April 25, 2015
COMING UP NEXT
The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Foundation presents the 2015 Spotlight Awards celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. This annual awards evening honors a select group of people who have made extraordinary contributions to the Simi Valley performing arts community. This year's honorees include: NICK FERGUSON - Artist of the Year MIA VAVASSEUR - Young Artist of the Year CHRIS GROTE - Volunteer of the Year LISA PATE - Educator of the Year In honor of the 20th Anniversary Celebration, this years PILLAR OF THE ARTS AWARD will be presented to the Founders of the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and will remain in permanent display in te theater lobby. 2015 SPOTLIGHT AWARDS DIINER & AUCTION Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction 7:00 pm Dinner & Entertainment GRAND VISTA HOTEL 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley CA 93065 Feauting performances by this year's Artists of the Year and members of the cast of THE WORLD GOES ROUND: The Songs of Kander & Ebb. A special celebration of our 20th Anniversary will include a look at our 20 years of live theater in Simi Valley. All Proceeds Benefit the Local Performing Arts Individual Tickets are $100 Sponsorship Levels Include: GOLD SPONSOR: $5000 donation (includes table for 10 guests, a premium full page color ad in the journal, and major recognition on printed materials and throughout event) SILVER SPONSOR: $2500 donation (includes tickets for 6 guests, a half page ad, and premium recognition throughout event) BRONZE SPONSOR: $1000 donation (includes tickets for 4 guests, a quarter page ad, and premium recognition throughout event)
April 28 - May 7, 2015
Actor's Repertory Theatre of Simi presents Literature in Action's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," William Shakespeare's most popular comedy. Written around 1594 or 95, the story portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. A Midsummer Night's Dream is sponsored in part by the Simi Valley Rotary club, the Simi Valley Arts Commission and is directed by Eric Stein, produced by Jan Glasband, and costumed by Cynthia Caldwell. Performances are at 7:00pm in the intimate DownStage Theater at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, on April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, and 7. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students 12 and Seniors. Please arrive by 6:45pm to be seated.