Thursday, August 23, 2012

M*A*S*H it Up at Saddleback

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Professional Guest Artist Series at Saddleback announced it will present An Evening of M*A*S*H at the McKinney Theatre on Friday, September 14th at 7:30 pm with Jamie Farr and Loretta Swit. 

Is there more to Maxwell Q. Klinger than a chiffon dress?  How did Hot Lips get her name? And where are they now? Come and meet these two accomplished actors and find out the answers to these questions and more.  Jamie Farr and Loretta Swit will share stories and show clips from some of the episodes from 11 years of a timeless masterpiece that inspired a generation of television.  Don’t miss this nostalgic trip back to the M*A*S*H 4077th unit during the Korean War.


Jamie Farr celebrates his 57th year as a professional actor.  His first film was the 1955 MGM movie classic Blackboard Jungle. He appeared in many TV shows, many TV movies and several TV series with M*A*S*H being the highlight of them all.  It was on for 11 seasons on CBS and has never been off the air since its introduction in 1973.  It remains the highest rated show in the history of television with America’s population at the time being 200 million and 125 million of them watching the last episode. He has an extensive television and movie background and has no plans to retire.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Wed-Sat) or online at Ticket prices are $32 general; $30 students/seniors/Angels; $25 children 12 and under. 

As quick-witted, impassioned Major Margaret Houlihan of television’s most honored series, M*A*S*H, Loretta Swit became an American icon and with its popularity now in worldwide syndication.  New fans continue to enjoy her lavish portrayal of the sensuous, sensitive, comedic Major Houlihan.  She has an extensive, Broadway, television and movie background and is as impassioned about animals as she is about theatre.  She is First Vice-President of Actors and Others for Animals, is an honorary Board member of The Wildlife Waystation, serves as Chairperson for the Hooved Animal Rescue Protection Society and is a spokesperson for The Farm Sanctuary as well as the Humane Society of the United States.

The Professional Guest Artist Series offers Saddleback College students and the local community the opportunity to attend performances by nationally and internationally recognized artists from a variety of disciplines.  


Selected guest artists also offer master classes and workshops on campus, providing invaluable learning experiences for participating students and more in-depth exposure for the general audience.  Audiences have recently enjoyed the talents of Leon Redbone, Yesterday and Today with Dave Liebman, An Evening with Groucho, Rockapella, and Second City.

.Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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