Monthly Archive:: August 2014

Conejo Players Presents Shattering, Emotional Production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL The stage play The Diary of Anne Frank, which made its debut at the Conejo Players Theatre last night, is not just a living testament of the horrors of the Holocaust, but a moving

Julie Alice Auxier Makes Her Choreographing Debut in “Guys and Dolls”

BY CARY GINELL Passion and perseverance is how you describe Julie Alice Auxier’s attitude toward dancing. Born in Dallas, Auxier (which rhymes with “walks away”), 25, is one of those individuals who burns with

Performers Shine in “Rent”

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO On January 25th, 1996, Rent made its off-Broadway debut shortly before its creator, Jonathan Larson, passed away unexpectedly in his New York apartment. His rock musical masterpiece became an instant hit,

Natalie Storrs Interview Concluded

BY CARY GINELL In a week, Natalie Storrs leaves Ventura County to pursue her future in New York City. All of us wish her the best of luck and look forward to seeing her

A Glimpse at Godspell

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO After facing an unfortunate power outage that resulted in a canceled performance on August 1st, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center reopened its doors on Friday, August 8th to present

Panic! Productions Brings a Newly Imagined Staging of “The Fantasticks” to Thousand Oaks

Panic! Productions begins its third season with the classic musical fable, The Fantasticks, September 5 through 21, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The longest running musical in the history

Summer Stock: Is It Going the Way of Vaudeville?

BY KRISTOPHER KYER Years ago while living in New York City, I landed my first summer stock job and was off to Ohio and Michigan to do two shows in three weeks with the

Natalie Storrs, Part 3: Mishaps and Missteps in “Sister Act”

BY CARY GINELL VCOS: Did the musicians travel with you as well? NATALIE: Yes, we had our own orchestra. They were with us most of the time, but it just depended on the local