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Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley, CA 93065
805-583-7900
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Napelbykes
Review from Napelbykes
Red Velvet 65 events 39 reviews

This romantic musical is spectacular in every sense. The dancing and singing are impeccable. The entire production is a pure joy and the energy emanating from this extremely talented cast was magical. I'm going again next week.

reviewed Jul 30 2011 report as inappropriate
John W Boland
Review from John W Boland
133 events 102 reviews

Good show. I'd actually give it about a 4.5 but if I did that I might discourage some people from going. GO! You'll enjoy it!

On the negative side, even though the singers all had individual mikes, I had a bit of a difficult time...continued

reviewed Aug 06 2011 report as inappropriate
GratefulSong
Review from GratefulSong
35 events 22 reviews

Every production I've seen at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center has been terrific. It's a small theater but their shows are always so well done. Wonderful performances, creative choreography, great sets and costumes, lots of fun. I wasn't...continued

reviewed Aug 12 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Once On This Island garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run.

Description

Book by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Once On This Island, an enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds. Originally inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, the Broadway show transports the story to a Caribbean island where social prejudice divides the people. Presented as a “play within a play,” a cast of village storytellers, attempting to calm a frightened young child, tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who saves a rich city boy from death.

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