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Director Jolyn Johnson Discusses CSP’s “When We Were Young And Unafraid”

BY CARY GINELL This weekend, Camarillo Skyway Playhouse will be presenting When We Were Young and Unafraid, a play about a quiet bed-and-breakfast in 1972 that serves as a sanctuary for victims of domestic abuse.

For Kayla Bailey, a “Wish” To Vocal Direct Comes True

BY CARY GINELL Any time a high school theater department takes on a Stephen Sondheim musical, the intensity level cranks up a notch. So when drama teacher Joseph Donia took on Into the Woods, which

Moorpark High’s “Les Miserables” Concludes Extended Run With Sold-Out Finale

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL Les Miserables, the emotion-packed 1985 Broadway musical, received a rousing sendoff on Saturday, April 22, when Moorpark High School’s run, extended by popular demand, concluded with a sold-out performance. Audiences’ great

This State Fair Was A Great State Fair

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL (special to The corn was high as an elephant’s eye at the Alex Theatre in Glendale last Sunday as Musical Theater Guild presented a staged reading of Rodgers and

Jesse Johnson Talks About Playing Roger Miller In “King Of The Road”

BY CARY GINELL Last week we reviewed the Laguna Playhouse’s production of King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story. The show stars Jesse Johnson, a veteran of Lonesome Traveler, the successful Off-Broadway musical that told

“Sylvia” – A Shaggy Dog Story With An Uncomfortable Twist

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL What would it be like if dogs could speak? That’s one question that is answered in A. R. Gurney’s 1995 play Sylvia, which deals with much more than just a man

New Musical Celebrates Life & Career of Roger Miller

REVIEW BY CARY GINELL When country music star Roger Miller received an unprecedented six Grammy Awards in 1965, he responded in typical fashion by delivering a quip: “It took me seven years to become

Introducing Playhouse 101: “Broadway By the Freeway”

BY CARY GINELL Tonight, we are excited in welcoming Playhouse 101, a new multi-use theater which makes its debut in Agoura Hills. Located in an office building complex at 28720 Canwood St., Playhouse 101

“Sister Act” Creators Appear In Talkback Session

BY CARY GINELL On Sunday, Cabrillo Music Theatre audiences who stuck around were treated with an informative and entertaining talkback session with Sister Act co-creators Cheri and Bill Steinkellner and choreographer Michelle Elkin. Sister Act concludes

“Dogfight” Musical Explores A Mis-Matched Relationship at the Start of the Vietnam War

BY CARY GINELL On November 21, 1963, three Marines decide to spend their last night before their deployment to Southeast Asia for one final night of debauchery, partying and a little trouble. A “dogfight”