Typically, Cabrillo Music Theatre (the resident musical theatre production company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza) holds their shows spanning two weekends in the larger, 1800-seat Fred Kavli Theater.
This year, however, Cabrillo is experimenting with having more shows in the smaller, 400-seat Scherr theater. More shows in a smaller theater ends up allowing for better options for theatergoers but it works best with the right kind of show. Cabrillo has selected “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” with 15 shows starting tomorrow (January 29th – February 14th, 2016).
In the words of Lewis Wilkenfeld, Cabrillo’s Artistic Director, using the Scherr “gives people a way to be more intimate with a show with every seat seeing facial expressions, slapstick and of course, comedic nuances that our performers excel at. In a show like ‘Forum,’ the audience is so close to the action, they’re reaction becomes a part of the show.”
More information and tickets are available at the Cabrillo Music Theatre web site, http://cabrillomusictheatre.com/shows or in-person through the Civic Arts Plaza box office.