Natalia Vivino Archive

Say Hello to “Bye, Bye Birdie!”

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO This past Saturday, the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse delivered a fun and friendly production of the classic Tony-award winning musical Bye, Bye Birdie. As many theatregoers know, Birdie was inspired by

“Spring Awakening” Closes to Full House

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO Last Sunday, YA4Ever’s production of Spring Awakening completed its run to a full house at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. Seats were hard to come by, and for good reason. The rock

Agoura High School’s “Bubble Boy” Conquers All

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO On Friday, January 9, I had the pleasure of attending Agoura High School’s first-ever production of Bubble Boy, an original musical created by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Unlike previous

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,

“9 to 5” Returns to the Live Stage

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO Country music superstar Dolly Parton reached a new level of success after starring in the 1980 hit comedy film 9 to 5. Several decades later, Parton decided to transform the

“Guys & Dolls” – You Can Bet It’s Swell

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO First-time director Christopher Mahr showed great promise on Friday, August 22nd when his production of Guys and Dolls opened at the charming High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. This wildly

Performers Shine in “Rent”

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO On January 25th, 1996, Rent made its off-Broadway debut shortly before its creator, Jonathan Larson, passed away unexpectedly in his New York apartment. His rock musical masterpiece became an instant hit,

A Glimpse at Godspell

REVIEW BY NATALIA VIVINO After facing an unfortunate power outage that resulted in a canceled performance on August 1st, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center reopened its doors on Friday, August 8th to present