Monthly Archive:: December 2014

The 2nd Annual “Vee Cee” Awards for Top Performances in Ventura County Theater

BY CARY GINELL As we close 2014, many theater critics not unexpectedly take stock of performances seen during the past twelve months. I am no different, and although many critics rank individual performances against

“Gift of the Magi” – A Sweet, Whimsical Tale of Giving & Sacrifice

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Getting the public to accept a new Christmas play or musical is a difficult task, given that the holiday itself is based on long-standing traditions that are hard to crack.

Theater League’s “Beauty and the Beast” – A Fantasy Short On Magic

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Theater League’s national tour of Beauty and the Beast is in town this week, playing six performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza through Sunday, and it’s as if Disneyland itself

T.O. High Students Impress in “Noises Off”

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO You’d be lying if you said you’ve never been curious about what happens backstage during a live show, and English playwright Michael Frayne had the chance to witness this firsthand,