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    Young Artists Ensemble presents INTO THE WOODS, JR.

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    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble presents the final installment of its Family Theatre Season with the production of INTO THE WOODS, JR., Directed by Amy Perkins, Musical Direction by Susan Treworgy Calkins, and Assistant Directed by Will Cranmer.

    Performances are May 5 – 21, 2023, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00, in the Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.  This show features young participants ages 10-19.

    When you live next door to an evil witch, don’t take anything from her garden no matter how tasty it looks! Follow classic fairy tales as they intersect and veer off the path in one of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest works. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and the Baker and his Wife all head into the woods to find their destinies and along the way encounter Charming Princes, Big Bad Wolves, Witches, and Giants. Anything can happen in the woods, but finding their way back out again may prove more difficult and require more growing up than they ever imagined.

    Reserved Seating is $19 for Adults, $16 for Children, Students, & Seniors with $12 Super Friday Discounts available on May 12 and 19.  Groups of ten or more receive a discount of 10% if purchased in a single transaction for a single performance (all group sales are final). Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at  Both performances on Saturday May 6 will feature understudies. Masks are strongly recommended but not required.


    Into the Woods Jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  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.

    Young Artists Ensemble will present THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as the 43rd Annual Teen Summer Musical, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart, Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber, Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de I’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, Produced through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, Directed by Mark Andrew Reyes.  Auditions are June 3 and 4 for actors and musicians.  Performances are July 27 – 30, 2023.

    The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. (Concord Theatricals)

    Photos by Paul Cranmer: 

    Baker’s Wife – Ava Carver

    Baker – Teddy Skye Garcia

    Little Red Ridinghood – Ray Romero

    Witch – Marissa Margolis





    Performances: May 5 – 21, 2023
    Friday, May 5                         7:30 pm

    Saturday, May 6                      2:00 pm

    Saturday, May 6                      7:30 pm

    Sunday, May 7                        2:00 pm

    Friday, May 12                       7:30 pm *

    Saturday, May 13                    2:00 pm

    Saturday, May 13                    7:30 pm

    Sunday, May 14                      2:00 pm

    Friday, May 19                       7:30 pm *

    Saturday, May 20                    2:00 pm

    Saturday, May 20                    7:30 pm

    Sunday, May 21                      2:00pm


    *Super discount Friday Nights



    Theatre on the Hill at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts

    403 West Hillcrest Drive

    Thousand Oaks

    HOW: (805) 381-1246 or

    TICKETS: Reserved Seating is $19 for Adults, $16 for Children, Students, & Seniors with $12 Super Friday Discounts available on May 12 and 19, 2023.

    OTHER:  Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.




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