Fabian, pop idol of the 1950s, and Barry Williams, television star of the 1970s, will star in productions of Grease and The Music Man, respectively, at the Civic Plaza's Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA, as part of the "Broadway at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza" series.
Fabian hit it big in the late '50s, becoming a pop sensation well before he was 18. He made his film debut in 1959's Hound-Dog Man and went on to star in The Longest Day and Ride the Wild Surf. He will play Teen Angel in the Thousand Oaks production of Grease (Sept. 8-13).
Barry Williams, Greg Brady of "The Brady Brunch" and long a familiar face in regional theatre circles, will return to a role he's played before, that of Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man (Oct. 6-11).
The Thousand Oaks season is rounded out by the Irish dance sensation Spirit of the Dance (Feb. 16-21, 1999; and the Maury Yeston-Arthur Kopit version of Phantom (May 1-9, 1999).
For information on any of these shows, call (805) 449-2787. --By Robert Simonson