Apr. 16-18, 7pm Theatre Presents "Beckett in Rep"
Apr. 18, 2pm Theatre Presents "Beckett in Rep"
Apr. 23, 7pm Literary Arts Spring Reading
Apr. 24-25, 7pm Instrumental Music Jazz Concerts
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE:
Graduation is now June 4 instead of June 5.
OSA SCHOOL OF THEATRE presents: BECKETT IN REP
OSA School of Theatre is proud to present the works of one of theatre's most innovative and groundbreaking artists. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett quite literally turned theatre upside down with his plays, and in the process he redefined what theatre is and what it can accomplish. In rotating repertory are six of Beckett's one-act plays which represent the full range of his career--the purely physical theatre of Acts Without Words to the stunning poetry of Endgame, Not I, Play, and Rockaby. Come prepared to have all of your assumptions about theatre changed and leave moved and exhilarated by some of the most unforgettable theatre you will ever experience.
The show is April 16-18 7pm with a 2pm Saturday.
1933 Broadway ~ Oakland
Advance Tickets: $15 Adults/ $8 Seniors and Students
At Door Tickets: $20 Adults/$10 Seniors and Students
https://oakarts.tix.com for tickets
Thursday, April 16 at 7pm: Acts Without Words I & II, Rockaby, Play, Not I
Friday, April 17 at 7pm: Play, Rockaby, Not I, Endgame
Saturday, April 18 at 2pm: Acts Without Words I & II, Rockaby, Play, Endgame
Saturday, April 18 at 7pm: Acts Without Words I & II, Rockaby, Not I, Endgame
Please buy your tickets NOW by going to https://oakarts.tix.com. Let’s sell out these shows and support our actors and our School of Theatre!
New during Beckett: LASAGNA DINNER!!! Come early and enjoy dinner before the evening shows! Purchase the $10 meal ticket at check-in and exchange it at the concessions bar for lasagna (meatless also available), dinner roll, salad, drink and dessert.
Doors open at 6:15pm.
Literary Arts Spring Reading
On April 23 at 7pm, come see the staff of The Telegraph read their finest creative works. $5 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds), and there will be food + drinks.
Featuring new work from Vida Solstice, Kenyah Evans, Molly Gardner, Sally Lao, Allison Merrell, Elena Ruiz, Chloe Smith, Emma Talamantes, Kelsey Tostenson, Amaya Wilson, Nicole Loverr, and Ariela Simons!
OSA JAZZ Spring Showcase
OSA JAZZ Spring Showcase
The Spring Jazz Showcase has arrived!
Friday night features students performing in their small jazz combos while Saturday night is dedicated to the larger jazz ensembles. It is guaranteed to be two nights of stellar jazz!
We hope you come out to enjoy what the jazz students have been working hard on all year! Sweets Ballroom is ideally located in Uptown Oakland - bring some friends and make a night of it! The music will light up your night!
April 24 Small Combos
April 25 Large Ensembles
1933 Broadway Ave
Neverland Music Festival on May 2!
Buy Tickets Now for the Neverland Music Festival on May 2!
This August, our group of 13 OSA Theatre students have the opportunity to go to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland to perform Peter/Wendy, a new take on J.M. Barrie's original story of Peter Pan, created by Jeremy Bloom.
Please join us in a celebration of music and "happy thoughts" as different genres of music and different generations of musicians come together at the Neverland Music Festival at Sweet's Ballroom on Saturday, May 2nd. The Neverland Music Festival will raise money to defray costs and enable all these students to participate in this amazing learning experience.
Opening this benefit is the Neverland Latin Jazz Band featuring Frank Mercurio (Theatre parent - played with Cal Tjader and the Escovedos), Curtis Ohlson (played with Ray Charles and Buddy Rich), Cyril Guiraud, Matt Willis (Visual Arts parent) and Fred Hyer (Digital Media parent) and guests Isabella Mercurio (OSA Theatre and Peter/Wendy actor) and Jasim Perales (OSA Instrumental Music All-Star).
Following the jazz is OSA Theatre's own Noah Baldwin (and Peter/Wendy actor) and his band Brave Ulysses, influenced by classic rock bands and last year's OGT finalist, with bandmates Harrison Flynn, Tyler Bach, Chris Tuck, and Jared Cyetich.
Ending the night is Cork Marcheschi and his band 50 Foot Hose, one of the first bands to fuse rock music with electronic instruments and avant-garde compositional ideas - hugely popular in the late '60s with a renaissance starting in the '90s. 50 Foot Hose also includes Eliza Perry, Lenny Bove, Reid Johnston, Dean Cook, Walter Funk and guest Lily Marcheschi (OSA Theatre and Peter/Wendy actor).
Dead Girl's Candy, with ukuleles and vocals, features Jayne Lyell (OSA Theatre and Peter/Wendy actor), Lyla Neely (OSA Vocal student) and Lily Stevenson (OSA Vocal student) and will be providing their special brand of music between sets.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Come for one band or stay for all three! Buy your tickets NOW at https://oakarts.tix.com - $20 for adults and $10 for students purchased in advance or $25 for adults and $10 for students at the door. There will be CASH ONLY food and beverages for sale as well as DONATION OPPORTUNITIES! Please help make this trip accessible for all our students!
Vocal Music Presents "Caravan" in Fox Theatre!
Join our CARAVAN! Ticket link is now live for ticket purchases. $10-$50 tickets Fox Theater May 8 at 7pm
Come to Oakland's Fox Theater on May 8th at 7pm to hear the OSA School of Vocal Music in a showcase of groundbreaking music from around the world. We will travel to Iceland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Lebanon and Brazil! Together we will celebrate the modern music scene of our world with music from artists such as Bjork, Sergio Mendes, Miriam Makeba, Laura Mvula many more.
Caravan will feature all 120 singers in the School of Vocal Music at OSA -- including our award-winning Vocal Rush students. Come hear the newest artists bring the worldís music to our home town!
OSA School of Dance Spring Concert!
OSA School of Dance Spring Concert 2015 Tickets on Sale Now!
Come see the young, up and coming talent from Oakland School for the Arts School of Dance in their one and only Dance Concert of the year! See what the Middle and High School dance students have been working hard toward all year! Featuring World Premieres and OSA Premieres from Mr. Savage and Guest Choreographer Ms. Teela Shine, and brand new choreography from OSA School of Dance's Senior Class of 2015!
4 Shows Only!
*Thursday, May 21 @ 7pm*
*FOR LIMITED TIME ONLY, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: ALL THURSDAY OPENING NIGHT TICKETS ONLY $10!*
Friday, May 22 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 23 @ 7pm
Sunday, May 24 @ 3pm
At Malonga Casquelourd Theater
1428 Alice Street (Oakland)
Don't miss this unique opportunity to show your support for all the hard work and discipline these young people have put into themselves and their art!
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $10 Students/Seniors (with valid ID)*
Tickets available at https://oakarts.tix.com and at the door
For more info and exclusive School of Dance photos, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OakArtsDance and our Facebook Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/798059760273834/
*Online ticket sales end at 12pm on the day of the show for all 7pm shows and at 12pm on Saturday for Sunday's 3pm show. Tickets will be available for sale at the Box Office beginning at 6pm on Thursday 5/21, Friday 5/22, and Saturday 5/23, and beginning at 2pm on Sunday 5/24.
Photo credit: Photo of Class of 2015 Seniors Brandeja Guinn and Najah Miller by Tracy Martin.
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