NPHS to host annual jazz festival

The Newbury Park High School Panther Band will host its 7th annual Newbury Park Jazz Festival beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The Festival is a regional competition gathering middle and high school bands together from all over the southland, allowing them to showcase their talent. It is also a unique opportunity for jazz enthusiasts in the community and surrounding areas to enjoy world-class musicians as they play at an affordable local venue. Continue reading

VCGSRC to produce ‘Iolanthe, or the Peri and the Peer

Peers and Peri parry, making for hilarious, and sometimes poignant, goings on in the House of Parliament and fairyland, in Ventura County during the Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company’s upcoming musical Iolanthe, opening March 6 at the Theatre on the Hill inThousand Oaks.

VCGSRC is happy to welcome back Karen Sonnenschein as the Fairy Queen, John Pillsbury as the Lord Chancellor, and Mariah Tobin as Iolanthe.

We also have the privilege of  introducing newcomers Ariel Downs and William Vallandigham, as the lovers, Phyllis and Strephon. They are joined by Jeff Berg as Lord Tolloler, Brian Pletcher as Lord Mountararat, Isabella Mancuso as Celia, Shirley Chikukwa as Leila, and more of the VCGSRC regulars.

There will be a Champagne Gala Opening night with tickets for only $25-$30. Regular performance tickets will ranges from $17.50-$23.

There will be performances Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., and on Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 29.

For tickets call the Box Office at  805-381-1246 On-line ticketing: www.hillcrestarts.com.

For more information, please call 805-491-6103.