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Auditions Announced for MY FRIEND THE FOX at Village Players

VP_logoThe Village Players of Fort Thomas invites you to the auditions for MY FRIEND THE FOX by William Glennon. Directed by Rex Sholar

Sunday, August 16, 3 pm
Monday, August 17, 7 pm

This family-friendly fable introduces us to Fox—clever, sly, but likable— who befriends Justi, a simple woodsman. Fox persuades the king that Justi is wealthy and in search of a princess to marry. These lies, of course, bring trouble, conflict and humor. Justi eventually proves his worth, however, and takes his place as the story’s hero.

Cast Requirements:

  • The Fox, a man any age
  • Justi, a young woodsman (18-25)
  • The King, an older man
  • Sir Jasper, a man any age
  • Duke Darkbeard, a man any age
  • The Queen, an older woman
  • Lady Green, a woman any age
  • Lady Red, a woman any age
  • The Princess, a young tomboy (16-25)
  • The Worm, an older man
  • Two Pages, adults, any age

AUDITION INFO

  • Cold readings from the script.
  • Bring photo and resume if possible.
  • Bring conflicts.

QUESTIONS
emailangelakf@yahoo.com

PRODUCTION DATES
November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 (2015)
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

The Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Website:  http://www.villageplayers.biz/
Ticket phone line:   (859) 392-0500

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THE TENORS: Under the Sky Tour | Tue., November 3 | Aronoff Center

THE TENORS: Under the Sky Tour

Proctor & Gamble Hall – Aronoff Center
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Tickets on sale, Friday, August 7 at 10am

CAA_The Tenors promoCINCINNATI, OH –­­ The Tenors – the Canadian multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group – bring their beautiful harmonies and irresistible charm to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM with their new Under  the Sky Tour. The event is presented by the Cincinnati Arts Association as part of its 2015-16 Season – celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Aronoff Center.

Tickets range between $40-$85 (prices subject to change) and are on sale Friday, August 7 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.

The quartet, with multiple #1 Billboard Classical Crossover albums under its belt, “have talent to burn” and “killer singing voices” raves The Toronto Starand “pitch perfect harmonies” says Examiner.com. The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful, spanning powerful anthems, classic covers, and original songs penned/co-penned by The Tenors themselves.

Get ready to hear The Tenors like you’ve never heard them before! On their new album, Under One Sky, the multi-platinum Juno Award-winning foursome co-wrote eight tunes, showing facets of themselves they’ve longed to share with their millions of fans.

The Canadian group has written a handful of songs for their previous three sets, but Under One Sky marks the first time their songwriting talents stand toe-to-toe with their vocal prowess. In the process, they’ve created a rich collection that expands on their earlier efforts, while delving deeper into their collective strength as artists. The four members wrote individually and in pairs, often teaming with top co-writers including Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Josh Groban) and Steve Diamond (Faith Hill, Eric Clapton).

Over the years, The Tenors’ musical diversity has become one of their primary strengths, and Under One Sky’s material covers the full range of tunes that have made the group one of the most popular live draws across the globe. In addition to the original songs, Under One Sky includes the foursome’s reinventions of contemporary classics like “Lean on Me,”“You Are So Beautiful,” and Queen’s “Who Wants To Live Forever”;  a swoon-worthy duet featuring Walters’ wife, Kelly Levesque; as well as their glorious interpretations of classical pieces “Granada,” “Besame Mucho,” and “Agnus Dei.”

The album’s emotional centerpiece is “My Father’s Son,” a song written by The Tenors with Asher Lenz as a tribute to their own dads. The poignancy of songs such as this and the group’s ability to express authentic feelings through their euphonious voices is what deeply connects The Tenors to their fans. “Our songs are inspirational. They’re about goodness and helping others and about love,” Pereira says. “A lot of people who listen to us have come through a lot of strife and they find wisdom and hope in our music.”

Concurrent with the album’s release this past June, PBS stations across the country began airing the quartet’s third special, Under One Sky, which gives a taste of what to expect when The Tenors hit the road. “In the past, the PBS sets didn’t have anything to do with the tour,” Micallef says. ”This time, the ideas are the same, the stage design is similar.”

Since their formation in 2007, The Tenors have performed more than 500 concerts on five continents and made over 150 television appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House, the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2012 Emmy Awards, the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in England, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies. Among the artists with whom they have performed are Paul McCartney, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Sarah McLachlan.

The Tenors’ first album is certified double platinum, and their holiday album is certified triple platinum in Canada. Their third album, 2012’s Lead With Your Heart, went double platinum, won a 2013 Juno Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year,  and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. They have sold almost one million albums around the world.

The Tenors will kick off their 70-city North American tour in September and can’t wait to perform their new material. “We were thinking about the live show with this album,” Walters says. “When you come to the live show you get so many pockets of different styles, and we love to show our humor by interacting with our audience. That’s why people seem to gravitate towards us. You’ll hear us go from something more pop to something that’s in Italian or Spanish with a big sound.”

As they continue to evolve, The Tenors have a firm grasp on moving forward, while never forgetting what unites them with their audience. “Our goal is longevity – to be doing this in 15 to 20 years time,” Murray says. “The only way to do this is to create memorable music that people cherish.” With Under One Sky, The Tenors have once again done just that, bringing all their musical worlds together for all to enjoy.

For more information, visit www.tenorsmusic.com.

Twitter: @TenorsMusic | Facebook: The Tenors (www.facebook.com /tenorsmusic) | Instagram: @TenorsMusic

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS 

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, TheP&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

THE TENORS PRESENTING SPONSORS:  Ultimate Air Shuttle

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  Cincinnati Herald, Coldwell Banker/West Shell , CityBeat, Heidelberg Distributing Hilton, Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Macy’s, Millennium Hotel, Pepsi, Skyline Chili, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

THE TENORS MEDIA PARTNER:   WARM98-FM

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Runs Aug. 7-8

TCO_Shakespeare Abridged logoTHE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
The Company Presents
Aug. 7-8
West Price Hill

Directed by Nate Pucke

Cast: Colin Cronin, Brandon Dunphy, Nick Horton, Lora “Lolo” Pateras & Jon Scheiding

The performers of The Company will soon attempt a feat believed to be unprecedented in the history of civilization. To capture, in a single theatrical experience, the magic, genius, and male pattern baldness of that maestro of the English stage: William Shakespeare.

That’s right, all 37 Plays performed in 90 (or so) minutes, by 5 (or so) actors. You’ll see renditions of all your favorites, including Troilus and Cressida, Two Noble Kinsmen, and Timon of Athens. Lesser-known selections such as Romeo And Juliet, Julius Caesar, and That Scottish Play may also make an appearance.

Please note that the show will feature adult humor and will not be suitable for children or anyone that might be offended by crude jokes and profanity.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 7 & 8 at 8pm

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trueTHEATRE Announces Season Six

TRUE_Seaon 6The mission of trueTheatre is to bring together a wide variety of people to share stories in an effort to create community, encourage discussion, and remind everyone that ALL of us have stories to tell with unique insights and broad appeal. Though storytelling can take on many forms, True Theatre realizes that what great stories have in common are their power to hold attention, slow time, and capture the imagination. They may redden cheeks, make eyes water, and elicit eruptions of laughter. They take you somewhere.

Although great storytelling is not limited to true, personal stories, True Theatre believes that these real moments of our lives, from the mundane to the extraordinary, give both the speaker AND the listener the ultimate sense of being part of a larger community than they were aware.

The themes and showsdates for season six are:

  • trueGAMBLE
    Oct. 19
  • trueFOOD
    Jan. 11
  • trueGAY
    April 25
  • trueANIMAL
    July 18

Individual show tickets are $18 and SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS are also available (for a total of $12 off)! Call the Know Theatre of Cincinnati box office at 513.300.5669 or visit http://knowtheatre.com/true-theatre/ to get yours.

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Theatre Company Finds New Home in Northside

Theatre Company Finds New Home in Northside
New Edgecliff Company to Open 2015-2016 Season at Urban Artifact

Former St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Former St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Northside, OH – New Edgecliff Theatre, Cincinnati’s actors theater since 1998, is excited to announce its new, permanent Northside location at 1662 Blue Rock Street in what was St. Pius X Catholic Church. Craft beer company, Urban Artifact, now owns the property, is brewing onsite, and this past May opened a taproom in the church undercroft. With a long term lease now in place with Urban Artifact, New Edgecliff Theatre will open its 2015-2016 season in what was the church sanctuary.

New Edgecliff lost its former performance space in Columbia Tusculum in 2012, but thanks to a tenacious board and dedicated staff, it continued a regular schedule of shows. “Though we have been vagabonds for a few years, we maintained our reputation of providing powerful performances using local professionals. Doing so was and will continue to be the backbone of who we are” said Jim Stump, Producing Artistic Director. “We are ecstatic to join the Northside community. The neighborhood’s eclectic blend of artists, activists and urban families is the perfect fit for us. We look forward to being a permanent and contributing fixture in Northside’s resurgence.”

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Artifact Brewery Taproom Bar.

Located two minutes from I-74 and two blocks west of Hoffner Park, the new location allows for parking, pre- and post-show refreshments thanks to Urban Artifact’s taproom and is an easy walk to a number of other Northside hot spots. The layout of the old sanctuary naturally lends itself to performance theater and its sizepp provides for flexibility with sets, lighting etc. In addition, the lease maps out a plan for continued structural and esthetic improvements. Stump wraps it up by saying, “This is a win-win for everyone; the folks at Urban Artifact, our patrons and particularly the surrounding community. We’ve landed in a great spot and are ready to produce some great theater.”

Next season’s schedule includes: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, performing September 17- October 3; The Santaland Diaries will be on stage December 3-19 and The Shape of Things, will run April 14-30, 2016.

For more information please visit: http://newedgecliff.com.

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