Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN

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Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

This classic musical for all ages gets a brand new production by Cabrillo Music Theatre! PETER PAN is more than just a family favorite - it's one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In this high-flying Tony Award-winning musical, Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up!

"PETER PAN is going to have our subscribers flying high over Thousand Oaks," says newly-appointed Managing Director, Will North. "It's the perfect show to close our season and a great summertime show to share with our subscribers, audiences and kids of all ages!"

Yvette Lawrence (Director) As an award-winning director/producer/performer, whose body of work spans everything from Shakespeare to Kaufman & Hart to chamber pieces and full scale Broadway musicals. She has directed thirty plus productions, including: The Secret Garden, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Romeo and Juliet, The Addams Family Musical, You Can't Take it With You, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night, Pippin, The Spitfire Grill, Into the Woods, Once in a Lifetime, Fiddler on the Roof, Blood Brothers, Barnum, The Front Page, Sweeney Todd, Death Takes a Holiday, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Fantasticks, As You Like It, Oklahoma!, Arsenic and Old Lace, Guys and Dolls and more.

As an established Broadway performer, Los Angeles audiences may remember Ms. Lawrence as "Belle" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Shubert Theatre and as "Linda" in the National Touring Company of Blood Brothers starring David Cassidy and Petula Clark, for which she received a Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination. She has had the opportunity to learn from some of the theatre world's finest directors. Her credits include: Broadway: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Falsettos directed by James Lapine, Nick & Nora directed by Arthur Laurents; Off-Broadway: Bring in the Morning directed by Sheldon Epps; National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors staged by Jerry Zaks and Kathleen Marshall, Blood Brothers starring Petula Clark and David Cassidy, Falsettos; Los Angeles Company: Disney's Beauty and the Beast (replacing Susan Egan as "Belle:); LA theatre: Barnum (Artistic Director Award "Best Lead Actress in a Musical") directed by Josh Prince, Lizard (World Premier Musical directed by James Mellon), Departures (World Premier). Television: "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns," "The Guiding Light," and numerous commercials and concerts. Recordings: Disney's "Phineas and Ferb," "Nick & Nora-Original Broadway Cast Recording," and "A Broadway Christmas." Ms. Lawrence is a Mastered educator with an M. Ed from Loyola Marymount University and holds workshops and teaches Master Classes around the country. She currently serves as Director of Performing Arts and Director of Drama at Chaminade College Preparatory.

Cheryl Baxter (Choreographer) has been in the entertainment business for over 35 years working in theater, commercials, film and television. She started her career as an Assistant Choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega in Coppola's film "One From the Heart" and went on to assist Meryl Streep in "Death Becomes Her." Film credits include: "Xanadu," "Tap," "Grease 2," "Pennies From Heaven," "500 Days of Summer," "The Wild, Wild West" and "The Muppet Movie." Cheryl has worked with legends such as Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., The Nicholas Brothers and Donald O'Connor. Television credits include" "Glee," "2 Broke Girls," the Academy and Golden Globe Awards, "How I Met Your Mother," "Community," "Mike and Molly" and "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Cheryl has performed in the Los Angeles and First National companies of Cats and 42nd Street and was in the Broadway telecast of Sophisticated Ladies. For fifteen years she choreographed the actors on the soap opera, "General Hospital" and a favorite experience was being on the casting team of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour. She has directed and choreographed extensively for Universal, Disney and Sesame Street Live, and has set theater productions throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Past Cabrillo shows include: Oliver!, Once Upon a Mattress, Mary Poppins, Evita and The Cabrillo Holiday Spectacular starring Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy. Dan Redfeld (Musical Director) received his training at New England Conservatory before transferring to UCLA, graduating with a degree in composition/conducting. In June 2016, "A Hopeful Place - A Song Cycle for Soprano & Chamber Orchestra," was released on Navona Records, with music by Redfeld and text by John Gabriel Koladziej featuring soprano Kristi Holden and the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Redfeld's Arioso premiered with the Santa Barbara Symphony under the direction of Maestro Nir Kabaretti and oboe soloist Lara Wickes in 2015. Recent works include January 15, 1947 for Solo Harp, Fantasy for Violin & Piano, Travels for Piano Quartet, Dance Sketches and Vineyards for Octet. In 2001, Little Women - An American Musical, with music by Redfeld, lyrics by Christina Harding and John Koladziej, and book by Steven Ganci and Ralph Lucas, was workshopped in Los Angeles and New York with Elaine Stritch and Deborah Gibson. Among Redfeld's twenty-five film scores are the AFI-produced "Cline E" and film noir "Moustache", which garnered him several national awards. Redfeld's studio work as an arranger/producer includes "I Once Was Told," "Music from the Twilight Saga," "Schindler's List: The Film Music of John Williams" and "Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage," commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster and the re-release of James Cameron's Academy Award-winning film. For the stage, orchestrations Beaches: A New Musical, A Christmas Story (national tour, adapted from Larry Blank's original orchestrations), the Broadway Medley for the Los Angeles Music Center's 50th anniversary and shows in the West End and continental U.S. As music director/conductor, Redfeld has worked on forty-plus musicals including The Addams Family, The Who's Tommy (with Alice Ripley), Chess - the London Version (with Susan Egan and Matt Morrison), My Fair Lady (with Jonathan Pryce and Laura Michelle Kelly), Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods and The Secret Garden. Redfeld has been the conductor of Los Angeles Opera's Secondary In-School-Opera since 2003 and made his debut with Montana Lyric Opera in 2010. More info can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.danredfeld.com. His discography is available at Amazon, iTunes and other retail outlets.

The cast of PETER PAN will feature: Carly Bracco as Peter Pan, Gregory North as Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Sarah Miller-Crews as Wendy, Micah Meyers as John, Luke Pryor as Michael, Justin Michael Wilcox as Smee, Angela Baumgardner as Mrs. Darling/Adult Wendy and Brittany Bentley as Tiger Lily. The Ensemble will feature (In alphabetical order): Claudia Baffo, Mackinnley Balleweg, John Paul Batista, Brigid Benson, Aaron Camitses, Ethan Daniel Corbett, Luca de la Pena, Natalie Esposito, Shannon Gerrity, Kevin Gilmond, Veronica Gutierrez, Diane Huber, Evin Johnson, Ty Koeller, Joey Langford ShaRon Logan, Calista Loter, Natalie MacDonald, Missy Marion, Nathaniel Mark, Andrew Metzger, Alyssa Noto, Charles Platt, Tanner Redman, Shanta' Marie Robinson, Brandon Root, Jessie Sherman, Anthony Sorrells, Landen Starkman, Gabriel Taibi, Ashley Kiele Thomas, Taylor Lynda Thomas, Abigail Mae Thompson, Riley Way and Jater Webb.

The Design Team of PETER PAN will feature: Scenic Design by John Iacovelli, Lighting Design by Christina L Munich, Sound Design by Jonathan Burke, Costume Design by Shigeru Yaji, Props Design by Alex Choate, and Hair & Make Up Design by Jim Belcher. The Production Stage Manager is Talia Krispel.

PETER PAN will open on Friday, July 14, 2017, and run through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Performances are Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays and Sunday, July 15 at 2:00pm; with a special early performance at 1pm on Sunday, July 23 and an added matinee on Wednesday, July 19 at 1:00pm. A post-show discussion with cast, staff, and audience will follow the Saturday, July 15, 2:00pm performance. ] A signed performance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing will take place on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00pm, followed by a post-show discussion with cast, staff and audience.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, or through www.cabrillomusictheatre.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For groups of 10 or more, please call Group Sales, Cabrillo Music Theatre at (805) 497-8613 x 6.

Ticket prices range from $34-$79. For ticket and theatre information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787). PETER PAN performs exclusively at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE'S 2016-2017 Season will conclude with PETER PAN (Summer 2017) in the 1,800 seat Kavli Theatre. For membership and ticket information, call 805-497-8613 x 6 or visit www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.

Cabrillo Music Theatre is the Ovation Award-winning Resident Musical Theatre Production Company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and a non-profit theatre organization. For over three decades, Cabrillo has been enriching the cultural life of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and the surrounding areas by providing an extraordinary performing arts experience through live, Broadway-quality productions of musical theatre. It is Cabrillo's mission to provide the highest quality musical experience, to foster educational opportunities, and to promote cultural and artistic enrichment to enhance the quality of life in Southern California. By creating opportunity for up-and-coming performers and artists, Cabrillo has launched hundreds to success in theatre, movies, television and music, including Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, and Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block.

In addition, Cabrillo Music Theatre goes "Beyond the Footlights" with Outreach programs to give back to the community, and to provide enhanced theatre experiences for all audiences. Since the inception of "Beyond the Footlights," over 49,000 underserved children, in-need seniors, and active military have enjoyed Cabrillo Music Theatre's productions at no charge. In addition, Cabrillo provides ASL signed performances of every production; talkbacks with cast and staff; and Cabrillo's Animal Rescue program, which raises funds and awareness for homeless and abused dogs and cats. For more information about Cabrillo Music Theatre's "Beyond the Footlights" programs call (805) 497-8613 x 1 or write to info@cabrillomusictheatre.com.



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