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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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21 reviews
11 stars
Try the free parking across the street. Any parking spaces marked 300 and up are free. Otherwise, convenient parking entrance along side of theater is $10/
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Arrive early, parking can be a challange.
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"Looking for Home"
12 ratings
4.7 average rating
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16 reviews
34 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

Very well done, excellent performance.

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

A charming, well-done musical production focusing on a part of American history that many don't know about. I strongly recommend it for all ages, but especially intermediate grades, junior, and senior high students studying American history.

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attended Nov 12 2011

Tear-jerker that really let you feel how the orphans felt. Not suitable for little kids, good for adults and older kids. Very nicely acted and directed.

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Book, Music & Lyrics by Mary Murfitt

Musical Direction by Diane King Vann

Choreography by K.C. Gussler

Directed by Donna Inglima

Looking For Home is a new musical that examines the historical railroad transporting of orphaned children from the streets of New York City to the Great Plains. These “orphan trains” ran from 1856 to 1930 and it’s estimated that over 200,000 children were relocated or “placed out” by the Children’s Aid Society or similar organizations.

This world premiere beautifully follows the true story of 11-year-old Anna Hoffman and her siblings who were successfully “placed” in a small town in Kansas in 1923. This is a heartwarming story about courage and the healing powers that make a family … home.

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.