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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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19 reviews
4 stars
We dined at near-bt Brussels Bistro and found the French-influenced food very good and the owner attentive.
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29 events
19 reviews
4 stars
Parking at the theater is $10 but there is a public lot across the street that ranges fron free to affordable depending on what else is going on in Laguna. Read the small portable signs in the lot to know which area to park in.
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34 ratings
4.3 average rating
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14 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 20 2005

Hi Goldstar,
Quick summary for Bad Dates @ Laguna Playhouse 9/20/2005

Venue...intimate, modern, and comfortable

Crowd...Blue hair Tuesday

Actress...Beth Broderick encites quite a few laughs but ultimately didn't get me to buy in to her...continued

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An irresistible comedy for anyone who likes to laugh and loves a killer pair of Stuart Weitzman pumps! Restaurant manager and shoe connoisseur Haley Walker is re-entering the world of dating. From the privacy of her bedroom, she relates a series of hilarious, poignant and very real tales of her experiences while preparing for, and then recovering from, one dreadful date after another. But what’s with the hidden shoebox full of money? And why is the Romanian mob in an uproar?

Beth Broderick, star of the television sitcoms The Five Mrs. Buchanans and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, will star in the Southern California premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s comedy. The production will be directed by Judith Ivey, who also starred in The Five Mrs. Buchanans.

Bad Dates was first produced at Playwrights Horizons in 2003 starring Julie White. Rebeck’s other plays include Omnium Gatherum (co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vasillaros), Spike Heels, and Loose Knit.

Broderick’s stage work includes productions of Carnal Knowledge and Stage Door. She has been seen in such films as Psycho Beach Party, Stealing Silverman, and Fools Rush In, and she currently has a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated drama series Lost.

Ivey won Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performances in Hurlyburly and Steaming. She was most recently seen on stage as Martha Mitchell in Dirty Tricks at the Public Theater and in her solo show Women on Fire, which will tour the country this season. Her directing credits include the Alley Theater production of Steel Magnolias and the Off-Broadway production of Yeardley Smith’s solo show More.

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.