On the Town

Hillcrest Center yucks it up with cars on the road

Live Standup Comedy on the Hill will host a live Drive-In Edition at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 in the parking lot of Conejo Creek South, 1300 E Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Audience members can stay in their cars and listen to the sound from their vehicle’s FM radio. The show is suggested for ages 18 and up. A stage […]

The road to a winter wonderland

Drive-thru the North Pole in SoCal

The production and event industry veterans who produced the recent Night of the Jack Halloween event are returning to King Gillette Ranch for the launch of their Holiday Road drive-thru experience, Holiday Road will be open to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. daily Dec. 4 through Jan. 10 at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The experience […]

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 […]

BRIEFS

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 […]


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