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Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces 2010-2011 Season


Carole W. Nussbaum, Cabrillo Music Theatre President and Chief Executive Officer, proudly announces CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE'S 2010-2011 SEASON. Cabrillo subscribers and audiences will travel back to the 1950s with the stage musical of the hit television series, Happy Days; then off to the cotton-candy colored pop musical blast from the past, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. Audiences will laugh themselves silly with Mel Brooks' lunatic masterpiece, THE PRODUCERS, and finally find love and laughter in Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. In addition to the four-show season, Cabrillo will once again present a bonus holiday production at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. "What an experience our 2010-2011 season will be," says Nussbaum. "It captures all the razzle-dazzle, nostalgia, hilarious comedy, sentimentality, and vibrance that have made Cabrillo Music Theatre ‘Broadway In Your Backyard.'"

The CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE 2010/2011 season:
The Television Classic Live on Stage!
October 22 - October 31, 2010
Book by Garry Marshall
Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams
Based on the Paramount Pictures television series "Happy Days" created by Garry Marshall

Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy Days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and the unforgettable "king of cool," Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures' television series, Happy Days: A NEW MUSICAL takes audiences to 1959 Milwaukee, when the gang's favorite hang-out, Arnold's, is in danger of demolition! It's up to Fonzie and the gang to save the day. Featuring a new book by series creator Garry Marshall, and an entirely new score by Academy Award-winner Paul Williams. Aaayyyyyy! This brand new production of the beloved television show is going to have audiences rockin' and rollin'! Happy Days: A NEW MUSICAL is recommended for all audiences.

A Non-stop Musical Blast From The Past, starring Southern California & New York Favorites!
February 4 - February 13, 2011
Written and Directed by Roger Bean

Following in the footsteps of such previous Cabrillo hits as BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO and THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, winter once again brings a premiere to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. From Roger Bean, creator of THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, comes the Los Angeles and Off-Broadway hit, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. Come to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, better known as the Wonderettes, lead audiences on a musical cavalcade of 1950s and 1960s hits. "Lollypop," "Mr. Sandman," "Born Too Late," "Sugartime," "It's In His Kiss," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick On Your Collar," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "It's My Party," "Rescue Me," "Respect," and "Son of a Preacher Man," are just some of the classic songs that make THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES a must-see for Cabrillo audiences. Featuring Original New York cast members Beth Malone & Bets Malone, and New York/Los Angeles theatre veterans Misty Cotton and Darcie Roberts, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES is the perfect early Valentine's Day date, and is recommended for all audiences.
Southern California Theatre favorites Michael Kostroff, Larry Raben and David Engel star in
The New Mel Brooks Musical
April 8 - April 17, 2011
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks

Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards.... It can only mean THE PRODUCERS! Mel Brooks' riotous musical comedy about a pair of theatre producers who attempt to put on the biggest flop of all time becomes Cabrillo Music Theatre's smash hit in the spring of 2011. CMT's new production stars Larry Raben (star of THE ANDREWS BROTHERS, Ovation Award-winning director of Cabrillo's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) and Michael Kostroff (television's SONNY WITH A CHANCE and THE WIRE). They are joined by Cabrillo favorite David Engel (WHITE CHRISTMAS, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE ANDREWS BROTHERS) in the show-stealing role of Roger De Bris. THE PRODUCERS contains some mature subject matter and language.

The Hills of Thousand Oaks are Alive with Rodgers & Hammerstein's
July 22-31, 2011
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by the "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

Cabrillo's exhilarating 2010-2011 season comes to a close in the summer of 2011 when Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC takes the Kavli stage from July 22nd through July 31st. When a postulant, Maria, proves too high-spirited for religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Maria's growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein score features, "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is perfect family entertainment, and is recommended for all audiences.
Spend the Holidays with Cabrillo Music Theatre!
December 21 - December 24, 2010

Continuing a new tradition of providing family entertainment during the holidays, Cabrillo Music Theatre once again presents a special Holiday Show from December 21st through the 24th, 2010. And, once again, Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its commitment to those who serve in our country's Armed Forces, with a special performance dedicated to local troops and their families.

Featuring the stars of Cabrillo past and present, 14 high-kicking dancers, an enormous Christmas tree and the Cabrillo Music Theatre Orchestra live on stage, the Cabrillo Holiday Spectacular will provide a lifelong memory for Cabrillo audiences. The Cabrillo Holiday Spectacular, which plays for six performances only, is perfect family entertainment, and is recommended for all audiences.
Season ticket subscriptions to this blockbuster season are on sale now and can be purchased through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, or by calling Subscriber Services at 805/449.2775. Season subscribers receive the best seats in the theatre, the ability to retain seats season after season, multiple discounts, lost ticket/exchange ticket services, and other privileges. NOTE: The CABRILLO HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR is not included in subscriptions, but season ticket subscribers can purchase tickets at discounted prices.

Performances are held Thursday evenings at 7:30PM (Please note the new curtain time), Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. A post-show discussion with cast and staff follows the first Saturday matinee of each production.

For tickets or ticket information, please call the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office at 805/449.2787; and for group sales of 12 or more, please call 805.497.8613. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA.

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