Friday, February 1, 2019
Are you interested in becoming a Music major? You should audition for the Palomar College Applied Music program.
Through this program you receive four semesters’ worth of lessons, for the price of one unit per semester.
These lessons are one-on-one with a professional musician on your instrument, including voice!
Private lessons such as these would cost around $1000 per semester if you paid for them on your own.
Please contact Tom Daily in the Performing Arts Department for more information. Email email@example.com or call 760-744-1150 extension 2327.
Acting Studio • Combined Acting II, III, IV
TTh • 11:10-12:35 AM • PAC 127 • Lizabeth Hinton• 3 Units
This combined acting studio empowers students to develop skills appropriate to their level under the guidance of experienced theatre professionals.
TA 116 Acting II • 72422
TA 215 Acting III • 71754
TA 216 Acting IV • 71755
TA192A-D • Technical Theatre Practicum I-IV | Crew for O Beautiful • 1 Unit Lab
All running crew and production support positions enroll in the appropriate section of this class. No auditions necessary; however, please contact Chris Sinnott to arrange hours [crew position] PRIOR to signing up for this course: firstname.lastname@example.org
Section A • 71855 • 1 Unit Lab
Section B • 71860 • 1 Unit Lab
Section C • 71862 • 1 Unit Lab
Section D • 71864 • 1 Unit Lab
TA Production #1: O Beautiful by Theresa Rebeck, dir. by Michael Mufson
08/27/2018 - 10/07/2018
• Theatre Arts •
Fall 2018 | Production 01
Seeking a Large, Diverse, Thoughtful, Empathetic and Courageous Cast • Over 20 Characters
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Michael Mufson
Performances OCT 5-14
Theresa Rebeck pens a theatrically inventive mash-up of contemporary American life and the history that got us to this politically polarized age. This fiercely funny story explores the lives of high school students, teachers, and their families as they cope in a world of real personal problems and extremist ideological rhetoric that gets so heated that Jesus, Saint Paul, Joan of Arc, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Franklin, among others, show up to weigh-in and mix it up.
Warning: This production contains controversial portrayals of Jesus and the Founding Fathers as well as mature themes and language.
Perusal Scripts available upon request: email@example.com
Performances are OCT 5-14, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.
Open Call • Friday, August 24 • 6:30 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Callbacks • Saturday, August 25 • 1 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Please prepare a 1 to 2-minute contemporary monologue – dramatic or comic
Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:30 – 10:30 PM beginning August 27 and some Saturdays.
Technical Rehearsals will be Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 10AM-10PM and October 1-4 • 5PM-11PM
Casting preference to actors with no schedule conflicts.
Participants are required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance)
General Context: O Beautiful is set within a mostly conservative, Christian community, and we meet characters from four different families struggling with basically all the “trigger issues” present in America today: teen pregnancy and abortion rights, gun control and gun violence, physical and cyber bullying, etc. Add to that controversy about who controls the high school curriculum and basic communication breakdown between the generations. On television, we’re presented with a Glenn Beck/Alex Jones type who (through the miracle of theatre) interviews some of the Founding Fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, trying to delve into their original intent, thereby forwarding his own agenda. Through it all, Jesus is available as a personal savior to all who invite him in, though it mostly seems that what they want is approval rather than counsel. Everything culminates in a town hall meeting that turns ugly with lots of rancor and very little listening. A prime example of what Civil Discourse is not.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
ALICE FLETCHER: She has become pregnant from a date rape encounter and is struggling to make sense of her life. She is intelligent, empathetic, outspoken and brave, but also confused and traumatized.
LENNIE RYAN: A sensitive young man who lacks confidence and does not fit in socially. He is an easy target for the Bullies.
LUKE SIMPSON: Bully. Cool kid. Dating Gwen. Responsible for getting Alice pregnant but does not take responsibility. Conservative Christian. Shames Alice for wanting an abortion. Bullies Lennie.
GWEN TURNER: High School student. Cool kid. Dating Luke. Conservative Chrisitan. Bully.
ERIK WATERS: Hangs out with Luke and Gwen and participates with their bullying behavior, although he is generally not the instigator.:
LINDA RYAN: Mother of Lennie. Warm, loving and encouraging of Lennie. A bit naïve. She is very concerned when her husband (Brian) starts to bring guns into their home.
BRIAN RYAN: Father of Lennie. Hangs out with the guys and is very susceptible to their peer pressure. He is influenced by an “unnamable” fear that is currently pervasive in certain communities. He has recently begun to purchase guns.
ARLENE FLETCHER: Mother of Alice. Kind and loving. Strictly Christian.
DON FLETCHER: Father of Alice. Tries to be a good father but is typically insensitive.
MARCIA TURNER: Mother of Gwen. Conservative Christian. Sees no flaws in her daughter. Somewhat militant in her conservatism.
BRENDA WATERS: Mother of Erik. Warm, loving and caring. Fierce defender of her son.
JOE SIMPSON: Father of Luke. Really into guns. Aggressive.
TY JANALERIS: African American. In his first year of teaching History at the local High School. His teaching becomes controversial because he insists on providing handouts to augment the prescribed text book. He is a kind and stands up for the justice of his students.
SONDRA JANALERIS: Sister of Ty. Wise and earthy.
SIMON WEST: Conservative talking-head on television. Modeled after Glen Beck and quite simiar to Alex Jones of InfoWars.
MRS. LOOMIS: School Principal. Caught between pressure from School Board, Parents and Faculty Union.
JESUS: Jesus relates and communicates as if he is another member of the community. It is revealed later in the play that all the characters see and hear the “Jesus” that they wish to see and hear. The actor playing Jesus must be a great listener, exude compassion and have some ability to mimic vocal rhythms and characteristics. Casting is open to all races, ethnicities, genders and ages.
JOAN OF ARC
OTHER PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS etc
for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2018 | Production 02
The Children’s Hour
by Lilian Hellman
Directed by Francis Gercke
Performances NOV 30 - DEC 9
What do you do when everything you say is made to mean something else? Lillian Hellman, one of our country’s most significant playwrights, tackled this question long beforefake news, spin, and political correctness overwhelmed our popular culture. In 1934 Massachusetts, two teachers, Martha and Karen, establish a successful private school for young women only to be confronted by a community that punishes the innocent with rumor and innuendo. As Mark Twain observed more than a century ago, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
AUDITION INFORMATION will be posted when available.
To All who auditioned, thank you for your time and commitment. It’s a blessing to have such an abundance of skilled and talented actors to choose from. This has been one of the hardest casting situations for me.
Cast, first rehearsal will be Monday, January 29th at 6:30 PM on the Howard Brubeck Stage. Please arrive on time (10 minutes early if possible) dressed for movement and thoroughly prepared for the adventure of this show. During the break you should read the play several times and begin working the script and memorizing lines. I will send an email with access to the script.
We have 4 weeks of rehearsal before tech. This is one week shorter than I thought. Somehow, I miscalculated when I looked at the production schedule. To ensure that we have the most amazing show possible, I’m considering adding some rehearsal. I’d like to do three sessions during the week of January 22, devoted primarily to physical and vocal training to prepare for the shows. Because classes are not in session yet, it might be possible to meet in the daytime instead of night.
Please send me an email confirming that you accept your role and detailing your availablilty during the week of January 22. I’m thrilled and excited for our work on this magical adventure story. email@example.com
Molly Isabell Oraha
Boy/Peter Jonathan Middleton
Aster Noah Parr
Black Stache Viviana McCormick
Smee Sara Kinney
Mrs Bumbrake; Teacher Matthew Whetstone
Alf Erin Brunansky
Ted Mikala Tolbert
Prentiss Ky Kinney
Grempkin; Mack; Sanchez Caden Berry
Bill Slank; Hawking Clam James Soto
Captain Scott Elias Questenberg
Fighting Prawn João Vincent Lewis
Ensemble Amira Dia, Iko Starks, Rusty Dimagiba
Hello Folks. Thank you all for your time and commitment to the callbacks. I saw a lot of excellent work, which made it quite difficult to make my final casting decision. Thank you and I’m looking forward to working with all of you. First Rehearsal is tomorrow, Monday, August 28 at 6:30 PM in the Studio theatre. Please arrive promptly and be ready to start at 6:30 P.M.
Ali Sadiq……….Police Officer, Ensemble
Amira Diaz……….1st Beta Gir, Indian Crone, Ensemble
Anthony Soriano……….DARWIN BONAPARTE, Ensemble
Austin Thatcher……….John Savage
Austin Williams……….Henry Foster
Caden Berry……….Police Officer, Ensemble
Caty Hill……….Lenina Crowne
Darcie McClain……….Dr. Shaw, Miss Keate, Ensemble
Gabriel Saberón Nelson……….ARCH COMMUNITY SONGSTER
Hinako Nishikawa……….Waitress, Ensemble
Isabel Baker……….2nd Beta Girl, Ensemble
Jacob Stadler……….Nero Smith, Ensemble
Jonathan Williams……….Benito Hoover, Ensemble
Ken Fujimoto……….Penitent, Ensemble
Mark Tellez……….Elevator Epsilon, Ensemble
Matthew Whetstone……….SUB-BURSAR, Ensemble
Mikalah Tolbert-Smith……….Nurse, Ensemble
Neha Curtis……….Mustapha Mond- World Controller, Priest
Noah Parr……….Helmholtz Watson
Omar Fox……….Savage Guide, Ensemble, Assistant Director
Ryan Balfour……….Director of the London Hatching and Conditioning Center
Sara Kinney (Carl)……….Bernard Marx
Shane Murphy……….Fanny Crowne
Ensemble roles still to be determined:
Warden (voice over), Delta Children, Hospital Workers, 11 Solidarity Partners, Ceremonial Dancers, Crowd of Gawkers, Various groups of citizens creating the action of the locations throughout the play.
Palomar Performing Arts is a community where the human spirit is continually renewed and a place where we are reminded of the qualities that make us human.
Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music theatre and collaborative performance.
Here, artists and audiences alike gather to deepen their knowledge of music, dance and theatre in all their varied forms. It is a place where creativity and craft drive the immediacy of live performance, linking the traditions of the past with the possibilities of the future, instilling the art of communication in everyone.
We welcome all interested participants. Maybe you’re considering a professional career in music, dance or theatre. Perhaps you are chasing a curiosity about the performing arts and want to experience something new and exciting. Or, you might simply be looking for fun and stimulating general education requirements! Whatever your motivation, you will find a thoughtful and vibrant community when you arrive. Join us!
Performing Arts Department
Palomar Community College District
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, California 92069
Phone: 760-744-1150 x 2316