Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Passing of Rocco Dal Vera

CCM_Rocce Dal Vera

Rocco Dal Vera.

Updated 4:30pm on Oct. 3

A Memorial Service will be held in the Great Hall of UC’s Tangeman University Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30.  More information about the memorial can be found at

How to give back to Rocco

Rocco’s biggest concern in life was making sure his daughter Kendall would always have the medical care required for the lifelong challenges she faces with a debilitating disorder called EDS (Elhers Danlos Syndrome).

The entire family shares this worry now with Rocco passing and appreciates any love you can send her way.

If it is something you feel you would like to do, please go to the donation link on his page and for him we thank you.

From Richard Hess, Chair of CCM Drama

Dear CCM Friends and Family Far and Wide,

Rocco Dal Vera passed away peacefully an hour ago with his family around him. Just today he was asking about us at school and was so grateful that he was able to see so many of you act on Tuesday night in Hamlet. He loved you all.

Rocco was always a big smile, a gentle smile, and his heart was so big that I know he touched every one of us with loving advice at some point. We joked about calling him god, because Rocco knew everything. EVERYTHING. His brain was a wonderment, and he used it to help others in every moment. We will all miss him so much. I am so sorry.

Keep Rocco with you today and through the weekend, smiling on your shoulder, whispering encouragement. Hold each other close and share Rocco’s loving spirit in all you do. Be strong with and for each other, and send special prayers for Denise and Kendall.

‘Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.’


For more information on Rocco’s position at CCM, click here.


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Auditions Announced for THE CHRISTIANS at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGAuditions will be held Mon & Tue, OCT 9 & 10, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Nov 17-Dec 3, 2017

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 —

Directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp
Produced by Jeff Sams and Kathy Mola

Pastor Paul’s modest church of twenty years ago now has a congregation of thousands, classrooms for Sunday school, a coffee shop, and much more. But today Paul will preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s beliefs. What happens when something we believe will always remain the same suddenly changes? A finalist at the Humana Festival in 2014, this play opened off-Broadway soon afterward. In 2016, it was chosen as the eighth most-produced new play by American Theatre Magazine.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Whereas singing ability is not required for casting, you may be asked to sing a chorus of the hymn, “Amazing Grace.”
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Oct 16 & Dec 3, 2017


  • Paul – A Pastor, late 40’s to early 50’s
  • Elizabeth – Paul’s Wife, mid 40’s to early 50’s
  • Joshua – Associate Pastor, mid 20’s through 30
  • Jay – Church Elder, late 40’s to early 50’s
  • Jennifer – A Congregant, early 20’s

For further information or a copy of the script to read in advance, please contact the director at

The show runs weekends Nov 17-Dec 3, 2017

First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
*Children under seven will not be admitted

Individual tickets on sale now

  • Adult: $19
  • Senior (60 or older): $17
  • Student: $12
  • Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing click on “Tickets” link
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

For more information, including auditions, see

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Storytellers Needed for trueVETERAN at trueTHEATRE

TRUE_logoTrue Theatre launches Season 8 on Monday, October 30, in the beautiful Memorial Hall with “trueVETERAN”, a theme that couldn’t be more appropriate to their new digs (built, as it was, to honor Cincinnati Veterans of the Spanish-American War and U.S. Civil War).

We’re looking for 5 true, personal stories by- and about Veterans for this show.

Although True Theatre always seeks to approach each show’s theme from different angles, in this case we are looking only for stories about military veterans. Within that context, we will be seeking a variety of approaches to the theme.

It is likely that all (or most) of the storytellers in this show will be Veterans and stories will be about specific events that occurred while- or after serving, but we will entertain stories from people who may not be Veterans themselves, but who have been involved with a Veteran(s) and whose story is about that involvement.

We have a feeling that we will be receiving a lot of story submissions for this show, so we apologize in advance that we can only take 5.

If you have a story that you would like to be considered for inclusion in “trueVETERAN”, write us at or visit https://www.truetheatre. com/contact-1/.

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Stage Manager Needed for DARK OF THE MOON at CenterStage Players

CSP_Dark of the Moon logoStage Manager with experience needed…

CenterStage Players’s upcoming production of DARK OF THE MOON is in need of a Stage Manager with some experience.

Full Runs this week…
Sunday, Oct. 8th is our Tech. Cue-to-Cue…
Hell week follows nightly…

Showdates are Oct. 13, 14, 15 (Matinee), 19, 20, 21.

New theatre location…
Lockland High School Auditorium.

If interested, qualified and available,  for details contact:

Burt McCollom (Producer)

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THE CRUCIBLE Runs Oct. 19-29

TMC_The Crucible logoTHE CRUCIBLE
Thomas More College Villa Players
Oct. 19-29
Thomas More College [Crestview]

Directed by Greg Procaccino

Arthur Miller’s classic story of how the spread of witchcraft and paranoia through a small town leads to betrayal and destruction.

  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 19-21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 27-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 29 at 2pm

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