Pageant of the Masters is a beloved Laguna tradition. This theatrical illusionthe artistry of living picturesis a recreation of classical and contemporary paintings featuring real people posing to look exactly like their 2-D counterparts in the original pieces. Charmingly unsettling and always impressive, the ninety-minute production, which takes place in an outdoor amphitheatre, also includes a professional orchestra, original score, live narration and intricate sets. Celebrating its 75th anniversary with All The Worlds a Stage, Pageant of the Masters continues to shine as the Festival of Arts most famous attraction.
July 29-Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m., 2008