Tomorrow at Concert Hour! MandoBasso!!

Who would have thought that an upright bass and a mandolin could sound good together? Gunnar Biggs (bass) and Bill Bradbury (mandolin), as the duo MandoBasso, prove that they do. Biggs and Bradbury first came together as colleagues working on projects at both Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. These two music educators share a love of Irish and traditional American music that shines through in their performances.

“The interplay between the two leads to so many unexpected joys and discoveries. What makes it all work is the virtuosity the two men bring to their instruments.”

-Jim Trageser, North County Times

Howard Brubeck Theatre, 12:30pm


As always, bring a friend, it’s FREE!


Tonight at 7pm! Our Town!!

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece!

This three-act play tells the story of Grover’s Corners, an early 20th century fictional American small town, through the everyday lives of its citizens. First performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 1938, this heartwarming and groundbreaking production brings to life Wilder’s observations about who we are and how precious life is.

Come and enjoy Palomar Performing Arts production of this uniquely American classic!

Directed by Dana Case

Studio Theatre

Photography by Hugh Cox

Concert Hour this Thursday, October 6th! Kembang Sunda!!


Kembang Sunda is a San Diego based gamelan ensemble that performs traditional Sundanese music from West Java, Indonesia.

What is gamelan? Gamelans are sets of bronze or iron instruments supported by carved wooden racks. It was developed in the ancient courts of Java and Bali and is thought to predate the Hindu-Buddhist culture. Gamelan music layers its pieces with many interlocking melodies with all of the players working together to create a balanced and unique performance.

Kembang Sunda’s mission is to entertain, educate and expose an international audience to the beauty and diversity of Sundanese music and culture. Kembang Sunda, directed by Amy Hacker, has performed throughout Southern California since 2007.

Bring a friend, it’s FREE!

October 6th at 12:30pm, Howard Brubeck Theatre

Palomar Performing Arts
1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos,CA 92069
Box Office: (760) 744-1150 X2453

Our Town! Opens Friday, October 7th!

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,”this 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic strives to strip the theatre of its artifice and bring the audience in as collaborators. Live narration leads the way as we explore birth, death and the wonderful middle stage of life.

A uniquely American perspective on the universal truths and experiences that connect us as a human family!

Directed by Dana Case
October 7 – 16
Friday, Saturday @ 7pm; Sunday @ 2pm
Studio Theatre
Box Office: 760-744-1150 X2453

(Coffee Talk after the show on Sunday, October 9th)

Photography by Melinda Finn

Auditions- Facing Our Truth: Six 10-Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race and Privilege


Seeking a diverse ensemble of actors, dancers & musicians
Auditions are Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Palomar College Studio Theatre

Directed by Michael Mufson and Ingrid Trovão.

These six ten minute plays were first commissioned by The New Black Fest in response to the killing of Treyvon Martin and the acquittal George Zimmerman.  Since that time, public incidents of violence against black men have been increasingly exposed. Facing Our Truth’s purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around issues of racial injustice, police violence and white privilege.

There are many roles specifically for African-American women and men.  There are also some roles for people of all ethnicities, races and genders.

Please prepare either a 1-minute contemporary monologue or 1-minute passion statement inspired by the subject of the plays.  In either case, your presentation should be thoroughly memorized and rehearsed.

Callbacks will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6PM.

Rehearsals: October 17-Dec 1. Monday-Friday 6:30-10:30 PM and some Saturday afternoons. If cast, actors will enroll in 2units for the rehearsals and performances.

Performances: December 2,3,4,8,9,10,11, 2016. Fridays and Saturday’s at 7:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, Thursday at 4:00.

Casting Breakdown

Night Vision by Dominique Morisseau

AYANNA – Black woman, mid-late 30s. Pregnant. Hypersensitive. Over stuffed with book-quotes and clinical terminology.  Wife of Ezra.
EZRA – Black man, late 30s. Steady. Calming. Thoughtful. A loving husband with one eye always on the streets around him. Husband of Ayanna.

Some Other Kid  by A. Rey Pamatmat

ELISSA- 17, any race (non-white). some kid
ANDRE – 17, African-American, some otl1er kid
OWEN – 17, any race, their friend
Colored by Winter Miller

GREEN – Woman
PURPLE – Woman
YELLOW – Boy, I 5
PINK- Boy, 16
RED- Boy. 15
INDIGO – Woman
The Ballad Of George Zimmerman Text by Dan O’Brien, Music by Quetzal Flores

ZIMMERMAN – Late 20s, would call himself Hispanic (plays guitar).
TRAYVON – Late teens, would call himself Black.
OFFICER – Would call herself White.
Dressing  by Mona Mansour & Tala Manassah

MOM – early 40s, black
SON – 17, black
No More Monsters Here by Marcus Gardley

REBECCA – a white woman
DOC – a black psychiatrist. The same actor plays FMPLOYER
GREATEST GRAND – The same actor plays OOKIE, a dealer
Perusal scripts available at the Library reserve desk or contact
For information contact Michael Mufson at


Concert Hour this Thursday, Sept. 29th! Steph Johnson/Rob Thorsen Trio!!

Guitarist/vocalist Steph Johnson is joined by bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Fernando Gomez for a set of jazz, rock and soul grooves!


Concert Hour this Thursday, Sept. 22nd! GPS&M Jazz Quartet!

A San Diego County jazz super group! Lead by bassist and Grossmont College music instructor Justin Grinnell, with vibraphonist (and San Diego percussion mainstay) Jim Plank who is playing Concert Hour for the first time , saxophonist Tripp Sprague and drummer Duncan Moore. Line up early!

Bring a friend, it’s FREE!


Winter Dance Auditions!!


 For the Student Choreography to be presented in the

Winter Concert 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016 7:30PM

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 7:30PM


*1st Audition: Thursday, October 6th

Time: 9:00-11:00am

Place: PAC 215/216

Work must be half finished:

Solos: 2-3 minutes (total)

Groups: 3-5 minutes (total)


*2nd Audition: Thursday, November 10th  

Time: 9:00-11:00 am


*Work must be completed.

*All dancers must be present.

*All paperwork (handed out on the 1st Audition) must be carefully completed and submitted by the 2nd Audition (Bio’s via email)

*Paper work (Tech forms/Bio/Music) not on file No Audition!


* After audition on Tuesday, Nov 15th, we will have our production meeting with Tech/audio, costume personnel etc.

Put the following dates on your calendar now!  Mandatory rehearsals!

 *1st Production meeting/Run through of the program November 15th at 9AM – PAC 215

*2nd Run through of the program November 17th at 9AM –PAC-215

*Dry Rehearsal Monday, December 5th- call at 5PM – Theatre

*Tech Rehearsal Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6th and 7th call at 5PM

*Full Dress rehearsal Thursday December 8th call at 5PM, show at 7PM

*Show Friday and Saturday December 9th and 10th call at 5PM, show at 7:30PM

These are MANDATORY rehearsals!!!

Everything starts at 5:00pm

Note these dates on your class/work schedules NOW!

*For question Contact:

 Director Patriceann Mead, Ext. 2969

Tomorrow at Concert Hour, Sept. 15th! John Russell!!

Tomorrow at Concert Hour, September 15th at 12:30pm!!


Palomar College’s newly arrived faculty member and vocalist extraordinaire steps right to the Concert Hour stage to present a set of Benjamin Britten compositions for high voice.

Dr. John Russell is not only the new Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Palomar College, but has been the Music Director for the San Diego Master Chorale since 2014. He is known for his “heart melting legato” and is frequently in demand as a tenor soloist.

Come tomorrow and treat yourself to an afternoon of beautiful music in the Howard Brubeck Theatre.

And as always, bring a friend! It’s FREE!!

Our Town Cast List

CAST LIST for Our Town

PLEASE email me to let me know that you accept (

First Rehearsal is this Monday, August 29 at 7:00pm (Ready to work—so 6:50 is even better!)

Stage Manager Heather Fiore
Emily Webb Delaney Dietrich
Mr Webb Benjamin Monts
Mrs Webb Lea Le Brun
Wally Webb Ryan Jacobs
George Gibbs Kofialta A Ofori
Dr Gibbs Jolyon Alexander
Mrs Gibbs Monique Barbour
Rebecca Gibbs Macy Weinfurter
Mrs Soames Carmen Adams
Simon Stimson Frida Torres
Joe Crowell, Jr T Mitchell Ridgaway (also, Si Crowell and, Sam Craig)
Howie Newsome Myron Crowe (also Ensemble)
Constable Warren Aaron Rodriguez (also Ensemble)
Professor Willard Austin Loving (also Ensemble)
Joe Stoddard Aureliana Canseco (also Ensemble)
Baseball Player Liam Sullivan (also Ensemble)

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

I so appreciate your time and sharing your talent with me.

Please audition for me again.

Also, Michael Mufson will be having auditions soon, so keep checking!

-Dana Case