Monthly Archives: July 2016

Top Stories for June

  1. MISC_Denny B Thomas picDenny Thomas – A Celebration
  2. Cast Announced for ROCK OF AGES at The Carnegie
  3. 2016 Season Announced at La Comedia Dinner Theatre
  4. My 2016 Cincy Fringe Show Rankings
  5. Auditions Announced for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Beechmont Players
  6. Auditions Announced for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at GHCT
    Auditions Announced for RAVENSCROFT at Mariemont Players
  7. Auditions Announced for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at The Carnegie
  8. Auditions Announced for THE WEDDING SINGER at Sunset Players
  9. Auditions Announced for BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Fairfield Summer Theatre
  10. Auditions Announced for BEAU JEST at Mariemont Players
  11. CESSNA: A Drama Noir Review
  12. CCM Announces 2016-17 Mainstage Series
    DARLINGS Review
  13. Grants Allow Expansion of Staff at Know Theatre
  14. Auditions Announced for 2016-2017 Season at Middletown Lyric Theatre
  15. Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT Runs July 8-23
  16. OTHER BOTHER Review
    2016 Cincy Fringe Picks
  17. 2017 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre
  18. 2016-2017 Season Announced for Stagecrafters Inc.
  19. Indian Epic Explored in Fringe Festival Play
  20. Auditions Announced for BILLY ELLIOT at Cincinnati Music Theatre
  21. Cast Announced for GODSPELL at Covedale Center
  22. Auditions Announced for PLAY ON! at Footlighters Inc.
  23. 2016-2017 Season Announced by Fairfield Footlighters
  24. Diogenes Theatre Company Remounts Their Acclaimed Production of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
  25. 2015-2016 Orchid Awards

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2016 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL Runs Aug. 4-13

CLT_New Works Festival logo2016 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
Cincinnati Lab Theatre
Aug. 4-13
Falcon Theatre [Newport]

CHASE THE DRAGON by Kirk Sheppard
Directed by Jared D. Doren
Cast: Carter Bratton, Rupert Spraul, Bob Allen, Tess Talbot & Henry Howland

Peter wants to make a difference; his chosen career path should allow him to do so.  But sometimes people run from their past, and other times they chase it. The play explores the lives of at-risk youth and what happens when we don’t have a handle on our own history.

JUDAS by Elizabeth a. Harris
Directed by Elizabeth a. Harris.
Cast: Brian Berendts & Derek Snow

A betrayer, an outcast, a pariah, the lowest of the low: This is Judas. Or is it? How would our views of Christianity and the Messiah change if we discovered Judas was actually Jesus’ most trusted disciple? Based on the Gospel of Judas, the play examines the limits of love and self-sacrifice and asks the question: “What would you do if the person you loved most in the world asked you to perform the ultimate betrayal for the good of all humanity?”

3SOME by Brian Griffin

Expectations are shattered and lives are changed when three strangers meet one evening and get something none of them bargained for.

MEDUSA IN YOU by Valetta Anderson

The murder of the innocents is something no people forget. And the innocents are every woman’s child, whatever age and swaddled in any color of skin.

  • Aug 4 at 8pm* – CHASE THE DRAGON (Fully-staged)
  • Aug. 5 at 8pm – JUDAS (Fully-staged)
  • Aug. 6 at 5:30pm – 3SOME (Play-reading)
  • Aug 6 at 8pm – CHASE THE DRAGON (Fully-staged)
  • Aug. 11 at 8pm* – JUDAS (Fully-staged)
  • Aug. 12 at 5:30pm – MEDUSA IN YOU (Play-reading)
  • Aug 12 at 8pm – CHASE THE DRAGON (Fully-staged)
  • Aug. 13 at 8pm – JUDAS (Fully-staged)
    *Pre-show discussion that focuses on social themes and current topics related to the production

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Queen City Queen Theatre Collective
Aug. 8
Below Zero Lounge [Over-the-Rhine]

Directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Cast: Becca Howell as Amanda,  Lori Kirstein as Bea,  Dylan McGill as Ford, Andrew Ian Adams as Serge &  Mike Hall as Otto

Amanda, an anorexic poet of some pretensions, has been married for three weeks, but her husband, Ford, has been missing for two. She calls a crisis hot line and reaches Bea, a volunteer. Bea’s answer to Amanda’s problems is to diminish them by complaining about her own deceased husband’s inattentiveness, her son’s embarrassing nature, and also to dispense hilarious (but useless) advice. Just as Amanda nears her wit’s end, Ford walks in so she simply hangs up on Bea. Meanwhile, across town, Serge, a completely vain runway model, paces as he waits for the arrival of his latest paramour. He is intruded upon by a former one-night stand, Otto, who worships him and who tips the scales at about three hundred pounds. Otto tortures, harangues and cajoles Serge while swilling Yoo-hoo, eating junk food and taking phone calls from his mother until Serge can take no more. Serge explodes but is interrupted by a phone call—his new lover will not be coming. This leaves Serge and Otto in the same state: Both are now victims of fickle romance. The scene shifts back to Amanda’s at the crack of dawn. Serge is banging on the door, looking for his lover, surprising Amanda. It was with Serge that Ford had spent his lost two honeymoon weeks. Having followed Serge, it isn’t long until Otto shows up, with breakfast, threatening suicide. Next to arrive is Bea, furious at Amanda for hanging up on her as Bea does not tolerate rudeness. As riotous chaos builds, we learn that Bea is Otto’s mother, that Otto and Amanda are old school friends, that Serge will settle for both Amanda and Ford and that Ford has absolutely nothing to say. Bea takes charge and offers a solution. Although short on practicality, it is long on pleasure.

Please note: performance is in the second floor Cabaret space, which is not handicap accessible.

Free, donations accepted.

  • Mon, Aug. 8 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for ALICE at InBocca Performance

IBP_logoAnnouncing auditions for InBocca Performance’s winter production, ALICE. That’s right, we’re creating our own creepy, crazy rendition of one of the world’s most beloved children’s tales, Alice in Wonderland, as directed by MANDIE REIBER!

Auditions will be Saturday, August 27th from 9am-12noon at NKU. Studio room TBA.

We are looking for the following:

  • comic actors
  • dancers (all styles welcome!)
  • dramatic actors
  • circus performers/gymnasts (aerialists would be GREAT)
  • singers

If you are auditioning for a dancing role, please prepare a short routine that highlights your ability (all styles welcome, no need to exceed one minute). If you dance en pointe, please be prepared to demonstrate a pointe combination. Bring music on a phone or iPod so we can plug it into the speaker with an aux cord.

Our productions tend to include a LOT of movement, dance, and music, as well as rich story-telling. Please come prepared to move–no monologue or song is necessary. Also, if you have any special tricks up your sleeve (professional hula hooper, card magic, tumbling, spontaneous combustion… Yikes!) absolutely be prepared to strut your stuff.

The performances of this production will take place in early January, location and exact dates TBA.

Rehearsals typically take place 3 days a week (two for ensemble, one on Saturdays for dancers) and will be based around actors’ schedule conflicts.

If you would like to be a part of this production but cannot attend auditions, please email us

N.B.: Please no actors under the age of 15. If you are under 15 and still are eager to audition, please contact us.

See you in Wonderland!

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Aug. 21-22
Know Theatre [Over-the-Rhine]

Directed by AC Horton
Featuring Landon Hawkins

He’s just like you, except worse. He is trying to save his life, to save your life, in that order. In his quest for salvation, he’ll stop at nothing, be distracted by nothing…except maybe a piece of lint, or the woman in the second row.

  • Sun, Aug. 21 at 8pm
  • Mon, Aug. 22 at 8pm

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