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2012

 

Daddy Long Legs "Crosses the Pond"

As the first-ever musical in the new St. James Theatre in London. And you saw it here FIRST! Back in 2010, Rubicon co-produced the World Premiere of Daddy Long Legs written and directed by John Caird with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. This dear, beautiful show about the blossoming of a young girl's mind and spirit with original cast members Megan McGinnis and Robert Adelman Hancock travels to Jolly Old England for a Nov. 7, 2012 premiere. A second company with Kevin Earley and Ephie Aardema is playing at PCPA Theaterfest and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in the U.S.; and John Caird has directed a new company which opens in Japan this week. This spring, the show will travel to Canada at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. To follow those long legs, check out www.daddylonglegsmusical.org or click here.

 

 

 


 



RUBICON THEATRE IS BROADWAY BOUND!
Join us for another exciting trip to New York City!

Sunday, May 27 - Friday, June 1, 2012
Space is limited! Make your reservation today.
Call Amber Landis-Stover 805.667.2912 ext. 237 or email: alandis@rubicontheatre.org

Cost: $3,250 per person
($1,000 single supplement fee, trip prices includes a $500 tax-deductible donation to RTC)

Trip includes:
FOUR (4) BROADWAY SHOWS* with excellent seating:

-Your choice of BOOK OF MORMON or JERSEY BOYS (Book of Mormon is sold out for 3 years but we were able to get a block of Orchestra seats - this is one hot ticket! For those that would prefer not to see Book of Mormon, we have great seats for Jersey Boys).

- BONNIE & CLYDE, a new musical with Rubicon favorite Matt Lutz.
- ANYTHING GOES, Cole Porter's musical cruise starring Sutton Foster, who will be at our meet and greet!
- GHOST THE MUSICAL, the hot new musical from London, based on the film "Ghost."

AND:
Meet and greet with cast members; Day trip to Brooklyn; Group Dinner in Brooklyn; Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to JFK on Virgin America (coach); Round trip transport from Ventura to Los Angeles; Round trip transport from JFK to hotel; 5 nights at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in the heart of the theatre district; Pre-trip meeting with Karyl Lynn Burns (RTC's Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director)

*Shows and Meet and Greets are subject to change and depend on the securing best seats available.

BOOK YOUR TRIP BY DECEMBER 23RD AND RECEIVE A SIGNED JERSEY BOYS HOLIDAY CD!

 


2011





RTC Road Trip to Pasadena for
Dangerous Beauty!


Join RTC’s Karyl Lynn Burns and Amber Landis for an overnight jaunt to the Pasadena Playhouse for the new musical Dangerous Beauty March 6-7!
Limited seats are available for RTC patrons looking for a bit of theatrical adventure this winter. Our guests will enjoy these benefits and more:

* Stay at the magnificent Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena;
* Tour the famed Gamble House, constructed in 1908 and a preeminent example of Craftsman architecture;
* Enjoy a docent-guided tour and tea at the magnificent Huntington Gardens, over a hundred acres of sublime botanicals;
* Dine with the show’s acclaimed creative team before the show;
* Enjoy the bold new musical, based on the acclaimed 1997 film of the same name, and stick around for a compelling talkback session after the show.


Dangerous Beauty, based on a true story, offers the stirring tale of Veronica Franco, a celebrated courtesan/poet of 16th century Venice. Forced to become a courtesan when her family fortune is lost, Veronica ultimately embraces the courtesan life that affords her extraordinary education and social access – and in doing so becomes the most influential woman in the cultural and political life of her beloved city. As Veronica's star rises, however, Venice is ravaged by war, plague, and the Inquisition. When Veronica finds herself on trial for witchcraft, she realizes that only her personal integrity can save her.

The show is near and dear to the Rubicon heart for more reasons than one – RTC was a stepping stone in the show’s development, as we hosted an early reading of the show some years back; RTC alum Amanda McBroom (who will perform at next month’s Grandes Dames luncheon) wrote the show’s lyrics, and Daddy Long Legs’ Megan McGinnis treads the boards as the show’s second female lead. Truly, the overnighter promises to be a theatrical adventure to long be remembered.

The trip is a fantastic bargain at $450 per person, which includes a $100 donation to RTC. (There is a single supplement fee of $100 for a single room) Seats are limited to this insider’s look at Dangerous Beauty – book early so you won’t be left out! Contact Amber Landis at 805.667.2912 ext. 237 or via email: alandis@rubicontheatre.org.
Deposits due by Tuesday, January 18, with full payment due by February 24, 2011.

 

 


2007

 

Meeting Up with Friends in Vegas

 
Pack your bags, See a show, Meet the stars!

Rubicon is offering three unique getaways over the next few months – adventures that are not available through your travel agent. Our trips, especially designed for theater lovers, will combine rest and relaxation with the excitement of seeing great shows and meeting their performers and creators.

Our first excursion, to Las Vegas, is coming up in just a few weeks. The air-conditioned motor coach – which will also take us around to various locations in Vegas in cool comfort – will leave Aug. 1 and return Aug. 4. We will stay at the luxurious Luxor Hotel and see three shows: Cirque du Soleil’s O at the Bellagio; The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian; and Monty Python’s Spamalot at Wynn Las Vegas.

We will also meet two of the shows’ performers: Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello, who sings the title role in Phantom, and Randal Keith, one of the gifted comic actors in the Spamalot ensemble.

The two men have much in common. Both have played the Phantom – Keith starred in the hit musical’s first national tour – and both are familiar faces to Rubicon regulars. Crivello starred in Mating Dance of the Werewolf, while Keith played the Innkeeper and Governor in Man of La Mancha.

The Vegas Phantom, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, is a one-act, 95-minute version of the musical which received strong reviews for both its streamlined script and its star. Las Vegas Weekly praised Crivello’s “powerful pipes,” adding that he creates “a compelling Phantom, his portrayal transcending terror to reach a tenderness that gives the piece its poignancy.”

The show does not stint on production values: Crivello noted in a recent interview that the budget is an astonishing $38 million, and the famous falling chandelier is two stories high. If you worry the love story will get lost amidst the glitz, fear not: Crivello reported that “Something must be going right because some woman at the end of my curtain call last night yelled out, ‘Marry me!’ ”

 

Karyl Lynn Burns, Rubicon’s co-founder, will be our escort.
Cost of the trip is $885 double occupancy; the single-room rate is $1,035.

To reserve a spot, call Amber Landis at (805) 667-2912, ext. 239,
or e-mail her at alandis@rubicontheatre.org.

An Affair in San Diego

If you’re planning to drive down to San Diego and see the Broadway-bound musical A Catered Affair with Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein, good luck. The show is expected to easily sell out, and the Old Globe Theatre is offering it only to its subscribers.

But you can see the much-anticipated show by joining Rubicon on a two-night trip to San Diego Sept. 28-30. And you’ll get a chance to meet its composer, John Bucchino. His smaller-scale musical It’s Only Life will have its first full production next spring at Rubicon Theatre.

A Catered Affair is an adaptation of a 1956 film starring Bette Davis. Set in the Bronx in the 1950s, it concerns a couple who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish catered affair. John Doyle, renowned for his recent Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company, directs.

We will travel on an air-conditioned motor coach and stay at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Hang around the pool during the day, or enjoy an optional bus trip to beautiful Balboa Park.

 

Rubicon co-founder Karyl Lynn Burns will be our escort.
Cost of the trip is $910 per person double occupancy,
with a single-room rate of $1,356.
Reservations must be made by Sept. 14.

For more information, call Amber Landis at (805) 667-2912, ext. 239,
or e-mail her at alandis@rubicontheatre.org.

 

Join Linda Purl in London

Linda Purl, director of the upcoming Rubicon International Theatre Festival, and Jim O’Neil, Rubicon’s co-founder and Artistic Director, will lead an exclusive group on a theater tour to London and Budapest October 25 through November 4, 2007.

London is a great theater city, of course, and we’ll see four shows there and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal National Theatre. (For lovers of royalty, we’ll also enjoy a private tour of the House of Lords.)

What you may not know is the Hungarian capital, renowned for its beautiful architecture and Roman ruins, is home to 40 theater companies! We will take in several shows and enjoy talks by some of the city’s leading theatre critics and the President of its Theatre Institute.

The cost, including air fare and accommodations in first-class hotels,
is $6,500 double occupancy.

For more information, call Mychelle Dee at (805) 667-2912, ext. 237,
or e-mail her at mdee@rubicontheatre.org.

 

 

 

Europe 2007
Rubicon's International Theatre Tour

You are Invited!

Dear Friends:

Rubicon Theatre Company and Rubicon International Theatre Festival invite you to travel with us to London and Budapest for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In October of 2007, Linda Purl and James O’Neil of Rubicon will lead a U.S. Delegation to Europe for an exclusive theatre and cultural tour. Delegates will be taken backstage and behind the scenes to encounter European culture head on.

 

Budapest, Hungary

Photo of the Parliament in Budapest, Hungary

Rubicon has been issued a very special invitation from the Theatre Institute of Hungary to travel to Budapest in October of 2007. Boasting Roman ruins, splendors of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and 40 resident theatre companies, it is their keen desire for a Delegation from the US to experience the wonders of their capitol and to attend multiple theatre productions.

The invitation includes private city tours and informative talks from their leading theatre critic and President of the Theatre Institute that will give us a context for our travels both historical and contemporary and a bird’s eye view to the changing landscape in Eastern Europe. Experiencing the cultural crossroads of Budapest this trip will offer an insightful look at life in the heart of Europe.

London, England

In London we will enjoy four great theatrical performances accompanied by illuminating discussions with London’s key theatre figures. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at the renowned National Theatre, and we’ll be treated to a private tour of Parliament’s House of Lords by personal invitation of Lord Falkland, Premier Viscount of Scotland.

At deluxe accommodations near the theatre district, we will gather in the morning to critique the play seen the night before and preview the play of the day. In the afternoon, relax or take included theatre-related tours. Final selection of plays will be made closer to our time of departure to ensure seeing the best of what is being offered during our stay.

Experience firsthand the arts advantage and join our Rubicon Delegation as we travel abroad in October of ‘07. We look forward to traveling with you on this international adventure!

Linda Purl & James O’Neil

 

 

Your European Experience

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in first class hotels (or the best available).
  • Prices based on two persons sharing a room with private bath.
  • Bus transfers and luggage handling.
  • Tours as listed in final itineraries.
  • Services of experienced tour directors and local guides.
  • Pre-trip information.
  • Plenty of relaxation

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare from your home to the starting point of the program and back home at the end of the program. Our recommended travel professionals will be glad to assist you in making your air reservations.
  • Elective trips are not on our announced itinerary. Should you decide not to take part in any of our scheduled features, we will not be able to offer you a refund.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • All personal items and other items not specifically mentioned as included in the itineraries.
  • Personal travel insurance, which we consider essential to protect you in case you need to cancel your program participation or to cover medical treatment and emergency evacuation when you are abroad.

 

 

The Particulars

Accessibility/Mobility

Once we have a frank assessment of your needs, we will be glad to work with our hosts to find out what aspects of the program would be accessible to you and what you may have to forgo. We can also attempt to find out what special accommodations might be arranged for you at additional cost. Please call to make an inquiry. Anyonerequiring extraordinary assistance must be accompanied by someone who can and will provide such aid.

Single Travelers

A limited number of single spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional fee. We welcome with enthusiasm those who wish to travel alone. Our staff will make every effort possible to incorporate each participant into the life of the group. We provide some assistance to single travelers who want to share accommodations.

Physical Requirements

In order to fully enjoy the trip, we recommend that all participants be in good mental and physical health. Activity level will be moderate, involving walking and stair climbing.

 

 

Make Your Arrangements

Tour Costs

Details and prices in this invitation are based on information available as of June 15. They are subject to change. Please note that all prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Space is limited. 20-30 member Rubicon Delegation travel fee $6,500 (includes a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to Rubicon International Theatre Festival).

Reservations

Reservations for Rubicon Delegation 2007 are now being accepted and honored in order of receipt. Use the attached form.

A provisional deposit of $750 per person per program, submitted with the attached reservation form, reserves a place. If you make a provisional deposit, we will automatically send you the detailed brochure as soon as it is available. Deposits are provisional, pending your acceptance of the final brochure terms. Balance of payment is due on receipt of final invoice, 90 days prior to departure.

Mail the attached registration form with a deposit of $750 per person to Rubicon International Theatre Festival, 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001. Or Fax your reservations with your credit card information to our office at (805) 667-2903.

Or call (805) 667-2900 to charge your deposit on your credit card during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 5:00 pm PST.

To reserve on the Web, go to www.rubicontheatre.org and then go to the Web page for the program.

Cancellations and Refunds

The provisional deposit is 100% refundable until the final program brochure is mailed. Once you have received the final brochure, you will have two weeks to cancel. After that time, you will be subject to cancellation policies governing program. Trip cancellation insurance is available for all programs and is highly recommended. Our recommended travel professionals will be glad to assist you in acquiring appropriate travel insurance.

 

Europe 2007
October 25th - November 4th

Registration Form

Passenger One, Name (as on your passport)              Passenger Two, Name (as on your passport)


Address (Passenger One)                                           Address (Passenger Two)



Phone Number                                                            Email


Dietary Needs Room Preference


Other Special Needs


Emergency Contact (Name & Phone)


 

Please send this form with your $1500 ($750 per person) refundable deposit to
RITF, 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001

Credit cards accepted ~ Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Questions? Call Mychele Dee at (805) 667-2912 ext. 237 E-mail: mdee@rubicontheatre.org

* Air flights are not included in the package. Please contact Susan Holden at ProTravel International, Inc.
(310) 271-9566 susan.holden@protravelinc.com, if you need help arranging your flights.

 

 

LAS VEGAS 

 Meeting Up with Friends
Pack your bags, See a show, Meet the stars! in Vegas

Rubicon is offering three unique getaways over the next few months - adventures that are not available through your travel agent. Our trips, especially designed for theater lovers, will combine rest and relaxation with the excitement of seeing great shows and meeting their performers and creators.

Our first excursion, to Las Vegas, is coming up in just a few weeks. The air-conditioned motor coach - which will also take us around to various locations in Vegas in cool comfort - will leave Aug. 1 and return Aug. 4. We will stay at the luxurious Luxor Hotel and see three shows: Cirque du Soleil's O at the Bellagio; The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian; and Monty Python's Spamalot at Wynn Las Vegas.

We will also meet two of the shows' performers: Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello, who sings the title role in Phantom, and Randal Keith, one of the gifted comic actors in the Spamalot ensemble.

The two men have much in common. Both have played the Phantom - Keith starred in the hit musical's first national tour - and both are familiar faces to Rubicon regulars. Crivello starred in Mating Dance of the Werewolf, while Keith played the Innkeeper and Governor in Man of La Mancha.

The Vegas Phantom, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, is a one-act, 95-minute version of the musical which received strong reviews for both its streamlined script and its star. Las Vegas Weekly praised Crivello's "powerful pipes," adding that he creates "a compelling Phantom, his portrayal transcending terror to reach a tenderness that gives the piece its poignancy."

The show does not stint on production values: Crivello noted in a recent interview that the budget is an astonishing $38 million, and the famous falling chandelier is two stories high. If you worry the love story will get lost amidst the glitz, fear not: Crivello reported that "Something must be going right because some woman at the end of my curtain call last night yelled out, 'Marry me!' "

Karyl Lynn Burns, Rubicon's co-founder, will be our escort.
Cost of the trip is $885 double occupancy; the single-room rate is $1,035.

To reserve a spot, call Amber Landis at (805) 667-2912, ext. 239,
or e-mail her at
alandis@rubicontheatre.org. 

 

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An Affair in San Diego

If you're planning to drive down to San Diego and see the Broadway-bound musical A Catered Affair with Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein, good luck. The show is expected to easily sell out, and the Old Globe Theatre is offering it only to its subscribers.

But you can see the much-anticipated show by joining Rubicon on a two-night trip to San Diego Sept. 28-30. And you'll get a chance to meet its composer, John Bucchino. His smaller-scale musical It's Only Life will have its first full production next spring at Rubicon Theatre.

A Catered Affair is an adaptation of a 1956 film starring Bette Davis. Set in the Bronx in the 1950s, it concerns a couple who must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish catered affair. John Doyle, renowned for his recent Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company, directs.

We will travel on an air-conditioned motor coach and stay at the historic Hotel del Coronado. Hang around the pool during the day, or enjoy an optional bus trip to beautiful Balboa Park.

Rubicon co-founder Karyl Lynn Burns will be our escort.
Cost of the trip is $910 per person double occupancy,
with a single-room rate of $1,356.
Reservations must be made by Sept. 14.

For more information, call Amber Landis at (805) 667-2912, ext. 239,
or e-mail her at
alandis@rubicontheatre.org.

 

THIRD NYC TRIP:

Announcing Big News About a Visit to the Big Apple

Hurry and Reserve Your Space for the
Rubicon Spring Broadway Theatre Trip!

April 11-17, 2007

Come along with Rubicon to New York City's theatre district for seven days and six nights of fun, festivity,
and the best theatre you can find (outside of Rubicon Theatre, of course!). This extravaganza includes
round-trip airfare from LAX to Newark; a stay at an elegant hotel in the heart of the theatre district; four
Broadway shows (those under consideration include Inherit the Wind with Christopher Plummer and Brian
Dennehy, Richard Maltby's swashbuckling new musical The Pirate Queen, Mary Poppins, or Curtains,
110 in the Shade with Audra McDonald and Chris Butler, and either Prelude to a Kiss with John Mahoney,
Howard Katz with Alfred Molina or the London transfer of A Moon for the Misbegotten with Kevin Spacey);
two post-performance meet-and-greets with show artists; a tour of Theodore Roosevelt's home
“Sagamore Hill” plus a visit to the botanical gardens at Oyster Bay, Long Island; and a special farewell
Dinner at “21” or another legendary Manhattan restaurant.

 

Let us hear about your interest BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2007!
We need at least 35 people to make this trip "a go."

Book now before all spots are filled!

Prices: $2,995 per person double occupancy, an additional $1,150 per person single supplement.

Call Diana Dunbar, Development Director, for further information and reservations:
(805) 667-2912, ext. 248 or e-mail
ddunbar@rubicontheatre.org.

Click here to view the entire tentative itinerary.

 

2006

SECOND NYC TRIP:

Rubicon

Theatre Company

RUBICON THEATRE LOVERS ARE OFF TO BROADWAY!!

JOIN US FOR A WONDERFUL WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY
TUESDAY JULY 25 - SUNDAY JULY 30, 2006

IF YOU MISSED OUR FABULOUS BROADWAY TRIP LAST FALL,
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

(We won't be scheduling another Broadway trip until April, 2007)

 

HERE'S WHAT THE TRIP WILL INCLUDE:

  • Round trip air on Continental Airlines from Los Angeles Airport to Newark
  • All airport transfers
  • Porterage
  • Comfortable suite accommodations at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Times Square, 1568 Broadway (in the heart of the exciting theatre district)
  • One group lunch
  • One boat tour of the harbor and Statue of Liberty
  • Special surprise event

      and

FOUR TOP BROADWAY SHOWS

    • The Color Purple
      From Alice Walker's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the landmark film by Steven Spielberg comes a soul-stirring new musical. The Color Purple is an inspiring and unforgettable story of a woman, who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. With a moving book and score featuring gospel, jazz, ragtime and blues, this is ultimately a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
      Starring: LaChanze and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes
    • Jersey Boys
      Head across the country, behind the music and to the top of the charts with the Four Seasons. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time –Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30!
      Starring: John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer
    • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
      Based on the popular 1988 film that starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a raucous musical comedy centering on two con men living in the French Riviera.
      Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Norbert Leo Butz and Rachel York
    • Faith Healer
      One of the most renowned Irish dramas of our time
      , Faith Healer tells the story of a traveling faith healer, his long-time lover and his devoted manager. As the three bare their innermost thoughts, they ask potent questions about who we trust, what we know and why we believe.
      Starring: Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes and Tony winner Cherry Jones


Possible other activities:

  • Special event with Sonia Tower, Vice President of Special Initiatives Americans for the Arts and former head of Cultural Affairs for the City of Ventura.
  • Visit with a representative from Theatre Communications' Group
    (*Schedule subject to availability)
Approximate cost: $2900 per person
double occupancy - $3950 single supplement per person.
(Includes a tax-deductible donation to the Rubicon Theatre.)
Reservations and deposits will be due by May 30, 2006.

We are taking preliminary commitments NOW to gauge the amount of interest in this trip. We need 40 travelers to make this trip “a go!” Yes, it's summer time in New York, but you'll be in air conditioning and having the time of your life!!

If you would like to join us, please call or e-mail:
Diana Dunbar
Development Director
(805) 667-2912 ext. 246
E-mail:
ddunbar@rubicontheatre.org

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE TRIP!!

 

 

 

 

WINNEPEG, CANADA
"DRIVING MISS DAISY" AT MAINTOBA THEATRE

 

Please join us in April, 2006

when

Miss Daisy Drives to Canada!


The Rubicon Theatre will be escorting interested patrons on a special trip to our sister theatre company, the Winnipeg Theatre Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from April 17-April 23, 2006.

Be there when Rubicon’s award-winning original production of Driving Miss Daisy opens on April 22, 2006. The cast and Rubicon co-founders Karyl Lynn Burns and Jim O’Neil will be on hand to greet us!

Besides our visit to the Manitoba Theatre Company, highlights of this action-packed week will include a performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” opera, a private tour of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet during a rehearsal, visits to all the historic sites of Winnipeg and sumptuous dining. Tours will include the St. Boniface Museum, Manitoba Museum, McPhillips Street Casino, Millennium Express, Circle of Life Thunderbird House where we will learn about the largest urban Aboriginal communities in Canada, and a special  Ukrainian feast with lavish entertainment.

You’ll also have free time to sample the shopping, art galleries and the dazzling array of fine restaurants. Complete orientation materials and recommendations will be provided.

Accommodations will be at the beautiful Fort Garry Hotel in the heart of Winnipeg and will include a complimentary full breakfast each morning. The hotel features a wonderful spa for optional extra pampering.

Air travel will be on United Airlines via Los Angeles to Chicago and then Winnipeg outbound. The returning flight will fly via Winnipeg to Denver and then Los Angeles.

Round-trip coach transfer from Ventura to LAX will be included and from Winnipeg to the Fort Garry Hotel.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A VALID U.S. PASSPORT TO TRAVEL TO CANADA.

Because of a favorable exchange rate between the U.S. and Canadian dollar, we can offer you this memorable trip for only $2050 double occupancy or $2300 single occupancy. (This includes a tax-deductible donation.)

 

Here’s What’s You’ll Get:

    • Round trip coach transportation between Ventura and LAX
    • Round trip coach transportation between Winnipeg Airport and Fort Garry Hotel
    • Round-trip airfare on United Airlines. (Please note – there are no direct flights to Winnipeg. One plane change will be required)
    • Insider’s Tour of the Manitoba Theatre Company
    • Attendance at Driving Miss Daisy’s Opening Night on April 20th
    • Attendance at a Manitoba Theatre Company youth production
    • Attendance at “The Marriage of Figaro” opera
    • A private behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet by a ballet alumnus and attendance at a rehearsal of “Swan Lake”
    • A guided city tour through the historic Manitoba sites
    • Tour of the St. Boniface Museum with afternoon high tea served by costumed interpreters
    • Tour of the Manitoba Museum
    • Tour of the McPhillips Street Station Casino
    • Visit to the multi-media theatre the Millennium Express
    • Tour of the Circle of Life Thunderbird House, a place of spiritual recognition and fulfillment based on the culture and values of Canadian Aboriginal peoples.
    • A farewell party featuring a Ukrainian dinner and entertainment at the Club Regent Casino.
    • Full breakfasts each morning at the Fort Garry Hotel

Reservations required with full payment by: February 10, 2006!

Please contact: Diana Dunbar, Development Director at 805-667-2912 ext. 248 or e-mail her at:  ddunbar@rubicontheatre.org for further information and a complete, detailed itinerary.

LEAVE THE DETAILS TO US!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS RESERVE NOW!

DON’T MISS THIS FABULOUS TASTE OF WINNIPEG! 

UPDATE:  5/16/04

Hey Everyone!  GUESS who attended the Driving Miss Daisy Gala on 4/10/04???  Check out the pictures below!  Unfortunately, I can't tell you is in all of these pictures with him, but doesn't he look wonderful?

 

UPDATE:  5/16/04

Hey Everyone!  GUESS who attended the Driving Miss Daisy Gala on 4/10/04???  Check out the pictures below!  Unfortunately, I can't tell you is in all of these pictures with him, but doesn't he look wonderful?

 


Teddie with Steve & Cynde Magidson


Teddie with Steve & Cynde Magidson

With Chris Reynnolds

Photos courtesy of Steve & Cynde Magidson (steve_magidson@consultant.com) and RTC.


UPDATE:  4/19/04
:


Today I received this great news via e-mail from Karyl Lynn:

 

Critically Acclaimed Production of Driving Miss Daisy Featuring Emmy® Award-Winning Actress Michael Learned Extends Run at Rubicon Theatre

 

Ventura, California  - Rubicon Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy, originally slated to close May 9, will extend for five additional performances -- through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Performances for the final week are Wednesday at 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2 pm. There is no Sunday performance. All performances are at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street  in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. For tickets call (805) 667-2900. Mention this e-mail to receive $2 off per ticket (may not be combined with other offers).

 

Critics Rave

"Talented actors drive Miss Daisy. . . subtle, engaging performances... " hailed the Los Angeles Times.

 

The Ventura County Star proclaimed, "Get yourself down to The Laurel in downtown Ventura to see a superb interpretation of this memorable play."

 

"Sensitively directed...first-rate. . . a mini-masterpiece...Ms. Learned does marvelous work," states the Santa Barbara News Press.

 

"My heart is still fluttering from the beauty and impact of this flawless production," writes the reviewer from The Tolucan Times, "a mind expanding, highly rewarding, unforgettable experience....mesmerizing. The thunderous applause and standing ovation could have been felt in Los Angeles!"

 

Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the twenty-five year relationship between a wealthy, sharp-tongued Jewish widow and her soft-spoken black chauffer. Set in the South beginning in 1948, this exquisitely crafted play is a poignant and humorous testament to friendship between people from contrasting worlds.

 

Under the direction of Rubicon Artistic Director James O'Neil, the cast features four-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Michael Learned as Daisy Werthan. Ms. Learned is often recognized for her series work as Olivia Walton on the much-lauded TV series "The Waltons" and as the star of the series "Nurse." Lance Nichols, who last appeared at Rubicon in The Boys Next Door, plays Hoke Coleburn, the black chauffer who befriends Daisy. Rounding out the cast, playing Daisy's son Boolie, is Eric Lange. Mr. Lange recently appeared as Mitch in Rubicon's acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Rubicon Theatre Company's production of Driving Miss Daisy takes place during the 50th Anniversary Year of Brown Versus the Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that mandated public school desegregation. The production also takes place near the 50th anniversary of seamstress Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.

 

Says O'Neil, "This production is a potent reminder of several landmark events in the history of the civil rights movement. However the play's great power is that it is also a very personal story, about how racial prejudices (and differences of religion and age) are overcome over time through friendship."

 

Driving Miss Daisy opens Saturday, April 10 and continues through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Regular ticket prices are $30 to $45, depending on the performance, with discounts for groups, seniors, students and military. For tickets or information, call Rubicon Theatre Company (805) 667-2900, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.) Rubicon Theatre Company is in residence at The Laurel, located at 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA  93001 (corner of Laurel and Main) in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District.

 

Rubicon Theatre Company is Ventura's premiere non-profit professional theatre company.  Founded in 1998 by James O'Neil and Karyl Lynn Burns, the mission of the company is to present a diverse season of classic and contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals for the entertainment, enrichment and education of residents and visitors to the region. Rubicon Theatre Company performs in the intimate 200-seat theatre Laurel, a renovated church originally built in the 1920s. Rubicon was declared the "anchor" of Ventura's Downtown Cultural District by City Council proclamation.

 



With Chris Reynnolds

Photos courtesy of Steve & Cynde Magidson (steve_magidson@consultant.com) and RTC.


UPDATE:  4/19/04
:


Today I received this great news via e-mail from Karyl Lynn:

 

Critically Acclaimed Production of Driving Miss Daisy Featuring Emmy® Award-Winning Actress Michael Learned Extends Run at Rubicon Theatre

 

Ventura, California  - Rubicon Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy, originally slated to close May 9, will extend for five additional performances -- through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Performances for the final week are Wednesday at 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2 pm. There is no Sunday performance. All performances are at Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street  in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. For tickets call (805) 667-2900. Mention this e-mail to receive $2 off per ticket (may not be combined with other offers).

 

Critics Rave

"Talented actors drive Miss Daisy. . . subtle, engaging performances... " hailed the Los Angeles Times.

 

The Ventura County Star proclaimed, "Get yourself down to The Laurel in downtown Ventura to see a superb interpretation of this memorable play."

 

"Sensitively directed...first-rate. . . a mini-masterpiece...Ms. Learned does marvelous work," states the Santa Barbara News Press.

 

"My heart is still fluttering from the beauty and impact of this flawless production," writes the reviewer from The Tolucan Times, "a mind expanding, highly rewarding, unforgettable experience....mesmerizing. The thunderous applause and standing ovation could have been felt in Los Angeles!"

 

Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the twenty-five year relationship between a wealthy, sharp-tongued Jewish widow and her soft-spoken black chauffer. Set in the South beginning in 1948, this exquisitely crafted play is a poignant and humorous testament to friendship between people from contrasting worlds.

 

Under the direction of Rubicon Artistic Director James O'Neil, the cast features four-time Emmy® Award-winning actress Michael Learned as Daisy Werthan. Ms. Learned is often recognized for her series work as Olivia Walton on the much-lauded TV series "The Waltons" and as the star of the series "Nurse." Lance Nichols, who last appeared at Rubicon in The Boys Next Door, plays Hoke Coleburn, the black chauffer who befriends Daisy. Rounding out the cast, playing Daisy's son Boolie, is Eric Lange. Mr. Lange recently appeared as Mitch in Rubicon's acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

 

Rubicon Theatre Company's production of Driving Miss Daisy takes place during the 50th Anniversary Year of Brown Versus the Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that mandated public school desegregation. The production also takes place near the 50th anniversary of seamstress Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white person.

 

Says O'Neil, "This production is a potent reminder of several landmark events in the history of the civil rights movement. However the play's great power is that it is also a very personal story, about how racial prejudices (and differences of religion and age) are overcome over time through friendship."

 

Driving Miss Daisy opens Saturday, April 10 and continues through Saturday, May 15, 2004. Regular ticket prices are $30 to $45, depending on the performance, with discounts for groups, seniors, students and military. For tickets or information, call Rubicon Theatre Company (805) 667-2900, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted.) Rubicon Theatre Company is in residence at The Laurel, located at 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, CA  93001 (corner of Laurel and Main) in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District.

 

Rubicon Theatre Company is Ventura's premiere non-profit professional theatre company.  Founded in 1998 by James O'Neil and Karyl Lynn Burns, the mission of the company is to present a diverse season of classic and contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals for the entertainment, enrichment and education of residents and visitors to the region. Rubicon Theatre Company performs in the intimate 200-seat theatre Laurel, a renovated church originally built in the 1920s. Rubicon was declared the "anchor" of Ventura's Downtown Cultural District by City Council proclamation.

 

 

2005

FIRST NEW YORK TRIP!

UPDATE: 9/6/05:

New York trip a sell-out! 


New York City, Saturday October 1, 2005 at the Daryl Roth Theatre by Union Square
Photo courtesy of Steve and Cynde Magidson

Our group excursion to New York to see A Woman of Will with Amanda McBroom (which premiered at Rubicon as Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues) is completely sold out with a waiting list! We’ll also see Doubt, Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wicked, eat at some swell restaurants, tour the Rockefeller estate at Kykuit, meet with producers and actors and get a behind-the-scenes tour. Call Diana Dunbar at (805) 667-2900, ext. 248 to receive early notification for our London trip next year!  


The turn-out was great -- about 50 of us in from California!
Photo courtesy of Steve and Cynde Magidson

For more great pictures like the ones above, check out Steve and Cynde Magidson's RTC NYC photo album here:

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RUBICON FANS TAKE BROADWAY!

 Celebrate Rubicon’s first production to hit

The “Big Apple” by joining the

1st Annual Rubicon Broadway Tour

  When: Departs Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Returns Sunday, October 2, 2005

Where: The Paramount Hotel in the heart of the theatre district

 

The itinerary includes:

Round-Trip Airfare on Continental Airlines

Hotel Accommodations at the Paramount Hotel

Luncheon at the renowned Tavern-on-the-Green

Dinner at Metro 84 in the Warwick New York Hotel

A tour of the breathtaking Rockefeller estate “Kykuit”

 

And FOUR FABULOUS SHOWS:

·        “Wicked”

(A thrilling pop/rock musical inspired by the "true story" of the witches in “The Wizard of Oz”)

·        “Doubt”

(Suspenseful Tony Award-Winning drama about a nun waging a moral war on a priest suspected of foul play)

·        “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

 (A charming, funny and lively musical comedy about lifelong dreams)

And the gala press opening of

·        Amanda McBroom starring in “A Woman of Will”

(Last season’s Rubicon hit “Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues”

and it’s going to take New York by storm!

Our Rubicon tour group will receive a special behind-the-scenes tour and discussion with the producers, a CD signed by Amanda and director Joel Silberman; and a “Woman of Will” necklace and bracelet.)

Cost:  Double Occupancy - $2,632

Single Supplement - $880

(a portion of your trip is to be tax-deductible)

DON’T MISS IT!

RESERVATIONS DEADLINE:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST !

For further details contact:  Diana Dunbar,

Director of Development

805-667-2912 ext. 248 or ddunbar@rubicontheatre.org

NYC Trip details from the 8/18/05 Ventura County Star:  http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/on_stage/article/0,1375,VCS_253_4011164,00.html

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Rubicon production heads East

By Kim Lamb Gregory, kgregory@VenturaCountyStar.com
August 18, 2005

The first Rubicon Theatre Company production ever to open in New York City has its official premiere Oct. 2 with previews beginning Sept. 15. Now called "A Woman of Will," the show opened at the Rubicon of Ventura last season as "Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues."

Amanda McBroom of Ojai starred in the show and wrote the lyrics. Joel Silberman directed the show and composed the music.

"Every year since we started, we have produced a world-premiere play or musical," said executive director Karyl Lynn Burns.

"To have gotten to nurture something that will have a life beyond Ventura is thrilling."

To celebrate the premiere, Burns arranged a special public fundraising tour that will whisk as many as 45 local theater fans to New York City to see McBroom's show.

There are still about 10 seats available for the Rubicon Broadway Tour, Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.

The deadline to sign up is Sept. 1.

Besides attending the press opening of "A Woman of Will," guests on the tour will take in "Wicked," a musical about the college days of the "Wizard of Oz" witches; "Doubt," a Tony Award-winning drama about a nun waging a moral war on a priest suspected of foul play; and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," a musical comedy about kids competing for their lifelong dream to take home a spelling trophy.

"A Woman of Will" is a one-woman show about a writer whose professional and personal life are in crisis. Hired to finish the lyrics of a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice," McBroom's character, Kate, juggles serious decisions about her marriage while battling writer's block.

In desperation, she reaches out to Shakespeare's leading ladies for guidance, which comes in the form of 17 original songs offering a midlife look at age, sex, love and life in general.

The tour celebrating "Woman of Will" costs $2,632 per person based on double occupancy and includes round-trip airfare to New York; Paramount Hotel accommodations; lunch at Tavern-on-the-Green in Central Park; dinner at Metro 84 in the Warwick New York Hotel; and a tour of the Rockefeller estate, "Kykuit."

Guests also will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the "Woman of Will" set, a discussion with the producers, a CD signed by McBroom and Silberman, and a specially designed "Woman of Will" necklace and bracelet.

Singles also are welcome on the tour for an extra $880.

The tour is doubling as a fundraiser for the Rubicon, so a portion of each traveler's cost is tax-deductible, said Rubicon development director Diana Dunbar.

Dunbar said response has been excellent. With 35 people signed up already, she said she is led to believe the Rubicon will host more tour-and-theater fundraisers.

"Someday maybe we'll do a London theater tour," she said, "maybe other New York trips.

For more information or to sign up for any of the remaining slots, call Dunbar at 667-2912, ext. 248, or e-mail her at ddunbar@rubicontheatre.org.

E.W. Scripps Co.

Received this special offer from Playbill in my e-mail on 9/5/05:

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While working out of town on a new Broadway musical, Kate faces
the demands of an unrelenting deadline while struggling to choose between
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celebration of life in a crackling display of wit and wisdom
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