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Nostalgic Musical Celebrates Simpler Era

Nostalgic Musical Celebrates Simpler Era

It is 1964 and Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie, members of “Forever Plaid,” a doo-wop group along the lines of ‘50s clean-cut boy bands, are en route to their first big-time gig. When their car collides with a bus filled with parochial-school girls on the way to see the Beatles make history on the “Ed […]

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Getting Out 11/2/12

Getting Out 11/2/12

A Feast of Sight and Sound Laguna Beach Live! presents a cello duo with Maksim Velichkin and Peter Jacobson in a free chamber music concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.  8 at the Laguna Art Museum. Cellist, pianist, and harpsichordist Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. […]

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Laguna Playhouse Hosts Sold-out Crowd

Laguna Playhouse Hosts Sold-out Crowd

Laguna Playhouse lured a sell-out crowd to the gala opening of the Tony-award winning play, “39 Steps” on Saturday, Sept. 29. Staff and board members celebrated the show in ‘30s-themed attire. Guests enjoyed a pre-show party and entertainment by  keyboardist Kathy Schroeder and saxophonist Chuck Weinberg of the Laguna Beach Community Band. “We were thrilled […]

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Hitchcock Farce Promises Wit and Theatrics

Hitchcock Farce Promises Wit and Theatrics

            It’s a play with plot twists in every scene. A devastating fire cascades into domino affects too numerous to list. A mysterious woman ends up murdered. A presumed spy becomes a hunted man. And then there are romantic entanglements, roaming assassins and police investigations. At the core of it all lies a top-secret invention […]

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Folkies Return

Folkies Return

Back by popular demand, The Lonesome Travelers return to the Laguna Playhouse for one week only, Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. There are only nine performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday matinees and a special 4 p.m. matinee on Sunday.  Tickets are $40-$70 and may be purchased through […]

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A Marvel in Caps and Gowns

A Marvel in Caps and Gowns

Anyone who has previously been taken in by “The Marvelous Wonderettes” or “Winter Wonderettes” will undoubtedly find the current production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gown” at the Laguna Playhouse even more magical. A world premiere, this saga veers into new territory, graduation day from high school and later adulthood for four young women […]

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Youth Education Supported At Laguna Playhouse

Youth Education Supported At Laguna Playhouse

The Festival of Arts Foundation also awarded the Laguna Playhouse a $7,500 grant to support youth education programming, a facet of the Playhouse’s repertoire since its foundation 90 years ago. “This gift will make a real difference in our ability to continue to offer conservatory and repertory programs for children 10 to 18 years of […]

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Tickled Pink at the Laguna Playhouse

Tickled Pink at the Laguna Playhouse

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Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz

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Turning a Page on Mystery and Intrigue

Turning a Page on Mystery and Intrigue

An Evening with Dean Koontz at Laguna Playhouse   Among best-selling contemporary American authors, Newport Beach’s Dean Koontz, whose books have sold 400 million copies translated into 38 languages, nearly tops the list. The author’s success even translates into other media, serving as the platform for audio books, films and television shows. Koontz is moving […]

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Kudos on Story

Kudos on Story

Editor:   Thank you for the well-written story by Daniella Walsh regarding my new relationship with the Laguna Playhouse in last week’s edition of your paper (“Pearson Ascends a New Stage,” Feb. 10).   She did a great writing job and got every quote right.  We are grateful to The Laguna Beach Independent for taking […]

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Pearson Ascends a New Stage

Pearson Ascends a New Stage

Elizabeth Pearson, a longtime resident and former foundation executive, was hired as development director of the Laguna Playhouse, it was announced this week. As a former mayor and current City Council member, Pearson has become one of the city’s most effective and influential leaders, while also forging strong relationships throughout Orange County. Pearson believes her […]

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‘Lonesome Traveler’ Finds Good Company

‘Lonesome Traveler’ Finds Good Company

Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, the Carter family, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Leadbelly, Odetta, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. To many, those musical icons, along with countless lesser knowns singing and playing in homes, fields and churches, represent the spirit of America to audiences here and abroad. Their voices provide the […]

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Chameleon Actor Inhabits a Holiday Classic

Chameleon Actor Inhabits a Holiday Classic

Popular wisdom holds that one can’t be everything to everyone. Don’t tell that to actor James Leaming, who embodies George Bailey, the main character, and everyone else in the Laguna Playhouse production of “This Wonderful Life.” The one-man Steve Murray stage play is based on the iconic holiday film, Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” […]

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Playhouse Adds Staff

Playhouse Adds Staff

The Laguna Playhouse has named Michael Barker as associate managing director.   Barker joined the playhouse staff in July after serving as managing director for The Antaeus Company in North Hollywood. He holds degrees in management from Yale University.   “Michael has a business acumen that one would be hard pressed to duplicate, a passion […]