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The Hit List: Song and Dance

From a Tony Award-winning stage production to a sneak peek at an original musical arrangement, the performances on the calendar in the coming days are sure to appeal to the culture vulture in all of us. Here’s our fab five list of what to see and hear.

“The Book of Mormon”

1. Live! at the Museum: Ekphrasis
Do not miss the chance to see the first public performance of the music for LAM, Laguna Beach Live! and Laguna Dance Festival’s collaborative project. On May 8, a string quartet will perform the piece, which was inspired by a creative work from the venue’s collection. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971

2. Stars on Ice
Fresh off their Sochi gold medal win, America’s figure-skating darlings Meryl Davis and Charlie White, along with their bronze medal-winning teammates Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold, hit the rink May 10 to dazzle with their creative, elegant moves. We give that a perfect 10. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.704.2500

3. Spring Dance Theatre
Through May 11, Cal State Fullerton’s talented dancers put on a spirited performance that celebrates life’s adventures, and it’s guaranteed to put some spring in your step. Little Theatre at Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 657.278.3371 

4. The Book of Mormon
Say “Hello!” to the smart and hilarious satire about two young Mormon missionaries when the nine-time Tony Award-winning production is performed in Orange County May 13-25. After seeing the show, you might just believe. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787 

5. Diavolo Dance Theater: Transit Space
Drama, danger and excitement take the stage May 16-17, when these daredevils transform skateboard ramps into performance art. Risky business, indeed. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646