SOURCE: Festival of Arts

Festival of Arts

December 18, 2009 13:00 ET

Can You Stand Still? Pageant of the Masters Casting Call 2010

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Do you enjoy art, theater and music? Have you ever thought about posing on a stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? And can you stand still for 90 seconds? Perfect -- you could be a volunteer cast-member in the 2010 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. The Pageant of the Masters is looking for men, women and children to volunteer for next summer's show, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry." People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the world's most famous presentation of tableaux vivants or "living pictures."

Casting call will be held at the following times: Saturday, January 9 from 7pm-9pm, Sunday, January 10 from 2pm-5pm and Thursday, January 14 from 7pm-9pm at Irvine Bowl Park (650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA). Next summer's performances will run nightly at 8:30pm from July 7 to August 31, 2010. Please call (949) 494-3663 for additional information.

Casting call is a fun experience for all involved. Prospective volunteers will be measured and photographed, enjoy refreshments and meet the behind-the-scenes Pageant staff. No theater experience is necessary. The only requirement is the ability to stand still and have fun.

Pageant director Diane Challis Davy commented, "It takes over 500 volunteers, both onstage and behind-the-scenes, to put on the Pageant. We wouldn't have a show without our volunteers! They have so much fun backstage, volunteers return year after year to participate."

Pageant volunteers are also needed for positions in the wardrobe, make up, and headdress departments, as well as cast area coordinators and refreshment servers, among other positions.

Volunteering for the Pageant is a great way to spend your summer and it is common to have several generations of the same family volunteering for different aspects of the show. By volunteering for the Pageant, students can earn credit towards community service requirements.

The 2010 Pageant of the Masters, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry," will be staged July 7 through August 31. A gala benefit performance will be held on August 28, 2010. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100. Tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-487-3378 or online after January 15, 2010 at The Festival of Arts is a nonprofit organization whose proceeds go to support the arts.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Sharbie Higuchi
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    (949) 464-4282