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“Art Tableaux Theater unique in all the world”

Pageant of the Masters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located on the Festival of Arts grounds is one of the most unique theatrical productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters. Watch real people be magically transformed into life-sized re-creations of famous works of art. A live narrator guides you through the story of each living picture accompanied by a full orchestra. Shows are nightly. There is nothing like it anywhere... only in Laguna Beach.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 15, 2014

OK....Impossible to describe and all descriptions do not do the show any justice...You just have to see it....sure it is expensive but a one of a kind experience that is well worth it....You will be boasting to your friends that you went.Additionally just outside the main theater is a very high class juried art exhibit and "gallery" all out doors with music and food etc

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We live close by and go every year. As many other reviewers have noted, it is indeed a unique experience. My husband and I invited my brother and sister-in-law, (who regularly travel all over the world), to attend with us a couple of years ago and they said it was the best evening out they had had in years! Arrive early to view (and, perhaps, purchase) the work of the many local artists being exhibited at the Festival of Arts and then have dinner at Tivoli Terrace, (on the Festival of Arts grounds), before the show starts at 8:30. The only caveat to be aware of is that the seats in the "Loge Section" at the show are VERY narrow and uncomfortable. If you have a disability, as I do, be sure to purchase seats in the "Wheelchair Section". Not only are the tickets far less expensive, you will be much, much more comfortable. The view from that section is slightly obstructed but not so much that it affects your enjoyment of the show. If you are in the area in October around Halloween, be sure to attend the "Pageant of the Monsters" - BEST and most creative "Haunted House", (or in this case, "Haunted Ship"), performance you will ever see!

3  Thank SJCLawyer
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Living tableaux presented with good music in a beautiful outdoor theater. This is all done with a level of professionalism that springs from Laguna's proximity to Hollywood. Really something to see.

Thank BlueNWashington
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We live close to the area where the Pageant of the Masters is held, and we have to go see it every year because it is always different. The performers do a great job as they simulate a living paintings of famous artists. There are several of unique arts and crafts being shown and sold outside the theater in a beautiful open setting area where you can sit, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a snack or a meal. Life is good in Laguna Beach especially during the summer.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

nothing else like it. So different it is a must see one time, Dress warm, take a blanket and binoculars. Go early and enjoy the art show before the Pageant.

Thank lynn m
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