You are going to want to SWIM over to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza to see Cabrillo Music Theatre's incredible production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! It is without a doubt the best production I have ever seen at Cabrillo Music Theatre and I thought that honour went to last season's gorgeous Mary Poppins but nope Alison Bagli and cast are perfection in this regional production of The Little Mermaid.
|Alison Bagli as Ariel. (c) Cabrillo Music Theatre.|
|Lawrence Cummings & Cast. (c) Cabrillo Music Theatre.|
Direction: A+. Larry Raben expertly brings the beloved 1989 movie to life on the Fred Kavli stage. And huge props to him for his decision to use the children's chorus in numerous scenes. The only weakness (if any) would have to be the choice to use flying harnesses. Unfortunately, it seemed that the actors who were 'flying' had their back to the audience the majority of the time on opening night. Hopefully this small technicality will have been fixed by now. Heather Castillo (Choreographer) created standout numbers such as "Under the Sea", "Positoovity" and "One Step Closer" and gave the entire cast (from child to star) plenty of opportunities to shine individually and as a group.
Costumes/Sets: A++! Wow!! Everyone who attended opening weekend has been talking about the gorgeous costumes and elaborate sets. You might just have to pick your jaw off the floor when you see it too!
|Alison Bagli & Debbie Prutzman. (c) Cabrillo Music Theatre.|
July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm (free parking)
July 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm
July 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm
July 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
July 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
July 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
And thanks to generous donors, Cabrillo Music Theatre will be bringing a new season of family friendly performances in 2016-2017 too (Evita, Sister Act and Peter Pan). Unfortunately their production of Disney's Tarzan has been cancelled.