SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at the Laguna Playhouse

Photo by Ed Krieger

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

A special sort of magic occurs when a celebrated and much-loved star takes on a role in live theater. Such is the atmosphere at Laguna Playhouse’s current offering, starring Leslie Caron and the multi-talented David Engel. The two-person vehicle sets up a sure-fire storyline. Lily, a former teacher and the widowed wife of a Southern Baptist preacher, hires a young dance instructor to provide the lessons the title.  Read more…

David C. Nichols – LA Times

An inordinate degree of audience-savvy skill and no small amount of personal charm distinguishes “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” at the Laguna Playhouse.

By embracing rather than avoiding the conventional contours of Richard Alfieri’s international hit two-hander about an imposing Florida retiree and a salty-tongued dance instructor, this elegant revival pulls the crowd-pleasing combination of sass and sentiment into surprisingly affecting bas-relief. Read more…

Now running through June 8.