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With Sandra Tsing Loh back to lead the way, change is very good

by Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh wants the world to know that she didn't set out to become the spokesperson for menopause. What woman would sign up to be the poster child for "old" and "dry"? she asks in her signature frisky manner, composed of equal...

Marcia Hafif's Exhibition "From the Inventory" at Laguna Art Museum

Marcia Hafif (MFA ’71) has her first exhibition in California in forty years at the Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition consists of monochromatic installations and a photography series she created while pursuing her MFA at UC Irvine. The exhibition is open from June 28, 2015 through September, 27,...

On Theater: UCI bringing Shakespeare into modern age

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

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...

2015 New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Download the New Swan Shakespeare Festival Press Kit. Irvine, CA (June 16, 2015) -- Welcome to the fourth season of New Swan Shakespeare Festival! The New Swan is a venue unique to Orange County, and indeed to the world of theatre. Our 15-ton, modular mini-Elizabethan theater was a dream of UC...

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

...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.

Media Alert: Open Casting Call for New Broadway Musical ALLEGIANCE

  MEDIA ALERT   UCI DRAMA HOLDS OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE EVENT:  OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NEW MUSICAL ALLEGIANCE. UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/...

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....