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UCI Drama gets into “The Pajama Game”

All year long, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department has produced outstanding performances in adherence with their theme, “Against All Odds.” The 2018-2019 season will come to an end with the production of “The Pajama Game,” a story...

REVIEW: THE PAJAMA GAME

Racially diverse casting skyrockets a sixty-five-year-old Broadway classic into the 21st century without sacrificing an iota of its Golden Era charm in UCI Claire Trevor School Of The Arts’ big-stage, big-talent revival of 1954’s The Pajama Game.

Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91

DeLap’s final public appearance, in January, was participating in a panel discussion at UCI Arts. For this occasion, the lucid nonagenarian exhibited his characteristic dry sense of humor while discussing memorable events from his years at UCI.

REVIEW: "The Pajama Game" – Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI

The Show Reports Chris Daniels reviews the recent production of "The Pajama Game" presented at the final installment in the 2018-19 UCI Drama season.

MFA Alums Juan Capistran and Jenny Yurshansky Featured in COLA --- An Exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

The exhibition COLA, showcasing new works by multi-media artists was displayed from May 23 - July 14, 2019, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. UCI MFA alums, Juan Capistran (2002) and Jenny Yurshansky (2010) were featured.

Acclaimed Pianist Mari Akagi to Perform at UCI

In a rare appearance here in the United States, acclaimed pianist Mari Akagi will perform at UCI Winifred Hall on Saturday, May 25th, beginning at 8pm. She will be accompanied by UCI faculty members Kei Akagi on piano, and Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi.

American College Dance Association Gala Concert at the Barclay

Terry Schilling reivews the ACDA at UCI which brought 500 students and faculty from dance departments at 33 schools came together to celebrate dance. During that time, they presented 66 dances. (Photo by Skye Schmidt)

UCI Jazz Orchestra

If you have the chance to attend a concert at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall, I highly recommend doing so! There are 205 seats, banked steeply in three tiers that crowd the stage so that the audience feels as if the entire orchestra is right there at our...

Looking Back On Dance Visions 2019

UCI Dance Department’s annual faculty-run show, Dance Visions, featured incredibly choreographed works from renowned dancers during its four-performance run at the Irvine Barclay Theatre from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

UCI’s Latest Experimental Production: Your Ocean, My Ocean

YOMO/Intermedia is part of a bi-coastal collaboration connecting faculty and students from Rhode Island School of Design RISD and UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. YOMO includes contributions from Professor Kyna Leski’s students in the Architecture

UC Irvine students perform the stories of immigration detainees held in Orange County jails

"The performance was directed and written by UCI theater directors Jane Page and Gavin Cameron-Web, who are married and volunteer with the nonprofit. “We feel like we needed to make something that was a performance-based expression of what...(read more)"

R. Luke DuBois: Music into Data::Data into Music

Set in a darkened exhibition space, lit primarily by videos, Music into Data::Data into Music explores the auditory, visual and verbal structures and underpinnings of contemporary culture. Four of the six pieces by R. Luke DuBois in this...

UCI’s Kei Akagi is inspired by both classic jazz musicians and emerging songwriters

“First, the faculty here has always been a fantastically fertile ground for the creation of new ideas to experiment with,” said Akagi. “And secondly, there are my students, who are constantly bringing fresh ideas for me to experience..."

Spring Theater Preview

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."

Irvine’s Amazing Academic Arts Venues

Over the past several years, my wife and I have seen some amazing talent through the many performances we’ve attended at Irvine’s college arts venues. These programs have become a source of tremendous enjoyment for us...

Preserving Jerry Herman’s music for a younger generation

"The day before the concert, Coulter and Boswell will conduct a master class with students from the UCI Drama Department’s musical theater program. Of the participating students who will prepare and present a song from a Jerry Herman musical..."

UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab

I suspect that most readers have never attended a performance (or have even heard of) UCI’s Experimental Media & Performance Lab. It’s one of seven separate performing arts theatres on campus and it’s by far the most unusual...

‘Not hearing him sing in the halls is hard’: UCI prepares tribute to dance legend Donald McKayle

Award-winning choreographer and educator Donald McKayle was considered one of the pioneers of 20th-century modern dance. His pieces on the black experience in America still resonate. (Read more from the LA Times...)