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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Retool 2016-2017 Season

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Press Release: The Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre is very proud to announce that the company has secured donations from members of the community, which will allow it to continue production of the 2016-2017 season! After recently announcing the suspension of production due to a lack of resources, these contributions will provide Cabrillo with the ability to retool the organization, to engage in ...

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LASA Director on Recent Theater Closings

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ThisStage: LA STAGE Alliance Director, Steven Leigh Morris, continues to espouse his theme of “we’re all in this together” concerning the recent, near back-to-back production suspensions at both the Colony Theatre in Burbank and the Cabrillo Music Theatre in Thousand Oaks.  From the start of his tenure as Director, Morris has consistently spoken about theater in the City of Angeles as one community despite attempts ...

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Cabrillo Music Theatre to Suspend Production at the Conclusion of the 2015-2016 Season

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Press Release: It is with great sorrow that the Board of Directors of Cabrillo Music Theatre announces that it will suspend its productions at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, following the production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, running July 15-24, 2016. As the only locally based professional musical theatre company and Resident Company at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the last 22 years, ...

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Colony Theatre’s Letter To Subscribers

The Colony has seen tough times in the recent past and these tough times are apparently continuing as explained in this recent letter to subscribers from Artistic Director Barbara Beckley: February 3, 2016 Dear Colony Subscriber, This season has presented a host of challenges. When we schedule a series of plays, we do our very best to bring you what was announced – but sometimes ...

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Rogue Moves

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KCRW:  It’s been widely known for a few weeks now that the much-feted Rogue Machine Theatre company was moving from the only home it has had since its founding in 2008.  Critic Anthony Byrnes reflects on this and points out that place is indelibly part of production and that theater is indeed part of theatre. Beyond Rogue Machine’s move there’s a lot of shifting real ...

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Theatre Banshee to Shutter on December 1, 2015

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From Theatre Banshee’s Facebook page: It is with heavy hearts that we post the sad news that The Banshee will be closing it’s doors Dec. 1. This fall we were hit with a sudden and drastic increase in our rent. We explored many options, none of which were able to cope with the new level of rent. This Thanksgiving, we give our thanks to our ...

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Remembering LA Theater Internet Pioneer Geoff Hoff

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Bitter Lemons:  Geoff Hoff, founder of LA Theater Review  and a pioneer in getting Los Angeles theater onto the Internet, died on November 18, 2015.  He was 60 years old.  David Jette, who wrote for Hoff, provides a personal remembrance. Here’s an editorial Hoff wrote in 2010 about theater etiquette.

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Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood Bids Farewell, For Now at Least

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LA Times: The Elephant Theatre Co. in Hollywood has ceased operations and its members are considering their options following the recent sale of the company’s longtime home on Santa Monica Boulevard, leaders said in recent interviews.  The award-winning company, which has built a reputation for championing new American plays, is the latest casualty on Hollywood’s Theatre Row. http://lat.ms/1iaO38u

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Elephant On The Move

For the last sixteen years, The Lillian Theatre has been home to The Elephant Theatre Company, in addition to housing hundreds of other groups and companies, putting up multiple award winning World, West Coast, and Los Angeles Premieres, and gaining a reputation as one of the most sought after venues in Southern California.  Now that’s all going away. The Elephant Theatre Company is producing its ...

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