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Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2787
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50 events
28 reviews
2 stars
Small selection of drinks sold. We went to Las Brisas afterwards - great way to end an already great day.
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50 events
28 reviews
2 stars
Parking in playhouse lot is $10 - if you park across the street it is $20 for the whole day.
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"Looking for Home"
12 ratings
4.7 average rating
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52 events
25 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

I really enjoyed this event. So much so that I will see it again with my husband and other friends.
I will recommend it to all my friends and relatives who live in the area.
Thank you for providing us with wheelchair seating for my Mom

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68 events
18 reviews
46 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

Very well done, excellent performance.

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9 events
4 reviews
7 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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Description

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.