Dana Point, California (PRWEB) April 29, 2011
Escape for a true Laguna Beach art experience with the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. This year's theme, “Only Make Believe,” explores worlds populated by ancient and modern superheroes and strange, mythical creatures. Showcasing creative expressions of artists who devoted themselves to conjuring everything from Victorian historical fantasies and fairytales beginning "once upon a time," to futuristic visions of things to come that will not disappoint. All in an unforgettable performance of “art that lives and breathes.” Before attending the performance, arrive hours early to browse the Festival of Arts where 140 award-winning local artists display and sell their original works of fine art.
Pageant of the Masters is ninety minutes of "living pictures" - incredibly faithful art re-creations of many classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Presented in an outdoor amphitheater, with the combination of a live orchestra, Pageant of the Masters has been recognized as the best stage presentation of its kind. (http://www.foapom.org)
Pageant of the Masters packages are offered at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Packages are available July 7 through August 31, 2011 with rates starting at $595 per night, subject to ticket availability.
IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE EXPERIENCE
This unique experience includes:
- Overnight accommodations in a pool/garden view guestroom, including resort fee
- Welcome Amenity with Pageant Program Guide
- Two Premium Seat Tickets to Pageant of the Masters Stage Performance at 8:30 p.m.
Starting from $595 per night
BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE
Rub elbows with Fine Artists on your guided docent tour and then experience the thrill of being back stage just before show time. Feel the bustle and excitement of how this grand production comes together behind the curtain and peak into the mystery of how art comes to life.
- Ritz-Carlton Ocean View Club Level Accommodations, including resort fee
- Ritz-Carlton Preferred Seating for Two for The Pageant of the Masters Stage Production
- Guided Docent Tour of The Festival of Arts at 5 p.m.
- Backstage Tour of Pageant of Masters at 7:30 p.m.
- 1 p.m. Late Check Out
- Program Guide and Welcome Amenity
Starting from $1,475 per night; Friday and Saturday July and August, Only 40 total Packages Available All Season
SUMMER PICNIC ON THE GRASS
Be one of the few with a reserved table on the grass to enjoy your wine, cheese and chocolate themed picnic basket to enjoy during the summer concert series. After your picnic, browse fine art and get ready for the big event at 8:30 p.m.
- Ritz-Carlton Overnight Accommodations, including resort fee
- Ritz-Carlton Preferred Seating for Two for The Pageant of the Masters
- Festival of Arts Reserved Table Seating on Grass
- Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Themed Picnic Basket
- Program Guide and Welcome Amenity
Starting from $745 per night; Monday through Friday July and August, Only 4 Packages Available Per Night
Twenty-six years later, the resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. The resort is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury.
Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach. The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years, but is proud to boast earning AAA Five Diamond status for the 25th year, the longest in California. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit the web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/laguna