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Student Thespians Take a Bow

By Kimberly O’Brien-Young, Special to the Independent Even before the awarding of end-of-school year honors, Laguna Beach High School’s drama students also earned accolades during the annual MACY awards earlier this month. Park Avenue Players performed a four-minute compilation...

‘Little Women’ Hits All the Right Notes

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent There is nothing little about the actors playing in the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War era novel, “Little Women” now on stage at Laguna Beach High School’s Artists’ Theater. With a deep reservoir of vocal talent,...

JRAYs Awarded To Talented Actors

Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players were among the 1,000 performers from 13 schools across Orange and Los Angeles counties competing for the John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY), an annual high school awards program sponsored by the Fullerton Civic Light Opera....

‘Woods’ Rewards Actors and Audience Equally

There’s still time to catch the Laguna Beach High School drama program’s production of Steven Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Into the Woods,” which continues through Sunday. Billed as one of the most formidable shows to stage, the musical weaves storybook characters such as Jack...