Locals stage interactive play

COAST CITIES — North County residents are the producers and stars of a dinner theater comedy opening at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd.Encinitas resident Kim Frost plays the Mother of the Bride in “Once Upon a Wedding,” an interactive dinner theater comedy in which the audience is drawn into the action as wedding guests. The show is produced by the Laughbaum family of Laughing Tree Productions, who are San Marcos residents. The Laughbaums are three lifelong entertainers. Lisa and Michael just ended a 22-year stretch as the house band on the Bahia Belle in Mission Bay, and are now venturing out on their own, producing a show they wrote, directed, act and sing in, along with their 15-year-old son, Ian, who’s been performing since he was 4 and co-wrote the show.

“The audience really becomes like a part of the family and gets to experience all the joys of attending a real wedding without the pressure of buying a gift. After all, every wedding needs its crashers,” Lisa Laughbaum said.

For tickets, call (760) 591-3113 or visit onceuponaweddingthemusical.com. General admission is $64.95.



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