(The following is from a press release)
Cabrillo Music Theatre is teaming up with local businesses to provide the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and other area non-profits serving low-income youth an opportunity to experience live theater at no cost.
Some 450 kids will attend Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Broadway quality production of Disney’s, The Little Mermaid at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Youth attending the show will be coming from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley from Newbury Park to Calabasas, as well as from Boys & Girls Clubs in Camarillo and Moorpark. Youth from Casa Pacifica and the City of San Fernando will also attend the performance at no charge.
“We understand how the arts can impact student learning, and are delighted to provide youth that otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity to experience live theater, a chance to see this special performance” said Maureen Feldman, director of Development & Community Engagement for the Cabrillo Theatre. “Participating in, and experiencing live theatre has been shown to help to increase leadership and confidence building skills in youth while sparking perhaps an interest in the arts. Exposing youth to performing arts is a major part of our mission.”
With the support of local businesses Cabrillo Music Theatre is able to provide the performance free to youth in and around Ventura County. “Along with the Cabrillo Music Theatre Board of Directors, local area businesses have joined our mission to help us provide bus transportation, tickets for the children, and other key elements to help make this possible,” said Feldman.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley are open before and after school, during lunch, on weekends, throughout the summer for the camp program and all day during school vacations with tours of the Clubs available upon request. For more information about supervised youth programs, to donate, volunteer, or register online, please log onto www.bgcconejo.org or call 818-706-0905.
About Cabrillo Music Theatre
Cabrillo Music Theatre is the Ovation Award-winning Resident Musical Theatre Production Company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and a non-profit theatre organization. For over three decades, Cabrillo has been enriching the cultural life of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and the surrounding areas by providing an extraordinary performing arts experience through live, Broadway-quality productions of musical theatre. It is Cabrillo’s mission to provide the highest quality musical experience, to foster educational opportunities, and to promote cultural and artistic enrichment to enhance the quality of life in Southern California. By creating opportunity for up-and-coming performers and artists, Cabrillo has launched hundreds to success in theatre, movies, television and music, including Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, and Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block. In addition, Cabrillo Music Theatre goes “Beyond the Footlights” with Outreach programs to give back to the community, and to provide enhanced theatre experiences for all audiences. Since the inception of “Beyond the Footlights,” over 47,000 underserved children, in-need seniors, and active military have enjoyed Cabrillo Music Theatre’s productions at no charge. In addition, Cabrillo provides ASL signed performances of every production; talkbacks with cast and staff; and Cabrillo’s Animal Rescue program, which raises funds and awareness for homeless and abused dogs and cats.
For more information about Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Beyond the Footlights” programs call (805) 497-8613 x1 or write to [email protected]