Monthly Archives: June 2016

Auditions Announced for THE FACULTY LOUNGE

VP_logoInside the forbidden walls of an ordinary, American high school faculty lounge, teachers get honest. The play is a comedy… until it’s not. Act One inspires hearty laughter at the humanness of those who teach, and Act Two touches the audience with a different side of that same humanity and the students who test it.

July 10 at 3pm
July 11 at 7pm

The Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 N Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

CAST REQUIREMENTS

The Teachers:

  • Becky, about 60. Satirical and jaded
  • Dylan, 40s-50s. Football coach and math teacher
  • Megan, 30s. Practical Living teacher
  • Emily, 20s. Drama and social studies
  • Nick, 20s. Science teacher

The Students:

  • 2 M, filling various roles of varying ages
  • 3 W, filling various roles of varying ages

Audition Info

  • Cold readings from the script
  • Bring photo and resume if possible
  • BRING KNOWN CONFLICTS

Production Dates
October 7-9 and 13-15

Presented by special arrangement with Teri Foltz.
Directed by Nathan Henegar.

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ELF The Musical Jr. Runs July 8-17

VYT_Elf logoELF The Musical Jr.
Vandalia Youth Theatre
July 8-17
Northridge High School [Dayton]

Directed by Ashley Leasure
Assistant Directed by Malcolm Casey
Choreographed by Victoria Ordeman

Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Performed by students grades 5-8.

  • Fri-Sat, July 8-9 at 8:30pm
  • Sun, July 10 at 3:30pm
  • Sat-Sun, July 16-17 at 3:30pm

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2015-2016 Orchid Awards for Cincinnati Music Theatre

CMTMARY POPPINS

  • Excellence in PROGRAM: Fred Martens and Kendra Struthers
  • Excellence in PRODUCING: Karen Galliers Sowards and Bill Geraghty
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN: Rick Kramer
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN: Eric Bardes
  • Excellence in STAGE MANAGEMENT: Jill Rothmeeler
  • Excellence in COSTUME DESIGN: Jack Williams
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Megan Osborn Williams
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Laurie Schneider Brinkman
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Samantha Strain
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Brian Anderson
  • Excellence in DANCE EXECUTION: The Cast of Mary Poppins
  • Excellence in ENSEMBLE: Arlene Borock-Balczo and Cast
  • Excellence in DIRECTION: Arlene Borock-Balczo
  • Excellence in VOCAL QUALITY: Samantha Strain
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION: Kathy Kramer
  • Excellence in FLYING EXECUTION: Gregory Shaffer
  • Excellence in OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY: Cincinnati Music Theatre
  • Excellence in PROGRAM ART: Fred Martens
  • Excellence in MUSIC DIRECTION: Charles Wilhelm
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Rick Kramer
  • Excellence in CHOREOGRAPHY: Karen Galliers Sowards
  • Excellence in DANCE EXECUTION: Brian Anderson

BIG FISH

  • Excellence in PROGRAM ART: Jim Osborn
  • Excellence in PRODUCING: Kathy Beiting and Catherine Fields Shultz
  • Excellence in SET DESIGN: Scott A. Baker
  • Excellence in SET DECOR: Dianna L. Davis
  • Excellence in LIGHT DESIGN: Beth and Brian Boland
  • Excellence in CHOREOGRAPHY: Mike Fielder
  • Excellence in ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE: Charles Wilhelm and the Orchestra
  • Excellence in COSTUME DESIGN: Elaine K. Michael
  • Excellence in SPECIAL EFFECTS: Jeff Surber
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Joey Schnell
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Jessica Nguyen
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Martin Collins
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: PJ Karpew
  • Excellence in LOBBY DISPLAY: Fred Martens
  • Excellence in PROGRAM: Fred Martens and Kendra Struthers
  • Excellence in SOUND DESIGN: Eric Bardes
  • Excellence in MUSIC DIRECTION: Charles Wilhelm
  • Excellence in CHORUS: Kendra Struthers and ensemble
  • Excellence in VOCAL DIRECTION: Kendra Struthers
  • Excellence in DIRECTION: Skip Fenker
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Fred Tacon
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Pam Day
  • Excellence in MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Mark D. Motz

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2017 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoTheir upcoming season includes:

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Jan. 19-Feb. 26

The Church Basement Ladies in AWAY IN A BASEMENT 
March 2-April 23

SISTER ACT
April 27-June 18

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
June 29-Aug. 20

TBA
Aug. 24-Oct. 28

TIMELESS MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS
Nov. 1-Dec. 31

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Diogenes Theatre Company Remounts Their Acclaimed Production of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

Torie Wiggins reprises her tour de force performance in Anna Deavere Smith’s Tony Award nominated one-woman show about the L.A. riots.

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Torie Wiggins. Photo by Daniel R Winters Photography.

CINCINNATI – June 29, 2016 – Diogenes Theatre will remount TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992by Anna Deavere Smith on Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s Underground stage from July 18 to 21. Torie Wiggins, who received critical acclaim for her performance will once again perform the one-woman show, and Brian Isaac Phillips returns to direct.

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 played on Broadway for 72 performances beginning in April 1994.  Smith, who gathered the many interviews, performed the piece on Broadway at the Cort Theatre.  The play is set in a documentary style with characters telling their perspective of various events around Los Angels in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict and the riots that followed.  The play is delivered verbatim, just as the real individuals shared their experiences with Smith as she interviewed them.  Figures who are known to the public, such as congresswoman Maxine Waters, former police chief Darryl Gates and Reginald Denny, the truck driver who was attacked at a traffic light during the riots, are all portrayed in the piece.  Other less know persons are also portrayed including a Korean store clerk, an anonymous juror, bystanders and gang leaders.

The remounting of the Diogenes production coincides with Cincinnati’s hosting of the NAACP convention.  The theme of the convention this year is: “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”  The NAACP convention was last held in Cincinnati in 2008.  Considering both ‘08 and this year are election years, a major goal of the convention is to create thought provoking conversation.

Torie Wiggins says of performing the one woman show: “As much as I love and respect the rich variety of this piece, it’s unfortunate that it is still so timely.  My hope is that it reaches people in such a way that change is inspired and advocated, whether socially or mentally.  I believe this piece has the ability to do both.”

The design team features Alice Flanders as stage manager, costume design by Amanda McGee, sound design by Doug Borntrager, and lighting design by Dan Winters.

Performances will be on July 18 at 2:00pm and July 19, 20 and 21st at 8:00pm.  All performances will take place on Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s Underground stage.

Diogenes Theatre Company is a small professional theatre performing the best of comedy and drama in intimate studio settings .

For more information and tickets, visit – www.diogenestheatrecompany.com/ and https://know.tixato.com/buy/twilight-los-angeles-1992.

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