Getting Out

No Square Theater’s songbook at Legion Hall March 16 and 17. Photo by Mitch Ridder

Broadway’s Show Tunes Roll Into Legion Street


Enjoy local talent performing favorite Broadway show tunes in No Square Theater’s “More or Loesser,” Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Legion Street theater.

Conceived and sirected by Joe Lauderdale, the concert features music composed by Frank Loesser. Featured vocalists include Cherie Aniceto, Rob Harryman, Pat Kollenda, Nora Kennedy, Marc Marger, Debbie Meeker, Scott Ruiz and Erika Whalen with guest appearances by Bree Burgess and Lauderdale. Musical direction is provided by Roxanna Ward and Scott Cokely.

All advance seats are $20 and available on line at


Ragtime ‘Queen’ Commands an Encore Show

Mimi Blais, known as “The New Queen of Ragtime,” returns to Laguna Beach Sunday, March 18, for a 7:30 p.m.  engagement at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.


Blais, a classically trained musician who tours internationally, turned to ragtime and discovered her many talents as an entertainer, story-teller, communicator, actress and composer.  She is equally at home with classical, ragtime, folk, jazz, modern, blues, and tango as well.


A $20 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the church’s justice and outreach work. Free parking is available behind the church at the corner of Cleo and Glenneyre Streets.


Documentary Premieres at Fashion Island


Local resident and UC Irvine professor Peter Navarro’s documentary “Death By China” will have its debut right on March 28 at 4 p.m. at the Fashion Island Cinema, 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.



For further info: call 949-357-9330 or visit

Dancing for Philanthropy


Laguna Beach’s Heidi Miller will kick up her heels participating in an evening of dinner and ballroom dancing competition Saturday March 24, at 6 p.m., at The Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., in Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars, a fundraiser for Assistance League of Newport-Mesa.


Cost is $200 per person. For more info: call 949-645-6929 or email [email protected] or visit

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