Monthly Archives: July 2017

Moliere’s THE LEARNED LADIES at Cincinnati Actor’s Studio Aug. 3-6

CASA_The Learned LadiesWhat does it mean to be a male or female in the world?

JULY 31, 2017—Tristate audiences are invited to explore the idea that function requires form as Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy presents Moliere’s THE LEARNED LADIES.

It is 1630 in France. Spain’s Christopher Columbus introduced Europe to unknown civilizations whose reach is re-defining the term: “Conventional Wisdom”. In response to this period of philosophy and discovery, French women of a “certain” class are gathering to expand their intellectual horizons and fight to elevate their spot on the social ladder.

Moliere’s THE LEARNED LADIES shows us that despite enlightenment, however, some things never change. For all their lofty aspirations, the women of this Salon must still deal with the mundane concerns of daily living–romance, finances, and what is a woman’s place in the world. Sound familiar?

This production is the 3rd in CASA’s 2017 Summer Series and runs from August 3rd- 6th at Essex Studios. This show is directed by Cheryl Couch. Cast includes: Alena Firlie, Katie Tierney, Haley Gillman, Meg Griffin, Eliza Martin, Amber Smith, Julie Deye, Grace Wesson, Nora Tighe, Leanne Hays, & Olivia Dunn. Production crew includes Matt Berman as Asst. Director/Stage Manager and Finney Kutcher as Costume Designer.

Performances run August 3rd – 6th at 7:30PM and will take place at Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. Tickets can be reserved by emailing T ickets: Adults $15, Students $10. Summer Subscriptions are also available. For more information:

This production of THE LEARNED LADIES offers the opportunity to explore these very modern themes through the pen of the renowned French playwright, Moliere. In the capable hands of long-time Cincinnati Director and Teacher, Cheryl Couch, the all-female cast of young thespians will lead audiences in an examination of these questions in an entertaining production that will satisfy both traditional and contemporary theatre fans. Ms. Couch notes that the production is staged to create a dialogue around relationships as well.

Ms. Couch states: “Audiences will be surprised at the humor and grace with which these young actors have embraced the challenge of bringing this stylized form of theater to life”.

In addition, as part of The Ghostlight Project, all summer long, theaters and theatre-makers across the country will take part in this initiative, meeting their neighbors, making meaningful connections with community organizations in their area, and learning how to be of service. CASA is proud to be taking part in this initiative. Throughout our Summer Series, CASA will be collecting canned foods for the Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati as well as clothing & household items for the Off the Streets program at Anna Louise Inn, located in Clifton. See boxes in our lobby to donate.

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Cast Announced for PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at INNOVAtheatre

IT_logoINNOVAtheatre is proud to announce the cast of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT.

  • David Baker- Adam/Felicia
  • Jeff Weinkam- Tick/Mitzi
  • Tony Williams- Bernadette 
  • Rae Krull- Diva
  • Denise Schnieders- Diva
  • Maddy Marie- Diva
  • Christopher Koonce- Bob
  • Kevin Bell- Miss Understood/Ensemble
  • Jamie Pavlofsky- Cynthia
  • Parker Poling- Benji
  • Andrew J Carmichael- James/Ensemble
  • Adrianna Marie- Marion
  • Stephanie Sams- Shirley/Ensemble
  • Garek Bushnell- Tad/Ensemble
  • Jeanie Ryves Baughn- Jules/Ensemble
  • Jonathan Eckman- Bryan/Ensemble
  • Jacqlyn Schott- Country Girl/Ensemble
  • Liz Graves Olekas- Country Girl/ Ensemble

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Cast Announced for BAT BOY The Musical at Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoDare to Defy Productions is thrilled to announce the cast for our upcoming production of BAT BOY the Musical! The show runs 10/27/2017 – 11/4/2017 at the Mathile Theater in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets at

  • Shelley Parker – Samantha Faye Creech
  • Bat Boy – Garrett Young
  • Meredith Parker – Lindsay Sherman
  • Dr. Thomas Parker – Shawn Patrick
  • Rick Taylor/Lorraine – Bobby Mitchum
  • Rev. Hightower/Mrs. Taylor/Roy/Institute Man – Tia Seay
  • Ruthie Taylor/Ned – Jessi Lyn Stark
  • Bud/Daisy/Pan – Joshua Seitz
  • Sheriff – Becky Milligan Howard
  • Maggie/Ron Taylor – Brett Norgaard

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Cast Announced for SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON at RiverStage Theatre

RSCT_logo.jpgRiverStage is proud to announce the cast for Swiss Family Robison

Directed by Cathy Roesoner, the cast includes:

  • John Robinson- Jeff Carter
  • Elizabeth Robinson- Jennifer Taylor
  • Fritz Robinson- Hunter Gilpin debute with RiverStage
  • Ernest Robinson- Bradey Strunk debute with RiverStage
  • Jack Robinson- Haddon Lockyer debute with RiverStage
  • Frannie Robinson- Rowan Kroger debute with RiverStage
  • Captain Bloodworth- Jamie Ball
  • Pirate 1- Natalie Bauman debute with RiverStage
  • Pirate 2- Greg Hall
  • Captain Littleton- Steve Taylor
  • Jenny Montrose- Alyssa Taylor

Performances run Oct. 13-21. For more information visit

Looking for a stage manager interested, any should contact or call 513-543-9149

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LOVE LETTERS Runs Aug. 25-27

CSP_Love Letters logoLOVE LETTERS
Caroline Scott Players
Aug. 25-27
Oxford Community Center

Directed by Patrick Flick

Cast: Bill Brewer as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III & Rosalyn Benson as Melissa Gardner

LOVE LETTERS centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using a form sometimes found in novels, they read the notes, letters and cards dealing with their victories and defeats in life.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 25-26 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Aug. 27 at 2pm

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