OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Upcoming classes

FAME – Fall 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)
    AUDITION SONG: Learn and memorize your audition song!  Have fun, and be ready to sing with the karaoke track for auditions.
    Audition tracks for FAME JR on YouTube 
    1. VOCAL TRACK https://youtu.be/g0EeFtcm_RE

    2. INSTRUMENTAL TRACK: https://youtu.be/DWaB42bZmWU

    3. In addition to their vocal audition, students can prepare 30-seconds of dance or movement choreography to the FAME JR audition track.  They are also welcome to show us some of their moves without music!
 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.

Fall 2015 Class Descriptions

TECH CLASS

Learn the ropes of stage craft!  Hands on crafting a set and working behind the scenes.  Assist backstage during performances (optional).

Ages: 8-14

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm

DATES: 9/23-11/18  (9 weeks + performance weekends/tech rehearsals)

Tuition $250

YOUTH CHOIR 

OYES Youth Choir is lead by professional singer, Julija Zonic.  Improves musical ear, pitch, and tone!  For all levels.

 AGES 7-14  (Tickets $10) 

Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm

DATES: 9/24-12/10 (11 weeks + 2 showcase performances)

SHOWS: 12/11 at 7pm + 12/12 at 2pm

Tuition $45

YOUTH IMPROV 

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

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

DATES: 9/30-12/9 (10 weeks – Showcase/demonstration final class)

Tuition $165

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TOTS Musical Theatre 

Children participate in a weekly class rehearsal and perform in a musical showcase performance.

AGES 4-6

Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm

DATES: 9/16-11/18 (10 weeks + showcase performance)

SHOW: Sunday, 11/22 at 11am

(Tickets $10) –  Tuition $285


YOUTH CHORUS

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Taught by Julija Zonic

YOUTH CHORUS

OYES Youth Chorus is lead by professional singer, Julija Zonic.  Improves musical ear, pitch, and tone!  For all levels.

 AGES 7-14  (Tickets $10) 

Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm

DATES: 9/24-12/10 (11 weeks + 2 showcase performances)

SHOWS: 12/11 at 7pm + 12/12 at 2pm

Tuition $45

 REGISTER HERE

OYES Youth Chorus  is lead by professional singer, Julija Zonic. Young singers will nurture healthy vocal technique, while  improving musical ear, pitch, and tone! Showcaes performances joined by Rockin’ It Old School Senior chorus and backed by LIVE BAND the Fifth Dementia.  This course provides stage, mic, vocal, performance technique. 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

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Taught by Claire Cleary & Megg Sicotte-Kelly 

TECH CLASS / Stage-Craft

Learn the ropes of stagecraft!  This class features introduction and hands-on experience with theatre technology, lighting design, sound design, scenic design and painting.  Perfect for all levels of experience. This Fall, students will we part of the stage craft & backstage crew for our fall musical, FAME Jr!

Ages: 8-14

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm

DATES: 9/23-11/18  (9 weeks + performance weekends/tech rehearsals)

Tuition $250

 REGISTER HERE

 

WELCOME CLAIRE CLEARY TO OYES! 

The class will feature hands-on crafting a set and working behind the scenes with Claire Cleary.  Claire has been doing technical theatre for 15 years. In high school and college she has stage managed multiply productions, set built, programmed lighting consoles and lighting designed over 45 different shows.  Claire studied lighting design at The Theatre School at DePaul University and technical theatre at Ventura College.  Claire is currently working with Nordhoff’s drama and dance depts, as well as Besant Hill’s musical productions.

 

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

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Taught by John Medeiros

YOUTH IMPROV 

AGES 8-14

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

DATES: 9/30-12/9 (10 weeks – Showcase/demonstration final class)

Tuition $165

 REGISTER HERE

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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Seussical Jr Spring 2015

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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!

FILM PRODUCTION

Students of our Fall 2014 Film Production Class entered their OYES projects into Ojai Film Societies Young Filmmakers Competition.   Film projects must be reviewed before being accepted into the competition.  Nate Schmidt (OYES, Film Production Class) received a Merit Award for his film titled, Nate’s Party Central.   (Read more about the Ojai Film Societies Young Filmmakers Competition)

Congratulations!

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OYES Film Production class will return in the Fall of 2015!

 

AGES 9-18

JAN 20 – MAR 17

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 || Showcase MAR 29 || Class Fee: $225 – Register Now

In this exciting new class, 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 on the movie screen at the OYES Main Stage!


 

NEW! YOUNG ADULT ACTING WORKSHOPS

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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.

 

Adult Improv Ensemble

Lead by John Medeiros

Join the fun as we produce and stage improv, original sketch comedy, and short classic comedies from the likes of Neil Simon, Tom Eyen, Christopher Durang, Stephen Dietz and more.

COME JOIN US!

  •  Monday nights from 7:30-9:30pm.
  • Writers, Actors, and Improv Performers are all welcome, but you must be 18 and over to participate!
  • $10 to join/first class is free

WHAT IT IS
The class is intended to help the actor or improviser approach performance from a centered, organic place, and practice being fully present and genuine from moment to moment. The class teaches confidence, creativity, being in the now, relationships, creative living, group mind, being open to receive, saying yes, and above all, humor and fun!

SCHEDULING AND ADDITIONAL INFO
The class is ongoing, so that students may join at any time. The fee for the class is $10 per session. FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

THE INSTRUCTOR
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!
AT Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES)
316 East Matilija Avenue,
Ojai, CA 93023

For more information, call the offices at OYES and speak to Megg Sicotte-Kelly

805-646-4300 or email Megg@ojaiyes.org

 

ADULT ACTING

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ADULT ACTING WORKSHOPS 

For adult actors or individuals who would like to explore the art of acting. The classes will explore classic and modern texts, and experiment with monologues and scenes. Actors will focus on technique, and learn to follow impulses. 

Classes are lead by Kytriena Payseno, BA Theare, MFA Acting

Available in 2 sessions, or as a full 6-week course with a final showcase.  Choose a single 3-Sunday session, or register for both with a discount.  

Scenes + Monologues3 Sundays, MAR 15, 22, 29, 7:30-9pm – $135

Scenes, Monologues, + tech rehearsal and showcase3 Sundays, APR 12, 19, 26, 7:30-9pm – 135

FULL 6-week Course: $235

Register Here