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In the spotlight: Dr. Stephen Rochford
For many close friends of Irvine Barclay Theatre, their Barclay story began when the theater opened over 30 years ago. This is certainly true for Dr. Stephen Rochford, a longtime patron and supporter whose connection with the Barclay began in 1990 and has lasted throughout his 27-year tenure as director of the Instrumental Music Area (IMA) at Irvine Valley College (IVC).

Bessie, Billie & Nina: Pioneering Women in Jazz
Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone were among the most influential and popular singers of their times. Pioneering Women in Jazz celebrates the enduring legacies of these music icons with performances of their classic songs.

A night of blockbuster favorites includes “Fly Me to the Moon” and “I Will Always Love You”
Celebrate New Jersey’s musical legends with a concert extravaganza honoring iconic artists from the Garden State, including Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Lesley Gore.

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