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Auditions Announced for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: June 7-23, 2019

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

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

  • 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 Apr 24 and June 23, 2019.

Casting Requirements (all ages flexible):

  • Ransome Foster
    30-35. From New York, well-read and well spoken.
  • Hallie Jackson
    25-35. Strong-minded woman, rough talking.
  • Bert Barricune
    40-50. A true gunslinger. Worn, battered, speaks only when he must.
  • Jim “The Reverend” Mosten
    Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.
  • Liberty Valance
    30-40. Southern gentleman, polite manner but terrifyingly unpredictable.
  • Marshal Johnson
    50-60. Talks the talk, but he’s a coward.
  • Jack Dowitt
    Enthusiastic reporter for a small local newspaper.
  • Ensemble
    4-6, mostly men. A few of Liberty’s boys, mourners, a deputy, local townsmen

For more information please contact:
Director J. Gary Thompson: / 937-477-8805
Producer Barbara Jorgensen:

The show runs weekends June 7-23, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

For more information, including auditions, see


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Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
April 20-May 18
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Bill Fennelly
Music director/New Instrumental & Vocal Arrangements by Michael Holland
Choreographed by Jenn Rose

Cast: Nick Cearley as Linus/Co-Conceiver, Armando Gutierrez as Snoopy, Stephanie Anne Johnson as Patty, Lauren Molina as Lucy/Co-Conceiver, Rob Morrison as Charlie Brown & Brett Ryback as Schroeder

The Peanuts gang comes to life onstage in this whimsical and witty musical! You’ll fall in love all over again with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, Patty and Snoopy as they deal with the joys and frustrations of kites, school, baseball and first love. Featuring a new musical arrangement with actors playing their own instruments, delightful numbers like “My Blanket and Me,” “The Book Report” and “Happiness” abound with joy. Whether you come to embrace your nostalgia or share your fond memories with a new generation, you’ll leave with a smile on your face.

  • In preview Sat, April 20 at 8pm and Sun, April 21 at 2pm 
  • In preview Tue-Wed, April 23-24 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, April 25 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, April 26 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 27 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, April 30-May 2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 4 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 5 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, May 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 11 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 12 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, May 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 17 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 18 at 4pm & 8pm

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MERCURY Runs April 19-May 5

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
April 19-May 5

Direction, scenic & lighting design by Andrew Hungerford

Cast: Andrew Ian Adams as Brian, James Creque as Nick, Eileen Earnest as Olive, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy as Heather, Robyn Novack as Pamela,
Patrick Earl Phillips as Sam & Tess Talbot as Alicia

Three stories cross outside of Portland, OR in a pitch black comedy with an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, the worst curiosity shop on the west coast, and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles. No one’s happy, people stop being nice, and blood spills. This mash-up of myth, missing empathy, and “good neighbors” explores what happens when the mercury rises.

  • Fri-Sat, April 19-20 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 21 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, April 24-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, May 1-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 5 at 3pm
  • Wed-Sat, May 8-11 at 8pm

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Actor Needed for FALLEN ANGELS at Commonwealth Theatre Company

CTC_logoThe NKU Commonwealth Theatre is looking for a male actor, 30s-40s, for their production of Noel Coward’s FALLEN ANGELS. A British accent is necessary.

Rehearsals start around May 12 and the show runs June 7-23, with Mondays and Tuesdays dark.

The position is paid. If interested, please contact Mike King at 859-572-5647 or

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Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department Turns Tradition On Its Head With All-Female Production of Euripides’ MEDEA

WHHS_medea press-64“Now will men admire
our women’s ways, and give
us sway; no more will they
insult and slander us; honor
shall be our daily bread.”

Imagine a time you have loved, a time you have lost, a time you have triumphed…Join us this April for one of the most powerful, but lesser-known Greek tragedies.  Continuing where the myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece left off, Medea finds herself betrayed by her husband in a strange land.  Set on a dark path, will she be able to come back from the brink, or will madness and the need for revenge consume her and her children? Through an all-female cast and traditional Greek masks, this production explores themes of love, empowerment, and betrayal. The cast and crew strip away the hyper theatricality to present this classic in an intimate and minimalist manner, truly showcasing the beauty of the words and the prowess of the actresses. Highlighting the extraordinary in the ordinary, the unconventional within the conventional, this is an experience you do not want to miss.

Runs Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th at 2:00 pm and Saturday April 28th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students.

Show Synopsis:
In this production of the classic Greek tragedy, translated skillfully by poet Inés Azar, the story of Medea, princess of Colchis, a powerful sorceress is revealed. Medea, taken to Corinth by her former husband Jason after assisting him in the securing of the golden fleece, is forced to reckon with Jason’s betrayal, as he has left her to marry the daughter of Creon, Corinth’s king. Infuriated by Jason’s actions, Medea and her Familiar devise a plot to take revenge on those who have wronged her. Narrated by a chorus of Corinthian woman, this tale of a woman wronged unfolds as Medea encounters Jason and other mythical characters ultimately ending in the tragic outcomes of Medea’s plans. A subversion of the greek tradition of casting men in all roles, our production brings an all-female cast performing in traditional greek style, masks included, to the Rick Steiner black box.

Directed by Helen Raymond-Goers, Assistant Directed by Bettina Ernst.
Production Stage Manager: Matthew Eggers

Featuring: Charlie Patterson as Nurse/Guard, Cam Hogue as Tutor/Guard, Lily Canter as Child, Megan Graeler as Child, Grace Kelly Fulton as Medea, Kennedy Nadermann as Familiar, Talia Raider-Roth as Chorus Leader, Christina Picklo as Rational, Nina Roberto as Juror, Elle Bisheimer as Advisor, Caroline Yaeger as Zealot, Sarah Mansfield as Creon, Lily Adams as Jason, Perri Wedlock as Aegeus, Sophia Rooksberry as Messenger/Guard, and Mama Njie as Guard.

Tickets are $10 for students and staff and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by visiting


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