Coming Back Like a Song
A play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy Van Heusen
By Lee Kalcheim


On Stage
December 1-18, 2022

GENTLE READERS, PLEASE NOTE: Not suggested for children. And you may need to pardon these gentlemen for the use of some rather colorful language in polite company.


IN CONCERT! Join us for an intimate evening with America’s legendary composers Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy Van Heusen! Between their hits from across the decades, these beloved songwriters share many martinis, as well as their hopes, dreams, and concerns about the future of music as rock ‘n’ roll looms on the horizon. Stormy weather is ahead, but on a cozy Christmas Eve with friends in an elegant NYC apartment, who can feel concerned about anything except “Will we have a white Christmas???” Gather ‘round the piano for touching tales and timeless tunes crooned by these masters of marvelous music… you’ll be over the rainbow and swingin’ on a star!

LOCATION: Auditorium

RUNTIME: 1 hour 40 minutes + plus a 20-minute intermission

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Sleighin' It
presented by OCT's C.A.S.T.

On the Outdoor Stage
December 9 - 11, 2022

Oh, what fun! Join us for this festive cabaret celebrating all we love about the winter holidays! Live on the outdoor stage, this youth cast of 10 absolutely *sleighs* as they share their original stories, songs, family traditions, and classics like "The Night Before Christmas." And what happens when "country elves" visit "city elves" for a family reunion at the North Pole -- complete with line dancing, fruitcake, and "Dear Santa" letters? Find out in this wonderful winter wonderland of a show that's festive fun for the whole family!

LOCATION: Outdoor Stage

RUNTIME: 1 hour 30 minutes + plus a 20-minute intermission

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