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An intimate look at Emily Dickenson

Conejo Players Theatre will present “Belle of Amherst” live streamed at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 27 and 28, and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 29. The author is William Luce. The director is Judy Diderrich. Set in the home of Emily Dickenson in Amherst, Mass., 1845- 1886, the one-woman play tells Emily’s story through anecdotes based on biographical information, […]

Enjoy the holidays outdoors at the Stagecoach Inn Museum

Tickets are now available for the Stagecoach Inn Museum’s annual Holiday at the Inn event, “Unwrap the Conejo Valley,” at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. A frosted, welcome holiday treat awaits all ages to the event, which will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4 and 11; and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and […]


Holiday shopping The Conejo Senior Volunteer Program’s annual Holiday Boutique Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., Dec. 3 and 4 at the main entrance outside the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, next to the Thousand Oaks Library. Boutique goods will include gifts, jewelry and handmade items. All profits will support the […]

Original play explores the world after dark

Young Artists Ensemble will present “Night Night, Roger Roger” from Fri. through Sun., Nov. 20 to 22 on YouTube Live. Written and directed by Megan Roni Ragone, the play will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, the show will be presented as a drive-in movie experience at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21 […]

Dating in the era of diversity

Camarillo Skyway Playhouse presents “Two Asians Dating,” another work in the Voices Not Heard Initiative that promotes diversity in theater and the works of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists. The play is directed and written by M.J. Kang. The actors are Eva Ding and Barron Leung. In the play, Steve, a single dad eight years past his divorce, and Nelly, with […]

1 brilliant actor, 1 masterful script add up to ‘Zero’

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Zero Hour’

Five years ago, we saw John Medeiros portray the late actor Zero Mostel in Jim Brochu’s one-man play “Zero Hour” at the Elite Theatre Company in Oxnard. This past weekend, Medeiros repeated his personification of the mercurial Mostel for Thousand Oaks’ Conejo Players Theatre in a virtual production directed, as before, by Brian Robert Harris. The result was as magnificent […]

Conejo Players’ musical zooms in on popular kids’ fantasy book

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley’

Flat Stanley, everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero, is so popular he’s spawned an ever-growing franchise that now includes a stage musical. It seems only fitting that Conejo Players Theatre’s recent online production of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” takes place in the two-dimensional format of a Zoom-powered internet streaming platform. Three screenings of the all-kid production were streamed Nov. 6 […]

Bargains for shoppers, assistance for seniors

The holidays are almost here, and customers can get their shopping done and support a local nonprofit at the same time. Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store will host a holiday blowout Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the store, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The sale will feature brand name, gently […]

What’s up online at CLU

Cal Lutheran University will present the following virtual art and music events in November. Conservation Demonstrations at the Harvard Art Museums at noon Thurs., Nov. 5 on Zoom. Experts from the Harvard Art Museums demonstrate and discuss how science and art coincide in conservation work. Go to callutheran.edu/ rolland or call Rachel Schmid at (805) 493-3697. Franzen Organ Recital Series […]

Conejo Players’ spooktacular concert is so good it’s scary

Elevated platform provides sight lines

We’ve heard of haunted houses and haunted mansions, but a haunted parking lot? “Why not?” say the intrepid folks at Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks, who have refined their “drive-in” concerts to near perfection. CPT’s latest production, “Haunted Broadway,” was performed Oct. 23 to 25 in the theater’s parking lot. Instead of using a flatbed pickup truck as a […]

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