Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2012-13 Season to Include LEGALLY BLONDE, 1776 & More


Cabrillo Music Theatre today announced its 2012-2013 SEASON, produced exclusively in the Kavli Theatre, at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  The 2012-2013 Season will treat audiences to four Cabrillo premieres, with three of them also Civic Arts Plaza premieres.   

Theatregoers will spend time with fascinating friends, as they watch John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson overcome enormous odds to write the Declaration of Independence; take a trip to the drive-in movie with Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski; take Harvard Law School by storm with the indomitable Elle Woods; and contemplate the meaning of life with Snoopy while laying on top of a doghouse. 

The Cabrillo Music Theatre 2012-13 season has something for everyone.  The entire season is family friendly, and every show is locally produced.  All of Cabrillo’s productions are auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.


The CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE 2012/2013 season:

Celebrating the invention of democracy, in advance of our nation’s elections.


October 19 – October 28, 2012

Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards

Book by Peter Stone

Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards

It's a hot, sweltering summer in Philadelphia, and the American Dream is about to be born!   1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.  Weeks before our nation elects a president, Cabrillo Music Theatre will present this Tony Award-winning musical about America’s first days. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as the men behind the national icons - proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures – grow determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

Cabrillo’s production of 1776 will be directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio, with Musical Direction by Darryl Archibald.  1776, conceived and created by a high-school history teacher, is recommended for all audiences.  



Happiness is giving a Civic Arts Plaza welcome to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 8 – February 17, 2013

Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz

Book, Music  and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer

Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Good Grief!  Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang take to the stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. This 45th Anniversary Production of “a day in the life of Charlie Brown,” is a delight for children and “former children” alike.  Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production will feature brand-new songs and material from the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, plus classic songs such as HAPPINESS, SUPPERTIME, THE BASEBALL GAME and the title tune.   Will Charlie Brown ever find the courage to talk to the little red-haired girl?  Will Linus give up his blanket?  Will Snoopy figure out the meaning of life…. from the roof of his doghouse?  There’s something for everyone in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  

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