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DANA POINT, Calif. – February 2, 2014 – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is proud to present an extraordinary overnight package for the 2015 Pageant of the Masters season – The Pursuit of Happiness. The package is one of the resort’s #RCMemories #BucketList experiences and includes premiere seats in the center loge section for the world-famous performance.

Is there anything more personal, more elusive than what it is to be happy? The 2015 Pageant of the Masters will explore the many sources of happiness, both ancient and modern through its theatrical production of “living pictures.” Guests will go on a sentimental journey through depictions of pastimes and activities that gave people joy long before the instant gratification of the computer age, and will discover artists who found their own answers to the age-old question, “what makes life worth living?” The 2015 Pageant promises to be a breathtaking, playful and joyous journey, in search of that most mysterious of treasures.

The Pageant of the Masters Pursuit of Happiness experience starts at $775 per night and includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • Two Premier Loge Center tickets to the Pageant of the Masters
  • Admission for two to Festival of Arts
  • Resort fee
  • Welcome Amenity and Pageant Program Guide

For a more exclusive experience, the Behind the Velvet Rope package showcases how this grand production comes together behind the curtain and offers a peek into the mystery of how art comes to life. The experience provides the unique opportunity for guests to rub elbows with fine artists on a guided docent tour and then feel the thrill of being back stage just before the show. The Behind the Velvet Rope experience starts at $1,699 per couple, per night and includes:

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club Level Ocean View Accommodations
  • Backstage tour of the Pageant of the Masters
  • Two Premier Loge Center tickets to the Pageant of the Masters performance
  • Admission for two to Festival of Arts
  • Guided Docent Tour of Festival of Arts
  • Welcome Amenity and Pageant Program Guide

The overnight experience is available July 8 through August 30, 2015. Reservations for both packages can be made at  

As one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, the Festival of Arts has offered a breathtaking showcase for artists and art lovers for more than 80 years. The Festival’s prestigious juried art show includes a wide variety of media such as paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics, glass and more – all by 140 of Orange County’s finest artists.