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The Laguna Playhouse is putting some pizazz into the opening nights, starting with the debut of "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns."
Playhouse staff dressed up the affair. Executive Director Karen Wood wore a black, embroidered tulle long gown. Development Director Elizabeth Pearson went retro in a black chiffon-over-lilac-silk dress from the 1950s — right in style for a musical trip down memory lane to the early days of rock 'n' roll.
The cast wore fluffy crinoline underskirts in the first act — as well-remembered by some in the audience as the songs sung in the show. Sh Boom Sh Boom.
That was a bit before sculptor Louis Longi's time.
"I must admit I wasn't looking forward to this, but I laughed my head off in the first act," said Longi, who escorted Stacy Blangrun to the opening night performance.