|1. Monday, March 26 at 4:30p.m - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce - we are officially "opening" The Brooks Theatre and Studio 219, and will have a brief tour of both the main stage and Studio 219 facility. |
2. Saturday, March 31 at 6:00p.m.
The Oceanside Theatre Company is pleased to announce the upcoming live concert of Tom Morrow's 'OSO' Big Band on March 31 at The Brooks, 217 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside
There will be a Wine Reception at 6pm with the Concert beginning at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale on the website at www.oceansidetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 760 433-8900. Tickets are $14 for General Admission and $12 for Seniors/Students and Military. All proceeds will go directly to help the Oceanside Theatre Company, the new non-profit resident theatre group at The Brooks which is offering exceptional quality theatre and classes.
The 'OSO' Big Band is considered one of Southern California’s top musical ensembles.
The ensemble is composed of professional and semi-professional musicians, many of whom played with many of the bands of the Big Band Era. If you haven't seen them perform 'live' yet - you must come and catch their concert at The Brooks as they are amazing. The 'OSO' (which stand for Oceanside Society Orchestra!) have samples of their music on their website at www.theosobigband.com along with photos of the group. We are also pleased that joining them as a singer this year is Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy Director Deborah Dodaro, just seen in "stellar production" (North County Times) of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' at MiraCosta College.
(photo of OSO Big Band attached below)
3. Friday, April 20th GALA OPENING NIGHT OF "BILOXI BLUES" by Neil Simon -
The first play in Oceanside Theatre Company's premiere season will be Neil Simon's Tony Award Winning Play, BILOXI BLUES! Oceanside Theatre Company Artistic Director Christopher Williams will be directing BILOXI BLUES which is part of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon's trilogy - beginning with "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and concluding with "Broadway Bound". 'When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WWII, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with harsher lessons while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.' BILOXI BLUES is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Tickets can be purchased on website at www.oceansidetheatre.org or call 760 433-8900
April 18 at 7:30pm: Preview (with special price of $10)
APRIL 20TH at 7:30pm - GALA OPENING OF OCEANSIDE THEATRE COMPANY'S FIRST SEASON WITH BILOXI BLUES! Prices are $18. General, $14 Senior and $12 for Students and Military. Gala tickets are extra.
Production dates are as follows: 7:30 pm - Preview 4/18, Gala Opening 4/20, 4/21, 4/25, 4/27 and 4/28. 2:00pm Matinees on 4/22 and 4/29.
Cast of BILOXI BLUES as follows:
Eugene: Jesse Trout
Arnold Epstein: Daniel Liuag
Carney: Spencer Rodman
Selridge: Cassidy Mitchell
Wykowski: James Thomas
Hennesey: Richard Johnson
Toomey: Michael Phillip Thomas
Rowena: Caroline Floto
Daisy: Karolina Witczak
5. The Oceanside Theatre Company is pleased to welcome new members to their Board of Directors! We join together in welcoming Anne Speraw who is not only a member of Soroptimist of Oceanside-Carlsbad but also San Luis Rey Rotary, and Oceanside Civitan (Anne has been president of all and current President Elect of her Civitan Club) She is also active in the Moonlight Angels Auxiliary (President three times!). Anne is also currently serving on the Board Vista Community Clinic. Anne is married with two children, five grandchildren, and retired from her City job but working a fun job at Chico's for the past eleven years. Welcome Anne - we are excited because you bring so much 'know-how' to the Board!
We also heartily welcome Jonathan Leghart who has been an Oceanside resident for the past 9 years and has called San Diego County home since 1999. While his work background is in Information Technology, he has a passion for the arts having been a musician in school and with the Prescott Pops in Arizona. Jonathan's family is also involved with theatre as his wife and son have both been in productions at Mira Costa College. When he's not working his day job, Jonathan can be found playing roller hockey, curling at the ice rink, or volunteering at OTC. Jonathan has not only already fixed some of our early technical hitches, he also brings a lot of very calm 'know-how' to the Board so welcome Jonathan!
And we've just added a third new member to the Board of Directors - Marnie Klein! Welcome . . .