Oceanside Theatre Company 2023 Season Brochure

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2023 SEASON 217 N. Coast Highway • Oceanside 760.433.8900 • www.oceansidetheatre.org

Oceanside Theater Company has served as the stewards of the historic Sunshine Brooks Theatre since 2011.

“We say that this is your theatre, as Oceanside is your city and ours. We feel much pride in having carried to successful completion this building. Our destinies are cast with the destiny of this community, and we are to have added to the beauty and brightness of this, our home.”


• Produce professional theatrical productions for the entertainment and enrichment of our community.

• Present educational opportunities in the arts for children and adults.

• Provide a venue for expansion of artistic endeavors in North San Diego County.

Oceanside Theatre Company’s vision for the future is to be a beacon for arts education, culture, and the performing arts in North San Diego County.

Read on to see what we have in store for 2023...


Artistic Director, Ted Leib and Managing Director, Alex Goodman ~ Margo Theatre (original name of the Sunshine Brooks) dedication program, 1936
LUCKY STIFF THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW GOOD PEOPLE Sleepy Hollow Welcome to (abridged) March 3-19 Previews March 3 May 12-28 Previews May 12 October 6-29 Previews October 6 December 8-24 Previews December 8


Directed by Kathy Brombacher

Co-production with Scripps Ranch Theatre



MARCH 19 2023

Lucky Stiff

March 3 - 19, 2023

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

MAY 12 MAY 28 2023 THROUGH

A Musical Farce Heartfelt Dramedy

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Music by Stephen Flaherty

Co-production with Scripps Ranch Theatre

An absurd musical full of misfits and miscreants trailing along after a dead man on holiday, Lucky Stiff, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, is “Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “You’ve Got Mail!” A co-production of OTC and Scripps Ranch Theatre, Lucky Stiff tells the story of Harry, an English shoe salesman who receives the unexpected news that he has inherited a fortune from his late Uncle Anthony, on the condition that he takes his uncle’s dead body on a special trip to Monte Carlo. If Harry refuses to fulfill all of his uncle’s last wishes exactly, the inheritance will go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. It doesn’t help matters that Rita, Tony’s lover with whom he embezzled $6 million behind her husband’s back, and her brother Vinnie, who she blamed for the crime, have their own schemes to get at the money. Based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is a life-affirming comedy served up with a dash of danger featuring romance, disguises, farcical chases, and an omnipresent corpse.

“This is the best overall singing cast I’ve seen anywhere. All the voices are excellent, and they all seem to be having a whale of a time portraying these wild and crazy characters.”

“Wonderful…this isn’t a manipulative tear-jerker or a simplistic diatribe. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.”

- Jean Lowerison, Stage and Screen - NY Post

Good People

May 12 - 28, 2023

Written by David Lindsay-Abaireherty

Middle-aged Margie Walsh is a nice woman from a poor neighborhood. Some of her friends might even say she’s TOO nice. When she gets fired from yet another job, her landlord threatens eviction. Determined to keep a roof over her daughter’s head, she turns to a former friend, who made it out of their neighborhood of Southie, as they call South Boston, for help finding a job. From the moment she steps into Dr. Michael Dillon’s office, tensions mount in this reunion of old friends as they navigate the decisions that led them down different life paths. An emotional, heartfelt drama broken up by poignant moments of laugh-aloud humor, Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire will have audiences debating what it means to do the right thing.

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DECEMBER 24 2023

Welcome to Sleepy Hollow

October 6 - 29, 2023

A Hauntingly Romantic Musical Thriller

Katrina Van Tassel feels like she’s outgrown the village school in Sleepy Hollow until an unwanted suitor and a fascinating new school teacher change her mind. Unfortunately, her jilted would-be lover isn’t the only obstacle in the way of her budding romance with the new headmaster Ichabod Crane. Shortly after arriving to town, Ichabod is haunted by the Woman in White and learns of the town’s horrifying history and legend of the headless horseman. Can the young couple defy human and supernatural interlopers to find happiness? Welcome to Sleepy Hollow by Heather Megill Reba is a thrillingly updated and Romantic ride through one of America’s most beloved tales.

“Heather Megill’s marvelous new musical is quite simply the most enjoyable version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow I’ve seen.”

“A pure delight from start to finish … Inspired madness!”

December 8 - 24, 2023

All faiths are welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s NonDenominational Universalist Church, where we’ll believe anything. Unfortunately, none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent, yet heartwarming, trip through the holidays, The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) by Reed Martin & Austin Tickenor is a hilarious celebration of our favorite holiday traditions.

From the team behind the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). - Rob Hopper, San Diego Playbill - Broadway World


FEB. 18, 4pm & 8pm

MARCH 24, 8pm


THIRTEEN (Youth Theatre)

June 14 - July 16, 2023

The OTC Summer Theatre Camp is a day camp (weekdays from 9am-3pm) that runs for four weeks from mid-June to mid-July, culminating in a weekend of performances. Students register as either a Performer, Theatre Tech, or Designer.

Students learn by doing in a safe and creative environment that allows them to explore the craft, develop empathy and friendships, and enjoy the satisfaction and pride that comes with putting on a show.


APRIL 22, 8pm

JUNE 3, 8pm

JULY 8, 8pm

SEP. 23, 8pm NOV. 4, 8pm

The After-School Youth Academy, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside, offers a comfortable place for students to develop skills, create, and have fun! The academy is dedicated to providing opportunities that allow students to reach their potential through the joy of artistic discovery. Students audition, rehearse and perform a full-length play at the Brooks Theater over two weekends of public performances.


A free monthly event open to artists, families, art lovers and supporters, as well as the general public, the Artist Open House features live music, an artist working in the Gallery on their current art piece, refreshments, and a concessions bar open for purchasing beer and wine. The artwork is rotated monthly around themes that are tied to theater's events.


New for 2023, OTC will offer a range of classes in our Studio Theater. From Hip Hop dance to Yoga and Improv, OTC will have more education opportunities than ever before.

DEC. 30, 8pm



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