The annual Pageant of the Masters has been a longstanding tradition in Laguna Beach, California, and we carry all Pageant of the Masters tickets at the Irvine Bowl. Every year since 1933 the Festival of the Arts, founded only a year prior, hosts this incredible event where real people become living works of art. The process transpires with the use of costumes, make-up, backdrops, lighting, and props, and may take hours to complete. If you haven't been to the Irvine Bowl to see the Pageant of the Masters yet, now is your chance!!
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Pageant of the Masters Background and History:
The Pageant of the Masters has been taking place in Laguna Beach for over seventy-five years. Put on by the Festival of the Arts, in 1933 the Pageant of the Masters made its first attempt at replicating art via the use of living people. Originally called the Spirit of the Masters, the Pageant of the Masters was a bit of a fiasco in its first two years of running. Then, local developer Roy Ropp took over and in 1935 the newly named Pageant of the Masters made its debut and was a success.
Mr. Ropp and his wife continued to direct the Pageant of the Masters until 1941, when WWII forced a four-year hiatus. Then, due to friction between Roy and the Festival of the Arts board, Mr. Ropp only returned to direct the Pageant of the Masters in 1950. Due to his dedication and passion for the Pageant of the Masters, Roy Ropp is to this day known as the Father of the Pageant.
The Pageant of the Masters is held for two months every summer at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach. It is an hour-and-a-half long show that consists of "living art", so to speak, where real people are turned into exact replicas of art. Every year the Festival of the Arts puts on the Pageant of the Arts and it requires months of preparation and volunteering. In fact, only a small select staff is on pay-roll, and an astounding 60,000 hours of work per year are contributed solely from the generosity of volunteers.
The Pageant of the Masters entails often elaborate costumes, lighting, make-up, props, and more, so that the final outcome is an actual human being impersonating a piece of inanimate art. The Pageant of the Masters presentation involves a full orchestra, a narrator, as well as live performances of period songs, sung by hired professionals (or volunteers of course!).
Each year more than 250,000 people come to see the Pageant of the Masters and you could be one of them!! Check out our website for our complete list of updated and in-stock Pageant of the Masters tickets at the Irvine Bowl. Or contact us to speak directly with a rep; they will happily assist you in purchasing your Pageant of the Masters tickets.
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