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Laguna Playhouse Celebrates 100 Years With Live-Streamed Reading Photo Laguna Playhouse Celebrates 100 Years With Live-Streamed Reading
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 15, 2020

Laguna Playhouse announces they will live-stream a reading of the first show produced by Laguna Playhouse 100 years ago in celebration of the Playhouse‚Äôs 100th¬†Anniversary, ‚ÄúSuppressed Desires,‚ÄĚ by Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cooke.¬†

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: First Look at JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2020

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the third show of its 2019-20 Season, with a musical adaptation of the gloriously romantic comedy, JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (Daddy Long Legs, Jane Eyre), adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, musical direction by Brent Schindele, choreography by Jean Michelle Sayeg and directed by Andrew Barnicle.

Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents Jane Austen's EMMA Photo Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents Jane Austen's EMMA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2020

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the third show of its 2019-20 Season, with a musical adaptation of the gloriously romantic comedy, JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (Daddy Long Legs, Jane Eyre), adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, musical direction by Brent Schindele, choreography by Jean Michelle Sayeg and directed by Andrew Barnicle. Jane Austen's Emma begins previews on Thursday, February 6, opens on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00pm, and runs through Sunday, February 23, 2020 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

Samantha Eggers & Kevin Earley Star In Romantic Musical Comedy JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA Photo Samantha Eggers & Kevin Earley Star In Romantic Musical Comedy JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2020

Ensemble Theatre Company presents the third show of its 2019-20 Season, with a musical adaptation of the gloriously romantic comedy, JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA, book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (Daddy Long Legs, Jane Eyre), adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, musical direction by Brent Schindele, choreography by Jean Michelle Sayeg and directed by Andrew Barnicle. 

BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 19, 2019

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches the new decade with Steven Dietz's lyrical BLOOMSDAY, a time-travel tale set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce's a?oeUlysses.a??

BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BLOOMSDAY Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 13, 2019

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches the new decade with Steven Dietz's lyrical BLOOMSDAY, a time-travel tale set amidst tourists exploring the pubs and streets of James Joyce's 'Ulysses.' This San Diego premiere follows an older couple retracing their steps to rediscover their younger selves. If you've ever wished you could go back and have a second chance at a decision you made back in your 20s, this winsome tale will linger with you. Bloomsday is a sweet and engaging tale with a touch of fantasy, suggesting that with good heart and determination one might literally be able to rewrite the past...perhaps...or at least to believe that one has done so. Don't miss this intelligent, heartwarming play.

First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men a?" one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed a?oeterrifically entertaining and highly theatricala?? by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men - one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed 'terrifically entertaining and highly theatrical' by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

IDEATION Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo IDEATION Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

Aaron Loeb brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves if everything is, as it really seems.

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents HARVEY Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents HARVEY
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 30, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is delighted to present French Stewart and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in the wonderfully comic HARVEY, written by Mary Chase and directed by Andrew Barnicle.  Comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard, "We could not think of a better play to end our 98th season with than HARVEY, starring French and Vanessa Claire Stewart under the inspired direction of Andrew Barnicle. French Stewart will be the perfect Elwood, a role he has always wanted to play! Our subscribers and audiences are going to go crazy with laughter and believe in very tall rabbits once more!"

Laguna Playhouse Stages HARVEY Starring French Stewart Photo Laguna Playhouse Stages HARVEY Starring French Stewart
by Julie Musbach - May 13, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is delighted to present French Stewart and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in the wonderfully comic HARVEY, written by Mary Chase and directed by Andrew Barnicle. Comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard, "We could not think of a better play to end our 98th season with than HARVEY, starring French and Vanessa Claire Stewart under the inspired direction of Andrew Barnicle. French Stewart will be the perfect Elwood, a role he has always wanted to play!

Ensemble Theatre Co Announces 2019-20 Season; EMMA THE MUSICAL, AMERICAN SON, and Mor Photo Ensemble Theatre Co Announces 2019-20 Season; EMMA THE MUSICAL, AMERICAN SON, and More
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) announces its 2019-20 Season of plays. ETC's 41st Season is the company's seventh year at The New Vic in downtown Santa Barbara, and features a thrilling selection of extraordinary works, including William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, a radio play version of the beloved holiday story It's a Wonderful Life, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, the West Coast premiere of the Broadway play American Son, and an inspirational pop and jazz musical about the legendary Rosemary Clooney. ETC's 2019-20 Season will build upon the momentum of its successful and celebratory 40thAnniversary 2018-19 Season.

LA's Imagine Project Introduces Advisory Board Photo LA's Imagine Project Introduces Advisory Board
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2019

Imagine Project introduces its new Advisory Board. The board was created to provide strategic input and support. It includes a dynamic group of accomplished individuals with expertise in a variety of industries. IP will look to their advisory board members to provide organizational expertise as IP grows, launches its inaugural season, and beyond.

North Coast Repertory Theatre Announces its 2019-2020 Season - AMADEUS, FORBIDDEN BRO Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Announces its 2019-2020 Season - AMADEUS, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2019

Two West Coast premieres and one San Diego premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2019-20 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 38th season. Among the offerings are two Tony Award winning masterpieces, beloved audience favorite by Neil Simon, a poignant love story, a political satire, a humorous social commentary, and a hilarious musical of Broadway's greatest hits.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE TAILORS THE POPULAR TALE TO MERRIM Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE TAILORS THE POPULAR TALE TO MERRIMENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS at Laguna Playhouse
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 18, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto and the Laguna Playhouse present a fun and enjoyable version of Beauty and the Beast for the holidays. The English tradition of Panto, meaning it is an interactive, audience-participating show, is written by Kris Lithgoe, Directed by Sheldon Epps, Choreographed by Mandy Moore, with Musical Direction by Keith Harrison. With that impressive roster, it is a sure-fire evening of silly humor, great production numbers, unexpected songs and a meaningful message perfect for the holiday season.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhous Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season.

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A C Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 7, 2018

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to present Ashley Argota ('True Jackson VP,' 'Lab Rats'), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ('Hairspray Live,' Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas), Andrews Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men,  Fallen Angels), Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  

Andrew Barnicle Completes Cast of Laguna Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMA Photo Andrew Barnicle Completes Cast of Laguna Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2018

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to announce that Laguna Playhouse favorite Andrew Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men, Fallen Angels) will join Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP," "Lab Rats"), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ("Hairspray Live," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas) Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.

Laguna Playhouse Announces New Season: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEISENBERG, HARVEY and Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces New Season: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEISENBERG, HARVEY and More
by Julie Musbach - Mar 23, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its 2018-2019 season of shows. Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, "This is a sensational 98th season. We are happy to give our audiences a diverse array of musicals and plays that they will find moving, compelling and entertaining."

BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Dec 9, 2017

Ensemble's Pemberley boasts an attractive set, beautiful costumes, and a talented cast who maintain a smooth, frothy sugarplum taste throughout. But with so little at stake for over two hours and a concerning level of emphasis on a woman's place Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley seems too long and too late for audiences looking for theatre with teeth.

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