Events

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2019 Season

Past Events

DREAMGIRLS IN CONCERT

Sat. Feb 16, 2019 8:00 PM at the Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

For One Night Only, Dreamgirls is coming to Ventura County. Don’t miss out on this one-time concert that is sure to be sensational.

5 STARS FOR 5-STAR

Sat. Jan 19, 2019 6:30 PM at the Palm Garden Hotel, Newbury Park

Our 5-Star Gala will be hosted by Artistic Director, Patrick Cassidy; we will have dinner and drinks and be entertained by “5 Stars”
This event is sure to create a memorable evening for all!
5 BIG STARS… one to be announced weekly leading up to the event.

RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW. SPACE IS LIMITED. ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY.

$150.00/person

 

 

STARRING

JOELY FISHER

Triple threat, Joely Fisher stands out as a star of television, musical theatre, and motion pictures. Her “sensational and sexy” turn as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s critic darling revival of “CABARET” on Broadway as well as the National touring company earned her rave reviews. Joely made her Broadway debut as “Rizzo” in “GREASE” and is now touring with her show “Growing Up Fisher”.

OBBA BABATUNDE

Obba Babatundé is an award-winning actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer. Obba’s breadth of work is known worldwide by audiences of all ages, and his face is one of the most recognizable in the entertainment industry.  His career spans over 4 decades and he is a unique breed in today’s industry as a triple-threat (and more). Amongst Obba’s many professional awards and nominations is his recent Daytime Emmy Award win for CBS’s Bold & the Beautiful, his Emmy nominated performance in the HBO movie “Miss Evers’ Boys,” his Tony Award nomination for his role as “C.C. White,” in the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls,” his ‘Best Actor’ Award win for the Musical “Sammy” from the San Diego Critic’s Circle Awards, and his NAACP Image Award win as ‘Best Actor’ for his role as “Sarge” in “A Soldiers Play.” Obba was just inducted into the Black Music Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Icon and Entertainer of the Year Awards.

CASSANDRA MURPHY

International: “Ellen” Miss Saigon in Macau, China’s International Music Festival with McCoy Rigby Entertainment. (Ovation Nomination Best Musical, Broadway World Nomination Best Actress). Regional: “Francesca” (LA Regional Premier) Bridges Of Madison County with IVRT, “Esmeralda” Hunchback Of Notre Dame at 5 Star Theatricals (Broadway World Nomination and Robbie Award Nomination), “Queen Isabelle” Shakespeare’s Henry V at A Noise Within, “Aldonza” Man of La Mancha 2017/2018 at A Noise Within (Robby Award Best Actress), “Eva Peron” Evita at Cabrillo Musical Theatre (Eddon Award Best Lead Performance), “Fantine” Les Misérables at Musical Theatre West and La Mirada Theatre (LA Regional Premier, Ovation Nomination for Best Musical), “Ghost of Christmas Past” A Christmas Carol at The Norris (Garland Award), “Cathy Hyatt” The Last Five Years with IVRT. TV/Film/Studio Recording: ABC’s “The Voice” Finale, “Unusual  Suspects” Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”, Voice of “Mulan” Disney’s: Mickey and The Magical Map.

ERIC MARTSOLF

With over 3000 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing “love in the afternoon” for NBC Daytime for the last 15 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on “Passions” and currently Brady Black on “Days of our Lives” have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for “Days of our Lives.” His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, Smallville, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of “Joseph.”

Eric, his wife Lisa, and twin sons now call Thousand Oaks home.

REX SMITH

Rex Smith www.rexsmith.com is a multi-talented performer who never lacks for energy. His natural singing ability has led him to a successful career as a singer and actor. A platinum recording artist and a veteran of stage and screen, Rex’s most notable Broadway credits include starring roles in the original production of “Grease”, “Grand Hotel”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, and “Kiss Me Kate”.  Rex received the Theater World Award for his memorable portrayal of Frederick in “The Pirates of Penzance”.  Regional credits include “Westside Story”, “The Sound Of Music”, “Heathers The Musical”, “Hands On A Hard Body”, Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” and “Barefoot In The Park”, “Love Actually, Live”, and many others.

5-Star Academy of Performing Arts

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 10 a.m.

This free 2-hour class will focus on expanding students’ understanding of acting a song. Students are asked to bring in 32 bars of a musical theatre song to work thought with Patrick Cassidy (5-Star Theatricals’ artistic director, stage and screen actor) and Tal Fox (5-Star Theatricals’ education director/artistic associate). This class will also provide an overview of classes that will be launching in the fall. Parents are welcome for a brief orientation at the beginning of the class.

Space is limited to 15 students a session. Sign up today by emailing Tal@5startheatricals.com.

Charity Karaoke

Friday, Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m. at Borderline Bar and Grill

5-Star Theatricals is thrilled to join Karaoke Sing for a Cause, Conejo Valley’s new musical fundraiser, benefiting 20 local nonprofits in one fundraising event.


We will have a 5-Star Karaoke Singer competing on September 21st, live onstage,  for the titles of “Best Performance” and “Most Money Raised.”  A $1,000 prize will be awarded for each category and will go directly to the singer’s Nonprofit. Whether you’re watching in person or watching from home on Facebook Live, viewers can vote for their favorite singer and donate to their nonprofit.  The competition will be fierce, so come out and support your favorite nonprofit!!

Charity Karaoke, Sing for a Cause, is hosted by Conejo Senior Volunteer Pragram which provides opportunities for adults age 55 and older to use their life experience and skills to meet local community needs.

Tickets to attend the event are $20. Ticket proceeds are split between CSVP and Borderline and can be purchased HERE.

To sponsor Patrick and support 5-Star Theatricals, please click HERE to donate!

Patrick Cassidy: Just Another Family Tree

June 22, 2018, Scherr Forum, Civic Arts Plaza

Growing up, finding a place for himself seemed like an impossible task for Patrick Cassidy. His mother was Oscar winner Shirley Jones, his dad was Tony winner Jack Cassidy and his  brothers were chart-topping teen idols David and Shaun Cassidy. What would his niche be?

Turns out the apple didn’t fall far from the family tree. Over the past 40 years, Patrick has starred on Broadway in “Aida” and “42nd Street,” originated the role of The Balladeer in Stephen  Sondheim’s “Assassins,” acted in the groundbreaking AIDS film “Longtime Companion” and guested on hit series like “ER,” “CSI” and “Law & Order.” Last fall, he was the hip-shaking Pharaoh in 5-Star Theatrical’s triumphant “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Now he’s re-teaming with 5-Star to present the West Coast premiere of his new multimedia musical show, “Just Another Family Tree.” In it, Patrick looks back on his storied career and reflects on what it was like growing up a Cassidy, sibling rivalries and all. He shares tales about working with Sondheim; splitting his pants during his Broadway debut in “Pirates of Penzance”; and getting to kiss Cheryl Ladd and Patti Lupone in “Annie Get Your Gun.” He also pays a heartfelt tribute to his late brother David.

“Just Another Family Tree” is an emotion-packed evening rooted in music, life, laughter and, most of all, love.

Music of the Night: Love Changes Everything

February 10, 2018, Civic Arts Plaza

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Resident Companies (5-Star Theatricals, Pacific Festival Ballet and New West Symphony) join forces in a first-time collaboration to perform iconic numbers from the well-loved musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A cast of 5- Star Theatricals outstanding vocalists, starring Susan Egan, Tony Award nominee, and Broadway’s original Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Also starring, Tony Award winner, Anthony Crivello, alongside Kristi Holden, Laura Dickinson and Adam Hollick. Pacific Festival Ballet professional dancers will costar in this inaugural performance accompanied by masterful playing of extraordinary New West Symphony.

The concert will be preceded by a fundraising dinner* benefiting the resident companies. The dinner will honor Cara and Tom Cohen, long-time supporters of all three companies, for their extraordinary leadership in the community and their philanthropy and commitment to the performing arts. The Cohens will receive the inaugural 2018 Muse of the Year award.
*No longer accepting dinner reservations.

We invite you to join us on Valentine’s weekend for this one-of-a-kind benefit dinner and concert presented with the goal of strengthening the sustainability of the three organizations while encouraging greater appreciation for the performing arts throughout the Conejo Valley.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the resident companies and their community outreach programs equally.

5-Star Theatricals Inaugural Gala

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, Palm Garden Hotel, Thousand Oaks
5-Star Theatricals’ Board of Directors invite you to join us as we honor and celebrate Hugh and Keets Cassar, Ed and Lynn Hogan, Harry and Maureen Selvin, Pete and Iona Tompkins, and the recipients of the Best of Season Awards. The Gala features dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. $150 per person, advance purchase only. RSVP and purchase your tickets today.