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Come Dance with Palomar’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble

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Come Dance with Palomar’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble

DNCE 225 (71445) Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am – 12:20pm Aug 18 – Dec 17 2014

All levels welcome

Looking for Dancers for Peter and Wolf played live by our Palomar Pacific Coast Concert Band
Performance Oct. 16 @7pm


Grofe’s Mississippi Suite played live by our Palomar Symphony Orchestra Performances November 21 and 22 @7pm

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Please email Molly Faulkner for more details mfaulkner@palomar.edu

Fall 2014 Auditions

Last updated: 8/12/2014

Fall 2014 Audition information for Palomar Performing Arts programs, ensembles, and productions is below. Do not enroll in these classes until you have passed the audition.

For more information about Music, Theatre Arts and Dance programs/classes, visit the Academic Programs page, the Applied Music Program page, and/or Palomar College’s searchable online class schedule.  For further questions, contact the Performing Arts Office (PAC-122) at (760) 744-1150 x2316. Prospective Performing Arts majors are encouraged to make an appointment with a faculty advisor ASAP (click here for contact information).



Applied Music Program

Students are admitted by special audition on Friday, August 22. Contact the Performing Arts Office (PAC-122), 760 744-1150, ext. 2316  for appointment.

Palomar Chamber Singers

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; for voice majors, experienced choral singers, and instrumentalists wishing to improve musicianship through singing: Monday, August 18, at 8:30 am in room D6. Contact Sally Dean @ palomarchorale@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Chorale

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on vocal ability and music reading; choral experience preferred: Wednesday, August 20, at 7 pm in room D5. Contact Sally Dean @ palomarchorale@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Guitar Ensembles

Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on music reading: Tuesday, August 19 at 3 pm in D6. Contact Randy Pile @ randypile@randypile.com for further info.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, August 19, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ellen Weller @ eweller@palomar.edu or (760) 744-1150 x3949 for further info.

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band

Enrollment subject to audition; woodwind, brass and percussion players with a minimum of two years high school level experience: Thursday, August 21, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Ken Bell @ kbell@palomar.edu or 760.390.2990 for further info.

Palomar Jazz!

Day Jazz Ensemble - Enrollment subject to audition with emphasis on ability to perform on one or more instruments and read music: Monday, August 18, at 4 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu for further info.

Night Jazz Ensemble – Enrollment subject to audition: Monday, August 18, at 7 pm in room D6. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Brass Ensemble

Demonstrate ability to perform on one or more instruments and sight-read music: Tuesday, August 19, at 3:30 pm in room D10. Contact Paul Kurokawa @ pkurokawa@palomar.edu for further info.

Palomar Spectrum Singers

Enrollment subject to audition: Tuesday, August 19, at 1:30 pm in D5. Contact Janet Hammer @ janethammer@cox.net for further info.

Palomar Electronic Music Ensemble

Prerequisite:  A minimum grade of ‘C’ in MUS 103. Thursday, August 21, 3:30 pm in D2. Contact Madelyn Byrne @ mbyrne@palomar.edu for further info.




AUDITIONS for BOTH Theatre ProductionsOpen Call – Thursday, August 21 – 7PMCallbacks – Friday, August 22 – 6:30PMPALOMAR COLLEGE STUDIO THEATRE

Please prepare a one-to-two-minute, memorized, contemporary monologue, either comedic or dramatic.

Casting is open to people of all races, genders and ages.


Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
Directed by John Polak

Performances Oct. 3-12

Roles for 8 men and 6 women

For the Callback you will be asked to read from the script. Scripts of Three Sisters can be found at your local library, online, and at most new and used bookstores. Reading this play will do no harm to actors; however, our production will aim to deconstruct this classic work in order to engage contemporary audiences.

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 25.
Rehearsals will be scheduled primarily Monday through Friday evenings, with some weekend times TBD. Please be clear about stating your scheduling conflicts during the rehearsal and production period.


A Party. A Carnival that never happens. A Fire. A Letting Go. Because human beings feel so deeply about so many things, it’s really sad. And it’s really funny.

Like it or not, we must live, we must work, because what we really want is to be happy. A contemporary take on Chekhov’s classic exploration of human aspirations!

Questions? jpolak@palomar.edu


Natural Selection
A climate crisis comedy by Eric Coble
Directed by Michael Mufson

Performances Oct. 31-Nov. 9

Roles for 5 men, 3 women, and 1 boy

Rehearsals are Monday-Friday 6:30PM – 10:30PM beginning September 15, with possibly some Saturdays TBD.

With most of the world in extreme climate conditions, all the indigenous habitats and cultures have been preserved in Orlando’s Culture Fiesta Theme Park. When the population of the Native American Pavilion dwindles, manager Henry Carson ventures into the wilds and returns with a not-so-authentic replacement whose trickster nature creates havoc for everyone…but, he just may be the only one who can save them from the coming apocalypse.

ERNIE HARDAWAY: A Man Who is Larger than Life

HENRY CARSON: A Man Who is Just the Same Size as Life

YOLANDA PASTICHE: A Woman Who Keeps Culture Fiesta on the Rails

SUZIE CARSON: A Woman Who Keeps Her Life on the Rails

PENELOPE: A Cheerful Chopper Pilot

ZHAO  MARTINEZ: A Man Who Isn’t What He Appears

MR. NEIBERDING: A Head-Hunter from Extreme

TerrorPlummet Park

MS. FJELDSTAD: A Head-Hunter from Mega Family ChristianPraise Park

TERRANCE CARSON: Son of Henry Carson

Perusal script available upon request. Questions? mmufson@palomar.edu


Good Luck. Relax. Breathe. And Break a Leg!



There are no auditions required for dance classes. There is a misprint in the schedule for Mus/Dance 138: Cuban/Brazilian Drumming II; there will be no audition held for this class.

Three Sisters Cast List

Our deepest thanks to all who auditioned and helped run the auditions.


First call for both casts will be this Monday, August 25th at 6PM in the courtyard.

Three Sisters will continue through the run of the show

Natural Selection will do a first read-through and then a break until September 15. Michael will begin working with Donnie Lee immediately at times To Be Determined.

We’re off to an exciting semester of theatre-making!!!

John, Michael and Chris

Three Sisters Cast

Kayla Adorno- Housemaid
Montana Betts- Natasha
Tamaz Bolkvadze- Tuzenbach
Alex Bosualdo- Fedotik
Neha Curtiss- Ferapont
Brittnie Dixon- Housemaid
Camilla Elizabet- Olga
Katherine Heflin- Masha
Savanah Lyon- Irina
Morgan Phillips- Vershinin
Yui Shibata- Rhode
Anthony Soriano- Kulygin
Jared Spears- Chebutykin
Nick Stout- Andrey
Ingrid Travao- Anifisa
Richard Whipple- Solyony

Natural Selection Cast

Ryan Balfour- Henry
Delaney Dietrich- Ms. Fjeldstad
Peyton Jones- Mr. Nieberding
Donnie Lee- Longoria Zhao
Darcie McClain- Yolanda
Aaron Richey- Ernie
Danielle Starkey- Suzie
Cali White- Penelope

Fall Season 2014

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Palomar College is located at 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos, CA 92069. Box Office hours: Tues-Fri 12-4pm, (760) 744-1150 x2453. Tickets are $10 Students, $12 Seniors/Staff, $15 General. Or, save time and money with convenient FlexTix ticket packages! Click here for more info. Buy tickets now!



October 31- November 9
Natural Selection
A climate-crisis comedy by Eric Coble
Come to Wonder World, the theme park of the near future. The sea levels are risin’. The hurricanes are blowin’. Applebee’s lasagna burritos are fine cuisine. Is this the end of civilization or the beginning of a new adventure? Directed by Michael Mufson. Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm; Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk at 6:15). Howard Brubeck Theatre.

November 14
Palomar Jazz!
That Latin Thing
With special guest Manny Cepeda
Palomar’s Day and Night Jazz Ensemblesare joined by renowned percussionist (and San Diego resident) Manny Cepeda. This celebrated artist has performed with the likes of Babo Jimenez, Richie Ray and Willie Colon at festivals throughout South America, Africa and Europe. Also featured are the Spectrum Singers. Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Janet Hammer. Friday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.

November 15
Palomar Chorale/Palomar Chamber Singers
Mira Costa College Masterworks Chorale and Chamber Choir
The Alexandria Strings
Singing with Strings
Don’t miss this rare performance as four North County choral groups combine for an invigorating extravaganza! Featured are Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, L.V. Beethoven’s Elegy anda sprinkling of contemporary songs with a romantic flair! Directed by Sally Husch Dean and Dr. Arlie Langager. Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.

November 20
Sonic Sampler
Cutting edge technology shapes student compositions from the Electronic Music Lab. Directed by Madelyn Byrne. Thursday, 7pm. Performance Lab (D10). $5 General Admission; Open Seating.

November 21, 22
Palomar Symphony Orchestra
Water Music II: Flow of People
Sousa, Hands Across the Sea; Grofé, Mississippi Suite; Dvořák, Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Music inspired by the geography of the United States and the melding of Native American, European and African cultures on its soil. Directed by Ellen Weller. Friday, Saturday, 7pm (Pre-concert lecture at 6:15). Howard Brubeck Theatre.

December 5, 6
WinterDance 2014
Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz! Palomar dance students warm the season with original choreography in a variety of styles. Directed by Patriceann Mead. Friday, Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.

December 12
Palomar Brass Ensemble
Mission Hills High School Wind Ensemble
Big Brass Spirit
Somehow it just seems right. Brilliant brass instruments playing strong and true, lifting the spirit and sending everyone home in a celebratory mood! Joining the festivities will be the Mission Hills High School Wind Ensemble! Are you in? Don’t miss it! Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Michael Tramm. Friday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.

December 13
Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band
Global Festival
With a nod to the season, the 75-member Palomar-Pacific Coast Concert Band offers music of celebration from around the world. Directed by Kenneth Bell. Saturday, 7pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre.