Monthly Archives: May 2016

Additional Actors Needed for ROBIN HOOD at Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc

CFT_logoCaesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc would like to thank everyone who attended auditions for ROBIN HOOD these past two weeks. Those who auditioned were very experienced and strong actors. Special thanks to the Yellow Springs Arts Council for the use of their very nice facility.

There are some large and small parts yet to cast and we have received special requests from actors to have additional auditions. The cast includes 14 men and 7 women.

Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc will extend auditions by special appointment. Please contact us at to schedule an audition. Rehearsals will begin the first week of July 2016. Performance dates are August 26, 27, and 28, 2016 and September 2, 3, and 4, 2016 at Atherton Outdoor Amphitheatre in Fairborn, Ohio.

ROBIN HOOD is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Please feel free to share this information.


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2016-2017 Season Announced by P.L.O.T.T. Performers

PLOTT_logoP.L.O.T.T. Performers have announced show dates and titles for their upcoming season at The Schoolhouse in Camp Dennison.

The season includes:

Oct. 15-22, 2016

Jan. 20-28, 2017

April 22-29, 2017

For more information visit

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The Passing of Jason Holt

-From the Mason Community Players page
May 28 at 11:08pm

MCP_Jason Holt picMy MCP Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that we have lost a dear friend, Jason Holt today. Jason was working this afternoon with a company on a fireworks display (something he very much enjoyed doing). He was found slumped over on the ground near where he had been working. Emergency responders were called (and happened to be onsite so were on the scene quickly) but they were unable to revive him. It is suspected that he suffered from some sort of sudden heart attack or aneurism; they are hoping to find out for sure when the coroner does an autopsy this week.

Jason has been a member of MCP since 2004. In that time, he has been a key figure behind the scenes giving his time and talent to lighting and/or sound for just about every show we have done. He served as President of the board for a year an a half before stepping down for personal reasons. Jason’s heart, though continued to be with MCP and he couldn’t stay away. Most recently, he has worked with Larry Hirth on building improvements for Theatre 42. Just this week, he was working with Larry on the wardrobes for the costumes so we can move them in on Monday. He had a heart of gold and found every opportunity to share the gifts he had with those around him.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jason’s family. Please keep Larry & Verol Hirth in your thoughts – many of you know that Jason lived with the Hirths and he has worked with Larry for many years. Larry was at the scene when Jason was found and we know that his passing is heartbreaking for him. Please also keep his girlfriend, Jen Ruby, in your thoughts.

Jason’s passing is an enormous loss for MCP. He loved working tech and even more loved hanging with the members of MCP. There was rarely an instance where he could help us that he didn’t. Let us finish this year dedicating what we do to Jason and his memory.

2016 MCP President

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Auditions Announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe Dayton Playhouse and Miami Valley Symphony are once again joining forces.  This season they will produce a fully-staged, full-orchestra presentation of the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.  The production will take place at the Masonic Centre, October 28-30.  The production will be directed by Dayton Playhouse director and board chairman, Brian Sharp and music will be provided by the Miami Valley Symphony led by David Detrick.  Vocal director will be David McKibben.

Auditions will be held at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, OH 45414, on Monday and Tuesday, June 6 and 7, starting at 7 p.m. and June 11, from 10am to 2pm.  Anyone who has appeared in the chorus of a Dayton Playhouse production over the past five years, and is only auditioning for a chorus role, will not be required to sing, but should stop by auditions and submit information.   Anyone auditioning for a lead role should prepare 16-32 bars of music to demonstrate vocal range.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please no acapella singing.  These auditions will be vocal only – call backs for dramatic roles and readings will be held the following week.  With additional questions contact:

Lead roles will include:

  • Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters. A firm supporter of the traditions of his faith.
  • Golde, Tevye’s sharp-tongued wife.
  • Tzeitel, daughter, 19. Loves her childhood friend Motel who is poor.
  • Hodel, daughter, 17. Intelligent and spirited, falls in love with Perchik.
  • Chava, daughter, 15. A shy book lover, who falls in love with Fyedka.
  • Shprintze, daughter, 12
  • Bielke, daughter, 9
  • Motel Kamzoil, a poor, hardworking tailor who loves, and later marries, Tzeitel.
  • Perchik, a scholar and revolutionary who comes to Anatevka and falls in love with Hodel.
  • Fyedka, a young Christian. He shares Chava’s passion for reading and is outraged by the Russians’ treatment of the Jews.
  • Lazar Wolf, wealthy butcher, widower of Fruma-Sarah. .
  • Yente, the gossipy village matchmaker who matches Tzeitel and Lazar.
  • Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf’s dead wife, who rises from the grave in Tevye’s “nightmare”
  • Grandma Tzeitel, Golde’s dead grandmother, also featured in the “nightmare”.
  • Mordcha, the innkeeper.
  • Rabbi, the wise village rabbi.
  • Constable, a Christian man; the head of the local Russian police.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF offers music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein.  It is set in Imperial Russia in 1905.  The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. FIDDLER’s original Broadway production in 1964 won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, and book.

The Dayton Playhouse is a community theatre providing outstanding theatrical productions to Miami Valley audiences of all ages for more than fifty years.  The Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, an annual festival of new plays.

The Miami Valley Symphony  is a community orchestra comprised of professional and non-professional members who perform for “the love of music.”  In addition to Fiddler, the Symphony’s season will also include: October 2- Classical gems by Schubert, Offenbach, Johann Strauss Jr., and features Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture;  December 10 – Ring in the holidays at this FREE concert with the MVSO, guests from Gem City Ballet, and more; February 26 – Eric Street performs Beethoven’s final piano concerto no. 5 – the “Emperor.” Mozart’s lively overture to “Cosi fan tutte” and the ever popular Symphony no. 40 in G minor; April 30 –  “Invitation to the Dance” featuring the music of Carl Maria von Weber, the “Slavonic Dances” of Dvorak,  St. Saens “Dance Macabre”, and Liszt’s  Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2.

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Auditions Announced for NUNCRACKERS at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAuditions for NUNCRACKERS – The Nunsense Christmas Musical
Fr. Virgil Trott and four Mt. St. Helen’s School Students ONLY

The Drama Workshop will be holding auditions for selected roles in NUNCRACKERS by Dan Goggin on Monday 6/13 & Tuesday, 6/14, 7-9 pm at The Glenmore Playhouse. Wednesday 6/15 will be reserved for callbacks if needed.

Director – Liz Ingram
Vocal Director – Linda Abbott

The performance dates are December 2 – 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM. Additional dates may be added.

The roles of Reverend Mother, Sister Hubert, Sister Robert Anne and Sister Mary Paul (Amnesia) are pre-cast.

The following roles are available:

  • Fr. Virgil (tenor to baritone) — 20s-60s; strong actor with comic timing; a priest with a bent for show biz; has his own radio show and relishes his celebrity; despite his used- car- salesman antics, he has a warm heart.
  • 2 girls, 2 boys — Students at Mt. St Helen’s school. All must be energetic, fearless on stage, strong harmonizers, well behaved, reliable and focused. Strong singers who move well: 2 boys and 2 girls, junior high and/or high school age will be cast.

Auditioners are asked to prepare 32 bars from a musical song and come prepared to dance.

Questions may be directed to producer Valeria Amburgey on facebook or

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