UCI Drama gets into “The Pajama Game”

All year long, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department has produced outstanding performances in adherence with their theme, “Against All Odds.” The 2018-2019 season will come to an end with the production of “The Pajama Game,” a story...

REVIEW: THE PAJAMA GAME

Racially diverse casting skyrockets a sixty-five-year-old Broadway classic into the 21st century without sacrificing an iota of its Golden Era charm in UCI Claire Trevor School Of The Arts’ big-stage, big-talent revival of 1954’s The Pajama Game.

REVIEW: "The Pajama Game" – Claire Trevor Theatre, UCI

The Show Reports Chris Daniels reviews the recent production of "The Pajama Game" presented at the final installment in the 2018-19 UCI Drama season.

UC Irvine students perform the stories of immigration detainees held in Orange County jails

"The performance was directed and written by UCI theater directors Jane Page and Gavin Cameron-Web, who are married and volunteer with the nonprofit. “We feel like we needed to make something that was a performance-based expression of what...(read more)"

Spring Theater Preview

"Finally, we couldn’t give a rundown of Orange County’s theatrical presentations in the Spring without mentioning UCI Claire Trevor’s School of the Arts..."

Preserving Jerry Herman’s music for a younger generation

"The day before the concert, Coulter and Boswell will conduct a master class with students from the UCI Drama Department’s musical theater program. Of the participating students who will prepare and present a song from a Jerry Herman musical..."

Now Appearing: The UCI Company

A successful and wide-ranging arts program means a growing number of alumni are thriving on Broadway.

Where to see Shakespeare in Southern California this summer

UCI drama professor Eli Simon was instrumental in creating a charming portable outdoor in-the-round venue that’s perfect for intimate productions of Shakespeare.

OC Weekly’s Midyear Guide to the Best Local Theater

It’s summertime, and even though the living ain’t always the easiest, OC summertime sure beats the hell out of Stockton summertime. And for those of you who want to immerse yourself in a little bit of artsy-fartsy culture, there’s plenty of stuff both...

Artistic Exposure

Victoria Zepeda, a fourth-year drama major, immersed herself in the arts this year when she stepped up to direct the Brown Bag Theater Co.’s spring production, “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá” (“Neither Here, Nor There”).

“In Conversation with the Hamilton Stage Management Team” at UCI

UCI Drama and Joel Veenstra, SMA Western Regional Director and Professor in Stage Management, hosted a panel discussion with the Philip touring cast of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton.”

Former Broadway performer directs UCI's ‘American Idiot’ production

Most students in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine aspire to careers on Broadway. Andrew Palermo is bringing Broadway to the students.

“Plumas Negras” Tells the Story of Generations

"Plumas Negras" tells the story of a multi-generational legacy

UCI Drama Presents: “Mrs. Packard” Refuses to Be Silenced

UCI Drama Presents: “Mrs. Packard” Refuses to Be Silenced

UC Irvine drama program to present “Mrs. Packard,” portraying 19th century women’s rights advocate

UCI presents Mrs. Packard a portrayal of early advocate for woman's rights and mentally ill.

Rock opera 'Chess' develops a metaphor for political and romantic intrigue

Cris Gross from the LA Times interviews director Robin Buck about the Department of Drama's production of CHESS, part of the 2017/18 Season "The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business." .

New Swan Shakespeare Festival named Best Theater/Playhouse in OC Weekly’s “Best of 2017” issue

"Yes, the theater founded by UC Irvine professor Eli Simon benefits from close access to the infrastructure, as well as the past and present talent of the university, and to compare its output—two plays and a handful of special events each summer..."

‘Tempest’ in Irvine sweeps us to a land where magic is the norm

Eric Marchese from the Orange County Register reviews New Swan Shakespeare Festival's THE TEMPEST.