Musical comedies to provide merriment and mirth

March 18, 2013 by  

Musical comedy lovers have reason to rejoice, as two classics of the genre are being presented this month at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts.

‘Trial by Jury’ is a comedy written by Gilbert and Sullivan which follows the travails of a bride and her bridesmaids who are hauled into court by a jilted groom. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the judge also has an eye for the bride.

The other offering, ‘The Zoo’ is written by Sullivan and Rowe and takes place in the London Zoo. A bear pit and a long rope have unfortunate consequences for two forlorn lovers. Musical selections for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Ruddigore’ will also be featured. A five-piece band will accompany the performers.

Tickets are $17.50 for performances at 8:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 pm Sundays through March 24. For tickets or information, call (805) 381-1246, and look out for any poster printing done to promote the shows – probably visible on the outside of the theater.

At the end of March, the spiritually inclined will enjoy a social event hosted by the Imagine Center, which will be held from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 31, at the California Pizza Kitchen, 18800 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 345-1100.

The venue’s mission is to build network opportunities among like-minded individuals and businesses. Digital business cards, whether online or printed, offer one way to make it easy to stay in touch with local Woodland Hills businesses and nonprofit organizations.