Time Out of Rhyme!
Contact: Alisa Moore 654-6462
A Time Out of Rhyme, with a cast of more than 35 performing as well-known children’s characters opens Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. and runs for two weekends: Fridays and Saturdays, April 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays, April 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Set in Mothergooseland, a land "full of color, with rhymes and song and love and laughter," A Time Out of Rhyme joins Mother Goose, Mistress Mary Quite Contrary, Little Jack Horner, and a host of characters from literature, story and rhyme, as they defend Mother Goose Land from the desperate villain Captain Hook. With a professional orchestra and a wonderful cast, this full length (two act), award-winning, musical is great for families and children of all ages.
A Time Out of Rhyme is funded in part by grants from Helen Yunker and the Ventura College Foundation.
Tickets are $10 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission and may be purchased online at www.tix.com, or through www.operaworkshop.info.
The cast includes:
From the Ojai/Oak View area: Mitchell Burris, Ojai, as Simple Simon, and Jeff Johnston, Oak View, as Jack Horner,
From Camarillo: Jeff Wallach as Smee, and the show’s student choreographer,
From Oxnard: Keaghlan Bier as OxAlice/Jill/Hot Hands, Sydney Bowling as Mother Goose, Christine Capsuto as Mistress Mary Quite Contrary, Ashley Driskell as Princess Lady Lee, Linda Foster as Morgana, Ixchel Lopez as Cleopatra and Dame Trot, Janelle Phaneuf as Peter Piper, and Elizabeth Strasswyk as Little Miss Muffet.
From Santa Paula: Rachel Balderas as Missy McKay, Bailey Fator as Tweedle Dee, and Laura Wargo as Tweedle Dum.
From Ventura: Clare Knutsen as a Blind Mouse, Braven Basler as Tommy Tucker, Jennifer Brumit as Miss Muffet’s Spider, Michael Byrne as Little Boy Blue, Marin Carroll as a Blind Mouse, Brenda DeRouen as Mother Hubbard, Douglas Fowler as Hubert the Mouse and Georgie Porgie, Sofia Felino as Roundelay/Curly Locks, Kimberly Guevara as a Blind Mouse, Geoffrey Helms as Prince Christopher R. Cambridge, Ken Johnson as Ol’ King Cole, Sarah Lamola as Little Bo Peep, Kenny Larsen as Captain Hook, Peter Lombardo as Peter Pan, Christopher Mahr as Wee Willie Winkie, Emma Pell as Dorothy/Polly Flinders, Amanda Soto as Sulky Sue, Mary Temple as Old Woman in the Shoe, Al Vargas as Pat A. Cake, Andrea Vasquez as Lucy Lockett, Alara Worrick as Little Jumping Joan, and Scott Groeneveld as Humpty Dumpty, and the show’s student director.
The Mission of VCOMT is to:
Educate students from Ventura College and the community at large in opera and musical theater,
Contribute to the cultural enhancement of the City by exposing audiences to these art-forms through performance-oriented programs of opera and musical theater,
Establish a high standard of artistic excellence, by featuring professional artists and staff in direct collaboration with the students,
Provide program material which encourages multi-cultural themes and diversity for the students and for the community audience, and to
Provide school outreach programs of opera and musical theater for youth.
For additional information, please call Elizabeth Helms, program director at 805-654-6309, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online www.operaworkshop.info.
Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 289-6000