Monthly Archives: March 2012

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE runs April 27-May 5

Presented by Nativity Players
April 27-May 5
Pleasant Ridge

The show revolves around one musical theatre fan’s obsession with a fictional show from the 1920s – ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’. As he listens to the recording, the characters come to life in his apartment. This is the story of a Broadway actress, Janet Van De Graaaff, who wants to marry the debonair Robert Martin and give up her stage career. Janet’s producer, Mr. Feldzie, must stop the wedding because if she quits show business, he’ll lose his job! Further, gangsters threaten Mr. Feldzie since if Janet quits, they lose their investment. 

Directed by Brandon Dunphy
Music directed by Joe Beiting
Choreographed by Laurie Murphy
Produced by Colin Cronin

  • Fri-Sat, April 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 29 at 3pm
  • Thu, May 3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 4-5 at 8pm

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CLP Seeks Parking Lot Attendant for Showboat Season

Cincinnati Landmark Productions, the parent theatrical organization for The Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati’s floating slice of theatrical history, located on the Cincinnati Public Landing, is seeking to hire a lot attendant for the Showboat’s 90th season.

Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Candidate must be able to work in an unsupervised environment. Must be a self starter, dependable, and have excellent communications skills. Must be able to carry heavy objects and utilize physical strength.

Have ability to work in the sun, wind and rain AND be able to work a flexible schedule including some early mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends (based on our production schedule). This position may involve other nautical duties. Pay rate is $8.25 hourly.

If interested, please contact Matt Lape @ to set up an appointment for an interview (no phone calls please).

Deadline is Friday, April 11, 2012.

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DIVIDING THE ESTATE runs April 27-May 13

Presented by Dayton Theatre Guild
April 27-May 13

Reviews: Dayton Most Metro |

Two generations of former Texas gentility connive and grope to wrest control of the once-cherished and valuable family estate from the hands of the venerable matriarch, who still wants the estate to remain a proud symbol of a vanished way of life. A host of family members square off against her, and each other, in a comedy that precisely captures a time, a place and a way of life.

Directed by Ralph Dennler

  • Fri-Sat, April 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 29 at 3pm
  • Fri, May 4 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 5 at 5pm
  • Sun, May 6 at 3pm
  • Fri, May 11 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 12 at 5pm
  • Sun, May 13 at 3pm

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Local media coverage: Dayton Daily News article |

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Actor/Playwright Candidates Sought for 2012 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence

2012 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Taft Museum of Art

To honor the relationship between African American painter Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872) and Cincinnati art patron Nicholas Longworth (1782-1863), the Robert S. Duncanson Society of the Taft Museum of Art annually recognizes the achievements of contemporary African American artists through the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.

For two weeks, the artist is active in the community through public events, workshops, and outreach to area schools, working with students in the classroom and at the Taft to strengthen their understanding of the arts and the relevance of the arts to their lives.

The ideal candidate for 2012 will be an actor/playwright who will be commissioned by the Robert S. Duncanson Society and the Taft Museum of Art to write and perform a one-man show based on the life of Robert S. Duncanson to be premiered and performed at various venues in Greater Cincinnati during the two-week residency. Special consideration is given to emerging professional artists. The purpose of the residency is to promote and develop a deepening awareness of African American art and artists and to inspire future generations. Previous Duncanson Artists-in-Residence include (among others) poet/essayist Nikki Giovanni, filmmaker William Greaves, playwright/screenwriter Keith Josef Adkins, visual artist Brian Joiner, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, and soprano Adrienne Danrich.

Dates of Residency: November 1-15, 2012 (some flexibility)

Honorarium: $7,500 (plus per diem; lodging and travel provided if necessary)

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching the life of Robert S. Duncanson to inform the script
  • Attendance at reception(s) to open or close residency
  • Writing and performing longer (approximately one to one and one-half hours) and shorter versions (approximately one-half hour to 45 minutes) of the show.
  • Evening and/or weekend public presentations (3-5)
  • Up to 10 programs with school groups, including a day-long session at the local magnet school for the arts
  • Morning and lunchtime program for sponsors of residency
  • Weekend program for families
  • Weekend master class or workshop for teens/adults
  • Additional programs for targeted audiences, to be determined
  • Publicity appearances and commitments prior to and during residency

Note: These responsibilities are subject to some flexibility. It is our mission to reach the broadest possible audience and to form as many community collaborations as possible.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter outlining interest in the residency
  • A current résumé
  • CD or DVD showing your performance of a theatrical monologue
  • Brief concept for a one-man show featuring Duncanson
  • Copies of press materials
  • Descriptions of any programs or workshops done with school or adult audiences

Send materials to:

Robert S. Duncanson Executive Committee
c/o Nancy Huth, Curator of Education
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4293

Deadline: All materials must be received by March 31, 2012. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size/postage for return of CD or DVD. For more information, please call Nancy Huth, Curator of Education, (513) 684-4516, or visit

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Students Needed for Anti-Bullying Music Video

Life After Liftoff, a local Dayton, Oh. band,  would like to extend an extraordinary offer an opportunity for High/Middle Schoolers to participate in their upcoming music video, “Brand New Life” set to shoot April 19, 20, and 21. Exact times/location to be announced.

Right now, they are in need of up to 10 volunteers to play the key actor roles in the video, anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a consent form authorizing their participation in the video.

“Brand New Life” captures the hardships that middle and high school adolescents face with bullying. This powerful uplifting ballad encourages individuals to make a change, to stand up for what they believe in, and be okay with who they are. Right now, Life After Liftoff is partnering with a fantastic organization called, Defeat The Label, currently endorsed by Cody Simpson (popular young singer), a non-profit that is encouraging adolescents to take a stand against bullying. The band couldn’t be more thrilled to help promote this organization and take a stand against bullying.

The music video for “Brand New Life” is set to release on May 4, 2012 on Stand4Change day, National Stand Up Against Bullying Day correlating with Defeat The Label. 

Please feel free to contact Jen Appel at with questions or to request additional information. In addition, for each participant they will receive a free ticket to an upcoming show, t-shirt, and personalized poster signed thanking them for their participation.

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