Past News

2016-06-02

OCS June Concert Treat

2016-05-26

Summer Programs in the Carnegie Building

2016-04-03

More MUZEO Magical Moments

2016-03-29

Here Be Dragons

2015-11-15

Veterans Initiative in the Arts

2015-10-08

APACF Passes Major Milestone

2015-10-02

Stage Door Repertory Announces 2016 Season

2015-10-02

APACF Gets Closer To The Goal

2015-09-29

90 Foot Fashion Stretch for Anaheim Ballet

2015-08-31

We All Love Musical Brilliance

2015-08-27

Junior Musicians Take the Stage

2015-07-19

Anaheim Ballet School Free Performance Friday July 24

2015-05-15

Classic Master Paintings at Center Gallery

2015-05-15

Battle of the Bands is Heating Up

2015-05-14

Concerto Guild News

2015-05-08

Sligo Rags Back On May 16th.

2015-04-22

Anaheim Ballet Touches Hearts at the Spectrum

2015-04-20

Love Goes Wrong With OCS

2015-04-16

Searcher's Annual Show Details

2015-02-25

JC & Laney with special guest CEJ in concert

2015-02-17

The Chance Hits New Challenge Grant High

2014-11-15

As You've Never Seen It Before - La boheme

2014-11-10

Living Tradition Rounds Out The Year With Flair

2014-09-29

These Kids 'Rock' On The Piano

2014-09-28

Theatre News

2014-09-28

Renee’s Photography Exhibition

2014-09-27

Debbie Reynolds Coming To APACF

2014-03-20

Cathy Barton and Dave Para to Perform in Anaheim

2014-02-21

Transcending Boundaries Through the Arts

2014-02-17

Elsie Reed is 97!

2014-02-05

The Vesper Light is Coming With OCCS

2014-01-21

Pint and Dale Come to Town

2014-01-01

Small Potatoes with the Living Tradition

2013-12-21

Carol of the Nutcrackers

2013-11-25

OCS Gala Special Concert

2013-11-25

Foxpointe Seasonal Soiree Invitation

2013-08-31

Kids Rock With the OCS

2013-08-14

Summer Intensive Peaks in Pearson Park

2013-08-14

Jacques D'Amboise, Forever Young

2013-07-20

Anaheim International Dance Festival Takes Shape

2013-07-18

Great Season Ahead for the Symphony

2013-06-20

Creative Identity Concert Draws High Praise

2013-06-20

Art Reflections to Dazzle and Amaze

2013-06-20

MECCA comes to Anaheim

2013-06-09

Jazz Generations Fundraiser Announced

2013-04-30

Symphonies For Wind This Month

2013-04-24

Student Film Festival in GardenWalk on Saturday

2013-04-08

OC Symphony Presents Clarion Calls Next Sunday

2013-03-26

AAA 50th Anniversary Show

2013-02-15

Ponderosa Library Appreciation

2013-02-15

Young Children in AWE Helped By Public Library Foundation

2013-01-31

Aliens in Anaheim Again

2013-01-31

Acclaimed Irish Balladeer Making Rare Appearance in Anaheim

2013-01-30

Brace for the ACE - it Might Be Cold!

2013-01-23

OCS to Perform Favorites by Bizet and Ravel

2012-12-21

The Nutcracker on Public Radio

2012-12-05

Art Association opens Exhibit in Center Gallery

2012-11-28

Tree Lighting Almost Here

2012-11-25

Public Library Foundation Recognition

2012-11-04

Wind Symphony Lives Up To Its Promise

2012-10-01

Major Thirds Kept Us Guessing!

2012-09-25

Best Ever Broadway Comes to Anaheim

2012-08-31

Exquisite Evening of Japan Inspired Music

2012-08-30

Broadway Comes to Anaheim Again

2012-08-15

AIDF Points To The Future

2012-08-11

Splendid Start to International Dance Festival

2012-08-06

TLT to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

2012-07-24

New Performing Arts Center Inches Ever Closer

2012-07-23

Three Glorious Days in Brea

2012-07-18

Celtic Music for the Multitudes

2012-07-17

West Side Story Rave Review

2012-06-27

OC Symphony Gets Close to Arena Concert

2012-06-06

Mayor\'s Concert Poses Questions

2012-05-06

Bluegrass Band and Appalachian-Country Duo Share Stage

2012-05-05

Panning for Gold The Searchers' Way

2012-05-02

OC Symphony Pulls out the Stops

2012-03-13

Traveling Western Folk Singers - Saturday

2012-03-13

Creative Identity Changes Lives

2012-01-31

A Glimpse into City Cultural Arts Programs

2012-01-30

Folk Music Icons to Appear at Living Tradition

2012-01-29

Anaheim Community Theatre

2012-01-23

Gershwin, Copland and Beethoven Combine Forces to Entertain

2011-11-17

Nutcrackers and Snow

2011-11-17

Treats in Store with A Holiday Cornucopia

2011-11-14

When Broadway Rocked Anaheim - Nov 5th

2011-10-17

Broadway Rocks Anaheim Again

2011-09-30

New Anaheim Ballet YouTube Video

2011-09-28

Sarah McQuaid in Concert with Jack Brown

2011-09-25

A Little Night Music

2011-09-19

OC Symphony Baton Changes Hands

2011-09-12

Tracy Grammer in Concert on Saturday

2011-08-29

Borrowed, Blue, Old and New

2011-08-15

Anaheim International Dance Festival

2011-07-30

Ballet Students to Kick-off Dance Celebrations

2011-07-24

Anaheim Ballet Offers Huge Summer Program

2011-07-22

Jerry Springer: the Opera

2011-07-21

OC Symphony Receives City Designation

2011-06-27

Great July Photo Classes

2011-06-27

When Mahler Met Saint Saens

2011-06-26

Anaheim Art Association Shows off Winners

2011-06-08

The Mayor's Concert is Coming Sunday 26th!

2011-05-16

OC Symphony - an American Landmark

2011-04-22

Welcome to Creative Identity

2011-04-20

Appeal: Homes for Dancers

2011-03-14

Soul Music with Living Tradition

2011-03-05

AB Co-Director Honored

2011-01-09

In Service to the Mouse

2010-11-12

Anaheim Ballet Wows Hundreds of School Kids

Marley's Ghost In Concert, August 20.

By Press release, 2016-07-19

The Living Tradition Concert Series proudly presents MARLEY’S GHOST in concert on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Marley’s Ghost is nothing less than a national treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band. As the L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American music to create a sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down by traditionalism.”

An eclectic aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher – the band can sing and play anything with spot-on feel, from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass, gospel to stone country, which is what they’ve been doing – to the ongoing delight of a fervent cult that includes many of their fellow musicians – throughout their first quarter century as a working unit. Their trademark multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate, whether on record or in live performance. (www.marleysghost.com)

Admission to this event is $18 cash or check only please (no credit cards), children under 18 FREE with paid adult. Showtime is 7:30 PM on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center Street, Anaheim, California, 92805. For reservations and information, call Gary at (714) 955-3807 or email concerts@thelivingtradition.org.

The Living Tradition is a non-profit, all volunteer organization presenting folk music concerts on the 3rd Saturday and contra dancing on the 4th Saturday of every month except December since 1982. All concerts are held at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, Anaheim, California

For more information about The Living Tradition please see www.thelivingtradition.org.

This concert is partially funded by a grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.

Also coming soon to The Living Tradition Concert Series

Saturday, September 17, 7:30 PM: William Pint & Felicia Dale with special guests The MacMammals (http://www.pintndale.com/Pint_and_Dale_-_Music_of_the_Sea/index.html, http://www.themacmammals.com)

Saturday, October 15, 7:30 PM: Jeni & Billy with special guest Corrina Carter (http://jeniandbilly.com, http://www.corrinacartermusic.com/home)



 
A Chorus Line Extended

By Casey Long, 2016-07-18

Chance Theater proudly presents an intimate interpretation of the legendary musical, A Chorus Line. Due to overwhelming demand, five shows have been added.

This winner of nine Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards and the Pulitzer Prize runs until August 7 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

A Chorus Line. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, directed by Chance’s Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreographed by Hazel Clarke, with music direction by Ryan O’Connell.  

A Chorus Line takes place in an empty theater, on a bare stage, where the casting session for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 24 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for—with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed—to have the chance to dance.

A Chorus Line is the musical for anyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Funny and exhilarating, yet raw and personal at its core, the Chance is going to bring new life to this groundbreaking show that lifted the veil on the anonymous faces behind the stars, and uncovered a heart-rending truth about what drives artists yesterday and today.

After its smash success in 1975, A Chorus Line went on to a then record-breaking 15-year 6,137 performance run, making it the longest running show on Broadway at the time. It has spawned numerous revivals in the intervening years as well as a 1985 movie adaptation, a 2009 documentary about the original production, a 2006 Broadway revival, and the book On the Line: The Creation of “A Chorus Line” by Robert Viagas in collaboration with original cast members Baayork Lee and Thommie Walsh.

Although audiences around the globe are familiar with the show’s standout numbers, “One,” “What I Did for Love,” and “I Hope I Get It”, among others, as well as what has become a cliché of leg warmers and twirling mirrors, Chance Theater hopes to create a production that captures the groundbreaking spirit of the original. While 1975’s A Chorus Line challenged musical theater conventions with an honesty of subject matter and non-linear storytelling uncommon in musical theater at the time, director Oanh Nguyen is looking to modernize this classic piece, pulling it forward and contextualizing it for contemporary audiences.

“It's a bit like the original reality TV show,” says Nguyen. “This director decides at an audition for the chorus to force these vulnerable people who are desperate to win the prize to answer very personal and intrusive questions. It's also the story of how far these young people will go and how much they are willing to fight, sweat, and literally bleed for a chance to do what they love -- even to be ‘just’ in the chorus line.”

Oanh Nguyen (Director) has been serving as Chance Theater’s founding Artistic Director since 1999. Oanh is a recipient of TCG’s New Generations Grant and the TCG Nathan Cummings Young Leaders of Color Fellowship. He was awarded the Outstanding Artist Award by Arts Orange County, profiled in Orange County Register’s “Most Influential People” 2014 series and OC Weekly’s 2014 People Issue, inducted into Anaheim High School’s Hall of Fame and recently was the commencement speaker to the 2014 graduation class of Chapman University College of Performing Arts. Oanh was Producing Associate at South Coast Repertory for four years. He also served on the advisory board of the Anaheim High School Performing Arts Conservatory, the board of Network of Ensemble Theatres, LA’s 99-seat Transitional Committee, multiple SDC committees and grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and Theatre Communications Group. Oanh is a proud member of SDC and SAG-AFTRA. His directing credits include productions at Chance Theater, East West Players, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and South Coast Repertory, and served as the Associate Director for the international tour of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish (Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, Hong Kong Arts Festival). His selected film credits include Two Brothers directed by Jean-Jacques Annaude, Rush Hour 3 directed by Brett Ratner, and Lonely Boy directed by Dale Fabrigar (Best First Feature Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Louisiana International Film Festival and Audience Award Winner at the 2013 BolderLife Festival).

In addition to Oanh Nguyen, the production team for A Chorus Line includes choreographer Hazel Clarke (Chance debut), music director Ryan O’Connell (Loch Ness), scenic designer Fred Kinney (Loch Ness, Passion Play), lighting designer Martha Carter (After the Revolution), sound designer Ryan Brodkin (Dogfight), costume designer Bradley Lock (Hairspray), resident artist Nicole Schlitt as stage manager, and Sophie Cripe as our dramaturg.

The cast for this production of A Chorus Line includes returning artists Ben Green (The Big Meal), Ashley Arlene Nelson (Dogfight), Tasha Tormey (Little Women), Victoria Rafael (Legends of Sleepy Hollow), Camryn Zelinger (Hairspray), Dannielle Green (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Angeline Mirenda (In The Heights), Tina Nguyen (She Loves Me), Joseph Ott (Hairspray), John Wells III (Dogfight), Monika Pena (Dogfight), and John Wells (Hairspray). Making their Chance debuts with this production are Tatiana Alvarez, Emily Abeles, Ben Heustess, Christopher Mosley, Xavier Castaneda, Brandon Carter, Robbie Lundegard, Garrett Engle, Calvin Brady, Carolyn Lupin, Liz Williams-Borud, Damon Williams and Dustin Nguyen.

Sophie and Larry Cripe are the Executive Producers for this production, with Laurie Smits Staude and Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller as Associate Producers. Bette and Wylie Aitken are producers for the entire 2016 Season.

To schedule press interviews, request photos, schedule press comps or for any additional information, please contact Casey Long at (714) 900-3284 or by e-mail at casey@chancetheater.com.



 
Hope Appeal for $50K

By Release, 2016-07-06

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