OhLook Performing Arts Center

Where Stars Learn To Shine

Little Miss Sunshine
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by James Lapine
Performances: September 28 - October 14
Tuition for Students (High School and below): $365

The Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence, and overextended mom, Sheryl, can do little more than slap on a smile. But, when the youngest Hoover... energetic Olive, enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks that their luck could change and embarks on a cross-country trek, chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine."

From the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the WoodsSunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and based on the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine.

Rated PG - for language.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwarz
Book by Anthony Stein
Performances October 19 - 28
Rehearsals begin Sept. 10
Casting Ages 5 - 13
Tuition: $365

Louie has just moved to a new town and is nervous to make new friends. Alone in his room, he takes flight in his imagination back to his old neighborhood, where he spends Halloween with his colorful crew of chums. Over the course of trick-or-treating and being introduced to the new kid in that neighborhood, Louie discovers that making new friends is nothing to be afraid of.

Based on the book, The Trip, by Ezra Jack-Keats and a score by grammy winning composer, Stephen Schwarz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell)

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Performances: Nov. 2 - 11
Rehearsals TBD
Casting Ages 13 & up
Tuition for Students: $365

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

Adapted from the original story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks 
Music and lyrics by Johnny Marks
Performances: Dec. 7 - 22
Rehearsals TBD
Casting Ages 5 & up
Tuition for Students: $365
Join us for the favorite animated classic as it comes to life on stage! All your favorite characters are there, Hermey, our elf that just wants to be a dentist, Yukon Cornelius, the great explorer, Bumble, the abominable snowman, and of course Santa, and the Mrs, PLUS the most famous reindeer of all......RUDOLPH!!

This is a special pilot production in conjunction with iTheatrics and M.T.I. Ohlook is a part of a select group of theaters that gets the opportunity to perform shows while they are still in development and before they are available to license by the general public.

(Ages 15 - Adults)
Performances: TBD
Music by Greg Borowsky
Book by Douglas Lyon and Melvin Tunstall, III
Directed by Jill Blalock Lord

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.