Monthly Archives: October 2015

MARY POPPINS Runs Nov. 27-Dec. 27

Alyssa Hostetler as Mary Poppins.

Alyssa Hostetler as Mary Poppins.

MARY POPPINS
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 27-Dec. 27
West Price Hill

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music direction by Steve Goers
Choreographed by Maggie Perrino

Cast: Matt Dentino as Bert, Alyssa Hostetler as Mary Poppins, Dave Wilson as George Banks, Sarah Viola as Winifred Banks, Lili Shires as Jane Banks, Peter Godsey as Michael Banks, Emily Carroll Martin as Bird woman/Katie Nanna, Sarah Cox as Miss Lark/Ensemble, Timothy Carney as Admiral Boom, Torie Pate as Miss Andrew/Miss Smythe/Queen Victoria, Brandon Bentley as Robertson Ay, Jeremy Cox as Neleus, Karen Vosseberg as Mrs. Brill, Jamie Steele as Bank Chairman/Ensemble, Sarah Griswold as Mrs. Corry, Tyler Gau as Policeman/Von Hussler/Ensemble, Greg Moore as John Northbrook/Park Keeper
Ensemble: Kate Stark, Ashton Francis, Clare Miller, Franchesca Montazemi & Robert Fields

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” Features heartwarming songs like: “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 29 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 6 at 2pm
  • Thu, Dec. 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 13 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Dec. 16-17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 20 at 2pm
  • Tue-Wed, Dec. 22-23 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 26 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 27 at 2pm

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RELATIVELY SPEAKING Runs Nov. 11-22

Clockwise from top right: Bailie Breaux, Abby Rowold,Patrick Phillips & Robert Pavlovich.

Clockwise from top right: Bailie Breaux, Abby Rowold, Patrick Phillips & Robert Pavlovich.

RELATIVELY SPEAKING
Diogenes Theatre
Nov. 11-22
Fifth Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Directed by Brian Isaac Phillips

Cast: Robert Pavlovich, Abby Rowold, Bailie Breaux & Patrick Phillips

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy, set during the 1960s, involves a series of mistaken identities and misunderstandings. Ginny goes to the house of her older lover in order to end a relationship and to retrieve some compromising letters. Matters are complicated when her current partner also turns up and meets the wife of the lover, believing her to be Ginny’s mother. Confusion ensues. The result is a milestone of British theatre that provides continuous laughter.

  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 11-14 at 7:30pm
  • Wed-Sat, Nov. 18-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 22 at 2pm

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FOOTLOOSE Runs Nov. 27-28

D2D_Footloose logoFOOTLOOSE
Dare to defy Productions
Nov. 27-28
Victoria Theatre [Dayton]

Directed by Craig Smith
Music direction by Lorri Topping
Choreographed by Jessica Tate Eggleston

Cast: Eric Thompson as Ren McCormack, Abby Kress as Ariel Moore, David Shough as Shaw Moore, Martha Armstrong-Benjamin as Vi Moore, Tori Kocher as Rusty, Skyler McNeely as Willard, T.C. Schreier as Chuck, Samantha Creech as Urleen, Natalie Sanders as Wendy Jo, Luka Ashley Carter as Cowboy Bob/Lyle, Jeffrey Mack as Travis, Evan Benjamin as Bickle, A.J. Breslin as Jeter, Andre Tomlinson as Garvin, Jessica Bledsoe as Lulu Warnicker, Kurt Cypher as Wes Warnicker, William Boatwright as Coach Dunbar, Tia Seay as Eleanor Dunbar, Brad Bishop as Principal Harry Clark, Amanda Carter as Betty Blast &  Mark Anderson as Cop
Ensemble: Kimberly Isaacs (Dance Captain), Alexia Minton, Alicia Sylvester, Angie Thacker, Brett Norgaard, Caitie Erker, Cheryl Kayser, Courtney Dortch, Desmond Thomas, Esther Hyland, Grant Warden, John-Michael Vanover, Jordan Ross, Kaite Hubler, Laura Moore & Stephanie Penrod

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

  • Fri, Nov. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 28 at 2pm & 8pm

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Auditions Announced for FATHER OF THE BRIDE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoFATHER OF THE BRIDE (play)

Times:

  • 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Location:
Creative Center at the Palace, 215 S. Third St., Hamilton, OH 45011

Please come prepared to read from the script.

Casting requirements:

  • Mr. Banks, the father of the bride (45-55)
  • Mrs. Banks, the mother of the bride (45-55)
  • Kay Banks, the bride (early 20’s)
  • Ben Banks, brother of the bride (late teens)
  • Tommy Banks brother of the bride (early teens)
  • Buckley Dunstan, the groom (early 20s)
  • Buzz Taylor, best friend of Tommy (early teens)
  • Peggy Swift, girlfriend of Ben (late teens)
  • Delilah, housekeeper (25-70)
  • Miss Bellamy, secretary to Mr Banks (35-60)
  • Mr Massoula, caterer (30-40)
  • Joe, assistant caterer (30-40)

For more information visit www.ghctplay.com.

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Cast Announced for DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoCINCINNATI – Oct. 28, 2015 – Beechmont Players, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce the cast of its winter production, DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, written by Walter Ferris, directed by Marcha Hunley and produced by Barbara Alenduff:

  • Alda – Cindy Rumke
  • Baron Cesarea – Alan Kootsher
  • Cora – Breslin Sand
  • Corrado – Rj Bryant
  • Duke Lambert de Catolica- Fred Hunt
  • Eric Fenton – Matt Sanetler
  • Fedele – Paul Hekelman
  • Grazia – Anne Schneider
  • Major Whitread – Robert Eveslage
  • Prince Sirki/Death – Boyang Zhang
  • Marie, Princess of San Luca – Julie Hauwiller
  • Rhoda Fenton – Shannon Falo
  • Stephanie, Duchess de Catolica – Brandy Buckingham

Synopsis: Produced with great success on Broadway, this romantic fantasy has Death taking a three-day vacation to find out why mortals fear him. He falls in love with a beautiful girl and, through her, tries to understand human emotions. Perceptions shift, and villains become heroes in a love story that is as appealing as it is thought-provoking.

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY will be performed Feb. 19 – 27, 2016, at the Anderson Center Theatre. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 students, seniors and active military; they can be purchased online at www.beechmontplayers.org, by calling 513-233-2468 or at the door one hour prior to curtain.

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