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Theatre GuildAbout the Theatre Guild
The purpose of the Theatre Guild is to develop, promote and foster the expertise, appreciation, fellowship and enjoyment of the theatre experience for both the Guild members and the community at large. The Theatre Guild produces two major productions a year. We open our auditions to our membership as well as to all residents of Laguna Woods Village. Our general meetings are held in Clubhouse 7 on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:45pm.
Spring Comedy 2013
The Odd Couple (female version) by Neil Simon will be presented for our Spring play. Directed by Terry Fiset. Performers include Terry Fiset, Benji Johnson, Lenore Levan, Sue Brown, Barbara Powell, Estelle Dinunzio, Ed Hayes, and Lewis Marcus. Performances are May 17 at 7pm, May 18 at 2 and 7pm, and May 19 at 2pm. Clubhouse 3, Main Stage
There will be no May meeting.
Theatre Guild April 2013
ON APRIL 18th, JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF ONE-ACT PLAYS. Plus, A BONUS SCENE FROM THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION).
It’s Hell Gettin’ Old -- very, very funny! Bob Powell directs Ed Hayes, Joel Breding and Fred Jonas as they play three senior men reminiscing about their lives. Audiences cannot contain their laughter as they recognize themselves in these hapless characters, who either have trouble hearing each other or trouble remembering what they want to say.
Welcome to Acceptance -- a bank robber who specializes in small-town banks runs into a teller who thinks he's a hoot - after all he is wearing pantyhose on his head! Director Estra Shaffer says she is excited to work with two brand new and very talented Theatre Guild members - Steve Horowitz and Susan Kelleher. (see photo to left)
Also feature a sneak preview of The Odd Couple (female version) with Terry Fiset, Benji Johnson, Ed Hayes and Lewis Marcus doing the highly comedic scene from the dinner-party between Olive and Florence (Oscar Madison and Felix Unger) and the Spaniards who live upstairs. Estelle Dinunzio, Sue Brown, Barb Powell, and Lenore Levan will set up the action with a preview of their very funny Trivial Pursuit game.
Theatre Guild March 2013
Plans for the March 21st meeting feature two ONE-ACT plays. At 6:45 in Clubhouse 7 will feature:
"All the Comforts of Home" -- a charming counterfeiter and two senior ladies. Directed by Carol Glenn Shallin and Sue Brown. Three senior ladies (Marge Barrett, Joan Laing, and Cecile Unatin) run an ad in the newspaper to rent a room in their small home. Cast includes Bill Brown, Vicki Robbins, and Benji Johnson.
"At Halftime" -- a basketball coach needs to turn things around at halftime. “At Half Time” is an award-winning senior theatre production directed by Kate Jacobs that will leave audiences laughing out loud. The cast includes Ed Hayes, Benji Johnson, Estelle DiNunzio, Lenore Levan, Susan Kelleher, and Bonnie Morris. Hilarity ensues during "At Half Time" when the ladies of the "over-60" basketball team are berated by their coach, who is beside himself that the ladies are down 56-3 at half time against a group of nuns.Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the comedy and support neighbors who have worked (and played) hard to make these shows a hit!
Auditions for our Spring comedy "The Odd Couple" (female version) were held:
March 8 (clubhouse 2, dining room 3) 1-4pm
March 9 (clubhouse 3, dining room 1) 9:30-12:30pm
We need 6 women and 2 men.
Theatre Guild February 2013
Dues for 2013 are due! Please bring your checkbook to the February meeting: $15 for individuals, $25 for couples.
Theatre Guild's Feb. 21st general meeting featured the "Our Funny Valentine" show. Members and guests were treated to several very funny vignettes highlighting the "realities of romance."
In one of the skits, Bob and Barb Powell meet for a blind date where Bob announces his intention to make use of the contents of his little square packet before the night is over. Things get funny fast, until Barb learns he's talking about "Alka Seltzer."
Theatre Guild urges anyone interested in great fun working with a team of super people to try out for the shows. No prior acting experience is required.
Welcome to our new member, Kate Jacobs, who is not a stranger to Theater Guild. Kate performed last year in our Spring play, “You Can’t Take It With You.”
One of our members, Betty Christensen, passed away. Her husband, Ted Christensen, is one of our "Amigos," who builds sets for the Theater Guild and the Old Pros. Ted and his wife are, not only two of the sweetest people I have ever met, but Ted and I are also from Michigan and share many memories.
SPRING PLAYThe play selection committee has chosen the "Odd Couple" (female version) for our Spring play. Terry Fiset will direct this comedy which was a huge hit at her local community theater in Florida. There will be parts for 6 women and 2 men. Auditions will be held on March 8 & 9. 2013.
Theatre Guild January 2013
The January Jubilee is Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Clubhouse 6 starting with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:15pm with entertainment to follow. Entertainment will be scenes from "Hooray for Hollywood"
The deadline for reservations for the January Jubilee is January 14, 2013. Members $18 / Non-members $23. Limited seating. For information contact Mellissia Christensen at email@example.com, 949-939-3435 (cell), 949-380-0902 (home)
Theatre Guild December 2012
No meeting in December. Sign up for "Night of One Acts", and make sure you renew your membership.
Fall Comedy 2012
"Hooray for Hollywood" a huge success. Wow! After hours and weeks of rehearsal our fall production came together. It was cute, nostalgic and very entertaining. Ticket sales were great and the audiences loved the show. Our thanks go out to our cast and crew of approximately 100 people who made this production possible.
Theatre Guild November 2012
Send in the clowns! Ann Guenther and fellow clowns teaching about the theatrical aspects of clowning.
Theatre Guild October 2012
Readers Theater - bring in your favorite scene from a play or movie.
Theatre Guild September 2012
Improve your communication skills with Beverly Bremers.
Theatre Guild August 2012
Excerpts and one-acts by Thea Iberall, with the help of Theatre Guild members.
Theatre Guild July 2012
Learn what it takes to put on a show from experts on set construction, directing, producing, makeup, costumes, stage management and ushering.
Theatre Guild June 2012
Dress as your "Favorite Screen Character. Participate with a 2-minute dialogue, song or dance. Find out about the Readers Theater at the Senior Center.
Our Spring Comedy 2012
"You Can't Take It With You" - May 19th-20th, 2012. The Pulitzer-prize winning comedy by Kaufman and Hart. Thank you to the cast and crew. Over 60 of our members volunteered to make this production possible. For most of us it was a lot of hard work, but a labor of love. Great job everyone.
Theatre Guild April 2012
A fun-filled Karaoke Night!!!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEATRE GUILD
“I came as a guest and left as a member because I wanted to be part of this lively and friendly group.”
“I don’t act but I love working behind the scenes with costumes and props.”
“I have been a member since the first month that I moved here and will never leave because I enjoy it so much.”
“I met my closest friends working on the productions.”
“I’ve always wanted to be on stage and now I’ve been able to fulfill that dream.”
Theatre Guild Meetings
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Clubhouse 7.
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