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Sweet Smell of Success

Friday, June 5, 2015

Listen to Ashton Martin's review of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS on AMB Theatre, Fridays 4-5pm PST, online at

The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts

Friday, May 29, 2015

This year, THR is lifting its annual ranking of the best drama schools to a higher level. The magazine is concentrating on the best places to get a postgraduate education (with one- to three-year programs) and for the first time is expanding the polling..

UCI program leaves lasting mark on Santa Ana students

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

After rehearsing on campus with the UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra recently, Santa Ana High School instrumental music students were asked if they had applied to college for the 2015-16 school year. In a change from previous years, all 10 of the seniors...

A Star Studded ‘Coup’

Monday, May 11, 2015

A member of the Improv Revolution troupe runs out from a long line of other improv actors onto the center of the stage, a smile breaking across their face. “Sex with me is like boba …sold for $2 on the side of Ring Road!” they yell and the audience...

When art taps you on the shoulder

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Marianne Manalang was in the middle of enjoying a pizza at UC Irvine's outdoor food court last week when a woman descended on her with an urgent message. "Think not I love him, though I ask for him," the stranger implored, taking a seat next to hers...

Dance Students Color the School with ‘Graffiti’

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Last week, an annual performance was presented by a selected number of talented undergraduate dancers and choreographers, taking place at the Claire Trevor Theater. The title, “Physical Graffiti,” was taken from Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album of the same...

'Boeing' set for takeoff

Friday, April 24, 2015

Director's orders: Take a break from heavy drama and catch a comedy. "Laughter is good medicine," said Eli Simon, chancellor's professor of drama at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. "Let's have a fun time in the theater." He should know...

Will Ferrell Astounds UCI Students

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ron Burgundy, Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby, and even George W. Bush are just a few of the countless characters and personalities that actor and comedian Will Ferrell has generated to cement himself in entertainment history. On Thursday April 16, UCI’s...

The Dance Department does it Again with “Dance Escape”

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Applause! Applause! Smoke and praise filled the dimly lit Claire Trevor Theater for the dance department’s latest production, “Dance Escape.” Grads and undergrads come together to showcase their skill in both performance and choreography, and the...

Exhibition Celebrates Undergrad Art

Monday, April 6, 2015

In search of the present, one hovers in the chasm between two negations: the past and the future.” As visitors of the 11th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition Opening entered the University Art Gallery (UAG) on Saturday, April 4, these are...