For those that appreciate the finer things, be sure to explore the artwork at Lake Forest's IC Talent.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this museum has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
At the age of 5, Natalie Costa’s daughter was cute, lively, and photogenic—reason enough to give show business a try, she thought. But with no one to guide her and her daughter through the maze of booking auditions and getting representation, she found herself out thousands of dollars on useless portfolio shoots and manager fees. In response, Costa founded The Performers Academy, modeling the friendly, welcoming atmosphere on the dancing school she loved as a child. She made sure to stock it with instructors who had the inside knowledge she could have used at the outset: all professional actors, directors, and producers with lots of experience in film and TV and a special focus on children’s programming.
The academy caters both to kids seriously trying to break into the business and to casual enthusiasts who find performing a liberating way to build self-confidence. Age-appropriate classes deal with such key topics as managing audition stress, honing improvisational comedy skills, and projecting loud enough to be heard over that giant gong that somebody keeps bumping into.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
By keeping our class size small we ensure that each student receives ample one on one attention, all the while making new and lasting friends.
Many of our students can be seen consistently working
in stage, film and television.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
All you need to bring is a smile and a fearless attitude.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our goal at MASQ KIDS is to provide the youth of Orange County with superior quality instruction in the performing arts at an affordable and reasonable cost.
We want anyone of any economic level to know they can be a star!
What do you love most about your job?
Empowering kids to know they can do and be whatever they dream. Watching someone come into their own and step out of their shell is the absolute greatest reward an instructor can ever receive.
The adage that "there are no small parts, just small actors" rings truest at The Center Stage Studio, where budding thespians of all ages get their share of the spotlight. Under the experienced wand of director Tracey DiMiceli, a seasoned performer and theater instructor who also helmed Malibu's prestigious "Fitness by the Sea" summer camp, young actors develop the skills to sing, dance, and deliver heartfelt Tony Award acceptance speeches in a wealth of classes and camps.
In the family-tailored musical theater camps, which feature themes reflecting popular musicals and children's shows, lil' thespians learn the fundamentals of theater technique—including blocking, projecting, and stage direction—and cultivate skills that boost self-esteem and critical thinking. Camps end with a public performance where every child gets a spot in a major musical number and receives a speaking role, curbing the theatrical tradition of jealous prepubescent understudies.
Enjoy a night of theater in Laguna Niguel. Mission Viejo Dance And Performing Arts has the wit and drama for you in their current season.
What's a fine theater without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
At this theater, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Move, groove, and shake it at one of Mission Viejo Dance And Performing Arts' top-notch dance classes.
Bring your car and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.