Are you able to snigger? You then’re in luck.
The Laguna Woods Theatre Guild’s “Comedy and Enjoyable” occasion/assembly at the moment additionally gives some togetherness within the nice outdoor.
The enjoyable begins at 6:30 p.m. on the lined patio of Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro Street (throughout the road from Olive Backyard). Tickets are $5 per individual for non-Theatre Guild members and will likely be bought on the door.
Taking the stage will likely be 22 performers, together with singers from the musical “The Music Man,” comedians, and new Theatre Guild members who will carry out vignettes.
Theatre Guild President Wendy Shade promised the night will likely be a blast. “We’re very proud that our membership has been capable of flourish all through the pandemic. Due to an revolutionary program committee, we haven’t missed a beat whereas assembly nearly.”
Shade stated the entertaining packages and appearing lessons previously months have attracted many new members to the guild who’re desperate to carry out.
“Along with the pent-up demand from our current membership, the necessity to create a program the place many may very well be concerned grew to become our mission. The June program does simply that with a mixture of schooling, efficiency and music,” she stated.
“We’re very grateful to the Lutheran Church of the Cross for providing their beautiful services for our use. We will’t wait to fulfill exterior within the contemporary air, greet new members in individual and reconnect with our membership.”
Theatre Guild Treasurer Paul Kratzer is the MC of the comedy present. “I’ll introduce the performers, and, in fact, I’ll be one of many comedians providing a comedy shtick.”
Kratzer stated the concept for the night program stemmed from his longtime curiosity in comedy and in taking a stand-up comedy class.
“I discussed this to our program committee chair,” he stated. “The subject got here up and one factor led to a different, and it led to a comedy-themed Theatre Guild assembly. It must be humorous and academic for everybody.”
At “Comedy and Enjoyable” at the moment, guild member Bear Sanchez will educate a “Komedy Klass,” and a handful of different members will do 3-minute comedy monologues — which can then be critiqued by Sanchez.
And “boy is he enjoyable!” Shade stated of Sanchez.
“With the category and the comedy bits, we have now schooling and leisure. … And, as talked about, a few of our new members can get their ft moist in a smaller, safer venue. Everyone wins,” she stated.
There can even be a preview of a efficiency of “The Music Man” developing on the finish of July that’s scheduled to be held on the church’s Aliso Viejo campus.
“The director of ‘The Music Man,’ Marcia Lantz, places on a top-notch present with expertise inside the neighborhood,” Shade stated. “We will likely be handled to a medley of songs from the upcoming present.”
The final present the guild placed on was a Johnny Carson program in November on a pop-up stage within the parking zone of Clubhouse 5, stated Theatre Guild Program Chairwoman Barbara Powell. Right this moment’s occasion/assembly would be the first in-person guild assembly because the begin of the pandemic and lockdown.
“The general public is invited for the enjoyable, and we hope they are going to be impressed and develop into members of our enjoyable and revolutionary membership,” Powell stated.
As for getting again into the swing of issues, Kratzer stated, “Judging by different current out of doors in-person occasions, I feel folks will likely be smitten by getting collectively and seeing one another in individual.”
New guild member Lanie Mower stated, “I discovered the lessons attention-grabbing, and enjoyable. Paul makes it pleasing to be a part of a inventive and difficult new manner to have a look at on a regular basis conditions. Time appears to fly by after we should provide you with concepts, create these concepts right into a skit after which carry out in entrance of an viewers. It positively will get us out of our consolation zone.”
Trish Black can also be a brand new guild member. “Whether or not you’re a newbie in appearing or a seasoned performer, you’ll study a lot in Paul’s class on the ‘Seven Fundamentals of Drama.’ Paul makes the educational enjoyable with many hands-on actions.”
Shade stated the Theatre Guild is worked up to function Barb Turino at its July assembly.
“She is an enthusiastic member of our membership with a background in enterprise in addition to appearing. She’s going to current an interactive class primarily based on materials from her e book, ‘Getting Your Act Collectively; Learn how to put the Present in Enterprise.’ It’s about utilizing appearing expertise to enhance in enterprise and private life.”
The Theatre Guild is holding auditions for “Nearly, Maine” on Friday, June 18. The play, which will likely be introduced stay, on stage, and in individual, is a collection of vignettes that happen in a legendary, mystical city. The residents of Nearly, Maine, fall out and in of affection in sudden and hilarious methods on the stroke of 9 p.m. Consider a modern-day “Midsummer’s Night time Dream.” There are roles for eight ladies and eight males, and a few singing will likely be concerned.
Tickets to “Comedy and Enjoyable” will likely be bought on the door for $5 for non-members of the Theatre Guild; members will likely be admitted free. Bottled water will likely be supplied; please don’t carry meals or drinks. Occasion planners will adhere to county COVID-19 restrictions.
To join auditions, contact Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.