OhLook Performing Arts Center

Where Stars Learn To Shine

Main Stage - Summer 2019
AUDITIONS FOR OUR SUMMER SEASON WILL BE MAY 2 - 5
You only need one audition to be considered for all shows
Audition Requirements are listed on the Scheduling Website
If you have performed with us in the past 12 months fill out our Non-Audition form on our Audition Page


DISENCHANTED!
Book, Music and Lyrics & Co-Creator Dennis T. Giacino
Co-Creator Fiely Matias
Performances JUNE 7 - 23
Ages 15 - Adults
Tuition: $385 for Participating Students (Rising HS Seniors and below)


REGIONAL PREMIERE

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?!

 

Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight.


Rated 13 & up for mature content.




June 7 - 23
CHICAGO
Music and Lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Performances: JUNE 28 - JULY 7
AGES 14 & UP
Participating Students (Rising HS Seniors and below) must be enrolled in Musical Theater Camp

The musical Chicago is based on a play of the same name by reporter and playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins, who was assigned to cover the 1924 trials of accused murderers Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner for the Chicago Tribune . In the early 1920s, Chicago's press and public became riveted by the subject of homicides committed by women. Several high-profile cases arose, which generally involved women killing their lovers or husbands. These cases were tried against a backdrop of changing views of women in the Jazz age, and a long string of acquittals by Cook County juries of women murderesses (jurors at the time were all men, and convicted murderers generally faced death by hanging). A lore arose that, in Chicago, feminine or attractive women could not be convicted. The Chicago Tribune generally took a pro-prosecution "hang-them-high" stance, while still presenting the details of these women's lives. Its rivals at the Hearst paperswere more pro-defendant, and employed what were derisively called "sob-sisters" – women reporters who focused on the plight, attractiveness, redemption, or grace of the women defendants. Regardless of stance, the press covered several of these women as celebrities.

June 28 - July 7
AMERICAN PSYCHO
Music & Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
Performances JULY 12 - 21
Ages 15 - Adults
Tuition: $385 for Participating Students (Rising HS Seniors and below)

REGIONAL PREMIERE

Set in Manhattan during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s, American Psycho is about the daily life of wealthy young investment banker Patrick Bateman.

Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.



July 12 - 21
MATILDA
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Performances JULY 26 - AUG 11
Ages 8 - Adult
Tuition: $385 for Participating Students (Rising HS Seniors and below)

Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”


July 26 - Aug. 11
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performances AUG 16 - 25
Ages 14 - Adults
Tuition: $385 for Participating Students (Rising HS Seniors and below)

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.


Aug. 16 - 25