"The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life." - Arthur Miller
In 2004, Shirley Lasagna, a professional entertainer, and her husband moved to Laguna Woods and registered her musical performance act as “The Old Pros”, enabling them to perform for the community. She, and a small number of performers who shared a love for topnotch performance arts, formed a club named The Old Pros. This entertainment group focused on variety and professional levels of performance and quality. It exists today still maintaining the highest level of competence for audience satisfaction, providing a spectrum of opportunities for its members to engage in theatrical activities.
Original members of the Old Pros Back Row: Ed Hayes, Ruth May, Jim Bragg, Bill Schroeder, Irv Wordes, Nina Brice, Else Cahan, Al Weissman Front Row: Sheila Bialka, Shirley Lasagna, Stan Lehrfeld, Mario Pellegrini