AUDITIONS FOR 2020 SPRING MUSICAL - TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • Ohlone Theatre & Dance will produce a large scale musical (title yet to be announced) in spring semester 2020.

When:

  • FALL SEMESTER 2020

Where:

  • Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539

Prepare:

  • 16- 32 bars to sing (Sheet music preferred), accompaniment provided
  • Optional 90 second monologue
  • DANCERS: Be prepared to learn choreography at the audition

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals start January 27th, 2020.

Performances:

  • April 17-25, 2020

Please email auditions@ohlone.edu to learn more and to sign up for an audition time.

 

AUDITIONS FOR SHOW TO EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND!

  • Ohlone College will produce a new work specifically written for Ohlone students by nationally recognized playwright Eugenie Chan and perform it at Ohlone and tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest and most prestigious arts festival in the world).

When: audition poster

  • Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 5pm
  • Email auditions@ohlone.edu to set up an appointment
  • Drop-ins are also welcome

Where:

  • Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539

Prepare:

  • 90-second monologue of your choice.
  • You may also share a special skill if you would like (singing, dance, juggling, acrobatics, musical instrument, etc). Please note that a special skill is not necessary for the auditions. 

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals start September 3rd, 2019.
  • Rehearsals will mostly be held Monday-Thursday 6-10pm until we get closer to tech.

Performances:

  • November 8-17, 2019 (possible extension until November 24, 2019)
  • Thursday-Saturday performances at 8:00pm.
  • One matinee performance to be scheduled during the week.

Edinburgh Rehearsals and Performances:

  • Pickup rehearsals at Ohlone (2-3 weeks in July 2020)
  • 12 days in early August, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A note on casting:

  • Ohlone College does not discriminate based on perceived or actual race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or other protected characteristics. All performers will be given full consideration.

Video about the Edinburgh Fringe:

Edinburgh Fringe website:

About the Director

Michael Navarra directed Dog Sees GodProofJesus Christ SuperstarDraculaThe Illusion, the regional premiere of Ella Hickson's Wendy & Peter Pan, the world premiere of Jeffrey Lo's Spending the End of the World on OkCupid, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for Ohlone College. These productions have all been honored with awards and accolades by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. For more information, please visit: www.michaelnavarra.com

Wendy & Peter Pan
Regional Premiere by Ella Hickson

“Directed by Michael Navarra, Wendy & Peter Pan, flies by. There is a great energy to the production and the cast is stellar, all of them instantly likeable... It's a theatrical gem that shouldn't be missed... the result is truly magical.”
—David R. Newman, Tri-City Voice

“The Ohlone Theatre & Dance Department always looks to the heights, and the regional premiere of Wendy & Peter Pan is sure to keep them soaring.”
—Julie Grabowski, Tri-City Voice

Wendy & PeterWendy & Peter

Wendy & Peter

The Illusion

“The Ohlone College Theatre & Dance Department's The Illusion is a wonderful production not to be missed… Michael Navarra artfully weaves his own magic over a play where the audience is constantly left wondering what is real and what is, well, illusion… In the hands of Navarra and his exceptionally strong cast and crew, Ohlone College Theatre & Dance manages to transport us seamlessly between an energetic, colorful Baroque France and a dark, dank cave full of sound and fury.”
—Janet Grant, Tri-City Voice

Actors in the Ohlone College production of The Illusion.Actors in the Ohlone College production of The Illusion.

Actors in the Ohlone College production of The Illusion.

Spending the End of the World on OkCupid
World Premiere by Jeffrey Lo

"Spending the End of the World on OkCupid, seamlessly directed by Michael Navarra and produced and performed by the talented cast and crew of Ohlone College Theatre and Dance department is a quick paced, thought provoking, visually hypnotic piece of entertainment."
—Janet Grant, Tri-City Voice

actors holding cell phones with the flash set to on.Woman in spotlight on stage with blue surrounding her and others on stage.

Several actors on stage sitting or standing in small groups or individually.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

"The themes of power and control, courage and individuality, and the fight for dignity in the face of the ever pressing 'system' and evils of humanity are enduring subjects that Navarra and his cast bring powerfully to life. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest shows what great theatre is all about and is an experience that shouldn't be missed."
—Julie Grabowski, Tri-City Voice

Two men with arms raised with hospital works behind them.Man on his knees pleading.

Five men looking up, four with arms raised.

Dracula

"The audience feels as though they are sitting on stage with the actors, oftentimes with characters popping up among them or coming right up to them in their seats. Dracula purists are likely to be pleased with this adaptation; on-stage action is intense and engaging.”
—Jessica Noël Chapin, Tri-City Voice

Dracula moves to bite a woman.
A woman looks worried. Dracula scrapes his chest.

A woman dressed in a long white gown behind a window in the dark.

Jesus Christ Superstar

"Damn Impressive… Scrupulous staging…glitzy but lucid, not falling into the camp arena, as other productions tend to." 
—Anna Pulley, East Bay Express

"Raw and intense." 
—Jessica Noel Flohr, Tri-City Voice

"Michael Navarra and his creative team deserve extra credit for producing one of the most technically savvy and fully realized productions I have ever seen.” 
—Derek Martin, Adjudicator, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Two men in masks hold a third bloody man.People in masks grab Jesus from behind.

Jesus is carried on the arms of many people.

Proof

"Proof is a strong and sure-footed production…engaging from beginning to end."
—Julie Grabowski, Tri-City Voice

Man and woman talking in front of house.Equations in white on upper wal; in blue on floor.

Front of a house at night shadowed by trees.

Dog Sees God

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Finalist.

Under spotlight in black darkness, man looks up.Standing man covers mouth of seated second man.

Male and female actors stand on stage floor painted with rectangular pastel colored blocks.