Monthly Archives: October 2016

ANNIE Runs Nov. 4-6

ctm_annie-logoANNIE
Children’s Theatre of Mason
Nov. 4-6
Mason High School Auditorium

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

  • Fri at 7pm
  • Sat at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for ALMOST, MAINE at Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre

GHCT_logoThe public is invited to audition for the Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre’s third show of its current season, ALMOST, MAINE. The play has only parts for adults. Character needs are listed at http://www.ghctplay.com/auditions.html.

Auditions take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at The Creative Center at the Palace, GHCT’s home building on Third Street in Hamilton, Ohio. Those who participate only need to come one night.

Auditioners will read from a script.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Deb. 19 at Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus.

The show is directed by Brian Smith and produced by Mandy Gambrell and Lyndall Murray. This show is sponsored by The Fort Hamilton Hospital and Dr. and Mrs. Max Iltzsch.

Let us know you’re auditioning here: ALMOST, MAINE auditions

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Auditions Announced for PERKY’S SALON OF BEAUTY DOES ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CAROL at RiverStage Players

RSCT_logo.jpgRiverStage has decided to replace their Christmas show  “Sanders Family Christmas” with a play: PERKY’S SALON OF BEAUTY DOES ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CAROL written by Bob Baker

Audition: Saturday, 10/29 at 10am

Location: Market Street School Auditorium, 212 Market Street, New Richmond, Oh 45157

Performances: 12/8-11.
Rehearsals will begin immediately after the cast is confirmed the week of 10/25.

Contact Richard Zenk for more information at richardjoseph@gmail.com.

The comedy involves a small town preparing and then performing an abbreviated version of Christmas Carol.  The first act is the rehearsal in the beauty shop for Christmas Carol and the second act is the abbreviated performance of Christmas Carol.  Most characters have a role in Act 2’s Christmas which is listed in parenthesis in the below descriptions.  Stage ages for most actors are not listed since they are flexible (stage ages 20-60).
Perky – female – owner of a beauty shop – outspoken – friends with Maxine (Narrator/Chorus Leader)

  • Maxine – female – beautician – outspoken – friends with Perky (Scrooge  – actress has ability to do British accent which director can coach actress on if needed)
  • Bobby – male –  “good old boy” – buddy of Charlie – has many phobias – (Cratchet)
  • Mamma Gert – female –  dramatic, over-the-top, grande dame  who  acts like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard – see Carol Burnett in this YouTube video – https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=aS2QteCLdAI (Mrs. Cratchet)
  • Wilda Jean – emotional – recently divorced with newborn baby who she keeps misplacing  (Missionary)
  • Charlie – pompous, flirtatious town’s mayor (Marley/Fezziwig/Christmas future)
  • The role of Bobo/Barbara has been cast.

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Cincinnati Music Hall: Architectural, Lighting and Surplus Items Available for Public Sale

caa_music-hall-tag-sale-logoCincinnati, OH – Select architectural, lighting, and surplus items from Cincinnati Music Hall will be made available for the public to purchase at a sale coordinated by the Wooden Nickel Antiques– Cincinnati’s leader in architectural recycling and Music Hall’s neighbor in Over-the-Rhine.  An inventory of items and other sale details will be available at http://www.woodennickelantiques.net/music-hall beginning this Friday, October 28.

A ticketed, “early-bird” pre-sale event is scheduled for Friday, November 11 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Wooden Nickel Antiques’ warehouse at 1515 Central Parkway. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, October 28 at 10:00 AM at http://www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the event.

An open public sale is scheduled for the following dates/times (no ticket or admission fee is required for these dates):

  • Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 13, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Monday-Friday, November 14-18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 20,  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Following the closure of Music Hall this past May for extensive renovations, portraits, statues, artworks, and many other items were moved into storage prior to the early demolition phase of the project. While the theater’s most recognizable artifacts will be reincorporated into Music Hall, many other items, including theater and box seats, gilt mirrors, aluminum chairs from Music Hall’s ballroom, benches, decorative hardware, poster displays, and lighting fixtures are surplus to the Music Hall project and will be made available to the general public in support of the renovation of this historic Cincinnati landmark.

Other items have found or will find new homes. The SORG Opera House in Middletown (www.sorgoperahouse.org) has already received and installed several hundred of Music Hall’s auditorium seats. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new Otto M. Budig Theater (under construction down the street from Music Hall at 12th and Elm Streets – www.cincyshakes.com) will display the carved figures of “Comedy and Tragedy” originally salvaged from Cincinnati’s National Theater, which in the 1800s showcased America’s preeminent Shakespearean actors.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded to preserve, promote, improve, and provide education about Music Hall.

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Auditions Announced for THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Mariemont Players

MPI_logoAudition Dates/Times:

  • Monday, November 7th – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 8th – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Callbacks – Monday, November 14th – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 4101 Walton Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

Performance Dates: March 3rd – 19th

Synopsis
One of Neil Simon’s lesser-known comedies, THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL is the story of a hilarious love triangle between two life-long friends and (literally) the girl next door. It’s San Francisco in the late 1960s and the political climate is tense; Andy and Norman are radical liberals struggling to make a living through their political magazine “Fallout”. Sophie, an aspiring Olympic swimmer, and as American as apple pie, moves into their building and captures Norman’s affections, but they are not reciprocated. Norman’s obsession with Sophie forces Andy to hire her at the magazine just to keep Norman focused on writing for the cause. What happens next threatens both the future of the magazine and Norman and Andy’s friendship.

Characters
A note about the ages of the characters: it must be believable that Andy and Norman have graduated college and that Sophie competed in the Olympics but otherwise there are no age restrictions. That said, depending on the casting of one character will impact the rest. For example, if the actress playing Sophie is 25, Andy and Norman will be cast in a similar age-range.

  • Andy: Uber liberal. The salesman behind Fallout magazine. Very sarcastic.
  • Norman: Also Uber liberal but more of a hippy type to Andy’s suit and tie persona. The writer of Fallout magazine. Hopelessly in love with Sophie.
  • Sophie: Ultra conservative, All-American girl next door. Olympic swimmer from down South. Will require a Southern accent.

Please bring your theater resume, headshot (if you have one), and list of conflicts between January and March, 2017. The audition will consist of cold reading from the script.

Questions? Please contact Laura Berkemeier (Director) at laura.berkemeier@gmail.com.

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