Streaming this weekend only – a heartwarming musical for the ages!

 

Conejo Players Theatre

OPENING FRIDAY: Don’t miss Daddy Long Legs
ON SALE NOW: In-Person Improv is June 5
DRIVE-IN: Broadway Showstoppers with a twist

Streaming this weekend only!

Daddy Long Legs, the classic novel, turned film brought alive on stage, streams online May 21 – 23

Set in the early 1900’s, the orphan Jerusha Abbott finds herself with an unexpected and anonymous benefactor who will send her to college with the only requirements being that she regularly writes him of her progress and that he will never respond.  Inventing his persona to become Daddy Long Legs, she creatively and lovingly writes of her previously unimagined opportunities and her new relationships – including the intriguing Jervis Pendleton.
Watch online May 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., Sunday May 23 at 2 p.m.
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Tickets are going fast 

June 5 at 7 p.m., in-person and online. 

Improv is back, and more vaccinated than ever! Join the troupe live at the Conejo Players Theatre or watch the stream from anywhere. Be prepared to laugh as our seasoned comedians take audience suggestions and make everything up on the spot.

NOTE: Under state and local guidelines, no walk-up ticket sales are permitted. Seating inside the theatre will be extremely limited. All performers will be fully vaccinated. All attendees will be assigned seats based on ticket orders, separate from other guests. No attendees will be allowed on stage. Everyone in attendance must wear a mask. By purchasing a ticket, all attendees agree to abide by all COVID guidelines set in place by the Theatre and attest that the guest’s block of seat reservations contains no more than three households and that the guest, and all members of the guest’s party are in-state or fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors.

On Sale Now!

Don’t miss our next drive-in show, with a twist

“Backwards Broadway” at the Conejo Players is a gender-bending celebration of the Broadway musical that challenges traditional onstage gender norms. Thinking outside the box, our creative cast and crew will reinterpret some of Broadway’s best and sing a number traditionally assigned to a different gender identity. This is a unique and exciting show you won’t want to miss!
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Harlequin Awards video drops June 6 at 7 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate and honor the volunteers who kept the lights on in 2020! We will look back at all the shows we did in 2020, and honor a few, special people who really went above and beyond. Watch your email for more info. 
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Member Spotlight

Dana Marley-Kolb

Discovering a community
of the theater obsesseds

 

My life took a lovely turn the day that my best friend, Wendy Babb, and I walked into auditions for Gypsy at CPT in 2011. We had met getting our theater BFA’s over 20 years before, and our paths had paralleled—working professionally in Los Angeles, then moving to Thousand Oaks to raise children, putting performing on hold. I had switched from performing to directing, so that audition was my first time singing in public for over 15 years. We were both cast, and the local theater community has been an outlet and refuge for us ever since.

I’ve been lucky enough to perform five times on the CPT stage – Rose in Gypsy, Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Phyllis in Follies, Barbara in Social Security, and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd.  These have been wonderful opportunities. But as important as the joy generated creating those productions, was the discovery of a caring local community of the theater obsessed.  

CPT is currently giving me another amazing opportunity to get back to what I love even more than performing – directing.

Daddy Long Legs, our area’s first musical since lockdown, is a joyous creation. Based on a book written in 1914 by Jean Webster (Mark Twain’s niece), this story of spirited orphan Jerusha Abbott and her mysterious benefactor has endured through the decades. While this concept has since become a trope, few have matched the original for wit, exuberance, and a keenly observed slice of a fascinating life. This newest adaptation brings a wonderful theatricality and extraordinarily beautiful music.

What will be unique with our own production is the deliberate hybridization of live theater presented through video. The nature of the piece lends itself exceedingly well to our current theatrical reality, and a wonderfully talented and dedicated production team are doing interesting, creative work to bring this presentation to life. With the addition of amazing live musicians, it promises to be a wonderful evening of theater for you and your couch.

With this show, a new chapter emerges for me. By unanimous decision, Wendy’s daughter Lilli won the role of Jerusha. Back for lockdown from working professionally in New York, she returns to the stage she performed on as a child. She brings a glorious voice and an extraordinary connection to the character. She is joined by Jared Price, last seen (hilariously) in CPT’s streamed version of Reduced Shakespeare (Abridged). A vocal teacher and music director himself, he also brings an extraordinary voice and detailed character work. I am very fortunate to have these talented, generous and skilled actors making up our cast.

I have been lucky enough to win awards and be spotlighted for my directing in Los Angeles. As I write at this halfway point in the rehearsal process, Daddy Long Legs has the potential to be among the best that I have done. Don’t miss it!

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