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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Feb 16, 2018

On this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to Deborah Hayes, Founder and Director of family-owned-and-operated Starlight Theatre in Westside Costa Mesa. Starlight offers acting opportunities and singing lessons for kids and adults. Go take a class, see a show or check them out on the weekends for Improv, too! Be sure to listen to the end, when Mrs. Hayes sings us out of the episode with her beautiful opera voice.

Starlight Theatre online:

Starlight Theatre on Facebook:

We discuss her time learning and performing at OCC:

And performing with the Civic Light Opera:

At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:

Also, we talk about The Improv Collective of OC:

Mrs. Hayes discusses her years teaching theater at Christ Lutheran school:

OCSA Theater Program:

HB APA Performing Arts:

We also (randomly) talk about her time working in cash control at Disneyland:

I Heart Costa Mesa is sponsored byMusic Factory School of Music

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Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra