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WELCOME TO THEATRE GUILD OF LAGUNA WOODS

Where Imagination and Creativity Meet!

Can you sing, act or dance? Interested in costuming or makeup? How about painting backdrops or managing props? Theatre Guild members participate onstage or behind the curtain. But every show also needs…an audience. So come and play or come and watch. It’s all about fun and community. Want to pick up some skills? We offer workshops to members in all facets of theatre. Sound intriguing? Then this is the club for you!


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past shows


Workshops


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 01, 2023
    • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
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    This workshop has 2 sessions; Wed. Feb 1st & Wed. Feb 8th from 10-11:30am 

    This class will focus on how to vocalize, keeping your voice fit and strong for auditions and performances.  Elissa will teach you how to use your voice so you don't get laryngitis.


    Elissa Kaplan Senter will be leading this Workshop.  She is a stage, film, TV and radio voice over entertainer and artist.  She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge with other performers. This will be her 50th year as an Actor's Equity, SAG and AFTRA union member.  She began her off Off-Broadway career at the age of nine!


    • Monday, February 06, 2023
    • Monday, March 06, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • ZOOM
    • 0
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    This workshop has 5 sessions and is limited to those who have taken

    Voice & Diction Part 1.

    Learn how to elevate your speech and project your best self for public speaking and acting.  Students will receive coaching on the script and text they choose.

    Kate Jacobs will be leading this Workshop. She has been performing since childhood on the stage, screen, radio and TV.  She is formally trained and held numerous roles including many in LW theater productions.  She really enjoys sharing her knowledge and looks forward to  seeing former students in this workshop.

    Maximum Attendees: 5

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 01, 2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
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    This Workshop has 4 sessions on Wednesdays, Feb 8th - March 1st, from 2-3:30 

    This beginner-level class will take you from the initial stages of preparing to audition in character, to the more complex work needed to build the character elements of a part once you have been cast.  You will learn the strategies used by good actors everywhere to imbue the character on the page with life.  This is one of the most essential creative elements of acting.

    Nicole Aloni will be leading this workshop. She has enjoyed an exciting, diverse career in the culinary and theater arts.  She attended UCLA as an acting major.  Throughout her prestigious catering career, she performed in Equity productions and television.  She proudly wrote and performed a one-woman show, Le Grand Fromage in Seattle, WA.  Nicole, delighted Laguna Woods residents in October 2022 with a gala that included a filmed version of the closing night of her show, French Picnic Supper and student scholarship auction. 

    Maximum attendees 10

    • Thursday, February 16, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Clubhouse 5
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    On February 16th, Theatre Guild Presents

    A Romantic Dinner Theatre Event

    "Love Letters"

    Plus 

    Elegant Hot Buffet Dinner & Musical Entertainment

    Doors Open 5:30, Dinner at 6:00

    Musical Entertainment by Debbie Blackwell Cook singing tunes from

    The Great American Songbook 6:15 - 6:45

    "Love Letters" begins on stage at 7pm 

    Tickets in advance only. Purchase on this site or by mail. Reservations must be received by 2/9.  No tickets at the door.

    Mail in form: Love Letters Reservation Form.pdf

    Note:

    If you are purchasing a table, please send an e-mail to wendyshade1@outlook.com with the names of your guests.  For attendees needing gate access, please send e-mail as well.


    • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
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    This workshop is one session Feb 21st from 12-2pm.


    In this interactive workshop you will be focusing on body control, stagecraft, eye contact, learning lines, character development and more...

    Paul Kratzer returns to teach his very popular workshop. His experience includes touring for ten years with a repertory theater company that performed around Europe, Africa and the USA.  He also taught short drama workshops of all kinds which he continues to do today.  Since coming to Laguna Woods, Paul has acted in numerous roles, including: Chasing Dreams, Baby Boomer Blues, Steamboat Malta and Café Murder (which he also Directed).


    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
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    This workshop has two sessions; March 8th and 15th from 1-3pm  

    Improv comedy is a type of live theater in which actors perform without a script.  Short, self-contained scenes will be created to provide the structure for improvisation.  Learn to listen, respond, react in a positive manner; show honest emotions and most importantly have fun.  You will learn that most improv techniques apply to other forms of theater.

    Workshop leaders are Barb Turino and Dr. Lisa Bender.  Both quick on their feet with a huge passion for authenticity!

    Maximum Attendees 20

    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Thursday, April 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 4
    Register

    This workshop has 8 sessions in total.  Held 2x per week on Tues. & Thurs. from March 21st -April 13th from 11am-1pm.  

    The Eight Axioms of Acting Course covers: 1. learn how to create a believable character, 2.understand the true role of emotion in acting, 3. learn the skills needed for superior acting, 4. discover a character's true purpose, 5. experience the value of movement/blocking, 6. experience the two elements of action, 7. participate in dialogue analysis, 8. emphasis on staying in the now.

    Jeanne Sanner is back with us this fall teaching her 8 Axioms of Acting Workshop. Quite an accomplished actor, director, singer, coach, orchestra conductor and producer, she's experienced in all aspects of the theater Arts.  She's performed in major theaters and directed an array of musicals, comedies and dramas, including: The Fantastics, Steel Magnolias, Twelve Angry Jurors and most recently, Nigh Watch here in Laguna Woods Village. Jeanne successfully ran her own acting studio, Class Acting Academy. 

    Maximum attendees 12

    Registration for this class will close on March 1st.



    • Thursday, May 04, 2023
    • Thursday, June 01, 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
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    This Workshop has 5 sessions from May 4th - June 1st from 1-3pm.

    Have you gotten your act together?  If you want to improve your performance and go to the next level, consider joining Barb Turino as she returns to teach a third semester with Theatre Guild. These workshops will include a combination and expansion of the most popular subjects from the first and second semesters and new subjects depending on the needs of the participants.

    The classes will cover time and experience tested tools and techniques.  There is something for everyone regardless of acting experience.  New and returning students are welcome.  

    Barb is an actor, director, trainer executive coach and published author.  Her book Getting Your Act Together explores how to use the skills and tools that the actor uses both on stage and on the real stage of everyday live. She believes that we are all onstage everyday with a role to play in the show called life, with an audience who will hopefully give rave reviews and demand encore performances.  




    • Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lutheran Church Of The Cross
    Register

    This workshop is one session on May 16th from 12-2pm.

    In this interactive workshop you will be focusing on body control, stagecraft, eye contact, learning lines, character development and more...

    Paul Kratzer returns to teach his very popular workshop. His experience includes touring for ten years with a repertory theater company that performed around Europe, Africa and the USA.  He also taught short drama workshops of all kinds which he continues to do today.  Since coming to Laguna Woods, Paul has acted in numerous roles, including: Chasing Dreams, Baby Boomer Blues, Steamboat Malta and Café Murder (which he also Directed).


Past events

Thursday, October 20, 2022 Le Grand Fromage
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 2022 Fall Workshop - Voice & Diction For The Stage
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2022 Fall Workshop - Seven Basics Of Drama
Friday, September 16, 2022 2022 Fall Workshop - Getting Your "Act" Together 2.0
Thursday, September 15, 2022 September Meeting -What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Things That Go By The Board
Thursday, June 16, 2022 2nd Annual Comedy Night
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Radio Play "LAST VOYAGE OF THE STEAMBOAT MALTA"
Friday, April 22, 2022 "Cafe Murder" Mystery Lunch Theater In The Round
Thursday, April 21, 2022 "Cafe Murder" Mystery Dinner Theater In The Round
Thursday, April 07, 2022 2022 Spring Workshop - The Actors Audition Tool Kit
Thursday, March 17, 2022 March Meeting "An Evening With Maya Grace"
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 2022 Spring Workshop - Improv: Unscripted Adventure
Thursday, February 17, 2022 February Meeting: I am Me First
Thursday, December 16, 2021 December Meeting - "The Holiday Show"
Thursday, November 18, 2021 November Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021 Almost, Maine
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Almost, Maine
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 2021 Fall Workshop - Voice & Diction For The Stage
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Almost, Maine
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Theatre Guild Meeting
Thursday, July 15, 2021 July Meeting

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