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Thousand Oaks Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Thousand Oaks.


BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - March 25, 2022

American Theatre Guild's current national tour of the venerable Pulitzer-Prize winning 'South Pacific' cleans up some potentially objectionable language and characterizations to retain its essential love story and message of racial tolerance....
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Moorpark College Photo BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Moorpark College
by Cary Ginell - March 15, 2022

Christopher J. Thume blows the roof off the building with a bravura performance as drag queen Lola in 'Kinky Boots,' the 2013 Tony Award winning musical....
BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Photo BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - December 06, 2021

'Always...Patsy Cline' brings to life Cline's rich catalog of songs, impeccably portrayed by Michele McRae, with Kathleen Silverman as her friend, Houston housewife Louise Seger....
BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Dolby Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT at Dolby Theatre
by Cary Ginell - December 04, 2021

See what our critic thought of the national tour of 'The Band's Visit' - an inspiring musical about the healing power of music and its ability to show common ground between two historically opposing cultures. The show stars Janet Dacal as the vulnerable cafe owner Dina and Sasson Gabay as Tewfiq, th...
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at 5-Star Theatricals Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at 5-Star Theatricals
by Cary Ginell - October 20, 2021

5-Star Theatricals returns to the stage with a new production of its postponed musical 'Mamma Mia!' starring Kim Huber and Eric Martsolf....
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Young Artists Ensemble Photo BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Young Artists Ensemble
by Cary Ginell - August 05, 2021

Of all elements of society hit by the pandemic, the one that got hit the hardest was the performing arts. Many theatre companies were forced to close their doors while those that managed to survive were crippled by 16 months of inactivity and decimated budgets. Young Artists Ensemble has not only be...
BWW Review: THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum Photo BWW Review: THE LAST, BEST SMALL TOWN at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
by Cary Ginell - August 02, 2021

John Guerra's new play brings Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' up to date with its sensitive portrayal of two families - one white and one Latino - in modern-day Fillmore, California....
BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Santa Paula Theater Center Photo BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - March 06, 2020

Four Frenetic Feminists Fight Fate In France - Lauren Gunderson's hilarious black comedy groups four French Revolutionaries on their way to the guillotine....
BWW Review: WIT at Elite Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: WIT at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - February 27, 2020

Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-Price winning play 'Wit' focusers on Dr. Vivian Bearing, a 50-year-old professor of English who is dying from ovarian cancer. The play examines the dispassionate way cancer patients are treated, with Sindy McKay-Swerdlove delivering a startling and emotional performance as ...
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - February 14, 2020

Kennedy Caughell gives a heartfelt performance as Carole King in 'Beautiful,' an otherwise flawed musical that does to King's career what most Broadway musicals do to the subjects of jukebox musicals. The musical element of the show, however, overcomes its many deficiencies to result in an overall e...
BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE at Ojai Art Center Theater Photo BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE at Ojai Art Center Theater
by Cary Ginell - January 30, 2020

'Shirley Valentine' features Anna Kotula in a one-woman show about a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who seeks a change in her life, and does so in drastic fashion, leaving her husband and home to cavort on a beach in Greece. The result is a reaffirmation of life, one that empowers women and those l...
BWW Review: BLOOMSDAY at Elite Theatre Company, Oxnard Photo BWW Review: BLOOMSDAY at Elite Theatre Company, Oxnard
by Cary Ginell - January 20, 2020

In a 'Twilight Zone' type premise, two people who had a promising romantic relationship years before but cut it off before it could get started encounter their younger selves and try to warn them of the regret they would feel years later. The play is set in the framework of James Joyce's classic nov...
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fred Kavli Theatre Photo BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - January 18, 2020

American Theatre Guild's national tour of 'Finding Neverland' is a marvel of imaginative production values, excellent acting, and quirky-jerky choreography, making this 'making of Peter Pan' fantasy a joy from start to finish....
BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Fully Immersive and Totally Fun Juke Box Musical Returns Hom Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Fully Immersive and Totally Fun Juke Box Musical Returns Home to Hollywood
by Shari Barrett - January 15, 2020

The five-time Tony Award-nominated hit classic has returned to its roots on Hollywood Blvd. with an immersive theatrical and dining experience at a specially built performance venue and nightlife destination named after the venue at the center of the show, The Bourbon Room. And with 6 years on Broad...