2017 - 2018 Season

Summer 2017

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Book, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy

Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Created by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be New York’s most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?

FALL 2017

A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams

The classical American drama “A Streetcar Named Desire,” is easily one of the most influential works of modern American literature.  In this riveting story of raw emotion, conflict and loss, Tennessee Williams explores passion with daring honesty, and forges a poetic theatre of multidimensional psychological insight that shatters conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon Blanche by her sister, Stella, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans and only intensifies when Stella’s earthy and extremely "normal" young husband, Stanley, leads her to a revelation of tragic self-delusion and madness.

 

Moorpark College Theatre for Young Audiences Class Presents:
A show for children of all ages!

Children’s Theatre returns to Moorpark College with our exciting NEW Theatre for Young Audiences class.  We look forward to bringing Theatre Arts to more young audience members on our campus and in our community!  Not only does this class aim to entertain our local community members young and old by touring a kid-friendly production to middle schools, preschools and senior living centers, it also teaches our college students important collaboration and communication concepts that they then use in any occupation.  We are excited to continue this tradition and reach out even more into the Ventura County community.

 

We were privileged to perform for the following middle schools:

Campus Canyon College Preparatory Academy, Moorpark

Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark

Chaparral Middle School, Moorpark

The Student One Acts at Moorpark College

 We also continued to strengthen our collaboration at the zoo performing plays written specifically for them including:

BATZ written by Moorpark English professor Wade Bradford for the zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event

Larry, You’re Not a Polar Bear written by Moorpark playwright professor Nick Pappas for the zoo’s Arctic Lights event

 

Spring 2018



William Shakespeare’s
The Comedy of Errors

In this high-energy Shakespeare comedy, we meet separated-at-birth-twins Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Egeus and their also separated-at-birth-servants.  See where this is going already?  Mistaken identity and hilarity ensues as one brother tries to find the other, one wife is flabbergasted that her “husband” has fallen in love with her sister and then a nun shows up at the end riding a deus ex machina!  The Comedy of Errors really lives up to its name and is sure to provide laughter and an escape from our own comedy of errors.

 We were privileged to perform at:

Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley

Simi Valley High School, Simi Valley

1st Annual Spring Festival at Moorpark College

The 28th Annual Multicultural Day at Moorpark College

Providence Court School, providing educational services within the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility

The Student One Acts at Moorpark College