Getting Out: Play Readings and More

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Evie Cant, among the cast for “All the Good in the World.”
Evie Cant, among the cast for “All the Good in the World.”

Audiences can experience new theatrical works in the fall line-up of one-night-only play readings by Bare Bones Theatre, the brainchild of local resident and playwright Lojo Simon.

“All the Good in the World,” written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Simon, a drama about faith, will be read at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at the Sandra Jones Campbell Studio, 2173 Laguna Canyon Road.

“Final Arrangements: The New To-Die For Musical,” by local writer and composer Ken Jillson will be directed by Michele Spears. Set in a Savannah, Ga., funeral parlor, the musical features more than 15 original songs with a large cast.

The show debuts at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Laguna Playhouse. There is no charge for tickets, but reservations are necessary.

“The Good Father,” by Christian O’Reilly and directed by Mark Miller, opens at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov., also in Campbell’s studio. The comedy about two strangers who hook up on New Year’s Eve in Ireland is about how the prospect of parenting can change everything. A community conversation will follow

Tickets for both Campbell shows are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

All reservations can be made at [email protected].

 

Evan Marshall
Evan Marshall

Mandolin Virtuoso Plays the Museum

Evan J. Marshall, a renowned mandolin virtuoso, will perform at Laguna Art Museum, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7-8 p.m. as part of the Live! at the Museum series.

The concerts at 307 Cliff Dr. are free to museum members.

For more info: lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 715-9713.

 

New Show Opens at Playhouse

“Menopause The Musical,” a comedy about women and menopause, opened this week at Laguna Playhouse.

Set in a department store, four women meet by chance while shopping at a lingerie sale and form a sisterhood.

The 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing to parodies from classic pop songs since the ‘60s.

The show runs to Sunday, Sept. 11. Tickets, $55 to $65, can be purchased at lagunaplayhouse.com.

 

Comic Heads to Radio Fundraiser

Rita Rudner
Rita Rudner

Comic Rita Rudner will join a line-up of all-star musicians to perform at radio station KX 93.5’s annual concert fundraiser at the Montage resort Friday, Sept. 30.

The line-up includes Painbirds, featuring members of Sugar Ray and Train, along with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Brothers, surprise guests and The 133 Band. It features popular Laguna musicians Steve and Beth Wood, Jason Feddy, Nick “I” Hernandez and more.

Proceeds will help with the operational costs of KX 93.5.

“The quality of the event is important but more important is the cause – keeping community radio on the air in Laguna Beach,” said KX 93.5 founder Tyler Russell.

Tickets are available from www.kx935.com and range from $125-200.

 

 

Soka Taps Music to Mark its Milestone

Trio Celeste is part of the open house lineup at Soka University.
Trio Celeste is part of the open house lineup at Soka University.

To celebrate Soka University’s Performing Arts Center, the Aliso Viejo campus hosts a free 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. open house in the theater Saturday, Sept. 17, featuring a selection of musical performances.

Performers include Trio Céleste, Umi Garrett, The Urban Renewal Project, Cuñao, Felice LaZae, Eva and the Vagabond Tales, and many more.

Tickets are free, but are required prior to the event. Visit www.performingarts.soka.edu.

 

 

 

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