Monthly Archives: October 2017

Auditions Announced for OTRimprov and ComedySportz Cincinnati

OTRi_promoWhat: Auditions to join OTRimprov and ComedySportz Cincinnati
When: Saturday, November 18th, 10am-1pm
Where: The Eddy – 656 E. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206

otr_comedysportz-logoOTRimprov and ComedySportz Cincinnati are adding performers! OTRimprov is adding more house teams in January 2018 and ComedySportz is a few months away from celebrating its one year anniversary, giving performers more opportunities to learn and shine.

Audition time slots available:
10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm

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You must complete this form have a spot reserved at auditions.
Spots are limited in each time slot so sign up soon!

Please bring a headshot and resume – this does not necessarily need to be a professional headshot, but rather something to help us remember you. We are interested in players of all experience levels and backgrounds. We’re especially interested in adding women and people of color to our cast.

Troupe Schedule and Expectations 

  • OTRimprov 
    Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:30-10pm.*
    Performances: Saturdays 7:00pm-9:30pm
    and the Final Friday 9:45pm – 12:15am

    Players must be available for casting 2-3 times a month (there is some flexibility at the director’s discretion if other work commitments come up). Performance casting decisions will be made by individual team coaches based on factors including rehearsal attendance.

    *Some rehearsals may be held other nights, depending on cast availability.

  • ComedySportz
    Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:00pm-10:00pm and Sundays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Performances: ComedySportz shows are once a week, typically Fridays 6:30pm-10:00pm (alternate times are Thursday or Saturday 6:30pm-10:00pm or Sunday from 12:30pm-4:00pm).

    Players must be available for casting in at least 3 shows a month. There are attendance and performance requirements to be cast into a ComedySportz Match.

  • Wanna make sweet music with us?
    We are also looking for musicians interested in accompanying OTRimprov and ComedySportz performances. Auditions for musicians will be held separately. You will need your own instrument to audition. If you interested in auditioning only as an accompanist, please email

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Accounting Manager Sought by Cincinnati Opera


Cincinnati Opera, a non-profit and the nation’s second oldest opera company, is seeking an Accounting Manager to perform, supervise, and evaluate day-to-day activities. Responsibilities include establishing financial status by developing and implementing systems for collecting, verifying, and reporting information, as well as ongoing oversight of the company’s strategic partners’ financial activities, and working closely with all team members and the Board’s Finance and Investment Committees. This position reports to the CFO.

Responsibilities of the Accounting Manager will consist of managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department including month and year-end processing, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, assisting CFO with the budget process, cash flow management, revenue and expenditure variance analysis, trust account statement reconciliations (endowment funds), monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports and statements, and coordinate the annual audit. Employee will support proper accounting methods and policies, strive to ensure compliance and accuracy, and establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.

Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and 3 or more years of professional experience. A CPA is preferred. Conceptual thinking; analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; along with a high attention to detail and problem solving skills are a must. Progressive computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases, an ability to manipulate large amounts of data during our summer performance season, and a deep knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations are critical. Previous supervisory experience and an ability to direct is key.

This full time, exempt position is available immediately. Benefits offered. Email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary expectation to or mail to Cincinnati Opera Attn: HR 30 Garfield Pl, Suite 800 Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

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Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual.  Contains mild profanity.

The show runs from December 1 through December 17, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm. Because of anticipated demand, there also is an extra performance on Thursday, Dec 14, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18 if purchased in advance, $20 the day of the show. The Drama Workshop performs at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave in Cheviot.

Production Staff:

  • Directed and Produced by Ray Persing
  • Stage Manager – Amy Shaffer Waldfogle
  • Lighting Design – Eric Bardes
  • Costume Design – Amanda Borchers
  • Set Design – Ray Persing
  • Sound Design – Jason Cox
  • Properties – Elaine Volker


  • Zorah Bloch – Stefanie Adams
  • Mary Jane McMann – Kristy Rucker
  • Wayne Wellacre – Cameron James Baker
  • Phil Hewitt- BJ Simpson
  • Walter E. Parsons – Ivory Mazur
  • Larry Vauxhaull – Bill Keeton
  • Luther Beatty – Joe Hamzy
  • Dorothy Tree Hapgood – Carolmarie Stock
  • Sidney Carlton – Dennis Murphy
  • Kevin Emory – Doug Tumeo
  • Betty Andrews – Amy Sullivan
  • Bart Frances – Rick Hunt
  • Spike – Chris Bishop

For tickets, call the TDW box office at 513.598.8303, or order online at

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Cast Announced for AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Mariemont Players

MPI_logoMariemont Players and director Jerry Wiesenhahn are excited to announce the cast of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS by Mark Brown:

  • Actor 1: Eric Day
  • Actor 2: Ryan Naish
  • Actor 3: Jay Dallas Benson
  • Actor 4: Patricia N. Mullins
  • Actor 5 (Phileas Fogg): Eric Thomas

Foley Operator: Andrew Shamblin

Hop aboard the train as Phileas Fogg and a small troupe of actors take on a global collection of unforgettable characters in this imaginative and theatrical re-imagining of Jules Verne’s classic adventure. You won’t know what hit you as you become immersed in this exciting, and incredibly silly, rollercoaster spectacle.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS runs March 9th-25th. To order tickets, call Betsy at 513-684-1236 OR order online at All seats are reserved and $20 each.

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Anderson Theatre’s GODSPELL Celebrates City of Cincinnati

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The cast of Anderson Theatre’s production of GODSPELL includes (top) Senior Kertu Bell, Sophomore Sophia Lee, Sophomore Nathan Goodlett, Sophomore Paige Resor, Senior Megan Goodlett, (bottom) Junior Alexis Zoglio, Junior Adam Radcliffe, Senior Audrey Button, Junior Austin Bally, Sophomore Jadyn Riggs, Junior Corinne Baumann, and Sophomore Ian Baker. Photo by Jennifer Alessandrini.

November 17 is opening night for Anderson High School’s production of the 2012 revival version of GODSPELL, a Broadway classic that the Director, Hannah Linser-Wilder, has chosen to set in the middle of downtown Cincinnati. Each of the thirteen characters is associated with an iconic landmark or local hangout, including Music Hall, Findlay Market, Arnold’s Bar and Grill, and Holtman’s Donuts. This connection infuses everything about the show, from acting choices to costumes to sets to props.

Ms. Linser-Wilder, who also teaches English at AHS, explains her reasoning by saying, GODSPELL is meant to help us understand the world we live in. It is about building community. I wanted to showcase our community.”

“During table work I took the entire cast downtown,” Ms. Linser-Wilder continues. “We spent a lot of time observing and discussing how each different area of downtown has its own unique culture, how these various cultures interact with each other (or don’t), and how that contributes to the overall culture of the city.”

Sophomore Jadyn Riggs plays a character who represents the Downtown Public Library. She says, “The library brings diverse ideas and cultures into the community, and that is what I am trying to reveal throughout my character. It helps bring different people together to enjoy a common appreciation for books and opportunities.”

“The focus in Cincinnati is very exciting for me,” says Assistant Director Emily Weddle. “I grew up here. I remember Over-the-Rhine when it was not quite a welcoming place, and now to go and walk around down there, get ice cream, see a show, it is so great. We want to help the students and hopefully audiences see what an amazing city we live in.”

GODSPELL also showcases the sense of community within the Theatre Department. Ms. Weddle, who has been working as Costume Designer for Anderson Theatre for years, is pleased with the way the students are responding to the feel of the show, coming together to make it happen. “I am so proud of them,” she says.

Actor and Senior Kertu Bell says that the small size of the cast has helped build connections. She says, “The people in the cast have developed such a powerful chemistry and friendship among each other, it will be definitely clear to the audience.”

Senior and Lighting Designer Alex Carroll adds, “The show is about regular people, and how we should all treat each other. The messages are universal, delivered from the mouths of teenage actors and actress who want everyone to love and appreciate each other every day the way we love and appreciate each other on the stage.”

While GODSPELL is is a re-telling of many parables and stories from the Christian Bible, the Directors and students emphasize that it is, as Ms. Linser-Wilder says, “absolutely accessible to a religiously diverse audience. GODSPELL helps us to see that regardless of our own private beliefs, the messages in the bible are still beautiful and can help us to create a better world on earth.”

Performances are at 7:00 pm on November 17, 18, and 19. Tickets cost $10 each, and can be purchased online at For more information about the show and the full Anderson Theatre season, visit


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