COVID-19 may have forced OTC to suspend our live on-stage productions, but we will continue to produce online content for you, our audience, until this national health emergency has passed and we can once again present on the Brooks stage in front of a live audience.
Stream Our Library of Past Online Performances:
Donna Orbits The Moon
A FILMED PLAY READING
by Ian August
Streamed October 2-5, 2020 and Oct. 9-12
Something is not quite right with Donna: She’s a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a minor celebrity to all the bake sale planners in town, but something is making her spacey, and she’s not sure what it is. Therapy is out of the question and church isn’t the place to share one’s distress. Donna will need to pass through space and through time—all the while listening to an unlikely voice—and try to break free from her gravitational pull to learn just how she can land.
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Robert Parker: From Inspiration To Improvisation
On Saturday, July 18th at 7:00pm, Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company presented Robert Parker in a live show as a THANK YOU for our Donors and Sponsors.
Robert shows how he takes inspiration from sounds and rhythms in the world around to create fascinating and entertaining piano improvisations. He performs a palate of improvisation, classical, jazz, country, standards, and pop bringing audiences on a musical journey with his piano.
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Jack & Benny Lipson
and Jonathan Pinson
On Saturday, June 20th, Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company presented Nina Herzog, featuring Jack & Benny Lipson and Jonathan Pinson, in an online concert event!
Chanteuse Nina Herzog (The Swan Princess, Salvage) tours a century of popular song with pianist Jack Lipson, bassist Benny Lipson, and drummer Jonathan Pinson. From Berlin to Bernstein to Bergman, this quartet examines music’s perennial power to stir and unify its listeners.
Robert Parker: A Mother’s Day Concert
On Sunday, May 10, pianist extraordinaire Robert Parker performed in a special Mother’s Day concert exclusively for patrons and supporters of Oceanside Theatre Company.
Award-winning pianist and graduate of the Drake University Instrumental Music Department, Robert Parker has been performing professionally for four decades on record as well as in concert. Fond of memorable melodies, dynamics, chord textures, and driving rhythms derived from classical and jazz experiences from within the string section of orchestras (st. bass, violin), big bands (st. bass, piano) and country (piano), and concert bands (bass horn, st. bass). Known for a solid left hand and classically fueled cadenzas or a gentle touch when coaxing the heart into ballads, his style is dynamic and memorable. Having performed on, produced, and scored (strings, horns, vocals) countless recordings in the field of country music, the Iowa native is also known for his ground-breaking weekly appearances in the early 80s on the country variety TV show, Ozark Opry.
On April 24th Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company presented CALLBACK QUEEN, a live, online concert event. Fresh off the Broadway national tour of The Book of Mormon, West Coast native Luke Monday proudly presents CALLBACK QUEEN. Based on his real-life experiences in show biz, CALLBACK QUEEN weaves together Monday’s hilarious audition stories with iconic songs from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Moulin Rouge, and more.
A live, online staged reading of a new play by Casey Tibbitts
“Faith takes love. Faith takes trust. Faith takes patience… Faith takes WORK.”
On April 2nd, Scripps Ranch Theater and Oceanside Theatre Company presented an online staged reading of local playwright, Casey Tibbitts’ Quiet Cross, the story of one devout mother’s struggle to deal with her family’s very skeptical modern views. When crises arise, she finds herself forced to choose between the family she loves and the church she reveres, and to face her own painful past.
Written by Casey Tibbitts
Cast includes Susan Clausen, Ted Leib, Fred Harlow, Olivia Hodson, Hailey Andrews, Kylie Acuña and Jill Drexler.