Gallimaufry Performing Arts

Gallimaufry Performing Arts was founded in 2004 in Laguna Beach, California. It was founded by Steve Josephson, the current Executive Artistic Director.


1. a mixed up jumble; a hodgepodge
2. a heterogeneous mixture, a confused jumble, a ridiculous medley
3. a promiscuous assemblage
Derived from a 15th c. French word for a stew made of anything and everything in the kitchen. Totally disparate and/or unrelated items blended together to form something unique.


Dance Days

Dance days consist of free master classes followed by a free performance on Laguna's "Main Beach". Past master classes have ranged from rhythm tap, modern and hip-hop to Afro-Caribbean, Indian and Latin Jazz. Past dance day performances have included the inspirational and explosive Lula Washington Dance Theatre , Erin Landry, the "spirited grace" of Backhaus Dance , the "b-boying, poppin', lockin'" of Jabbawockies, the "choreographic intricacy and artistry" of Sean Greene, the premiere of Karama Adesco's ALIVE Contemporary Dance Company, San Francisco's "lively and sensuous" Company Chaddick , the contemporary drumming sounds of TAIKOPROJECT , the comic genius of Dudley Brooks' comedy dance troupe "Run for Your life" from San Francisco , the beguiling the evocative Indian choreography of Ramaa Bharadvaj & The Angahara Ensemble which also included a Tahitian ensemble

Gallimaufry & Greene

Gallimaufry & Greene is the brainchild of Executive Artistic Director, Steve Josephson. Josephson, the creator of the company’s “Dance Days” and “Songs in the Sand” series, as well as the Executive Director of the inaugural caDance Festival, has built this new company around famed dancer and choreographer, Sean Greene. The new contemporary dance company will receive its world premiere on April 18, 2007, as part of Gallimaufry's latest Arts Festival.


Ridiculous Medley

Created in 2006, The Ridiculous Medley is a new vocal performance group that performs for special events, community functions, parties, fundraisers and corporate events. Under the direction of Meredith Woodson-Hubbard, the Ridiculous Medley has already performed for the CHOC Queen of Hearts Guild fundraiser as well as several community events.

Arts Projects

Gallimaufry is part of the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts.

The Generation GAP

The Generation GAP is a self-producing teen theatre company. The group focuses on learning all aspects of theatre, including producing, directing, performing, designing, managing, project managing and fundraising. Teens ages 12-18 plan, raise money, produce, design, cast, direct and perform in shows, and in the process learn all the in's and out’s of how to run a theatre company.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

In the summer of 2007, Gallimaufry Performing Arts took two shows overseas to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest art's festival. Both shows performed in the renowned C venues. The group revived their production of Sordid Lives and a revamped version of Harlem Renaissance. Jonelle Allen received rave reviews for her performance as Florence Mills and the show was chosen as a "Pick of the Fringe" by The Gilded Balloon.
In 2008, the dance troupe Gallimaufry and Greene performed their show, "A Night at the Movies", at the Fringe.


Show Year Type
Cabaret July 2008
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory July 2008
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project April 2008 Dance
The Glass Menagerie April 2008
"The Rite of Spring"/"Angels" April 2008 Gallimaufry and Greene
Gloriously Gershwin December 2007 Musical Revue
"Holiday Suite" December 2007 Lagunatunes Concert
Snoopy ! The Musical December 2007 The Generation GAP
Guys and Dolls September 2007 Concert
Disney's The Jungle Book July 2007
Classical Roots Brings Classic Jazz March 2007 Lagunatunes Concert
Six Degrees of Separation April 2007 Promiscuous Assemblage
"A Night at the Movies" April 2007 Gallimaufry & Greene premiere
Harlem Renaissance: The Life of Florence Mills April 2007 Song and Dance Concert
Hot & Cole February 2007 Musical Revue
"Merry Tunes" December 2006 Lagunatunes Concert
Best of Broadway III November 2006 Musical Revue
Carousel September 2006 Concert
Sordid Lives September 2006 Promiscuous Assemblage
Meet Me in St. Louis July 2006
Once On This Island July 2006 The Generation GAP
"Seasons of Love" May 2006 Lagunatunes Concert
The Diary of Anne Frank May 2006 The Generation GAP
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown May 2006 Classes
South Pacific April 2006 Concert
Best of Broadway II December 2005 Musical Revue
A Chorus Line August 2005
Seussical the Musical August 2005
"Stars of Dance" May 2005 Dance
Weird Romance April 2005 The Generation GAP
Duets February 2005 Musical Revue
Best of Broadway December 2004 Musical Revue
March of the Falsettos November 2004 Promiscuous Assemblage
"Dancing in the Sand" October 2004 Dance
Into the Woods Jr. August 2004
42nd Street August 2004

External links

  • Gallimaufry Home Page
  • Review from the Fringe: Harlem Renaissance
  • Review from the Fringe: Harlem Renaissance
  • Review from the Fringe: Sordid Lives

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