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Laura Leigh,
Stepping into the Light

Saturday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center
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Laura Leigh Gualala Arts Local Eyes is presenting a cocktail show titled "Laura Leigh, Stepping into the Light" on November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Come join Laura and piano accompanist, Gloria Wood, in an evening of varied musical numbers that reflect the life and talents of this amazing woman. Songs tell a story, and Laura has a story to tell. She won't be bound by any one style, so expect a colorful journey.

Coastal audiences have watched Laura Leigh step onto the stage and captivate them in any number of roles. There is something about the woman that draws one's attention like a magnet. She has that "It" factor. No one can teach it or explain it. It's just THERE.

Laura Leigh Laura will tell you that she arrived on the coast in 1973, where she raised four children; and that now she is "Nana" to six grandchildren, with another member of the family tree on the way. This is a woman completely devoted to family and friends, but recently she wowed audiences with her appearances in La Cage Aux Folles with Gloriana Opera Co. in Ft. Bragg, as well as a number of roles in the spectacularly popular Art Center Theater (ACT) show Honk! at Gualala Arts Center. She stole the show as Widow Corney in ACT's Oliver in 2009, and brought both the roles of Glinda (the good witch) and Aunt Em delightfully to life in ACT's The Wizard of Oz in 2008.

Laura Leigh Many coastal audience members will recall performer and voice teacher, Gloria Wood, shining the spotlight on a little powerhouse of talent named Olivia Harrison, in their showcase last year, It's Olivia! Now it's time for the multi-talented Laura Leigh to have a show of her own.

Laura Leigh, Stepping into the Light is on its way. Some performers are colorful. Laura Leigh is a rainbow. She's one of a kind. Mark your calendars. You won't want to miss this!

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 more the day of performance. Youth 7-17 free. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Gualala Arts, 1961 - 2011

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.