Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
(5/29/2015) - OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
(5/19/2015) - BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.
Casting has not yet been announced.
Season Tickets to 2015-16 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series at Civic Arts Plaza Now on Sale
(5/18/2015) - The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut as part of Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning RAGTIME round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre.
BWW Reviews: Adorable ANNIE Returns In (Another) New Tour
(5/18/2015) - A safe, inoffensive, cutesy crowd-pleaser for the young and the young-at-heart, the brand new non-Equity touring revival of the Broadway classic ANNIE is eager to please and pretty much does so. The show is, by all accounts, a cute if standard-issue charmer, filled with hummable ear-worm music (via lyricist/book writer Martin Charnin and composer Charles Strouse) and enjoyably hyperbolic characters that audiences will delight in either cheering or jeering. Sure, ANNIE may not be the best or most groundbreaking musical ever created, but it certainly has its heartwarming place in the genre. The tour continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 24.
BWW Reviews: THE GRADUATE at Conejo Players Theatre - Not Quite Making The Grade
(5/15/2015) - When one thinks of 'The Graduate', it is the iconic 1967 movie which catapulted Dustin Hoffman into mainstream American culture and solidified both his and Anne Bancroft's positions as some of the greatest performances of the silver screen. While the 2002 Broadway production saw brilliant performances by Jason Biggs and Kathleen Turner giving the stage version equal visions of acting strengths to its audiences.
Panic! Productions Presents PACK OF LIES
(5/10/2015) - Panic! Productions wraps its third season with the suspenseful British espionage drama 'Pack of Lies,' June 6 through 21 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The award-winning play by Hugh Whitemore offers a searing portrait of the art of the human relationship, how we see what we want to see and what friendship really means. It is directed by Elissa Anne Polansky.
BWW Reviews: A Production To Be Proud Of - OUR TOWN at Newbury Park High School
(5/8/2015) - Edward Albee once described fellow playwright Thornton Wilder's Our Town as,'...probably the finest play ever written by an American'. It is a play full of moving, intelligent, funny, and genuine moments and the ensemble cast of Newbury Park High School's Panther Players delivers a production of professional proportions.