‘Heisenberg’ Celebrates Complexity of Relationships

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Faline England and Joe Spano star in ‘Heisenberg,’ opening at the Playhouse on March 31. Photo by Jeanne Tanner.

In a bustling London train station, free-spirited American Georgie unexpectedly plants a kiss on the neck of mid-70s British butcher Alex. When she turns up in his shop a few days later, she sends the suspicious man’s life reeling. As Alex is drawn into Georgie’s anarchic world, his conventional existence becomes chaotic, uncertain and undeniably richer.

Laguna Playhouse presents, along with the Rubicon Theatre Company, “Heisenberg,” written by Simon Stephens, directed by Katherine Farmer, and starring Faline England and Joe Spano.

“Simon Stephens has written a funny, tender and quirky love story that celebrates human relationships in all their complexity,” said Anne Wareham, Playhouse artistic director.

Heisenberg begins previews on Wednesday, March 27. The show opens on Sunday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, April 14, at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive.

For tickets, $56-$86, and showtimes, visit lagunaplayhouse.com or call 949-494-2787.


‘LagunaTots’ at No Square Theatre

Dress codes. Vaccinations. Phones. Lice. Puberty. Phones. Braces. Hormones. And did we mention phones? Youngsters take the stage at No Square Theatre in LagunaTots, an original musical parody. Ella Wyatt, No Square’s Youth Theatre director, is the writer and director, with additional lyrics by Rufino Cabang and cast members, and music direction by Susan Thoren. Wyatt and Rylee Bullington, a LagunaTots alumnus and senior at Laguna Beach High School, choreographed the show.

The cast of LagunaTots includes Katie Baker, Chase Benson, Tatum Brennan, Will Briggs, Mason Bruderer, Lula Buckle, Story Bullington, Quinn Butler, Elisa Camacho, Nicolas Camacho, Harlo Cozzens, Sarina Doshi-O’Neil, Chloe Flaherty, Anna Gabriel, Laird Garcia, Grace Gilchrist, Jonah Goldstein, Lila Goldstein, Kate Hennessy, Hadley Hunt, Piper Hunt, Hannah Kaiser, Lauren Kimball, Lydia Kimball, Marco Lapayese-Calderon, Jude Lifeset, Sienna Mason, Maris Morgan, Douglas Nottage, Chloe O’Kane, Karina Pitz, Nathan Ryan, Kate Storke, Allie Swellen, Lila Tacklind and Leah Turner.

Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. from March 15 to March 24. Tickets, $12 for kids (age 12 and under) and $25 for adults, are available online at nosquare.org. There is no parking at the theatre at 384 Legion Street. Paid parking is available in the parking structure on Glenneyre Street, and there is free parking on Park Avenue across from Laguna Beach High School.


LBHS Drama Presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Laguna Beach High School Drama and Park Avenue Players return to the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre on March 15 with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors.

The company of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” includes more than 50 Laguna Beach High School student cast and crew members and 12 students from El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, and Thurston Middle School in the children’s choir. The musical is directed and choreographed by guest artist, Paul Nygro.

The show runs March 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m., and March 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com (students $12, adults $17, premium $22). The show is appropriate for all audiences.


LOCA Invites Public to Arts District Mural Tour

Community members are invited to LOCA’s March 21 docent-led tour of the murals in the Laguna Beach Civic Arts District. Pictured is Spain-based artist Okuda San Miguel and the Art-A-Fair makeover he finished last May. Photo by Josh Gunter.

LOCA Arts Education invites local art lovers to its Art Club events, offered monthly in Laguna Beach. The educational and interactive gatherings take place on the third Thursday of each month. The 2019 season continues with a tour of the murals in the Laguna Beach Civic Arts District on March 21, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Participants will enjoy a docent-led walk along The Hive commercial center and Art-A-Fair properties, viewing more than six painted murals that were installed during the center’s 2018 Summer of Color program, co-curated by Torrey Cook and Ben Rubin. Artists include Brett Crawford, Okuda, Beau Stanton, James Thistlewaite, Faith XLVII and more.

LOCA members are admitted free to all regular art club events. Guest and visitor admission is $20 per event. Advance registration is requested. Call 949-363-4700 or visit LOCAarts.org. The arts district is located at 891-777 Laguna Canyon Road. Free parking is available at The Hive.

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