Monthly Archives: October 2013

CPI Seeks Actors for TALES FROM ‘NAM

CPI_logoCincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) is looking for volunteer actors for a staged reading of a new play at the Fifth-Third Bank Theater (Aronoff center).

TITLE: Tales from ‘Nam
DIRECTOR: David Bezona

Four women (all wives of Vietnam era veterans) are attending a fishing tournament where their husbands are participants. The tournament is rained out and they end up sitting at card tables drinking beer. They eventually end up in the same room with four veterans (two husbands and two not). The women challenge the men to tell their war stories and it is guided with three questions: What is the funniest thing that happened to you? What is the worst thing that happened to you? And, what is the scariest thing that happened to you? A tale of heroism and sacrifice evolves and ends with a statement of what it means to be a veteran of a war.

SHOW DATE: January 14, 2014 at 7:30

THEATER: Fifth-Third Bank Theater (Black Box).

CHARACTERS still needed:

  • FEMALE ROLE: A woman from Vietnam era – 60 plus
  • MALE ROLE: A woman from Vietnam era – 60 plus 


We will not have a formal audition, but interested actors should send/attach their Acting Résumé and provide their headshot (JPG).

Send Résumé and headshot ASAP to Kalman Kivkovich at

Actors will remain on-book.

We will have a read-through and a few limited number of rehearsals of with one will take place at the theater.

If interested and available we will attach the script.


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DRAGGIN’ OUT – GHCT Fundraiser on Nov. 2

GHCT_ Draggin OutIt’s back by popular demand!! The ladies, members and friends of GHCT had so much fun last year spending the evening with Cincinnati-area drag queens getting “painted,” choosing their hair, finding a costume and then putting on one spectacular drag show, that we just had to do it again!!

On November 2, 2013 we will host Draggin’ Out at the Palace. The event is open to all women who want to spend the evening having fun and helping raise funds for the arts! Beginning at 7 pm, ladies will be directed to a station to pick their “sickening costume,” have their hair “jacked up,” or be “painted for filth.” During this time, we will provide beer, wine and appetizers.

At 10 pm, we will put on a show for neighbors, family and friends. Not a singer? Not to worry! Drag queens always lip-synch, so all you have to do is strut your stuff! All of the tips raised in the drag show will benefit The Palace.

A new twist this year is that the queen who raises the most money will become the Queen of our Palace! She will be Miss GHCT and will get her very own drag queen crown!

Space at the makeup table is limited. Be sure to make your reservations today by calling 513-737-PLAY or by emailing The cost of the event is $40, and remember, it’s tax deductable. You can be the Bio Diva you were meant to be while helping support the arts in your community! Get those fans to come and support the show, and you could be the very first Miss GHCT!!

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 22

Harold Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge & Dave Woellert  as Jacob Marley.

Harold Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge & Dave Woellert as Jacob Marley.

Presented by Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 29-Dec. 22
West Price Hill

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Sherry McCamley
Choreographed by Karie-Lee Sutherland

Cast: Harold Murphy as Ebenezer Scrooge, Brett Bowling as Charles Dickens, Will Reed as Bob Cratchit, Karie-Lee Sutherland as Mrs. Cratchit, Chance Kilgour as Nephew Fred, Danielle Meo as Fred’s Wife/Ghost of Christmas Past, Aaron Marshall as Peter Cratchit/Young Scrooge, Michaela Kamer as Martha Cratchit, Sara Reynolds as Belinda Cratchit, R. DeAndre’ Smith as Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present, Allison Muennich as Mrs. Fezziwig/Baker/Laudress, Kalie Kaimann as Belle, Tyler Kuhlman as Young Adult Scrogge/Ghost of Christmas Future, Dave Woellert as Jacob Marley/Old Joe, & Justin Gabbard as Tiny Tim
Ensemble: Courtini Nicolaci, Akeem Campbell, Phillip Krinsky, Sophia Ash, Elaine Wilson and Katie Maurer. Children’s Ensemble includes: Nolan Kamer, Maddie Land, Chelsea Carnder, Grace Balbo, Cian Steele, Kassidy Kaimann & Maddi O’Connell

A musical version of Dickens’ all time favorite tale. Our holiday haunter has yuletide ghouls and merrymaking a-plenty! We’ll “Bring Back Christmas” with the not-so- “Dear, Mr. Scrooge,” while Bob Cratchit counts his heavenly “Christmas Treasure” and Tiny Tim chimes in with “God Bless Us Everyone!” It’s “Christmas First of All” at the Covedale.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 1 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Dec. 4-5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 12 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 13 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 14 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Dec. 20 at 8pm
  • Sat, Dec. 21 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 22 at 2pm

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Playhouse’s CABARET Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

Mary Gordon Murray  as Fraulein Schneider & Liz Pearce as Sally Bowles. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Mary Gordon Murray as Fraulein Schneider & Liz Pearce as Sally Bowles. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Panelists said of CABARET: “An excellently produced and performed production…Fantastic.” Panelists were particularly impressed with featured actress Mary Gordon Murray as Fraulein Schneider, “a standout, who was powerful and believable” and gave “a moving performance”. The chorus members were also praised for their outstanding dance and movement, aided by Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s often “inspired” and “amazing” choreography. Finally, Angela Wendt was commended for her “striking” costumes: “Pearls, fringe, sequins and endless details made the costumes in this production simply stunning.”

CABARET, the renowned Kander and Ebb musical set in the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy pre-war nightclub in Berlin, chronicles the growing prejudice in Germany through the eyes of a visiting American writer.

CABARET continues through November 16th. Tickets can be purchased at

League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

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The ladies of SOUTH PACIFIC.

Ally Mellick (center) as Nellie Forbush, surrounded by the Nurses in NKU’s production of SOUTH PACIFIC.

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized lead actress Ally Mellick as Nelly Forbush for her work in Northern Kentucky University’s production of SOUTH PACIFIC, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical of romance, prejudice and war in an island paradise.

Panelists praised Mellick’s “outstanding singing voice,” saying she was “a standout who made us fall in love with her quirky southern personality.”

South Pacific continues through November 3rd. Tickets can be obtained online at

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at


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