Thursday, August 28, 2008

Festival of Arts

Thursday night I was invited to the Festival of Arts to enjoy the 75th Annual Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. The world famous show is "ninety minutes of 'living pictures' - incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant as the best presentation of its kind."

The show was absolutely stunning! It had been nearly 15 years since the last time I saw the Pageant and I was simply amazed at how with a little paint, props, and proper stage lighting, an entire cast was transformed into the most incredible work of art. A few of us that went are going to apply to be in next year's presentation as part of these living pieces of art. How exciting! If you've never been before, its a must for summer 2009!

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