Linda Purl, most recently on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, will kick off the series on June 13 and 14. Purl, who will be seen this summer in the Lifetime movie "Criminal Intent," will also soon release a live CD on the LML music label. Her upcoming recording is titled "Out of This World." Jazz singer Nita Whitaker follows, playing June 20 and 21. Whitaker's theatrical credits include roles in The Ten Commandments, Ragtime, Me and Mrs. Jones and the Reprise production of A New Brain.
The summer series will also feature Broadway's original Belle of Beauty and the Beast, Susan Egan. Egan, whose recent Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Cabaret, will perform July 11 and 12.
Kevin Spirtas, who was Hugh Jackman's standby in The Boy From Oz, follows Egan, playing July 18 and 19. Spirtas' show celebrates his journey from stage to screen and back, including his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line as well as his work on "Days of Our Lives."
Brian Lane Green, who received a Tony nomination for his work in the musical Starmites, will perform Aug. 1 and 2, and the season will conclude with Phantom of the Opera star Franc D'Ambrosio Aug. 8 and 9.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo, CA. Tickets, priced at $20 per show, are available by calling (949) 582-4656, weekdays from noon-4 PM.