SPRING 2018

OYES produces musicals, quadruple cast, in different age groups (4-6, 7-11, 12-17). These are fully realized productions that perform on the OYES Youth Center Stage at the Ojai Valley Community Church.  Auditions for placement take place the first week of the program.   Each production offers an opportunity to explore a skill for mastery.  Participants of our spring production of The Pirates of Penzance Jr will explore improv, dialects, diction, literary devices of patter, rhyming, and alliteration. 


Musical Production

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TOTS & YOUTH 

Ages 4-6

Ages 7-11

Ages 12-17

 

early reg until 2/22

STARTS 2/26

performances May 18-JUN 10

Tuition $335/$355

The Pirates of Penzance, JR!

INTRODUCTION -- From the tales of Captain Jack Sparrow to Captain Hook, pirate stories have swashbuckled their way into the heart of the arts. Preceding the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the well-loved Captain of “Peter Pan,” is the musical operetta, which premiered in 1879 to critical acclaim, “The Pirates of Penzance!”

Set on the rocky coast of Cornwall, England, The Pirates of Penzance JR begins with a band of pirates celebrating the birthday of one of their own, Frederic, who has reached his 21st year. Having served  his time with the pirates, he decides to strike off on his own. Soon drama and hilarity ensue with comic confusion and vivid song as pirates, maidens, and a very modern Major General come to terms with duty and delight!

The Pirates Of Penzance JR is a light, comic introduction to the work of Gilbert and Sullivan.  The wit and whimsy of their classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility, and boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history!   A wonderful opportunity to act, sing, and take the stage as a pirate, a maiden, or a major Major General! -- Join us for this swashbuckling adventure story, told through song!

AUDITIONS

Auditions for placement take place in the presence of the directors/instructors only. Audition song and instructions provided upon registration. Recommended:  1-minute monologue in addition to the audition song in your BEST British accent.  Be prepared to move and have fun!

***Bring your calendar to auditions. Rehearsal schedule conflicts are required at the time of auditions***

 

AUDITION DATES: FEB 26 - MAR 1

  • Mon - Feb 26 | 4-6:30pm - Lions Cast (Grade 2-6th, age 7-11)
  • Tue - FEB 27 | 4-6:30pm - Tigers Cast (Grade 2-6th, age 7-11)
  • Wed - Feb 28 | 5:30-8:00pm - Performance Company (Grade 7th-12th, age 12-17)
  • Thu - Mar 1 | 4-6:30pm - Bears Cast (Grade 3rd-6th, Age 9-12)

 

REGISTRATION BY CAST

 

LIONS CAST  (AGE 7-11)  

MAR 5 - JUN 10

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Mondays
  • Time: 3:30-6:00pm
  • Saturday Dance & Music Calls:  3/24 (1pm-3pm)
  • Tech week rehearsals: June 4, 5, 6, 7 @ 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Performances: June 8, 9, 10
  • Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

REGISTER NOW

 

TIGERS CAST (AGE 7-11)

MAR 6 - JUN 3

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays
  • Time: 3:30-6:00pm
  • Saturday Dance & Music Calls:  3/24 (11am-1pm)
  • Tech week rehearsals: May 29, 30, 31 @ 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Performances: June 1, 2, 3
  • Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

REGISTER NOW

 

BEARS CAST (AGE 9-12)

MAR 6 - JUN 3

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday Dance & Music Calls:  3/24 (9am-11am)
  • Tech week rehearsals: May 21, 22, 23, 24 @ 6pm-9pm
  • Performances: May 25, 26, 27 (Memorial Weekend)
  • Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

REGISTER NOW


 

PERFORMANCE COMPANY CAST (AGE 12-17)

MAR 7 - MAY 26

  • Weekly Rehearsal: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:00-8:30pm
  • Saturday Dance & Music Calls:  3/24 (9am-11am)  
  • Tech week rehearsals: May 14, 15, 16, 17 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Performances: May 18-20
  • Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

REGISTER NOW


TUITION

$335.00 Early/ $355 After February 24 

Additional fees/deposits: Costume Fee $35; Volunteer Deposit: $75

  • Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org. 
  • Space is limited. If cast is full, please sign-up for waitlist via registration@ojaiyes.org  
  • Limited scholarships available for those who qualify. Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for an application. Applications due by February 22. 

 

VOLUNTEER POLICY

OYES is a nonprofit organization supported by a team of volunteer participation.  A refundable volunteer deposit check in the amount of $75 will be due at your audition. To join the volunteer team, parents sign up for at least one "Volunteer Spot" (volunteer leadership opportunities as well as easy one-time-only spots). Volunteer deposits are fully refundable upon sign-up and completion of a volunteer spot. 


TOTS Musical ~ Pirates! (Age 4-6)

MAR 14 - Jun 10

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays
  • Time: 2:45-4:00pm
  • Showcase Performance: Sunday, June 10 @11am

Children participate in a weekly class rehearsal -- learning music, staging, and playing theatre games. Rehearsals culminate in a showcase performance! No audition required for Tots cast. 

 

Tuition

$325

Additional fees/deposits: Costume Fee $35; Volunteer Deposit: $75

  • Payment plans available.  Please email registration@ojaiyes.org
  • Space is limited. If cast is full, please sign-up for waitlist via registration@ojaiyes.org  
  • Limited scholarships available for those who qualify. Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for an application. Applications due by 2/22/18

 

VOLUNTEER POLICY

OYES is a nonprofit organization supported by a team of volunteer participation.  A refundable volunteer deposit check in the amount of $75 will be due at your audition. To join the volunteer team, parents sign up for at least one "Volunteer Spot" (volunteer leadership opportunities as well as easy one-time-only spots). Volunteer deposits are fully refundable upon sign-up and completion of a volunteer spot. 

 

"It's 'Galavant' on stage! It's Monty Python meets Pirates of the Caribbean. A classic comedic musical jaunt set in the Victorian era - adapted for kids! What fun!" ~ OYES Artistic Director, Daena Santoyo