Swashbuckling adventure begins

The Laguna Playhouse will present a special TheatreReach performance of “By the Great Horn Spoon” on Saturday as part of the Imagination Celebration of Orange County.

The performance will be held at 10 a.m. in the Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

The play was adapted by Donna Inglima and Joe Lauderdale from the book by Sid Fleischman, and features original music and lyrics by Mark Turnbull.

In the play, the year is 1849 and the California Gold Rush is surging forward. Together with his fearless butler, Praiseworthy, young Jack Flagg sets out to save his Aunt Arabella’s fortune.


The two stow away on a ship bound from Boston to the California gold fields and a wild, swashbuckling adventure begins.

Two young audience members will be chosen to appear in this production, which is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Tickets for “By the Great Horn Spoon” are $5 each. The performance begins at 10 a.m. and runs approximately one hour. A brief Stage Talk with the actors will be held after the performance.

For more information, call (949) 497-2787 or visit