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Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces its 2011-2012 Season


Cabrillo Music TheatreCabrillo Music Theatre announced its 2011-2012 season, produced exclusively in the Kavli Theatre, at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Cabrillo subscribers and audiences will enjoy three Kavli Theatre premieres, plus a returning favorite with a returning favorite star. Theatregoers will follow a young orphan girl's adventures to find her parents, in ANNIE; ride the highs and the lows of the triumphant career of country music legend Johnny Cash in RING OF FIRE; swim the moat with a wacky princess in search of her true love in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS; and spend some time at the family dinner table with MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

The Cabrillo Music Theatre 2011-2012 season is family friendly, and every show is locally produced. All of Cabrillo's productions are auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

The CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE 2011/2012 season:

ANNIE
October 14 - October 23, 2011
Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

A young orphan. A lonely millionaire. A scheming con artist. A bevy of adorable children. And an impossible to resist dog named Sandy. ANNIE returns to the Cabrillo stage in an all-new production, this time with Sally Struthers as the incorrigible Miss Hannigan. Cabrillo's Ovation Award-winner (Best Featured Actress, CINDERELLA) brings her comic genius to this Broadway classic. Featuring tuneful, Tony-winning songs ("Tomorrow," "It's a Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street"), ANNIE has been made into two movies, and is about to go back to Broadway for the third time. ANNIE is family-friendly entertainment, and, with Sally Struthers back onstage, it's a winning production that can't miss.

RING OF FIRE
: The Music of Johnny Cash
February 3 - February 12, 2012
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Conceived by William Meade

The music of the incomparable Johnny Cash comes to the Kavli stage in this Thousand Oaks premiere of RING OF FIRE. A multi-talented cast and onstage band bring to life all the famous songs of "the Man in Black." More than thirty songs, including "I Walk The Line," "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," and the title tune, paint a musical portrait of Johnny Cash. Though never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate. Original Broadway Cast star Jason Edwards will reprise his role, as well as direct Cabrillo's production. Though the ups and downs of Cash's life are indicated through song, RING OF FIRE is suitable for all audiences, and promises to be a foot-stompin' crowd-pleasin' good time.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
April 20 - April 29, 2012
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Before SHREK lived happily ever after ... before Oz went WICKED... Another family classic got turned on its ear when "The Princess and the Pea" became the wacky, warm Broadway musical, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Watch as Princess Winnifred swims the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab! Will the Evil Queen keep these two lovebirds apart? Will a small pea hidden below twenty mattresses cause the Princess a sleepless night? Cabrillo's all-new production of this Broadway favorite - which launched the career of a young Carol Burnett - will provide a fresh, contemporary spin on this popular tale. This Kavli Theatre premiere is perfect for the entire family. And you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
July 20 - July 29, 2012
Songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on "The Kensington Stories" by Sally Benson and the M.G.M. Motion Picture, "Meet Me In St. Louis."

The Cabrillo 2011-2012 Season comes to a memorable close with the perfect family summer musical. The M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Kavli stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. Sit down at the dinner table with the Smith family, circa 1904, and share their joys, struggles, and enduring humor as they face the ups and downs of life together. Songs include "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," "Skip to My Lou," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Featuring rollicking comedy and dazzling dance, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is as electric as a trip to the World's Fair, which provides the show's magical climax. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is family entertainment for all ages.

Season ticket subscriptions for the Cabrillo Music Theatre 2011-2012 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 a brand new Subscriber Benefit Card, good for discounts at local restaurants and other businesses.

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.

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