The music for The Addams Family is full of exuberance and arch humor. Many recognizable genres are juxtaposed in inventive ways to create the kooky worlds of the Addams Family and the Beinekes, a “normal” family who are visiting them for dinner one evening. Composer Andrew Lippa nails all the musical styles and creates an…
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While recent storms have transformed the hills surrounding Santa Cruz into a lush, inviting green, up and down the state, local water districts continue to push for mandatory water use restrictions as California grapples with the effects of a years-long drought. In this climate, Cabrillo Stage presents, Urinetown, The Musical, a satirical tale of water…
The Cabrillo Stage has been hard at work with their third production of the summer, Oliver—Lionel Bart’s musical refashioning of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale. Revisit Victorian London with Oliver Twist who just wants some more (please, sir!), Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sykes. Putting song and dance to the story of an orphaned-lad-turned-pickpocket, Dustin Leonard directs…
The cast of ‘Lunch’ might just outshine the material.
Cabrillo Stage’s ‘A Night at the Nutcracker’ invites you to step away from the Hallmark Channel and remember what Christmas is really about: the Marx Brothers.
In order to thank a veteran, one of our readers suggests using more than simply spoken words. Other readers, meanwhile, muse about the recently opened ReStore on the west side, a new Cabrillo College musical and those all too unaffordably priced condos at Walnut Commons.
Capitola playwright Joe Ortiz’s latest work, Escaping Queens, is a heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting operetta inspired by his troubled childhood in Queens, New York. This is Ortiz’s fourth musical collaboration with director Greg Frisch, and their seamless partnership is clear in his translation of the material into movement.
Cabrillo Stage’s Anything Goes is explosively fun. Each character is as impressive individually as the cast is collectively. Cole Porter classic after impeccably executed Cole Porter classic reminds one how timeless his talent is, and director and choreographer Kikau Alvaro skillfully preserves and translates it for a contemporary audience.
In 1975, A Chorus Line shattered and rebuilt the world of musical theater. Within six months of its Broadway opening, before the world had had a chance to pick its jaw up off the ground, most of the cast went to London for the international tour. Finally, after six months of magazine covers, nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, they returned to the United States. Janie Scott was 25 at the time and just starting her dancing career. When she saw A Chorus Line in San Francisco, it changed her life forever.
Not everything went well for Mom on this holiday trip out West. First there was the missed flight, and then there was the other missed flight, and then the fellow passenger who blabbed all the way to Chicago. But Saturday night at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater, things started to look up. That’s when the four stars of Plaid Tidings launched into “Strangers in Paradise,” followed closely by “Sh–Boom,” “Mambo Italiano” and a slew of jazzed-up holiday numbers as only a quartet of clean-cut fraternity brothers from 1950s middle America could perform them.