Miyuki Miyagi – A Newcomer Finding Her Way

This summer we ventured into Los Angeles to see a performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris at the Odyssey Theater (see our July 12 review) and were most impressed...

Musical Theatre Guild’s “Sugar” Leaves ‘Em Laughing

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL The temptation to take a film classic and turn it into a Broadway musical is a road fraught with peril. How do you take something perfect and make it better?...

Rubicon Explores Identity & Albert Einstein In “Incognito”

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Nick Payne’s acclaimed, thought-provoking play Incognito made its debut at the Rubicon Theatre Company last weekend in a performance that is sure to have audiences scratching their heads while thinking about...

Becky’s New Car – A Farcical Comedy With A Heart

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Have you ever acted on an impulse, knowing you were doing the wrong thing, but went through with it anyway? That’s the dilemma housewife Becky Foster faces in Steven Dietz’s charming...

Elite’s Tom Eubanks Talks About “The Pachyderm Project”

BY CARY GINELL Now playing at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard is At the End of the Day, the initial offering from Elite’s Pachyderm Project, a play development program begun in October, 2016. Producer/director/writer...

Elite Inaugurates “Pachyderm Project” With “At the End of the Day”

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Last October, Elite Theatre Company’s artistic director Tom Eubanks raised the curtain on a new play development and acting program called “The Pachyderm Project,” whose mission is to provide local...

Set Designer Will Shupe: Making Magic On A Shoestring

BY CARY GINELL Will Shupe is a familiar presence in Ventura County, whether it’s in his many chameleon-like roles on stage at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center or providing character voices to the...

Choreographer Supreme Becky Castells Talks Dance And “Billy Elliot”

BY CARY GINELL Anyone who has seen a musical at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is familiar with the work of Becky Castells. For some years now, Becky has been responsible for creating...

Kendyl Yokoyama: Proving Them Wrong

BY CARY GINELL Kendyl Yokoyama is a young performer with a mission. The 18-year-old recently graduated from high school and is preparing to attend Boston Conservatory in the fall. Her ascendancy in theater began...

Cabrillo Music Theatre Changes Its Name To 5 Star Theatricals

COMMENTARY BY CARY GINELL In what was, to some, a bold move towards progress and expansion, but to others, an unnecessary decision of questionable reasoning, Cabrillo Music Theatre has chosen to change its name to 5...