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On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shakespeare under the stars has become a summer fixture at UC Irvine, where the university's New Swan Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its fourth season. This year's schedule, opening next Friday, features a tragedy and a comedy, "Macbeth" and...

Martin atmospheric effects bring the set alive in UC Irvine production

Thursday, June 18, 2015

University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts presented The Electra Project, famed Romanian director Mihai Maniutiu’s reimagining of the classic Electra story. This stunning and avant-garde piece followed Maniutiu’s...

Classical Music This Week: Joan of Arc, Birtwistle and a Different ‘Barber’

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

...celebrate the music of Lukas Ligeti, who is turning 50 and leaving New York to take a position in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology program at the University of California, Irvine.

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


Friday, June 5, 2015

Read Steve Stanley's Stage Scene LA review of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS.

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...