Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
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Simi Valley, CA  93065

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La Cage Aux Folles
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   Discover the hilariously touching musical upon which the Robin Williams/Nathan Lane film THE BIRDCAGE is based. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is the only musical in the history of Broadway to win Tony Awards for Best Musical and twice for Best Revival of a Musical plus eight additional Tonys, eight Drama Desk Awards and two Olivier Awards. From the producers of SPAMALOT, DAMN YANKEES and HAIRSPRAY comes this tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together . . . stay fabulous . . . and above all else stay true to themselves. With a rousing score by Jerry Herman and a heartwarmingly hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has become an indisputable musical comedy classic.
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Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA  93065
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12/17/13 - A great Holiday Show, Forever Plaid at the Simi Valley Cultural Artts Center Now
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12/17/13 - Ticket To Ride: Christmas with the Beatles at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Wednesday!
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Ticket To Ride - one of California's leading Beatles tribute bands - returns to SVCAC for a special holiday concert. Featuring all the top hits of the Beatles along with some great holiday tunes, Christmas With The Beatles promises to be a night of fun for the whole family!
Tickets are $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors & Students and $18 for Children 12 & Under. For reservations, call (805) 583-7900.
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10/18/13 - Auditions for "bare: a pop opera"
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Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center is currently casting "bare: a pop opera," a contemporary rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere, Jr. featuring a pulsating rock score and emotionally charged story. The opera follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today's generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, "bare" examines the consequences of baring a soul or hiding it from those who matter most. Rehearsals begin Nov. 10 with a heavier rehearsal schedule beginning Dec. 2013. The production runs Jan. 11 - Feb. 15 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center in Simi Valley, CA. Auditions will be held on October 23rd and October 24th at the Madelyn Clark Studios in North Hollywood, CA and October 27th and October 29th at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley, CA. Auditions are by appointment. Walk ups are welcome but due to the high volume of audition requests, appointments are highly recommended. To schedule an appointment, email Director Fred Helsel at frhelsel@gmail.com or call (805) 583-7900. Prepare 32 measures of a contemporary pop or modern Broadway song (aka "Rent," "Next to Normal," Jason Robert Brown, etc.) which best displays your vocal skills and bring sheet music in proper key. No Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, Porter, or other classic Broadway. Have a contrasting contemporary piece (i.e. - ballad vs. upbeat) prepared in case director wants to hear it. Accompanist provided. "bare" is told completely through song, so vocal skills must be solid. Movement auditions will take place at callbacks. Roles Available Include: Jason: (Lead) St. Cecilla's senior class golden boy; handsome, charming, popular jock with a sweet side; Peter's secret boyfriend; Nadia's twin brother; closeted, questioning, scared; must be able to believably play a high school senior; Peter's roommate and best friend. Pop Bari-Tenor Belt; Peter: (Lead) Jason's clandestine boyfriend, roommate and best friend; introspective, sensitive, loyal and kind - friend to all; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Pop Tenor Belt; Ivy: (Lead) pretty, popular girl who all others envy; can get any guy she wants without even trying; inside is insecure, with a need to be loved; Nadia's roommate and arch rival; the object of Matt's obsession; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Soprano Belt; Nadia: (Supporting) Jason's twin sister, goth, emo overweight girl; rebel with sardonic, caustic wit; Ivy's roommate and arch rival; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Pop Soprano Belt; Matt: (Supporting) studious and pious academic and athletic rival to Jason; despite his best efforts, always comes in second; obsessed with Ivy; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Tenor Belt; Lucas: (Supporting) St. Cecillia's fun loving purveyor of altered reality, a dealer, rap skills a plus; comedic bad boy of the group; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Baritone; Claire: (Supporting) Peter's mother, loving, in denial of Peter's sexuality, wants to help and support him but doesn't know how. Soprano; Father/Priest: (Supporting) St. Cecillia's headmaster, traditionalist, voice of authority, yet friendly and caring for his students. Baritone; Tanya: (Supporting) Lucas's girlfriend, backup singer to Sister Chantelle; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Soprano; Kyra: (Supporting) Sexy student, backup singer to Sister Chantelle; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Alto; Diane: (Supporting) very naive, ever cheerful; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Alto; Rory: (Supporting) sarcastic; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Soprano; Zack: (Supporting) jock, not the brightest bulb; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Baritone; Alan: (Supporting) nerdy student type; must be able to believably play a high school senior. Tenor; Students: (Chorus / Ensemble) additional Students; must be able to believably play high school seniors; Orchestra Members: seeking musicians for the orchestra for - keyboard, flute, bass, drums, cello, guitar 1 and 2. The role of Sister Chantele has already been cast.  Website
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Discover the hilariously touching musical upon which the Robin Williams/Nathan Lane film THE BIRDCAGE is based. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is the only musical in the history of Broadway to win Tony Awards for Best Musical and twice for Best Revival of a Musical plus eight additional Tonys, eight Drama Desk Awards and two Olivier Awards. From the producers of SPAMALOT, DAMN YANKEES and HAIRSPRAY comes this tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together . . . stay fabulous . . . and above all else stay true to themselves. With a rousing score by Jerry Herman and a heartwarmingly hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES has become an indisputable musical comedy classic.  Website
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Ronny and his crazy cohorts return to one of their favorite venues in an evening of hits from the 50’s, 60’s 70’s & 80’s. Ronny and the Classics is a band that brings life, energy and excitement to classic tunes from the past six decades. They deliver a sound that will have you tapping your feet & joining the party. Ronny and the Classics are five remarkable musicians who have been together for over twenty years, blending their talents to create an explosive show filled with energy, animation, choreography and great music. Their unique style brings everything together in a neatly wrapped, yet unrestrained experience for the audience. Tickets are $22 Adults, $20 Seniors & Students, and $18 Children 12 & under and can be reserved by calling (805) 583-7900.
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