T.O. CIVIC ARTS PLAZA OFFERS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES : COMING PERFORMANCES AT THE CIVIC ARTS PLAZA.Byline: Patricia Hesselbach Special to the Daily News
Family theater is a popular ticket in Ventura County. Emphasizing entertainment and education for children, several performing arts presenting organizations offer young people and their parents a chance to view exceptional theater. One group even offers workshops and an opportunity for young people to participate actively in full-scale theatrical adventures.
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is a performing arts and administrative center located in Thousand Oaks, California. It was built in 1994 on the former site of "Jungleland" at a cost of $63.8 million. is the focal point focal point
See focus. where buses filled with county school children converge. The most home-based of these programs is a partnership between the Civic Arts Plaza and the Music Center of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. . The International Passport Series is billed as ``a world tour you and your students can afford.'' Mary Ann Tachco coordinates this collaborative multicultural excursion.
``Our series is different,'' Tachco said. ``The program includes a very strong educational component covering geography, history, language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school. and social sciences. A child can go around the world for only $5 a ticket.''
The next event in the series is ``South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. : Rivers of Tradition.'' Children are sure to be captivated cap·ti·vate
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2. Archaic To capture. by the music and legends of pre-European South America and thrilled by the athletic, colorful dance of Ballet Folclorico de Brasil.
``We all take a different aspect of programming and reach different children,'' said Ramona Brandes, coordinator of the Community Entertainment series which brings Broadway to busloads of youngsters. She feels that all of the presenting organizations combined provide an invaluable educational experience. The mother of young children, Brandes is aware of the impact a stage performance can make on a child.
``I love meeting all of the teachers and the kids,'' Brandes said. ``They all go back to school and color what they saw, and write down their favorite parts of the show and send their drawings to me.''
Next week, Community Entertainment presents a musical adaptation of ``Wind in the Willows,'' performed by recipients of the Freedom Foundation's Medal of Honor Medal of Honor
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The Conejo Valley The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwest Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States. It was discovered in 1542 by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and eventually became part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by Children's Concert Series is another school-time collection of events. Presented by the Conejo Valley Adult School Series and sponsored by radio station KNJO-FM (92.7) and The Oaks mall, the Children's Concert Series presents well-known artists who engross To print a final copy of a document. In archaic Criminal Law, engrossment was the process of forcing higher the price of a good by buying it up and creating a Monopoly. young, wiggling gigglers and set adult toes a-tapping. For several seasons, the musical series coordinated by Nancy Frawley has pleased audiences throughout the county. A repeat visit by perennial crowd pleasers Greg and Steve takes place in May.
If the daytime field trips serve to spark a burning theatrical desire in the young and young at heart, the evening and weekend offerings of the Ventura County Children's Festival will surely feed the fire.
``Our emphasis is on family performances as opposed to children's performances,'' said the coordinator of the Ventura County Children's Festival, Brian Bemel. The festival has presented family entertainment in the country for 12 years. ``At first, our shows were geared for children, and parents came along. However, some of the entertainment is truly ageless.''
Tomas Kubinek, featured in the next performance, proudly sports the label of a ``certified lunatic and master of the impossible.'' The magician, musician, actor, comedian and acrobat Document exchange software from Adobe that allows documents to be displayed and printed the same on every computer. The Acrobat system created the Portable Document Format (PDF), which is widely used in commercial printing and on the Web. See PDF. even flies at one point in the show.
Not strictly a presenting organization, the nonprofit Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, Children's Theatre is a multifaceted mul·ti·fac·et·ed
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Civic Arts Plaza and the Music Center of Los Angeles International Passport Series
``South America: Rivers of Tradition''
Thursday, 9:45 a.m.
Tickets and information: (805) 449-2708.
Broadway for Kids Musical Series
``Wind in the Willows''
May 20, 12:15 p.m.
Tickets and information: (805) 494-3077.
Conejo Valley Student School
Children's Concert Series
Greg and Steve
May 29, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Tickets and information: (805) 493-4348.
Southern California Children's Theatre
Southern California Musical Theatre
May 23, 8 p.m.
Tickets and information: (805) 250-1222.
Box: (Ranin Conejo edition only) Coming performances at the Civic Arts Plaza (See text)
Photo: The International Passport Series, a partnership between the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and the Music Center of Los Angeles, is described as an exploration back through time and around the world. On Thursday, Xochimoki, above, will perform the music and legends of pre-European South America while Ballet Folclorico de Brazil will showcase the region's colorful dance tradition.