Spotlight Awards To Recognize Excellence In The Arts In Simi ValleySpotlight Awards To Recognize Excellence In The Arts In Simi Valley
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2019

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation will honor Pegasus Transit and David Ralphe with this year's Pillar of the Arts Awards at the Spotlight Awards Ceremony during a dinner and auction event to be held Saturday, May 11 at the Wood Ranch Country Club. Ralphe and Pegasus Transit are being honored for their extraordinary support of the arts in our community. Joining them will be Artists of the Year Keenon Hooks and Andrew Allen, Young Artist of the Year Lucas Panczel, Volunteer of the Year Sharon Gibson, and Educator of the Year Melissa Albertson. Tickets are available to the public by visiting www.simispotlight.com. (more...)

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center General Manager David Ralphe Retires After 23 Years Of ServiceSimi Valley Cultural Arts Center General Manager David Ralphe Retires After 23 Years Of Service
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

After a 23 year stint as the General Manager of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, David Ralphe retired at the end of December, 2018. The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center opened its doors on Los Angeles Avenue in November of 1995 with David Ralphe as the founding General Manager. Under Ralphe's leadership, the Center has been host to over 8, 500 events and seen more than 75,000 patrons pass through the doors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Santa Paula Theater Center's CONSTELLATIONSPhoto Flash: First Look at Santa Paula Theater Center's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Nick Payne's time-bending CONSTELLATIONS from June 22 through July 29 on its Main Stage at 125. South 7th Street, in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 4 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645 (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Opens At Santa Paula Theater CenterCONSTELLATIONS Opens At Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present Nick Payne's time-bending  CONSTELLATIONS from June 22 through July 29 on its Main Stage at 125. South 7th Street, in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 4 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645 (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley Opens at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Santa Paula Theater Center will present John Patrick Shanley's beloved Irish romantic comedy, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, April 21 through May 28 on its Main Stage at 125. So. 7th St. on the corner of Main St. and 7th in historic downtown Santa Paula. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $24.00 for adults, Seniors/Students $22.00, Children $18.00. Reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or by calling our Box Office at 805.525.4645 (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Celebrates the Search for Freedom and Equality at the Turn of the 20th Century
by Shari Barrett - Nov 17, 2016

RAGTIME: The Musical, currently being presented brilliantly by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through December 4, 2016, is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; Tateh, an inventive Jewish immigrant from Latvia; and Coalhouse Walker Jr., a daring young Harlem musician - all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future in America at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Kiley of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2016

Everyone knows that the director is the person responsible for the look and content of a musical or play, but once the cast has been selected, sets and props are delivered, and all the technical elements are in place, who puts it all together? The week prior to a show's opening is called 'Tech Week,' a four or five-day period during which all the elements of a production are assembled on stage for the first time. Tech Week marks the transition period between the rehearsal stage and the performance stage of a production. Once the show is underway, it is the job of the stage manager to supervise, coordinate, and maintain all of the sundry elements that make up a production, from lighting, sound, and sets to costume changes, blocking, and all the performers' backstage activity. As we found out, it takes a particular kind of person to become a stage manager. He or she has to be detail oriented, disciplined, unflappable, and resourceful. Kimberly Kiley, who is currently serving as stage manager for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime, has all of these attributes and more. We visited her before a performance last weekend and were introduced to the new staging area at the theater where Kiley is stationed during a show. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Play El Portal Theatre, 2/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

3000 Miles Off Broadway Productions, in association with the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, brings the critically acclaimed beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof to the historic El Portal Theatre for 5 performances only, February 3 - 7, 2016. El Portal Theatre is located in the NoHo Arts District at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood, California. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Play Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary Season, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center brings back the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof from September 12 - October 18, 2015. With performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm as well as Thursdays at 8 pm on October 8 and 15, Fiddler on the Roof will make a third run at the Cultural Arts Center, having previously played in May of 2004 and September of 2006. (more...)

HEROES to Open at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in association with the Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its more intimate black box space The DownStage January 28, 29, 31 and February 1. Performances are on Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Today at 2 pm and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

HEROES Opens Tonight at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in association with the Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its more intimate black box space The DownStage tonight, January 28, 29, 31 and February 1. Performances are today & Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

HEROES to Open at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in association with the Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its more intimate black box space The DownStage January 28, 29, 31 and February 1. Performances are on Wednesday & Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HEROES at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its Main Stage running now through Oct. 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Heartwarming Comedy HEROES Opens Tonight at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its Main Stage running from tonight, Sept. 5 through Oct. 12. Regular performances are on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. (more...)

Heartwarming Comedy HEROES to Open 9/5 at Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

The Santa Paula Theater Center presents HEROES by Gerald Sibleyras, adapted by Tom Stoppard on its Main Stage running from Sept. 5 through Oct. 12. Regular performances are on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Runs Now thru 4/25 at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Mel Brooks' hilarious musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN will play April 19 - May 25 with performances on Friday and Today at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. There is no show today, May 9th but a special performance has been added on Thursday, May 15th at 8 pm. Tickets for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are $24 for Adults, $20 for Seniors & Students. Due to adult humor, this production is recommended for audiences 14 and above. To purchase tickets for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, call the box office at (805) 583-7900. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Runs 4/19-4/25 at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Mel Brooks' hilarious musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN will play April 19 - May 25 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. There is no show on Friday, May 9th but a special performance has been added on Thursday, May 15th at 8 pm. Tickets for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are $24 for Adults, $20 for Seniors & Students. Due to adult humor, this production is recommended for audiences 14 and above. To purchase tickets for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, call the box office at (805) 583-7900. (more...)

Santa Paula Theater Center to Stage DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, 2/7-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Santa Paula Theater Center opens their 2014 Season with Sarah Ruhl's 'beguiling new comedy', DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, from February 7 - March 16, 2014. DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE will have performances on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. (more...)