glasses. Someone in our...continued

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Description

The Orange County Performing Arts Center presents an exhilarating new production of Pippin by Broadway composer (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden, Working, Rags) and three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz.

The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1972 and ran for five years, was a collaboration of Broadway giants, boasting the talents of young composer Schwartz, the explosive energy of actor Ben Vereen, and the vision of legendary director/choreographer Bob Fosse. The production won five Tony Awards and received rave reviews.  

This vivid re-imagining of Pippin from the Goodspeed Opera House retains the wit, style, and charm of the original production, while infusing it with a contemporary approach. Once again there is “magic to do” — this time with fascinating new sets and costumes, plus the added attraction of “cirque-like” acrobatics.

Micky Dolenz, part of the musical phenomenon The Monkees, performs the role of Charlemagne. While best known for his role as Micky in the television show The Monkees (1966-1968), Dolenz has continued to work as an actor, writer, and director. In 2002, he expanded his reach to Broadway when he took over the role of the villain, Zoser, in the Tim Rice and Elton John musical Aida. Other theatre credits include the national tours of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Grease. Additionally, he wrote and directed Bugsy Malone for the London stage.