OhLook Performing Arts Center

Where Stars Learn To Shine

The Secret Garden
Music & Lyrics by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman
Book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Performances: September 28 - October 14
Rehearsals begin: September 10
Casting Ages 8 to Adult
Tuition for Students (High School and below): $365

Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwarz
Book by Anthony Stein
Performances October 19 - 28
Rehearsals begin Sept. 10
Casting Ages 5 - 13
Tuition: $365

Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make new friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his imagination back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.

Based on the book, The Trip, by Ezra Jack-Keats and a score by grammy winning composer, Stephen Schwarz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell)

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Performances: Nov. 2 - 11
Rehearsals TBD
Casting Ages 13 & up
Tuition for Students: $365

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Performances: December 7 - 22
Rehearsals TBD
Casting Ages 5 & up
Tuition for Students: $365

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Rehearsal Schedule will be set after auditions. We will use conflicts and schedules of participants to determine the schedule.

(Ages 15 - Adults)
Performances: TBD
Music by Greg Borowsky
Book by Douglas Lyon and Melvin Tunstall, III
Directed by Jill Blalock Lord

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.