Auditions: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (Red Octopus Theatre Co.)

Coriolanus By William Shakespeare Abridged and directed by Milo Graamans Coriolanus, an arrogant celebrity soldier in ancient Rome, has become a political candidate. When the citizens see his true colors, they banish him from the city. Out of spite, Coriolanus joins forces with his former enemies to seek revenge on Rome. This production presents Coriolanus … Continued

A Christmas Eve Greeting from Red Octopus

Join us on Christmas Eve for a special virtual Christmas greeting from Red Octopus Theatre Company! To view, visit the following link just before 6 pm on Thursday, December 24th… While it's disappointing that our annual in-person Holiday event – “The Christmas Show” – can't take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we're … Continued

OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp (6th-12th Grade)

Desplácese hacia abajo para español… All the world’s a stage…players, gather anon! Youth entering 6th-12th grades (in fall of 2023) are invited to join us for our Summer 2023 Shakespeare Camp, directed by Rod Molzahn with associate director Milo Graamans. This year’s camp will culminate in a performance of the bard’s classic fairytale comedy, A … Continued

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus – Live, On Stage

William Shakespeare’s masterful, rarely-performed play features love, power, politics, and ambition. Abridged and directed by Milo Graamans Presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company One of Shakespeare’s finest scripts, though less often performed, Coriolanus is the story of an arrogant, ancient Roman celebrity soldier who has become a political candidate. When the citizens see his true colors and … Continued

AUDITIONS: It’s a Wonderful Carol, Actually

Red Octopus Theatre Company announces auditions for their Christmas Show, “It’s a Wonderful Carol, Actually”, on Tuesday, October 18th. All roles are open. The story centers around a fictitious community theatre’s attempt to stage a live production of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. When a winter storm takes out a bridge, leaving … Continued

AUDITIONS: Fuddy Meers

Fuddy Meers  by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Cody Larsen Auditions will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Please arrive at 10:00am and be prepared to stay for the full two hours if necessary. Call-backs (if needed) will be held the following Monday, June 13th, 2022. … Continued

Fuddy Meers (April 15 & 16 at 7pm)

Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Cody Larsen Claire has a unique form of amnesia, causing her to forget the events of each day when she goes to sleep. Every morning is a blank slate, and today’s will include a catastrophic romp through the kaleidoscopic feat of discovering her identity while surrounded by an … Continued

Prelude to a Kiss (April 8 & 9 at 7pm)

Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas directed by Stacy Fischer At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious man insists on kissing the bride. When he does, their souls change places. On their honeymoon, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. With his love’s spirit trapped in an aging, … Continued

4,000 Miles (April 1st and 2nd at 7pm)

4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog directed by Joshua Lawrence After suffering a major loss, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother in her West Village apartment. The two unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach one another in this heartfelt comedy. [LEARN MORE] Presented live on stage in readers theatre format as a fundraiser to … Continued

Spring Comedy Triple-Play

Three weekends, three plays, endless laughs…one great cause. Live events are back…and we’ve got some catching up to do! So, this spring we’re bringing you not one, but three great comedies…all presented live on stage in readers theatre format as a fundraiser to benefit the final stage of OCCA’s Capital Campaign! Learn more: APRIL … Continued

The Christmas Show (Live, on stage!)

Get your bids in here for our silent auction! Newport’s annual holiday tradition is back!  Presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company Join us in person at the Newport Performing Arts Center for all things merry and bright as we bring you live theatre, Christmas music, comedy, and holiday cheer. You may even see Santa Claus himself! … Continued

AUDITIONS: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (A Curious Rock Musical!)

Once upon a time a curious young woman chased a white rabbit down a hole… and found herself on a magical, musical adventure through the madness of Wonderland. From the director who brought you 2018's wild and whimsical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes a groundbreaking new rock musical adaptation of Alice's Adventures Underground, … Continued