Young Artists Ensemble Presents Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble presents Roald Dahl’s FANTASTIC MR. FOX directed by Suzanne Tobin at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Young Artists Ensemble performances are February 1 – 17, 2019 and Conejo Theatre for Everyone performances are February 21 -23, 2020.  

Fantastic Mr. Fox is Roald Dahl’s much-loved story adapted for the stage by David Wood that follows the vain attempts of three farmers to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer’s ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast. Performances are January 31 – February 16, 2020.  An additional final weekend includes performance by CONEJO THEATRE FOR EVERYONE, teaming up YAE kids and performers with special needs for a unique theatrical experience on Feb 21-23, 2020.

PHOTOS BY PAUL CRANMER:  Young Artists Ensemble cast performing first three weeks:   Teddy Skye Garcia (Badger), Beau Ward (Mr. Fox), Riley Emma Mays (Mrs. Fox)

Fantastic Mr. Fox is the second production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 39th Annual Family Theatre Season.  The “Season of Unexpected Magic” will conclude with Freaky Friday May 1-17, 2020.  Tickets can be purchased for both shows at a deep discount by contacting the box office at (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

Freaky Friday is the new musical about an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies.  They have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. FREAKY FRIDAY is the third and final production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 39th Annual Family Theatre Season and is presented May 1-17, 2020. 

 Individual show tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for children, students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or by calling (805) 381-1246 or visiting www.yaeonline.com. 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance only, not available for season tickets.

On Sunday, June 3, 2019, Young Artists Ensemble received 25 nominations and eight wins for their 2018-19 Productions.  Winners in the 14th Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: In the Heights, Outstanding Ensemble: The Little Prince, Outstanding Choreography:  Mayme Paul for In the Heights, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Sarah Kay as Nina and Patrick Mayoral as Usnavi in In the Height, Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: Quinn Martin as Vanessa in In the Heights, and Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Chloe Skye Garcia as Fox and Maddie Ragsdale as Rose in The Little Prince.  Among the many nominees were performers and creative staff from Young Artists Ensemble’s productions of In the Heights, The Little Prince, Charlotte’s Web, Once Upon A Mattress, and Mary Poppins Jr. 

 

Conejo Theatre For Everyone performing final week: Teddy Skye Garcia (Badger), Luis Tirado (Mr. Fox), Brooke Baldauf (Mrs. Fox)  Luis Tirado began studying theatre with Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory’s Acting Academy for Autism, and performed at the Civic Arts Plaza’s 20th Anniversary all day celebration in 2014.  Brooke Baldauf has been involved with CTFE and YAE shows since 2008 and says:  “I have so much fun in every production!”

WHAT: Fantastic Mr. Fox is Roald Dahl’s much-loved story that follows the vain attempts of three farmers to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. Outwitted at every turn, the farmer’s ploys backfire. Fantastic Mr. Fox devises a plan which will ensure full stomachs for not only his family, but all his friends, who celebrate with a sumptuous feast. Performances are January 31 – February 16, 2020 with an additional final weekend that includes performances by Conejo Theatre For Everyone on Feb 21-23, 2020.

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, January 31 – February 16, 2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

February 21-23, 2020:  Additional final weekend of performances by CONEJO THEATRE FOR EVERYONE: Teams up YAE kids and performers with special needs.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:
(805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS:
Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors.

10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.

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

 

WHAT: Freaky Friday is the new musical about an overworked mother and her teenage daughter who magically swap bodies.  They have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. FREAKY FRIDAY is the third and final production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 39th Annual Family Theatre Season.

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 1 – 17, 2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:
(805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS:
Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors.

10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.

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

Young Artists Ensemble


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