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One-Man Retelling of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: REQUIEM

MISC_Coriolanus Requiem logoCORIOLANUS: REQUIEM, a one man retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same name, is being staged for two performances this weekend.

Directed by Farley Norman
Managed and produced by Rachel Twardzik
Performed by Tony Newton
Adapted by Farley Norman, Rachel Twardzik and Tony Newton

Performances are Feb. 21 at 8:30pm and Feb. 22 at 7pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bellevue KY. The performance is just under 90 minutes

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and military. Cash and cards accepted.

To reserve your seat ahead of time email tonynewton958@gmail.com.

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Auditions Announced for MURDER AT THE BANQUET at Beyond the Proscenium Ensemble

BTP_logoMURDER AT THE BANQUET by Robert LaVohn

Feb. 22 & 23 from 5-7pm

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45223

All ethnicities, male/female, ages 20-70 years old.

Auditions consist of interview and cold read. Please bring picture and resume.

Bring any scheduling conflicts with you up until April 27, 2020.

To reserve a spot, send your name and a contact number to BTPE2019@aol.com. All actors cast in this production receive a per performance stipend. Any questions, call 513. 999.BTPE.

Production dates: April 17-25 at Liberty Exhibition Hall.

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Auditions Announced for [title of show] at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoAnnouncing Springboro Community Theatre auditions for [title of show].

Music and Lyrics By Jeff Bowen
Book By Hunter Bell

Auditions: 7pm on Monday, March 3, 2020 and Tuesday, March 4, 2020
Callbacks: 7pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2020 or Wednesday, March 5, 2020

Springboro Community Theatre
115 Wright Station Way, Suite 3, Springboro, Ohio 45066

*Depending on size of initial audition pool. In the past, the director has found it to be a quicker and more fluid process if those who would get a call back from the first night are able to come to the 2nd half of the second night. This is only a possibility, and will not occur if all called back cannot come.

Tech Week: Monday-Thursday, April 20-23, 2020
Performances: April 24-26 and May 1-3 (Fri/Sat @ 8pm – Sun @ 2pm)

Director: Aaron Eechaute-Lopez
Music Director: Judy Mansky

Synopsis:
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. [title of show] follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre — a uniquely American art form — and to the joy of collaboration.

Audition information:
Initial auditions will take place on March 2nd and 3rd from 7pm-10pm at the Springboro Performing Arts Center at 115 Wright Station Way. Auditioners should prepare between 16 and 32 measures of a musical theatre song befitting the vocal range and personality of the role(s) you are auditioning for. Please have sheet music of your audition song. Karaoke tracks are allowed as we will have a bluetooth speaker for you, but they can often lead to technical difficulties. Have a backup plan!

There will be cold readings and improv exercises after the singing portion of the audition.

If called back, auditioners will receive a cut of a song from the character(s) they are being called back for. Auditioners will be dismissed as soon as they are able, but callbacks may go as late as 10:00 pm.

*Please do not come to both nights of auditions as this will take time away from others. If there is a reason you are unable to come to callbacks, we can discuss whether or not you are needed to come for the second night of auditions.

If you have any questions about auditions, please contact the director, Aaron Eechaute-Lopez (eechautelopez@gmail.com).

Below is a breakdown of the character/roles. The age range is what age the character should look, not the age the actor must be.

Jeff: (M)
Mid- to late 30s; tenor/bari-tenor (C3-G4); the show’s composer, a Broadway enthusiast who especially likes obscure musicals and collects Playbills from shows that ran 50 performances or less; loves bird watching, computer games, and comic book heroes (especially Wonder Woman); a realist; while he has a great passion for creating, he worries about what others will think of his work.

Hunter: (M)
Mid- to late 30s; high tenor (C3-B5 in full voice); writes the book for the musical; dreams about making it to Broadway and one day winning a Tony Award; enjoys watching trashy reality television and 1980s’ mega musicals; gets sweaty under his left armpit when nervous, and is often a little too eager to please.

Heidi: (F)
Mid- to late 30s; mezzo/alto with a strong, high belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-F#5 in belt); Jeff’s friend; “uptown and fancy and Brooklyn”; has Broadway experience but still wants to make it big; grew up listening to cast recordings and has made performing her life’s work; reluctant at first about being friends with the new girl, Susan.

Susan: (F)
Mid- to late 30s; alto with strong belt as well as good projection of lower notes (F3-C5 in belt); Hunter’s friend; “downtown and funky and sassy”; truly an individual; an artist who portrays the reality for many in the performing arts industry, maintaining a day job to support her artistic endeavors; enjoys turkey burgers and encouraging others to achieve their creative potential (aka killing vampires); has some doubts about her singing ability and is, at first, reluctant about being friends with the new girl, Heidi.

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OLIVER! Runs March 19-22

RP_Oliver logoOLIVER!
Hamilton Rotary
March 19-22
Miami University Hamilton Parrish Auditorium [Hamilton]

Directed by Rodney Neal
Produced by Angie Neal & Mandy Gambrell

Cast: Gabe Neal as Oliver, Wayne Wright as Fagin, Evan Blust as Artful Dodger, Mary Vosseberg as Nancy, Coby Osborn as Bill Sykes, Scott Christian as Mr. Bumble, Kelly Massey as Widow Corney, Bill Balfour as Mr. Sowerberry, Lacey Parsons as Mrs. Sowerberry, Abby Merrill as Bet, Clayton Eschenbrenner as Noah Claypole, Olivia Jones as Charlotte, Bob Dronberger as Mr. Brownlow, Matt Guion as Dr. Grimwig & Joan Angst as Mrs. Bedwin
Ensemble: Katelyn Moore, Holly Meyer, Molly Wanko, Marco Colant, Ella Pfirman, Naomi Wanko, Marijo Farley, Gary Bracknell, Tom Angst, Mathew Dieffenderfer, David Went, Maddi Bates, Hannah Neal, Evie Sias, Makayla Platt, Samira Platt, Tyler Hull, Ben Brown, Ryleigh Doss, Josie Halverson, Grace Martin, Ava Martin, Elli Maddock, Chloe Kime, Kaylee Beck, Mia Biondo, Maggie Hochwalt, Aiden Dieffenderfer, Abby McCullough, Devon Adams, Janelle Benjey, Owen Benjey, Morgan Greenwood, Clark Pfirman, Kate Pfirman, Ryder Parsons, Patrick Oehlenschlager, Charlie Ernst, Lilly Gibson, Jossie Garrett, Rylan Jackman, Rebecca Moore, Gwen Halverson, Alondra Scott, John Horton, Franz Horton, Joshua Braun, Dexter Harold Carpenter, Sunny Dieffenderfer, Kristina Stoddart, Maria Helbig, Shelby Carter, Dani Jones, Chelsea Smith, Ursula Biron, Katelyn Moore, Sam Murray, Morgan Garrett, Bethany Roundtree & Megan Rademacher

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

  • Thu-Fri, March 19-20 at 7pm
  • Sat, March 21 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 2pm

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JEKYLL AND HYDE Runs March 19-21

D2D_Jekyll & Hyde promoJEKYLL AND HYDE
Dare to Defy Productions
March 19-21
Brightside Music & Event Center [Dayton]

An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

  • Thu-Fri, March 19-20 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 21 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 22 at 3pm

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