With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.
In this production of the timeless West Side Story, Tony is played by Justin Matthew Sargent, who performed on Broadway in the title role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, as well as in Rock of Ages and Bonnie & Clyde. Playing Maria is Carolann M. Sanita, who has performed all over the country in regional theatres and starred in the national tour of The Music Man. German Alexander is returning to Music Circus for his fourth season as Bernardo, a role he played in the national tour of West Side Story. Reprising her role as Anita from the Broadway revival and international tour of West Side Story is Desireé Davar, who was also featured as a dancer in the film "Annie" as well as on the TV show "Glee."
Educational Program: West Side Story
August 6th, 2015 - August 15th, 2015
Now approaching its 17th Season, Rubicon is regarded as the county’s premiere stage company and is the largest arts organization in the City of Ventura with a current annual budget of just over $2 million. The company has sold more than 370,000 tickets, has a subscriber base of approximately 2,000 and has had an accumulative economic impact on the community of over $42 million. In keeping with its mission ‘to entertain, enrich and educate’, it has served over 42,000 students through its education outreach arm and has provided area residents and visitors with more than 110 main-stage productions of classic and contemporary dramas, comedies and musicals as well as new works.
Rubicon has won numerous regional and national awards including a prestigious Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Revue”, the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence”, 15 Ovation Awards and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s Poinsettia Award for Non-Profit of the Year. Most recently Rubicon staff member, Katharine Farmer won a Santa Barbara Indy Award for her direction of The Last Train to Nibroc.