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Conejo Players Theatre Presents HAUNTED BROADWAY Drive-In Photo Conejo Players Theatre Presents HAUNTED BROADWAY Drive-In
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2020

Conejo Players Theatre presents: Haunted Broadway, a drive-in musical revue from October 23-25. Get ready to celebrate all your spooky Halloween favorites performed by an all new cast of some of the best talent in Ventura County!

Joyah Love Spangler Will Join The Cast Of THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY Photo Joyah Love Spangler Will Join The Cast Of THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

Joyah Love Spangler will be joining the cast of The Office! A Musical Parody, the unauthorized send-up of the hit TV series playing in the Jerry Orbach Theatre at The Theater Center. Ms. Spangler will be taking on the role that spoofs iconic TV boss, Michael Scott, replacing Sarah Mackenzie Baron who originated the role in the New York production. Her first performance will be on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The show's creators, Bob & Tobly McSmith implemented the gender-reversed casting decision in a bid to make the character's off-color humor and misogynistic language palatable in the #MeToo era - and it's worked quite well. The production continues to break Theater Center box office records and fans are posting all over social media - rejoicing that they still have a chance to see their favorite characters skewered in this spoof that Mashable calls a?oea boisterous, rejuvenating escape from reality that'll fill the void in your heart.a??

THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY To Extend as an Open-Ended Run Photo THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY To Extend as an Open-Ended Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Dunder Mifflin will remain open for funny business. The Office! A Musical Parody, the unauthorized send-up of the hit TV series will continue its run in the Jerry Orbach Theatre in an open-ended run. The production was slated to close on January 14th but as the musical continues to shatter Theater Center box office records, the show will continue on so that fans from all over the globe have a chance to see their favorite characters skewered in this spoof that Mashable calls 'a boisterous, rejuvenating escape from reality that'll fill the void in your heart.'

THE OFFICE! Musical Parody Announces January 2020 Closing Date Photo THE OFFICE! Musical Parody Announces January 2020 Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Right Angle Entertainment, producers of the Off-Broadway sensation, The Office! A Musical Parody, today announced that the unauthorized send-up of the hit TV series will end its NYC run on Monday, January 13, 2020. At the time of its closing, the show will have run for 16 months and played 402 performances - an achievement for an Off-Broadway production. Fans from all over the globe have made the trek to New York to see their favorite characters skewered in this spoof that Mashable calls a?oea boisterous, rejuvenating escape from reality that'll fill the void in your heart.a?? The production runs in The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at ST VINCENT SUMMER THEATRE Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at ST VINCENT SUMMER THEATRE
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 5, 2019

Though a part of me misses the annual summer farce usually staged at this time, it's hard to fault Gregg Brandt for staging one of the most crowd-pleasing musicals of all time

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's SOUTH PACIFIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway).

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theater Company's SOUTH PACIFIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theater Company's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018

This Thursday, December 7 marks the anniversary of the air raid on Pearl Harbor in which Japanese planes attacked a United States Naval Air Base in the Territory of Hawaii in the Pacific. Thousands of Americans lost their lives or were injured, and more than 300 ships were destroyed. The event brought citizens together in support of U.S. participation in the war. President Roosevelt addressed the nation, calling the event, 'a day that will live in infamy.'

Rubicon Theatre Company Concludes 20th Anniversary Season With SOUTH PACIFIC Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Concludes 20th Anniversary Season With SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway). 

Loop Troupe Presents EPHRAIM MURRAY AND THE GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE GRAIL Photo Loop Troupe Presents EPHRAIM MURRAY AND THE GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE GRAIL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Loop Troupe presents Ephraim Murray & The Guardian of the Groove Grail, a live theatrical concert on October 5 at the ShapeShifter Lab. Tickets are on sale now.

BWW Review: Say Hello to HARVEY at St. Vincent Photo BWW Review: Say Hello to HARVEY at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - May 30, 2018

You couldn't write a play like this today, but with the right, light touch, you can still get an immensely entertaining evening out of it.

Rubicon Theatre Company presents CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Rubicon Theatre Company presents CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season with the return of the critically-acclaimed holiday hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Taking Sides, Copenhagen) and Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano ( NCIS, RTC's Bucky) reprise their roles as Scrooge and Marley, respectively, in this innovative telling of Dickens' timeless tale of transformation and redemption. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald, the 27-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a Critic's Pick in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. This imaginative version of Dickens' novella offers a revealing portrait of the yearning, lost child inside the cold-hearted miserly man. Actors perform in the storytelling style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Nicholas Nickleby, playing characters, animals even dressing gowns and doors! CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 9at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 6-8. The show runs Todays through Sundays through December 23.

Rubicon Theatre Company presents CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Rubicon Theatre Company presents CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season with the return of the critically-acclaimed holiday hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Taking Sides, Copenhagen) and Emmy Award-winner Joe Spano ( NCIS, RTC's Bucky) reprise their roles as Scrooge and Marley, respectively, in this innovative telling of Dickens' timeless tale of transformation and redemption. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald, the 27-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a Critic's Pick in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. This imaginative version of Dickens' novella offers a revealing portrait of the yearning, lost child inside the cold-hearted miserly man. Actors perform in the storytelling style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Nicholas Nickleby, playing characters, animals even dressing gowns and doors! CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 9at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 6-8. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 23.

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Today, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura today, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below!

The Critically-Acclaimed, Innovative Holiday Hit Returns to Rubicon CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

 Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ("NCIS," RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Adapted by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed byBrian McDonald, the 25-member cast features many of the same actors from the original production that earned a "Critic's Choice" in the Los Angeles Times and rave reviews from Ventura County Star, CASA Magazine, VIDA Magazine and the Ventura Breeze. Presented as a play with music, this dynamic and compelling stage version is highly theatrical. Actors narrate at various times, play multiple characters, sing and contribute to the soundscape for the production in the style of the Royal Shakespeare Company's landmark production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. Low-priced previews are December 7-9. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through December 24.

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SUDS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 44th annual summer season of quality live theatre with the 'squeaky-clean' musical soap opera 'SUDS', which features some of the greatest 1960's pop songs ever written. The show was created byMelinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott; Gunderson also created the musical and vocal arrangements. Performances will run from August 26 - September 5 with evening performances at 7:30. Matinees are available on August 28 and 30, and September 1 and 2 at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website atwww.cortlandrep.org.

CRT to Wrap Summer Season with 'SUDS'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 44th annual summer season of quality live theatre with the "squeaky-clean" musical soap opera "SUDS", which features some of the greatest 1960's pop songs ever written.  The show was created by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Bryan Scott; Gunderson also created the musical and vocal arrangements. Performances will run from August 26 - September 5 with evening performances at 7:30.  Matinees are available on August 28 and 30, and September 1 and 2 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org.

5th Annual KIDS FOR KIDS Benefit Concert Set for Rubicon Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Come together and celebrate the talented Rubicon Theatre youth artists as they wrap up the summer with the fifth annual KIDS FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT, a youth produced fundraiser that benefits Rubicon's Education & Outreach program.

5th Annual KIDS FOR KIDS Benefit Concert Set for Rubicon Theatre, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Come together and celebrate the talented Rubicon Theatre youth artists as they wrap up the summer with the fifth annual KIDS FOR KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT, a youth produced fundraiser that benefits Rubicon's Education & Outreach program.

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