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Spring 2016 Once On This Island

November 5, 2015

YOUTH IMPROV & CHORUS GO HERE!

 

GREAT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR KIDS! |

MUSICAL: Once On This Island, Jr

YOUTH age 7-15|| EXTENDED Audition JAN 20|| START JAN 18th

TOTS age 4-6 – Starts 1/27

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A HEART-WARMING CARIBBEAN INSPIRED MUSICAL  based Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale of love —  From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime and Seussical) — 8 TONY nominations, including Best Musical, Book and Score!

This full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.

OYES’ youth theatre program encourages CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND FUN! QUESTIONS: email daena@ojaiyes.org Call 805-646-4300

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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!

RENT (OCT 2-25)

August 1, 2015

 

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RENT

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

Admission $20 (For mature audiences.  Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).  Tickets available at www.oyesRent.BrownPaperTickets.com Or call the 24/7 ticket hotline 800-838-3006

Directed by Kytriena Payseno | Musical Direction by David Gorospe | Choreography by Morgan Healy & Kytriena Payseno | Produced by OYES and Artistic Director, Krista Kim

Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, RENT  tells the unforgettable story of a group of young artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today.  “Measuring their lives in love,” they strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.  RENT is Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, and the seventh longest-running show in Broadway history.  OYES has coordinated with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids organization for this event, to raise funds and join in an effort to spread awareness.


REVIEW BY Robert Townsend, Producer/Actor/Director

“As a filmmaker, I have worked with some of the top A-List talent in Hollywood, from Beyoncé to Halle Berry.  When I went to see this production of Rent by the OYES Theatre I didn’t know what to expect, but then as I watched the production I felt like I was watching fine New York theatre. This production of Rent is well directed, well choreographed and it features a cast of future Broadway stars. If you want to get your theatre fix check out this production of Rent.”  


 

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

Click here to see WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST 

OYES theatre has gathered actors from in and around the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and LA areas, creating a diverse cast of players to bring Jonathan Larson’s rock-opera to life. Leading the cast is Matthew Wells (Spring Awakening, NoHo Arts Center) playing documentary filmmaker Mark Cohen. Jason Koch (Rubicon Theatre’s King Lear, Hamlet) and Christian Watts (Wild Party, Out of the Box Theatre Company) will share the role of Mark’s roommate and struggling musician, Roger. Rogers’ love interest, Mimi, has been double cast and will be played by Kirsten Hoj (West Side Story, Rubicon Theatre) and Sophie Holt (singer/songwriter, Hotel Cafe L.A.). Paulina Logan (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Glendale College) and Cassidy Von Kronemann (Peter Pan, Oxnard PAC)  will take on the role of performance artist Maureen, and sharing the role of Maureens’ lover, Joanne Jefferson, are Shylah Ray (singer/songwriter, Ojai) and Ari Batake Cohen (The Drowsy Chaperone, Rubicon Theatre).  Sebastien Montgomery (Shrek, Ojai Art Center) will play drag queen, Angel and A.J. Herrera (Sweeney Todd, Ventura College) will play his lover, Tom Collins. Rounding out the cast is Lucas Caliri (West Side Story, Rubicon Theatre) playing the role of landlord Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III and a strong ensemble cast of OYES theatre veterans and fresh new faces to the Ojai performing arts scene;  Roxanne Abell, Madeleine George, Hannah Comstock, Amanda Russ, Erin Snett, Darbii Bauguss, Avery Colborn, Gavin Floyd, Chris Clark, Matt Roy, and Dustin Hibbard.

Book, Music and Lyrics by JONATHAN LARSON

Over the course of its groundbreaking 12-year New York run, RENT transformed the definition of musical theatre — and changed Broadway forever.  With book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, RENT is an imaginative retelling of the classic Puccini opera, La Boheme.  Set in New York City’s gritty East Village, Larson’s rock-opera tells the unforgettable story of a group of young artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today.  “Measuring their lives in love,” they strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.  

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 THANKS ~ OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION RAFLLE SPONSORS

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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

 

HOLIDAY CONCERT 12/11-12

November 10, 2015

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

A celebration of world music and Holiday music  and cheer hosted by Julija Zonic and Smitty West. OYES Youth Choir and Rockin’ It Old School accompanied by The Fifth Dementia Orchestra.

 

Friday, December 11th

7pm

Saturday, December 12th
2pm
Admission $10

Buy tickets for Voices of Ojai Holiday Concert

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

**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

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids

July 15, 2015 - July 11, 2014

DVDs & CAST PHOTOS

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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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