"Part of our World" - FREE Community Event on June 11, 2016!





David Elzer





Cabrillo Music Theatre: Broadway in Your Backyard at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Cabrillo celebrates the start of summer, and the love of our animal friends, with an unforgettable family event from land to sea!


May 17, 2016…Thousand Oaks, Calif… Land meets Sea when Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates their upcoming production of THE LITTLE MERMAID with PART OF OUR WORLD!  This free, family-friendly event, a collaboration between Cabrillo Music Theatre, PawWorks.Org, and Sheroes Entertainment, LLC, provides an afternoon of fun, adventure and music, as well as an opportunity to learn about animal adoption – and maybe even take home a new family member!   PART OF OUR WORLD takes place on Saturday, June 11th, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, in Carpenter Park, directly outside Cabrillo Music Theatre’s home venue, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

Have your photo taken with a mermaid!  Arts and Crafts!  Face Painting!  Visit with our four-legged friends!  And meet Ariel herself!!

“PART OF OUR WORLD is a perfect example of Cabrillo Music Theatre at our best,” says Lewis Wilkenfeld, Cabrillo Music Theatre’s Artistic Director.   “Thanks to our partnership with Paw Works Animal Rescue, Cabrillo can help find caring homes for the many abandoned pets in our area though the adoption and educational events Paw Works will have in place at every performance of THE LITTLE MERMAID!  Hopefully, a lot of families will leave this event with a new family member!  Because of Sheroes Entertainment, LLC our guests will play games, have creative fun, and meet a Mermaid!  These local partnerships are the very heart of Cabrillo!” Adds Wilkenfeld, “And PART OF OUR WORLD gives us a chance to show off the amazing talent, much of it local, that will be at the heart of Cabrillo’s THE LITTLE MERMAID!”

PART OF OUR WORLD is a full afternoon of family fun.  Paw Works will host a meet & greet event for parents and kids to visit with abandoned pets looking for permanent homes and to learn about animal rescue. The local non-profit organization is dedicated to providing unwanted animals a second chance at life and has rescued more than 1,800 dogs and cats in just over two years.   Sheroes Entertainment, LLC, a locally-based company that provides, among other things, mermaids (and pirates!) for entertainment events, will provide activities for all ages, including an opportunity for your littles ones to try on a mermaid tail, plus face-painting, balloon-making, and much more.  In addition, mermaids and pirates will roam the event, posing for pictures and making new friends!

And, of course, “Ariel” will be there as well, to pose for pictures, greet guests, and introduce a sneak preview of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s all new production of THE LITTLE MERMAID!  Ariel will also lead a community singalong, and present other entertainment as well!  Hungry?  If you didn’t bring your own picnic, local goodies will be available from fun food trucks.  Kona Ice will be on site, providing cold refreshment, with a portion of their sales to be donated back to Cabrillo Music Theatre’s outreach programs.

Admission is free, of course!  Just bring yourself, your family, your picnic blankets and your imagination! Go “Under the Sea” on June 11th, with Cabrillo Music Theatre’s PART OF OUR WORLD.


PART OF OUR WORLD takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Carpenter Park, in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.  The event takes place between 1:00PM and 4:00PM, and is free and open to all.

For more information about PART OF OUR WORLD, visit the Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/919465084818582/  or go to www.facebook.com/cabrillomusictheatre and visit the event tab


Sheroes Entertainment LLC is a female-lead small business based in Simi Valley, California that specializes in immersive, empowering, hands-on adventure entertainment for children and families. Famous for its realistic swimming mermaids characters, its world-famous Los Angeles Mermaid School, and proclaimed one of "the most unique and amazing" party providers in Los Angeles, Sheroes Entertainment LLC has been featured at Paris Fashion Week, on MTV, VH1, Bravo, in Angeleno Magazine, Buzzfeed, E!, Seventeen magazine, LAist, Racked, The Los Angeles County Fair, The Getty, The Huntington Library, The Ventura County Star, and many more.  Sheroes Entertainment LLC's mission is to inspire learning and the belief that anything is possible through the celebration of imagination. Sheroes Entertainment LLC's website is http://www.sheroesentertainment.com.


Paw Works is a nonprofit animal rescue dedicated to partnering with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. In just over two years, Paw Works has saved nearly 1,800 abandoned dogs and cats in Southern California and placed them in caring homes.  Paw Works ultimate goal is to address animal overpopulation and abandonment through education, awareness and community-driven programs that offer spaying and neutering, training and veterinary care in underserved areas. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Paw Works relies exclusively on private donations and fundraising to fulfill our mission (Tax ID #46-4484336). For more information, please visit www.pawworks.org.


Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID will open on Friday, July 15th, 2016, and run through Sunday, July 24th.  Performances are Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm, with a special Wednesday Matinee performance for the public on July 20th at 1:00pm. A post-show discussion with cast, staff, and audience will follow the Saturday, July 16th, 2:00pm performance. A signed performance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing will be on Friday, July 22nd, at 8:00PM. 

All tickets may be purchased at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks, or through any Ticketmaster location, or by phone (800) 745-3000.  For groups of 10 or more, please call Group Sales, Cabrillo Music Theatre at (805) 497-8613 x 6.  Ticket prices range from $35-$75. For ticket and theatre information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787). Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID performs exclusively at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE’S 2016-2017 Season will include EVITA (Fall 2016), SISTER ACT (Spring 2017) and PETER PAN (Summer 2017). This season all three high-flying musicals will be produced in the 1,800 seat Kavli Theatre. For membership and ticket information, call 805-497-8613 X 6 or visit www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.

To schedule press interviews, photos, press comps, or for additional information, please contact David Elzer/DEMAND PR at (818) 508-1754 or by e-mail at ELZERD@aol.com or visit www.demandpr.com.

Cabrillo Music Theatre is the Ovation Award-winning Resident Musical Theatre Production Company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and a non-profit theatre organization.  For over three decades, Cabrillo has been enriching the cultural life of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and the surrounding areas by providing an extraordinary performing arts experience through live, Broadway-quality productions of musical theatre. It is Cabrillo’s mission to provide the highest quality musical experience, to foster educational opportunities, and to promote cultural and artistic enrichment to enhance the quality of life in Southern California.  By creating opportunity for up-and-coming performers and artists, Cabrillo has launched hundreds to success in theatre, movies, television and music, including Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, and Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block.   In addition, Cabrillo Music Theatre goes “Beyond the Footlights” with Outreach programs to give back to the community, and to provide enhanced theatre experiences for all audiences.  Since the inception of “Beyond the Footlights,” over 47,000 underserved children, in-need seniors, and active military have enjoyed Cabrillo Music Theatre’s productions at no charge. In addition, Cabrillo provides ASL signed performances of every production; talkbacks with cast and staff; and Cabrillo’s Animal Rescue program, which raises funds and awareness for homeless and abused dogs and cats.

For more information about Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Beyond the Footlights” programs call (805) 497-8613 x1 or write to info@cabrillomusictheatre.com.