Briefly In Education

'Sound of Music' to hit Artists' Theatre

The Artists' Theatre will be alive with "The Sound of Music," starting March 16.

Laguna Beach High School students will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which tells the story of Maria von Trapp, a woman who leaves the convent to become governess to Capt. von Trapp's seven children right before the Nazi annexation of Austria, according to a news release.

"The show's memorable score and historic setting make it an important piece of literature," director Mark Dressler said in a statement. "This play is romantic, comedic and exciting because it explores familiar issues of vocation, love, loyalty, and coming-of-age against the backdrop of a critical time in world history."

The production includes cast members from not only LBHS but the elementary and middle schools as well, according to parent volunteer Tad Heitmann. There are even two cameos from faculty members. More than 100 young performers tried out for the three younger roles.

Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. March 16, 17, 34, 34, 30 and 31; and 2:30 p.m. March 18, 25 and April 1.

Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and $20 gets you premium reserved seating.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at (949) 497-7769.


Go 'Out On The Town' for Thurston

Thurston Middle School PTA is hosting its Out On The Town fundraiser March 21.

Local restaurants The Lumberyard, Sundried Tomato, Three Seventy Common, Asada, Romeo Cucina, Nick's and House of Big Fish are participating.

The evening is presented in a progressive dinner style, with the first stop from 6 to 6:45 p.m., the second stop from 6:55 to 7:40 p.m. and the final stop at 7:45 p.m. at Romeo Cucina, where there will be dancing until 10 p.m.

Attendees will be split into groups of 20 to 30 and will randomly be assigned to the first two restaurants.

Tickets are $65. Sponsorships are available for $250, which includes two tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit or send a check made out to Thurston PTA and mailed to Christy Addis, 1 North Encino, Laguna Beach CA 92651.

—Kelly Parker

Twitter: @KellyParkerTCN

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