Monthly Archives: May 2018

Director Applications Being Accepted for Mariemont Players 2019-2020 Season

MPI_logoMariemont Players is currently accepting applications for directing for the MPI 2019-2020 Season. To receive an application and additional information please contact Dee Anne Bryll at

Mareimont Players hope to present theatre that make our audience think and feel about what they see on our stage. We want our patrons to be entertained but just as importantly we want them to feel an emotional connection to the material.

Our season slots are September, November, January, March, May, and July. The committee is looking for comedies that can make an audience laugh, a drama that makes them cry, or best of all a show that can do both. It could be a mystery that keeps them guessing until the end or a musical that has them singing in their seats. It could be a favorite classic with a fresh production or an exciting new show.

In addition, we want to provide opportunities for local actors, designers, and technicians to continue to grow and develop as artists.

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2018.


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2019 Season Announced by La Comedia Dinner Theatre

LAC_logoALMOST HEAVEN: The Songs on John Denver
Jan. 17-Feb. 17

Feb. 21-April 14

April 18-June 9

SHREK The Musical
June 20-Aug. 11, 2019

Aug. 15-Sept. 8, 2019

Sept. 12-Nov. 3, 2019

ELF The Musical
Nov. 7-Dec. 31, 2019


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Auditions Announced for THE LITTLE FOXES at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, June 4 & 5, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Aug 17-Sep 2, 2018

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

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Debra Kent
Assistant produced by Brian Buttrey

In a small Alabama town in the year 1900, a southern family’s selfish pursuit of the American Dream ends up destroying them and those they love. Three siblings — the manipulative Regina, the cruel and arrogant Oscar, and the possessive Benjamin — have decided to partner together to increase their already substantial, ill-gotten wealth. But Regina’s terminally ill husband, Horace, refuses to give them the money they need. In the end, blood and money mix with money coming out on top, leaving a broken family behind.

Casting Requirements:

PLEASE NOTE: This production will audition earlier than usual to allow for the construction of the many period costumes needed. This will also allow time for everyone to plan for conflicts as much as possible!

(While participation in FutureFest will not necessarily prevent you from being cast, obviously the fewer conflicts the better!)

THE LITTLE FOXES takes place in the south and Southern accents will be used. While not required for auditions, any attempt will be appreciated.

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between June 6 and Sep 2, 2018, including weekends.
  • Director’s note: I would like to have an idea of whether we could start blocking some scenes in June — although rehearsals will not start in earnest until July 9th.


  • Addie
    servant to the Giddens household (African-American), age 30- ???
  • Cal
    servant to the Giddens household (African-American), age 30- ???
  • Birdie Hubbard
    appears 40, timid, nervous, well-bred wife of Oscar, mother of Leo
  • Oscar Hubbard
    appears late 40’s to early 50’s. Husband of Birdie, father of Leo, brother of Regina and Ben. Overbearing
  • Leo Hubbard
    20’s, Son of Oscar and Birdie and works for Horace
  • Regina Giddens
    appears 40’s. Wife of Horace, sister to Oscar and Ben
  • William Marshall
    appears mid 40’s. Visitor who desires to go into business with the family
  • Benjamin Hubbard
    appears 55-60. Jovial brother of Regina and Oscar
  • Alexandra Giddens
    appears 17. Delicate daughter of Regina and Horace
  • Horace Giddens
    appears 55-60. Banker and Husband of Regina

For more information please contact
Director Kathy Mola at
or Producer Debra Kent at

The show runs weekends Aug 17-Sep 2, 2018
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

*Children under seven will not be admitted

Stay tuned for ticket information

For more information see

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Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Wilmington College Community Summer Theatre

WC_logoWilmington College Community Summer Theatre has announced the cast for this summer’s production of MAMMA MIA! Directed by J. Wynn Alexander with music direction by Matt Spradlin and choreographed by Cole Haugh.

The cast includes:

  • DONNA—Tricia Heys
  • TANYA—Cherie Cooper-Darragh
  • ROSIE—Gina Beck
  • SAM—Matt Purkey
  • HARRY—Andrew Conarroe
  • BILL—Bryan Wallingford
  • SOPHIE—Theresa Knopf
  • ALI—Keni Brown
  • LISA—Natalie Drury
  • SKY—Andrew Hall
  • PEPPER—Stephen Crouch
  • EDDIE—Jackson Tofte


  • Rachel Beck
  • Olivia Fuerst
  • Kenzie Klostermeier
  • Alexia Minton
  • Rylee Riggs
  • Olivia Swicegood
  • Maria Tucker


  • Jalen Douglas
  • Vern Brown
  • Troy Oates
  • Gary Smith


  • Jessica Fair
  • Timothy Larrick
  • Seth Parshall
  • Melissa Reeder
  • Mary Rizzardi
  • Tim Swicegood
  • Rhonda Wheasler

Performances run July 12-15. For more information visit

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CFF18: My Fringe Schedule: Day 2

Tonight is the second night of Fringe performances, but my first due to a “magic carpet ride” last night.

CFF18_The Whitest Baby logoMy first show of the 2018 Fringe is THE WHITEST BABY IN ALL OF AFRICA. This FringeNext entry is created and produced by local high school students. Sam Kerns serves as the visionary and director, while Kealy Welage serves as producer of Welage & Kerns Productions.

THE WHITEST BABY IN ALL OF AFRICA follows the whitest couple in all of America, Angela and Elliot Osborne, who want to expand their family. They look into international adoption from the Congo, and embark on a journey that is like none other. The Whitest Baby in All of Africa explores the possibilities of having privilege, as well as the ugly truth.

CFF18_Aphrodites RefugeesA quick jog up two floors takes me to my second show, the world premiere of APHRODITE’S REFUGEES, from new participant MonTra Performance out of Bolder, Colorado:

Animation, storytelling & live art come together In APHRODITE’S REFUGEES to paint a dreamlike picture of a young Cypriot refugees as he and his family flee from their home. All while the ancient Greek Gods play a high-stakes game of cards. Developed from interviews from Cypriot refugees, APHRODITE’S REFUGEES was created by Monica Dionysiou, featuring visual artist Aaron Young. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

You can watch the trailer below:

CFF18_Of Monster DescentRounding out the hat trick for the evening is OF MONSTER DESCENT, this year’s entry by the local group Queen City Flash.

Writer/Director team Trey Tatum and Bridget Leak (SLUT SHAMING 2014 Artist Pick of the Fringe, THE DISAPPEARNCE OF NICOLE JACOBS) present a story about a family on the brink of collapse and the woodland beast that stalks just beyond their fence line. Set in a decaying Gulf Coast oasis, a young boy confronts family legacy and the untamed beyond in this otherworldly, lightning-lit, monster survival tale.

I hope you have a chance to make it down to Over-the-Rhine and catch a show or ten. Feel free to say hello. Happy Fringing.

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