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Delving Into a Dark Topic

Delving Into a Dark Topic

Three patients facing imminent death and quartered with their families in quaint cottages are observed by psychiatrists studying how people deal with terminal illness. The families take their loved ones’ inevitable demise with varying degrees of grace. That’s the premise of “The Shadow Box,” a scenario spanning 24 hours and written by actor Michael Cristofer. […]

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Student Musical Rolls the Dice

Student Musical Rolls the Dice

High school theater students take to the Artists’ Theatre stage this month for a three-weekend run of “Guys and Dolls,” a Broadway musical based on a Damon Runyon story. The spring musical will feature a cast of 50 Laguna Beach High School drama students as well as a student orchestra and stage crew. Mark Dressler […]

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Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]

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Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]

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Recreation Fees Going Up at School Sites

Recreation Fees Going Up at School Sites

Residents will soon see a hike in fees for some recreation programs as a result of a joint-use agreement adopted by the City Council on Tuesday. The new agreement with the Laguna Beach Unified School District sets terms for the shared use of school athletic facilities, as well as shared funding to renovate the tennis […]

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Students Can Take PSAT Without Fees

Students Can Take PSAT Without Fees

Thanks to the generosity of the high school PTA and the school district, every 11th-grader can take the Preliminary SAT, allowing students to qualify for consideration as national merit scholars, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, during the school day. On Saturday, Oct. 20, students in grades 9-10 also have the opportunity to practice their test taking […]

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‘Sound of Music’ Still Resounds

‘Sound of Music’ Still Resounds

As promised by one Broadway’s most popular tunes, “The hills are alive with the sound of music….” so is the Artists’ Theatre, where the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Sound of Music” is sure enthrall a new generation for the next few weekends.   Based on the 1959 musical rather than the slightly different 1965 film, […]

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No Sign of Aging in ‘Lagunatics’ 20th Production

No Sign of Aging in ‘Lagunatics’ 20th Production

No Square Theatre’s season, topped by the 20th anniversary of its flagship production, “Lagunatics,” begins Feb. 3 and 4 with a reading of “My Funny Valentine,” a “new” musical written by Chris Quilter.   The script, which sat in his “drawer of dust-covered dreams” for years, incorporates the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart […]

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Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada Steps Up to Support Grad Night

Asada restaurant will host a fundraiser dinner prior to “No Suits Allowed,” the 24th annual Shap Show on Feb. 11. Proceeds from both will benefit the Class of 2012’s grad night party.   Tickets to the pre-show dinner will include a two-course meal, no host bar, and a reserved seat in the Artists’ Theatre. The […]

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 Schoolpower Kicks Up the Tempo

Schoolpower Kicks Up the Tempo

SchoolPower is moving beyond its mission raising money for Laguna’s public schools to also organize a musical instrument drive for woodwinds, strings and brass instruments in good working condition.   The Play it Forward campaign is an effort to supplement the $78,000 Schoolpower recently agreed to give the school district to pay for instruments.   […]

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Lucky 11 Showcase Their Moves

Lucky 11 Showcase Their Moves

Laguna Beach High School’s dance department performs in its spring concert, Eleven, at 7.30 p.m. May 5-7 in the Artists’ Theatre. The show showcases 11 choreographers, who fuse their visions in the styles of ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and tap. Two graduating seniors, Hali MacDonald and Hayley Seitz, serve as guest choreographers. The box office […]

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Diversity Showcased in Dance Concert

Diversity Showcased in Dance Concert

As warmer weather and brilliant sunshine entice the winter-weary from the hearth, Laguna Beach High School’s dance department kicks off spring with “Eleven,” at 7:30 p.m. May 5-7 in the Artists’ Theatre. Audiences will enjoy the quick-paced, diverse showcase of Laguna’s finest young dancers.     The show’s name is inspired by 2011 and is intended to […]

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‘Footloose’ Rocks the House

‘Footloose’ Rocks the House

It’s toe-tapping, foot-stomping and rockin’ and rolling time when Laguna Beach High School’s performing arts students transform into small-town Texans in the musical “Footloose.” Between the rollicking musical numbers, there is time to reflect on the trials of growing up and adults, who do their own kind of growing. In both instances, the cast is […]

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Spring Musical 'Footloose' Kicks Off

Spring Musical ‘Footloose’ Kicks Off

Sawyer Pierce and Sarah Busic in Laguna Beach High School’s spring musical “Footloose,” featuring student dancers, singers, and musicians, steps off Friday, March 11. Performances are at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, through March 27. Tickets: 949 497-7769. Photo by Susan Elliott