Scott Robbins and the Traveling Show

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Forever will present Scott Robbins and the Traveling Show January 3 – 6, 2019, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  An original musical by Tyler Tafolla, and Directed by Carly Jean Paul, this is a world premiere where proceeds benefit Young Artists Ensemble.

In 1930’s America, a young conman attempts to hide from the law amongst a traveling circus, but what he finds under the big top will change his life forever- giving him a once in a lifetime shot at redemption.  The cast includes alumni of YAE and Young Artists Forever as well as new and fresh faces from around the Los Angeles area. 

Young Artists Forever is a talented and generous group of Young Artists Ensemble Alumni and Friends who gather to donate their time and talents for the presentations of fun musical productions. This Ventura County based non-profit theatre was created with the goal of providing hands on learning experiences for graduates of the YAE program hoping to pursue careers in Directing, Producing, Designing or other jobs in the theatre industry.  Proceeds benefit the children of The Young Artists Ensemble.  Recent productions have included “Avenue Q”, “Spring Awakening”, “Into the Woods”, “Godspell”, “Rent”, “The Last Five Years” starring Veronica Dunne, “Urinetown”, and “The Rocky Horror Show”.  These productions are created to support the performing arts and raise money for Young Artists Ensemble, while giving YAE alumni a chance to come back to perform in the place where they first began to develop their craft and deepen their love for the theatre. 

Young Artists Ensemble is an award-winning theatre company for young people that has received many accolades, including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts.  It has received top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for many of its Teen Summer Musicals and its Conejo Theatre For Everyone. 

When the Young Artists Ensemble started in 1981 it was a small group performing on a shoestring budget in the back room of a local park. Today it produces an annual Family Theatre Season as well as annual Teen Dramas and Teen Summer Musicals. YAE works to instill a seed of love for the arts in the youth of this community that will continue to grow and blossom throughout their lives. Yearly it provides opportunities for hundreds of kids between the ages of 10 and 19 to perform in well-known musicals and plays, and hosts an annual program that integrates developmentally delayed adults into the theatrical community. 

Reserved tickets are $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults and for all seats in the center section, and may be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or visiting www.hillcrestarts.com


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