Theatre critic Cary Ginell saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time last week and absolutely raved about it. Here are some highlights:
“‘Curious Incident’ is a tour de force of acting, directing and production values that takes us inside Christopher’s chaotic mind, assaulting the senses with visual and sonic elements ranging from heartwarming to nightmarish. Live theater doesn’t get much better than this.”
“Although ‘Curious Incident’ is performed often in community theater, this particular production is to be singled out for its terrific production values, brilliantly guided by director Tanner Redman.”
“Rarely have sound and lighting design played such a large part in a show’s success.”
“[Brendan] Lynch’s characterization is nothing short of remarkable.”
“Avery Sierra-Valdes does a beautiful job in the role [of Judy].”
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time runs through Sept. 24, get your tickets now!
Critics saw The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and can’t stop raving!
According to the Ventura Breeze, the cast members each “… gave distinct and delightful characterizations, tackling their individual shining moments with verve and enthusiasm.”
Cary Ginell at The Acorn says “Touching as well as madcap, “Spelling Bee” is a joy to watch and infinitely enhanced by William Finn’s charming, revelatory score. Conejo Players Theatre does the show justice with this exemplary production running through July 23.”
Extended for an extra weekend, Spelling Bee runs through July 23, get your tickets now!
Theatre critic Cary Ginell saw Bye Bye Birdie on opening night and had a few things to say!
“Conejo Players’ current production, which opened March 25, uses a rich cast of characters to tell the story of an Elvis-like teen idol whose forthcoming induction is prefaced by one last publicity stunt, one that upends the lives of the frantic teenagers of fictional Sweet Apple, Ohio.”
“Brendan Lynch’s Albert is a manic-depressive who is either congratulating himself on his P.R. brilliance or wringing his hands over his client, who is basically a cardboard cutout in gold lamé.”
“Albert’s mother, Mae, has the most laugh lines of any character, and Eve Kiefer hits each one of Mae’s lines out of the park.”
“Devery Holmes does her usual superb job as director while hubby, Jim Holmes, and Shelley Saxer do a marvelous job with the singers.”
Bye Bye Birdie runs through April 11, don’t miss it!
With a return to (almost) normal, the Conejo Players is proud to present a diverse and exciting season for 2022.
Picking up where we left off in 2020, we invite you back to join us for fabulous musical adventures as we present the hugely popular Bye Bye Birdie; and the hilarious romp from everyone’s favorite country queen Dolly Parton, 9 to 5. Completing the Mainstage season is the Pulitzer prize-winning Harvey and the riveting The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
This season, we are also pleased to bring you the fast-paced and witty The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in our Conejo Artists Theatre (CAT) lineup and for our Youth Theatre season, two delightful productions: The Music Man, Jr. and Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers Edition. And finally, wrapping up the year, don’t miss Home for the Holidays, a fun celebration for the whole family.
Save big by ordering season tickets, which are now available by calling the box office at 805-495-3715. We hope to see you at the theatre!
For the health and safety of everyone, beginning September 17, all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the time of entry to attend shows at Conejo Players.
Please refer to California Department of Health guidance here for acceptable methods of vaccine verification and here for acceptable methods for proof of negative test result.
All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov
All patrons must wear a mask at all times while inside the theatre, regardless of vaccination status.
Due to the COVID-19 virus concerns, and the Emergency Declaration from the California Governor, the Conejo Players Theatre will be suspending the remaining scheduled productions of THE PRODUCERS.
We apologize, but out of an abundance of caution, the Conejo Players Theatre believes we need to take this action to protect our patrons, cast, crew, and staff.
For patrons who may have purchased advance tickets not yet used, you may contact the box office at (805) 495-3715 to exchange your ticket(s) for another production.
We thank you for your patronage and support of the Conejo Players Theatre, and look forward to seeing you again at a future performance!
The Conejo Players Theatre Board of Directors