Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Los Angeles Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Los Angeles Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!Vote For The 2018 BWW Los Angeles Awards; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award; WAITRESS Leads Best Musical Tour!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)


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5-Star Theatricals Appoints Patrick Cassidy New Artistic Director5-Star Theatricals Appoints Patrick Cassidy New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) Board of Directors announced today that Patrick Cassidy will assume the responsibilities of Artistic Director for the critically acclaimed, award-winning organization effective immediately. Will North has resigned his position as managing director to pursue other creative opportunities. Comments 5-Star Theatricals Board Chair Bart Leininger, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are so excited to welcome Patrick Cassidy in his new role as Artistic Director after serving on our Executive Advisory Board for many years. Patrick brings a wealth of Broadway talent and experience to Thousand Oaks' own resident theater company. We would also like to thank Will for his many contributions to 5-Star Theatricals and we all wish him nothing but the best in his future creative endeavors." (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Highlights The Message Of True Spirit & Inner Beauty Through Movement And Song at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Highlights The Message Of True Spirit & Inner Beauty Through Movement And Song at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Apr 28, 2018

Dance serves a major purpose in musical productions. It enhances the script, it visually confirms what is being said and adds a physical energy that elevates the intent and solidifies who the characters are. This production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, A NEW MUSICAL, which is produced by 5-Star Theatricals, based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney film, by the unbeatable team of Alan Menken (Music) and Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics), plays now through April 29th, at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

BWW Review: 5-Star Theatricals' HUNCHBACK On Top of the WorldBWW Review: 5-Star Theatricals' HUNCHBACK On Top of the World
by Don Grigware - Apr 23, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame/book by Peter Parnell/lyrics by Stephen Schwartz/music by Alan Menken/directed by Misti B. Wills/choreographed by Michelle Elkin/musical director: Dan Redfeld/5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre), Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks/through April 29 ONLY Victor Hugo's monumental romantic/gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, published in 1831, centers in, around and on top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The musical of the same name written by Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, a regional revival at 5 Star Theatricals in Thousand Oaks, presents the cathedral interior and exterior with the belltower and bells dominating the scene. This touring set represents the entire world of bellringer Quasimodo (Will North), who lives like a prisoner, confined within its walls. (more...)

Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents the Thousand Oaks Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEPhoto Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents the Thousand Oaks Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Will North Discusses HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW Interview: Will North Discusses HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Don Grigware - Apr 17, 2018

Artistic director of Cabrillo Music Theatre Will North is doing double duty as he is playing Quasimodo in the next production The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Musical, set to open in Thousand Oaks Friday April 20. North sat down and talked about how much the role and musical mean to him. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thousand Oaks Premiere of 5-Star Theatricals' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Thousand Oaks Premiere of 5-Star Theatricals' THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Announces THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME5-Star Theatricals Announces THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Original Broadway Belle Susan Egan Will Return To The Role in Thousand Oaks This SummerOriginal Broadway Belle Susan Egan Will Return To The Role in Thousand Oaks This Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2018

Broadway's original 'Belle' Susan Egan, will reprise her iconic performance once again, this time with 5 Star Theatricals in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at 5-Star TheatricalsBWW Review: JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at 5-Star Theatricals
by Cary Ginell - Oct 23, 2017

5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) unveils its first production, an ambitious reworking of 'Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Did it work? Read our review to find out! (more...)

Review: JOSEPH Proves to be Musical of Biblical Proportions Performed in Fabulous Broadway Style by 5-STAR THEATRICALSReview: JOSEPH Proves to be Musical of Biblical Proportions Performed in Fabulous Broadway Style by 5-STAR THEATRICALS
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2017

Thanks to the magnificent performance of handsome and muscular Adam Hollick, there is an overwhelming Spiritual Presence that shines within Joseph, a power that allows him to overcome every obstacle in his way. He rises above being separated from his loved ones, sold to nomads traveling through the harsh desert, being thrown into a pit, sent to prison, and then elevated by a hard-rocking Elvis-impersonator Pharaoh (Patrick Cassidy living it up to the hilt in blue suede shoes and sequins) to a position of respect and authority after one of his visions proves to save the people of Egypt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go, Go, Go! Patrick Cassidy Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Takes Journey to the StagePhoto Flash: Go, Go, Go! Patrick Cassidy Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Takes Journey to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATPatrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATPhoto Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy Led JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATPatrick Cassidy to Star in 5-Star Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) opens its 2017-2018 season with Patrick Cassidy starring as the Pharaoh in a fresh new look at an all-time family favorite, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical direction by Dr. Cassie Nickols, choreography by 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Dave Scott and directed by 5-Star Theatricals Managing Director Will North. (more...)

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