The Four Star Alliance Awards Announced
Ojai Art Center Theater wins 12 awards for its 2017 productions
The 4 Star Alliance Awards for 2017 were announced over the weekend and the Ojai Art Center Theater garnered 12 awards, including outstanding lead performances by Sean Mason as "Groucho Marx" in Animal Crackers A Musical and Sara Mitchell as "Molly Aster", Peter and the Starcatcher. Read more....
Reviews from our last production Animal Crackers A Musical
Musical comedy hits the Marx with Ojai audiences
The well-chosen cast members clearly relish their roles and together they manage the dizzying choreography of pratfalls and goofiness beautifully. “Animal Crackers” is a classic and — for youngsters who may say “Who?” — it’s a great introduction to the Marx Brothers. For those in the know, this show will not disappoint and will take you back to all the zaniness and wit that made the brothers famous in the first place.
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Animal Crackers: Marxism At Its Looniest
Restaging "Animal Crackers," one of the Marx Brothers’ classic knockabout comedies of the 1920s, is a risky prospect at best. The unique mayhem of Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo is something that only an expert or a Marx fanatic should tackle. Fortunately, the Ojai Art Center has John Medeiros, a self-described “blithering fanboy” of the madcap Marxes, at the helm of the current production.
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