2014-07-03 E-Edition

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‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ step back in time to 1958

Conejo Players Theatre presents the musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” July 5 through Aug. 3 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p. m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees Sunday. The show is directed by Courtney Potter with choreography by Wendy Babb and musical direction by Noreen Smith. The cast is comprised of Abigail […]

Zumba at ALS benefit

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will present a Zumbathon and Family Fun Day fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., July 13 at Gateway Church, 2946 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Activities will include Zumba, a magic show, animal petting zoo, bubble mania and food. Proceeds will benefit the local Golden West Chapter’s Care for Kids Program. For more information, […]

Simi Valley production is a cut above

While watching Damian Gravino’s masterful performance as the title character in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” I couldn’t help but wonder how Boris Karloff might have fared in the same role had he lived in a later era. Gravino stars in the Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi’s current production of the classic “musical thriller,” and his likeness to the late master […]


THURS., JULY 3 Third Of July Fireworks Extravaganza 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Two bands, Elvis tribute, games, flag presentation. Food for sale. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission: $5 per person. Kids age 4 and under free. Phone: 805.517.6300. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. in Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 […]

Cabrillo showcases hits from musicals

Theater group in danger of closing

As most fans of the local arts scene and readers of the Acorn already know, Cabrillo Music Theatre is in a crisis. The venerable local production company, which has been producing four Broadway-quality musical theater productions per year in Thousand Oaks for 20 seasons, is going through a drama of its own. Cabrillo must come up with $250,000 by Aug. […]

Keep critters safe July 4

Each year, during the days surrounding the Fourth of July holiday, hundreds of pets become frightened by the lights and sounds of by fireworks, and run away from their homes and yards. These pets, lost and confused, often end up at adoption centers. Here are some tips to keep pets safe this weekend. Do not take pets to fireworks displays. […]

Pet of the Week

Greek festival celebrates culture

FESTIVE AND FUN—Left, 8-year-old Alex Qutami of Westlake Village gets in step to the Loulouvikos dance along with the Agape Dancers during the Ventura County Greek Festival on June 22. The 36th annual event, sponsored by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, celebrated Greek culture, food, music and dance. Above, 7-year-old Kalista Keshmeshian of Westlake, wearing a Greek headband, bounces on […]

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