Rhinoceros Cast Announced!


  • Berenger                   Omar Fox
  • Jean                           Dori Sanchis
  • Daisy                         Neeta Lachmandas
  • Dudard                     Austin Williams*
  • Botard                       Monique Barbour*
  • The Logician             V. Heather Fiore*
  • The Housewife          Caty Hill*
  • The Old Gentleman  Justin Hoover*
  • The Grocer                 Stephen Tavares*
  • The Grocer’s Wife     Hoda Jafar*

Note:  *These Actors will also play  the following roles:

  • Cafe Proprietor
  • The Waitress
  • Mrs.Boeuf
  • Mr. Papillon
  • The Fireman
  • The Old Man
  • The Old Man’s Wife

Rehearsals begin on Monday October 9,  6-10pm.  Actors,  please read the play before the first rehearsal.    Thanks, and congratulations.  

A big thank you to all who auditioned for “Rhinoceros”.  If you were not cast in a role,  and would like to work on the show in another capacity; please let me know.   We will have crew positions, and shadow puppetry roles as the show draws nearer.

Best to all of you.


John Polak, Director

Callbacks for Rhinoceros

Here is the list of names for callbacks for Rhinoceros. They will be held on Tuesday, October 3, starting at 6pm in the Studio Theatre. Thank you to all who participated in auditions tonight.

Justin Hoover
Vivianna McCormick
Dori Sanchis
Omar Fox
Neha Curtiss
Austin Williams
Monique Barbour
Caty Hill
Bryse Knowles
Stephen Tavares
Erin Brunansky
Huda Jafar
Oksana Gorban
Neefa Lachmandas
Heather Mowery-Murray


Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Dramatized by David Rogers
Directed by Michael Mufson
Movement by Molly Faulkner
Live Music by João Vincent Lewis


Palomar College Studio Theatre

Friday, September 29 @ 7 PM
Saturday, September 30 @ 7 PM
Sunday, October 1 @ 2 PM
Thursday,October 5 @ 4 PM
Friday,October 6 @ 7 PM
Saturday ,October 7 @ 7PM
Sunday, October 8 @ 2 PM


Aldous Huxley set his remarkable novel 600 years in the future, but today, just 85 years after its publication, Huxley’s Brave New World seems all too familiar and it will be here sooner than you think.  Starting Friday, September 29th, Brave New World will come alive in our intimate and immersive Studio Theatre for seven performances.

Welcome to the year A.F. (After Ford) 632, the ultimate world of mass distraction. Perpetual youth, sexual liberation, the Soma holiday, media-state-entertainment conditioning and genetic engineering create a world of perfect contentment; unless you happen to be different. This immersive mixed-media theatre experience will take you on an unforgettable trip into Huxley’s strange but familiar future.



Palomar Symphony Orchestra: Let’s Dance! & Movie Night Out!

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Escondido History Center to present 2 FREE Concerts in Grape Day Park!

Concert #1, Sunday, June 11th, 5PM: Let’s Dance! Music by Duke Ellington, Offenbach, Dvorak, Copland, Strauss, Borodin and more! Plus, a cool mini concert by the amazing Fortissimo Orchestra!

Concert #2, Sunday, June 18th, 5PM: Movie Night Out! Listen to music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, The King’s Speech, and of course, James Bond.

Today at Concert Hour! Honors Recital!!

The Palomar Applied Music Honors Recital showcases Palomar’s top music students in both the vocal and instrumental disciplines. Come and listen to an afternoon of beautiful music.

William Cowie, piano
Michael Almanza, cello
Fiona Lu, piano
Delaney Dietrich, mezzo-soprano
Clara Kelly, soprano
Miyuki Matsuyama, piano
Nichole DiGangi, soprano
Emily Patricia Harrington, flute
Adrian Jakob Barfoed Martinez, timpani
Daniel Gonazalez, alto saxophone; Aaron Miramontes, trumpet;Oscar Ramirez, piano; Shannon Nauss, electric bass; Kai Taylor, drums

Howard Brubeck Theatre at 12:30pm

Bring a friend, it’s FREE!

Faculty Dance! Final show today, May 21!

Faculty Dance

Palomar dance faculty members reveal creativity and imagination in what is always a lively dance extravaganza celebrated in a variety of styles: ballet, musical theatre, tap, jazz, Hawaiian/Tahitian, Middle Eastern, ballroom, hip hop and modern dance.

Directed by Patriceann Mead

May 21

Sunday, 2pm

Howard Brubeck Theatre

This Weekend! Faculty Dance!!

Faculty Dance

Palomar dance faculty members reveal creativity and imagination in what is always a lively dance extravaganza celebrated in a variety of styles: ballet, musical theatre, tap, jazz, Hawaiian/Tahitian, Middle Eastern, ballroom, hip hop and modern dance.

Directed by Patriceann Mead

May 19-21

Friday, Saturday, 7pm

Sunday, 2pm

Howard Brubeck Theatre

Concert Hour! Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Quartet!!

Nathan Hubbard, local percussionist/composer and Palomar Alum, is known for his freewheeling and improvisational style. In 2001 he founded the Skeleton Key Orchestra, which was recently awarded “Best San Diego Jazz release 2016” by NBC San Diego for their double CD Furiously Dreaming. The Quartet was formed as a way to expand the Orchestra’s reach and performs sections, bass lines, and condensed versions of music written for over 20 musicians. Be ready for a musical adventure!

Grant Fisher – electric guitar

Nate Jarrell – electric guitar

Harley Magsino – electric bass

Nathan Hubbard – drums/compositions

12:30pm – Performance Lab (D10)

Bring a friend, it’s FREE!

This Thursday at Concert Hour! Faculty Jazz Quartet!!

Those who can’t do, teach.” Nothing could be farther from the truth with these four extraordinarily talented musicians!

This Thursday they will leave you begging for more as they fill the Howard Brubeck Theatre with the sweet sounds of jazz.

Rob Whitlock – piano

Dean Hulett – bass

Bob Weller – drums

Dr. Ellen Weller – soprano sax.


Bring a friend, it’s FREE!


Auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher

SEEKING A DOZEN DEDICATED ACTORS • Ingenious imagination • Phenomenal Physicality • Voluminous Voice • Courageous Creativity • Actors of all ethnicities and genders encouraged!

This Tony Award-winning, wildly theatrical prequel to the Peter Pan story reveals the magic and the mischief behind the creation of Neverland, the lost boys and Peter Pan himself. Featuring a dozen actors portraying a panoply of unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Performances are March 2-11, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.

Open Call • Friday, Dec. 15 • 7 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Callbacks • Saturday, Dec. 16 • 1 PM • STUDIO THEATRE


Please prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue – dramatic, comic, fantastical or poetic.
And a one-minute song (unaccompanied). The play includes a few simple songs that are mostly sea shanties or hymns.
Optional: In addition, you may tell a short story involving pirates or sailors.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:30 – 10:30 PM beginning January 29.

Technical Rehearsals will be Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25 10AM-10PM and February 26- March 1 5PM-11PM

Casting preference to actors with no schedule conflicts.

Participants are required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance)

Black Stache– A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Molly Aster – A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

Boy/Peter – A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Grempkin– The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.

Mrs. Bumbrake – Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.

Bill Slank– The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.

Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.

Prentiss– An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Alf – A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Lord Leonard Aster – Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott – Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted– An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

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This classic screwball comedy is one of the most popular and successful plays of the American theatre.  It follows the zany anarchy of the Vanderhof family as they insist on choosing family, fun and happiness as they face the pressure to conform to more materialist values.

Performances are April 27-May 5 • Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.

AUDITION INFORMATION will be posted when available