Monthly Archives: October 2018

A SMALL FIRE Runs Nov. 16-Dec. 1

FT_A Small Fire logoA SMALL FIRE
Falcon Theatre
Nov. 16-Dec. 1
[Newport]

Directed by Ted J. Weil

Cast: Kristy Rucker as Emily, Terry Gosdin as John, Victoria Hawley as Jenny, and Evan Blanton as Billy

Adam Bock’s meticulously crafted A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. As her senses are slowly stripped away smell, taste, sight Emily resolves to remain engaged with her community, relying on John to help her run her company and experience her daughter Jenny’s wedding. But her stoic outlook reaches a breaking point when the disease steals her hearing, leaving her with nothing but touch to communicate with the world. Suddenly, she is completely dependant on the husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 16-17 at 8pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 23-24 at 8pm
  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 8pm

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Cincinnati Music Theatre Announces Casting for MY FAVORITE YEAR | Nov. 9-17 | Aronoff Center

CMT_My Favorite Year logo2November 9-17, 2018
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater 

Cincinnati Music Theatre Announces Casting for My Favorite Year

(Cincinnati, OH) – Cincinnati Music Theatre (CMT) is pleased to announce the casting of its fall production of My Favorite Year at the Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater from November 9 -17, 2018 (see detailed schedule below). CMT has attracted some of the area’s top local talent and theatre veterans – many of whom have performed in past CMT productions – for its season opener.

MY FAVORITE YEAR – Cast List  

  • Matt Santeler (Benjy Stone): Donkey in Shrek, Ensemble in Billy Elliot (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Tinman in Wizard of Oz(Beechmont Players)
  • Jeff Richardson (King Kaiser): Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray, Igor in Young Frankenstein (Cincinnati Music Theater); Patsy inSpamalot (ShowBiz Players); Max Bialystock in The Producers (Footlighters)
  • Bill Geraghty (Sy Benson): Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Nicky in Avenue Q (Showbiz Players); Luther Billis in South Pacific (Footlighters). Director, Chicago, May 2019 (Footlighters).
  • Jen Drake (Alice Miller): Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot, Irene Roth in Crazy for You (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music (Mariemont Players)
  • Peter B. Merten (Herb Lee): Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Village Players); Curtis Jackson in Sister Act (Cincinnati Music Theatre)
  • Katelyn Reid (K.C. Downing): University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate; Fiona in Shrek (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Meg Brockie in Brigadoon (Cincinnati Landmark Productions)
  • Rob Bucher (Leo Silver):  Ensemble in Billy Elliot (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Mr. Manningham in Angel Street (Sunset Players); Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (The Drama Workshop)
  • Wayne E. Wright (Alan Swann): Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Aldolpho in Drowsy Chaperone, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frank Cioffi in Curtains (Cincinnati Music Theatre)
  • Marcie Brooks (Belle May Steinberg Carroca): University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate; Cincinnati Entertainment Award Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Mama Morton in Chicago (Cincinnati Music Theatre)
  • Timothy M. Carney (Uncle Morty): Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins (Cincinnati Landmark Productions); Mr. Cherry in The Silver Whistle (Mariemont Players); Messerschamm in Ring Round the Moon (Village Players of Fort Thomas); Lord Canterville in The Canterville Ghost (Beechmont Players); Deputy John Curtis Butner in Southern Hospitality (Sunset Players)
  • Patrick D. Carnes (Rookie Carroca):  Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Charlie in The Foreigner (Mariemont Players); Thurston Howell III in Gilligan’s Island: The Musical (Falcon Theatre)
  • Samantha Toberman (Aunt Sadie): Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (Cincinnati Music Theatre); Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (The Drama Workshop)
  • Adrianne Maria Boris (Tess): New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study graduate; Rizzo in Grease(Footlighters)
  • Ensemble – Shannon Alter-Fredenburg, Victoria Garcia, Amy Gilmore, Gary Herman, Anna Masla, Isaac Owens, Chelsey Ross, Elizabeth Ruwe, Sharon Shelton, Regina Stack, Andrew Weidner, Rob Workley

A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year features a tuneful score by Tony Award-winning songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and is based on the hit Peter O’Toole film of the same name. It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers’ assistant on TV’s ‘King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade’, is assigned the daunting task of babysitting the veteran Hollywood swashbuckler, Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town to do a live guest appearance on the show and his antics and alcoholism nearly get Benjy fired. When Benjy is given an unexpected glimpse into Swann’s broken heart, though, he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love.

“This is a rarely produced show, which makes it special,” said Douglas Berlon, director of the musical. “It has such heart and warmth and wonderful appeal to all ages. Audiences will appreciate the nostalgia of it all.”

Tickets are $26.00 for adults and $23.00 for students/senior/military/groups of 15 or more, Tickets are available now atCincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

MY FAVORITE YEAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, Nov 9, 2018 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 – 7:30PM
  • Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 – 7:30 PM
  • Friday, Nov 16, 2018 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 – 7:30 PM

About Cincinnati Music Theatre
One of Cincinnati’s oldest and most successful community theaters, CMT is proud of its long history of presenting popular, large scale, award-winning musicals to enthusiastic audiences from across the Greater Cincinnati area. For more information, visit www.cincinnatimusictheatre.org, LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cincinnatimusictheatre, and follow us on Instagram @cincinnatimusictheatre.

My Favorite Year is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 www.MTIShows.com

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Cast Announced for THE EXONERATED at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoRounding out our 2018-19 season Falcon Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast of THE EXONERATED. ⚖️

The cast includes:

  • Darryl Hilton – Delbert
  • Dee Anne Bryll – Sunny
  • James Troup – David
  • Keith Holland . – Robert
  • Brian Griffin – Gary
  • Phineas Clark – Kerry
  • Joy Rolland-Oba – Ensemble 1
  • Karson McCall – Ensemble 2
  • Kelly Hale – Male Ensemble 1
  • Nathan Tubbs – Male Ensemble 2

Directed by Paul Morris, performances run Jan. 25-Feb. 9.

For more information visit www.falcontheater.net.

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Auditions Announced for THE SHADOW BOX at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Nov 19 & 20, 2018, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: Jan 11-27, 2019

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

Directed by David Shough
Produced by K.L.Storer
Assistant produced by Ryan Shannon

THE SHADOW BOX made its Broadway debut in 1977, winning both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, but all three are spending their final days with family in hospice cottages on the grounds of a large California hospital in the mid-1970s. Joe’s wife Maggie is in denial, as they both struggle to accept the truth. Agnes dutifully cares for her mother Felicity, who pines for the return of her other daughter, and Brian must play referee between his brassy ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the residents are observed and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they explore their emotional and physical struggles.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of selected readings from the script.
    Audition selections will be available for download in early November.
    Familiarity with (but not memorization of) the selections is requested at the audition
  • Please provide a résumé if possible.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Nov 21, 2018 and Jan 27, 2019.

*Note: the rehearsal schedule will accommodate the holidays, but extended vacations (more than a week) could be a problem. Contact the director with any concerns. *See contact info below.

THE CHARACTERS: These are strong roles for strong actors. Race is not relevant to the story so casting will be done without consideration of the actor’s race. Stated ages are the ages the actors must be capable of appearing, not the actors’ actual ages. Listed in order of speaking.

  • The Interviewer:
    30+, unseen, either gender. A therapist who speaks with the patients and caregivers. A calming, empathetic voice.
  • Joe:
    40-55. A burly, pleasant, working class man, full of energy; New Jersey born and bred (but go easy on the accent). Husband of Maggie. Dying soon, though not apparently ill at this time. Puzzled, and a bit angry.
  • Steve:
    14-year-old son of Joe and Maggie. Bright, active, loves his parents. Knows something is off, but does not know his father is dying. Some ability to play guitar (or to learn to do) is a plus for this actor.
  • Maggie:
    35-50 (old enough to have 14-year old son, young enough to have a 75-year-old father). Wife of Joe. A strong, loving woman struggling to accept a frightening truth.
  • Brian:
    40-60. Athletic, intelligent, educated, a writer. Formerly married to Beverly; now has a young male lover. Dying soon; in some pain that he tries to ignore, and with occasional episodes that embarrass him. Trying to be philosophical, but frightened more than he wishes he were. Working hard not to waste his remaining time.
  • Beverly:
    35-45s. Beautiful, brash, frank, loves a party, a serial adulteress and ex-wife of Brian, whom she still loves.
  • Mark:
    Late 20s. Attractive, intelligent. A former male hustler, now Brian’s lover and, under the circumstances, his caregiver, a role he may not relish but performs out of duty, or love.
  • Felicity:
    Elderly. Wheelchair bound, suffering from dementia and numerous physical problems. Dying soon, and angry, either that she is dying or that she is still living. Fixated on the return of her long lost other daughter.
  • Anges:
    35-45. Felicity’s daughter and caregiver. The playwright describes her: “Agnes is a plain looking middle-aged woman — very neat, very tense, very tired. . . . She has tried all her life to do the right thing, and the attempt has left her confused, awkward, and unsure of herself.”

For more information please contact:

The show runs weekends Jan 11-27, 2019
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
– http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/ 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 http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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BABES IN TOYLAND Runs Nov. 1-3

UD_logoBABES IN TOYLAND
University of Dayton
Nov. 1-3
Boll Theatre

This beautiful operetta by Victor Herbert and Glenn MacDonough is the latest collaboration between the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology program and the Department of Music.

BABES IN TOYLAND is a coming of age story where the peaks of comedy and valleys of tragedy meet in an in-between land: A dark forest where the highest stakes hinge on life and death. The story includes heroines, heroes, villains, an evil mastermind, spiders, and familiar characters from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes of your past. In collaboration with Tristan Cupp, Dayton’s premier puppeteer, this story celebrates the innocence of childhood while engaging deeper themes of adulthood.

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 1-3 at 8pm

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