Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre has the perfect antidote for the tablet-addicted family, their Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series!
This weekend they ask “WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?” in their presentation of the music of George and Ira Gershwin. It’s three performances only: Saturday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District, which means you might as well make a day of it and visit the the beach for some playtime as well.
The concert features Broadway-caliber talent who are all thrilled to get a chance to let go of the rock and movie inspired song tracks of current Broadway fare and go back to the familiar soaring melodies and lyrics of the true masters. When asked about the concert, cast member Mark Edgar Stephens replied “There are a great many numbers that audiences will recognize, including “Fascinating Rhythm, It Had to be You, and Our Love is Here to Stay. It’s Gershwin music, who could ask for anything more?”
Will your kids sit still for it? You will be surprised at how they gravitate towards this kind of music, especially the 8+ crowd. This is a great way for the whole family to spend some time together, get a little culture, and explore something other than a new level of Minecraft.
If you can’t make it up the 101 this weekend, don’t despair. There are 4 more concerts coming up over the rest of the year (Liz Callaway, Beverly and Kirby Ward: Gotta’ Sing, Gotta’ Dance, Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro, and Merrily We Roll Along) and they are varied enough that you can all find something that you find both ‘S Wonderful and ‘S Marvelous.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (805) 667-2900, or go to rubicontheatre.org.
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