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Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Upcoming camps

Summer Camps 2017

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SIGN-UP for SUMMER CAMPS!
Ages 7-15  |  MON-FRI Available 9am-5pm

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GleeCamp  |  Performing Arts camp where students rehearse and perform their favorite music.  Daily workshops include rehearsals, vocal and physical warm-ups, choreography, and team building.  Group and solo numbers. Culminates in a showcase performance!
  • JUNE 19-23 
  • MON-FRI  |  9am-12pm
  • Showcase Performance: Friday 6/23 at 6pm | Tickets $10 

$185

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WeDevise | Collaborative theatre project! Students devise a unique story as a group or with a partner.   Builds skills in communication, acting, improv, and team building! Daily workshops and rehearsal culminate in a showcase performance!
  • JUNE 19-23
  • MON-FRI  |  2pm-5pm
  • Showcase Performance: Friday 6/23 at 6pm / Tix $10

$185

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On-Camera Acting & Auditions

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BodyTalks  | Physical Theatre Workshops!  Students learn the art of expression and storytelling through music and movement.  Drama games and exercises build skills in body awareness and actors instincts.  Daily rehearsals culminate in a showcase performance.

  • JUNE 26-30
  • MON-FRI  |  2pm-5pm 
  •  Showcase:  Friday 6/30 at 5pm

$185

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GAP CAMPS | Theatre Arts & Drama Workshops —  Fun filled, entertaining and enriching workshops NOON-2pm.  Lunch break, puppetry, pantomime, outdoor activities, drama games, scenic painting. Includes Wednesday PIZZA LUNCH
  • JUNE 19-23
  • JUNE 26-30
  • MON-FRI | 12pm-2pm 

$95/week

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SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
ANNIE, KIDS! 
JULY 10-30    |  JULY 17-AUG 6
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OYES’ youth drama programs encourage CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND FUN!

Payment plans available.  Please inquire.

QUESTIONS: email registration -at- ojaiyes.org

 

ANNIE, Kids – Summer 2017

 

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OYES produces musicals in three different age groups (4-6, 7-11, 12-18). Camp finale performances are shown on the OYES Youth Center Stage at the Ojai Valley Community Church.  Auditions for placement take place the first day of the camp. Everyone who registers for the musicals will be in the show!

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Broadway Junior Musical: Annie, Kids! |Summer 2017

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


ANNIE, KIDS and SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE – please read carefully!


CAMP INFO

One of the world’s best-loved, Award-winning musicals — Annie, KIDS! Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Youth Ages 7-15  |  Tots Ages 4-6

Participants in this three-week intensive camp will gain skills in voice training, dance instruction, improv & theatre games, acting skills, and have lot’s of fun!

 

YOUTH CAMP A  (Co-directed by Kytriena Payseno and Daena Santoyo)

  • Ages 7-15
  • JULY 10-30
  • MON-FRI
  • 9am-12:30pm

Performances July 28, 29, 30

 

YOUTH CAMP B (Co-directed by Cassie Kelso and Kytriena Payseno)

  • Ages 7-15
  • JULY 17 – AUG 6
  • MON-FRI
  • 1pm-4:30pm

Performances August 4, 5, 6

Performances: Fri 6pm, Sat 2pm and 6pm, Sun 2pm

 

TUITION:  $325.00 Early/ $355 After June 18th

Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for more information.

 

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TOTS CAMP ~ ANNIE

 Instructors: Marin Valerio and Kimberly Rogers, Daena Santoyo

Children play drama games and rehearse songs and a scene from Annie, Kids! Tots will perform with Youth Camp A cast performances.  Space is limited.

  • Ages 4-6
  • July 10-30
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 9am-12pm

Performances July 28, 29, 30

Friday 6pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 2pm  |  Tickets $10

TUITION:  $295.00 Early / $315 After June 18th

Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for more information.


LOCATION

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

OVCC Youth Center

907 El Centro Street, Ojai, CA 93023

 

CASTING and AUDITIONS – Please Read!!

Auditioning is not meant to be an intimidating experience. It is an opportunity to share your talents in a safe environment!

Please remember to prepare your heart in the event that you do not receive your role of choice.   ALWAYS remember: We are rooting for you! We want you to shine!!!

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SPRING BREAK 2017

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CAMP 1 | SHORT FILM PRODUCTION (Age 12-18)

MON-FRI 9am-12pm

6 unforgettable days!  This camp will teach the participants acting techniques for film and television based on Alexander Schottky’s many years of experience. We will write, shoot, and edit several short films with the participants throughout the 6 day workshop. This will be a great experience for young aspiring actors and filmmakers!

Projects professionally edited and uploaded online for easy sharing with friends and family!

Alexander Schottky (Instructor) has a long and successful career as a television and film actor in Germany. He won several awards for his role as Dr Pfund in the German TV show “Nikola” which ran for 9 seasons from 1996-2005. He founded and operated SchauspielK ids Inc. – a TV and Film acting school for children and young adults in Germany from 2002 to 2007 and he was the director of the acting department of FilmSchool Asia in the Philippines in 2008 before moving to Los Angeles.

$225

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CAMP 2 | ON-CAMERA AUDITIONS (Age 12-18)

MON-FRI 12:30pm-2pm

Get ready! This camp will teach young actors how to audition on-camera; cold reads, commercial auditions, casting room, etiquette, preparation and more.  Auditions in the Casting Room will be filmed!  (Students must be able to read).  

John Medeiros is an actor, director, and instructor with a BFA in Theatre from UC Santa Barbara.  John Medeiros is an experienced commercial actor, in addition to working in film, directing and performing on stage, and the Artistic Director of Ojai Valley Improv.

$155

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CAMP 3 |  CREATIVE FILM (Age 10-16)

MON-FRI 2pm-5pm

This camp focuses on developing creative film projects: Interviews, music videos, skits and more! Campers enjoy working in front of the camera to create their own film projects.  Projects will be edited and posted online to share with friends and family. Sign-up with a friend!

Kytriena Payseno holds her B.A. in Theatre and Literature from The Metropolitan University of Denver, and her M.A. in Acting from The University Essex in England.

Projects professionally edited and uploaded online for easy sharing with friends and family!

$215

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CAMP 4 |  THEATRE ARTS CAMP (Age 7-12)

TUES-FRI 9am-12pm (4 days)

4 exciting half-day drama workshops filled with warm-up and theatre games, exercises in scene study and acting for stage, and “Body Talks” movement (with music).  Participants must be able to read.  Taught by Kytriena Payseno.

Kytriena Payseno holds her B.A. in Theatre and Literature from The Metropolitan University of Denver, and her M.A. in Acting from The University Essex in England.  Kytriena toured with The Denver Civic Theatre for 7 years, and Kaiser Permanente Theatre Education Program. Kytriena works as an actress, director and theatre educator teaching in local community theatres and schools.

$165

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CAMP 5 |  TOTS THEATRE (Age 4-6)

MON, WED, FRI 9am-10:30am (3 workshops)

3 special workshops of theatre games, music, movement, costumes and characters!  Children get their start in theatre with these fun workshops just for tots.  SPACE IS LIMITED / Taught by Makay Fouchi and Daena Bleu Santoyo

$85

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Thanksgiving Camps 2016

November 13, 2016

Enrolling now! Camps for November 21-23, 2016

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NOVEMBER 21-23, 2016

Please reserve your spot in advance!  Camp descriptions below. 

SCHEDULE

THANKSGIVING CAMPS AGE DAYS TIME FEE
CAMP1
The Practice 8+ TUES 10am-1:00pm $75
The Godfather (Shakespeare) 8+ WED 10am-1:00pm
CAMP 2
Body Talks 7+ MON, WED 2:30-5:30 $75
Playing With Drama 7+ TUES 2:30-5:30
CAMP3
Create Your Own Monologue 10+ MON, TUE, WED 1:00-2:30 $55
CAMP 4
Dr Who Drama Club 10+ MON, TUES, WED 1:00-2:30 $55
CAMP 5 – TOTS
TOTS Theatre Play Time 4-6 MON, TUES, WED 10:00-11:30 $55

10% DISCOUNT WHEN ENROLLED IN TWO OR MORE CAMPS. 

Younger students accepted at the discretion of the instructor.

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DRAMA CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

CAMP 1 ~ The Practice & The Godfather (Shakespeare) – A part of The Actor’s Toolbox

The Practice (Contextual Techniques): This workshop is about the text. We look for clues from modern/classical text and research to develop a character. Through several acting theories we will learn how to pick up a text, understand and perform the chosen text with confidence. This workshop is perfect for those who are beginners or experienced actors. This workshop also helps to gain audition skills. Must be able to read. Taught by Kytriena Payseno

The GodFather (Shakespeare): This workshop will introduce the actor to Shakespeare’s legacy in poetry and drama. Participants will learn about the secret code Shakespeare left for the actor, and what makes this man so important 400 years later. Must be able to read.  Taught by Kytriena Payseno

CAMP 2 ~ Body Talks & Playing with Drama – A Part of the Actor’s Toolbox

Body Talks (Physical Theatre/Stage Movement): This workshop is all about listening to our bodies, and following our impulse. Through physical exercises participants will learn to unleash the body, and just let the body move. Through this exploration, participants learn to tell a story with no words. Taught by Kytriena Payseno

Playing with Drama- (Creative Drama): This workshop is all about playing, literally we will play theatre games all day. Actors need to play to get the creative juices following! Taught by Kytriena Payseno

CAMP 3 ~ Write Your Own Monologue: In this workshop you will step into the shoes (or paws or claws) of your favorite character from a movie, television or stage show, and provide your own creative twist! Learn the art of writing a monologue in the voice of a character you know pretty well… or do you?  Delve into the possibilities of your characters past, present or future — write and perform an original monologue to tell their story! Taught by Jennifer Brown

CAMP 4 ~ Dr. Who Drama Club: Together we will create an original Dr. Who skit inspired by the stories of The Doctor. Together, participants will explore some of the infinite possibilities and arcs of The Doctor’s journey and come up with our own original scene to play!  This camp is a mix of fan club, writers club, and drama club.  DWDC will be guided by Daena Bleu Santoyo

CAMP 5 - Tots musical camp – Children play and learn drama games in this fun introduction to theatre, with imaginative play, music and movement! Taught by Rachel Hunt

 

Sign Up! 

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Disney’s Aristocats, Kids – SUMMER CAMP 2016

June 6, 2016

PARENTS/CAST MEMBERS:

Music Download Link: https://we.tl/huviKnNGCu

Tickets Link: www.oyesaristocats.bpt.me 


 

MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP 2016

Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney’s stage adaptation of the animated classic motion picture! 

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This summer OYES presents Disney’s Aristocats, Kids.  Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney’s enchanting stage adaptation of the animated film classic. What’s a cat to do? Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure will have audiences tapping their feet to its cool, jazzy beat with a score that include the Disney favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.”

Youth Ages 7-15  |  Tots Ages 4-6

Participants in this three-week intensive camp will experience vocal training, dance instruction, improv & theatre games, acting skills, and have lot’s of fun!

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YOUTH CAMP

  • Ages 7-15
  • JULY 11-29
  • MON-FRI
  • 9am-1pm

Performances July 29, 30, 31

JOIN US AT OUR NEW LOCATION: 

OVCC Youth Center Stage | 907 El Centro St, Ojai, CA 93023

OVCC is centrally located, just a few minutes from downtown Ojai and easy access to Ventura and Santa Barbara

TUITION:  $299.00 Early/ $325 After June 20th (includes costume fee)

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TOTS CAMP with Rachel Hunt

  • Ages 4-6
  • JULY 5-28
  • TUE & THU
  • 10am-12pm

Performances July 29, 30, 31

TUITION:  $265.00 Early / $295 After June 20th (includes costume fee)

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GLEE CAMP – SUMMER CAMP 2016

June 1, 2016 - July 11, 2014

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GLEE CAMP with Kytreina Payseno

  • Ages 7 and up
  • Mon. – Fri
  • 9am-12pm
  • June 27– July 1st
  • *Showcase Performance at 5pm, Fri. July 1st – Tickets $10
  • Tuition $195

LOCATION:  Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Avenue

Glee Camp returns this summer with Director and Choreographer, Kytriena Payseno, leading a special one-week performing arts workshop. All participants will sing and perform solo and ensemble works that will be rehearsed, choreographed, and perform in a showcase on Friday, July 1st at 5pm

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!

Tuition $195

 Save your Spot!  https://www.paypal.me/oyes

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YOUTH IMPROV CAMP – SUMMER 2016

May 25, 2016 - July 11, 2014

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Youth Improv Camp

  • Ages 8-14
  • Tue–Fri   9:00am – 10:30am
  • July 5-8
  • Tuition $95

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

Tuition $95

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The camp will be led by OYES Instructor and Actor, John Medeiros.  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.

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Spring into Summer Intensive — MAY 21-JUN 15

May 5, 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

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  • 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
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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.
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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.)
Fun with Dialects 2 with John Medeiros  |
  • 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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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, TOTS SUMMER CAMP

TOTS Production Board – Parent INFO

FRI JULY 24th – 9:45am – CALL TIME FOR TOTS (10am-12pm rehearsal)

TOTS PERFORMANCE CALL TIMES & SHOW TIMES

July 24th, Call time 4:30, Showtime 6pm

July 25th, Call time 11:30, showtime 1:00  (no tots at the 4:00 show)

July 26th, Call time 11:30, showtime 1:00

TICKETS $10

BUY TICKETS:  Buy tickets for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids

OYES TICKET POLICY We’ve been selling out shows! PLEASE READ

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.  TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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.

 


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A Three Week Musical Theater Experience for TOTS

  • TOTS AGES 4-6
  • Mon, Wed, Fri
  • 9am-10:30am
  • July 6-26 (Performances 7/24-26 – Tickets $10)
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: 6/24 @ 6pm, 6/25 @ 1pm & 4pm, 6/26 @ 1pm
  • Tuition $195

This summer OYES will be producing Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids. Tots participants in this three-week camp will have fun learning music, theatre games and joining our Youth program for performances!  Performances will take place July 24, 25, 26. Tickets will be $10.

 

he camp will be led by OYES Artistic Director, Krista Kim.  Kim has a B.A. in Music Education from James Madison University where she studied voice. She served as the Arts and Enrichment Coordinator for The Friends of West Hollywood Elementary School where she directed and coordinated their productions of Annie, Aladdin and Alice In Wonderland.

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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids – SUMMER CAMP 2015

PRODUCTION BOARD – PARENT INFO

DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, KIDS (YOUTH & TOTS CAMPS)  

TICKETS:  Buy tickets for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids

DRESS REHEARSALS

YOUTH: 9am-12pm, Thursday & Friday (7/23-24)

TOTS: 10am-12pm, Friday (7/24)  9:45am – CALL TIME FOR TOTS (10am-12pm rehearsal)


FOR PERFORMANCES:

YOUTH CALL TIMES: 2 hours before showtime

TOTS CALL TIMES: 90-minutes before showtime

PERFORMANCE CALL TIMES & SHOW TIMES

July 24th, Call time 4:00, Showtime 6pm

July 25th, Call time 11:00, showtime 1:00pm  & 4:00pm (no tots at the 4:00 show) – Break for snack between shows

July 26th, Call time 11:00, showtime 1:00


IMPORTANT – OYES TICKET POLICY We’ve been selling out shows! PLEASE READ

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.  TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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.


 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Costume, set,prop information: email megg@ojaiyes.org

Tuition,payment questions: email Jamie@ojaiyes.org

Absences, scheduling and rehearsal, ticketing info: email daena@ojaiyes.org

Issues concerning your child email Krista@ojaiyes.org

Show Day Materials and Attire:

• Shoes to go with character

• leotard, biker shorts/tee shirt (or something similar)

to be worn underneath costume

• Water bottle/ possibly lunch and dinner


 

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids Summer Camp!

A Three Week Intensive Musical Theater Experience

  • YOUTH Ages: 7-15
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9am – Noon
  • Camp July 6 – July 26 (Performances 7-24-26 – Tickets $10)
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: 6/24 @ 6pm, 6/25 @ 1pm & 4pm, 6/26 @ 1pm
  • Tuition $250.00 / $285 After June 19th
  • TOTS AGES 4-6
  • Mon, Wed, Fri
  • 9am-10:30am
  • Camp July 6-26 (Performances 7/24-26 – Tickets $10)
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: 6/24 @ 6pm, 6/25 @ 1pm & 4pm, 6/26 @ 1pm
  • Tuition $195

This summer OYES will be producing Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Kids. Participants in this three-week intensive camp will experience vocal training, dance instruction, acting skills, and production techniques.