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Mischievous Merriment

  By Kimberly O’Brien Young This past weekend, Laguna Beach High School’s production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale “Midsummer Night’s Dream” opened at the Artists’ Theatre. It is a visually stunning, wondrous production to lose yourself in. The Rustics led by Wyatt Shipp,...

Students Fall for Shakespeare’s Comic Tale

Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players perform William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening Friday, Nov. 14, for six performances. Former student Erika Schindele will choreograph the show, whose music will be composed by composer and local...

‘The Best Angels of Our Nature at Play’

Editor,   I was milling about the lobby during intermission at the LBHS Park Avenue Players’ presentation of “The Sound of Music” on Saturday trying to come to terms with what just happened.   An older gentleman came up to me with a sense of urgency in his eyes....

Don’t Miss the Final Weekend

Editor:   The stage production,”The Sound of Music” was the most impressive high school production my husband and I have ever seen in the 42 years we have lived in Laguna, and over the years we’ve seen many.   The voices were magnificent and incredible...

Thurston Presents ‘Up the Down Staircase’

See what drama unfolds when the mischievous students of a tough New York public school go up against a naïve new teacher. Thurston Middle School actors are back in top form with their take on Bel Kaufman’s “Up The Down Staircase,” coming to Thurston’s Black Box Theatre in early...

Double-Bill of Students Take to the Stage

Laguna Beach High School’s drama program presents two musicals this month beginning Nov. 4 with Disney’s “Aladdin,” an adaptation of the popular animated movie. Steven Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning “Into the Woods” begins its run on Nov. 11 and continues for two weekends, closing...