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  • Clean sweep: Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade wins Diamond Bar competition

    5 years ago by

    Photos courtesy of Fuller Photography

      Off to a great start, Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade, our nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, wins Diamond Bar competition.

      Off to a great start, Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade, our nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, wins Diamond Bar competition, taking home the Grand Champion trophy, Best in Show and Best in Music.

        MASQUERADE, Brea Olinda's nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, roared into the 2015 season with a complete sweep of awards at the Diamond Bar Competition this past Friday night. Taking home the Grand Champion trophy, Best in Show and Best in Music, the group of more than 60 performers also received an extended standing ovation from the entire audience, including competing schools. Directed by Dave Willert and choreographed by Doug Kuhl, Masquerade, along with Brea Olinda's Thundercats and Spellbound choirs is headed next month to the FAME National Show Choir competition in Orlando, Florida with more than 120 students, staff and chaperones. The choirs are still working to raise the final funds for their trip and your contrubition to this local powerhouse of a program is greatly appreciated. You can donate by visiting Brea Olinda Choir. Congratulations again to MASQUERADE and their outstanding performance and representation of what our wonderful city is all about!

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                      Our Brea Olinda Choir is headed into the homestretch for fundraising. The BOHS choir groups have worked so hard to get all the money raised for competition season and the trip to FAME Nationals.The FAME competition in Orlando is on March 13 & 14th. Our choir is looking for donations, large and small. The BOHS Choir kids would really appreciate your gift! Please see the attached form:


  • Step right up to be The Face of Brea – Photo Contest

    5 years ago by

    Make a plan to visit Brea Edwards Theater and Join "Andrew" in becoming "The Face of Brea," celebrating Brea's 98th birthday. Win Fab prizes. Contest runs through Friday, February 27.

    Make a plan to visit Brea Edwards Theater and Join "Andrew" in becoming "The Face of Brea," celebrating Brea's 98th birthday. Win Fab prizes. Contest runs through Friday, February 27.

      Who’s The Face of Brea: Andrew is the face of Brea! YOU Can Be The Face of Brea, toooooo!

        Make a trip to Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, and in the lobby you’ll see the most dapper gent in town, Charlie the Clock cutout.

          To enter the contest and win great prizes, Upload your pic and we’ll place it in our “The Face of Brea Photo Contest” Facebook album. Contest runs through Friday, February 27.

            Five Fab prizes for Five Winners! Not familiar with Brea's historic icon: Charlie the Clock, check out BBON The Face of Brea Photo Contest details to learn about Charlie, How to Participate, Contest Rules and Prizes.

  • Into the Woods coming soon to the Curtis Theatre

    5 years ago by


      Have you seen Into the Woods on the big screen yet? Did you know the film adaption was inspired by Broadway’s hit musical Into the Woods?

        Now is your chance to see this masterful musical show at the Curtis Theatre, where you’ll embark on a fairy tale journey with a childless baker and his wife. They're put to the task by a witch to acquire magical items from classic fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.

          Performance Dates and Times:

            Friday, February 6th 8pm

              Saturday, February 7th 8pm

                Sunday, February 8th 3pm

                  Friday, February 13th 8pm

                    Saturday, February 14th 8pm

                      Sunday, February 15th 3pm

                        Friday, February 20th 8pm

                          Saturday, February 21st 3pm & 8pm

                            Contact the Box Office at (714) 990-7727 on Tuesday through Friday from 12-3pm or purchase your tickets online.

  • Caroling in Brea Downtown – BOHS Masquerade, December 20, 2014

    5 years ago by

      The holidays are officially here and it is time to start getting in the spirit! Please join us as Masquerade entertains us with the sounds of the season. Music starts on Saturday, December 20th at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Christmas tree on the corner of Birch and Brea Blvd (Edwards Movie Theater). You won't want to miss this event - Carols and holiday fun! It's the MOST wonderful time of the year! Here's a photo from last year.

        Mary Wentsel Pipes

  • Brea’s annual tree lighting ceremony coming up

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      Let it rain, let it rain… the much-needed rain is paving the way to an expected nice cool evening to celebrate Brea’s Tree Lighting Ceremony this Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m.

        Every year the front steps of our Civic & Cultural Center are lit up with a cheerful festive atmosphere full of entertainment and live music, plus, Santa is coming to town!

          This year’s entertainment includes the Laurel Elementary School Chorus, The Singing Pastors and cast members from the Curtis Theatre’s upcoming performance of Into the Woods. And to capture a special moment, LaNeve Photography will offer photos with Santa for $5 for a 5x7.

            As if it couldn’t get better-I have a sweet tooth- hot chocolate and cookies will be served courtesy of our neighborhood Corner Bakery.

  • War of the Worlds alive on stage at the Curtis Theatre

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      We are one month into the new Curtis Theatre 2014-15 Season Shows. If you missed the first live show there are eight more that will not disappoint, including War of the Worlds scheduled on October 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25 and 26, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Friday, October 17.

        Based on a novel by H.G. Wells and directed by Amanda DeMaio, The Curtis Theatre will be transformed into the CBS Radio Studios in the 1930’s for the live radio broadcast that caused nationwide hysteria - when rural town folks across the country thought Martians were invading the world. Among the talented performers in this play, three are Brea residents you may know: Garry Hobday, Jennifer Siglin and Chris Matthews.

  • Stagelight Performing Arts workshop featuring Broadway veteran Nicole Parker

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      Explore your creative side and attend Stagelight Performing Arts workshop featuring Nicole Parker, Emmy Award-winning actress and singer on Saturday, August 16, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. As a former writer of Madtv, let her extensive knowledge of sketch comedy, improvisational acting, various roles in theatre and Broadway, enlighten and entertain you. Improv games, a Q&A session, and a special performance for attendees is on the agenda. If this workshop interests you, reserve your seat by contacting Stagelight Performing Arts at (714) 255-1714.

  • Get Ready for the 28th Annual Brea Fest

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      Where can you go for a budget-friendly community food festival? If you guest the obvious: Brea, you’re right! Going on 28 years, the Original Food Fest (Brea Fest) is slated for Friday August 22, from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at 1 Civic Center Circle at the corner of Birch St. and Randolph Ave. I think it’s safe to say many people will enjoy Brea Fest as a mere $3 is the cost per person for delicious food and beverages from over 35 outstanding restaurants!

        Held at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center, this family event draws thousands each year with great live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. And for your little ones, “Kidsville” returns with kid-pleasing food and entertainment, face painting and make-and-take crafts.

          The food festival helps to support many of the city’s ongoing activities; we appreciate, such as Curtis Theatre productions, Brea Gallery exhibits, Concerts in the Park, and arts education programs. It’s truly a community collaboration of volunteers, restaurants, and distributors who donate their products as area businesses sponsor much of the entertainment. If you would like to take part in Brea Fest, please call (714) 990-7771.

  • City of Brea Family Films in the Park 2014

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      The drive-in movie theaters are practically non-existent these days; however, we still can relive those good old days of snuggling under the blankets together, while munching on popcorn and chocolate malted milk balls, by gathering the family to attend Brea’s popular Family Film series held at Arovista Park (located at Elm and Sievers Streets) on Friday nights from July 11 – August 15 at 8 p.m., or when it becomes dark. Admission and parking are free.

        This year’s series is loaded with a variety that everyone in the family will enjoy! So bring your blankets and low-back beach chairs to the amphitheater, and either pack a picnic dinner or purchase movie food and snacks at the park. And the outdoor scene is set for a 21st century family-fun summer evening of movie entertainment!

          Here’s the Friday evening movie schedule:

            July 11 - Frozen (PG)

              July 18 - Angels in the Outfield (PG)

                July 25 - The Parent Trap (1988) (PG

                  August 1 - Despicable Me (PG)

                    August 8 - Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG)

                      August 15 - The Lego Movie (PG)

  • Audience at La Mirada Theatre goes wild with onstage proposal

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    Matt Sander, 2009 Brea Olinda High School grad, proposed to his girlfriend Shawnee Magliocchi, 2007 BOHS grad, on stage at the La Mirada Theatre after the performance of "Les Misérables. (courtesy Amber McMahan of Illuminated Photography.)


        Most unusual proposal!, 2009 Brea grad Matt Sander, proposed to his girlfriend Shawnee Magliocchi, 2007 BOHS grad, on stage at the La Mirada Theatre after the performance of "Les Miserables. Matt told Shawnee, his girlfriend who loves loves the show that he got backstage passes and took her back there as the cast was doing their bows. Then they walked on stage with the help of the evenings MC Tom McCoy (Cathy Rigby’s husband) of McCoy Rigby productions”. Matt proposed after getting down on one knee. Matt told Shawnee she was there when he took his oath of office to become a Sheriff and now he was giving the oath to protect her.

          Both their families and some friends were also in the audience but seated all around the theatre. Naturally the audience went wild! She said YES! On YouTube, 'Matt's Proposal to Shawnee at Les Misérables.'

            Any news? Give Susan Gaede a jingle at (714) 529-8561 or e-mail her at