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My Hero Project seeks film entries

The Laguna Beach-based MY HERO Project is looking for student reporters to create video stories about their heroes.

A team of award-winning documentary producers will help the young filmmakers tell their stories using state-of-the-art digital video equipment.

Five applicants will be chosen based on a short essay about their hero that they will submit through the MY HERO Create program, which guides them through text, images and links. Students may also submit a short film, audio story or work of original art in addition to the essay.


The deadline is May 1. Winners will be announced in June and the MY HERO team will work with the students during the summer.

The finished anthology will be distributed to schools, civic organizations and the media. The stories will also be streamed on the MY HERO website for a global audience.


Auditions set for ‘LagunaTots’


After a 10-year hiatus, No Square Theatre and director Linda Haylett have brought back “LagunaTots," the musical parody that takes a zany swipe at school, siblings and pop culture, and will host auditions from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at 384 Legion Hall.

Open to singers, dancers and actors of all experience levels in first through 12th grades, the audition will require performers to sing two minutes of a musical comedy selection of their choosing to a pre-recorded accompaniment CD or sheet music in the correct key, and should wear comfortable clothes and shoes for learning a short dance combination.

To make an appointment, call (949) 715-0449 or e-mail Walk-ins are welcome. Callbacks (by appointment only) will be March 14. Visit