The Laguna Playhouse saved the best for last this year. Its production of the original musical "Daddy Long Legs" proved the best in show for 2010, a year that saw several excellent and innovative attractions.
This column dubbed the show "the most heartwarming, fully realized offering from the Laguna Playhouse in this, its 90th season" and praised its two-character cast, Megan McGinnis and Robert Adelman Hancock. John Caird, who staged the original production of "Les Miserables," adapted the script and directed the Laguna production.
Hershey Felder's "George Gershwin Alone," one of three one-man shows he put on at the playhouse during 2010, ranked No. 2 on this column's scorecard.
"Devotees of the great Gershwin now have a shrine at which to gather — the Laguna Playhouse, where a master pianist and superb actor, Hershey Felder, is presenting his one-man show 'George Gershwin Alone,'" is how I put it at the time.