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A Look Beyond Gene Kelly’s Dancing Feet

By Kenny Jones, Special to the Independent Gene Kelly was the dancer’s dancer. He was proud, stylish and full of vitality so when I met up with his wife Patricia this week, it came as no surprise to find that she was made of the same stuff. Patricia Kelly was Gene’s wife at the...

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Comes to The Playhouse for Two Nights Only

The renowned Gene Kelly comes to life at the Laguna Playhouse Sept. 29 and 30, in a live performance  at 7:30 p.m. with Patricia Ward Kelly, his wife and biographer, who takes audiences behind the scenes with rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings,...

Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

By Pamela Diamond | NB Indy She may play “formidable” onstage, but in person Leslie Caron exudes a down-to-earth charm and gracious warmth. Candid and clear on subjects ranging from early ballet dreams and partners to the steely backbone necessary to achieve longevity, the silver...

A Star Still Seeks the Footlights

Actress-dancer Leslie Caron, who has appeared in 45 films and partnered with dance greats Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, will perform at the Laguna Playhouse in December in a comedy about the human condition. The show, “Six Dance Lessons in Six...