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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

September 29 – October 8; Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.
Palomar College Studio Theatre

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.

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Brave New World Cast

Hello Folks. Thank you all for your time and commitment to the callbacks.  I saw a lot of excellent work, which made it quite difficult to make my final casting decision.  Thank you and I’m looking forward to working with all of you. First Rehearsal is tomorrow, Monday, August 28 at 6:30 PM in the Studio theatre.  Please arrive promptly and be ready to start at 6:30 P.M.

Ali Sadiq……….Police Officer, Ensemble

Amira Diaz……….1st Beta Gir, Indian Crone, Ensemble

Anthony Soriano……….DARWIN BONAPARTE, Ensemble

Austin Thatcher……….John Savage

Austin Williams……….Henry Foster

Caden Berry……….Police Officer, Ensemble

Caty Hill……….Lenina Crowne

Darcie McClain……….Dr. Shaw, Miss Keate, Ensemble

Gabriel Saberón Nelson……….ARCH COMMUNITY SONGSTER

Gina Marie……….Linda

Hinako Nishikawa……….Waitress, Ensemble

Isabel Baker……….2nd Beta Girl, Ensemble

Jacob Stadler……….Nero Smith, Ensemble

Jonathan Williams……….Benito Hoover, Ensemble

Ken Fujimoto……….Penitent, Ensemble

Mark Tellez……….Elevator Epsilon, Ensemble

Matthew Whetstone……….SUB-BURSAR, Ensemble

Mikalah Tolbert-Smith……….Nurse, Ensemble

Neha Curtis……….Priest, Mustapha Mond-World Controller

Noah Parr……….Helmholtz Watson

Omar Fox……….Savage Guide, Assistant Director, Ensemble

Ryan Balfour……….Director of the London Hatching and Conditioning Center

Sara Kinney (Carl)……….Bernard Marx

Shane Murphy……….Fanny Crowne

Ensemble roles still to be determined:

Warden (voice over), Delta Children, Hospital Workers, 11 Solidarity Partners, Ceremonial Dancers, Crowd of Gawkers, Various groups of citizens creating the action of the locations throughout the play.

Call Backs for Brave New World

Thank you, everyone, who auditioned last night. I thoroughly enjoyed working with each of you a little bit and am looking forward to our callbacks.  Please wear loose clothing that you can move in easily. We will start promptly at 4 PM, so please be on time and ready to start at 4 PM (except for those who informed us they would be late or unavailable).

Isabel, Baker

Ryan, Balfour

Caden, Berry

Neha, Curtiss

Amira, Diaz

Omar, Fox

Ken, Fujimoto

Caty, Hill

Justin Hoover

Sara Kinney

Gina Marie

Darcie McClain

Jonathan Middleton

Shane Murphy

Gabriel Saberón Nelson

Hinako Nishikawa

Noah Parr

Ali Sadiq

Anthony Soriano

Jacob Stadler

Mark Tellez

Austin Thatcher

Mikalah Tolbert-Smith

Matthew Whetstone

Austin Williams

Auditions for Brave New World

Dramatized by David Rogers
Directed by Michael Mufson
Movement Direction by Molly Faulkner
Auditions Friday, August 25 • 7 PM • Studio Theatre
Callbacks Saturday, August 26 • 6:30 PM

Performances are September 29 – October 8; Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM. 

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

Welcome to the year A.F. (After Ford) 632, the ultimate world of mass distraction. Perpetual youth, fFree sex, 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.

Please prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue – dramatic, comic or poetic.  Optional: In addition, you may present a brief statement about your experience and thoughts on the novel Brave New World.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:30 – 10:30 PM and Saturday’s Noon – 5 PM, beginning August 28.

The cast includes all the main characters from the book: Director of the London Hatching and Conditioning Center, Henry Foster, Lenina Crowne, Fanny Crowne, Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, John Savage, Linda, and World Controler- Mustapha Mond, plus an ensemble of actors and dancers to play a host of other characters and to create the immersive experience of the world for the audience through realistic physical actions and psychotropic movement sequences.

Contact mmufson@palomar.edu for more information.

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!

Events

Auditions – Rhinoceros

AUDITIONS!!!
Join us for our production of Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco!

Directed by John Polak
Auditions: Monday, October 2nd at 6pm in the Studio Theatre
Callbacks: Tuesday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Studio Theatre

In this dark, comic vision of civilization run amok, at first, they don’t believe you, and then, suddenly, it seems that everybody’s doin’ it. Although resistance is attempted at every turn, it appears that everyone will succumb to the rhino stampede. This quintessential work of Absurdist Theatre wrangles with uneasy questions about what constitutes moral strength and weakness in the face of populism and mass conformity.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue.
Casting 10 Actors

Rehearsals begin October 9th. Monday-Friday 6-10pm and Saturday 11-3pm.
Performances run from December 1-10 in the Studio Theatre.
For more information, please contact John Polak jpolak@hotmail.com