Fairy Tales in the Park Throughout Ventura County in May through August 2017

Fairy Tales in the Park is a series of free, live theatrical performances geared towards children ages 3 to 10. John and Roxanne Diesel co-founded Gypsies in a Trunk, an all-volunteer troupe of actors performing free fairy tales for the young and young at heart. The troupe’s love of children’s theatre has led them to perform every May through September since 1995 throughout Ventura County.

The troupe's goal is to create an environment where families can introduce live theatre to their children in a casual setting at the right price – free! All Fairy Tales in the Park performances are held outdoors in a variety of venues and is always free of charge, though the players pass the hat to help cover costuming and travel costs, donations are always voluntary.

Most venues do not have shade, so sunscreen and hats are appropriate. Bring water, juice, snacks, picnics. Blankets and low-slung chairs are recommended. Please leave doggies at home (not that they don't love them). The shows are designed to run approximately 45 minutes, which coincides with the attention span of the target age group, 3-10 year olds.

2017 LINEUP

  • Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • The Clash of the Titans
  • Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

LOCATIONS

Simi Valley (Shows at 4pm): Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre, 1765 Royal Ave (except 8/5 performance at Rancho Tapo Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley)

  • 5/6: Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • 6/3: Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • 7/1: The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • 8/5: The Clash of the Titans (this performance is at Rancho Tapo Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley)
  • 9/2: Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

Westlake Village (Shows at 11:30am): Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Dr. (Lakeview Canyon & Lindero)

  • 5/6: Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • 6/3: Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • 7/1: The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • 8/5: The Clash of the Titans
  • 9/2: Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

Camarillo (Shows at 11:30am): Valle Lindo Park, 889 Aileen St

  • 5/13: Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • 6/10: Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • 7/8: The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • 8/12: The Clash of the Titans
  • 9/9: Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

Ventura (Shows at 4pm): Barranca Vista Park, 7050 Ralston. (Johnson & Ralston)

  • 5/13: Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • 6/10: Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • 7/8: The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • 8/12: The Clash of the Titans
  • 9/9: Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

Channel Islands Harbor (Shows at 2pm): Harbor View Park (Between Marine Emporium Landing & Port Royal Restaurant, near 3600 Harbor Blvd

  • 5/7: Peter Pan 3: The Switcheree
  • 6/4: Snow White and the Brave Princess
  • 7/2: The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • 8/6: The Clash of the Titans
  • 9/3: Pinocchio 2: The Return of Stromboli

Visit www.fairytalesinthepark.com for more information.