Our Tenth Anniversary Season includes 3 musicals, 3 plays, a world premiere, cabaret shows, a short play festival and lots of great music at the OJP Music Lounge!

February-March 2023

February 11-March 12, 2023

OJP Theater

Well-Behaved Women

Music & Lyrics by Carmel Dean,

Directed by Beatrice Casagrán, Music Direction by Bill Wolfe

Show Producers: Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya

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 they’ll celebrate the ways in which their bad-ass behavior helped them make history.

 

 

 

The Old Grey Cats

The Old Grey Cats – name taken from an old fiddle tune – have played together for almost 20 years. Alan Davis (fiddle/mandolin), Roy Durnal (bass, bodhran), and Leo Kretzner (mountain dulcimer, guitar) play Irish and American old-time music with Celtic roots, from lively jigs and reels to humorous songs and sing-alongs. They’ve played at juice bars, pubs, and Irish-style wakes, but this is a rare concert appearance. 

 

OJP Music Lounge

03/24 at 7pm

$15 (plus 1 drink minimum)

The lounge opens 1 hour before the show for cocktails and snacks. Pre-order food when you buy your ticket to insure we have what you want.

 

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MR8

Mick Rhodes and the Hard Eight hail from the arid desert region east of Los Angeles, just close enough to the city to venture in and take what they need from the town of tinsel, leave the rest behind, and return to their outlying creative hub to plot their next record or tour.

Thriving outside the mainstream for the past 10 years has helped MR8 develop into one of the country’s best live bands. Battling it out independently, the group has released two records, “’Til I am Dust,” and “Paradise City,” both on Hot Tramp Records. “Paradise City,” received raves for its eclectic take on Americana, country, soul, blues and rock, with the single “Married Girls” appearing on several critics’ song-of-the-year lists.

OJP Music Lounge

03/25/23 at 7pm $15 (plus 1 drink minimum)

The lounge opens 1 hour before the show for cocktails and snacks. Pre-order food when you buy your ticket to insure we have what you want.

 

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MR8 Music Site

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The Jazz Fellowship

In early 2022, Jon Watson formed a new and exciting Jazz ensemble with fellow musicians enrolled in Jazz improvisation workshops at SoCal Jazz Academy in Orange County, CA to perform popular Jazz standards, Latin Jazz compositions, Blues and Bebop to audiences throughout Southern California. Featuring a rotating roster of talented musicians, Jazz Fellowship members come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Yet, they collectively share a deep passion for Jazz. That passion is what makes it an enduring fellowship, and, with every performance, Jazz Fellowship strives to create a thing of beauty for everyone to enjoy.

Musicians

Jon Watson, Drummer and Bandleader

Antoinette Catalla, Vocalist 

• Sharon Lank, Double Bass 

• Douglas Choi, Piano

Nicholas Casillas, Alto Saxophone

OJP Music Lounge

05/27/23 at 7pm $20 (plus 1 drink minimum)

The lounge opens 1 hour before the show for cocktails and snacks. Pre-order food when you buy your ticket to insure we have what you want.

 

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