Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza by proudly announcing its 2013-2014 Season of shows, produced exclusively in the Kavli Theatre, at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The 2013-2014 Season, entitled “Moving Forward, Looking Back,” is Cabrillo’s most sizzling season ever. With a combination of classic and contemporary musicals, premieres and returning favorites, every show is gonna burn up the Kavli stage in a season that is just TOO DARN HOT! All of Cabrillo’s productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza opened its doors in 1994, and the first production was a Cabrillo Music Theatre production of THE MUSIC MAN. Since then, Cabrillo has produced a whopping 66 musicals, all locally created and presented for its’ loyal audiences. That first production, THE MUSIC MAN, saw audiences introduced to a young Amanda Bynes as Amaryllis. Since then, many other artists have graced the Cabrillo stage on their way to success, including Adam Lambert (THE SECRET GARDEN), Katharine McPhee (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN), Stephanie J. Block (FUNNY GIRL, SOUTH PACIFIC, currently starring in Broadway’s DROOD), and many, many more. With Cabrillo’s 2013-2014 season, hundreds more performers will follow in their footsteps, in shows spanning the entire history of musical theatre, from the 1940s to the present.
The CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE 2013/2014 season:
The Most Requested Musical in Cabrillo’s History!
KISS ME, KATE
October 18 – October 27, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Take the music of Cole Porter, Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” a pompous director, a temperamental leading lady, singers, dancers, and a pair of stage-struck gangsters. Then put it all together, behind the scenes of a Broadway musical! What do you get? The long-demanded, never-produced Kavli Theatre premiere of the beloved classic, KISS ME KATE! Winner of numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1949 and Best Revival over fifty years later, KISS ME KATE is considered by many to feature Cole Porter’s best score, and includes “Too Darn Hot,” “Another Opening, Another Show,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “So In Love Am I,” and “Wunderbar,” to name just a few. Perfect for all ages, KISS ME KATE will provide the lynchpin for Cabrillo’s educational outreach program. Full of rich characters, broad and sophisticated comedy, and dazzling dance, KISS ME KATE will provide the perfect start to Cabrillo’s 2013-2014 season.
A Road Trip to Nostalgic Heaven!
January 31 – February 9, 2014
Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
The Plaids are back! And they’re plaid-er and better than ever! Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly brings back this crowd-pleasing favorite. Frankie, Jinx, Sparky and Smudge – the Plaids – were on their way to their first big gig at the Airport Hilton Cocktail Bar when they were killed in an accident. Now, they are miraculously revived for the last chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. A sparkling cast leads the way for some of the greatest songs of the 1950s. “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Catch a Falling Star,” “Perfidia,” “Cry” are just a few of the many songs performed by the harmonic quartet, combined with humor and nostalgia. Now is the time to share FOREVER PLAID with new generations of theatregoers and music lovers. Perfect for all audiences, FOREVER PLAID will leave you laughing, humming, and cheering. Welcome back, boys!
Tony-Winner makes Southern California Regional Theatre Debut!
IN THE HEIGHTS
March 28 – April 6, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cabrillo is proud to present the regional professional premiere of this “new classic” – the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In other words, it’s a story about all of us! IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its’ warmth, humor and joyful message will resonate with all ages. You’ll fall in love with IN THE HEIGHTS.
The Broadway Hit Musical & Movie returns to Screaming Fans in Thousand Oaks!
BYE BYE BIRDIE
July 18 – July 27, 2014
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Before Beatle-Mania, before Bieber Fever, there was the first, the original… Conrad Birdie! Now Conrad is joining the Army, and America is going Birdie-crazy, when Cabrillo Music Theatre brings back one of our most popular musicals, last produced on the Kavli Theatre stage in 1998! The town of Sweet Apple, Ohio, goes bonkers when the nation’s most popular singer and heart-throb, Conrad Birdie, arrives to give his biggest fan one last kiss before going into the army – and on the Ed Sullivan Show, of course! BYE BYE BIRDIE combines humor, dance, nostalgia, satire, and rock-and-roll music with Cabrillo’s brand-new version of the Tony-winning hit. “Put On A Happy Face,” “The Telephone Hour,” “Kids” and “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” lead the hit parade of songs in this fitting finale to Cabrillo’s 20th Anniversary Celebration! Perfect for all audiences, BYE BYE BIRDIE will have the Kavli Theatre rocking in the summer of 2014!
ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING
Season ticket subscriptions for the Cabrillo Music Theatre 2013-2014 season are on sale now and can be purchased through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, or by calling Subscriber Services at 805/449.2775. Season subscribers receive the best seats in the theatre, the ability to retain seats season after season, multiple discounts, lost ticket/exchange ticket services, and Cabrillo’s popular Subscriber Benefit Card, good for discounts at local restaurants and other businesses. In addition, Cabrillo Music Theatre offers steep discounts for children under 12, so that the next generation can fall in love with musical theatre at affordable prices.
Performances are held Thursday evenings at 7:30PM (Please note the early curtain time), Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. A post-show discussion with cast and staff follows the first Saturday matinee of each production. A signed performance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing will take place on the second Friday night of each production.
For tickets or ticket information, please call the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office at 805/449.2787; and for group sales of 10 or more, please call 805.497.8613. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA.