OhLook Performing Arts Center

Where Stars Learn To Shine

Summer 2014 Productions
Auditions for Ohlook's Summer Season are now closed.

Download our Summer Brochure as a PDF.

Main Stage Shows
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - REGIONAL PREMIERE!!
June 27 - July 13

Music by Andrew Lippa

Book and Lyrics by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice


THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.

The Addams Family will be cast with students from Musical Theatre Camp and Adults. 
Students must be enrolled in
Musical Theatre Camp to participate.

Rehearsals begin June 9.


June 27 - July 13
DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR.
June 30 - July 5

Music by Alan Menken & Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where we're about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince!

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

In order to be cast in this show you must be enrolled in Musical Theatre Camp.  This show will run as part of the Morning Series.


Click here to read more about Musical Theatre Camp.

 Rehearsals begin June 9.


June 30 - July 5
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - REGIONAL PREMIERE
July 18 - Aug 3

Book by Terrence McNally with Music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG


Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.

This delightfully entertaining musical has been created by a Tony Award®-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (THE FULL MONTY and RAGTIME), and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (HAIRSPRAY).

Adult production with Students (Ages 14 & up)
$325 Tuition for students participating

Rehearsals begin June 16.


July 18 - Aug. 3
COLUMBINUS
July 28 - Aug. 14

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Jake McCready

Littleton, Colorado. 1999. Two teenagers devastate a community and shock the country when they walk into their suburban high school and kill twelve students and one teacher. Based on interviews with teenagers across the country and survivors and community members in Littleton, this haunting drama takes a hard look at modern teenagers through the lens of the most infamous high school shooting in American history. Artistic Director PJ Paparelli returns to Littleton, CO ten years later to conduct new interviews and add additional material to what Variety described, "This one comes straight from the gut...highly theatrical and deeply disturbing."

Elite Production with Students and Adults (Ages 14 & up)
Student Tuition: $225

Rehearsals begin July 7.


July 28 - Aug. 14
PETER PAN
Aug. 8 - 17

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh with Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap
Additional Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green 
Additional Music by Jule Styne 
Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
Original 1954 Broadway Version

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.


Elite Production will be cast with a student cast (ages 7 and up) and an adult cast.  
Tuition for Student Production is $325

Rehearsals begin July 21.


Late Night Series
Our acclaimed late night series features shows that "push the envelope" and often have mature themes, language and situations. 

For that reason you must be over 18 years old in order to audition for these productions.

All performances play at 11pm Fridays and Saturdays

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
June 20 - July 5
Book by Alex Timbers  
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FROM LAST SUMMER'S AMAZING PRODUCTION!

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON tells the story of America's first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States--who cares if he didn't have permission?

An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation's founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recreates and reinvents the life of "Old Hickory," from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as Commander-in-Chief. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?


June 20 - July 5
LIZZIE BORDEN: The Musical - REGIONAL PREMIERE
July 11-20

Book and Lyrics by Christopher McGovern & Amy Powers
Music by Christopher McGovern

The Borden case is one of the most talked about crimes in American History, mostly because the truth was never known. Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother on a stifling August day in 1892. Much evidence suggests that she was indeed guilty, including the destruction of a dress thought to be evidence, her father's considerable thriftiness in spite of his wealth, and her well known rivalry with her stepmother. Other evidence suggests that there were other suspects with more obvious motives for committing murder. No blood was found on Lizzie's clothing, and the axe found in the basement of the Borden house was not fingerprinted and therefore could not be linked positively to the murder.

Borden was acquitted of the crimes but now, more than a century later, her case continues to fascinate us, inspiring operas, ballets, movies, comic books, novels, pop songs and...you guessed it...a musical.
Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers' musical premiered at the American Stage Company in 1998. It then was produced at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut (known for their touting of new works) and the Stoneham Theater in Massachussets, the crime's home state. The musical cuts to the bone in its examination of Lizzie and her troubled life. Beyond the retelling of the crime, the show adds a character to the mix: Lizzie's younger self. The play also suggests that Andrew Borden, Lizzie's father, had sexually abused Lizzie and her sister Emma (which is backed up by historical evidence).

The story is told in multiple flashbacks, interspersing the events of the day the crime was committed with trial testimony and glimpses of Lizzie's life as a young girl.


THE WILD PARTY
Aug. 1-16
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, The Wild Party tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring the time in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end all parties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each other jealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest named Mr. Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and he comes to a violent end at Mr. Black's hand. In the stark light of a new day, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarily a brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake. An award-winning score by Andrew Lippa provides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control. Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, he makes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.