Mainstage Schedule

Our mainstage productions are held in our 70-90 seat new theatre space where we showcase the work of emerging  and established professional technicians, designers, and performers from all over Southern California.

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

February 11-March 12, 2023

Thursdays are $15 minimum “Pay What you Can/Pay It Forward”  General Admission $35 (no ticketing fees), College with ID $25 (no ticketing fees)

Well-Behaved Women

Music & Lyrics by Carmel Dean

What would Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai sound like if you heard them sing? Find out in “Well- Behaved Women,” a new collection of songs by Carmel Dean (Broadway musical director/arranger, and composer of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical Renascence). These women – and more – will be brought to life by SoCal leading ladies, and through these powerful and often hilarious songs will celebrate the ways in which their bad-ass behavior helped them make history.

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

April 1-May 7

Thursdays are $15 minimum “Pay What you Can/Pay It Forward”  General Admission $35 (no ticketing fees), College with ID $25 (no ticketing fees)

 

Native Gardens

by Karen Zacarías

You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant  comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

July 13, 15, 21, 23

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

General Admission $28 (includes ticketing fees).  Festival Pass $65 (includes ticketing fees).

When religion and politics merge in a corrupt system all seems lost until one women’s persistence reclaims sanity & justice for all.

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

July 14, 16, 20, 22

MARVELOUSLY MISCAST

BY GILBERT & SULLIVAN

Pirates of Penzance

General Admission $40 (includes ticketing fees), College Student with ID $25 (includes ticketing fee), Children under 10 $22 (includes ticketing fee).

OJP Embraces and expands this beloved classic — setting it in a world where women are pirates and generals and cops and men are frolicking ingenues and nursery maids, freeing artists to spread their wings and fly in new patterns.  

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

September 23-October 29

Thursdays are $15 minimum “Pay What you Can/Pay It Forward”  General Admission $35 (no ticketing fees), College with ID $25 (no ticketing fees)

DEADLY

Book & Lyrics by Vanessa Stewart, Music by Ryan Thomas Johnson

H.H. Holmes, born Herman Mudgett, moved to Chicago and quickly turned to dark endeavors.  A counterfeit medical student, untrained pharmacist, grave robber, and grifter, Holmes fed his dark inclinations and hunger for infamy building a “murder castle” in Chicago where he was reputed to have tortured and killed anywhere between 27 and 200 victims.  In this gothic musical re-imagining, H.H. meets his comeuppance as the ghosts of the women whom he prayed upon rise up to make their voices heard and their deaths avenged.  

OJP Theater

2009 Porterfield Way, Upland, Ste I

Lounge opens 1 hour before each performance for artisan sandwiches, cheese & charcuterie plates, yummy snack, cocktails, & craft beer.  Pre-order to insure availability of food items.

November 24-December 9

Thursdays are $15 minimum “Pay What you Can/Pay It Forward”  General Admission $35 (no ticketing fees), College with ID $25 (no ticketing fees)

AN OJP WORLD PREMIERE

SEALED ORDERS

BY JEAN COLLINSWORTH

In the fall of 1867, Herman Melville’s oldest son, Malcolm, kills himself  in their home in New York City.  The official report is “accidental,” but the family knows otherwise.  In aftermath of loss, revelations lead to recriminations and survivors cling to their own psychic life rafts.  Bessie Melville believes her famous father shares guilt for her brother’s suicide. Will his posthumous novel offer the family redemption?

SPECIAL EVENTS in 2023

THE SILENCE WITHIN HER

May 19-21, 2023  Tickets $30

 

Stage veteran and chanteuse, Robin Steege, recounts her journey to find her voice through the landscape of song. Romantic Cabaret songs, with Broadway music from Robin’s 32 year career in Musical Theater

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MOM, MOTHER, MA

May 12-14th  Tickets $40

A celebration of mothers and motherhood served up with tea or wine and tasty tidbits.

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OJP WORDPlay Festival

Curated by Spencer Weitzel & Lauren Bell Nagy 

June 1-11  Tickets $23 General Admission/ $15 college with ID  2 day Festival Pass $40

A two week festival featuring short plays by regional playwrights to raise funds for OJP’s programs for emerging artists.

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Espíritu Flamenco

Tenth Anniversary Spectacular Fiesta with Live & Silent Auctions 

August 11, 2023  6:30pm   Tickets $125

 

An evening of Flamenco dance, music, & song by worldclass Flamenco artists.  Served up with Tapas, paella, & dessert prepared by OJP Artistic Director, Beatrice Casagrán from her family’s recipes.  Live and silent auctions for fantastic and one of a kind items.  This is a night to remember!  All proceeds help OJP fulfill its nonprofit mission of serving the community while paying artists for their work.

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Canciones de mi Gente: an evening with Javier Solís

November 17-19 2023

The last remaining of The Three Mexican Gallos of music and cinema of the Golden Age also known as the King of the Bolero Ranchero, Javier Solis, shares in his final concert the life and times of the legendary singer in an evening of song.

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