Monthly Archive:: September 2013

Part 2 of Interview with Gary Saxer

BY CARY GINELL To anyone who has never seen a Gilbert & Sullivan show, you don’t know what you are missing. It can be argued that W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan introduced musical

An Interview With Actor-Extraordinaire Gary Saxer (Part 1)

BY CARY GINELL Gary Saxer is one of Ventura County’s local treasures. A performer in various VC venues for the past thirty-five years, Saxer not only has played multiple roles in musicals, but is

Ventura County Reporter Ranks Top VC Theaters, Productions

BY CARY GINELL For what it’s worth, here are the Ventura County Reporter’s listings of the top theater companies & productions in the area. I don’t think it’s fair to rank productions and companies

The Coach’s Corner: Part 5 – Tempo & the Accompanist

BY JOSHUA FINKEL Here are a few pieces of advice regarding you and your accompanist at an audition. Remember to always tell the accompanist everything you need him or her to know before you

Cast Members of “Noises Off” Talk About Their Characters

BY CARY GINELL After last Sunday’s matinee performance of “Noises Off,” I met with the nine-member cast and asked each one how they approached playing their respective roles and whether they had anyone, such

Conejo Players’ “Noises Off” is Masterful Mayhem

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Toward the beginning of the anarchic second act in the play “Noises Off,” Tim, the overworked assistant stage manager says, “This is getting farcical.” This is the understatement of the

2013 Ovation Award Nominees

Congratulations to the following for their nominations for the 2013 Ovation Awards! BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL¬†(LARGE THEATRE) “Legally Blonde” (Cabrillo Music Theatre) ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A MUSICAL The Cast of “Legally Blonde” (Cabrillo

Stage Review: “Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray”

BY CARY GINELL “Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray,” which plays at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura through September 29, is a one-man play featuring a bravura performance by Tom Dugan, who also

“Los Valientes” Honors 3 Heroic Latinos at CLU

BY CARY GINELL A musical theater production based on the lives of three heroic Latinos will be performed at California Lutheran University on Saturday, Oct. 5. A chamber music trio and solo actor will

Rehearsals begin for Cabrillo’s “Kiss Me, Kate”

BY CARY GINELL Cabrillo Music Theatre held a “First Rehearsal Party” last night at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts where cast and crew members were introduced in preparation for the beginning of the