Theatre Audition: Spring Awakening!

SPRING AWAKENING!, the Musical
music by Duncan Sheik
book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Directed by Francis Gercke
• Open Call: Sun., Jan. 17, 9AM-1PM
• Callbacks: Sun., Jan. 17, 2PM-5PM
Please prepare a one-minute Comedic or Dramatic monologue and
32 Bars or a one-minute cut of a musical theatre song in the style of
the show. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella, please.
Bring sheet music in the correct key!
Performances: Feb 26-March 6.
contact: frangercke@gmail.com

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Directed by Annie Hinton, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was created by Greg Allen, founding director of the Neo Futurists, as an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. The show is a non-reproduceable, always original event with the order of play chosen by the audience. The first performance was Dec 2, 1988 at Chicago’s  Stage Left Theater, and has been running ever since.

 

 

Concert Hour this week! Doneda/Nakatani Duo

Come and enjoy and afternoon of adventurous saxophone and percussion improvisations!

Tatsuya Nakatani is a master percussionist, originally from Osaka Japan,  who has resided in the U.S. since 1994. Michael Doneda is a self taught specialist of the soprano saxophone who hails from the French Southwest. Together this duo has performed internationally throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Poland, Norway, Scotland and Belgium.

Flutes de Salon! Today at Concert Hour!

Cathy Blickenstaff, Cindy Anne Broz, Tracy Goodwin and Ruth Washington Mayhew are the four lovely ladies who make up Flutes de Salon, a Southern California based professional flute quartet.

Performing on C flutes, piccolo, alto flute and bass flute, this sprightly quartet will offer an innovative and varied program featuring compositions by American and French composers including Irving Berlin, Jacques Castérède and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy arranged for four piccolos! Come and listen!

 

October 25 – In Praise of Singing

Come help the Palomar Chamber Singers, the Palomar Chorale and the Mesa College Vocal Ensemble celebrate the 90th birthday of a living musical legend, Alice Parker. Come and listen to the songs and arrangements that have inspired singers and choirs around the world. Enjoy Alice’s work as well as the work of J.S. Bach, Carlos Guastavino and more.

October 22 – Concert Hour: Robin Adler/Dave Blackburn

Vocalist Robin Adler and her husband and music partner, Dave Blackburn, began exploring the groundbreaking work of Canadian composer Joni Mitchell in 2005 and in the ten years since, have garnered critical acclaim and fans around the world for their deep and nuanced readings of Mitchell’s work.

Robert Bush, jazz writer for the San Diego Reader holds Robin Adler and Mutts of the Planet as one of his favorite local artists, choosing their shows three years in a row for his end-of-year roundup of the top ten jazz concerts in San Diego

In the Howard Brubeck Theatre at 12:30pm.

Palomar Symphony Orchestra announces its 2015-2016 Season

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Ellen Weller, has announced its new season, and invites strings players from North County to join this vibrant group of musicians. Weller, a professor of music at Palomar College, says that the success of last year’s “Water Music” series has inspired her to continue to think in terms of year-long program themes.

“This year, we are focusing on the elements of music: harmony, melody, rhythm, and of course the most important element, soul. We have some very special soloists this season, and we are teaming up with the Palomar Chorale and the Palomar Chamber Singers, directed by Sally Husch Dean, for two concerts.”

The first concert of the season is Saturday October 10th at the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the Palomar College campus in San Marcos. “This first concert will focus on harmony, starting with the imaginative and colorful Variations on a Theme by Haydn, written by Johannes Brahms. We will then follow that piece with the remarkably rich textures of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Dr. William Fried, a brilliant young pianist who studied at UCSD.”

The second concert, “Melody,” will showcase the Palomar Chamber Singers in Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and Bach’s Magnificat, finishing with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. “Rhythm” will be the theme of the March 2016 concert shared with the Palomar Pacific Concert Band directed by Kenneth Bell, with music by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Michael Jackson and Joseph Zawinul of the group Weather Report. The final concert in May, “Soul” features music by Wolfgang Mozart, honoring the 225th anniversary of the composer’s death with his Requiem Mass.

The PSO will also continue the tradition of pre-concert lobby talks started by Weller. “Audience members have expressed that they are enjoying the informal chats in the lobby exploring the history of the music, meeting the featured performers, and getting a sense of what to listen for in the concert.” The talks also crossed disciplinary boundaries, teaming up with experts in cultural history, science and Project Wildlife to connect the musical themes with real-world issues.

The first rehearsal is Tuesday, August 18th, and local musicians in the community are invited to join by enrolling in the Palomar College course MUS 198. “If you played a string instrument in high school, no matter how long ago, we want you to join this splendid and friendly group of music students, active and retired music teachers and talented amateurs,” Weller said.

For more information, see the Palomar Performing Arts website at www.palomarperforms.com.

Performing Arts Employment

Instructional Support Assistant III
For complete description and information, Click here

Technical Director/Instructional Support

Part-Time/Temporary (26 hours/week)
About Palomar Performing Arts

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

Job Summary

Serves as instructional support and technical director for theatre, music and dance classes and performances with responsibility for theatrical scenery, lighting and other technical aspects of staging performances; works with technical theatre students in all aspects of scenery construction, fabrication and assembly, and the rigging of stage lighting equipment and software.

Essential Functions

 

Works with faculty, designers and directors of stage productions and events to implement staging and scenery to meet production requirements.

  • Provides input to production designers on design elements, approaches and aesthetics to ensure accuracy and technical/cost feasibility of individual units of production staging and scenery.
  • Ensures that Health and Safety Code requirements are addressed to ensure the safety of performers and the audience.
  • Works with directors, hourly and temporary workers, technical theatre students and others to assemble and prepare the stage and backstage areas for productions and performances.
  • Serves as master carpenter in constructing the more complex scenic units,rigging of overhead scenery.
  • Works with technical theatre faculty to prepare instructional materials and lab exercises on methods and tools commonly used in a theatre scene shop and backstage area.
  • Oversees day-to-day activities in technical theatre laboratories; ensures the scene shop is ready for use during scheduled hours and that equipment is in sound working order.
  • Monitors to ensure lab closing procedures are followed; maintains a clean, safe and orderly learning environment.
  • Provides instruction and demonstrates safety procedures for the use and operation of a variety of hand and power tools, including, but not limited to radial table and arm saws, grinders and sanders, staple and fastener guns, propane torches, drills, welders, adhesive applicators, routers, cutters; monitors students in the laboratory to ensure safety procedures are followed; responds to student questions regarding procedures and requirements.

 

Terms of Employment

This position is a 26 hours per week temporary assignment.

 

Compensation

$20-$24 per hour (depending on education and experience)

 

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

 

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

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Theatre Technician

Part-Time/Temporary (26 hours/week)

 

About Palomar Performing Arts

 

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

 

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

 

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

 

 

Job Summary

 

Perform a variety of technical work in the construction, repair, maintenance, operation and rigging of theatrical equipment and effects. Assist in the supervision of student crews, function as stage manager and troubleshooter for any number of events in the Performing Arts Complex. Install, program and operate various types of lighting, audio and video/projection equipment.

 

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Assist in supporting departmental and external performances and rehearsals, including theatre, dance and music events;
  • Perform technical theatre carpentry, painting, electrical, and basic audio work;
  • Construct, repair and operate theatrical lighting, sound and scenic elements;
  • Set up theatre equipment in accordance with users’ written requests;
  • Enforce applicable safety standards and theatre rules; secure theatre after events;
  • Act as Production Stage Manager and/or Troubleshooter for various departmental and non-departmental events.
  • Assist in maintaining and providing security for all tools, equipment and District property in the theatre.

 

 

Terms of Employment

This position is a 26 hours per week temporary assignment. Schedule is highly variable and includes nights and weekends.

 

Experience

Equivalent of college-level coursework in a related discipline and three years of full time equivalent experience within the specific field.

 

Compensation

$20 per hour (depending on education and experience)

 

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

 

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

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Marketing Assistant

Part-Time (18 hours/week)

About Palomar Performing Arts

Palomar Performing Arts provides a vibrant educational environment that cultivates creative learning experiences between students, teachers and community through the study and practice of dance, music, theatre and collaborative performance.

Each year, the Performing Arts Department provides a one-of-a-kind educational experience for more that 3,000 music, theatre and dance students, and the Performing Arts Complex hosts up to 30 shows, serving tens of thousands of community members in North San diego County.

The new Performing Arts Complex houses two state-of-the-art performance venues, two beautiful dance studios, an acting studio and fully equipped costume shop and and scene shop.

Job Summary

Assists in the coordination of marketing and publicity for performing arts productions and concerts using various school, community and commercial media sources and outlets, including social media and online presence; prepares promotional materials in both print and web formats.

Essential Functions

 

  • Contribute to the uploading of the department website and websites belonging to outside publications and advertising entities.
  • Assist with Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Curate relevant content to reach the Department’s students and patrons.
    • Assist in creating, curating, and managing all published content (images, video and written).
    • Engage users by monitoring, listening and responding in a “Social” way.
    • Conduct online advocacy and promote events with special offers.
    • Develop and expand community with outreach efforts.
    • Participate in design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and other online outlets).
    • Assist in the design, creation and management of promotions and Social ad campaigns.
  • Proof Performing Arts/Creative Services work flow (projects) including posters, programs and season brochure.
  • Create, label and assist in maintaining Fall and Spring Season performance files.

Terms of Employment

This position is an 18 hours per week assignment. Schedule during normal business hours can be arranged to fit in with other school/work obligations.

Experience

Equivalent of college-level coursework in a related discipline.

Compensation

$12 per hour

Application Screening

Begins July 22, 2015, and will continue until position is filled.

How to apply

Please send completed application (http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/hr/files/2013/09/STU-Temp-App-9.9.2014.pdf-22.pdf) and current resume to:

 

Justin Smiley, Manager

Performing Arts Production

jsmiley@palomar.edu

760-744-1150 x2455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pop Art Makeup Competition

Here are the results of the POP ART Makeup Competition last week.  Thank you to everyone who came by to vote!
 
First Place – Courtney Austin Clifford 
Second Place – Rose Diamond
Third Place – Leanne Elias

 

Steph Johnson Trio! This week at Concert Hour

This week at Concert Hour!
Steph Johnson Trio
(Howard Brubeck Theatre)

Since her last Concert Hour performance in 2014, Steph Johnson has solidified her status as a funky, cool singer, songwriter and guitarist. Bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Fernando Gomez round out this rootsy Americana trio.


and, as always….

Bring a friend,

It’s Free!!

April 16

12:30 PM

Howard Brubeck Theatre

Upcoming Attractions

This Sunday!
Steinway Series- Ching-Ming Cheng
Sunday April 19, 2015 Equal Parts performer and Educator, Cheng comes to the series by way of Cal State San Marcos, where she is a full time faculty member. Cheng will pull from her broad classical and romantic background for a program of rare delights!