Monthly Archives: November 2012

THE NAUGHTY LIST runs Dec. 2-30

Presented by Know Theatre Cincinnati
Dec. 2-30

Reviews: CityBeat |

Local media coverage: Middletown Journal article |

Directed by Eric Vosmeier

Cast: Sean Mette, Dave Powell, Alison Rampa, Kat Smith & Chris Wesselman

This December, join us at Arnold’s Bar & Grill for a holiday show that is a little bit naughty, and a little bit nice. Using suggestions from the audience OTRimprov will help you relive your favorite holiday memories as they recreate classic holiday stories and show you what your life could have been if you had received that ONE gift. It’s a different show every night so bring your holiday cheer or your inner Grinch. You decide.

  • Sun, Dec. 2 at 8pm
  • Mon-Tue & Sun, Dec 3-4 & 9 at 8pm
  • Mon-Tue & Sun, Dec. 10-11 & 16 at 8pm
  • Mon-Tue, Dec. 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 23 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 30 at 8pm

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Christmas is Coming Early to Beavercreek Community Theatre

Back row: Janae Hancock & Valeria Zaklinskaya. Front row: Levi Hancock, Clare Dahlstrom, Philip Dahlstrom and Alexi Hardy.

The BCT Youth Theatre will present ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING from Nov. 30 through Dec. 9 with 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday performances and 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Directed by Teresa Connair of Dayton, the Faye Couch Reeves’ play centers around Lucy James, the most obstinate orphan to ever live at the Little Angels.

She was adopted seven times in the last year, but she kept coming back. On this Christmas of 1935, Little Angels is in trouble and may not be around another year.

With what the orphans believe to be divine intervention, a bus breaks down, bringing a traveling evangelist group and one lonely traveler to the orphanage door.

In this motley group of travelers, Lucy finds the father she had in mind and each person discovers what it means to be a family.

The cast includes Judith Kroll and Valeria Zaklinskaya of Xenia; Julia Hummel of Bellbrook; Makenzie Millhouse of Waynesville; Emma Bergeron of Springboro; Gabriella Stauffer of Oakwood; Kettering residents Emily Coffee and Emily Merritt; and Centerville residents Corinne Engber, Kathleen Anderson and Melanie Engber.

The cast also includes Fairborn residents Ethan Davis, Preston Hancock, Spencer Hancock, Levi Hancock, Evan Hancock and Janae Hancock and Dayton residents Leo Santucci, Kara Fitzpatrick, Kadence Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Fitzpatrick and Max Santucci.

Beavercreek residents in the cast include Brock Hoskins, Aspeyn Langhals, Caroline Delaney, Sierra Smith, Sachi Wilson, Cecilia Kennedy, Autumn Hutchison, Branson Yeakley, Olivia Baker, Ruchi Wilson, Adriana Rengifo, Eric Dahlstrom, Mason Kennedy, Peter Dahlstrom, Alexi Handy, Clare Dahlstrom and Philip Dahlstrom.

Pianists are Emily Hoskins and Lynsie Warr, both of Beavercreek.

The assistant director and stage manager is Chip Brenning, the costumer is Linda Sellers and the producers are BCT board members Lisa Stokley and William Quinn, all are from Beavercreek.

Beavercreek Community Theatre is located at the Lofino Center at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students, seniors and BCT members and $8 for 8th graders and younger. Mat seating in front of the stage will be available for children age 10 and younger for $5.

To reserve tickets, call (937) 429-4737 or email or order them online at

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Just in time for the holidays: SNOW WHITE at the Arts Center at Dunham

Sunset Players, Inc., a Westside fixture in community theater for over 30 years, presents its 2012/2013 Children’s Workshop Production, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVER DWARVES OF THE BLACK FOREST written by June Walker Rogers and directed by Trisha Myers.

See all of your favorite characters, plus some new faces. Snow White’s father, King Absent Minded, has re-married, but he doesn’t realize that his new queen, Bella, is a beautiful witch. Watch as Bella and her frantic servant, Maid Dim Witty, hatch plan after plan to do away with Snow White so that Bella can remain fairest in all the land. Only the seven dwarfs, Snow White’s animal friends, and Prince Goodhearted stand in her way. Father Time’s daughter, Miss Time, serves as your guide through this funny tale for children of all ages. Just in time for the holiday season! Children can meet the cast after the show for autographs and treats!

Sunset’s Children Workshop Productions have been a fixture in Sunset’s seasons since 1993. The productions give Cincinnati children and adults who are new to theater the opportunity to experience acting, directing, and the technical aspects of live theater culminating in two weekends of performances.

This year’s cast includes Kitty Davies, Karra Robinson, Koben Hinman, Livvy Stubenrauch, Alyssa Rosselot, Sydney Parsell, Meghan Altimari, Sarah Braunstein, Victoria Covarrubia, Maia Morrigan, Claudia Covarrubia, Anna Webster, Lydia Yax, Leann Wessel, Tay Sauer, Hannah Lewis, Ashunti McCoy, Matthew Myers, and Bonnie McCoy.

Show dates are November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, & 9. Friday shows are at 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday shows are at 2 PM. Performances will be held at the Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati 45238.

Tickets are $5. For ticket information call 513-588-4988 or visit

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Presented by The Whodunit? Players
Dec. 14

Santa’s daughter, Ann Arctic, has been left in charge of the North Pole. But Ann isn’t satisfied with the elves’ productivity and decides to hire an efficiency expert. The expert, Ava Neezer, has completed her study and is about to announce which departments will be cut. The tension is mounting… whose department will go? Pepe Mint’s Holiday Confection department? Holly Ann Ivey’s Holiday Plants? Lincoln Logg’s Construction Toys? Sylvianne Golde’s Holiday Jewelry? Teddy Bear’s Stuffed Animals and Plush… the list goes on and on. But who is upset enough at their impending doom to take drastic action… who is capable of murder? Interactive dinner theater.

  • Fri, Dec. 14 at 7pm

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Auditions for LYSISTRATA on Nov. 28

When Aristophanes wrote LYSISTRATA around 413 B.C., it was a comedy hit. The modern English translation of this rollicking play is still laugh-out-loud funny. WIT, a new acting troupe, will perform LYSISTRATA January 19, 25, 26, 2013, at the First Unitarian Church.

AUDITIONS will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45209, November 28, at 7 p.m. Please bring a headshop and an acting resume. Auditions will be cold reads.

MALES should look somewhere between 25 and 85 years of age. There is an abundance of male roles. Here’s your chance to be: an armed guard, a herald, a magistrate, an ambassador or delegate, a slave or attendant, the leader of the men’s chorus or a member of the non-singing Greek Chorus.

FEMALES should also look like adults in the same age range. The major roles have been cast. There are opportunities to be a member of the Greek Chorus or to have a secondary role.

Note to potential auditioners : The original acting ensemble looked Greek and spent a lot of time partially or fully nude on stage. You don’t need to look Greek. You will wear a costume .

Want to know more before the audition, you can contact Director Donna Hoffman at

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