Monthly Archive:: January 2014

Kyer Komments: Memorizing Lines

BY KRISTOPHER KYER Memorizing lines easily and quickly is an integral part of an actor’s work. I often play roles that have nonsensical, flowery words and patter songs that never end. And I have

An Original Plaid Speaks! An Interview with “Forever Plaid” Director Larry Raben

BY CARY GINELL Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of Forever Plaid begins this weekend and we had a chance to chat with its director, Larry Raben, prior to the start of rehearsals. This production is special

Understudy Angst

BY CHRISTANNA ROWADER This is the story of an understudy. Recently I got a Facebook message from Karen, someone who I worked with during my first year in California who I hadn’t seen since.

Interview With “In the Heights” Dance Captain Morgan Marcell

BY CARY GINELL On January 12, members of the community got a chance to learn some dance steps from a premiere dance instructor, when Morgan Marcell, choreographer for the regional tour of In the Heights,

Super Troupe Stages “Mamma Mia!” at the Kavli

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL I saw Theater League’s national touring company’s production of Mamma Mia! this week and although the production itself was virtually flawless, I still walk away with the nagging question, “Why has

Director Kenneth Albers Talks About Rubicon Theatre Company’s Raucous & Ribald “Noises Off”

BY CARY GINELL The Rubicon Theatre Company’s production of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, which opens on February 1, promises to be one of the noisiest, wackiest events in recent Ventura County theater history. Described by Frank

First-Time Director Chelsea Glasner Talks About YA4Ever’s Production of “Godspell”

BY CARY GINELL YA4Ever’s production of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell marks the directing debut of Chelsea Glasner. Glasner, a junior majoring musical theater at Emerson College in Boston, is a graduate of Newbury Park High School, where

A Visit With Shirley Jones – Part 5: On Jack Cassidy, “The Partridge Family,” and Working with Patrick Cassidy

BY CARY GINELL In the 1960s, Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy worked together on a number of productions. Their marriage fell apart in 1974 and Cassidy subsequently died in a tragic fire in 1976