Joseph/Dreamcoat gets rave reviews!

A standing ovation from an appreciative audience was received by the performers and musicians at the opening performance last night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The full house at the beautiful Nechita Center for the Performing Arts, in Orange, California, was entertained by a joyous presentation of this popular theater production.

My son, Michael, is cast in the role of Reuben (oldest of Joseph’s brothers), and is the featured lead in the popular, “Those Canaan Days” number. And the Brothers’ number rocked!

This is a great show with a talented cast (several having been honored with awards from previous productions) and an award-winning director and musical director. And the beautiful theater at the Nechita Center for the Performing Arts provides a wonderful experience for those who attend.

If you are in the greater Orange County area this week, you should add this event to your schedule. It will be an enjoyable evening or afternoon (matinees on Sunday!) for those who enjoy the wonder of live theater!

Remaining Performance dates are:
Sunday, Mar 20 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Mar 25 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 26 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 27 at 2:00 pm

For ticket availability and to order online, click here.

Tech week begins for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The final preparations begin tonight for the production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the beautiful Nechita Center for the Performing Arts, in Orange, California. Opening night is Saturday, February 19th, but tonight is the beginning of “Tech Week” as the performers, musicians and technicians go through final preparations for opening night.

My son, Michael Burrell, is a sophomore at Orange Lutheran High School and veteran of numerous musical theater productions, is cast in the role of Reuben (oldest of Joseph’s brothers), and is the featured lead in the popular, “Those Canaan Days” number.

If you are in the greater Orange County area for the next two weeks, you should add this event to your schedule. It will be an enjoyable evening or afternoon (matinees on Sunday!) for those who enjoy the wonder of live theater!

Performance dates are:
Saturday, Mar 19 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 20 at 2:00 pm
Friday, Mar 25 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 26 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, Mar 27 at 2:00 pm

For ticket availability and to order online, click here.

Mark Burrell to Speak on Social Media for USC OC Alumni

I will be speaking on the topic of “Social Media: Valuable or Just Annoying?” as part of the USC South Orange County Lunch & Learn Speaker Series on January 19, 2011 at the USC Orange County Center in Irvine (near the OC/John Wayne Airport).

The time is from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM and lunch is included. For details and to register, please visit the SOCTrojans.com Web site. Seating is limited so please register ASAP.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to TownHe’s making a list and checking it twice…

And he’ll be in Huntington Beach on Sunday, December 5th at an annual “Meet Santa” event sponsored by my good friend Barbara Delgleize who is  a broker with RE/MAX Select One in Huntington Beach.

Every year Barbara invites her community, friends and families to greet and have their picture taken with Santa. I’ve been honored to be the photographer at these events and it’s always a thrill to see the excitement and smiles of the children as they meet Santa and tell him their “Christmas list.”

If you’re in Orange County and would like to have Santa at your party, special event or to schedule a home visit, check out SurfCitySanta.com and talk to my friend John Prusa he’ll get you setup.

And Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our clients, friends and families.

– Mark

Lunch ‘n Learn: Build a Profitable Web Presence Using WordPress

The response to last week’s session was fantastic. Due to numerous attendee requests to repeat the session so they could recommend this to friends an associates, I’ve added another LIVE  Lunch & Learn Session for “Build a Profitable Web Presence Using WordPress.” If you missed it, here’s a second chance…

Join Mark Burrell for a FREE Lunch & Learn- select from September 15, 2010.

How to Build a Profitable Web Presence Using WordPress
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDTWordPress

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/424022019

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Building and running your Web site doesn’t have to be a chore. If one of your objectives is to “work smarter, not harder” then WordPress is what you’re looking for in a Web presence. In this informative Lunch and Learn session you’ll learn about WordPress and how It works.

There is no simpler, cheaper, or more powerful way to build and manage a Web site! Whether your looking to inform or educate clients, promote your professional services or sell products, WordPress can handle it all. The recent release of WordPress 3.0 has raised the bar to a new level.

With WordPress you get a search engine friendly Website with strong lead generation and conversion capability. Join the masses dumping older, more expensive and less productive Web 1.0 sites and services for the power of WordPress.

In this Live Webinar, I’ll show you what WordPress is all about and answer your questions. Grab your lunch and be ready to be impressed! Come join me and I’ll feed your brain!

Feel free to share this message with your friends and colleagues and invite them to attend!

Mark Burrell
Business Coach / Tech Wiz

Lunch and Learn: Build a Profitable Web Presence Using WordPress

Join Mark Burrell for a FREE Lunch & Learn on September 2nd, 2010.

How to Build a Profitable Web Presence Using WordPress
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/866623459

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Building and running your Web site doesn’t have to be a chore. If one of your objectives is to “work smarter, not harder” then WordPress is what you’re looking for in a Web presence. In this informative Lunch and Learn session you’ll learn about WordPress and how It works.

There is no simpler, cheaper, or more powerful way to build and manage a Web site! Whether your looking to inform or educate clients, promote your professional services or sell products, WordPress can handle it all. The recent release of WordPress 3.0 has raised the bar to a new level.

With WordPress you get a search engine friendly Website with strong lead generation and conversion capability. Join the masses dumping older, more expensive and less productive Web 1.0 sites and services for the power of WordPress.

In this Live Webinar, I’ll show you what WordPress is all about and answer your questions. Grab your lunch and be ready to be impressed! Come join me and I’ll feed your brain!

Feel free to share this message with your friends and colleagues and invite them to attend!

Mark Burrell
Business Coach / Tech Wiz

Real Estate Barcamp Orange County concluded

Just got back from a full-day of RE Barcamp OC sessions held on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. Large attendance, info-packed sessions, great conversations and ideas were the takeaways from the event. The event started at 8:30 AM and concluded officially at 4:30 PM, but the after-event ‘discussions’ continued in the UCI Anteaster Pub & Grille until early evening. (And this is the reason my full report with photos will be coming tomorrow!

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Tech week begins for Disney’s Beauty & the Beast!

The final preparations begin tonight for the Musical Theater of Orange County’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast at the beautiful Nechita Center for the Performing Arts, in Orange, California. Opening night is Friday, July 23rd, but tonight is the beginning of “Tech Week” as the MTOC “Crew Monkeys” (of which I am a proud volunteer member) begin to ‘load in’ and assemble the massive production set that we’ve been building for the past few months.

My son, Michael Burrell, a sophomore at Orange Lutheran High School and veteran of numerous musical theater productions, is cast in the role of Lumiere. This is a role he has played once before garnering outstanding reviews. I can’t wait to see his performance with the MTOC.

This is will be a great show with a talented cast and a wonderful family experience for those who attend. We have several participants from the ‘Disney family’ included as directors, technical production crew and current and former cast members to bring the “Disney Magic” to our production.

This is the full-length musical theater production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast as presented on Broadway, not an abbreviated version that may have been seen at the Disneyland Theme parks. If you are in the greater Orange County area for the next two weeks, you should add this event to your schedule. It will be an enjoyable evening or afternoon (matinees on Sunday!) for those who enjoy the wonder of live theater!

I’ll be posting some photos along the way to show how we’re doing. Anyway, that’s all for now and I’m off to the theater!