“Once Upon a Wedding,” the Hilarious Musical Comedy Dinner Theater Experience, Opens at California Center for the Arts August 16

(Escondido)(July 5, 2013)–The funniest dinner theater show to hit San Diego in years, “Once Upon a Wedding,” will run Fridays and Saturdays from August 16 – 31 with just eight (8) performances at the majestic California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Boulevard Escondido, CA 92025.

A complete evening with great food, music, dancing, and a feel-good show full of audience participation, this musical comedy features hit songs from the fifties to today, making it the perfect treat for the whole family.

“Once Upon a Wedding” is produced and directed by  Lisa Laughbaum, owner of Laughing Tree Productions, who also stars in the show as Liza, the wedding singer. “This show is all about fast-paced laughs, great music, delicious food, and interactive entertainment,” says Lisa. “The audience really becomes like a part of the family, and guests experience all the joys of attending a real wedding without the pressure of buying that perfect gift. After all, every wedding needs its crashers!”

The unique experience of “Once upon a Wedding” includes a gourmet dinner, wedding cake, coffee service, a champagne toast, and non-stop entertainment from the moment the audience arrives.

“Once Upon a Wedding”

Venue: California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Boulevard Escondido, CA 92025.

Show dates: Fridays and Saturdays, August 16 – 31, 2013

Show Times: Friday and Saturday evenings: 7 p.m.; Saturday matinee, August 24 and 31: 12 noon.

Information: 760.591.3113


General Admission $69.00

V.I.P. $99.00 (includes corsage or boutonniere, souvenir photo, and priority seating)

Seniors $59.00

Child (6-12) $49.00

Group Discounts Available



“OOUAW Image Onlynce Upon a Wedding” follows Daisy Dudley and Davis Do-Wright as they celebrate their love in front of family and friends on their wedding day. But what should be the happiest day of their lives quickly turns into mayhem with mishaps of epic proportions. When the wedding coordinator, minister, and wedding party go missing, Daisy decides she can’t continue, and it’s up to the wedding coordinator-in-training and the wedding singer to keep the day from becoming a complete disaster. The shenanigans of Daisy’s less-than-happy parents, her great-uncle Julie, and Davis’ free-spirited sister, Debbie, make for a hilarious laugh-out-loud good time.

About Laughing Tree Productions

In addition to dinner theatre shows, San Diego-based Laughing Tree Productions produces quality children’s programming, including the Emmy-nominated pilot “The Children’s Music Workshop,” winner of a Parents Guide Award. The group performs school assemblies and has created ten children’s music CDs (currently available on iTunes), one for each month of the school year.


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