Monthly Archive:: April 2014

Actress Tabitha Ellis Talks About “Next to Normal”

BY CARY GINELL One of the most acclaimed musicals in recent years comes to Ventura County when the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s searing comic-drama rock musical Next to Normal. The

A Trip Back to Picket Fence America: Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer”

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL In the introduction to his adaptation of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, Wilbur Braun advised producers, “Speed the action before the curtains and and play the entire play with zest and at

Smile and a Song: Joanna Bert’s Princess Parties

BY CARY GINELL Many Ventura County theater performers have two lives: they have their on stage lives and then their 9-5 lives, which are spent working a traditional day-job in an unrelated field. A

A Visit With Nancy Dussault – Part 3: Broadway Years

BY CARY GINELL In the final installment of our interview with Nancy Dussault, Nancy talks about her early years on Broadway. VCOS: Do Re Mi was your Broadway breakthrough in 1961. What was that like?

“Love, Loss, & What I Wore” Dresses Up the Rubicon

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL After last night’s preview performance of Love, Loss, & What I Wore at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura, actress Nancy Dussault was asked whether this was a show meant for

A Visit With Nancy Dussault – Part 2

BY CARY GINELL Continuing my discussion with Nancy Dussault, who is appearing at the Rubicon Theatre Company this week in Love, Loss & What I Wore, co-starring with Conchata Ferrell, Lauren Patten, Sandra Tsing Loh,

A Visit With Broadway Legend Nancy Dussault – Part 1

BY CARY GINELL Actress Nancy Dussault has enjoyed a career that has lasted over a half-century. She was born in Pensacola, Florida and started singing in the Washington-Lee High School drama program before moving

Fiddler in the Barrio: Cabrillo’s Ravishing Production of “In the Heights”

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, which won Tony awards for Best Musical, Score, and Choreography in 2008, is completing a two-weekend run at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza this

An Exclusive Visit With the Devil

BY CARY GINELL It would not be hyperbole to suggest that Andrew Metzger might one day be the next John Belushi. But that is who the twenty-three year-old actor reminded me of when I