Monthly Archive:: January 2016

“Black Comedy” – Things That Go Bump in the Light

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL For the first ten minutes of Peter Shaffer’s knockabout farce, Black Comedy, the stage is dark, as engaged Londoneers Brindsley Miller and Carol Melkett get ready to receive wealthy German art

“Funny Thing” Honors Classic Comedy In Sondheim’s Musical Farce

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Laurel and Hardy must be smiling in the comedy Valhalla. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s near-perfect production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which opened last night at

Sondheim’s Folly: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”

BY CARY GINELL When Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is unveiled this Friday evening at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum, audiences will

“Coming Distractions” Highlights Breadth of Young Talent in Ventura County Theater

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Coming Distractions, a one-night concert benefiting Panic! Productions and the theater arts program at Newbury Park High School was earmarked as a live preview of musicals coming to Ventura County

Performer Scott Dreier Talks About His Devotion to Doris Day in His One-Man Show, “Doris and Me”

BY CARY GINELL It’s not often when a person is able to develop their own stage show about their idol, but for the past four years, actor/singer Scott Dreier has done that very thing,

Michael Fischer Reveals Improv Techniques in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

BY CARY GINELL I haven’t posted a story yet this year because I’ve been busy. For the past two weeks, I’ve been immersed in learning the flute part to the score of The 25th Annual