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Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s “15th Annual Best of Plein Air” announces winners

LPAPA at Forest & Ocean Gallery hosted the opening reception for the “15th Annual Best of Plein Air” juried art show on Saturday, March 16. Guests sipped wine and enjoyed nibbling on a beautiful array of artisan cheeses, fruits, and sweets as they anxiously awaited the announcement of the six award-winning artists.

LPAPA’s Best of Plein Air is a special juried exhibition of original works of art created by Signature and Artist Members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). 286 entries were received for this prestigious show with jurors Daniel Marshall (Signature Member of LPAPA), Rosemary Swimm (LPAPA Executive Director), and Ludo Leideritz (Forest & Ocean Gallery Owner) choosing over 60 original framed paintings created by LPAPA Signature and Artist Members for the show’s coveted spots.

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1st Place was awarded to LPAPA Artist Member Keiko Tanabe for “Hook Lighthouse, Ireland”

In addition to the usual awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention, a new Peoples’ Choice award was introduced through a LPAPA Facebook Social Medium Campaign where individuals were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite painting.

All paintings are on exhibit at LPAPA In Residence located at the Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach until March 24 or viewed online through LPAPA’s Best of Plein Air expanded online gallery at www.DailyBrushwork.com.

Laguna Plein cove

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2nd Place was awarded to LPAPA Signature Member Anthony Salvo for  “Crystal Cove Shadow”

Laguna Plein glow

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3rd Place was awarded to LPAPA Signature Member Michael Obermeyer for “After Glow”

Laguna Plein towers

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Honorable Mention Award given to LPAPA Artist Member Bob Upton for “Waldorf Towers”

Laguna Plein Pasadena

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Peoples’ Choice Award given to LPAPA Signature Member Durree Waseem for “A Warm Day in Pasadena”

LPAPA was founded in 1996 with a mission to preserve Laguna Beach’s rich artistic legacy founded by early plein air artists and promote the tradition of plein air painting in our community, across the nation, and around the world. 

LPAPA is one of the best recognized and most respected plein air art associations in the world with a growing roster of more than 600 local, national and international artist members. In addition to providing opportunities for established and emerging artists to show their work, LPAPA has a strong commitment to education utilizing their Plein Air Project to benefit young and emerging artists and the greater community.

For show details, visit www.lpapa.org

LPAPA in Residence is at Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave. Hours are Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. 


CAP & LPAPA exhibit “Unexpected Places” through May 29

By M Charlie Ferrazzi 

“Unexpected Places” is an exhibit of juried works by Signature and Artist Members of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). 

LPAPA Artists Val Carson, Toni Danchik, and Brandon Gonzales participated in the Artists’ Conversation that was recently held at The CAP Gallery. CAP President Laura Mayo was the moderator. The title is the general theme of the works. The works are the personal glimpses of the artists and what has caught their eye. It’s on exhibit through May 29.

When asked to explain “the process” each Artist used in creating their work, it was interesting to note some of the common elements. For all it was the initial impact and response to the site: the light, colour, shapes, and atmosphere. Being able to capture that and present it to the viewer was a driving force for each.

Sketches done on site, whether pencil lines or color samples, were key to the start of the process. Line sketches are good for placement and composition of the scenes and elements of the scene. Colour sketches become colour keys, or reference, for the colours seen at the particular time the Artists are at the site. These sketches can be completed works for later sale or can become part of a reference library, similar to an Artist’s sketchbook, and never be offered for sale or viewing.

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(L-R) Laura Mayo (President of CAP), Toni Danchik, Val Carson, Brandon Gonzales (LPAPA Artists), and Rosemary Swimm (Executive Director of LPAPA)

The “Conversation” was then opened up to the audience for a lively and informative question and answer session. Here are some of the questions and responses.

Do you stand or sit when you are painting?

All three Artists answered “stand.” The reason being that when working in impressionistic style, stepping back from the work allows the Artist to see the overall work and see if it is coming together compositionally and making sense. Working up close only makes the details obvious to the eye.

Carson’s reply revealed that she did more to this ‘easel exercise routine’ by keeping her turpentine on the floor so as not to knock it off the easel. This meant she also did quite a bit of the up and down along with the back and forth!

Do you take the painting home to touch up or finish in the studio?

Carson answered “sometimes” for touch-up. If the painting is a sketch for a larger piece or to block in the scene, then it is a reference piece.

Danchik answered no, since she uses the original small sketches for reference for pieces done in the studio. She frequently will have a small value sketch in an upper corner as a reminder of any detail that is important to the piece.

Gonzales said that it depended on whether it is a competition piece, which means no. Otherwise he will revisit the site if he feels the need for more information for the finished piece.

Do you take photographs of the site?

All three artists stated they do as a form of reference of what was at the scene and the placement of the elements. They don’t use the photos for the creation of their works. Since pretty much everyone carries a cell phone, it is handy to snap a quick pic for reference.

Is there any beauty of the mountains that drives you to head up there and paint, away from the local beauty of Laguna Beach and surrounds?

Carson has painted in the mountains and spent quite a bit of time there in the 1980s at the family’s Mammoth cabin, but not any longer. The views are tempting but when the temperature is below 39 degrees it is a no.

Danchik calls herself a “fair weather painter” and has never tried.

Gonzales loves the mountains and has been doing quite a bit of it lately. He has a special pair of gloves he has cut the fingertips off of so that he “can feel the brush against the canvas” while painting.

What do you feel about working with kids and painting?

Danchik replied it was “Amazing. It’s wonderful to see plein air Artists working with children. It is interesting to see the different personalities of the kids come out from the exposure. Kids learn so quickly!”

Carson got her teaching credentials after her Art degree and has taught for 20+ years. She “loves working with kids. They learn so fast and are decisive of what they want to do. They aren’t scared to try.” Her students range from 3 to 73-years-old.

Gonzales currently teaches at LCAD. He has created a plein air curriculum for the Game Art division students. To introduce them to working in the open air and outdoors: completely different from the digital world they are studying.

What Artists do you look up to?

For Danchik it is the early California painters.

Carson was “raised on Mozart and Manet and later learned about the California Impressionists when she moved to California from Arizona. John Asaro is another, but I am in awe of Art and Artists.”

Gonzales chooses “Richard Schmidt and Sargent, but also others as he discovers them, their Art and approach.”

A last question: For inspiration while creating, do you listen to music or something else?

Gonzales listens to music in the studio, but outdoors it is the smells, breeze, light and atmosphere: the desire to absorb all the sensory elements of the site.

Carson is similar to Gonzales. On the rare occasion she will play classical music in the studio.

Danchik prefers being alert to her surroundings outdoors. She tells of the time she was out painting alone at Niguel Lake, listening to music and having a great time. Suddenly she realized it was dark! She packed her car to leave and found she had a dead battery. She only had enough cell battery to call her husband and Auto Club. All turned out well, but it was a lesson learned.

The “Unexpected Placesexhibit runs through May 29 at The CAP Gallery at 260 Ocean Ave, Second floor, Wells Fargo Bank. The free event is open to the public.

For more information, visit www.caplaguna.org.


Jazz Wednesdays is sold out, tickets available for exciting spring concerts

Next week’s Jazz Wednesdays concert, the final one of the season, is officially sold out, however Laguna Beach Live! invites the community to join for two unique and entertaining concerts coming this April and May. The concerts benefit the award-winning Live! Music & Kids program and will be held at [seven-degrees].

The program gives students the opportunity to connect to the joy and creativity of music, critical to their academic, social, and emotional growth. 

Laguna Beach Live! presents outreach programs, at no charge, to Laguna Boys & Girls Club and Laguna public schools. 

Jazz Wednesdays M PACT

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M-PACT will take the stage on April 17

On April 17, M-PACT, hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world” by the San Francisco Chronicle, will take the stage. Imagine the smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band…all created by the human voice alone.

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Blues is a Woman plays on May 15

On May 15, Blues is a Woman takes the stage. This ensemble of six talented musicians blurs the boundaries between concert and theater, using storytelling and music to bring to life the colorful history of the bold and singular women who wrote and popularized the blues. The voices of these women are vibrant, challenging, inspirational, and dynamic. 

Concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. A full bar and buffet menu is available for purchase starting at 5 p.m. when doors open for dinner and social hour. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $100 and include preferred seating, Meet & Greet with artists, and a signed CD. 

Reservations can be made at www.lagunabeachlive.org or by phone calling (800) 595-4849. 

[seven-degrees] is located at 891 Laguna Canyon Rd.


Joseph and his talented technicolor cast wows the audience during matinee performance at LBHS

By DIANNE RUSSELL

Photos by Johanna Ellis

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. However, that’s where the similarity ends. Nowhere in the Book of Genesis does one encounter a Pharaoh/Elvis Presley impersonator, Joseph’s brother Reuben wearing a beret and dancing like a Beatnik, or the brothers wearing leis and rocking to Calypso music.

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Ensemble cast

Sunday’s performance at Laguna Beach High School (LBHS), while not “biblical” in terms of religious significance, was nevertheless “biblical” on the entertainment scale. Originally created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production was masterfully brought to the stage by LBHS staff members Alexis Karol (Producer), Calena Marie DelPizzo-Howell (Hair and Makeup Design), and Peter Roche (Technical Director). Guest Director and Choreographer Paul Nygro, a professional theater veteran, is thrilled to be back at Artist’s Theatre, and Music Director Tim Nelson, a leading force in OC Theatre for 30 years, welcomes the opportunity to work with Alexis Karol. 

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Tanner Burton as Joseph and the narrators, (L-R) Claire Tigner, Rylee Bullington, and Zoe Waters 

Lexie LeFevre, a sophomore from Yorba Linda, who attended the performance said, “The play was great! The actors were spot-on when portraying the story, and amazing at bringing the right emotion to the audience!”

In a nutshell, the story unfolds – among his 12 sons, Joseph is most favored by his father who bestows on him a technicolor dream coat, his brothers are jealous, get rid of him (they think), but Joseph is taken to Egypt, becomes a slave, works his way up to running the household, but the Potiphar throws him in jail (mistakenly thinking he’s involved with his wife). 

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Nick Reardon as the Pharaoh

Soon after, his reputation for deciphering dreams brings him to be right-hand man for the Pharaoh. Meanwhile, Joseph’s family back home is struggling due to the famine, with his brothers regretting what they did to him, and they travel there to beg for supplies. In Egypt, the brothers request food, not realizing who he is. Joseph gives them sacks of food, but puts a golden cup in the one belonging to Benjamin, his youngest brother, whom he has never met. When the brothers attempt to depart, Joseph stops them, accusing them of theft. 

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Noah Novick, (middle) leads brothers in "Benjamin Calypso"

Each brother empties his sack and when the cup is found in Benjamin’s sack, Joseph accuses him of stealing. The other brothers beg Joseph to take them prisoner instead and let Benjamin go free. Ultimately, Joseph sees that his brothers have changed and reveals who he really is. Joseph sends for his father, the pair is reunited, and he wears his coat of many colors again. Granted, that’s a lot of territory to cover.

Bringing this story to life is a company of versatile and talented performers, many of whom interchange parts seamlessly. The company includes more than 50 LBHS 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. 

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Luka Salib as Beatnik brother – Reuben

Presented entirely in song, the story’s three narrators guide the audience on the journey. Rylee Bullington, Claire Tigner, and Zoe Waters do an excellent job. All of the players wonderfully populate the Artist Theatre’s stage. Tanner Burton does a fine job of portraying Joseph as the vulnerable dreamer who has lost his way. His final song, “Any Dream Will Do,” is one of his best. 

There are a few numbers that can’t help but be standouts. Nick Reardon as the Pharaoh “wannabe” Elvis, does an admirable impersonation and fully inhabits his character with “Poor, Poor Pharaoh & Song of the King.” Isadora Duskin-Feinberg brings the Potiphar’s wife to life with her seductive dance number. 

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Joseph, cast and the amazing technicolor coat

As brother Reuben, Luka Salib gives it his all in the number “Those Canaan Days,” both singing and dancing like a true ‘60s Beatnik. Noah Novick was also memorable for his “Benjamin Calypso” performance. Drew Fink as the Potiphar was great as well.

The impressive cast worked together to bring this legendary story to the stage for a fun and engaging afternoon. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the remaining performances. (Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m.)

For tickets, go to www.lbhs.booktix.com. Tickets are $22 for Premium, $17 for adults, and $12 for students. 

LBHS is located at 625 Park Ave.


LagunaTots is a hilarious show on what the next generation faces…with a serious edge

By STACIA STABLER

It was my first show at No Square Theatre on Saturday, and from the moment I got there, I felt the excitement all around. Once we entered the theatre, smiling faces greeted us from every corner.

The show kicked off with an exciting entrance and performance, “Main Event,” led by Jonah Goldstein. Once the kids came out with the level of talent and passion that they did, I knew it was going to be a show our whole family would remember. 

LagunaTots Tower

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Lula Buckle shines in “YouTube Star” 

Kids today have serious things to worry about: dress codes, vaccinations, phones, lice, social media…this original musical parody portrays these things they are facing with hilarious results. 

The highlight of the show for me was “Fortnite,” led by Chase Benson and Mason Bruderer, an amusing dance and song written to “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart, replaced with lyrics on the youth’s obsession with Fortnite.

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 “Fortnite” was a crowd favorite

“Adopt this Feline,” a skit on Laguna’s cat café Catmosphere, had me in tears from laughter. We had actually just been to the café that morning so it made it all the more relatable.

“Better Man,” a take on the Me Too Movement, set to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” highlighted the show’s second act.

No Square’s Youth Theatre Director Ella Wyatt wrote and directed the show (what a talent!), with additional lyrics by Rufino Cabang and some of the kids in the cast. Music direction for the show is by Susan Thoren. The show is choreographed by Ella with Rylee Bullington, a LagunaTots alumnus and senior at Laguna Beach High School. Rylee is featured in the high school’s current production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

LagunaTots Better Man

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“Better Man” highlighted the second act

The talented 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.

Shows will continue on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Go check it out and prepare to do some serious laughing. 

Tickets are $12 for kids (ages 12 and under) and $25 for adults. All seats are reserved, and this show always sells out. So plan ahead and get your tickets now at www.nosquare.org.

No Square Theatre is located in Historic Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. It is a small venue and all seats are good.


LagunaTots is a hilarious show on what the next generation faces…with a serious edge

By STACIA STABLER

It was my first show at No Square Theatre, and from the moment I got there, I felt the excitement all around. Once we entered the theatre, smiling faces greeted us from every corner.

The show kicked off with an exciting entrance and performance, “Main Event,” led by Jonah Goldstein. Once the kids came out with the level of talent and passion that they did, I knew it was going to be a show our whole family would remember. 

LagunaTots Tower

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Lula Buckle shines in “YouTube Star” 

Kids today have serious things to worry about: dress codes, vaccinations, phones, lice, social media…this original musical parody portrays these things they are facing with hilarious results. 

The highlight of the show for me was “Fortnite,” led by Chase Benson and Mason Bruderer, an amusing dance and song written to “Sunglasses at Night” by Corey Hart, replaced with lyrics on the youth’s obsession with Fortnite.

LagunaTots Fortnite

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 “Fortnite” was a crowd favorite

“Adopt this Feline,” a skit on Laguna’s cat café Catmosphere, had me in tears from laughter. We had actually just been to the café that morning so it made it all the more relatable.

“Better Man,” a take on the Me Too Movement, set to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” highlighted the show’s second act.

No Square’s Youth Theatre Director Ella Wyatt wrote and directed the show (what a talent!), with additional lyrics by Rufino Cabang and some of the kids in the cast. Music direction for the show is by Susan Thoren. The show is choreographed by Ella with Rylee Bullington, a LagunaTots alumnus and senior at Laguna Beach High School. Rylee is featured in the high school’s current production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

LagunaTots Better Man

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“Better Man” highlighted the second act

The talented 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.

Shows will continue on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Go check it out and prepare to do some serious laughing. 

Tickets are $12 for kids (ages 12 and under) and $25 for adults. All seats are reserved, and this show always sells out. So plan ahead and get your tickets now at www.nosquare.org.

No Square Theatre is located in Historic Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. It is a small venue and all seats are good.


Jazz Wednesdays ends the season on March 27 with an exciting lineup of performers

On March 27, Laguna Beach Live! closes out a superb Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series with an All-Star Tribute to Chet Baker and Peggy Lee featuring world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson, guest vocalist Lucy Woodward, and the Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars. 

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World-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson

World-renowned trumpeter and Artistic Director of Jazz for Laguna Beach Live!, Bijon Watson leads the final concert of the 2019 Laguna Beach Live! Winter Jazz Series. 

Accompanied by the Laguna Beach Live All-Stars (Andy Langham – piano, Ben Shepherd – bass, Will Brahm – guitar, Jamey Tate – drums, Tom Luer – saxophone) and vocalist Lucy Woodward, the band will be performing a tribute to Chet Baker and Peggy Lee. Bijon and this stellar group of musicians will perform original arrangements and selections inspired by and made famous by Chet and Peggy. 

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Guest vocalist Lucy Woodward 

Limited tickets are available. To add your name to the waiting list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The concert is from 6 - 8 p.m., with doors opening at 5. A full bar and buffet dinner menus are available for purchase starting at 5 p.m.

Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2019 has been held in the distinctive [seven-degrees] event facility. 

For more information, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 715-9713. 

[seven-degrees] is located at 891 Laguna Canyon Rd.


LAM Film Night to feature La La Land on March 21

Laguna Art Museum will feature the Oscar-winning La La Land as part of its Film Night series on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. The romantic musical stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams.

La La Land is a 2016 American romantic music film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. The film was critically praised, particularly for Chazelle’s screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone’s performances, musical score, musical numbers, cinematography, and production design. 

La La Land won a record-breaking seven awards from its seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globes. It also received a record-tying 14 nominations at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, winning in six categories including best actress and director.

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Enjoy the award-winning romantic comedy “La La Land” at LAM on March 21

Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 60+ and college students, and free for those 17 and younger. 

For more information and tickets, call (949) 494-8971 or visit www.lagunaartmuseum.org.

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Dr.


LagunaTots returns to No Square Theatre – the kids take over the stage tonight

Fun for the whole family abounds as youngsters take the stage at No Square Theatre in LagunaTots 2019. Performances run from tonight, March 15, to March 24.

You think it’s hard being an adult? Kids nowadays have serious things to worry about: dress codes, vaccinations, phones, lice, puberty, phones, brace, hormones. And did we mention phones? This original musical parody spoof zeroes in on the issues that plague the younger set…with hilarious results. 

No Square’s Youth Theatre Director Ella Wyatt is the writer and director with additional lyrics by Rufino Cabang and some of the kids in the cast. Music direction is by Susan Thoren. The show is choreographed by Ella with Rylee Bullington, a LagunaTots alumnus and senior at Laguna Beach High School. Rylee is featured in the high school’s current production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Laugh your socks off at LagunaTots this month, featuring local talented youth addressing the issues that matter most to them

The talented 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.

Opening night is on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., with shows continuing on Saturday, March 16 and 23 at 2 p.m., Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 and 24 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for kids (ages 12 and under) and $25 for adults. All seats are reserved, and this show always sells out. So plan ahead and get your tickets now at www.nosquare.org

No Square Theatre is generously supported by The Lodging Establishments and the City of Laguna Beach, The City of Laguna Beach, Yvonne & John Browning, Dorene and Lee Butler Family Foundation, Patrick Quilter, FOA Foundation, Laguna Beach Board of Realtors Charitable Assistance Fund.

No Square Theatre is located in Historic Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. It is a small venue and all seats are good.

For additional information on events, auditions, classes, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.nosquare.org


CAP and LPAPA present Artists’ Conversation on Saturday 

Community Art Project (CAP) and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) present another Artists’ Conversation, “Unexpected Places,” this Saturday, March 16, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the CAP Gallery.

Award-winning artists Brandon Gonzales and Toni Danchik will share some insights to their work and some of the unexpected places that have inspired them when painting out in the field. Unlike painting in a studio, there are many factors that can make painting on-site, outdoors, and en plein air exciting and unexpected.

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Brandon Gonzales, S. Union Ave, 16 x 8, oil

This free event is open to the public to not just give insight into the world of plein air painting, but to enhance and expand people’s knowledge base in a casual and unique setting. Come enjoy learning more about this style of Art that is a part of Laguna Beach’s history.

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Toni Danchik, Shanty Town Chic, 12 x 16, oil

The CAP Gallery is located at 260 Ocean Ave, second floor, in the Wells Fargo Bank building. Visit www.caplaguna.org for information about ongoing or upcoming exhibits.

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