Cabrillo Music Theatre 2012-2013 Schedule

As you know, I just love to share with you the season announcements from our favorite theatres. We subscribe to three: the Colony Theatre in Burbank, REP East in Saugus, and Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks, and follow quite a few more (such as ICT Long Beach, the Blank, the Pasadena Playhouse, and of course Center Theatre Group and BroadwayLA). Yesterday I received the announcement of the 2012-2013 season at Cabrillo. Cabrillo is a regional theatre in Thousand Oaks, right where US 101 and CA 23 come together, that specializes in musicals. They tend to use a small number of equity actors and a local cast; they do not bring in tours as the Pantages does. Season subscription prices are quite affordable; our balcony tickets are $100 for four shows.

The Cabrillo 2012-2013 season is:

  • 1776: The Musical (October 19-28, 2012)
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (February 8-17, 2013)
  • Grease (April 12-21, 2013)
  • Legally Blonde: The Musical (July 19-28, 2013)

I think this is a pretty good season. We’ve seen 1776 before, but only in a small cast version in an equity-waiver house. I haven’t seen YAGMCB on stage, although I’ve heard both versions of the music. Grease we’ve seen many times, but only in school productions, so it should be good to see a professional treatment. Last up is Legally Blonde, which I’ve only seen on MTV (it was last in LA at the Pantages, and I didn’t want to pay Pantages prices for the show). Cabrillo’s production is the first professional regional production of the show, and should be good.

Speaking of theatre, I’ll note that we’ve added a show to our January schedule: Red-Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivens at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. TheatreMania had a ticket code for $40 tickets, including fees (let me know if you need the code). I haven’t been to the Geffen since the days it was the Westwood Playhouse (meaning I was last there in the 1980s!). The show stars Kathleen Turner as Ivens, so I’m hoping it is pretty good.

Music: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967 Original Off-Broadway Cast) (Gary Burghoff): Kite