FALL/WINTER MUSICAL 2019

OYES produces musical theater productions for varying 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 campus.  OYES’s after-school musical theatre and drama enrichment program operates similarly to an after-school dance, music, or sports program.  

Weekly rehearsals include drama exercises and games to build performance skills, and rehearsal time to learn music, staging, and choreography for the show.  

All participants registered in the program, receive a role in the production. Auditions for placement are held during the first week of production. 


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early reg until 9/2

STARTS 9/9

performances JAN 17-FEB 9

Tuition $385/$415

SPACE IS LIMITED! SIGN UP to WAITLIST IF CAST IS FULL.

Beauty and the Beast, Jr

INTRODUCTION -- Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

SYNOPSIS

ROLES/CHARACTERS

MUSIC

AUDITIONS General Information


AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS: SEPTEMBER 9-12

Book your audition spot at the time of registration

  • MON, Sept 10, 4pm-6:30pm - Lions Cast (Grade 2nd-5th, Age 7-11)

  • TUE, Sept 11, 4pm-6:30pm - Tigers Cast (Grade 2nd-5th, age 7-11)

  • WED, Sept 12, 4pm-6:30pm - Performance Co Cast (Grade 7th-12th, age 12-17)

  • THU, Sept 13, 4pm-6:30pm - Bears Cast (Grade 4th-7th, Age 9-12)


Please review the schedule carefully. Registration is by cast.

Choose a cast and book your audition at the time of registration.

LIONS CAST  (AGE 7-11) 

SEPT 16 - FEB 9

AUDITIONS: MONDAY, SEPT 9, 4pm-6:30pm

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Mondays

  • Time: 3:30-6:00pm

  • SOME THURSDAYS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

  • Saturday Rehearsals (required): 10/12, 11/02, 11/16, 01/11 (9am-12pm) 

  • Tech week rehearsals: Feb 3, 4, 5, 6 @  3:30pm-6:30pm (NO ABSENCES)

  • Performances: February 7, 8, 9

  • Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

 

TIGERS CAST (AGE 7-11) 

SEPT 16 - FEB 2

AUDITIONS: TUESDAY, SEPT 10, 4pm-6:30pm

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays

  • Time: 3:15-5:45pm

  • SOME THURSDAYS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS 

  • Saturday Rehearsals (required): 10/12, 11/02, 11/16, 01/11 (1pm-3pm) 

  • Tech rehearsals: Jan 27 @ 5:30-8pm, Jan 28, 29, 30 @ 3:30-6:30pm (NO ABSENCES)

  • Performances: Jan 31, Feb 1, 2

  •  Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets  

BEARS CAST (AGE 9-12)

SEPT 17 - JAN 26

AUDITIONS: THURSDAY, SEPT 12, 4pm-6:30pm

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Tuesdays

  • Time: 5:45pm-8:15pm

  • SOME THURSDAYS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS 

  • Saturday Rehearsals (required):  10/5, 10/26, 11/09, 12/14, 01/04  (9am-12:30pm) 

  • Tech rehearsals: Jan 20, 21 @ 5:30-8:30pm, Jan 22, 23 @ 4pm-8pm  (NO ABSENCES)

  • Performances: Jan 24, 25, 26 (Memorial Weekend) 

  •  Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

 

PERFORMANCE COMPANY CAST (AGE 12-17) 

SEPT 18 - JAN 19

AUDITIONS: WEDNESDAY, SEPT 11, 4pm-6:30pm

  • Weekly Rehearsal: Wednesdays

  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (NEW TIME)

  • SOME THURSDAYS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

  • Saturday Rehearsals (required):  10/5, 10/26, 11/09, 12/14, 01/04  (1pm-4:30pm) 

  • Tech rehearsals: Jan 13, 14 @ 6:00-9:00pm, Jan 15, 16 @ 5pm-9pm  (NO ABSENCES)

  • Performances: Jan 17, 18, 19

  •  Showtimes: Fri & Sat 6pm, Sat & Sun 2pm, $10 tickets

SCHEDULE


INFORMATION

Please Read Before You Register

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT - 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 or first rehearsal. 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 such as distributing posters, theater tidiness, concessions, box-office and more).  Volunteer deposits are fully refundable upon sign-up and completion of your volunteer commitment.

ABOUT CASTING - We’re here to enjoy the experience! Our goal is to provide participants the tools they need to participate in an ensemble, and have a fantastic time learning and growing in this group process. We aim to provide as much stage time as possible to every participant, and encourage our cast members to be part of an ensemble group no matter what role they are cast to play. The casting process takes into consideration various factors including presentations at audition, experience, training, passion, growth, commitment to rehearsals and practice, roles previously played, and last but definitely not least, the chemistry of the cast over all.

Storytelling in a musical often relies on the commitment, strength, and talent of the ensemble actors. In fact, you might say the story is fueled by the force of an energetic ensemble cast. We encourage all participants to embrace their casting in order to tell the story on stage!

The production team maintains the privilege of casting the show as they see fit, and intend to create a well-balanced cast.

CANCELLATION POLICY - Any cancellations must be made within 72 hours of registration in order to receive a refund of the tuition fees, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Tuition fees are non-refundable if registration is canceled 72 hours after the time of registration. 100% of tuition fees returned if classes canceled by  OYES.

Planning for the production is based on enrollment.  Participation in a musical production requires dedication to learning music, choreography, staging, and lines.  In extenuating circumstances or emergencies, credits and refunds are considered.


TUITION (Youth)

$385 Early / $415 after

Costume Fee: $35 (due at auditions)

Volunteer Deposit: $75 (Due at auditions. Returned upon completion of volunteer commitment)

  • Payment Plans - Payment arrangements in 2 or 3 installments available.

    • INSTRUCTIONS: Use code PAY2 (2 payments) or PAY3 (3 payments) when registering. Bring post dated checks to your audition dated: OCT 1 (payment/balance), NOV 1 (balance) Email registration@ojaiyes.org for more info.

  • Scholarships - Limited scholarships available for those who qualify. Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for an application. Applications due by AUG 25.

  • Waitlist - Space is limited. If a cast is full, please join the waitlist.

REGISTRATION

If there are no appointment times available, this may mean that the enrollment is full with a waitlist.

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The Story of Beauty and the Beast (Age 5-6)

This cast is the perfect age-set for children who are about to turn 5 years, age 6, or about to turn 7 but are too young or inexperienced for the Youth cast.

SEPT 25 - FEB 9

  • Weekly Rehearsals: Wednesdays

  • Time: 2:45-4:00pm

  • Showcase Performance: Sunday, February 9 @ 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 (TOTS)

$345

Costume Fee $35

Volunteer Deposit: $75

  • Payment Plans - Payment arrangements in 2 or 3 installments available.

    INSTRUCTIONS: Use code PAY2 (2 payments) or PAY3 (3 payments) when registering. Bring post dated checks to your audition dated: OCT 1 (payment/balance), NOV 1 (balance) Email registration@ojaiyes.org for more info.

  • Scholarships - Limited scholarships available for those who qualify. Please email registration@ojaiyes.org for an application. Applications due by AUG 25.

  • Waitlist - Space is limited. If a cast is full, please join the waitlist.

REGISTER HERE

If a cast is full, please join the waitlist - CLICK HERE

TOTS MUSICAL