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OCC'S THEATRE DEPARTMENT OFFERS SIX SPRING PRODUCTIONS
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Six productions ­ highlighted by the delightful Stephen Schwartz and Roger Hirson musical, "Pippin" ­ will comprise Orange Coast College's spring theatre season.

OCC's spring schedule begins with "Telling Our Stories," an eclectic evening of short plays, scenes and monologues by, for and about women. Works to be presented will be taken from classical through contemporary literature. The show will run Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 14-15 and 21-22, in the Drama Lab Studio. The production will be presented by OCC's Repertory Theatre Company.

"Solo Voices," a festival of monologues and one-person plays, will be staged by OCC's Rep on Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, in the Drama Lab Studio. Orange Coast College theatre students will direct.

"Pippin," the Schwartz and Hirson musical that takes audiences on a magical journey of adventure and discovery, will run March 11-14 and 18-21 in the Drama Lab Theatre. "Pippin" was last produced on OCC's campus in 1979.

This spring's production will be directed by critically acclaimed Orange County actress, singer and director, Beth Hansen. Over the past 15 years, Hansen has directed such productions as "Little Shop of Horrors," "Forbidden Broadway," "Tintypes," "And the World Goes Round," "Funny Girl," "42nd Street" and "Side By Sondheim" at the Saddleback Civic Light Opera. "Pippin" will be her first production at Orange Coast, though she starred last September in a one-woman production on campus.

Hanson performed the title role in the 2001 SCLO summer production of "Hello Dolly!"

A production by OCC's Repertory Company will be staged Friday through Sunday, April 16-18, in the Drama Lab Studio. A full-length play will be chosen and directed by an advanced directing student.

OCC will offer its annual "Spring One-Act Play Festival" Wednesday through Sunday, May 5-9, in the Drama Lab Studio. More than a dozen different student-directed one-acts will be presented. The fest is expected to include classic and modern works, as well as original pieces by Orange Coast students.

OCC's Touring Theatre Company will offer a production adapted from Herman Melville's classic novel, "Moby Dick," May 19-22. The production, directed by theatre professor, Alex Golson, will tour local schools and will also be offered on Orange Coast College's stage.

For information about OCC's theatre classes, or productions, phone (714) 432-5640.

OCC's Spring Theatre Season

Feb. 14-15, 21-22 "Telling Our Stories"
March 6-7"Solo Voices"
March 11-14, 18-21"Pippin"
April 16-18 Spring Student Work, TBA
May 5-9 "One-Act Festival"
May 19-22"Moby Dick" (Touring Production)