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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.

 

Class Descriptions

December 12, 2014

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Register Here for Seussical, Jr!

 

v2.techTECH CLASS – Stage Craft  – Register Now

Learn the ropes of stage craft!  Hands on crafting a set and working behind the scenes.  Assist backstage during performances (optional). || Ages: 8-14  || JAN 28 – MAY 6 || Wednesdays 3:30-5:30- Tuition $250

v2.filmFILM PRODUCTION – Register Now

Students will create a music video; conduct OYES interviews, do scene work, learn basics of screen acting and hands on experience behind and in front of the camera. Projects showcased at the OYES Main Stage. || Ages 9-18 || JAN 27 – MAR 17 || Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 || Showcase March 29 - Tuition $225

YOUTH CHOIR - Register Now

OYES Youth Choir is lead by professional singer, Julija Zonic.  Improves musical ear, pitch, and tone!  For all levels. || AGES 6-14 || JAN 29 – JUN 6 || Thursdays 5:15-6:15 || Showcase JUN 6 (Tickets $10) Class Fee: $60

v2.improvYOUTH IMPROV - 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. || AGES 8-14 || JAN 28-APR 29 || Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 || Showcase APR 29 - Tuition $175

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Children participate in a weekly class rehearsal and perform in a Seussical musical showcase performance.|| AGES 4-6 || JAN 21 – MAY 10 || Wednesdays; 3:30-4:15 || Showcase May 10 (Tickets $10) –  Tuition $285


Sunday Workshops

Live Puppet Theatre Workshop – Make a puppet and bring it to life through story.  Students create a variety of puppets; from sox to life-size.  Students learn to work with their puppet and create a live theatre experience. || AGES 7-18 || 3 Sundays; MAR 15th – 29th || 4pm-7pm ||  $135  Register Now

The Body Talks/Physical Theatre Workshop – Students will morph their bodies to tell a story and create a world of possibilities. Play with musical tones and enhancing movements. || Ages 7-80 || 3 Sundays; APR 12th-26th || 4pm-7pm ||  $135  Register Now

Young Adult Acting Workshop – Young actors build stage technique, stage presence, body movement, vocal qualities and practice cold reading. || Ages 11-20 || 8 Sundays; FEB 1-15 || 4pm-7pm ||  $285  Register Now

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Seussical Jr Spring 2015

November 28, 2014

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Seussical, Jr is loaded with music and dance, with lots of opportunities for solo and ensemble performances.  Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life in this fantastical story.

Ages 7-11 & 12-15 – Lions & Tigers Casts

Ages 4-6 – Tots Cast

Performance Company Cast (by audition)

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE


REHEARSALS

Choose a cast to join! – Class rehearsals start January 19th
  • Mondays, 3:00pm-5:00pm – LIONS CAST
  • Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm – TIGERS CAST
  • Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:15pm – TOTS
  • Mondays, 3:30pm-5:30pm – PERFORMANCE COMPANY CAST (by audition) 
AUDITIONS
Select your audition when you register.
  • Performance Company: JAN 13th, 3pm-5pm
  • Lions Cast: JAN 14th, 3pm-5pm
  • Tigers Cast: JAN 15th, 3pm-5pm 
 PERFORMANCE DATES
  • May 1st-3rd (Performance Company)
  • May 8th-10th Lions & Tigers & Tots casts

TUITION FEES

Youth Musical

  • $285 Early Registration (12/5-12/19)
  • $315 Regular Registration (12/13-1/10)
  • $350 Late Registration after January 10th

Tots Musical

  • $285 

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

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LEARN MORE:

OYES’ musical productions are lead by theatre enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to sharing their craft.  Each production is unique; providing varied opportunities for students to learn music, stage-blocking, new characters and general behind-the-scenes of being in a stage-production.

Who can join?

OYES’ Seussical, Jr is a tuition-based musical production, featuring an EASY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (once per week) intended to fit into the busy lives of your active family.  All registered students become a member of the cast!

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SEUSSICAL JR CHARACTERS INCLUDE:

HORTON THE ELEPHANT

GERTRUDE MCFUZZ

JOJO

MAYZIE LA BIRD
MR. MAYOR
MRS. MAYOR
SOUR KANGAROO
BABY KANGAROO
THE BIRD GIRLS
THE CAT IN THE HAT
THING 1
THING 2
THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS
THE WHOS
THE GRINCH
JUNGLE CITIZENS
YERTLE THE TURTLE
HUNCHES
CINDY LOU WHO
MAX THE DOG
VLAD VLADIKOFF
GENERAL GENGHIS KAHN SCHMITZ
…AND MORE!

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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NEW! YOUNG ADULT ACTING WORKSHOPS

September 10, 2014

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Workshops Taught by Kytriena Payseno

Ages 13-19
Sundays 4pm – 7pm
FEB 1st, 8th, 15th || Showcase FEB 15th || $135  Register Now

Actors will learn how to dig deep into text, character (Hagen, Misner and Stanislavski), and analysis. We build our stage technique, stage presence, body movement and vocal qualities; while practicing cold reading. We will explore soliloquies, Improv, ensemble building, poems and scenes around the theme of Valentine’s Day.

Wk 1: Building intuition and impulse pick out a sonnet/poem/song/scene and break it down

Wk 2: Block and work vocal/body technique

Wk 3: Run throughs, ensemble connection, and showing, 6pm

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

To register at the door please call our office.