September 10 - October 16, 2016
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award Winning musical ASSASSINS from September 10 through October 16, 2016. Maybe the most controversial Broadway musical ever written, Assassins aims to thrill and rarely misses. The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. This darkly comic journey takes the form of a carnival game, where the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway. Now Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents a new staging of this theatrical tour de force. ASSASSINS is both Stephen Sondheim's dark exploration into the minds of the nine men and women who have attempted to assassinate the President of the United States, and his caustic analysis of the promise and failure of the American Dream. Given the current political climate, its themes are as relevant today as when the show was first performed. Tickets are $24 Adults, $20 Seniors 60 & Above and Students, $18 Children 12 & Under. Due to mature themes this production not recommended for children.
October 29 - December 4, 2016
Presented by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi. AT THE DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in a volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother, an inventive Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Their compelling stories intertwine to form a rich tapestry of hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs, rhythm and rhyme, set to an epic, Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, RAGTIME also features a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, with direction by David Ralphe, musical direction by Matt Park and choreography by Becky Castells. Tickets are $25 Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & Above and Students, $18 Children 12 and under.