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FAME – Fall 2015

August 17, 2015

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TOTS MUSICAL Ages 4-6 

YOUTH MUSICAL Ages 7-17

Fall session starts September 8th, 2015 – SCROLL down to read About The Show


REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

(Choose a cast to join)
  • LIONS CAST – AGE 7-11: Mondays, 3:00pm-5:00pm +  ( Wed, 11/18, 4pm-6pm dress rehearsal)
  • TIGERS CAST – AGE 7-11: Tuesdays, 3:30pm-5:30pm + (Wed, 11/11, 4pm-6pm dress rehearsal)
  • TOTS CAST – AGE 4-6:  Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:15pm
  • PERFORMANCE COMPANY – AGE 12-17 (younger students accepted at discretion of director): Mondays, 5pm-7:30pm
    Performance Company will require additional rehearsal dates in the month of October +  (Tues 11/3 5:30-8pm, Wed/Thu 11/4-5 3:30-6:30pm dress rehearsals)
AUDITIONS
Select your audition time when you register.
  • Performance Company: SEPT 8th, 3pm-5pm
  • Lions Cast: SEPT 9th, 3pm-5pm
  • Tigers Cast: SEPT 10th, 3pm-5pm 
  • Tentative all cast sing a-long Sept. 11th 3-5 (TBA)
 PERFORMANCES
  • Performance Company: November 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Tigers Cast: November 13th, 14th, 15th
  • Lions Cast: November 20th, 21st, 22nd
  • Tots Cast:  November 22nd (corrected date)

TICKETS TO ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE $10/$12

AVAILABLE THROUGH WWW.BrownPaperTickets.Com


YOUTH PROGRAM TUITION FEES

Performance Company, Lions Cast, Tigers Cast

  • $285 Early Registration (July 27-August 7th)
  • $315 Regular Registration (August 8- September 4th)
  • $350 Late Registration after September 5th

TOTS PROGRAM TUITION FEES

  • $285 July 27-Sept 4th
  • $315 Late Registration after Sept 4th

 REGISTER HERE


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COSTUMES: 

OYES does not guarantee provision of costumes.  Some costumes, accessories and make-up purchases will be required for performances.


 

About The Show

A part of the Broadway Junior Collection

FAME – An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film and television franchise, Fame The Musical, inspired generations to light up the sky like a flame! Now this global phenomenon has been adapted for younger performers with Fame JR.

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, Fame JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.

With candor, humor, and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today and a contemporary pop-score (which includes the hit song), Fame JR. is an ideal musical for young performers.

RENT (10/2-25)

August 1, 2015

Buy tickets for RENT

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RENT

October 2nd to 25th
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 2:30pm & 7pm
Sundays at 3pm

Admission $20
(Recommended for age 14 and up.  Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Directed by Kytriena Payseno, OYES’ production of RENT will feature a live rock-orchestra lead by Musical Director, David Garospe and performed by a talented cast of both familiar and fresh faces to the Ojai performing arts scene.


IMPORTANT – OYES TICKETING POLICY

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  OYES THEATRE IS A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SEATING FACILITY.  PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY SO YOU MAY FULLY ENJOY YOUR LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.

ALL PRE-PURCHASED/WILL-CALL TICKETS MUST BE CLAIMED BY START OF SHOW (showtime). ANY TICKETS NOT CLAIMED BY START OF SHOW WILL BE RELEASED TO GUESTS ON OUR WAITING LIST.

Wheelchair access and seating is available.  Please arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to show start in order to receive the best seating experience.

 


Book, Music and Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON

Jonathan Larson’s revolutionary rock-opera, RENT, is an imaginative retelling of the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme set in New York City’s gritty East Village.  RENT tells the unforgettable and timeless story of a group of starving artists, who, despite poverty and illness, learn to fall in love and find their voices, brings a universal message of hope for everyone. — Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize. RENT with Book, Music and Lyrics by the late Jonathan Larson, has made a lasting mark on Broadway with songs that rock and a story that really resonates. 


MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL

With the permission of the Jonathan Larson Estate, this version of RENT has been adapted for use in schools and other producing organizations. While retaining the dramatic intent of this groundbreaking musical, minimal changes have been made to language and one song [“Contact”] has been deleted.

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway

By Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon And New York Theatre Workshop

 

 

 

**SPECIAL EVENT**

August 10, 2015

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Ojai Deer Lodge will host a special fundraising event for the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) on August 17th at 7pm to support their upcoming production of Jonathan Larsons rock-opera, RENT. The Ojai Deer Lodge is located at 2261 Maricopa Highway, Ojai, CA.Teaming up with the Songwriter Showcase at the Ojai Deer Lodge, this event will feature original music by Sam Morris, Bernie Larsen + TD Lind (Tim Arlon), Maclovia and Jeff Uzzel!

Poseidon Brewing Co. will be providing an amazing selection of craft beers never before poured in Ojai. This will be a total tap-takeover with all 11 taps dedicated to Poseidon brews! $1 from every draft beer purchase will be donated to the play, so come thirsty and sample all Poseidon Brewery has to offer! In addition, there will be

free appetizers courtesy of the Deer Lodge and a raffle with
over $1,300 worth of amazing prizes donated by businesses in our gracious community.
Raffle Items graciously donated by:
 
Brenton T. Butler at Montgomery Barber Shop

The Ranch House Ojai
Ojai Valley Inn & Sp

NoSo Vita
Love Heals Jewelry
Michael Saidman Said of Ojai Artisan Woodworkers
Bradley Buley of Ojai Music Works
The Capri Ojai
The Ojai Beverage Company
Bolt and Arrow
The Vine
Arrow Heart Yoga

SHOWTIMES & TICKETS for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids

July 15, 2015 - July 11, 2014

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OYES Presents Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids

YOUTH PERFORMANCES – ONE WEEKEND ONLY

This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS, which features songs from the beloved film, including “Once Upon a Dream,” accompany fun new songs like “Maleficent!” and “A Little Magic Now” to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of audiences.

SHOWTIMES 

Friday, July 24 @ 6pm – YOUTH & TOTS CAST
Saturday, July 25 @ 1pm – YOUTH & TOTS CAST
Saturday, July 25 @ 4pm – ***YOUTH ONLY CAST***
Sunday, July 26 @ 1pm – YOUTH & TOTS CAST

IMPORTANT – Wheelchair access and seating is available.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show start in order to receive the best seating experience.

Tickets $10

 

IMPORTANT – OYES TICKETING POLICY

We have been selling out performances (HOORAY!) Please read our ticket policy:

ALL PRE-PURCHASED/WILL-CALL TICKETS MUST BE CLAIMED BY START OF SHOW (showtime). ANY TICKETS NOT CLAIMED BY START OF SHOW WILL BE RELEASED TO GUESTS ON OUR WAITING LIST.  OYES THEATRE IS A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE SEATING FACILITY.  PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY SO YOU MAY FULLY ENJOY YOUR LIVE THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.

IMPORTANT – Wheelchair access and seating is available.  Please arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to show start in order to receive the best seating experience.

 

 Music and Lyrics by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,

George Bruns and Tom Adair, Winston Hibler and

Ted Sears, Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence

Music Adapted and Arranged and

Additional Music by Bryan Louiselle

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler

Based on the 1959 Disney film “Sleeping Beauty”

and the story “Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”

by Charles Perrault

 

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

***AUDITION NOTICE*** RENT – School Edition

June 19, 2015

RENT School Edition: Audition Notice

AUDITIONS FOR MALE ACTORS!

THURSDAY
JULY 30th


TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION


CONTACT

KAT PAYSENO
805-901-4130

RENT

A musical in 2 acts: Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Based on Puccini’s La Bohème. Rated PG-13.

Produced by: Krista Kim

Directed by: Kytriena Payseno

Musical Director: David Gorospe

Choreographed by: Kytriena Payseno and Morgan Healy

Auditions:

When  –  July 20th & 21st, 3-6pm and July 22nd & 23rd 6-9pm

Where  –  OYES, 316 Matilija, Street, Ojai, CA. 93023

Who  –  All ethnicities, Ages 14 and up.

What  –  Prepare 16 bars of an upbeat authentic pop/rock/gospel song to sing without piano, or bring CD, phone, MP3 Player or Ipod. Strictly no musical theatre or country western tunes! Bring a headshot and resume. Also be prepared to fill out an audition application.

How  – Call to book an audition through Kytriena Payseno 805-901-4130

Call Backs:

There will be Call Backs on Tuesday July 28th, 5-8pm. Wear dance clothes, bring water and be prepared to sing some songs from the show.

 Performances:

Oct 2nd-25th

Friday’s- 7pm

Saturday’s- 2:30 & 7pm

Sunday’s- 3pm

 Synopsis:

The story integrates contemporary music and dance to tell an emotional tale about a community of young artists who celebrate life while struggling to make it in New York’s East Village. Based on Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT is a modern day story of love and loyalty that utilizes pop, rock ‘n roll, R&B and Latin, to single-handedly reinvigorate Broadway. It focuses on the lives of Mark, a film-maker, whose girlfriend, Maureen, a drama queen performance-artist-turned-lesbian, leaves him for another woman, Joanne who is an attorney. Mark lives with his roommate Roger, a struggling musician who just wants to write “one great song” before he dies of AIDS. One day he meets Mimi, an S&M dancer also with AIDS, and who is addicted to heroin. They fall in love. Mark and Roger’s ex-roommate Tom Collins, a philosopher, who has just returned from M.I.T meets and falls in love with Angel, a Latino street-drummer/drag queen. They also have AIDS. Mark and Roger are continuously hounded by their ex-roommate Benny, who is now their extremely wealthy landlord begging them for the rent. It focuses on a year in their lives, and their struggles of paying the rent, eviction, death, drugs, and living one day at a time.

 List of Characters:

Mark Cohen: A struggling Jewish-American documentary filmmaker and the narrator of the show. He is Roger’s roommate (and also once Collins’, Maureen’s, and Benny’s); at the start of the show, he was recently dumped by Maureen.

Roger Davis: A once-successful but now struggling musician and ex-lead singer and rock guitarist who is HIV positive and an ex-junkie. He hopes to write one last meaningful song before he dies. He is having a hard time coping with the fact that he, along with many others around him, knows that he is going to die. His girlfriend, April, killed herself after finding out that she was HIV positive. He is roommates with Mark.

Mimi Márquez: A Hispanic-American club dancer and drug addict. She lives downstairs from Mark and Roger, is Roger’s love interest, and, like him, has HIV. She is also Benny’s ex-lover.

Tom Collins: An anarchist professor with AIDS. He is described by Mark as a “computer genius, teacher, and vagabond anarchist who ran naked through the Parthenon.” Collins dreams of opening a restaurant in Santa Fe, where the problems in New York will not affect him and his friends. He was formerly a roommate of Roger, Mark, Benny, and Maureen, then just Roger and Mark, until he moves out.

Angel Dumott Schunard: A young transgender woman and street percussionist with a generous disposition, who has AIDS; Collins’ love interest.

Maureen Johnson: A performance artist who is Mark’s ex-girlfriend and Joanne’s current girlfriend. She is very flirtatious and cheated on Mark (presumably with Joanne). Larson considered Maureen a lesbian, despite her relationships with men, and he specifically identified her as “lesbian” in the script itself.[17]

Joanne Jefferson: An Ivy League-educated public interest lawyer and a lesbian. Joanne is the woman for whom Maureen left Mark. Joanne has very politically powerful parents (one is undergoing confirmation to be a judge, the other is a government official).

Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III: Landlord of Mark, Roger, and Mimi’s apartment building and ex-roommate of Mark, Collins, Roger, and Maureen. Now married to Alison Grey of the Westport Greys, a very wealthy family involved in real estate, and he is considered a yuppie scum and a sell-out by his ex-roommates. He at one time had a relationship with Mimi.

Mrs. Cohen: Mark’s stereotypical Jewish mother.

Alexi Darling: The producer of Buzzline, a sleazy tabloid company that tries to employ Mark after his footage of the riot makes primetime.

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson: The wealthy parents of Joanne Jefferson

Mrs. Davis: Roger’s confused mother

Mrs. Marquez: Mimi’s Spanish-speaking mother

Mr. Grey: Benny’s father-in-law who wants to buy out the lot.

The Man: The local drug dealer whom Mimi buys from and Roger used to buy from.

Paul: The man in charge of the Life Support group.

Gordon: One of the Life Support members.

Steve: One of the Life Support members.

Ali: One of the Life Support members

Pam: One of the Life Support members

Sue: One of the Life Support members. As notated in the script by Larson, the roles of all of the Life Support members are encouraged to take on the name that someone in the cast (or production) knows or has known to have succumbed to AIDS. In the final Broadway performance, Sue is renamed Lisa.

Squeegee Man: A homeless person who chants “Honest living!” over and over during “Christmas Bells”.

The Waiter: A waiter at Life Cafe.

The Woman with Bags or Homeless Woman: A woman who attacks Mark for trying to help her during “On the Street”.

The Preacher or The Pastor: The Preacher kicks Collins out of the church because he can’t pay for Angel’s funeral.

Junkies, Leap of Faith Back-ups, Homeless, Bohemians and Vendors

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ImproVStand-up! Jun 20

June 8, 2015

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Comedy – Live Band – Stand-up – Bar 

Featuring Ojai Valley Improv + The Catalytics

All proceeds benefit the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Saturday, June 20

7:30pm – Bar Open

8:00pm – Show

After-party & Music

Tickets: $15

The Catalytics: Paul Weaver: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica John Medeiros: lead guitar, vocals Nick Sinclair: Drums Cory Highberg: Bass

All proceeds benefit the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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

More Info: megg@ojaiyes.org

THE OJAI VALEY IMPROV TROUP produces and stages improv, original sketch comedy, and short classic comedies from the likes of Neil Simon, Tom Eyen, Christopher Durang, Stephen Dietz and more.  OVI is lead by Actor, John Medeiros.

JOHN MEDEIROS has been acting for over 25 years. He holds an a BFA in Theatre from UCSB and studied with Theatersports and The Groundlings, and has been in various commercials, films, and plays. John has been a member of various improv groups, including Ventura Improv Company, The Crackerjacks, Straight Up, The Jimmy Mooks, and Ojai Valley Improv.

Monday Night Improv Class at Oyes in Ojai! - Learn More about adult Improv classes at OYES

A CHILD LEFT BEHIND – COMING SOON

May 28, 2015

A Child Left Behind is a critically-acclaimed solo play about special needs, public education and every man’s first teacher. Written and performed by Alan Aymie.  Directed by Paul Stein.

COMING SOON TO OYES (rescheduled from June 2015)
Tickets $20 – Available soon at BrownPaperTickets.com
VENUE:
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
316 E. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-4300 | info@ojaiyes.org
LEARN MORE about ALAN AYMIE
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OYES Funding Campaign

May 1, 2015

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You can make a choice today that will make a difference in your community tomorrow!

—June 23, 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.

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—May 23, 2015

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

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


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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.

 

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