Monthly Archives: November 2018

NKU Brings REEL ENCOUNTERS to The Carnegie

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Music Program will present a movie-theatre like concert experience at The Carnegie entitled “Reel Encounters with Music.” Join the NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Amy Gillingham, in a family-friendly, multimedia event with film, actors, and free popcorn!

The concept for Reel Encounters was born out of the idea that there’s not enough orchestra in Northern Kentucky, most of which is performed on NKU’s campus.

“Many people, especially children and families simply do not know that music and orchestra can be fun, accessible and NOT stuffy!” stated NKU Orchestra director Amy Gillingham. “I wanted to take our orchestra out into the community and invite all sorts of people to the concert—and make the concert accessible and inclusive to all!”

The concert will showcase the versatility of the orchestra with many different “moving parts” and will feature compositions for the films Pedigreedy (1927), Wright Flight (2013), and The Freshman (1925). Although Pedigreedy and Freshman are from the 1920s, the music is written by modern and living composers. Back in the day, these movies were silent films and an organist/pianist would play and improvise along with the film for added drama. Wright Flight is also by a living composer, and the performance marks the 115th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight.

“Reel Encounters with Music” will take place Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Carnegie in Covington, KY. Free tickets can be reserved through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940. For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA. Reel Encounters is made possible thanks to the generous support of an NKU College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Investment Award.

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Cast Announced for BLITHE SPIRIT at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactDirected by Edith Waugh, the cast includes:

  • Charles-Kirk Bass
  • Ruth-Jennifer Sparks
  • Elvira-Sara Bortz
  • Edith-Debra Zweber
  • Dr. Bradman-Wayne Wolfe
  • Mrs. Bradman-Dee Berdine
  • Madame Arcati-Edith Waugh

Performances run Feb. 8-17.

For more information visit http://www.xeniaact.org.

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Auditions Announced for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Loveland Stage Company

LSC_logoLoveland Stage Company’s auditions for THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.

  • Sunday, December 2 from 7 to 9 PM.
  • Monday, December 3 from 7 to 9:30 PM.

Callbacks, if needed, Wednesday, December 5 at 7 pm.

Where: LSC 111 S. Second St, Loveland, OH

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song in the same style as the show that showcases your range. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a dance audition. Bring tap shoes if you know how to tap. There will also be cold readings from the script.

Show dates :  March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Questions? Please email the director, Carissa Griffith Sloan at carissa_griffith@hotmail.com

Produced by Jill Gornet

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Auditions Announced for OVER THE TAVERN at Beechmont Players

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Tonight’s (Jan. 16th) additional audition opportunity for Beechmont Players production of Over the Tavern has been cancelled. 

There will be an additional audition opportunity sometime over the next few weekends. If interested, email the director, Richard, at richardjoseph@gmail.com with your availability for the coming weekends. 

Due to inclement weather this weekend, an additional audition for Over the Tavern is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16. Auditionees are asked to arrive by 7pm.

If you plan to audition on 1/16, please email the director Richard Zenk at richardjoseph@gmail.com and list the role you are auditioning for. 

Auditions will be held at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road.

You can read the play for free after registering at https://www.playscripts.com/play/1070.

OVER THE TAVERN by Tom Dudzik

Directed by Richard Zenk
Produced by Barbara Alenduff

Rehearsals begin in late March and will be scheduled weekday evenings and weekend afternoons at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. Performances will be held at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230, from May 3 to 11, 2019.

AUDITION DATES

  • Saturday, January 12 from 1-3P
  • Sunday, January 13 from 1-3P

Call backs will be Saturday, January 19 from 1-3P or Sunday, January 20 from 1-3P.

AUDITION AND CALLBACK LOCATION:
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road, Cincinnati 45255

SYNOPSIS:
In the 1950s the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. The youngest of the bunch, 12-year-old Rudy, is a smart, wise-cracking kid who’s starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. When Rudy goes up against ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:
The director is looking actors that look and can act the characters’ ages.

RUDY PAZINSKI:  12 years old.  He is a bright, curious young man with an active imagination. He seems to ask all the wrong questions causing everyone loads of trouble. His questions and remarks always come from his innocence, honesty and sometimes, frustration.

GEORGIE PAZINSKI:  13 years old.  Though cognitively disabled, he possesses a jubilant spirit and an enthusiasm for each of his family members. Everyone should be careful what they say around him because he’s a little sponge who soaks up everything and sometimes repeats it.

EDDIE PAZINSKI:  15 years old.  Typical swaggering teenage boy. Loves his family but wouldn’t be caught dead admitting it. Hides his sweet nature under a tough guy demeanor. He is fixated on girls, girlie magazines and any impure thoughts that inevitably come with both.

ANNIE PAZINSKI:  16 years old.  She may be the oldest child but has no more figured out than her siblings. She’s somewhat shy and insecure and just wants a boy to like her. Though she doesn’t always say much it’s obvious there seems to be a lot stirring beneath her shy exterior.

CHET PAZINSKI: The Dad. 40-50 years old.  He has a hard time making ends meet and supporting his family. This sometimes makes him very frustrated, putting him at a distance from the family he loves.

ELLEN PAZINSKI:  The Mom. 35-45 years old.  With great humor, energy, patience and love, she holds her family together. Though at times tired and weary, she can still summon the zest to dance a late night polka in the kitchen with her husband. And she’s feisty enough to snap a nun’s ruler in two when her kid is being threatened.

SISTER CLARISSA: 50–60-ish.  Like any good nun of the era she has a steady (and strong!) hand for disciplining young soldiers for Christ. Reveals her true love for children in the play’s critical moment.

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ELF JR. Runs Dec. 7-9

SRMTC_Elf Jr logoELF JR.
Stage Right Musical Theatre Company
Dec. 7-9
Main Street Gardens [Williamstown, KY]

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to warm the heart with Christmas Cheer.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 7-8 at 6:30pm. Includes dinner.
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 2pm. Performance only.

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