OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Spring into Summer Intensive — MAY 21-JUN 15

May 19, 2016

THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN! Kids Acting and Charlie Brown Musical have moved to Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

RSVP registration@ojaiyes.org  or 805-646-4300

Kids Acting 
with Casey Robbins

Tools of the Trade with Casey Robbins

  • Recommended for Ages 10-16
  • Tuesday & Thursdays – NEW DATES 
  • 3pm-5pm
  • May 24, 26, 31 | June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
  • $215 (Bundle with Charlie Brown $395)
Every young actor needs a toolkit for auditions, movement, scene study, improv and acting! This 4-week intensive packs in a variety of youth drama and musical skills.  Culminates in a showcase! FIVE FUN STARS!
·       Auditions, Scene study, Monologues, Voice training, and Stage Movement
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Charlie Brown Review ~ Mini-Musical
with Casey Robbins

Musical Review with Casey Robbins    

  • Recommended for Ages 7-14
  • Class rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays – NEW DATES
  • 5pm-6:30pm
  • May 24, 26, 31 | June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
  • Tuition $215 (Bundle with Kids Acting $395)
 Play on the stage with scenes and songs in a Charlie Brown mini- musical review!     Exercises in voice, movement, and acting technique. Showcase performance.
Body Talks
Physical Theatre Workshops
with Kytriena Payseno
  • Recommended for Ages 8-14
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • May 28 & 29
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tuition: $90 (or $55 per day)
Students will morph their bodies to tell a story and create a world of possibilities. Play with musical tones and enhancing movements. Mini-showcase.
Clowning, Movement and Miming
with John Medeiros
  • Recommended for Ages 8-14
  • Wednesdays
  • May 18, 25 | June 1, 8 (4-week introduction)
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Tuition $55 (Bundle with Dialects 2 $90)
 A movement based class with pantomime, improv, miming, and professional clowning for young actors. Culminates in a  showcase performance.  (Enrichment for homeschool students.)
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  • Recommended for Ages 10-16
  • Mondays
  • May 23 | June 6, 13
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Tuition: $45 (Bundle with Clowning, Movement and Miming $90)
Students gain knowledge and skills in storytelling through the many dialects of the English language.  Fun and enriching experience tailored for young actors!

Registration@ojaiyes.org
Payment plans available.
Limited scholarships available for those who qualify.
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OJAI YOUTH ENTERTAINERS STUDIO
316 E. Matilija Street | Ojai, CA 93023 | Ojaiyes.org
“Preparing Ojai’s Youth For Life’s Stage!”

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It’s SHOWTIME! Once On This Island, Jr – MAY 6-15

April 27, 2016

 

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Set in the mystique of the French Antilles archipelago in the Carribbean Sea, this beloved musical weaves elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. With almost non-stop dance and music, Once On This Island, Jr., lights up the stage with the tale a young peasant girl who uses the power of love call upon the forces of the gods to wield her future and affect the divide of an Island with two different worlds and social classes.

Directed by Daena Santoyo
Assistant Director Megg Sicotte-Kelly

SHOWTIMES

TIGERS CAST (Youth Performances): May 6, 7, 8
Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2:30pm

LIONS CAST (Youth Performances): May 13, 14, 15
Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm

TICKETS

Select Seating $12
(First come, first serve seating in the first 2 rows A & B)

General Seating $10
(First come, first serve seating in rows C through G)

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IMPORTANT – OYES TICKETING POLICY
We have been selling out performances (HOORAY!) Please read our ticket policy:

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. ALL 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. LATE SEATING MAY NOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

Once On This Island Jr! May 6-15 2016 from OYES Presents on Vimeo.

 

OJAI WINE WALK – Wine Tasting for a good cause!

April 12, 2016

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OJAI WINE WALK

WINE TASTING BENEFIT EVENT

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 5pm-9pm 

 10 WINE TASTINGS

10 SHOP & GALLERY LOCATIONS

10 SELECT WINERIES

SOUVENIR GLASS

KIDS NIGHT OUT (kids care movie & pizza night provided)

$45 WINE WALK PASS ($55/door)

TOUR: Ojai Arcade & Plaza

CHECK-IN: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES), 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai, CA 93023

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www.ojaiwinewalk2016.eventbrite.com 


Ojai Wine Walk Tour – This fun evening out for adults will take guests on a sunset wine-tasting tour through Ojai’s charming Arcade Plaza.  Wine tastings will take place at 10 Arcade shop locations along the Arcade route and feature tastings by 10 local and imported wineries.  All guests of the Ojai Wine Walk benefit event are invited to gather after the tour at The Vine, located at 308 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA.

This fundraising event shall benefit the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES). OYES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering enrichment courses in youth drama and performing arts, entertainment for all ages.

Check-in Location: OYES | 316 E. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023 | 805-669-8045

Ojai, CA – Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Ojai, California is a breath of fresh air. Ideal for romance, relaxation, culinary and outdoor adventures, Ojai is a place where one-of-a-kind takes on a new meaning. Charming boutiques, art galleries, bistros and wine tasting rooms are located in Ojai Village — within walking distance of several hotels and inns.

More Information at www.ojaiwinewalk.com

KIDS MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT AT OYES — SPACE IS LIMITED!

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SATURDAY APRIL 16th
 — 5:30pm Drop-off /8:30pm Pick-up
 
  • DROP YOUR KIDS OFF AT OYES AND GO WINE-TASTING -Drop off by 6pm latest

Time: 5pm-8:30pm 

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

Kids “movie & pizza” night including theatre games and entertainment will be available with purchase of your Ojai Wine Walk pass. Reservations required. Maximum 2 reservations per pass purchase. Space is limited.

PURCHASE HERE

A CHILD LEFT BEHIND

March 28, 2016

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

One father and son’s personal journey along the Autism Spectrum and a dramatic response to the LA Times “Value-added” teacher rating.

Alan Aymie’s critically-acclaimed, A CHILD LEFT BEHIND will be seen for two performances on Saturday, April 9th (7 pm) and Sunday, April 10th (2 pm), 2016 as part of Aymie’s month-long series of performances (30 in 30) to raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.  Tickets are $25 dollars and each performance features a post-performance “Talk-back” with the playwright and various health professionals specializing in Autism Spectrum related issues.

 

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LA WEEKLY PICK OF THE WEEK

“Compelling…. Aymie proves first rate…!” – LA TIMES

           “Thrilling…. Crackles with energy..!” -Mad Theatrics

  “Beautifully paints a world..!” – Culver City News

                  “A superior stage performance!” – Stage Happenings

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WHEN:
Saturday, April 9th, at 7pm
Sunday, April 10th at 2pm
Tickets $25

Buy tickets for A Child Left Behind

In celebration of Autism Awareness month of April.  #AChildLeftBehind #AutismAwareness

LEARN MORE about ALAN AYMIE

WHERE:
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
316 E. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-4300 | info@ojaiyes.org

Events | Spring 2016

February 20, 2016

NOW SHOWING – MAY 6th-15th 

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR

A Broadway Junior Musical presented by Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Tickets $10 General Seating, $12 Select Seating

For tickets and showtimes visit www.oyesisland.brownpapertickets.com

 


 

Oyes calendar of events March, April, May, 2016

  • Sunday, March 13th — Ojai Valley Improv Show — drop-in after Ojai’s Farmers Market!
  • Sunday, March 20th — Patrick Mureithi Concert – Touring the California Coast —  www.PatrickMureithi.com
  • Weekend, April 9th & 10th – A Child Left Behind, with Alan Aymie — Touring weekend production of LA TIMES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED  SOLO PERFORMANCE!
  • Saturday, April 23rd — Ojai Shimmy Fest (belly dance festival) – An Ojai tradition and now a fundraiser for OYES!
  • Weekends, May 5th-15th — Once On This Island, Jr — A Broadway Junior Musical Production
  • Tuesday, May 17th —  The Peter Brotzmann Jazz Quartet In Ojai
  • Weekend, May 27th & 28th — Youth & Senior Choir Performances with Julija Zonic and Smitty West & Rockin It Old School Choir

 

MARCH

COMEDY: Improv Show! 

Date: Sunday, March 13

Time: 2:00pm

Tickets $10 at the door

After the Ojai Farmers Market ~ Ojai Valley Improv hits the stage with improv comedy show.  For general audiences. Not recommended for small children under the age of 5.  90-minute show. Proceeds benefit the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio


CONCERT: Patrick Mureithi

 

Date: Sunday, March 20

Time: 6:00pm

Tickets: $10

316 E. Matilija Street

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-646-4300

www.PatrickMureithi.com

Patrick Mureithi is a Kenyan singer-songwriter who lives in Springfield, Missouri, USA.  His album, This I Believe, is a collection of songs that are influenced by Folk, Delta Blues and Reggae. Concert  features music and storytelling from his life and making of his documentaries in Kenya and Rwanda.  More at www.PatrickMureithi.com #ThisIBelieve

 


APRIL

“A Child Left Behind”

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Date: April 9 & 10

Time: Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm

Tickets $25

Venue: OYES Theatre

316 E. Matilija Street

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-646-4300

Buy tickets for A Child Left Behind

A critically-acclaimed solo performance about special needs, public education and every man’s first teacher. In celebration of Autism Awareness month of April. Written and performed by Alan Aymie.  Directed by Paul Stein. www.alanaymie.com #AChildLeftBehind #AutismAwareness


1st ANNUAL OJAI WINE WALK 

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EVENT DETAILS at www.ojaiwinewalk.com

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location:  Ojai Arcade and Plaza. Check-in at OYES Theatre

316 E. Matilija Street

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-669-8045

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Enjoy the charm of Ojai’s Arcade at sunset on the Ojai Wine Walk tour.  Wine tastings will take place in retail locations and feature local and imported wine selections. This year, the OWW will benefit Ojai’s Youth Entertainers Studio.  Kids Care “movie night” provided at OYES theatre for the event.  Proceeds will benefit the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio.  www.ojaiwinewalk.com  #OjaiWineWalk


Festival – Ojai ShimmyFest!

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Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 1pm – 6pm / 7pm – 10pm

Venue: OYES Theatre

316 E. Matilija Street

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-669-8045

Contact: k.knapic@yahoo.com

Ojai’s exciting festival of Middle Eastern dance and music featuring Tribal and traditional belly dance showcases, vendors, music and a nighttime cabaret of mesmerizing Belly Dance performances! Tickets 1pm-6pm $10.  7pm-10pm $20.  Ojai Shimmy Fest will be donating proceeds to Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio. #OjaiShimmyFest

REGISTER and/or  PURCHASE TICKETS for this event.


MAY

“Once On This Island, Jr”

Date: May 5th – 15th

Venue: OYES Theatre

316 E. Matilija Street

Ojai, CA 93023

Phone: 805-646-4300

www.oyesisland.brownpapertickets.com

A HEART-WARMING CARIBBEAN INSPIRED MUSICAL from the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.  Youth performances for all ages!  Tickets $10.  Reserve your seats at www.oyesisland.brownpapertickets.com #OYES #IslandMusicalOyes


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DATE OF EVENT: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EVENT NAME: The Peter Brotzmann Quartet In Ojai

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: An evening with European jazz musicians, playing for the people of Ojai.

TICKET PRICES: $20.00

 

It’s SHOWTIME! Once On This Island, May 6-15

April 27, 2016

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Set in the mystique of the French Antilles archipelago in the Carribbean Sea, this beloved musical weaves elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. With almost non-stop dance and music, Once On This Island, Jr., lights up the stage with the tale a young peasant girl who uses the power of love call upon the forces of the gods to wield her future and affect the divide of an Island with two different worlds and social classes.

Directed by Daena Santoyo
Assistant Director Megg Sicotte-Kelly
SHOWTIMES

TIGERS CAST (Youth Performances): May 6, 7, 8
Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2:30pm

LIONS CAST (Youth Performances): May 13, 14, 15
Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm
TICKETS
Select Seating $12
(First come, first serve seating in the first 2 rows A & B)

General Seating $10
(First come, first serve seating in rows C through G)

IMPORTANT – OYES TICKETING POLICY
We have been selling out performances (HOORAY!) Please read our ticket policy:

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. ALL 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. LATE SEATING MAY NOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

The 39 Steps

December 3, 2015

Presented by The 3 Masketeers

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December 4th-20th
Fridays at 8pm (No show December 11th)
Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm (No matinee show Dec 12th)
Sundays at 2pm

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of laughs and intrigue!

General Admission: $15
SPECIAL 2 for $20 at the door for all matinee shows

VENUE:
OYES Theatre
316 E. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA 93023

 

FAME, JR! 11/6-22

October 19, 2015

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FAME JR – YOUTH PERFORMANCES

“I’m gonna live forever!”

Performance Company:  November 6th, 7th, 8th
Friday 6pm, Saturday 1pm & 5pm, Sunday 2pm

Tigers Cast: November 13th, 14th, 15th
Friday 6pm, Saturday 1pm & 5pm, Sunday 2pm

Lions Cast: November 20th, 21st, 22nd
Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday 2pm

TICKETS $10 – General Admission (for all ages)

 

IMPORTANT — OYES TICKETING POLICY:

PLEASE NOTE – NO REFUNDS. 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 AND 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.  LATE ARRIVALS MAY NOT BE ACCOMMODATED — Please arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes prior to show start in order to receive the best seating experience. Wheelchair access and seating is available.


TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH WWW.oyesfame.BrownPaperTickets.Com


About The Show

A part of the Broadway Junior Collection — The pop-culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives on forever!

Conceived and Developed by David De Silva

Book by Jose Fernandez             

Lyrics by Jacques Levy                  

Music by Steve  Margoshes               

Title Song “FAME” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore        

FAME — An unmistakable title from the unforgettable film! Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, Fame JR. is the bittersweet and inspiring story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work.  Packed with candor, humor, and insight, and a contemporary pop-score and the HIT SONG Fame JR!

Class Descriptions

August 12, 2015

YOUTH Musical Theatre — REGISTRATION CLOSING  SOON!  AUDITIONS JAN 12-15 (Special extension to JAN 20th for those who qualify) ~ SIGN-UP

Youth participate in a musical production.  Weekly class rehearsals culminate in a weekend of performances on the OYES main stage.  Participants receive instruction for vocal and physical warm-ups, theatre games, stage and musical direction.  Performances are open to the public and tickets for all shows are $10/$12.

AGES 7-11 and 12-15

TOTS Musical Theatre — STARTS JAN 27 ~ SIGN-UP

Taught by Rachel Hunt. Children participate in a weekly class rehearsal and perform in a musical showcase performance on the OYES main stage.

AGES 4-6

YOUTH CHOIR — STARTS JAN 28 ~ SIGN-UP

OYES Youth Choir is Taught by professional singer, Julija Zonic.  Improves musical ear, pitch, and tone!  Special performance opportunities in addition to finale showcase choir performance with live band. For all levels.

Ages: 7-15

YOUTH IMPROV — STARTS FEB 3 ~ SIGN-UP

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

Instructor, John Medeiros, holds an a BFA in Theatre from UCSB, and has been in various commercials, films, plays, and other projects. John has been a member of various improv groups, including Ventura Improv Company, Straight Up, The Jimmy Mooks, and Ojai Improv Group.  John currently teaches improv at OYES and is the artistic director of Ojai Valley Improv.

Youth Ages 8-13   |   Teens Age 14-17

TECH CLASS (resumes in Fall 2016)

Stagecraft: Hands on crafting a set and working behind the scenes.

Lighting Design: Lessons in basic lighting design, taught by Claire Cleary

Sound Design:  Lessons in special effects sound and operation taught by Megg Sicotte-Kelly and Adam Dunn

Assist backstage during performances (optional).

Ages: 8-14


**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