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ALICE'S ADVENTURES
IN WONDERLAND
A CURIOUS ROCK MUSICAL

WORLD PREMIERE April 3-19, 2020
Written and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Music Direction by Milo Graamans
Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

 

Once upon a time a curious young woman chased a white rabbit down a hole…and found herself on an incredible adventure through the madness of Wonderland. From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a groundbreaking, toe-tapping musical inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll.

 

Although this show was not written for a youth audience, there is no profanity or on-stage violence. The production should be suitable for ages 10+, approximately.

A VERY CURIOUS SEASON

All performances take place at ...

THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

777 W Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

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The Curious Incident
of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence
 
AUDITIONS:
4:00 pm Sunday, June 21, 2020 
Newport Performing Arts Center

 

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

 

Roles:

Christopher Boone (15), Siobhan (30-40), 
Ed Boone (35-50),  Judy Boone (35-45),
Mrs. Shears/Others (40-55), Mr. Shears/Others (40-55),
Mrs. Alexander/Others (55-70), 
Reverend Peters/Others (40-60),
Policeman/Mr. Thompson/Others (25-40), 
No. 40/Punk Girl/Others (20-35)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Curious Rock Musical

April 3 - 19, 2020
Alice Silverman Theatre

Written and Directed by Darcy Hogan
Music Direction by Milo Graamans

Inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

A world premiere production!

 

Who are YOU? From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a groundbreaking, toe-tapping rock musical inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Underground.  Join us for a marvelously mad, magical, musical journey!

 

Featuring: Adrien Fraser, Akia Woods, Anna Zimmerman, Barbara Berge, Braylon Belloni, Brian Haggerty, Caity Showalter, CJ McCarty, Cody Larsen, Danika Simon, Finley Watson, Jessica Moll,  Jonathan J. Lawrence, Joshua Lawrence, Karlia Bertness, Kenna Bertness, Kylie MacDonald, Layton Spence, Linda Haggerty, Lizzie Watson, Lucy Furuheim, Marbra Ann Cohen, Melissa MacDonald, Miranda (Mandy) Carter, Nathan Bush, Nikki Atkins, Pete Theodore, Rachel Sargent, Rebeccah Sorensen, Sarah Vaughn, Sherron Watson, Stacy Fischer, and Tess Dziak.

 

Learn more at AliceTheRockMusical.com

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare's Coriolanus

July 22, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

A "One Night Delights" play reading to benefit
the David Ogden Stiers Theatre remodel
Directed by Milo Graamans

Featuring Italian Cream Tarts with Honeyed Fruits (included with ticket)

 

Based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Martius Coriolanus, and one of the Bard’s final tragedies, Coriolanus is a full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield and transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

 

Presented in conjunction with the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.

All proceeds benefit the remodel of the David Ogden Stiers Theatre.

 

 

 

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time*

October 16 - November 1, 2020
David Ogden Stiers Theatre

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Joshua Lawrence

 

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

 

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play

 

"A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life."  - Evening Standard 

 

AUDITIONS:
4:00pm Sunday, June 21, 2020
Newport Performing Arts Center

 

* Rights Pending

Red Octopus Theatre Company, a Non-Profit Organization, has been bringing the very best in comedy,
drama,classics, musicals, and original theatre to the beautiful Oregon Coast for more than forty years.
"Red Octopus Theatre Company is well known for edgy scripts, superior sets, technical expertise
and the highest caliber of actors on the Central Oregon Coast."
- Oregon Coast Today

In 1978, four actors from San Francisco headed North. They landed in Newport, Oregon, joined forces with local actors, and the rest is history ... with the group constantly expanding over the years to include hundreds of talented artists. Past performances were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: from local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport’s City Hall). Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Ron Miller, Duffy Lederman, Darcy Hogan, Melissa MacDonald, Stacy Fischer, Joshua Lawrence, Milo Graamans, Cody Larsen.

 

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In reference to our audition notices:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the descriptions we provide. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character, but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers
available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. 

Playwrights Welcome was developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and, by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights who wish to receive a complimentary ticket to one of our productions, through the Playwrights Welcome program, may request one at the box office on the day of the performance. Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket, and tickets are subject to availability.

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