We are planning, at this point, for all of our productions to be virtual this fall for the health and safety of all involved.
While the performance of a production is a great thing, we think of it more as the "icing on the cake." The true experience comes in putting the production together - that's where the skills are learned, the time actors learn how to push themselves, what they have the ability to do and when to do it. We look forward to working and pushing out actors to learn and grow in this new medium.
LES MISÉRABLES (School Edition)
Music by Claude Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Story by Alain boubil and Claude Michel Schönberg
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Ages: 8 - 18
JOIN US AS WE COMBINE FORCES THIS FALL!
A new take on this amazing classic will be happening this fall as Ohlook and Jeter Backyard Theater team up to break the internet!
Read above on how to submit your audition information.
Rehearsals will be set based on participants schedules. Please have your weekly schedule ready when you register. We anticipate 2 days a week for not more than 2 hours at a time. Not all cast members will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals will begin the week of Sept. 1
Performances November 20, 21, 22 (Streaming)
Directed by: Jill Blalock Lord & Christie Jeter
GRETCHEN AND THE GRUDGE
by Edith Weiss
Who knew holding a grudge could cause so much trouble? It does when the Grudge is a real-life downer that won’t go away, won’t leave you alone and brings all of his crummy friends along to bug you, too! It all starts simple enough, with a borrowed sweater mishap that eventually involves Gretchen’s sister, best friend and brother. Gretchen begins holding a grudge against all of them. Literally. The Grudge, who loves being held and sits on the couch next to her, invites his friends — the Moodkeeters, Peevish and Hothead, and finally the dreaded Doldrum family — all of whom hang onto Gretchen. As she sinks deeper into the doldrums, her friends and family desperately try to come up with ways to get her back to herself. Nothing seems to work until at last Gretchen comes to a realization in a musical and happy ending: only she can be responsible for getting rid of the Grudge and all his friends.
Rehearsals will be on Saturdays 12:30-3:30
Performances October 16, 17, 18 (Live on Zoom)
Directed by: Taylor Wallis
THE BIG BAD MUSICAL
By Alec Strum
Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
The notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With Sydney Grimm as the commentator on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.
Class time will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30
Performance will be December 17 (Live on Zoom)
There is no audition for this class - sign up for our Mini-Production Class on our Class Page
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Ohlook Original Show - A Broadway Revue about the history of American Musical Theater.
Directed by: Jill Blalock Lord
Video and Sound Editing by: Emma Lord
Musical Direction by: Kelley Poché Rodriguez
THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
Music by Timothy McDonald, David Weinstein, Jonathan Waller, Stephen Gabriel
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
*Auditions for this production will be in September
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley — the ultimate exchange student — scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
Rehearsals begin in October (Rehearsals will be Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 CST
Performances go live December 6, 7, 8
Director: Taylor Wallis
Holiday production(s) will be announced later in the season.
Please check back.
AUDITIONS - Video Submission Deadline - August 23
1. For Les Mis: Submit a video* with 2 contrasting vocal selections (no longer than 1 minute each) and a video of you telling a funny story that happened to you. *(files should be in .mov or .mp4 format)
For Gretchen and the Grudge and The Big Bad Musical: Submit a video* of you singing your favorite song and a video telling a funny story that happened to you. *(files should be in .mov or mp4 format and no more than 1 minute each.)
2. Please upload a headshot and a resume (if you have one).
(Photos should be in .jpg format and resumes in .pdf)
3. For Les Mis, please upload your weekly schedule and any conflicts (Sept-Nov) you might have so we can make a rehearsal schedule.
Click on the Register Button to submit your information!
- If you are having problems getting the form to send - send the videos via email to and submit the form without them.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org