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Ventura County Theater Company Making Unexpected Comeback, After Coming Close To Permanently Closing

"The Little Mermaid" was almost the swan song for the Ventura County based Cabrillo Music Theater, with financial issues prompting the non-profit to cancel a new season. But, a last minute donor gave the company enough capitol to keep operating.

A stage version of one of Disney’s biggest animated movies is drawing big crowds to a South Coast theater.

It was almost the last production ever for the financially troubled local non-profit theater company, but a major donor is giving the company another chance, allowing it to stage another season.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has a look at how Cabrillo Music Theater was able to make its unexpected comeback.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.