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Summer Shakespeare: A critic's take on the secret to theatrical success

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic August 16, 2016 Summer Shakespeare. These words can strike fear in the heart of a reluctant theatergoer. Yes, the plays are supposed to be good for you. But semiprofessional productions in which the artistic company...

Shakespeare Invades OC This Summer

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

... But the Shakespeare that ought to get the pulse of any Shakespeare-lover truly pulsing can be found in the county's most unique theater: the New Swan, a portable, 16-ton, three-level, steel-and-wood cylinder stationed on the campus of UC Irvine...

Choreographer Joins UCI Arts School

Monday, July 11, 2016

By Deirdre Newman - July 11, 2016. International artistic director and choreographer Lar Lubovitch has joined the dance department at the University of California-Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts as a Distinguished Professor...

On Theater: UCI brushing up its Shakespeare

Friday, July 8, 2016

For a fellow who's been pondering whether to be or not to be since the 16th century, "Hamlet" certainly still gets around, especially around Orange County. Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is currently being offered at three countywide venues — Costa Mesa'

Stephen Barker Appointed Dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Friday, July 8, 2016

The University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, has announced that drama professor Stephen Barker has been named dean. Barker has served as the interim dean of the school since September 2014. Lisa Naugle, chair of the dance...

Arts Grads: Dance

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The following students plan to continue their studies in dance after graduation. The list includes the student’s name, the school from which the student will graduate, the school or conservatory he or she plans to attend and the intended areas of study...

Theater setting gives the Bard that extra something

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Swan Shakespeare Festival's fifth season is featured in the Daily Pilot. (Photo by Paul R. Kennedy)

The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked

Monday, June 6, 2016

Aspiring thesps can follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's biggest stars, who got their start at these top programs.

THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA

Monday, June 6, 2016

There are enough schools offering master's degrees in the performing arts to fill every page of this magazine — about 17,000 students get an MFA degree a year. Of course, a lot of those diplomas aren't worth the parchment they're printed on, much less...

Artist of the Week: Daniel Lopez

Friday, May 13, 2016

For the past four years, Santa Ana High School students have been learning alongside musicians from UC Irvine in a series of master classes and coaching sessions that lead to year-end concerts in which the high school and college students play side by...