• Ages 9 - 18: Actors outside this age range are free to register but may audition by director approval only.

  • An audition packet, including a liability waiver, photo release, and complete conflict sheet must be signed and submitted at auditions.

  • Auditions will involve prepared songs, monologues, and a short dance excerpt taught a few days prior at the audition workshop.

  • Specific audition details and expectations, including the audition packet, will be e-mailed to registered families.

  • Cinderella is an "auditioned" show.  Everyone eligible who registers will be guaranteed an audition, but not guaranteed a role, even as ensemble.  Our target cast size is fifty.  If registration exceeds our target cast size by a large margin, we may try to open theatre classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 - 4:30.


Tuition and Costs

  • $245 first child

  • $230 second child

  • $220 third child

  • $215 fourth child and on

  • We ask for tuition at first rehearsal to start covering costs, but it is not due in full until June 14th.

  • The only other additional cost may be clothes or shoes to be worn beneath or as a part of your costumes.

  • Limited partial scholarships are available.  Please comment during registration if you are interested in Cinderella but tuition is cost prohibitive.

  • Limited partial work scholarships are also available.  Parents and some older actors may agree to complete various costuming, set-building, or other projects and/or join some of our group work days.


Throughout the whole rehearsal season, actors will alternate between Bend and Redmond rehearsal locations.


  • Audition Workshop, Auditions, Callbacks, and Bend Monday rehearsals: Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, 62162 Hamby Road, Bend, 97701

  • Redmond Friday rehearsals: Miss Kimber's Dance Magic 628 SW Glacier Ave, Redmond, 97756

  • Saturday Principal rehearsals: Gotta Dance Studio & Company, 917 NE 8th St, Bend, 97701

  • Tech Rehearsals and Shows: Mountain View High School Auditorium 2755 NE 27th St, Bend, OR 97701.  The auditorium is a separate structure located behind (west of) the main school building.

Ovation Performing Arts is proud to present Rogers and Hammerstein's beloved fairy tale classic, Cinderella, and a local premiere of the 2013 Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival Version at Mtn. View High School.  This contemporary take on the traditional story features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs: "In My Own Little Corner," "It's Possible", "Ten Minutes Ago", and many more, set in an new, comedic and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane.  Winner of Three 2013 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Orchestrations, Cinderella features, lots of dance, lots of color, and our biggest orchestra yet.

An OPA Production:

Director: David Purkey

Musical Director: Jonathan Shepherd

Choreographer: Kimber Jacobsen

Assistant Director: Savana Walthinsen

Book by Douglass Carter Beane

Music and Lyrics by Rogers and Hammerstein



Central Oregon's Youth Troupe for singers,
musicians & actors.

Welcome to Ovation Performing Arts!  Jonathan and Jimena Shepherd combine their incredible musical and directorial talent to bring classic and historical education theater to Central Oregon. There is no greater ovation for us than to see young actors and musicians discover the exhilaration of expressing themselves onstage.  


OPA offers music lessons, workshops and theatrical productions designed to please the audience, but more importantly develop the artist.    

In addition to writing original scripts and musical scores, past directing successes include:  The Fantastics, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr. and Oliver!  




“I have done six productions with OPA. The directing team has a puzzling talent for taking an actor, both those desperately in love with the theatre and those necessarily not, and wringing out every drop of potential they have in them until the actor has something to be immensely proud of, and something they had the time of their life making,”


“I started with OPA when I was nine years old and have been in six productions. I have learned more about theatre, friendships, and even life lessons than I ever could have imagined. Theatre is not as easy as it sounds, but it is a fun, amazing, and a fulfilling experience I am incredibly thankful for.”


“I love being an actor with OPA because when you’re someone else, it doesn’t matter so much what the audience thinks of you and you can allow yourself to be lost in another world – a world that you’re creating for the people watching the show”


“OPA is so many things to me. One of them is family. I have been on the stage with my fellow actors for six productions. We’ve created relationships that will last a lifetime.  The experience has given me confidence and helped me to have “real” friendships instead of digital friends. I am so grateful I started on this path five years ago.”


Print your tickets or show

confirmation email at the door.

Box Office

Limited tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before show time for $15.00 each.


Use the southeast entrance of College Way via the Newport Ave roundabout. Take the first right onto Alpine Way and wind thru A parking lots to Loop Road.  Parking is immediately accessible at B2 or B1.  Limited parking space closer to theater at B3.  Stair access only at all parking areas.   For handicap parking, turn right on Loop Road and turn left at signs to B5.  Pinckney Theater connects to the Pence building for easy access.



Show posters will be visible at the top of stairs east and west of theater entrance. 




Piano (541) 815-4160

Voice (541) 419-1545

Theater (541) 815-4160

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