Monthly Archives: April 2021

THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Runs May 7-16

TROY_logoTHE HALLELUJAH GIRLS
Troy Civic Theatre
May 7-16
[Troy]

Directed by Beth Shrake

Cast: Jennifer Kaufman as Sugar Lee, Nancy Besecker as Carlene, Kathy Campbell as Mavis, Julie Zalar as Nita, Madison Wells as Crystal, Niccole SueAnn Wallace as Bunny, Michael Schumacher as Bobby Dwayne & Alain Alejandro as Porter Padgett

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. Join the fun at the SPA-DEE-DAH, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa, where this group of friends gathers every Friday. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they must do it now! The comic tension mounts when an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor, and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. Silliness and fun overflow as the women rally together to overcome these obstacles.

  • Fri, May 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 8 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 9 at 2pm
  • Fri, May 14 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 15 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 16 at 2pm

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY Runs April 29-May 1

CHS_Addams Family School Edition logoTHE ADDAMS FAMILY
Cooper Drama Club
April 29-May 1
[Union | Online]

Official cast and crew list |

Based On Characters Created by Charles Addams Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland,James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffee, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement With Elephant Eye Theatrical. THE ADDAMS FAMILY: School Edition, a New Musical courtesy of Theatrical Rights Worldwide http://www.theatricalrights.com.

  • Thu-Fri, April 29-30 at 7pm
  • Sat, May 1 at 1pm & 7pm

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Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department Thaws Hearts in Disney’s FROZEN JR.

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Katie Berich as Anna & Izzy Lachey as Elsa. Photo courtesy of Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Cincinnati, OH- Bringing it’s 2020-2021 season to a close, the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department will present Disney’s FROZEN JR.

The show will be filmed in the Walnut Hills auditorium and streamed online May 13-15, @ 7 p.m.  

Frozen Jr is based on the Disney film of the same name, and is a condensed version of the stage adaptation that ran on Broadway. It features the same loveable characters of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and many others. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, the show expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart.

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Clare Graff as Sven & Josie Leanza as Olaf. Photo courtesy of Mikki Schaffner Photography.

“In a time where it looks like things are taking a turn for the better, we’re excited to tell a story about finding yourself, accepting yourself, and loving yourself through times of great trial,” says director Mike Sherman. “It’s a popular movie for a reason- it’s a heartwarming story with a great message and speaks to the powerful bond of sisterhood, and what true love really is.” 

This production and the entire WHHS Theatre Season is graciously sponsored by the Walnut Hills High School Class of 1964 Performing Arts Fund.

For tickets: https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment/tickets 

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Nate Caudill as Kristoff & Katie Berich as Anna. Photo courtesy of Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Featuring Katie Berich as Anna, Izzy Lachey as Elsa, Wolf Singer as King Agnarr/Hans, Lizzy Rebber as Queen Iduna/Oaken Family, Nate Caudill as Kristoff, Clare Graff as Sven, Josie Leanza as Olaf, Jude Shotwell as Duke Weselton, Emma Dalton as Pabbie, Sarah Gebremeskel as Bulda, Andrew Canter as Bishop/Oaken/Guard, Catherine Riggs as Housekeeper/Oaken Family, Ritvik Madan as Cook/Oaken Family/Guard, Mya Verticchio as Handmaiden/Oaken Family, Caroline Lovelace and Steward/Oaken Family, Nyla Shahanavaz as Butler/Oaken Family, Arshya Maricar as Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Alejandra Frecker as Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Adalaide Linser as Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Charli Maxwell as  Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Eden Ferry as  Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Emma Smith as Townsperson/Hidden Folk, Kyra Doty as Snow Chorus/Summer Chorus, Lux Gray as Snow Chorus/Summer Chorus, Lael Ingram as Snow Chorus/Summer Chorus, and Landen Cummins as Snow Chorus/Summer Chorus

  • Directed by Mike Sherman
  • Assistant Director: Lily Canter
  • Music Director: Steve Goers
  • Choreographer: Izzy Lachey
  • Assistant Choreographers: Avery Frank and Diana Hutchinson
  • Technical Director: Helen A. Raymond-Goers
  • Scenic Designer: Ella Knellinger
  • Stage Manager: Reagan Warvel
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Nadyaa Betts and Lucia Johns
  • Costume Designers: Sadie Gray and Sena Segbefia 
  • Lighting Designer: Grace Allen
  • Makeup Designer: Lexi Adams 
  • Props Designer: Sarah Mansfield 
  • Sound Designer: John Arora 

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Auditions Announced for TUCK EVERLASTING at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoTUCK EVERLASTING the Musical

Directed by Aaron Washington
Music Direction by Sarah Plaugher
Produced by Denise A. Schnieders

TUCK EVERLASTING is based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt. It tells the story of a family who drink water from a magical spring and become immortal. When they encounter a young girl who lives in their rural New England town, she becomes friends with one of the sons, who soon offers her the secret to everlasting life. She then has to decide if she wants to join her new friends in immortality, or if she will live out her normal life. TUCK EVERLASTING premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2015 and began playing on Broadway in 2016. It received positive reviews, especially praising the “dazzling ballet” in the second act. A timeless story of family, loss, friendship, and love, Tuck Everlasting is sure to become a classic favorite

Characters:

  • Mae Tuck
  • Angus Tuck
  • The Man In the Yellow Suit
  • Winnie Foster
  • Jesse Tuck
  • Miles Tuck
  • Constable Joe
  • Betsy Foster
  • Nana
  • Hugo
  • Ensemble
Rehearsals will be virtual beginning July 7th with in person rehearsals beginning shortly thereafter. There will be a small meet and greet with the director and select cast on June 26th. An in depth rehearsal schedule will be provided before the first rehearsal after all conflicts are received. All rehearsals will be conducted per COVID-19 safety guidelines. 
Performance weekend will be September 23rd – 26th. There will be a double on Saturday the 25th. All performances and rehearsals will be at The Historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio.
 
Please submit all video submissions to AUDITIONS@INNOVAtheatre.com.
Video submissions must be submitted no later than Midnight June 7th.
 
Video Submissions begin: May 7th, 2021
Video Submissions end:
June 7th, 2021
 
In person auditions will be held: June 22nd & 23rd at 6:30pm
 
Callbacks will be held: June 24th starting at 6:30
 
Material To Prepare:
  • Anyone auditioning via video submission or in person is asked to prepare:
  • 1 verse and 1 chorus of a Broadway song in the style of the show but NOT from the show itself.
  • If you have any sort of special tumbling, gymnastics or juggling skills we will ask that you please come prepared to show those skills or provide a segment on your video submission showing that skill(s)
  • No acapella auditions will be accepted.
  • Please provide your song with either a backing track or an accompanist.
  • Also please do not wear clothing for your audition that is representative of the style of clothing worn in the production.
  • *Please submit the video and/or link to auditions@INNOVAtheatre.com along with any additional audition materials (eg: audition form, headshot, resume).
Who is eligible: Ages 10-19
  • All schools, races, sexualities & identities. All are welcome.
Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6:30-9pm

Performances at Sorg Opera House in MIddletown:

  • September 23rd – 26th
  • 8pm on the 23rd, 24th & 25th
  • 3pm on the 25th & 26th
     
Price: $150 per child which includes a show poster and t-shirt.
If you have more than one child in the production we do offer a family discount.
If, for some reason, this price is not available to you, please contact us privately and we will do our best to make it work for both your child and the company.

Questions can be sent to Aaron Washington at INNOVAtheatre@gmail.com.

Links to the Audition Form, Submit or Sign Up for an audition are located at the bottom of this page: www.innovatheatre.com/tuck-everlasting-auditions.

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NKU SOTA to Premiere LIGHTNING THIEF in 2022

nku_2021-22 Season logoNorthern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will be adding a regional premiere of a new musical in 2022. THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical, directed by Jamey Strawn, is slated to run Feb. 17-27, 2022.

As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control and mythological monsters and Greek gods on his trail. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now he and his friends must embark on an epic quest to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book is an action-packed, mythical adventure that will thrill everyone in the family.

For the full lineup and additional information on SOTA’s offerings, visit nku.edu/sota.

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