October 23, 2021
December 10-19, 2021
Jan 2 thru May 1, 2022
June 3-26, 2022
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Welcome Back! (The Curtain Rises Again)
OCTOBER 23, 2021
The Curtain Rises Again! Join us at the Brooks for an evening of entertainment from some of your favorite OTC stars as we celebrate the re-opening of Live Theatre!
OTC’s first Main Stage audience in 18 months enjoyed performances from Luke Monday (OTC’s Red, Book of Mormon National Tour), Kalin Booker (OTC’s Sweet Charity), Bob Himlin (OTC’s Sweet Charity, Foxfire, and Man of La Mancha), Olivia Pence (Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha) and Audrey Eytchison (Sweet Charity), among others, as well as performances from some young performers from our Youth Outreach program. And there will be a special appearance by Shane Hall, award-winning Oceanside musician and director of OTC’s Music Series of concerts.
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
December 10-19, 2021
Based on the Charles Dickens classic
Return to the studios of WOTC radio once again as we broadcast the Charles Dickens classic tale of miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. An OTC original adaptation. Great fun for the whole family!
NVA PARTNERSHIP WITH OCEANSIDE THEATRE COMPANY
January 2 through May 1, 2022
New Village Arts will be in residence at Oceanside Theatre Company while NVA is undergoing a substantial renovation. This new partnership will allow NVA to reopen with a full season at an exciting new location, and will simultaneously introduce NVA to the OTC audience and OTC to the NVA audience.
FINAL DRAFT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
January 5 – 9, 2022
The dates and location of the Final Draft New Play Festival have changed.
For more information, visit: https://newvillagearts.org/final-draft-new-play-festival/
DESERT ROCK GARDEN
January 21 – February 20, 2022
The dates and location of Desert Rock Garden have changed.
For more information, visit: https://newvillagearts.org/event/desert-rock-garden/2022-01-21
Written By Roy Sekigahama
Directed By Albert Park
DESERT ROCK GARDEN is a fictionalized historical story of a young orphan and a Japanese immigrant who forge a friendship in the Topaz Relocation Center, one of the internment camps for Japanese and Japanese Americans that were established during World War II. Originally produced as part of NVA’s Final Draft New Play Festival, DESERT ROCK GARDEN is an unforgettable story of persistence and the importance of art in the most difficult of times. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and California Civil Liberties Program, DESERT ROCK GARDEN will be presented during the 80th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, in which President Franklin D Roosevelt created the Japanese-American internment camps, now known as the Day of Remembrance.
INTO THE WOODS
March 18 – May 1, 2022
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Eleven years ago, New Village Arts produced its first musical. Now, in the midst of our 20th season, NVA partners with Oceanside Theatre Company to return to the musical that started it all. INTO THE WOODS brings well-known fairytale characters to musical life. Interwoven through their tales is the story of a baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous witch. Stephen Sondheim’s songs, seamlessly melded to James Lapine’s text, are perfect expressions of the complications of living in modern society and the difficult choices we encounter on the paths of our lives. INTO THE WOODS will transform the Oceanside Theatre Company’s stage into a magic land where almost anything can (and does) happen.
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
June 3-26, 2022
By Jason Robert Brown
Co-Directors: Kevin “Blax” Burroughs and Julio Catano
Choreographer: Alyssa “Ajay” Junious
Music Director: William Ah Sing
Adapted from Teatro San Diego’s successful production streamed during the Covid-19 pandemic, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a gorgeous song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, composer of Parade, Bridges of Madison County, and The Last Five Years. Having the common theme of making a difficult and important decision, each song and performer represents a form of social injustice in America such as Feminism, White Privilege, Gender Equality, and Racial Justice.
OTCYA Summer Youth Camp Show
BYE BYE BIRDIE – YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION
August 5, 6, 7
Directed by Sharon Duchi and Anna Duchi
Choreography by Anna Duchi
Musical Direction by Sharon Duchi
Stage Manager: Nathan Waits
When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated… none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie can perform on television to a lucky fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim MacAfee declared the winner. But trouble ensues as no one anticipated the reaction of Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo.