Tickets are Going Fast – Don’t Miss Improv Indoors!

Conejo Players Theatre

ONLY 11 TICKETS LEFT: Improv returns June 5
DRIVE-IN: Broadway Showstoppers with a twist
AUDITIONS: be a part of Almost, Maine

Don’t miss our first show back inside 

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.

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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. Use promo code volunteer2020 to watch for free!
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Audition for Almost, Maine

June 28 – 30, in person and online
This story unfolds through a series of nine vignettes, all of which take place on a magical midwinter night, with the Northern Lights dancing through the sky.  The citizens of Almost, Maine discover the life-altering power of the human heart. Strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. It’s a play about discovery, the exploring of connections and relationships, and what brings us together as people.
Auditions, by appointment only, will be at the Conejo Players Theatre, with one day on zoom. Sign Up for an appointment today!
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Member Spotlight

Edna Murphy, 95 years and thriving

MEMORIES of Conejo Players

 

All through school in New York, I was in every play ever put on. When we moved to Newbury Park in 1974, I read that the Conejo Players were having auditions for Night Watch. I went to the theatre and happened to sit next to a very friendly lady… she was the director! All I remember of that audition was that I had to let out the loudest SCREAM I could. I didn’t get a part in that play but I got involved working on the sets. In fact, I even took a chair home from the set – it had very faded upholstery. My three young girls (now 59, 58 and 56) and I re-colored the flowers… it looked so much nicer on stage.

When Prisoner of 2nd Avenue was cast, I was a ‘natural’ for the part of Pauline – Mel’s oldest sister. Before that, I never thought I had that ‘New York accent.’ During one show I experienced the most embarrassing few minutes.

Sitting “stage right front,” in a scene with my other two “sisters”.. busy doing some embroidery… I saw my BOSS sitting in the front row. That made me miss my cue and my stage brother, Mel.. had to ad-lib to bring me back to the dialogue. Poor Mel!!

The Stingiest Man in Town became a family affair when I was cast as Mrs. Fezziwig (with Tom Whittington as Mr. Fezziwig), my daughter Evelyn (Evelyn Murphy Trivoli) was Belinda Cratchit, my daughter Barbara (Barbara Murphy Eichenlaub) was a dancing toy and my daughter Jeanne (Jeanne Murphy Archer) was Tiny Tim!

That was one of the few times that my husband Frank showed any interest in the theatre. Tiny Tim needed a crutch.. and Frank was an expert craftsman. He researched the crutches of that era and made the PERFECT crutch for Tiny Tim. I was so proud when Jeanne – as Tiny Tim – sat on Scrooge’s shoulders and sang loudly and beautifully to a packed house.

In Sing out Sweet Land, I was Aunt Charity – alongside Bob Taylor who everyone loved. When Bob was watching the rehearsal from the audience, his was the LOUDEST laugh. That gave the cast on stage the confidence that we had another ‘hit’ in the making.

I was privileged to be cast as Vita, Elwood P. Dowd’s sister, in Harvey – that great big rabbit. (I also played Vita in the Stage Door production in Agoura.)

In 1994 I was one of the former Follies beauties, what a nice chance to dress up and look glamourous.

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