Greater Ocean City Theatre Company
Greater Ocean City Theatre Company
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About Jr. Company


Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our 2017 Junior Company. 

We are thrilled to announce the casts of PIPPIN, SEUSSICAL and 2017 Show Choir Members.

We look forward to working with you.

 

2017 Spotlight Performers Show Choir

 

Avellino, Maggie

Avellino, Scott

Byrne, Madeline

DeAngelis, Kayla 

Farrell, Sophia

Faverzani, Nora

Galloza, Jeremy

Galloza, Zach

Katsiff, Natalie

Kirby, Shane

Marakian, Sage

McLees, Morgan

Palombo, Alanna

Prato, Gabriella

Rendel, Alexis

Rumer, TJ

Smith, Jacob

Stinson, Julie

Torrence, Emily

Vizthum, Danielle

Wagner, Erik

Waid, Gabrielle

Wilson, Julia

Young, Melody

PIPPIN CAST LIST

 

Leading Players …………...…...… Natalie Katsiff, Lauren Braccili, TJ Rumer

Pippin ……………………………… Fred Spiewak

Charlemagne ……………………... Jeremy Galloza

Fastrada …………………………… Alanna Palombo

Lewis ………………………………. Jake Smith

Berthe………………………………. Danielle Vizthum

Catherine ………………………….. Maecy Bischoff

Theo ……………………………….. Erik Wagner

“With You” Dancers ………………. Kayla DeAngelis, Melody Young, Nora Faverzani

Ensemble ………………………….. Fiona Breslin, Madeline Byrne, Skyler Davis,

                                                        Kayla DeAngelis, Carter Erickson, Nora

                                                        Faverzani, Zachary Galloza, Shane Kirby, Chloe

                                                        Lentchner, Sage Markarian, Morgan McLees,

                                                        Emma Rodriguez, Lauren Roop, Sara Ruth,

                                                        Emily Torrence, Gabi Waid, Julia Wilson, Melody

                                                        Young

 

Understudies:

Leading Players …………………… Morgan McLees, Julia Wilson

Charlemagne ………………………. Zach Galloza

Fastrada ……………………………. Emily Torrence

Lewis ……………………………….. Shane Kirby

Berthe ………………………………. Chloe Letchner

Catherine …………………………… Gabi Waid

Theo ………………………………… Carter Erickson

 

Asst. Choreographer ………………. Nora Faverzani

Seussical Jr.

Understudies for all principal characters will be announced at a later date 

The Cat in the Hat: Aidan Brandt

Jojo: Nate Ginet

Horton: Giovanni Faltz

Gertrude McFuzz: Julie Stinson

Mayzie LaBird: Bridget Dougherty

The Sour Kangaroo: Ruby Doran

Mr. Mayor: Charlie Costal

Mrs. Mayor: Natalie Harrison

General Genghis Khan Schmitz: Frank Sargente

Yertle the Turtle: Alexis Rendel

The Grinch: Owen Nelson

Vlad Vladikoff: Mia Gallagher

Bird Girls: Maggie Avellino, Michaela Rose Belskis, Treasa Hayes, Payton Lamp, Katharine Neary, Gabriella Prato,

Wickershams: Shea DeMarco, Stefano Faltz, Calli Jack, Matthew Kemenosh, Gianna Molinari, Jason Pittner, Terry Stinson, Luke Wagner

Thing One: Camryn Schultheis

Thing Two: Katie Leonard

Thing Three: Chloe Luci

Jungle Creatures  (also double as Hunches, Fish and Circus Animals): Ethan Bond, Aubrey Colbert, Emily Mora, Gabrielle Shockley, Kathrine Whalen, Brynne Wiser (This Group also includes Yertle and Vlad)

Whoville  (also double as Hunches and Fish): Charles Drain, Reagan DeVlieger, Estelle Gimbel, Anna Geubtner, Molly Haak, Autumn Loo, Eva McKnight, Vivian Maucher, Sarah Rodriguez, Frank Tedesco, Megan Welsey, Kyra White (The Group also includes Grinch and Gen. Schmitz)

Gen. Schmitz’s Who Cadets: Charles Drain, Reagan DeVlieger, Molly Haak, Autumn Loo, Vivian Maucher, Megan Welsey

Various solo lines will be assigned as rehearsals take place. 




High School Junior Company Production: PIPPIN

OCTC is thrilled to present its 10th Junior Company show since the debut in 2008. Youth from Ocean City and the surrounding area have the opportunity to work under a professional production staff and are exposed to a memorable theatre experience. This production is for students entering High School, currently in High School or June 2017 High School graduate.

About the show:

PIPPIN

Book by Roger O. Hirson, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Performed with permission by MTI Shows.  

With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden), Pippin has been successfully produced on stages ranging from High School to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle) in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day. Pippin is the perfect coming of age story for student performers.

Director/Choreographer: Billy D. Hart of Walnut Street Theatre, the National Tour of ELF and OCTC fame.

Junior Company members must fit the below requirements:

- Be a student in 9th – 12th grade as of Fall 2017 or a 2017 High School graduate.

- Have theatre, music and/or dance experience.

- Be able to commit to MOST rehearsals! No Performer can miss the final week and shows.

- Attend the auditions that will be held on May 6 or 7, 2017 at the OCTC 1501 West Avenue. This audition will start at 11 AM. Please plan to stay until 3:00 PM.

- For the audition be prepared to dance.

- Prepare 32 bars or about 30 seconds of any musical theatre song. We will have a CD player and a piano accompanist. Make sure you bring sheet music if you plan to use the provided accompanist. Singing from the show is encouraged.

- Pay a $50 non-refundable audition fee at the audition.

- Pay/Fundraise a $275 participation fee.

- Participants will be expected to sell ads for the program book and other costume related expenses.

- All rehearsals will be held at OCTC, 1501 West Avenue unless otherwise noted below.

- Schedule is subject to change.

Audition date:                         May 6 OR 7             11 AM Report, Plan to stay until 3:00 PM

                                                *** You only have to attend one day!

Audition location:            Ocean City Theatre Company, 1501 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday June 12th         6:00pm-9:00pm

Monday June 19th          6:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday June 20th          9:30am-12:30pm

Monday June 26th:          2:00pm – 5:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday June 27th:          9:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday, June 28        Broadway on the OC Boardwalk, 5 PM rehearsal, 7:30 Show at Music Pier

Monday July 3rd:              6:00pm-9:30pm

Monday July 10th:            6:00pm-9:30pm

Tuesday July 11th:           9:30am-12:30pm

Sunday, July 16th             6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, July 17th            6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, July 20th          6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday July 22nd:          9:00am-2:00pm

Sunday July 23rd:             10:00am-5:00pm

Monday July 24th:             10:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday July 25th:             10:00am-5:00pm

Wed. July 26th:                   10:00am-6:00pm

Thursday July 27th:            1:00pm-10:00pm at OC Music Pier

Friday, July 28th                  10 AM – 4:00 PM                        (Ocean City Music Pier)

                                             6 PM call, 7:30 PM Show            (Ocean City Music Pier)

Saturday July 29th               6 PM call, 7:30 PM Show            (Ocean City Music Pier)

Use the below link to pay the non-refundable $50.00 audition fee.

Student's name:

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL Junior Company Production: Seussical the Musical Jr.

OCTC is thrilled to present its 10th Junior Company show since the debut in 2008. Youth from Ocean City and the surrounding area have the opportunity to work under a professional production staff and are exposed to a memorable theatre experience. This production is for students entering 5th Grade in Fall 2017, currently in Middle School or June 2017 8th Grade graduates.

About the show: Seussical Junior

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Music By Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Co-Conceived by Eric Idle

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Presented with permission by MTI Shows.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. 

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

 

Director: Donald Toal; accomplished theatre educator and performer

Junior Company members must fit the below requirements:

- Be a student in 5th – 8th grade as of Fall 2017. Students in 9th grade as of Fall 2017 can decide to do Seussical Jr. or Pippin but not both.

- Have theatre, music and/or dance experience.

- Be able to commit to MOST rehearsals! No Performer can miss the final week and shows.

- Attend the auditions that will be held on May 6 or 7 at OCTC, 1501 West Avenue, OCNJ. This audition will start at 10:30 AM. Please plan to stay to 3:00 PM.

- For the audition be prepared to dance.

- Prepare 32 bars or about 30 seconds of any musical theatre song. We will have a CD player and a piano accompanist. Make sure you bring sheet music if you plan to use the provided accompanist. Singing from the show is encouraged.

- Pay a $50 non-refundable audition fee at the audition.

- Pay/Fundraise a $275 participation fee.

- Participants will be expected to sell ads for the program book and other costume related expenses.

- All rehearsals will be held at OCTC, 1501 West Avenue unless otherwise noted.

- Schedule is subject to change.

 

Audition date:                        May 6 OR 7                         10:30 AM Report, Plan to stay until 3:00 PM

                                                *** You only have to attend one day!

Audition location:            Ocean City Theatre Company, 1501 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ

June 24th          10:00am – 12:30pm

June 27th            6:00pm, -9:00pm

June 28              Broadway on the OC Boardwalk 5 PM rehearsal, 7:30 Show - Music Pier

June 30th           5:30pm-8:30pm

July 7th              5:30pm-8:30pm

July 14th               5:30pm-8:30pm

July 18th            6:00pm-9:00pm

July 21st            5:30pm-8:30pm

July 23rd            5:30pm – 8:30pm

July 25th            6:00pm-9:00pm

August 1st          6:00pm-9:00pm

August 4th          5:30pm-8:30pm

August 11th        5:30pm-8:30pm

August 12th       10am – 1:00pm

August 13th        Noon – 4:00pm

August 15th        6:00pm-9:00pm

August 18th        5:30pm-8:30pm

August 21st        5:30pm – 9:00pm

August 22nd       5:30pm – 9:00pm

August 23rd       1:00pm – 4:00pm (if needed), 5:30pm – 9:00pm

August 24th         1:00pm-10:00pm

August 25th      10 AM – 5:00 PM rehearsal (Ocean City Music Pier)

                         6:00 PM call, 7:30 PM Show (Ocean City Music Pier)

August 26th      6:00 PM call, 7:30 PM Show (Ocean City Music Pier)

Use the below link to pay the non-refundable $50.00 audition fee. 

Student's name:

Members of the 2011 Junior Company perform in I LOVE NY 2012

 

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