Monthly Archive:: April 2015

Panic! Productions’ “13” Moves On to the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood

From Panic! Productions: After a sold-out initial run in Thousand Oaks, Panic! Productions is bringing its hit production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical “13” to the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood for two

Poppins People, Part 4: Dancer Kim Taylor

BY CARY GINELL Today we conclude our preview of some of the members of the Mary Poppins cast with a brief visit with Aussie import Kim Taylor, who will be dancing in the ensemble. It’s

High Street’s “Frost/Nixon” Packs a Wallop With Compelling Performances

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Frost/Nixon is Peter Morgan’s award-winning play about the televised 1977 interviews between British talk show host David Frost and deposed president Richard M. Nixon. The interviews were divided into four segments, each

Panic! Productions’ “13” Packs Powerful Pubescent Punch

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Jason Robert Brown’s 13, a jubilant paean to teenage angst, only had a brief stay on Broadway (105 performances over only two months), but the producers of the original production must have

Poppins People, Part 3: Wesley Alfvin (Bert)

BY CARY GINELL In Cabrillo Music Theatre’s forthcoming production of Mary Poppins, the part of Bert, the chimney sweep/sidewalk artist/one-man band is being played by Wesley Alfvin. Alfvin got his first theater credit in a

Vibrant “Chicago” Rocks the Kavli

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Chicago, that indestructible love sonnet to vaudeville and delectably decadent cynicism, is currently playing at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, and for the opening night crowd, it was

Velma Speaks! An Interview with Terra C. MacLeod of Theater League’s “Chicago”

BY CARY GINELL Terra C. MacLeod was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Her experience in the performing arts started when she was four years old, when she began taking ballet lessons. She got

Poppins People, Part 2: Courtney Potter (“Katie Nanna”)

BY CARY GINELL Today, another mini-interview with a cast member from Cabrillo Music Theatre’s forthcoming production of Mary Poppins, this time with Courtney Potter, who has been seen on a number of stages in Ventura

Poppins People: Cabrillo’s “Mary Poppins” Cast Members – David Gilchrist (“Bank Chairman”)

BY CARY GINELL Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins includes a variety of Ventura County veterans as well as imports from the Los Angeles area. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be