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A Little Thing Called Broadway: UCI Drama Produces The Talent

A LITTLE THING CALLED BROADWAY: UCI DRAMA PRODUCES THE TALENT IRVINE, CA (June 5, 2015) - UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is no stranger to churning out Broadway talent and the graduate program was even recently named #12 on The Hollywood Reporter list of “The Top 25...

Sweet Smell of Success

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

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

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

UCI Art Undergraduate Honors Program Show 2015

Irvine, CA (June 3, 2015) -- UC Irvine’s Art Undergraduate Honors Program of 2015 presents, I hope we can still be friends; a culmination of a year-long studio residency directed by Daniel Joseph Martinez, along with Kevin Appel, Juli Carson and Jennifer Pastor. The six student artists: James...

A moveable feast for the homeless

Alumnus Ian Daelucian launches The Heart of Delight to nurture those in need UC Irvine alumnus Ian Daelucian knows how to put on a spread. At a pop-up event he recently staged to feed the homeless, Daelucian and a crew of volunteers set up banquet tables near the Santa Ana Civic Center and...

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical! Don't forget to tune in to BroadwayWorld...

The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts

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

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...

Second Annual Student Lighting Showcase Held At Chauvet Professional Showroom

Excerpt from LIVE DESIGN BURBANK, CA – Vividly dynamic lightshows weren’t the only thing only on display at the Second Annual Student Lighting Showcase. Also shining brightly was the creative bond that connects generations with a shared passion for lighting, as students from four colleges...

Telematics in Colombia

Michael Dessen, Associate Professor of Music, performed in and co-produced several telematic concerts this year, exploring the potentials of live performance by musicians in different geographic locations via high-speed internet. In an April 24, 2015 concert, Dessen performed on trombone...

Costume Design Bridge Project

The Costume Design Program announces Poppy Cannon-Reese as a Guest Artist in the MFA program in Spring, 2015.  Ms. Cannon-Reese is the Manager of Universal Studios Costume Department; she also has a distinguished career as a Costume Designer and Stylist for feature films and commercials....

Chris Burden dies at 69: artist's light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of L.A.

Los Angeles Times Story by Christopher Knight When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as “Urban Light,” the ranks of vintage lampposts...

A Star Studded ‘Coup’

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

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...

Molly Lynch's National Choreographers Initiative to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will...

UCI Drama Presents Sweet Smell of Success

UCI'S PRODUCTION BRINGS TO LIFE THE BIRTH OF THE ORIGINAL TABLOID TALE THE PUBLIC'S OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND SCANDAL   “I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.”  - Walter Winchell IRVINE, Calif. (May 6, 2015) –...

Dance Students Color the School with ‘Graffiti’

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...