OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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20K IN 20 DAYS – Spring Fund Drive

May 1, 2015

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—May 26, 2015

We hope you will take a moment to consider making a donation to support our organization.  We’re local, non-profit, and dedicated to our mission of educating, inspiring and entertaining audiences and students of all ages. Click here  SUPPORT LOCAL

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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN GOALS:

$5,000 will get us started, including:

  • VALUABLE repairs to Elation dimmer packs in the theatre (dimmers control the stage lights)
  • MUCH NEEDED new storage shed for supplies
  • Funding towards our FALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM with the goal of at least 5 scholarships!

$10,000 will provide:

  • UPGRADES  our sound board (mixing console) and tech equipment for the main stage theatre. THIS IS BIG!  Upgrading our equipment is required in order to accommodate wireless mics for our students

$20,000 will provide:

  • Wireless mics for student youth and adult performances
  • Upgrade lighting equipment
  • Copy Machine
  • Laptop for Tech and Office
  • Complete funding for OYES FALL 2015 Scholarship Program
Donate to Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio by MAY 30th and your donation will go towards making valuable upgrades and improvements!

 

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—MAY 10, 2015

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) is overjoyed to be kicking off our 2nd Annual 20K in 20 Days Spring Fundraiser, May 10 – May 30, 2015.

OYES is a 501C3, not-for profit corporation, inspired by the need to make sure that kids have access to arts education, and the work we do plays a beautiful role in the entire Ojai Valley community.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Since January of 2012, OYES has welcomed over 17,000 audience members and over 600 students into our programs.   Recent production include, A Year With Frog and Toad, Into The Woods, Jr, and currently, Seussical, Jr!. Ticket sales and tuitions only cover about half of the budgetary needs of OYES. This is why we need your help to continue offering the arts community of the Ojai Valley these wonderful events and services.

Here at OYES, we love what we do, working with our students and creating each production from start to finish.  With consistent funding we are able to keep growing as an organization and an essential community resource for youth and adult performing arts programs.  To learn more about OYES visit www.ojaiyes.org.

Help us meet this challenge. Make your contribution today to OYES’ 20K IN 20 DAYS Spring Fund Drive.  www.gofundme.com/oyes2015

Because OYES is a 501C3 corporation, donations are completely tax deductible, so you can rest assured that you are helping your community AND getting a tax write-off! It’s a win-win-win. You win, OYES continues, and our local actors and musicians continue to be provided with the opportunity to learn and enjoy their craft.

Thank you for supporting OYES theatre!

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Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

316 E. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023

805-646-4300

info@ojaiyes.org

SEUSSICAL JR May 1-17

April 6, 2015

 

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Youth performances by cast:

PERFORMANCE COMPANY – ORDER CAST PHOTO & PERFORMANCE DVD HERE

FRI – MAY 1, 6pm
SAT – MAY 2, 5pm
SUN – MAY 3, 2pm
SUN – MAY 3, 6pm

LIONS CAST – ORDER CAST PHOTO & PERFORMANCE DVD HERE

WED – MAY 6th, 6pm 
FRI – MAY 8th, 6pm
SAT – MAY 9th, 5pm

TIGERS CAST – ORDER CAST PHOTO & PERFORMANCE DVD HERE

SAT – MAY 16, 1pm
SAT – MAY 16, 6pm
SUN – MAY 17, 4pm

Tickets $10

PLEASE READ – PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO TAPING DURING THE PERFORMANCES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

Buy tickets for Seussical, Jr

 

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The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio spring production of Seussical, Jr. will take place May 1-17, featuring a pop-inspired musical score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and youth ensemble and solo performances. Admission is $10 and all shows are family friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Performances will feature three casts and take place on the OYES main stage at 316 E. Matilija St. in Ojai, CA.

Loaded with unforgettable music, fantastic dance, and everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, Seussical, Jr. is a heart-warming, witty production guaranteed to please audiences of all ages.  This imaginative and entertaining production features elements from more than a dozen Dr. Seuss stories, including Horton Hears a Who, Gertrude McFuzz, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and more!

“Since making it’s debut on Broadway, Seussical has become one of the most popular and well-received youth productions throughout the country,” says Krista Kim, Artistic Director at OYES. “We could not be more pleased to present the community with this fantastic production, and to display all the incredible work our casts put into every show. We’ve been rehearsing for months, and everyone is so excited to open the doors and share this wonderful story with all audiences.”

From the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the plot follows The Cat in The Hat revealing the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing the tiny village of Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Hortons wild adventure begins as he sets out to protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and guard an abandoned egg left in his care by Mayzie La Bird.

Performances will take place at Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, CA (on the corner of N. Montgomery Ave and E. Matilija St). Tickets are $10 and available online at www.SeussMusical.BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 and at the door based on availability.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (online at www.ojaiyes.org/seussical)

PERFORMANCE COMPANY: MAY 1 at 6pm, MAY 2 at 5pm, MAY 3 at 2pm and 6pm

LIONS CAST: MAY 6th at 6pm, MAY 8th at 6pm,  MAY 9th at 5pm

TIGERS CAST: MAY 16 at 1pm and 6pm, MAY 17 at 4pm

Ojai Youth Entertainer’s Studio provides youth from Ojai and surrounding areas the resources and guidance to mount a theatrical production under the mentorship of professional theatre artists and practitioners. From actors, to designers, to technicians, students play a variety of roles in every production.

 OYES is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenge, inspire, educate and entertain children and families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance and music. To learn more about Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, visit http://ojaiyes.org/  or call 805-646-4300.

A Year With Frog and Toad

January 21, 2015

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FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 8

Fridays 7pm | Saturdays 2pm & 7pm | Sundays 2pm & 7pm


Post by Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES).

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January 26, 2015

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio to stage A Year With Frog and Toad beginning Feb. 20, 2015.

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio will present the Ventura County debut of A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel. Performances start February 20th and run through March 8th with shows on Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm & 7pm. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at www.FrogAndToadMusical.BrownPaperTickets.com.

Presented for all ages, OYES’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad features a high-spirited, multi-generational cast performing to an energetic and sophisticated, jazzy score. Audiences young and old will thoroughly enjoy reliving the unforgettable, heartwarming stories of cheerful Frog and his grumpy best-friend Toad as Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters leap from page to stage in this charming tale of friendship and adventure.

A Year With Frog and Toad will be the perfect night out for families, and we are extremely excited for our audiences to experience this production with us,” says OYES Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Krista Kim. “We have been so blessed with a wonderfully jubilant cast, which bridges generations, and they’re going to bring Lobel’s books to life in a unique way.”

The OYES performance of A Year With Frog and Toad will truly be an inventive, exuberant and  musical with the lead characters played by Suzy Thatcher (Frog) and Anna Kotula (Toad).  Kid-Captivating musical numbers include “Cookies,” “Getta Loada Toad,” and “Merry Almost Christmas.”  Part vaudeville, part make-believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

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Nominated for 3 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical during its Broadway debut, A Year With Frog and Toad, was originally written by brothers Robert and Willie Reale, and broke new ground in 2002 by bringing professional-level children’s theatre to Broadway, making it one of the first productions to appeal to a wide range of audiences, including children as young as three-years old. Since that time, the production has enjoyed highly anticipated performances by community theatre companies around the nation.

OYES’ production is directed by Gai Jones. Performances will take place at the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023. For further information call 805-646-4300.

OYES is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenge, inspire, educate and entertain children and families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance and music. Through the theatrical process, OYES helps students explore their creative potential and find their authentic voice by teaching meaningful communication skills on and off the stage, respect and responsibility for their cast and themselves.

 

High School Seussical – Adult Benefit Show

March 9, 2015

OYES OhMy’s BENEFIT SHOW – High School Seussical

Ohhhhhhhhhhh the thinks you can think…  a ridiculous and bawdy mash-up production brought you by the OhMy’s!

The cast is made up of parents and theatre friends who want nothing more than to entertain you with their talents (or lack of).  All proceeds go to support the theatre.

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Buy tickets for HIGH SCHOOL SEUSSICAL – ADULT BENEFIT SHOW

ONLY 2 SHOWS!

Saturday, May 2nd
7:30pm – Bar opens
8:00pm – Show

Saturday, May 9th
7:30pm – Bar opens
8:00pm – Show

Tickets $20 – ADULTS ONLY

No one under 18 will be admitted.

Have fun!

Voices of Ojai Holiday Concert

November 26, 2014


OYES Youth Choir & Rockin’ It Old School Seniors Choir come together for an evening of Holiday music!

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An evening of Holiday music and celebration hosted by Julija Zonic and Smitty West. OYES Youth Choir and Rockin’ It Old School sing songs of the holidays accompanied by The Fifth Dementia Orchestra.

Saturday, December 13th
7pm
Tickets $10

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
316 E. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-4300

OYES Fall Concert with LIVE BAND!

October 15, 2014

Old and New ~ Voices of Ojai

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio Youth Choir, lead by Julija Zonic, will perform a joint concert with Rockin’ It Old School backed by LIVE BAND The Fifth Dementia!

Sunday, November 2nd
2:00 pm
Tickets: $10 – All proceeds benefit OYES

Rockin’ it Old School and the Fifth Dementia band perform regularly throughout the Ojai Valley and surrounding areas. Comprised of the Seniors Community Choir and musicians, they perform modern rock and pop songs, lead by Smitty West.

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Together with OYES Choir, Julija Zonic and Smitty West bring to you a unique multi-generational concert event!

 

Into The Woods, JR | Shows & Tickets

October 11, 2014

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OYES PRESENTS – INTO THE WOODS, JR
 Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 Tickets: $10

 http://oyesitw.brownpapertickets.com/

~PERFORMANCES~


PERFORMANCE COMPANY CAST

Friday, November 14 – 6pm

Saturday, November 15 – 1pm

Saturday, November 15 – 4pm

Sunday, November 16 – 12pm


LIONS CAST 

Wednesday, November 19 – 6pm

Friday, November 21 – 6pm

Saturday, November 22 – 5pm


TIGERS CAST

Thursday, November 20 – 6pm

Saturday, November 22 – 1pm

Sunday, November 23 – 4pm


TOTS CAST

Sunday, November 23 – 1pm


Buy Tickets HERE

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YOUTH CHORUS

September 12, 2014

Taught by Julija Zonic

Ages 6-14
Thursdays, 5:15-6:15
JAN 29 – JUN 6 | Showcase JUN 6 | Class Fee $60 

Register Now

OYES Chorus  is lead by professional singer, Julija Zonic. Young singers will nurture healthy vocal technique, while  improving musical ear, pitch, and tone! For all levels

 

For more information contact OYES
info@ojaiyes.org
805-646-4300

To register at the door please call our office.

 

 

TECH CLASS

September 12, 2014

   

Taught by Megg Sicotte-Kelly

Ages 8-14
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30
JAN 28 – MAy 6 || Class Fee: $250

Learn the ropes of stage craft! Hands on crafting a set and working behind the scenes.  This fall, students will we part of the stage craft & backstage crew for our fall musical, Into The Woods! Students may also have an  opportunity to assist backstage during performances (optional).

 

For more information contact OYES
info@ojaiyes.org
805-646-4300

To register at the door please call our office.

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YOUTH IMPROV

September 12, 2014

 

Taught by John Medeiros

Ages 8-14
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30
JAN 28 – APR 29 || Showcase APR 29 || Class Fee: $175  Register Now

Lead by actor, John Medeiros.  Improv theater games and techniques playfully develop youth drama skills, creative problem solving and team-work abilities!  For all levels.

For more information contact OYES
info@ojaiyes.org
805-646-4300

To register at the door please call our office.

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