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The Other Place 6Review-
Santa Paula Theatre kicks off its new season with a wonderful production of Sharr White’s beautifully written psychological drama, The Other Place.
 
Producer Leslie Nichols has brought in the dynamic duo behind Flying H Theatre, Taylor Kasch and Cynthia Killion, to do their magic, and magic it is, with the tight ensemble work, extremely effective set, production details, cast and crew excellence, collaboration and execution of high order we’ve come to expect from all things Kasch and Killion.
 
 
 
Killion and Perlmutter re-arranging the tectonic plates of the mind in Sharr White's The Other Place at  the Santa Paula Theater Center  Photo Credit:  Brian Stetham. 

 

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CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE
ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-2017 SEASON!
EVITA! TARZAN! SISTER ACT! PETER PAN!
Four great shows in oneHIGH-FLYING SEASON!
Broadway in Your Backyard at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza!
Thousand Oaks, CA Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces the 2016-2017 season of shows. Cabrillo’s High-Flying Season features three Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years. All of Cabrillo’s productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

SEE ROCK CITY 1Review-
A play worth seeing more than once, See Rock City is the “don’t miss” sequel to Last Train to Nibroc, the second part of Arlene Hutton’s Nibroc Trilogy American set piece featuring Nibroc’s young couple, May and Raleigh.
 
 
 
Quietly struggling with timeless inner truths, Lily Nicksay and Erik Odom in Arlene Hutton’s See Rock City at the Rubicon Theatre, downtown Ventura, through 14 February, 2016. Photo courtesy Zachary Andrews
 
Fubar 7
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Flying H Group Theatre’s presentation of Karl Gajdusek’s FUBAR delivers another fun night of whacky, dark comedy.
 
(l) Brian Robert Harris in Karl Gajdusek's FUBAR at the Flying H Group Theatre, Ventura, January 2016
Photo Credit: Maria Rojas
INTRO MFL
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The Musical, My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s highly successful play, Pygmalion. T. S. Elliot is rumored to have remarked upon seeing My Fair Lady that “Bernard Shaw is quite helped by the addition of music, isn’t he?” Rubicon’s current production proves the point.
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Some scripts call for tremendously committed acting. These are the kind of scripts that great actors hunger for; but often aren't produced as they scare the daylights out of everyone else. John Pollono's Small Engine Repair, and Jim Brochu's Zero Hour are scripts that might be considered in that category. Both scripts are smartly written, with sweeping structures yet tightly focused, giving both the kind of range and focus that great actors like to exploit. Both plays take a certain level of significant courage and commitment from their actors. A level that lessor talents dare to attempt.
 
croppedCOPENHAGEN 2
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Michael Frayn’s play, Copenhagen, is a rare treat for anyone who is remotely interested in finding intellectual stimulation in Ventura. There is great art and then there is important great art. Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen is the latter.
 
 
(L-R) Peter Van Norden, Linda Purl & Brett Rickaby photo credit: Christopher Brown
 
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