Arts and Entertainment

Twyla Tharp: a choreographer and a visionary

Twyla Tharp: a choreographer and a visionary

On July 1, 1941, Lecile Tharp named her newborn daughter “Twyla” with the vision of those five letters shining brightly on a marquee someday in the future. Lecile even wrote “she’ll grow up to be famous,” on the announcement. Seventy-eight years later, having...

Meet Alex Wittick — a world of stagecraft

Meet Alex Wittick — a world of stagecraft

For many theatre fans, their focus usually lies in the show's artistic factors such as the actors and writing of the play. As for Fountain Valley High School senior Alex Wittick, however, the real art of the show comes in the form of stagecraft. Stagecraft is the more...

‘In the Heights’: the musical behind ‘Hamilton’

‘In the Heights’: the musical behind ‘Hamilton’

“And that’s when I knew Lin [Manuel-Miranda] was not trying to be funny at all, like I really knew he was really serious about it,” said music supervisor, orchestrator and co-arranger Alex Lacamoire. “Hamilton,” the current box office breaking musical that defies...