The Laguna Playhouse today announced its 2012-2013 season – a season filled with award-winning writers, directors and acting ensembles.
The 2012-2013 season begins July 3 with the world premiere of Roger Bean's The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns, as we join the ladies of Springfield High for graduation and a few more special occasions wrapped in musical magic. Other sensational shows on the season schedule include Alfred Hitchcock's award-winning The 39 Steps, and seasonal favorite with four-part harmony troupe "The Plaids" in Plaid Tidings, A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid. 2013 is welcomed by former Artistic Director Andrew Barnicle, directing Neil Simon's Chapter Two, followed by the new hit musical Having It All, produced in association with local Laguna Beach resident and theatre impresario David Elzer, with original cast and score. Steel Magnolias completes the season in true classic southern style as Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham cusTom Crafts this flagship production with award-winning director Jenny Sullivan at the helm. The ladies of Chinquapin Parish are prepared to take Laguna by storm and Ann has some casting surprises in store for this production.
"Our six play subscription season promises to be a delight and we hope all will join us again this year," offers Executive Director Karen Wood. "Plus we have The Youth Theatre productions, the wonderful community collaborations with Laguna Beach Live, Laguna Dance Festival and Laguna Concert Band, and three special events to round out our year. It's a baker's dozen; art and entertainment at its' finest in your back yard!"
Plan early to attend playhouse special engagements of Rita Rudner: Act 3 (August 24, 25 & 26, 2012), The Lonesome Travelers in Concert (August 28 – September 2, 2012), and Late Night Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice! (June 4 – June 23, 2013).
Artistic Director, Ann E. Wareham offers "I'm excited about our upcoming season. We're mounting and producing most of them, and we've got something for everyone: Fantastic singing; music, familiar and brand new; heartfelt comedy; poignant drama that delivers laughter as well and some clever, clever antics. When you add to this our community partnerships, I feel confident that we are offering a well-rounded theatergoing experience for the 2012-13 season."