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BCT_Young Frankenstein logoYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Beavercreek Community Theatre
Oct. 27-Nov. 5

Directed by Matt Owens

Cast: Aaron Joseph Brewer as Frederick Frankenstein, Danielle DeLorme as Elizabeth Benning, Daniel Bashore as Igor, Logan Hylinski as Inga, Terry Larson as Frau Blucher, Drew Roby as The Monster, Ted Eltzroth as Inspector Kemp, James Spencer as Blind Hermit, Stephen Gogol as Victor Von Frankenstein & CJ Suchyta as Ziggy
Female Ensemble: Elizabeth Burns, Megan Johnson, Jeannette Laugle, Rebecca Payne, & Kailey Yeakley
Male Ensemble: Trent Birch, Frederick Blackwell, Tommy Cole, Kurt Cypher, George Merusi, Jeffrey Payne, Nasir Peterson, Michael Shannon & Tyler Smith

Get your Monster on, with this hysterical spoof on horror films, particularly the 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and its 1939 sequel, Son Of Frankenstein. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronkensteen”) inherits a castle in Transylvania containing Igor, Inga and Frau Blucher. After discovering the secret entrance to his grandfather’s laboratory, Frederick decides to carry on the family experiments and creates a monster of his own.

  • Fri, Oct. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 28 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 29 at 3pm
  • Fri, Nov. 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 4 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 5 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ONCE UPON A TIME? at Xenia Area Community Theater

Friday September 29 and Sunday October 1 at 7:00 pm

Our Family Holiday Show
By Alexi Alfieri

While reading a stack of fairy tales, the narrator is interrupted as each tale begins. Turns out, the main characters have hysterical idiosyncrasies. There’s plenty of chaos until each character explains what really happened after “once upon a time.”

Directed by Jennifer Sparks

NEEDED: AGES 8 and up
SHOW DATES: December 8-17

Auditions are cold readings from the script. No preparation needed.

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PETER PAN JR. Runs Oct. 21-29

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Kelcey Steele as Peter Pan and Local 12’s Bob Herzog as Captain Hook. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Oct. 21-29
Taft Theater [Downtown]

Cast: Brandon Bentley as Starkey, Andrew Blake as Slightly, Rhys Boatwright as Smee, Maddie Burgoon as Tiger Lily, Marlo D’Ascenzo as Twin 2, Mia D’Ascenzo as Twin 1, Ian Forsgren as Jukes, Nick Gundrum as Nibs, Bob Herzog as Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Zoe Jensen as Wendy, Matt Krieg as Cecco, Joey Logan as Noodler, Trey Paris as Nana/Crocodile, Makayla Platt as Toodles, Jackson Schabell as Michael, Kelcey Steele as Peter Pan, Ria Villaver Collins as Liza, Sarah Viola as Mrs. Darling, Jack Walz as John & CJ Zimmer as Curly
Pirate Ensemble: Kevin Bell, Brandon Bentley, Ian Forsgren, Nick Godfrey,  Matt Krieg, Joey Logan & Logan Weinfurtner
Lost Boy Ensemble: Evan Blust & Bailey Broxterman,
Brave Girl Ensemble: Jordan Collins, Tina De Alderete, Anna Gortner, Courtney Hammonds, Aubrey Jones,Amanda Steier, Renee Stoltzfus, Erin Ulman & Ria Villaver Collins

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us.

  • Sat, Oct. 21 at 2pm*
  • Sun, Oct. 22 at 2pm & 5pm
  • Fri, Oct. 27 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct. 28 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 29 at 2pm

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NATURAL CAUSES Brings Laughter to The Drama Workshop


Mistaken identities, romance, and two visitors at cross-purposes headline The Drama Workshop’s production of NATURAL CAUSES, opening October 6 in Cheviot. Jeff Neiman as Vincent & Eric Thomas as Walter Bryce. Photo by Kristy Rucker.

(Cheviot, Ohio) The Drama Workshop presents the second show of its exciting 2017-2018 theatrical season with the side-splitting comedy ‘Natural Causes.’

The production opens October 6, and runs through October 22 with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three weekends. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 pm, while Sunday afternoon matinees begin at 2 pm. All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave in Cheviot.

This is a hilarious tale of Vincent and his unusual occupation as a “professional suicide merchant.” When Vincent is invited to Walter’s lovely country house to assist in the disposal of Walter’s wife, Celia, he senses something is wrong. Why are the suicide notes unsigned? What is the role of Walter’s attractive secretary? Why has the Samaritan been sent for? Will any of them die, willingly or unwillingly, from natural causes? ‘Natural Causes’ is a sure-fire prescription for laughter!

TDW’s production is spearheaded by an award-winning production team led by director Ray Lebowski and producer Ray Persing, and includes an accomplished technical team of Melissa Smith, Jason Cox, Jef Brown, Elaine Volker, and Dennis Murphy. The show features the talents of Elizabeth Beatty, Adam Drake, Rusty Lacy, Jeff Neiman, and Eric Thomas.

Over the last few years, Eric Thomas has become a regular performer at The Drama Workshop, last appearing as Felix in ‘The Odd Couple.’  He was drawn to ‘Natural Causes’ because of the characters. “Flawed as they are, they are quickly sympathetic and somehow you don’t mind that they are pursuing some rather dark goals,” he explained. “There are some truly laugh-out-loud moments in this show.  When the same lines the cast and crew have heard dozens of times in rehearsals are still getting laughs, you know it’s a good one.”

Tickets to ‘Natural Causes’ are $18 each if ordered in advance, or $20 at the door. Show dates and times are October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 8 pm, and October 8, 15, and 22 at 2 pm. Shows frequently sell out, and reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets can be ordered through The Drama Workshop’s ticket line at 513.598.8303, or ordered online via the TDW website at

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BAT BOY Runs Oct. 27-Nov. 3

D2D_Bat Boy the Musical logoBAT BOY
Dare to Defy Productions
Oct. 27-Nov. 3
Schuster Center Mathile Theatre [Dayton]

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

BAT BOY the Musical deals with serious themes such as hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness, racism, revenge, and scapegoating, but often punctures the most serious moments with slapstick, surrealism, camp-horror, and irony.

  • Fri, Oct. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 28 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Fri, Nov. 3 at 8pm

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