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The Lido Theatre

The Lido Theatre is among the venues screening flicks at the film fest.


3 Sensational Showings

By Allison Hata

Photo courtesy of the Newport Beach Film Festival


In the mood for a little entertainment? Mark your calendar for these upcoming special engagements.

1. Newport Beach Film Festival
Eight star-studded days, 350 movies and 50,000 film aficionados are putting coastal O.C. on the cinematic map April 20 to 27. The immersive experience includes red-carpet premieres, enthralling lectures and workshops, and nightly gala events. Tickets vary by activity and venue

2. Smashing Broadway
It’s an apropos title for a night that pairs the sounds of the Pac Symph with vocals from Smash star Megan Hilty and award-winning singer Brian Stokes Mitchell as they belt Broadway hits by legends like George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. You can see and hear it all April 21 and 22. Tickets $35-$167, Box Circle tickets $195, RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

3. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Review
Dance and romance collide April 21 and 22 in a high-energy stage spectacular with songs from Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. The musical chronicles the roller coaster ride of a struggling artist as he composes a Bollywood score. Tickets $29-$79, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa