A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

Ralphie Parker sings … and dances … and wishes as much as ever to find a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle BB gun under the tree on December 25 in A Christmas Story: The Musical, the holiday season’s most tuneful treat for kids and adults of all ages up Simi Valley way.
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Ingenious direction and equally innovative choreography are just two reasons not to miss 5-Star Theatricals’ excitingly performed revival of Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 100 minutes of pure, unadulterated, family-friendly music and fun up Thousand Oaks way.
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SYLVIA

There’s never been a romantic triangle quite like the one that propels A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, now getting a cheer-worthy Rubicon Theater revival with an irresistible Ashley Fox Linton as the canine homewrecker who gives this alternately hilarious and heartstrings-tugging romcom its name.
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SISTER ACT

A triumphant Daebreon Poiema and a sublime Debbie Prutsman head a terrifically talented, bigger-than-Broadway cast of nearly three-dozen in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Sister Act, as tuneful and crowd-pleasing a musical comedy treat as I’ve seen up Ventura County ways in many a moon.
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GULF VIEW DRIVE

Rubicon Theatre Company treats Ventura audiences—and anyone else in search of a delightful, nostalgic, emotionally potent trip back to the Eisenhower ‘50s—to Gulf View Drive, the third and final installment of Arlene Hutton’s Ovation Award-winning Nibroc Trilogy.
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RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET

Shakespeare meets 1950s sci-fi meets ‘50s/‘60s rock ‘n’ pop in Bob Carlton’s outta sight outer space musical spoof Return To The Forbidden Planet, the latest from Rubicon Theatre and as fun an evening as you’re likely to have up Ventura way, or just about anywhere else for that matter.
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EVITA

Phenomenal performances by Cassandra Murphy and Marc Ginsburg and some particularly exciting dance sequences highlight Cabrillo Music Theatre’s big-stage revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1979 smash Evita.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Theatrical magic doesn’t get much more magical than the magic being made at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center as Actors Repertory Theatre Of Simi enchants audiences of all ages with their supremely imaginative albeit scaled-down production of Broadway’s Peter And The Starcatcher.
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