Laguna Beach High's Famed Shap Show Hits the Quarter-Century Mark

Tickets for the Feb. 9 program go on sale on the same day at 4 p.m. The show features the school's esteemed math teacher/guitarist, Gary Shapiro.

From Laguna Beach High School:

The 25th anniversary Shap Show, "No Suits Allowed" ... The highly anticipated annual variety show features many incredibly talented LBHS students and staff accompanied by none other than the school’s most charismatic math teacher and talented acoustic guitarist, Mr. Gary Shapiro.

This great event is one night only, at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre on Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the Shap Show will go towards Grad Night festivities for the Class of 2013.

Regular tickets for the concert go on sale at 4 p.m. the day of the event for $10 for students and $15 for adults. This event sells out quickly, and there is a 4 ticket maximum per person. It is a sell-out every year! A pre-show dinner will also be held at the Lumberyard in Laguna Beach from 5-6:45 p.m. Thanks to the amazing generosity of Lumberyard owners, we will have our pre-show dinner at The Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

A limited number of advanced tickets can be purchased in the reserved section for $30 each, and the Pre-Show Dinner Package that will include dinner and reserved seating will be $60 each. Click here to buy tickets.

For more info regarding advance sales of limited preferred seating and pre-show dinner packages, contact Johnna Gherardini at johnnamama@gmail.com.


  • No Suits Allowed - "The Shap Show" - will make its 25th consecutive annual appearance, February 9th at 7:30 PM, at Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre.
  • The "coffee house" style performance features approximately 30 songs sung by LBHS students accompanied by LBHS Math Teacher Gary Shapiro (aka "Shap") on guitar.
  • Proceeds from the Shap Show are donated to the Senior Class Grad Night
  • The night of the show, a brand new Taylor GS Mini Guitar, autographed by Gary Shapiro, will be auctioned off.
  • In addition, a special benefit pre-show dinner is being offered at the The Lumberyard restaurant.  Reservations for the dinner and VIP seating for the show are available at www.lbusd.org/shapshow

The Shap Show's History

  • Over the last 25 years, the Shap Show has raised more than $100,000 for LBHS Senior classes and involved more than 350 student performers.
  • The show was named "No Suits Allowed" by Gary after he was asked to leave the wedding of two former students at a posh country club for wearing jeans.
  • Gary is a full-time, upper level math teacher at LBHS.  He doesn't get paid extra for doing the show or get time off to prepare it.
  • Gary has enjoyed playing guitar and singing since he began to perform in coffee houses in college - this is the vibe he wants to achieve with the Shap Show.  He now plays at the Sawdust Festival every summer.
  • Gary used to have some "electric" acts in the show but has returned to an all-acoustic format.


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