Monthly Archives: March 2013

COCK Runs April 12-May 11

KTC_Cock2COCK
Presented by Know Theatre of Cincinnati
April 12-May 11
Over-the-Rhine

Reviews: Enquirer | CityBeat |

Local media coverage: Enquirer article |

Directed by Brian Robertson

Cast: George Alexander, Darnell Pierre Benjamin, Danielle Knox & Kevin J. Thornton

In this tense comedy about sexual identity, COCK explores one man’s choices about which path of love to pursue. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with a woman. Trapped between two lovers, John feels the physical and emotional tug of both, and neither party wants to lose the battle for his heart. John has a choice to make as he navigates his sexuality, selfhood, and the intersection of the two.

  • Fri-Sat, April 12-13 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, April 18-20 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, April 25-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 3pm
  • Thu-Fri, May 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 4 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 9-11 at 8pm

Official page with online ticketing |

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FT Auditions FLOYD COLLINS

FT_logoFalcon Theater will hold auditions for a summer production of the musical FLOYD COLLINS, written by Adam Guettel and Tina Landau.

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers …from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

An additional night of auditions have been scheduled for Tue, May 21 at 7pm at the Monmouth Theatre.

Parts available for 11 men and 2 women. Please prepare a musical selection that best shows your vocal range, as well as a monologue – both not to exceed 2 minutes.

We are also welcoming applications and resumes for designers. Looking to talk with scenic, lighting and sound designers interested in working on this project.

Performances planned for August 16-25, 2013 at the Monmouth Theatre in Newport, KY.

Presented by Falcon Theatre/4th Wall Productions.
Directed by Mark Femia
Music Direction by Steve Goers

Please direct all inquiries to mfemia@aol.com.

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TDW Seeks Supporters for Kickstarter Campaign

TDW_Jerry FinneganThe Drama Workshop’s production of JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER was selected to represent Ohio at this year’s AACT regional festival in Hartford, Wisconsin. We estimate that it’s going to cost $1200 to make the trip next month. ACT Cincinnati has kicked in $300, and OCTA has donated $200 towards this effort. We have a Kickstarter campaign going to help us get the rest of the way.

http://www.kickstarter.com
/projects/1967181645/
the-drama-workshop-sends-jfs-to-aact

Cast and crew going up will be Bonnie Emmer, Nick Castle, Cindy Emmer, Ray Persing, Tobie Braverman, and Jason Cox.

If you can, please kick in a little towards this effort!

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Ray Persing
The Drama Workshop

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SSP Announces 2013/2014 Season

SSP_logoSunset Players, Inc. is proud to announce its 2013/2014 Season:

HARVEY
by Mary Chase

After Elwood P. Dowd introduces his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare their family from future embarrassment. Hilarity ensues when Veta is assumed to be a lunatic when she explains to the good doctors at the sanitarium that years of living with the hallucination have caused her to see Harvey too! Mistakenly committed, Veta finally clears the confusion and the search is on for Elwood and Harvey. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Eventually, even Veta comes to understand Harvey.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Margaret Ellen Clifford

The classic tale of a princess who becomes a sleeping beauty. When the evil witch is slighted by the king and queen, she places a curse on their infant daughter. On the princess’ 16th birthday, she is destined to prick her finger and fall into an enchanted sleep, never to awaken… unless true love can save the day. A fun story for all ages.

HALLELUJAH GIRLS
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! Sugar Lee follows her dreams and opens Spa-Dee-Dah. Carlene gives up on romance. Nita tries to keep her son from heading back to the big house. Mavis contemplates how to get out of marriage. All the while, Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics and costumes. When an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her, the girls find their charming Southern life shaken and have to take drastic action.

THE 39 STEPS
by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! It’s Hitchcock meets Monty Python in this hysterical thriller!

And introducing our new summer show –

NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Diane Goodman, mother and wife, struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. Meanwhile, her husband and daughter try to cope with her illness in different ways, one tries to forget while the other confronts. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.

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Two Actresses Needed for SBM’s BIG RIVER

SBM_logoCincinnati Landmark Productions is auditioning for the roles of Alice and Alice’s Daughter in

BIG RIVER
Saturday, April 6, 2013 Time: 1pm

Audition will be held at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue in West Price Hill.

For BIG RIVER (Showboat Show #3).
Adult African American Females (19 + years of age): MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition. A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script and sing a song that best represents his voice in the style of the show and may be taught a dance combination as well.

The roles of Alice and Alice’s Daughter are featured vocalists in the show.

If you are auditioning, please contact Jennifer Perrino at 513 241 6550 or jenniferperrino@covedalecenter.com to set your appointment.

BIG RIVER
July 10 – July 28, 2013
Music by Roger Miller | Lyrics by Roger Miller | Book by William Hauptman | Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical  celebration of pure Americana. Matthew T. Wilson, Director/Choreographer; Michael Kennedy, Music Director, Production Stage Manager, Jenny Lutes
Rehearsals begin: Wed. May 22, 2013
Performance dates: July 10 – 
28, 2013

For more information on auditions, contact us at (513) 241 – 6550. Check us out on the web at www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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