To the dismay of many locals, October 2013 passed without “Lagunatics,” the annual spoof of life in Laguna Beach–it’s happenings, foibles and fodder for thought, debate and occasionally snickers. Instead 2014 will see two “Lagunatics,” one that opens this Friday, Jan. 17, and the other in October in the production’s usual time slot. Four days […]
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When the Festival of Arts’ operations director Gary Fowler entered his office Tuesday, he was overcome by a reek that spelled trouble for him but also for the nearby Forum Theater. He couldn’t know immediately if a cast of brawling belly dancers, prancing goats and swaying trees might suffer ill affects from the foul stench, […]
Ocean Films Buoy Documentary Series Laguna Beach Film Festival is launching a three month-long ocean awareness documentary film series the fourth Friday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Forum Theater, 693 Bluebird Canyon Dr. Wyland’s “Blue Planet” will kick off the series and the marine life muralist will be […]
by Chris Quilter I’d been on deadline for the “best of, best ever” “Lagunatics” (opening this weekend!) and hadn’t a clue what I was going to write about here. Then I read Michele Hall’s smackdown of my last Indy column in her guest column (“Political Alliances,” Oct. 5.) (Andrea likes a big tent.) I’d […]
by Chris Quilter An overeducated friend emailed me to announce that I’m a fifth columnist, at least for these past two weeks. I was sure he meant the fourth estate — a.k.a. the press — until I looked it up. “Fifth column: a clandestine group or faction of subversive agents.” Oh. What can be […]
A Cappella Group Hits the High Notes DeCadence, one of UC Berkeley’s a cappella singing groups, performs in Laguna Beach for three concerts, beginning Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at No Square Theater, 384 Legion St. On Tuesday, March 27, they also will entertain seniors at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third […]
No Square Theatre’s season, topped by the 20th anniversary of its flagship production, “Lagunatics,” begins Feb. 3 and 4 with a reading of “My Funny Valentine,” a “new” musical written by Chris Quilter. The script, which sat in his “drawer of dust-covered dreams” for years, incorporates the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart […]
Eco-conscious Films Set to Screen Transition Laguna is screening “How to Boil a Frog,” on Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., at Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Come by early with a dish for the vegetarian potluck at 6 p.m. The comedic documentary will give viewers suggestions on […]
You know fall has arrived for sure when Santa Ana winds suddenly blow in with hot air that lands on stage at the Forum Theater. Tourists are largely gone and the town celebrates with its unique “Roast of the Coast” which is perhaps, beyond the Pageant of the Masters, the truly quintessential Laguna cultural icon.