Monthly Archive:: June 2016

Intervention Turns “Open Meeting Closed” Into Confrontation

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL The proverb “it takes a village” is the theme for Michael Perlmutter’s Open Meeting Closed, a tense and often funny play that is being staged at the Elite Theatre Company in

Katy Jarvis & Parker Harris Make for a “Fantastick” Couple

BY CARY GINELL One of the great things about Ventura County theater is that there is a never-ending progression of young talent that keeps coming up through the ranks. Two of the more impressive

Song & Dance Duo Perform at Rubicon

BY CARY GINELL This weekend, the husband-and-wife duo of Kirby and Beverly Ward will be performing Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, in three concerts at the Rubicon Theatre Company. Although nothing new in the annals of

“The Mousetrap” – Classic Whodunnit Features “Elite” Cast

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, The Mousetrap, made its debut in London’s West End in 1952, and, incredibly, some 64 years later, it’s still running, the longest continuous run of a play in

Senior Spotlight: Moorpark High School’s Kristen Bramson

BY CARY GINELL This is the time of year when high school seniors are getting ready to head off to college, and for those who are looking toward a career in the theater, it’s

Rubicon’s “Clarence Darrow” Invokes Populism and Passion in Riveting Production

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL It’s funny how many shows we’ve seen recently that bring to mind concepts evident in the current election season. In In the Heights, it was the plight of immigrants trying to make