Calendar of Events

Real Hearts Give Fundraising Reception for “Next to Normal”

Real Hearts Give Fundraiser before “Next to Normal” in Studio 219 including appetizers, drinks, and raffle. The mission of Real Hearts Give is to lift the spirit of underserved youth in our community so they may thrive. The organization raises funds to provide need-based scholarships to youths in our community.

Footloose The Musical – Sunday Matinee

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the adjustment period at his new high school. But he is not prepared for the rigorous laws and edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him and his mother. Set to the rocking rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Footloose The Musical – Saturday Night

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the adjustment period at his new high school. But he is not prepared for the rigorous laws and edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him and his mother. Set to the rocking rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Footloose The Musical – Friday Night

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the adjustment period at his new high school. But he is not prepared for the rigorous laws and edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him and his mother. Set to the rocking rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Live Comedy Taping with James P. Connolly

James P. Connolly has appeared on Netflix, America’s Got Talent, Dry Bar Comedy, and can be heard daily on SiriusXM Comedy. He attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship and while serving in Desert Storm was ordered to write jokes for his Colonel. Arriving in Hollywood, James began to perform at LA’s major comedy venues and soon popped up on television, commercials, and in small films. James brings his 25+ years in comedy to the OTC for a night of Stand Up, so come on out for laughs with JPC and some of SD finest comics! Taping Disclaimer: By attending this event you understand that you consent to the filming and recording of your likeness for potential use in the above project.

API Experiences in Oceanside

API Experiences in Oceanside, hosted by Daja Marks, seeks to illuminate and honor the multifaceted experiences of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Oceanside. By incorporating diverse artistic disciplines such as film, dance, poetry, and music, the show seeks to create a powerful and authentic portrayal of the API experience, celebrating resilience, diversity, and the shared humanity that transcends racial and cultural boundaries.

Theatre Tech Camp

Learn about the technical aspects of live theater from the Oceanside Performing Arts Center Coordinator & Technical Director including lighting and sound. Opportunity to work tech during the performances of Footloose July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21.

Instructor: Nate Cargill, Technical Director at Oceanside High
Ages 12-19 – Two weeks
July 1 – July 12, 2023 (no camp on July 4th)
Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers
Cost: $200, plus a $30 materials fee

Design Camp

Discover how theater design brings a stage production to life! Color, space, line, texture – all the artistic elements and more are explored and used. Design campers learn about set design, lighting design, prop design and costume design, with the opportunity to actually use their skills on Footloose,  the Summer Youth Theater musical production.

Instructor: Carol Naegele, cnaegele@oceansidetheatre.org
Ages 12-19
June 17 – June 28, 2023
Monday through Friday, 9 am to Noon
Limited to 15 Campers

Cost: $200, plus a $30 materials fee 

Week 1:   
  • Costume design. Students will learn why costumes are one of the most important designs for a production, how to use color, line, shape and other artistic elements for costuming, how to use fabrics and accessories, and how to work with your actor to come up with the best costume design for their character.
  • Prop and Set Piece design.  Students will learn the definition and importance of props and set pieces,  how to build/find/modify items to make pieces that add to the vision or action of a character or scene. 
  • Friday Design share. Performance campers and Design Camper families and friends are invited to see and learn about the week 1 projects and designs created by the campers. 11:30 am – 12 noon in the Studio
 Week 2:   
  • Set design. Students will learn how to create a believable world for the actors and the audience. Different 3-D theater layouts and the use of space, color, and other design elements will help each camper to create a unique and visually dramatic acting space.
  • Lighting design.  Students will learn about intensity, location, color and other lighting design elements to create a mood, time of day, dramatic effect and more by showing the effects on their set design. 
  • Friday Design share. Performance campers and Design Camper families and friends are invited to see and learn about the week 2 projects and designs created by the campers. 11:30 am – 12 noon in the Studio

Performance Camp – June 17 to July 21

OTC Summer Theatre Performers focus on acting, singing, and dancing, while also honing audition skills, stage presence, and a sense of theater community. This year the camp culminates in two weekends of performances of Footloose, The Musical, a Broadway-style youth musical theatre production.
Auditions will take place the first two days of camp.
Please familiarize yourself with the songs of the character(s) for which you wish to be considered. See Auditions Google Drive.

 

Directors:
Sharon Duchi, sduchi@oceansidetheatre.org
Anna Duchi, aduchi@oceansidetheatre.org
Ages 10-19
June 17 – July 21 (no camp on July 4th)
 Monday through Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Performances July 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21
(Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm, Sundays 2 pm)
Cost: $650 first camper, $550 sibling/military