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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2787
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Drive to the Festival parking lot on Hwy 133 and take one of the convenient free shuttle buses to the various art festivals, restaurants and theater, with return to lot, open until 11 pm.
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http://lagunaplayhouse.com/onstage/2007/a-marvelous-party/

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The Laguna Playhouse continues in its 86th season with the West Coast Premiere of A Marvelous Party: The Noel Coward Celebration, words and music by Noel Coward, devised by David Ira Goldstein, Carl Danielsen, Mark Anders, Patricia Wilcox and Anna Lauris with musical arrangements by Carl Danielsen. 

This West Coast premiere showcases the music of the enchanting Noel Coward in an exhilarating evening of song and sparkling repartee.  A contemporary of Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers, Coward’s lyrics are witty, his ballads bittersweet and his melodies contagious.  With music hall energy and cabaret class, Coward’s work stands the test of time. Add a charming cast and nimble choreography, and in the words of the man himself, “You’ll smile a little while” throughout this delightful revue. 

A Marvelous Party: The Noel Coward Celebration is directed by David Ira Goldstein.  The ensemble cast includes: Mark Anders, Carl Danielsen, Anna Lauris and a live band.

The music director is Carl Danielsen and Patricia Wilcox is the choreographer.  The designers are Bill Forrester (scenic), David Kay Mickelsen (costume) Todd Hensley (lighting), and David Edwards (sound).

 

Noel Coward (author) was born in Teddington, England, on December 16, 1899.  In 1911, Mr. Coward made his professional debut in The Goldfish, a children’s musical.  By 1915 Mr. Coward played his first adult role in Charley’s Aunt and had written both the music and lyrics to his first song, Forbidden Fruit. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Laguna Playhouse

Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse’s history and longevity validate a unique heritage in our region, making it a cultural treasure for all of California. We produce and present professional theatre of the highest quality, providing a full range of theatrical styles, entertainment, educational programs, and other initiatives that serve our community and reach a broad constituency.