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Jack Lemmon Returns Fri 03/27/15 To Sun 03/29/15
Chris Lemmon, son of Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon (“Some Like It Hot,” “The Odd Couple”), joins us for an immensely personal, and ultimately heartwarming story about his Academy Award-winning father and their enduring relationship. Written and directed by Hershey Felder and performed by Chris as his father, "Jack Lemmon Returns" is a one-man show that captures the magic of a bygone era, when Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, and Shirley MacLaine were but a few of the many stars who passed through the Lemmon’s Hollywood Hills home. Performed in a musical story-telling style, "Jack Lemmon Returns" is a loving tribute to a world famous dad, told with respect and dignity. “A lovely, warm, intimate, heartfelt evening of memories and music! Chris Lemmon, as he echoes Jack Lemmon’s greatness, is equally unforgettable.” – Broadway World
Songs from Miss Saigon Sat 04/04/15 To Sun 04/05/15
Music by Claude Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. Sat., Apr. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., Apr. 5 at 2 p.m. Don’t miss songs from one of biggest Broadway blockbusters of all time! Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and set in the 1970s during the Vietnam War, the story follows an American soldier and a young Vietnamese woman who fall in love. The rousing pop-rock score includes “I’d Give My Life for You,” “The Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.” This extraordinary concert is directed by Stephanie Coltrin s and features extraordinary vocalists from her original Ovation Award-winning production. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Noel Paul Stookey In Concert Sat 04/11/15
One-night-only! Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey in a solo show featuring many of his own compositions, as well as a few hits from his years as “Paul” of the legendary group Peter, Paul and Mary days. Noel Paul has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades as a musician who believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate – passionate -- Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from “The Wedding Song” to “In These Times.” Noel Paul hopes to make the world a better place by supporting a dialogue of acceptance and inclusion...perhaps his song “Love Rules!” says it best: “...tryin to be a student of transparency; more of Love and less of me...”
Last Train to Nibroc Wed 04/15/15 To Sun 05/10/15
By Arlene Hutton Directed by Katharine Farmer of Dead Posh Productions in London. A delicate and romantic comedy set around World War II about two young people whose lives become entwined after a chance meeting on a train.
Andrew Samonsky: Coming Home Sun 05/03/15
Broadway star and Ventura native Andrew Samonsky made his Broadway debut as Lt. Cable in South Pacific at Lincoln Center (taped for PBS), followed by dual roles in the original cast of Scandalous and The Mystery of Edwin Drood! He has starred in the Encores! productions of Fiorello and Merrily We Roll Along, and has originated roles in the musicals Tales of the City, Somewhere in Time, Little Miss Sunshine, Disney's On the Record, and the American premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. At Rubicon, Andrew has received rave notices in tick…tick…BOOM! and the developmental productions of Little Miss Scrooge. Andrew will perform songs from The Fantasticks, South Pacific, West Side Story, Queen of the Mist (for which he received a Drama Desk nomination) and popular songs (such as “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel). The cabaret is a fundraiser for Rubicon; Patron Tickets include VIP Seating, an after-party, and a tax-deductible contribution to Rubicon.
Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein Sat 05/16/15 To Sun 05/17/15
Music by Richard Rodgers Starring Teri Bibb, Andrew Samonsky and Others TBA Lyrics by Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, II Sat., May 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., May 17 at 2 p.m. This joyous revue celebrates the groundbreaking genius of two of the most influential and innovative writing teams in musical theatre history. Rodgers and Hart had a string of more than 20 successes, ranging from On the Town to Pal Joey to Babes in Arms. Rodgers later teamed with the prolific Oscar Hammerstein on such classics as Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Cinderella and South Pacific. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
The Secret Garden Sat 08/22/15 To Sun 08/23/15
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Sat., Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Enchanting, elegant and lyrical, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the beloved children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old orphan Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered and reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. There she is drawn to a hidden, overgrown garden by haunting melodies and “Dreamers” from her past who guide her in her new life. Winner of three Tony Awards, this magical musical is a joyous story of renewal and the healing power of love. For series orders (3 or more concerts), you can save $10 to $20 per ticket (only available by phone: 805.667.2900. To order single tickets online, please continue. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson
Daddy Long Legs Sat 10/03/15 To Sun 10/04/15
Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Starring Robert Adelman Hancock and Megan McGinnis Based on the Classic Novel by Jean Webster Sat., Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. After productions in 15 U.S. cities and in Japan, Canada and England, Daddy Long Legs makes a triumphant return to Rubicon where the show premiered. Set in the early 1900s, this exquisitely moving story is the vivid account of a young girl as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. A trustee of the John Grier Orphanage offers a proper education to the 18-year-old Jerusha. The benefactor’s only requirements are that Jerusha never know his identity, and that she write him monthly (though he will not respond). Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her lonely life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit. Series orders (3 or more concerts) saves $10-20 per ticket. Sponsored by Janet and Mark L. Goldenson