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December 15

Behold That Star!

Palomar Chorale/Chamber Singers

All eyes are on the stars as Palomar’s premier singing groups, performing individually and combined, close Fall Season 2013 with shining celestial offerings. Of special note are Thomas Washington Talley’s Behold That Star, Libby Larsen’s Beneath These Alien Stars, Alice Parker’s Bright Morning Stars and Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque.

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Auditions: Cabaret



Pat Larmer, Director. Sue Gilson, Choreography. Ken Bell, Music Director.

January 15     Vocal:  Bring sheet music; accompanist will be provided (no a capella); prepare a verse and a chorus

January 16     Dance:  Dress for movement

January 17    Callbacks:  Cold readings from script

Auditions start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the campus of Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, on a first-come first-served basis.

Headshots and resumes are helpful, but not required.

Rehearsals start January 20 and will run M-F from 7:00-10:00 pm.

Performances are on March 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16.

All cast will receive college credit.

For more information, contact Pat Larmer at plarmer@gmail.com.

Produced by: Palomar Performing Arts

 *   Performers interested solely in the roles of Fraulein Schneider and Heir Schultz need only attend vocal auditions and (if called), the callbacks.
*   Dancers with a desire to dance only need to attend the dance auditions and be available (if called) for callbacks.
*   Actors looking for non-singing and dancing roles may audition for these parts at the end of the vocal auditions on Wednesday night and need not attend the dance auditions. Please prepare a one-minute monologue. NB these roles are supporting only.

It is to your advantage to audition for all aspects of the production; failure to do so will severely limit your chances of being cast.

-Pat Larmer

Cabaret Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Cabaret. A big thank you goes out to all who auditioned.

Emcee Caleb Halsted
Cliff Josh Mekbel
Fraulein Schneider Lisa Laughbaum
Herr Schultz Bruce Blackwell
Fraulein Kost Julia M. Smith
Sally Bowles Emilee Brown
Ernst Michael Sterling
Customs Officer, Nazi Guard, Ensemble Baruch Guerrero
Maitre D’, Taxi Man, Ensemble Cris Molina
Lady #1, Telephone Girl #2, Kit Kat Girl Kat Hodge
Lady #2, Telephone Girl #1, Kit Kat Girl Sonia Calderon
Telephone Girl #3, Kit Kat Girl Morgan Brown
Telephone Girl #4, Kit Kat Girl Amanda Renee Margosiak
Max, Waiter/banker Robert Sisson
Boy #1, Waiter/banker Chad Theriault
Boy #2, Waiter/banker Cesar Palomino
Boy #3, Waiter/banker Myron Crowe
Boy #4, Ensemble Gregory Ace
Victor, Nazi Guard, Ensemble Bayani Decastro
Bobby, Ensemble Erich Spurgin
Gorilla Samantha Roper
Ensemble Tarina Lee, Delaney Dietrich, Lexi Wilson, Savanah Lyon

The first cast meeting will be January 21, 2014 at 7PM in the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Please check your email for a message from your stage manager.

Joshua White – Jan 30

Our own San Diego County piano (gentle) giant returns to the Concert Hour stage in a rare solo performance. Joshua continues to climb into the national limelight with his stunning improvisational abilities, gathering critical acclaim at every stop. It will all be here!

Concert Hour
Howard Brubeck Theatre

The Glass Menagerie – Jan 31-Feb 2

by Tennesee Williams

Plain View Theatre  presents a Palomar Theatre Ensemble production of Tennesee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie. The Palomar Theatre Ensemble is a group of passionate Theatre, Dance and Music students from Palomar College whose mission is to give students a chance to independently produce high quality plays from the classics, to contemporaries to original student-written work.

Directed by Jared Spears
Friday, Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
Studio Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students; Open Seating
Tickets are available at the door and online at www.palomartheatreensemble.ticketleap.com.
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Turetzky Duo – Feb 6

The inveterate raconteur/bassist/UCSD Distinguished Professor Emeritus Bertram Turetzky is joined by flautist Nancy Turetzky for a round of original composition, serious humor and sonic oddities.

Concert Hour
Performance Lab


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Robert Giracello/Chad Ohlheiser – Feb 13

Vocalist Robert Giracello is joined by pianist Chad Ohlheiser for a variety of English art songs, featuring Vaughan-Williams Songs of Travel, original compositions with text by James Joyce, and popular music/Broadway selections.

Concert Hour
Performance Lab (D10)

4handsLA – Feb 20

One hundred years ago, the music world was rocked by the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Join Cal Arts faculty members Steven Vanhauwaert and Danny Holt as they fashion a riveting “four hands” piano performance of this seminal masterpiece. Also featured will be selections by Ravel and Poulenc from the duo’s CD, Paris 1913.

Concert Hour
Howard Brubeck Theatre

Noche Havana – Feb 21

Shake it! Vibrant color, movement and earth shaking rhythm explode when Patriceann Mead and the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian drum and dance ensemble Agogo hit the floor with irresistible force. Also featured are the fabulous tropical rhythms of La Farandula. Join these inspired dancers and musicians for an unforgettable experience!


Where: ​
Studio Theatre 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA

Category: Dance
Buy Tickets $8-12

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Gilbert Isbin/Scott Walton – Feb 27

Pairing lute and contrabass, the Isbin/Walton duo is a genre-defying collaboration, referencing medieval and Renaissance sources, progressive jazz, free improvisation, and the classical avant-garde.

Concert Hour
Performance Lab (D10)

Klezmer Light – Mar 6

Dr. Ellen Weller heads up a spunky quartet in preview of the upcoming PSO concert Klezmer! A Celebration of Jewish Music.

Concert Hour
Performance Lab (D10)

Cabaret – Mar 7-16

Book by Joe Masterhoff
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander

It’s 1931 and anything goes with young singer Sally Bowles and the outcasts and deviants who populate Germany’s outrageous Kit Kat Club. Loaded with provocative dance and driven by a truly human story, this ten-time Tony Award winning musical features classic songs like Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, The Money Song, Tomorrow Belongs to Me, and, of course, Cabaret. Step inside!

Directed by Pat Larmer
Friday, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm; Thursday, 4pm (followed by Coffee Talk)
Howard Brubeck Theatre
Special pricing: $16 General, $14 Seniors and Staff, $10 Students

Plus: Don’t miss Coffee Talk following Thursday’s Cabaret performance! “Cabaret (1966-present): How the Musical Stays Relevant” Nearly 50 years since the musical’s debut on Broadway, Cabaret is still one of the most popular, engaging, and topically relevant musicals performed across the globe. Running against the grain for the genre, this musical, with its pointed political satire and bawdy cabaret numbers, tackles one of the darkest periods of the twentieth century head-on in a story that offers an ever-relevant moral tale for the current audience. Come watch our matinee performance then stay for an after-show discussion with free refreshments, to learn more about this theatre masterpiece and its unique history!

Cabaret photos by Hugh Cox

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Esperanza Rising Callbacks

Esperanza Rising Call Backs – 7PM, March 11, Studio Theatre

Note: Ensemble roles include – Singers, Mailman, Women Workers I,II & III, Ins Agent, Okie Family, Pistoleros, Peasant Workers, Border Agents, People Crossing The Border, Neighbors At The Camp, Guards, Strikers, Workers At The Fiesta

Kayla Adorno Marielena, Isabel, Marta
Camilla Aguilar Ramona
Kazu Ando Pistolero, Ensemble
Monique Barbour Hortensia, Modesta
Cory Chapman Miguel, INS Agent, Ensemble
Bayani De Castro Miguel, Luis
Ian De Moraes Okie Boy, Ensemble
Ashleigh Deckard Hortensia, Modesta, Okie Mother
Xavier Deguzman Alfonso, Ensemble
Brittne Dixon Marielena, Isabel
Baruch Guerrero Sixto, Luis
Jose Leon Guerro Alfonso, Musician
Kana Kikuchi Marta, Modesta
Jedidia Martinez Ensemble, Servant Girl
Darcie McClain Ensemble
Sofia Medina Ensemble, Servant Girl
Angela Navarro Ensemble
Tami O’Connell Ensemble
Morgan Phillips Sixto, Luis
Abagail Quiñones Ensemble
Charles Rath Ensemble, INS agent
Mimi Rodriguez Isabel, Marta, Hortensia, Modesta
Yui Shibata Marta, Marielena
Antony Sorriano Luis, Ensemble
Eric Spurgin Okie Family, Ensemble
Patrick Swiss Okie Grandfather, INS Agent, Ensemble


Esperanza Rising Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Esperanza Rising!

Very Important: First rehearsal will be TUESDAY, March 18 at 6:30 PM in the Studio Theatre

Esperanza – Myra Zamora
Hortensia – Monique Barbour
Ramona – Camilla Aguilar
Sixto – Morgan Phillips
Servant Girl – Sofia Medina
Marielena – Brittne Dixon
Miguel – Bayani De Castro
Luis – Peyton Jones
Isabel – Kayla Adorno
Modesta – Kana Kikuchi
Alfonso – José Leon Guerro
Marta – Noemi Rodriguez


Kazu Ando
Cory Chapman
Ian De Moraes
Ashleigh Deckard
Xavier Deguzman
Emmaline Harvey
Jedidia Martinez
Darcie McClain
Angela Navarro
Tami O’Connell & Daughter
Abagail Quiñones
Charles Rath
Yui Shibata
Antony Sorriano
Eric Spurgin

Ensemble roles include: Singers, Mailman, Women Workers I,II & III, Ins Agent, Okie Family, Pistoleros, Peasant Workers, Border Agents, People Crossing The Border, Neighbors At The Camp, Guards, Strikers, Workers At The Fiesta

Leonard Patton/Michael Leroy Peed – Mar 13

This just in! Who can jump in with one day’s notice when a Concert Hour performer comes down with laryngitis? (Get well soon, Danielle.) Why, none other than inveterate San Diego-based vocalist Leonard Patton and renowned jazz pianist Michael Leroy Peed! Join us in the Performance Lab (D10) for this special, unexpected treat. This is one Concert Hour you won’t want to miss!

What: Concert Hour
Where: Performance Lab (D10), Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, Ca 92069
When: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:30 pm
Price: Free!

Sean Reusch/Brian O’Donnell Trombone Duo

Conversation – Music for Tenor and Bass Trombone featuring Brian O’Donnell (bass trombone), Sean Reusch (tenor trombone) and pianist Elan McMahan.

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Performance Lab (D10), Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, 92069
Price: Free!

Big Band Bash – Palomar Jazz! – Mar 28

Palomar’s Day and Night Jazz Ensembles light up the main stage with classic and contemporary grooves. They will be joined by Jazz Xpress, an outstanding San Diego County all-star youth big band directed by Stan Lawrence.

Directed by Paul Kurokawa and Stan Lawrence
Friday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students

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Klezmer! A Celebration of Jewish Music – Palomar Symphony Orchestra/Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble – Mar 29, 30

Jewish culture steps to the forefront as the PSO syncs with the Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble for a program of music inspired by Jewish culture. Offerings from Myron Fink and Gustav Mahler will sidle up to the Theme from Schindler’s List and Ellen Weller’s arrangement of Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn.

Plus: An Interactive “Meet the Klezmer Ensemble” pre-concert event with Ellen Weller, Robert Zelickman and Deborah Davis!

Directed by Ellen Weller
Saturday, 7pm; Pre-concert activities at 6:15
Sunday, 2pm; Pre-concert activities at 1:15
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students


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Helen Sung

Fresh off her major label debut Anthem For A New Day (Concord Records), pianist/composer Helen Sung drops in for Concert Hour before heading to the 2014 Palm Springs Women in Jazz Festival where she will present a solo piano program paying tribute to the great Marian McPartland. Sung will preview selections from that tribute, as well as material from her album and current repertoire, displaying a distinctly modern artistry that seamlessly integrates the jazz and classical worlds.

What: Concert Hour
When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Where: Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Rd, San Marcos, 92069
Price: Free!

Sympathetic Vibrations – Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band – Apr 5

Strike the chords of excitement, joy, and celebration in the human spirit!  The magic acoustics created by brass, winds and percussion will inspire you with uplifting marches, folk melodies and masterpieces composed and arranged for symphonic band, accompanied by visual art created for the band in this performance.

Directed by Kenneth Bell
Saturday, 7pm
Howard Brubeck Theatre
$12 General, $10 Seniors and Staff, $8 Students


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