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By TOM TITUS | September 29, 2006
Nearly every theater group has one "go to" person who handles a variety of projects, delicately balancing many at once. At Laguna Beach's Gallimaufry Performing Arts, that individual is Julie Josephson, wife of the company's creative director Steve Josephson and a polished actress in her own right, as she currently is demonstrating in Gallimaufry's reprise production of "Sordid Lives." "Calmly and fluidly, she moves from task to task behind the scenes doing the unglamorous things that need done to put on a show," associate producer James Vaughn noted.
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By TOM TITUS | December 22, 2006
Improvisational theater — building a plot with the help of the audience — is among the most difficult of genres to pull off successfully, yet, as this column put it last summer, "When it works, however, improv can be exceptionally entertaining." It worked, as we put it at the time last summer, "superbly well at the Laguna Playhouse," where an "off-the-cuff and off-the-wall" production of 'Shear Madness' proved to be the playhouse's No. 1 production of 2006 in this column's year-end analysis.
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By TOM TITUS | October 6, 2006
There are families ? and then there are families . One squeaky clean bunch lives in St. Louis around the turn of the last century; another inhabits a small town in Texas and makes TV's "Mama's Family" look like "Mr. Rogers' Neighbor- hood." The latter clan comprise the convoluted characters of "Sordid Lives" playwright Del Shores' "black comedy about white trash" now being gleefully staged by the Gallimaufry Performing Arts company in Laguna Beach. Many of the same actors performed in Gallimaufry's "Meet Me in St. Louis" earlier, but you'd never recognize them.
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By TOM TITUS | October 13, 2006
Laguna Beach's Gallimaufry Performing Arts celebrates all facets of the theater (along with music, dance and visual arts) and, as the company is demonstrating this weekend, youth must be served as well. An active part of the community theater group's program is the Generation GAP, a troupe of teenage actors, directors designers and backstage workers which serves as a talented adjunct to the parent organization. At the moment, the Generation GAP is staging a dramatic musical which might bring to mind Disney's animated hit "The Little Mermaid," particularly since the latter's recent release on special edition on DVD. It's a story of someone from the lower class who falls in love with a member of the wealthy elite.
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By TOM TITUS | May 29, 2009
If you?re one of those theater-oriented people who complain that there?s never anything to do on a Monday, Laguna Beach?s Gallimaufry Performing Arts has a treat for you. This coming Monday, Gallimaufry will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an evening of festivity at the Irvine Improv, and the tab is only $35. ?The cheapest fundraiser you?ve ever been invited to,? comments Steve Josephson, executive director of Gallimaufry. ?It?s an evening of food, drink, fun, games, prizes and musical comedy.
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December 20, 2002
Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.latimes.com/news/ local/coastline. TODAY 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' The Laguna Playhouse will present an adaptation of the 1939 MGM musical as part of its Youth Theatre season. The play will run through Dec. 22. The playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
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October 13, 2006
  Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilotlatimes.com or through our online calendar at www.coastlinepilot.com . Submissions must be received two weeks before publication.   TODAY "Sordid Lives" will be performed by the Gallimaufry's "Promiscuous Assemblage" repertory company at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.; tickets are $20; closes Saturday night.
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By TOM TITUS | June 4, 2009
If you’re one of those theater-oriented people who complain that there’s never anything to do on a Monday, Laguna Beach’s Gallimaufry Performing Arts has a treat for you. This coming Monday, Gallimaufry will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an evening of festivity at the Irvine Improv, and the tab is only $35. “The cheapest fundraiser you’ve ever been invited to,” comments Steve Josephson, executive director...
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By TOM TITUS | December 22, 2006
Improvisational theater — building a plot with the help of the audience — is among the most difficult of genres to pull off successfully, yet, as this column put it last summer, "When it works, however, improv can be exceptionally entertaining." It worked, as we put it at the time last summer, "superbly well at the Laguna Playhouse," where an "off-the-cuff and off-the-wall" production of 'Shear Madness' proved to be the playhouse's No. 1 production of 2006 in this column's year-end analysis.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2006
  Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilotlatimes.com or through our online calendar at www.coastlinepilot.com . Submissions must be received two weeks before publication.   TODAY "Sordid Lives" will be performed by the Gallimaufry's "Promiscuous Assemblage" repertory company at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.; tickets are $20; closes Saturday night.
NEWS
By TOM TITUS | October 13, 2006
Laguna Beach's Gallimaufry Performing Arts celebrates all facets of the theater (along with music, dance and visual arts) and, as the company is demonstrating this weekend, youth must be served as well. An active part of the community theater group's program is the Generation GAP, a troupe of teenage actors, directors designers and backstage workers which serves as a talented adjunct to the parent organization. At the moment, the Generation GAP is staging a dramatic musical which might bring to mind Disney's animated hit "The Little Mermaid," particularly since the latter's recent release on special edition on DVD. It's a story of someone from the lower class who falls in love with a member of the wealthy elite.
NEWS
By TOM TITUS | October 6, 2006
There are families ? and then there are families . One squeaky clean bunch lives in St. Louis around the turn of the last century; another inhabits a small town in Texas and makes TV's "Mama's Family" look like "Mr. Rogers' Neighbor- hood." The latter clan comprise the convoluted characters of "Sordid Lives" playwright Del Shores' "black comedy about white trash" now being gleefully staged by the Gallimaufry Performing Arts company in Laguna Beach. Many of the same actors performed in Gallimaufry's "Meet Me in St. Louis" earlier, but you'd never recognize them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TOM TITUS | September 29, 2006
Nearly every theater group has one "go to" person who handles a variety of projects, delicately balancing many at once. At Laguna Beach's Gallimaufry Performing Arts, that individual is Julie Josephson, wife of the company's creative director Steve Josephson and a polished actress in her own right, as she currently is demonstrating in Gallimaufry's reprise production of "Sordid Lives." "Calmly and fluidly, she moves from task to task behind the scenes doing the unglamorous things that need done to put on a show," associate producer James Vaughn noted.
NEWS
December 20, 2002
Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.latimes.com/news/ local/coastline. TODAY 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' The Laguna Playhouse will present an adaptation of the 1939 MGM musical as part of its Youth Theatre season. The play will run through Dec. 22. The playhouse is at 606 Laguna Canyon Road.
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