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2012 Season

May I Have Your Attention, Please!

By: Catherine Rhoden-Goguen

Directed By: Cory Ott

Show Dates: June 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2012

OCTA Jr. Performance: August 4th, 2012 (Tiffin, Ohio)


The Borthwick family gathers in the living room after being asked to convene there by the self-appointed black sheep of the family, Chris. He, however, has not shown up, and the family is none-too-eager to take time away from busy schedules. Chris finally arrives via videotape and speaks to them from the television screen (real or constructed on stage with an actor inside). We begin to see his perspective on how each family member has treated him, gaining an understanding of how poor communication and the family’s misguided intentions have led Chris to feel like an outsider. By the end of the tape, the family finally realizes how Chris has cried out for their attention, but due to his class clown nature, they cannot be sure if what he does next is another one of his jokes or is in fact real. "You know it’s funny and a little sad," Chris expresses at the end of the tape, "but this is probably the longest I have ever had your attention, and tonight, even if through a TV set, I have finally felt a part of this family." With those words, he puts a gun to his head. As the family pleas for him to stop in a highly climatic ending, they all freeze and speakers come out to deliver alarming statistics and share warning signs about teen suicide.



  • Merit in Ensemble: Cast
  • Merit in Acting: Katie as Charlie
  • Merit in Acting: Marisa as Jill
  • Merit in Directing: Cory Ott
  • Alternate invite to perform at State 2012.

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs

Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle

Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin

Directed By: Cory Ott

Show Dates:

July 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2012

At Grace Lutheran Church (146 High Street, Wadsworth, Ohio)


Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's ALADDIN JR., a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!

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