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Lottery tickets for ‘Book of Mormon’ “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will hold a ticket lottery for the national tour that will run July 9 through 14 at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available […]

Fireworks, Eagles tribute band to light up Janss Marketplace

The July 4 Fireworks Spectacular at Janss Marketplace will feature live music, family activities, food and a place to view the fireworks show. The free annual event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at Janss Marketplace, 215 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees can get wristbands at the information booth near Burlington for access to […]

Shakespeare comedy performed as a groovy ‘60s sitcom, far out!

The 23rd annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will start on a light note with a staging of the comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will present the play at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from June 28 through July 14 in Kingsmen Park on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. Festival grounds open at […]

Hospitality, sweets, spirits at Greek festival



Music, dancing and food will be served up with a healthy dose of philoxenia this weekend at the 41st annual Ventura County Greek Festival at Freedom Park in Camarillo. What’s philoxenia? “It’s the Greek way. It’s the love of the foreigner,” said the Rev. Gary Kyriacou of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, which hosts the annual celebration. “It’s more than […]

Camarillo entertains with fiesta, street fair

The Camarillo Fiesta Association will host the annual Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair from July 13 through 21 at various venues in Camarillo. The activities will start with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 13 in Constitution Park. A Space Oddity, a live, multimedia spectacle with David Brighton’s tribute to David Bowie, will perform. Guests should bring lawn […]

High Street production delivers everything you could wish for

play review /// ‘Into the Woods’


Sometimes the most complex ideas begins with a simple premise. In the case of Stephen Sondheim’s quasi-fairy tale “Into the Woods,” the premise was a two-note musical phrase set to the words “I wish.” Wishing is the basic motivating factor in Sondheim’s acclaimed 1987 musical, a motif shared by its raft of familiar storybook characters who never met one another […]

The stars are set to shine at the TOCAP

The Civic Arts Plaza announces the line-up for the 2019-2020 season. CAP is the private, nonprofit, in-house presenting division of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The season line-up includes: Vanessa Williams, Rob Lowe, Sara Watkins, Jackie Evancho, The Man in Black, An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Happy Together Tour, Peppa Pigs […]

The play’s the thing at CLU

The 23rd annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present two of the Bard’s classic plays this summer during outdoor shows at Kingsmen Park on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment. The fest opens on a lighthearted note with “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” at 8 […]

A big hand for Lovett and his Large Band

Little Ollie Olson is a big, big fan of Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Strapped into a seat in his mom’s SUV, the New Mexico youngster loves belting out the words to his favorite song, Lovett’s 2003 track “My Baby Don’t Tolerate.” How Ollie’s mom, Erica, tolerated the decibels is anyone’s guess. Back in 2017, she snapped a video […]

Hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s to make you happy

Music fans will be able to celebrate the amazing hits of the 1960s and ‘70s when the Happy Together Tour comes to the Fred Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 18 at the the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This summer, the Happy Together Tour brings six headline artists who delivered the biggest hits of […]


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