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BWW Feature: Kentwood Players Presents CASTLES IN THE ZOOM by John Mabey Photo BWW Feature: Kentwood Players Presents CASTLES IN THE ZOOM by John Mabey
by Shari Barrett - Jul 26, 2021

Kentwood Players latest Virtual Theater Series production, CASTLES IN THE ZOOM by John Mabey, directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, premieres on Sunday, July 25 at 8pm and will stream through Sunday, August 22. Jami Bartlett as Jordan and Shawn 'Lefty' Plunkett as Avery are featured in this funny and touching account of two people who meet at a surprise birthday party on Zoom. The only problem is they are the only ones invited!

BWW Feature: Announcing the New 2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS at Kentwood Players Photo BWW Feature: Announcing the New 2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS at Kentwood Players
by Shari Barrett - Jun 6, 2021

It's been quite a year and our new Board of Directors looks forward to an exciting 2021-22 Season with our continuing YouTube Channel programming including KP Live Interviews, Special Events and our Virtual Theater Series. And most importantly, the re-launch of our home theater, THE WESTCHESTER PLAYHOUSE, this Fall.

BWW Feature: 2019-2020 MARCOM MASQUE AWARD WINNERS at Kentwood Players Photo BWW Feature: 2019-2020 MARCOM MASQUE AWARD WINNERS at Kentwood Players
by Shari Barrett - Aug 17, 2020

Kentwood Players presented their annual Marcom Masque Awards during this yeara??s ceremony held on Zoom on Saturday, August 15, 2020, honoring the shortened 2019-2020 season of five productions: Pippin, Blithe Spirit, Dial M for Murder, Little Women, and The Giver. It was a wonderful evening of entertainment, filled with the community theater spirit which has fueled Kentwood Players during its 70 years of presenting quality live theatre in Westchester. Here is the complete list of winners.

Kentwood Players Opens Noel Coward's Hit Comedy BLITHE SPIRIT, July 26 Photo Kentwood Players Opens Noel Coward's Hit Comedy BLITHE SPIRIT, July 26
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2019

Kentwood Players proudly presents BLITHE SPIRIT, the smash hit comedy by Noel Coward, from Friday, July 26 through Saturday, August 24 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for subscribers and members attending the Saturday, July 27 performance.

Kentwood Players Announces Marcom Masque Awards for 2018-2019 Season Photo Kentwood Players Announces Marcom Masque Awards for 2018-2019 Season
by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2019

Kentwood Players, the community theater group based at the Westchester Playhouse, was founded in December 1949 by Jan and Arky Marcom, for whom the group's annual Marcom Masque Awards are named. The first Marcom Masque Awards were presented for the 1957-1958 season with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof winning the award for Best Play. The 2018-2019 season included the following six productions: Match, Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?, Dangerous Obsession, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Our Town, and Sunday in the Park with George. Awards are determined by all Kentwood Players members who voted by secret ballot in several artistic categories after seeing each show, Season Subscribers, and production teams for all shows.

Photo Flash: Kentwood Players Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 19 Photo Photo Flash: Kentwood Players Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 19
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2019

Kentwood Players proudly presents BLITHE SPIRIT, the smash hit comedy by Noel Coward, from Friday, July 19 through Saturday, August 24 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for subscribers and members attending the Saturday, July 20 performance.

Kentwood Players Presents 12 ANGRY WOMEN this April
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 27, 2019

Kentwood Players proudly presents 12 ANGRY WOMEN, A national play reading of Reginald Rose's Drama, 12 Angry Men on Saturday, April 6th at 2pm.Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

Kentwood Players Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Photo Kentwood Players Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Shari Barrett - Mar 1, 2019

Kentwood Players proudly presents the musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045 from March 15th through April 20th on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. The production is directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, music direction by Mike Walker and produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi.

Kentwood Players Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Photo Kentwood Players Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2019

Kentwood Players presents the musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, March 16th. Performance dates are March 15th through April 20th on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

First Look at the Cast of OUR TOWN by Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse Photo First Look at the Cast of OUR TOWN by Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Dec 31, 2018

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning classic play OUR TOWN comes to the Kentwood Players stage with a dramatic restaging, directed by Stanley Brown and produced by Kathy Dershimer, opening Friday, January 11 through Saturday, February 16, 2019 on Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, LA 90045. Featured in the cast, in alphabetical order, are Dan Adams, Stephen Anthony Bailey, Shari Barrett, Jenny Boone, Allison Cunningham, Harold Dershimer, Aly Etienne, Sadie Fisher, Eddie Ed O'Brien, Shawn Plunkett, Judy Rosenfeld, Michele Selin, Gabrielle Sigrist and Ethan Trejo.

9 Of Many Kentwood Players Presents DADDY'S DYIN' WHO'S GOT THE WILL Photo 9 Of Many Kentwood Players Presents DADDY'S DYIN' WHO'S GOT THE WILL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

Kentwood Players presents the drama DADDY'S DYIN' WHO'S GOT THE WILL, by Del Shores. Performance dates are July 13 through August 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, July 14 performance.

Kentwood Players presents THE CRUCIBLE Photo Kentwood Players presents THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Kentwood Players proudly presents the play THE CRUCIBLE, by Arthur Miller. Performance dates are January 12 February 17, 2018 todays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, January 13 performance.

Kentwood Players presents THE CRUCIBLE Photo Kentwood Players presents THE CRUCIBLE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2017

Kentwood Players proudly presents the play THE CRUCIBLE, by Arthur Miller. Performance dates are January 12 February 17, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, January 13 performance.

Photo Flash: Kentwood Players Present Stage Classic THE CRUCIBLE Photo Photo Flash: Kentwood Players Present Stage Classic THE CRUCIBLE
by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2017

Kentwood Players proudly presents the play THE CRUCIBLE, by Arthur Miller. Performance dates are January 12 February 17, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, January 13 performance.

PHOTO FLASH: First Look - Kentwood Players presents THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Molière, opening 1/13/17
by Shari Barrett - Dec 18, 2016

Kentwood Players proudly presents THE IMAGINARY INVALID by Moliere, an outrageous satire of medicine and its practitioners, opening Friday, January 13 through Saturday, February 18, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and members attending the Saturday, January 14 performance. The production is directed by Susan Stangl, who just happens to be a medical doctor adding her unique spin to the production, and produced by Sheridan Cole for Kentwood Players. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Harold Dershimer, Mitch Feinstein, Drew Fitzsimmons, Sydney Holliday, Daniel Kruger, Zachary Leonard, Aaron Merken, Lezlie Moore, Michele Selin, Beau Smith, and Jenna Tovey.

BWW Review: FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 13, 2015

Photo Coverage: GREASE Opens at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 13, 2013

Cabrillo Music Theatre welcomes a new gang in the theatre's premiere of the classic rock 'n' roll musical, GREASE. Guided by Director Barry Pearl ('Doody' in the film version of 'Grease') and Choreographer Kelly Ward ('Putzie' in the movie) and Musical Director David O, GREASE provides a showcase for 16 talented young people in this classic rock n' roll musical. GREASE opened on Friday, April 12th, 2013, and plays until Sunday, April 21st, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. BroadwayWorld was there for last night's opening and brings you photos below!

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces GREASE Cast
by Kelsey Denette - Mar 25, 2013

The list of musical theatre artists given their start by Cabrillo Music Theatre welcomes a new gang of members, in the Cabrillo Music Theatre premiere of the classic rock 'n' roll musical, GREASE. Guided by Director Barry Pearl ('Doody' in the film version of 'Grease') and Choreographer Kelly Ward ('Putzie' in the movie) and Musical Director David O, GREASE provides a showcase for 16 talented young people in this classic rock n' roll musical. GREASE opens on Friday, April 12th, 2013, and plays until Sunday, April 21st, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.