Oceanside Theatre Company Replaces The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) with Alternate Holiday Programming
Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Theatre Company regrets to inform audiences that, due to recent world events, we have chosen to cancel our upcoming production of The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged.) The experience of our patrons, cast, and crew is our top priority, and we believe that in light of the current dynamics in the Middle East, the timing is not right for this production. In lieu of the canceled production, we hope audiences will join us for our upcoming December productions of La Pastorela on December 2 & 3, Seasons: A New Musical Song Cycle by Tyler Tafolla on December 8-10 and Blitzen’s Ball, A Holiday Variety Show on December 15-24.
December 2 at 7 pm, December 3 at 2 pm
Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts presents a Spanish language performance of La Pastorela or The Shepherds’ Play. Originating in medieval Europe as religious dramas and later brought to the New World and Alta California by the Spanish missionaries, La Pastorela recreates the long trek of those first shepherds to the holy site of the nativity. Directed by Soledad Escobedo, this family event is filled with humor and music.
Seasons: A New Musical Song Cycle by Tyler Tafolla
December 8 at 8 pm, December 9 at 2 pm & 8 pm, December 10 at 8 pm
Seasons: A New Musical Song Cycle by Tyler Tafolla is a song cycle of 18 original songs that tell the story of six friends who within the span of six years go through some of life’s major milestones. They chase careers, fall in and out of relationships, leave home, and transition into adulthood. With a mix of nostalgic introspection and 80’s rock, Seasons explores the bittersweetness of the changing seasons of life.
Blitzen’s Ball, A Holiday Variety Show
December 15-24; Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm & 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
Oceanside Theatre Company presents Blitzen’s Ball: A Holiday Variety Show featuring singing, dancing, storytelling, a lip sync battle, an ugly sweater contest, audience participation and more. Holiday song highlights include: “The Christmas Song,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” and “O Holy Night.” Directed by Kevin “Blax” Burroughs. Starring Mikaela Rae Macias, Kylie Young, Andrea Petsinger, Montse Cabrera, E.Y. Washington & Kevin “Blax” Burroughs.
About Oceanside Theatre Company
Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theater company operating the historic Brooks Theater in downtown Oceanside, is a focal point of the Oceanside California Cultural District. OTC’s mission is to produce professional theatrical productions for the entertainment and enrichment of the community, present educational opportunities in the arts for children and adults, and provide a safe, state-of-the-art public venue for expansion of artistic endeavors in North San Diego County and greater Southern California. OTC produces a four-show mainstage theater season, music series, comedy shows and other cultural events in its 198-seat main theater. It also hosts smaller performances and classes including poetry, improv, dance and various other events in the adjacent black box theater, Studio 219. Additionally, OTC is home to the Brooks Theater Gallery which presents rotating art exhibitions and artist open houses. An important part of OTC’s mission is inspiring and sharing the arts with local youth through the Youth Theater Arts Program, which includes after school drama camp in local elementary schools, Summer Theater Performance, Design and Technical Theatre Camps and Youth Theater Arts Outreach in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside during the school year. To learn more visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.