Past Shows

2021-2022 Season

Something Rotten!

February 4-13, 2022
SOMETHING ROTTEN is your perfect introduction to the musical world of Shakespeare?! There’s a Shakespearian musical? Set in 1590, SOMETHING ROTTEN follows two brothers trying to make a name for themselves in theatre…now if only they could get out from under the shadow of some guy named Shakespeare! Witness the absolutely crazy birth of the world’s first musical ever!

Mamma Mia!

October 15-24, 2021
You can dance, you can jive and you’ll have the time of your life when 5-Star stages this massively popular musical for the first time. The impossible-to-resist hits of the Swedish pop group ABBA power this sunny, funny show about a young woman’s search for her birth father. Whether you grew up bopping to the beat of hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance On Me,” “Chiquitita” and “Money, Money, Money,” or you discovered ABBA on the big screen, 5-Star’s production will lift you higher than a pair of bedazzled platform boots.

2019-2020 Season

The Music Man

October 18-27, 2019
This beloved Meredith Willson musical about fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill truly is a first. It is the very first show our company staged in the Kavli Theatre back in 1994! 5-Star’s production is going to be a bang-beat, bell-ringin’ smash packed with brassy favorites like “76 Trombones,” “Well Fargo Wagon,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Shipoopi” and the beautiful ballads “Till There Was You” and “Goodnight My Someone.”

2018 - 2019 Season


October 19-28, 2018
The Tony Award-winning musical based on the 2001 Dreamworks film, Shrek, is coming to the Civic Arts Plaza stage for the first time ever… after! With animated songs by Jeanine Tesori and comical lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, fairy tales will be coming true at 5-Star Theatricals!

Matilda the Musical

March 22-31, 2019
Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical will dazzle audiences of all ages at the Civic Arts Plaza this spring! With inspiring and fun songs and lyrics written by Tim Minchin, this extraordinary girl will show you how a sharp mind and vivid imagination can help you change your destiny!

West Side Story

July 26-August 4, 2019
West Side Story, the classic 1950s urban revival of Romeo and Juliet with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is headed to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza this summer!  Is it me or can you hear the snaps heading this way?

2017 - 2018 Season

Beauty and the Beast

July 20-29, 2018
After blossoming its magical charm over the Civic Arts Plaza as one of the top-selling 5-Star Theatricals (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) shows of ALL TIME, we welcome you to “Be Our Guest” through the brand-new retelling of the classically enchanting tale as old as time. With music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, this much-anticipated production will transform your spirit, leaving you captivated by adventure, revenge, true friendship and love that knows no limitations.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

October 13-22, 2017
The incredibly popular musical for all ages about the Biblical character of Joseph that put the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice team on the map, returns to the Civic Arts Plaza reimagined for 2017, with choreography created by the award-winning Dave Scott of the films: “You Got Served” and “Step Up 2: The Streets,” as well as the popular TV show: “So You Think You Can Dance.” This re-envisioned classic is sure to be a sellout!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

April 20-29, 2018
For the first time ever on the Civic Arts Plaza stage, Victor Hugo’s classic novel comes to life with dramatic spectacle and songs that soar! With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the show is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios film of the same name, and features popular songs such as “God Help the Outcasts.” This is musical theatre at its best!

2016 - 2017 Season


October 14th -23rd, 2016
Stand back, Ventura County! The revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre for the very first time! Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the unlikely subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA’s songs include “Buenos Aries,” “High Flying, Adored,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and the electrifying “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina.” The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait, as complex as the woman herself! You haven’t experienced EVITA until you’ve experienced Cabrillo Music Theatre’s EVITA!

Sister Act

April 21-30, 2017
Cabrillo Music Theatre presents the regional and Civic Arts Plaza debut of SISTER ACT! SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (NEWSIES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It’s Philadelphia in the 1970s, and when disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, SISTER ACT will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!


July 14-23, 2017
This classic musical for all ages gets a brand new production by Cabrillo Music Theatre! Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is more than just a family favorite – it’s one of the most beloved musicals of all time. In this high-flying Tony Award-winning musical, Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. Featuring the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s PETER PAN will have audiences flying!

2015 - 2016 Season

Damn Yankees

October 16th-25th, 2015
Cabrillo’s Fall Classic! You’ve been asking for us to bring back DAMN YANKEES, last performed here in 1996! Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. Colorful characters, smashing dance numbers, and songs including “Whatever Lola Wants,” “You Gotta Have Heart,” and “The Good Old Days,” are show highlights. DAMN YANKEES ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway, enjoyed a successful film version and a popular Broadway revival, and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES promises to start the 2015-2016 season with a Home Run!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

January 29th-February 14th, 2016
Cabrillo Music Theatre presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Children of Eden

April 8-17, 2016
Every year, Cabrillo provides a delightful new show to surprise our audiences. This year, meet the CHILDREN OF EDEN! Based on the stories of Adam and Eve, and of Noah and the Ark, it’s actually the story of parents and children…of knowing when to hold on tightly to family…And of knowing when to let go. In other words, it’s the story of all of us. And with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL and more) and script by John Caird (co-director of LES MISERABLES), CHILDREN OF EDEN fills the stage with beautiful music, story, dance, humor and imagery. We promise that you’ll come out of the Kavli Theatre surprised and happy. Welcome the spring when Cabrillo Music Theatre introduces you to CHILDREN OF EDEN.

The Little Mermaid

July 15th – 24th, 2016
The Little Mermaid is swimming to Cabrillo Music Theatre July 2016!

2014 - 2015 Season


November 14 -23, 2014

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, MEMPHIS is a TONY award-winning Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. This Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Best Musical was called by the Associated Press, “The very essence of what a Broadway Musical should be!” MEMPHIS has electrified audiences in New York and across the country. Now it’s Thousand Oaks’ turn! Take Cabrillo to MEMPHIS for a rockin’ and rollin’ feel-good time!

*Denotes Talk Back
**Denotes ASL interpreted performance

Honorary Producer: The Hogan Family Foundation 2014-2015
Season Honorary Producer: Ted Slavin 2014-2015
Season Associate Producers: Ron & Annette Plotkin


January 23rd-February 8th, 2015
The Island of Manhattan makes the perfect destination for the Civic Arts Plaza Professional Premiere of COMPANY. The first-ever “concept” musical is by turns funny, pointed and hopeful. Stephen Sondheim’s score is packed with some of his best-known tunes. And the honest and witty look at love and relationships is as contemporary as ever. Plus, the intimacy of the Scherr Forum provides the perfect locale, bringing the audience into the action, and creating a theatre experience that unique… and uniquely Cabrillo. The winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, COMPANY at the Scherr Forum promises to be an electrifying theatre experience, and truly puts Broadway into your Backyard.

Mary Poppins

April 17th- April 26th, 2015

Disney’s immortal classic, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, comes to Thousand Oaks for the very first time in a glorious new production! All the great songs are there: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cheree,” “Feed the Birds,” “I Love To Laugh,” and all the rest, plus brand-new songs written for the stage. This timeless tale of love and family is more popular than ever!

Let MARY POPPINS charm you off your feet with music, dance and magic!


July 17th – 26th, 2015
A headstrong cowboy. A stubborn young woman. A territory destined for statehood. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration revolutionized musical theatre into the art form it is today, and Cabrillo Music Theatre’s all-new production marks a return to the Civic Arts Plaza stage for the first time in nearly 20 years. Featuring, among others, “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” “I Cain’t Say No,” “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top,” and the title tune. 2015 marks the 60th Anniversary of the classic movie, and there isn’t a better time for all generations to discover, or revisit – the perfect American musical, OKLAHOMA!

2013 - 2014 Season

Kiss Me, Kate

October 18-27, 2013
Take the music of Cole Porter, Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” a pompous director, a temperamental leading lady, singers, dancers, and a pair of stage-struck gangsters. Then put it all together, behind the scenes of a Broadway musical! What do you get? The long-demanded, never-produced Kavli Theatre premiere of the beloved classic, KISS ME KATE! Winner of numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1949 and Best Revival over fifty years later, KISS ME KATE is considered by many to feature Cole Porter’s best score, and includes “Too Darn Hot,” “Another Opening, Another Show,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “So In Love Am I,” and “Wunderbar,” to name just a few. Perfect for all ages, KISS ME KATE will provide the lynchpin for Cabrillo’s educational outreach program. Full of rich characters, broad and sophisticated comedy, and dazzling dance, KISS ME KATE will provide the perfect start to Cabrillo’s 2013-2014 season.

Forever Plaid

January 31st, 2014-February 9th, 2014

In the Heights

March 28th-April 6th, 2014
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Bye Bye Birdie

2012 - 2013 Season

1776 The Musical

October 19-28, 2012

It’s a hot, sweltering summer in Philadelphia, and the American Dream is about to be born! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Weeks before our nation elects a president, Cabrillo Music Theatre will present this Tony Award-winning musical about America’s first days. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as the men behind the national icons – proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures’ grow determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.

1776 Single Tickets Go On Sale Summer 2012

Purchase now as part of 2012-2013 Season Subscription by calling (805) 449-2775.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 8-17, 2013

Good Grief! Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang take to the stage in the Civic Arts Plaza premiere of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. This 45th Anniversary Production of a day in the life of Charlie Brown, is a delight for children and former children alike. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production will feature brand-new songs and material from the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, plus classic songs such as HAPPINESS, SUPPERTIME, THE BASEBALL GAME and the title tune. Will Charlie Brown ever find the courage to talk to the little red-haired girl? Will Linus give up his blanket? Will Snoopy figure out the meaning of life. from the roof of his doghouse? There’s something for everyone in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Single Tickets Go On Sale Summer 2012

Purchase now as part of 2012-2013 Season Subscription by calling (805) 449-2775.


April 12-21, 2013

The Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies take you for a joyride back to 1959 in the Cabrillo Music Theatre premiere of the classic rock-n-roll musical. GREASE, at one time the longest-running Broadway musical in history, gave birth to two revivals and a beloved movie. Songs include Summer Lovin, We Go Together, Beauty School Dropout, and Greased Lightnin, among many others. You’ll go to the pajama party with Sandy and Rizzo; pile into the trunk and ride to the drive-in movie with Danny, Kenickie and the guys; and dance the Hand Jive in the High School Gym. So slick back your hair, grab your pom-poms and let Cabrillo Music Theatre’s all-new production of GREASE send you over the moon!

Grease Single Tickets Go On Sale Summer 2012

Purchase now as part of 2012-2013 Season Subscription by calling (805) 449-2775.

* denotes Talkback

**denotes ASL interpreted performance

2011 - 2012 Season


October 14-23, 2011
A young orphan. A lonely millionaire. A scheming con artist. A bevy of adorable children. And an impossible to resist dog named Sandy. ANNIE returns to the Cabrillo stage in an all-new production, this time with Sally Struthers as the incorrigible Miss Hannigan. Cabrillo’s Ovation Award-winner (Best Featured Actress, CINDERELLA) brings her comic genius to this Broadway classic. Featuring tuneful, Tony-winning songs (Tomorrow,It’s a Hard Knock Life, Easy Street), ANNIE has been made into two movies, and is about to go back to Broadway for the third time. ANNIE is family-friendly entertainment, and with Sally Struthers back onstage, it’s a winning production that can’t miss.

Ring Of Fire

February 3-12, 2012
The music of the legendary Johnny Cash comes to the Kavli stage in this Thousand Oaks premiere of RING OF FIRE. A multi-talented cast and onstage band bring to life all the famous songs of the Man in Black. More than thirty songs, including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune, paint a musical portrait of Johnny Cash. Though never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate. Though the ups and downs of Cash’s life are indicated through song, RING OF FIRE is suitable for all audiences, and promises to be a foot-stompin’ crowd-pleasin’ good time.

Once Upon A Mattress

April 20-29, 2012

Before Rapunzel got tangled, before Fiona met her ogre, before Belle tamed the beast, there was….Princess Winnifred! Watch as Princess Winnifred swims the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab! Will the Evil Queen keep these two lovebirds apart? Will a small pea hidden below twenty mattresses cause the Princess a sleepless night? Cabrillo’s all-new production of this Broadway favorite which launched the career of a young Carol Burnett will provide a fresh, contemporary spin on this popular tale. This Kavli Theatre premiere is perfect for the entire family. And you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Kids! Come dressed as a Princess, a Prince, or in PJs and receive a free gift!

Meet Me In St. Louis

July 20-29, 2012
The perfect family summer musical, the M.G.M. classic comes to life on the Cabrillo stage in this Civic Arts Plaza premiere. Sit down at the dinner table with the Smith family, circa 1904, and share their joys, struggles, and enduring humor as they face the ups and downs of life together. Songs include The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, Skip to My Lou, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Featuring rollicking comedy and dazzling dance, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is as electric as a trip to the World’s Fair, which provides the show’s magical climax. Bring the entire family to MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

The Best Is Yet To Come Starring Jo Anne Worley

December 31, 2011
Ring in the New Year with song, dance and comedy as the Harry Selvin Orchestra teams up with Cabrillo Music Theatre for an unforgettable evening starring Jo Anne Worley. The Broadway Variety Show features music from the great American songbook, dazzling dance performances and irreverent comedy. The celebration begins at 7:00PM and draws to an end by 9:30PM; allowing for a safe and early return home, or a late-night supper. Welcome 2012 – and support local charities – with Cabrillo Music Theatre and the Harry Selvin Orchestra featuring vocalists Bill A. Jones and Nancy Osborne. Bring a group of ten friends for a 20% discount and make this New Year’s Eve the most memorable night of this year AND next! The best IS yet to come!

2010 - 2011 Season

Happy Days A New Musical

October 22 – 31, 2010

Good-bye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph, and the unforgettable “king of cool” Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. Based on the hit Paramount Pictures’ television series, HAPPY DAYS A New Musical reintroduces one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops, and jukebox sock-hoppin.

The famed drive-in malt shop and number one hangout, Arnold’s, is in danger of demolition, so the gang teams up to save it with a dance contest and TV-worthy wrestling match. This perfectly family-friendly musical will have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long! Recommended for all audiences.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

February 4 – 13, 2011
As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic 50’s and 60’s songs as Lollipop, Born Too Late, Rescue Me, RESPECT, Dream Lover, Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Heatwave, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, It’s My Party, Sugartime, It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song), Son of a Preacher Man, Mr. Sandman, and so many more! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom, and you will never forget THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES a must-take musical trip down memory lane! Recommended for all audiences.

The Producers

April 8 – 17, 2011
Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards . . . it’s THE PRODUCERS! You’ll find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show-biz scam there ever was! Hilarious songs include Springtime for Hitler, The King Of Broadway, When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It, Along Came Bialy, and numerous other satirical tunes that helped make THE PRODUCERS the winningest Broadway musical in history. Contains mature subject matter; parental guidance suggested.

The Sound of Music

July 22 – 31, 2011
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant, Maria, proves too high spirited for religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Watch as Maria’s growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. Featuring the enchanting songs, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Climb Evry Mountain, and The Sound of Music. Recommended for all audiences. New added matinee at 11AM on Wednesday, July 27. FREE Parking this performance only. Join us for Sing-A-Longs after every matinee!

The Cabrillo 2010 Holiday Spectacular starring Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy

December 21-24, 2010

Legend of stage, screen, and television, SHIRLEY JONES, and her son and Broadway star PATRICK CASSIDY, lead a cast of thirty and an onstage orchestra in THE CABRILLO 2010 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. Featuring Cabrillo stars past and present, dazzling dance, favorite holiday music and even Santa’s elves!

Part dazzling spectacle in the spirit of Radio City and countless television variety shows, and part warm family gathering, tied up with a ribbon by Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, THE CABRILLO 2010 CABRILLO HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR is perfect entertainment for the entire family.
Oklahoma, Carousel, and The Music Man, to her iconic musical mom in The Partridge Family, Shirley Jones, has remained a superstar in entertainment for over fifty years. Shirley, one of America’s most famous moms, brings some “family” of her own to our show, as she shares the stage with her son, Patrick Cassidy. Patrick, the son of the late Jack Cassidy, has carved out an impressive career on Broadway (The Pirates of Penzance, Aida, and Annie Get Your Gun) as well as films and television.

We invite you to celebrate the holidays with us by attending this sure-to-be-extraordinary, special holiday show. Recommended for all audiences.

2009 - 2010 Season

Guys and Dolls

October 16 – 25, 2009
Guys are gambling, dolls are dancing, and the audience comes up a winner with the revered GUYS AND DOLLS. Colorful characters abound, as suave Sky Masterston wages a bet on whether he can woo the buttoned up Sister Sarah Brown. Sky makes the bet with shifty Nathan Detroit, who puts the crap game ahead of his long-suffering fianc’e, Adelaide, to whom he’s been engaged for 14 years. We’re going to raise the roof with treasured songs that include Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, and the title tune. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, plus three Broadway revivals, GUYS AND DOLLS has spawned a hit movie, with a new film version on the way. Cabrillo Music Theatre delivers a sure bet with its splashy production. Cabrillo is pleased to open GUYS AND DOLLS just after the close of the Broadway production. Recommended for all audiences.

Irving Berlin’s: White Christmas

December 26 – 29, 2009
Straight from Broadway to your Backyard, Cabrillo Music Theatre brings to the stage IRVING BERLIN’S: WHITE CHRISTMAS. Having just completed its Broadway run, Cabrillo will open this Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza premiere Christmas weekend, 2009. IRVING BERLIN’S: WHITE CHRISTMAS is based on the beloved film starring Bing Crosby and featuring Danny Kaye as veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, a successful song-and dance duo post World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow two beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The lavish production features elaborate dance, splendid costumes, and Irving Berlin’s 1942 Academy Award Winner Best Original Song, White Christmas. Plus, 16 other famed Berlin tunes, including Blue Skies, How Deep Is The Ocean, and I Love A Piano. It’s both a merry and enchanting adventure. Your favorite SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN duo, David Engel and Randy Rogel, make a return engagement to perform in the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye roles. The entire family will thrill to this spectacular holiday musical. Please note: this show is NOT included in your subscription. It may be added to your subscription at half price. Recommended for all audiences.

The Andrews Brothers

February 5 – 14, 2010
Following in the success of last season’s BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, Cabrillo Music Theatre presents another Civic Arts Plaza memory-lane premiere. It’s a non-stop cavalcade of musical memories from the ’40s. Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, and the greatest musical treasures of the 1940’s fill this sweet and hilarious show. Three soldiers find themselves giving the performance of a lifetime when a certain singing trio of siblings fail to arrive at their USO gig. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, On A Slow Boat To China, Shoo Shoo Baby, and Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree are favorites in this valentine to World War II heroes. The Ovation Award-winning THE ANDREWS BROTHERS is complete with slapstick comedy, old-fashioned romance, and nostalgic music. Recommended for families and all audiences.

Little Shop of Horrors

April 23 – May 2, 2010
A down-and-out floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a special talent… an insatiable appetite for fresh blood. “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing plant that offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature preparing for global domination! One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful, and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, Little Shop of Horrors never fails to entertain.


July 23 – August 1, 2010
Be dazzled with the magic only CINDERELLA can bring. A pumpkin swooshes across the stage, turning into a carriage… mice scurry along on their way to becoming horses… and an innocent young woman named Cinderella turns into a beautiful fairy princess. CINDERELLA will make impossible things happen right before your very eyes on stage, delighting children, enchanting adults. CINDERELLA’s memorable score includes In My Own Little Corner, It’s Possible, Ten Minutes Ago, and Do I Love You Because You’re Wonderful. Cabrillo is delighted to bring to the stage that Rodgers and Hammerstein classic… CINDERELLA! Adding her own special magic to Cabrillo’s production is All In The Family comedienne, Sally Struthers, as The Fairy Godmother. Recommended for families and all audiences.

2008 - 2009 Season

42nd Street

March 27 – April 5, 2009
Directed by original Broadway cast member Jon Engstrom, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of 42nd STREET is the spectacle of all spectacles. 42nd STREET is the ultimate glitz and glamour celebration of Broadway. This show captivates audiences time and time again with toe-tapping hits including You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me, We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and Forty-Second Street.


July 24 – August 2, 2009

Our 2009 summer sensation, ran 18 years on Broadway, record setting 21 years in London, won 7 Tony Awards, and is the longest running tour in American theatre history. CATS tells a story of the annual ritual of the Jellicle cats.

Recommended for all audiences.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

January 9-18, 2009
Featuring the hit songs of legendary musician Neil Sedaka, Cabrillo presents this West Coast premiere of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO. This high energy musical begins on Labor Day weekend in 1960, when two friends from Brooklyn seek romance and good times at a Catskills resort. Its presentation includes Sedaka favorites including Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Where The Boys Are, Stairway To Heaven, Oh Carol!, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

The King and I

October 17 – 26, 2008
Audiences will be mesmerized with this Rodgers and Hammerstein beloved tale. Watch as the barbaric King and the lovely Anna transcend and ultimately integrate diverse cultures in this fascinating tale set in the stunningly gorgeous Siam. The dazzling score features musical classics such as Shall We Dance, Getting To Know You, I Whistle A Happy Tune, and Hello, Young Lovers. Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of this beautiful tale features a special appearance by members of the Pacific Festival Ballet in the famed, “The Small House of Uncle Thomas”.

Past Seasons

2007 – 2008 Season

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Singin’ in the Rain

2006 – 2007 Season

  • A Chorus Line
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

2005 – 2006 Season

  • Oliver!
  • Forever Plaid
  • The Music Man

2004 – 2005 Season

  • Annie
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • The Wizard of Oz

2003 – 2004 Season

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Ragtime
  • West Side Story

2002 – 2003 Season

  • Mame
  • Carousel
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2001 – 2002 Season

  • Will Rogers’ Follies
  • Camelot
  • Peter Pan

2000 – 2001 Season

  • Anything Goes
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Sound of Music

1999 – 2000 Season

  • Cinderella
  • Funny Girl
  • Fiddler on the Roof

1998 – 1999 Season

  • Gypsy!
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Pirates of Penzance

1997 – 1998 Season

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • My Fair Lady
  • Bye Bye Birdie

1996 – 1997 Season

  • Pump Boys and Dinettes
  • Hello Dolly
  • South Pacific

1995 – 1996 Season

  • Guys and Dolls
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Oklahoma

1994 – 1995 Season

  • The Music Man
  • Peter Pan
  • The King and I
  • Damn Yankees