Theatres collaborate for online performance
Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theatre company at The Historic Brooks Theatre, and Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT), located on the campus of Alliant International, present “Callback Queen,” starring Luke Monday. Monday was recently seen in “She Loves Me” at Scripps Ranch Theatre and “Red” at OTC.
The live online concert event takes place on Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Following the success of their online reading of “Quiet Cross” by local playwright, Casey Tibbitts, SRT and OTC are thrilled to have another opportunity to connect with their communities during this time apart.
The event will be hosted on the Zoom platform. The audience will log in from the comfort of their home any time after 7 p.m. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. This is a “pay what you can” event. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will support the performers, SRT and OTC. For updated access information, visit http://oceansidetheatre.org/callback-queen.
Fresh off the Broadway national tour of “The Book of Mormon,” West Coast native Luke Monday proudly presents “Callback Queen.” Based on his real-life experiences in show biz, “Callback Queen” weaves together Monday’s hilarious audition stories with iconic songs from “Wicked,” “Jersey Boys,” “Moulin Rouge” and more. Accompanied on piano by JD Dumas, “Callback Queen” takes the audience on a musical journey that asks the question, “What about the roles I didn’t get?”
Luke Monday is an actor and singer based in Southern California. Hailed as “Excellent leading man material,” he has worked professionally all over the country. Luke has toured North America with “Mamma Mia!” and just finished a year-long run as the standby for Elder Price in “The Book of Mormon” national tour. Regionally, Luke has performed onstage at OTC, SRT, Lamb’s Players Theatre, La Mirada, SDMT, The Welk, and Sacramento Music Circus. For his work in “Once” at Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado, he was the recipient of a Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Ensemble. Favorite roles include Georg in “She Loves Me” (SRT), Andrej in “Once,” Gabe in “Next to Normal,” Chad in “All Shook Up” and Ken in “Red” (OTC).
JD Dumas is a performer, music director and voice teacher who has music directed shows at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Legoland CA, and many theaters throughout northern Utah. Regional credits include “Plaid Tidings” (Sparky), “Once on this Island” (Agwe), “Urinetown” (Officer Barrel), “Animazement – The Musical” (Quasimodo), “South Pacific” (Henry/Sailor), “My Fair Lady” (Cockney Quartet). International credits include “Showroom at Sea” for Holland America Line. JD is a proud member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Weber State University.