The Laguna Playhouse, located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road, will present the world premieres of I Loved Lucy from October 5th to the 31st, and Daddy Long Legs from November 30th to December 26th.
I Loved Lucy was written by Lee Tannen and is based on his best-selling memoir. Few people knew America's comic sweetheart, Lucille Ball, the way Lee Tannin did. Though distantly related, and 40 years apart in age, Lucy and Lee became the nearest and dearest of friends during the last decade of her life. Get a front and center look at Lucy-the personal side of her very public persona from someone who spent the last of her years beside her while out of the spotlight and around a backgammon table. See what is was like to be her friend, and understand how she was so like and unlike her TV alter ego. Re-live life with Lucy - the stories and shenanigans Lee shared with her - and discover a Lucy like you've never known. It's a funny, irreverent, and bitter-sweet portrait that will only add to the love of a great legend.
Daddy Long Legs is a musical by Tony and Olivier Award-Winner John Caird (Nicholas Nickleby, Les Miserables) and Tony nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre). Set in the early 1900s, this moving story is the vivid account of a young orphan girl as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. A trustee of the John Grier Orphanage offers a proper education to the 18-year-old Jerusha. The benefactor's only requirements are that Jerusha never know his identity, and that she write him monthly (though he will not respond). She sees him once in shadows and invents a nickname for her mysterious patron-Daddy Long Legs. Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her lonely life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit.
Tickets may be purchased on line at www.lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-2787 ext. 1 (group tickets ext. 229).