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Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School presents 16th Annual Masters’ Pageant Show on May 31

In a tribute to Laguna Beach’s heritage, each spring for the past sixteen years, Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School performs a Masters’ Pageant Show and offers a student art exhibit. For one evening, the school by the sea transforms itself into a gallery of live art and talent beyond compare. 

All are invited to join in celebrating the amazing art and creativity of the students and marvel in their recreation of famous paintings. This year’s show takes place on, Friday, May 31, with the exhibit opening at 6 p.m. and the curtain call at 7 p.m.

Saint Catherines whips

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“Snap the Whip” – 2018 pageant

St. Catherine Board Development Chair Kelley Renezeder says, “The artwork is chosen by our art director, Christine Thomas, and based on well-known paintings and artists. All students are welcome to participate and many help build and paint the sets. The best part of the students’ engagement is developing their recognition and love for the arts. This is noted every year when students come back from school break and tell stories of how they were able to recognize famous paintings in museums and monuments because of their involvement in the Masters’ Pageant.” 

Parent volunteers also continue to enrich the lives of students. Their time and talent includes creation of the initial canvas, to lighting, costumes, makeup, and set design. 

Saint Catherines peanuts

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2018 recreation

Before the Pageant, visitors are welcome to a student art exhibit, showcasing the top artistic talent of the school. The event is free and donations are accepted at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Catholic elementary (TK-8) school. The school offers a faith-based high school preparatory curriculum in a unique small school environment.

Saint Catherines ballet

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From 2018 pageant – “La Classe de Dance”

Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School is located at 30516 S. Coast Hwy.

Parking is available at the Gelson’s/Wesley parking structure, with complimentary trolley service from 5 to 9 p.m.

VIP Parking available by calling the office at (949) 494-7339.