Theater & Shows in Ventura


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  • Rubicon Theatre Company 2012
    Writer and performer Tom Dugan?familiar from bit parts on Friends and Curb Your Enthusiasm ?corralled three nominations from the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Best Play and Best Leading Actor for his portrayal of the "Jewish James Bond" in his riveting, one-man performance about a Holocaust survivor's relentless quest for justice. Pacing through his box-cluttered Vienna office on the day of his retirement, Simon fills in a group of off-screen American students on the tactical methods he used to hunt Adolf Eichmann, Franz Stangl, and Dr. Mengele, among other Nazi war criminals. He infuses his anecdotes with mordant wit and genuine warmth, laughing over being mistaken for Laurence Olivier (who played him in the film The Boys From Brazil) one moment, and making mournfully poetic observations the next, such as likening a sunflower to a periscope of the dead. As his memories wander from the Warsaw ghetto to Jerusalem, from death camps to the slums of Buenos Aires, he paints a gripping portrait of humanity's unquenchable thirst for justice even in the face of utmost horror.
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    1006 E Main St
    Ventura, CA US
  • Ventura Improv Company
    A frequent finalist for Best Comedy Club according to Ventura County Reporter's readers, Ventura Improv Company offers the only improv comedy in Ventura and has been eliciting chortles and guffaws with family-friendly farce for the past 21 years. The VIC's veteran comedic combatants perform unscripted comedy through scenes, games, and music created on the spot. The VIC performs shows such as Spontaneous Broadway, a full-length musical whose plot is conceived through audience suggestions, and TheatreSports Team Match, a two-team battle where competitors perform a challenge set by the host.
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    34 N Palm St
    Ventura, CA US
  • Gourmet Detective
    When the lights flicker on and off at The Gourmet Detective, there's no cause for alarm?it's all just part of the show. The interactive murder mystery dinner theatre injects a three-course meal with whimsical performers who blend comedy and drama into a vintage whodunnit. Each show transports its captive audience to the era of film noir, wrapping them into a dark, twisting narrative scored with live music from a lounge singer. The scene is set as guests mingle with the characters at a pre-show cocktail hour, then step into the seedy restaurant those characters run. When the first players are bumped off at the start of the meal, everyone in the crowd becomes equally gumshoe, witness, and suspect. Throughout the dinner, guests can either sit back and enjoy the show or gather clues by talking with the characters who serve each course between the scenes. The evening culminates in a reveal of the real culprit, as well as the audience's most inaccurate guesses.
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    211 North Signal Street
    Ojai, CA US
  • Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
    Stop by Ventura Harbor Comedy Club in Ventura for a quick and tasty bite to eat. For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club as well. Expect to wait longer for weekday service as the after-work crowd tends to fill the restaurant. In addition to its great location, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is also located near plenty of parking options. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club.
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    1559 Spinnaker Dr.
    Ventura, CA US
  • Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
    Owned by veteran jokesters Andy Fernandez and Randy Lubas?who?ve performed on Comedy Central and in front of troops serving in Iraq?Ventura Harbor Comedy Club teases giggles from gullets five nights a week at its scenic bayside home. The club?s calendar showcases an array of nationally known comics, who stop by to dish out quips and draw mustaches on the driver?s licenses of unsuspecting patrons.
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    1575 Spinnaker Dr.
    Ventura, CA US
  • Airealistic Circus & Flying
    The instructors at Airealistic Circus & Flying know a thing or two about gravity, having defied it on behalf of Cirque de Soleil, De La Guarda, and Franco Dragone productions. For example, program director Carmen Curtis uses a foundation in gymnastics to elevate her cirque routines, which she showcases as a member of Airealistic Theater Company. These experiences grant her the expertise to lead her aerial classes, which are taught alongside gymanstics and yoga classes. Whether teaching family circus or acroyoga classes, all staff members prioritize safety as they introduce kids and adults to aerial apparatuses. In addition to gymnastics, booty bar, and Vinyasa yoga sessions, the trainers teach AIReal Yoga, Acro and Tumbling, Hatha yoga, Power Barre, Barre Fitness, Contemporary Dance, Pilates and Afro-Brazilian Dance, believing that one's choice of style reflects his or her own unique character. Their aerial and acro-yoga variations also encourage students to test their notions about human flight in a noncompetitive setting. Each class incorporates a fitness component into its exhilarating routine, and the schedule includes classes at all times of day.
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    4476 Dupont Ct, Ste B
    Ventura, CA US

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