Monthly Archive:: July 2013

An Interview with Kelli Kay (“Cabaret”)

Kelli Kay is a perfect example of a young actress who got started playing musical theater roles in school and who has now progressed on to community theater. She is currently starring as Sally

From The Other Side Of The Table

By Lewis Wilkenfeld, Artistic Director, Cabrillo Music Theatre I love auditions! I know it’s easy to say this – since I don’t have to actually audition. And I always remind the staffs of Cabrillo

Profile of Calabasas High School’s Ilana Degann

Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Ilana Degann is The Cat in the Hat in Calabasas High School’s production of “Seussical: The Musical,” which plays this weekend at the school’s Performing Arts Education Center. The show’s

Building a Cabaret Act

By Cary Ginell With “Cabaret” playing at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse for the next few weeks, the idea of cabarets, or solo showcases, came to mind. These shows are a great way to promote

An Actor’s Nightmare

By Christanna Rowader One of my most favorite musicals I was blessed enough to perform in was the historically based 1776. I remember when I was prepping for auditions how closely related I felt

Interview with “Les Miserables” actress Mazie Wilson

Today we meet Mazie Wilson, who is playing the role of Eponine in the Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi’s production of “Les Miserables.” Mazie graduated from UC Irvine, where she received her degree in

Happy 80th Birthday, “42nd Street”

By Cary Ginell Many people would be surprised to know that the stage musical version of “42nd Street” is only 33 years old. The high-powered musical was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, who

Interview with “Cabaret”‘s Emcee

Arryck Adams plays the role of the Emcee in Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s production of “Cabaret,” which opened a six-week run this past weekend. I got a few minutes with him after the opening night

Discussing “Legally Blonde”

Cabrillo Music Theatre had a talkback session with its cast after Saturday’s matinee performance of “Legally Blonde.” The cast fielded questions from the audience, but for me, the most meaningful answer of the day

Notes from the Orchestra Pit

By Cary Ginell Last night was the premiere of Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi’s production of “Les Miserables,” and I thought it might be of interest to explain what a show is like from