Thursday, September 26, 2013

ANYTHING GOES Star Mentors Chapman University Students

Broadway star Dennis Kelly is starring as Elisha Whitney in Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES at Segerstrom Center for the Arts this week. On Wednesday, September 25, he visited his alma mater, Chapman University. Kelly graduated in 1967 and is now an award-winning veteran of Broadway and London’s West End, television and commercials. He enthralled members of Professor Jonathan Pope Evans’ acting class for more than an hour. Kelly discussed his career (even singing a Goodyear tire jingle that he introduced to the world in the ‘70s) and offered valuable advice about auditioning technique, working with directors, adjusting to different playhouses, the importance of keeping fit and healthy and selecting roles. 

While much of Kelly’s talk was about the art and craft of theatre, he also spoke to the heart and soul of the business. “I really believe that every one of us here has a message,” he said. 

ANYTHING GOES continues at the Center through Sunday, September 29. For ticket information, click here.

Photo courtesy of Mary Platt. 

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Monday, September 23, 2013

How Sweet It Is! Now on the Menu: Broadway Cupcakes!

Surprise your loved ones at intermission by preordering Patina Group’s cupcake trio set inspired by three shows from Segerstrom Center’s Broadway season. The flashy purple confection dons Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical’s glittering pumps over a vanilla cake with berry filling, Glinda’s magic wand tops a caramel-filled chocolate cake for The Wizard of Oz and the iconic red heart from I Love Lucy® Live on Stage completes the last of the set with an American classic – red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. 

To purchase a cupcake trio, please call Patina’s special events line at (714) 556-2122 x4202 by 5 p.m. the day before for the Tuesday to Thursday performances or by 5 p.m. on Friday for both Saturday and Sunday performances. Cupcakes are $10 for all three or $4 a la carte. 

Patina Group has also prepared a themed menu for the run of ANYTHING GOES, available 70 minutes prior to each evening performance. For more information, please visit  

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