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Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials will be offered at the Sawdust Saloon. The festival […]

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Council Approves Festival Facelift

Council Approves Festival Facelift

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy If all goes according to plan, the Festival of Arts will open their 2015 season with a brand new look, thanks to the City Council’s unanimous approval Tuesday of permits for proposed renovations to the public park. Constructed of plywood and foam 14 years ago under a temporary building […]

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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Hey Buddy Hey buddy, whaddaya say? I think there’s something wrong with my hearing. My ears are on the fritz. Don’t roll your eyes at me readers. This is the place to tell you. It’s Pet Peeves. I complain here. Old people are expected to talk about their ailments. We have nothing else, but the […]

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William Powell

William Powell

Retired real estate broker William “Bill” Powell passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014, in his hometown of Shreveport, La. Powell was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Shreveport and lived there until he attended Loyola University in New Orleans. After college, Powell proudly served in the US Coast Guard before moving to Bakersfield, Calif., to […]

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Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Returns to the Spotlight

Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Star Returns to the Spotlight

The Buddy Holly songbook — from “Peggy Sue,” “That Will Be the Day,” and “Well All Right” – is imprinted in the memory banks of baby boomers even if they don’t consider themselves fans. Serious Holly aficionados include Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Elton John, who took inspiration from the young singer-songwriter and guitarist […]

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Fancy Footwork in Playhouse’s ‘Dance Lessons’

Fancy Footwork in Playhouse’s ‘Dance Lessons’

By Haylee Barber | NB Indy Two hours with just two actors could in other instances be monotonous, but legendary actress and dancer Leslie Caron and her exuberant co-star, David Engel, do not disappoint in Laguna Playhouse’s much-anticipated “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.“ “The chemistry between the two of them is unbelievable,” Jeff Brandt, […]

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Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

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 screen star remains indelibly limned with a dancer’s inner strength. […]

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Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

Playhouse Ignites ‘Ring of Fire’

By Donna Furey, Special to the Independent Whether you can still recall feeding a quarter into a juke box and dialing up “I Walk the Line” or you’ve yet to meet country music’s “man in black,” “Ring of Fire,” which opens at Laguna Playhouse on Saturday, Jan. 11, promises a memorable journey through the life […]

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Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Classes

Playhouse Offers Youth Acting Classes

Registration is underway for Laguna Playhouse’s youth theater classes. A musical theatre class on Fridays called “I’ve got a Solo” for ages 10 and above takes place at the Playhouse Jan. 17 through March 28, 4 to 6 p.m. And, for ages 9-11 an acting fundamentals class, “Look at Me, I’m Acting,” will be held […]

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Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

  By Tom Shelton | NB Indy   Indy theatre critic Tom Shelton, a professional actor who has worked locally at South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse, joins the cast of “A Christmas Memory,” which runs through Dec. 29 at Laguna Playhouse. He shares his experience in this article.   Two months ago I had […]

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‘Gnome Home

‘Gnome Home

On the corner of High Drive and Cedar Way in North Laguna stands a little tiny village of welcoming and kitschy gnomes. The gnome village is the fond collection of a seemingly well-adjusted person, Jennifer Hart, the lone remaining occupant of the Laguna Playhouse costume shop. Hart has no particular reason for creating the gnome […]

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Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Harry Lawrence Day, celebrated on Main Beach since 2009, this year was celebrated at a party hosted by Selanne Steak House, where a plaque was presented to Lawrence’s  widow, Zahide, which will be permanently installed outside the Tudor style building. Lawrence came to Laguna Beach in 1947 and spent his life improving the community, serving […]

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Barnicle Returns to Laguna in 'Fallen Angels'

Barnicle Returns to Laguna in ‘Fallen Angels’

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Andy Barnicle has a “thing” for Noel Coward, but it’s a good thing. Two years ago, Barnicle directed an acclaimed production of Coward’s landmark play “Private Lives” at Laguna Playhouse. It was Barnicle’s swan song that marked the end of a two-decade tenure as artistic director of The Playhouse. […]

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Getting Out 10/4/13

Getting Out 10/4/13

‘Fallen Angels’ Comes to the Playhouse The Laguna Playhouse presents a new look at a hilarious classic, written by Noël Coward and directed by Art Manke. “Fallen Angels” will begin previews on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and will open on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and run through Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Laguna Playhouse, […]

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Speaker’s Corner

Speaker’s Corner

The Beach Isn’t Our Only Valuable Asset By: Joe Hanauer Just over a year ago, I was elected chair of The Laguna Playhouse, and at that time, I shared my vision for the Playhouse as being not only a place for high-quality professional theatre, but also a center for all kinds of performing arts and […]