Playhouse Promises Powerful Season

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The Laguna Playhouse kicks off the 2015-16 season July 8 with “Footloose,” a musical tale about a big-city boy who finds himself living in a small town where dancing is forbidden.

Also on tap, Rita Rudner, “Louis and Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” staring Anthony Crivello; the Orange County premier of “Sex and Education,” directed by Andrew Barnicle; “Buyer and Cellar,” staring Emerson Collins; “The Official Blues Brothers Revue,” “A Snow White Christmas,” and perennial favorite Sister Maripat Donovan in six shows.

Season tickets range from $201 – $351.Single tickets are $36 – $66 and can be purchased online or by calling 949-497-2787. Group discounts are available.

For more information on all shows and programming visit lagunaplayhouse.com.  The Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Vocalist, Band Ascend the Stage

Addie Hamilton, recently nominated for best original song at the Daytime Emmy Awards, will perform at the Deck from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, along with an exhibit from several fine artists.

The up-and-coming Laguna band MoonShine will bring their vintage, blues, rockabilly sounds to Ocean Avenue Brewery from 9 p.m. to midnight, also Thursday, May 7. Ocean Avenue Brewery will also present an art display occurring throughout the evening.

Both events are sponsored by the Laguna Foundation For The Arts.

Jazz Wednesdays Returns to The Ranch

Laguna Beach Live! marks Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra, featuring vocalist Renee Olstead, at 6 p.m. on June 17 on the outdoor patio overlooking Aliso Canyon.

Tickets for the concert at the Ranch, 31106 S. Coast Highway, cost $17-$22 and include valet parking. A Mexican buffet dinner will be served for $26-$30.

Season tickets for all eight concerts are $136 if purchased by May 10. For info: visit lagunabeachlive.org. or call 800-595-4849.

On Mother’s Day, Emerging Talent Takes the Stage

Comedian and Laguna Niguel resident Rita Rudner hosts five young singers at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at StillWater Restaurant in Dana Point. Admission is free.

The artists include Laguna Beach twins Kyle and Benjamin Sharp, Rudman’s 12-year-old daughter, Molly Bergman, Sidney Bowen, Gavyn Bailey and Sophia Dion.

For a reservations, call 949-661-6003. www.danapointstillwater.com.


Women Surfers Honored in San Clemente Show

The “Trailblazers in Women’s Surfing” exhibit is now open at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, through mid June.

The show provides an overview of women’s involvement and achievements in the sport from the early 1900s.

To complement the historical perspective, the exhibit will showcase vintage boards and artifacts.

Admission is free to SHACC members and $5 for non-members.




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