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Dancer Auditions Announced for CHILDREN OF EDEN at Innovatheatre

INNOV_logoThe Production Staff for INNOVAtheatre’s CHILDREN OF EDEN are looking for 8-10 dancers who will be featured in two musical numbers for the show.

Dancers will only be required to appear in “The Naming” & “Return of the Animals.” The Director is looking to do something outside the box for these two numbers instead of the traditional kids in animal costumes.

Different styles of dance will be used. Dance experience preferred but not required. Please plan to attend the audition beginning at 7pm. If this time conflicts with your schedule PLEASE contact us and we will do our best to accommodate seeing you. Rehearsals will be minimal until we get close to Tech Week.

Dance auditions will take place June 7 from 7-9pm at Sorg Opera House in Middletown.

Performance dates are July 9-18

Please contact us at AUDITIONS@INNOVAtheatre.com with any questions or concerns. Please use the SignUp Genius link below to Sign up.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Dare to Defy Productions

D2D_logoPRE-SEASON EXTRAS

KISS ME, KATE
July 2021
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
The battle of the sexes takes center stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Join us under the stars for this sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious musical tale.

BACK TO THE 80s
Sept 2021
Written by Neil Gooding, Additional Material by Stuart Smith
Revised Orchestrations and Arrangements by Brett Foster
Original Musical Adaptation by Scott Copeman

From the era that brought the world the Rubik’s Cube, Max Headroom and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes the “totally awesome” musical Back to the 80’s. In the style of movies such as Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Karate Kid, Back to the 80’s is a nostalgic romp through the greatest hits of the decade.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

CABARET
Oct 2021
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Storied by Christopher Isherwood
Presenting Sponsor – Square One Salon, Production Partner – The Rubi Girls
Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

CHARLIE AND DOGGY AND THE SONG AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Jan 2022
Music and Lyrics by Philip Drennen and Skyler McNeely
Book by Skyler McNeely
World Premiere! An original, seafaring musical adventure, Charlie and Doggy follows two unlikely friends, Charlie, a
lonely boy from a harbor town and Doggy, a washed up old sailor, as they embark on the journey of a lifetime to seek out an ancient myth: The Song at the Edge of the World.

COMPANY
Mar 2022
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
On the night of his birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

SOMETHING ROTTEN!
May 2022
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

KISS ME, KATE and CABARET are presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Whitmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

BACK TO THE ’80S, COMPANY and SOMETHING ROTTEN! are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctThe 2021-2022 Season includes:

IT’S ONLY A PLAY 
Aug. 27-Sept. 5, 2021

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Oct. 22-31, 2021

A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL 
Dec. 3-10, 2021

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2022

THE SURPRISING STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS 
March 5-14, 2022

THERE SHOULD BE ROSES
April 22-May 21, 2022

SOMETHING ROTTEN!
June 17-26, 2022

For more information visit www.bctheatre.org.

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Auditions Announced for TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Merit Theatre Company

MTC_logoDirected by Leah Perry and Kaitlyn Iocco

  • Friday, June 11, 7–9pm
  • Saturday, June 12, 6–9pm

Please prepare a monologue chosen from THIS LIST. Bring a resume, recent headshot, completed AUDITION FORM, and list of conflicts between June 21–August 22. 

Please wear a mask and help us maintain social distancing.

Cast size: 13m

Looking for a wide range of ages and ethnicities.

Possible Callbacks (Save the Date): Monday, June 14, 7–9pm

Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at First Baptist Church of Newport (801 York St, Newport, KY 41071).

Rehearsals will be held three nights weekly based on cast availability beginning the week of June 21. Because of the nature of the play, every cast member will be called to every rehearsal. We will take prior conflicts into account such as vacations, etc.

Performances will be held at the Anderson Center Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio (7850 Five Mile Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230) August 27–September 3, 2021.

Please contact us with any questions at , or if you would like to audition but have a conflict with the audition dates.

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. How they reach their final verdict will keep you on the edge of your seat. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says one juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before.”

Characters

  • Foreman: He is a small, petty man who is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. He is not overly bright, but dogged.
  • Juror No. Two: He is a meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. He is easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person to whom he has spoken.
  • Juror No. Three: He is a very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism. Also, he is a humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own, and accustomed to forcing his wishes and views upon others.
  • Juror No. Four: He seems to be a man of wealth and position, and a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. He seems to feel a little bit above the rest of the jurors. His only concern is with the facts in this case and he is appalled with the behavior of the others.
  • Juror No. Five: He is a naive, very frightened young man who takes his obligations in this case very seriously but who finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor.
  • Juror No. Six: He is an honest but dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. He is a man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to and digest and accept those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.
  • Juror No. Seven: He is a loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than to sit on a jury. He is quick to show temper and equally quick to form opinions on things about which he knows nothing. He is a bully, and, of course, a coward.
  • Juror No. Eight: He is a quiet, thoughtful, gentle man—a man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. He is a man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done, and will fight to see that it is.
  • Juror No. Nine: He is a mild, gentle old man, long since defeated by life, and now merely waiting to die. He recognizes himself for what he is, and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous without shielding himself behind his many years.
  • Juror No. Ten: He is an angry, bitter man—a man who antagonizes almost at sight. He is also a bigot who places no values on any human life save his own. Here is a man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere and knows it deep within him.
  • Juror No. Eleven: He is a refugee from Europe. He speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. He will honestly seek justice because he has suffered through so much injustice.
  • Juror No. Twelve: He is a slick, bright advertising man who thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, and has no real understanding of people. He is a superficial snob, but trying to be a good fellow.
  • Guard: Any age​

TWELVE ANGRY MEN produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. 

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MATERIAL MESSAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF FABRIC Opens at the Weston Art Gallery

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Selina Román, Red, 2016, archival pigment print, 24” x 36”

CINCINNATI, OH—On Saturday, May 15, the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts will open Material Message: Photographs of Fabric, a group exhibition of photographers curated by Marcella Hackbardt (Mt. Vernon, OH) responding to fabric’s aesthetic, formal, and conceptual potential, exploiting the medium’s malleability to construct messages ranging from notions of the veil to reveries of memory. Participating artists include Patty Carroll (Chicago, IL), Elizabeth M. Claffey (Bloomington, IN), John Mann (Oak Park, IL), Selina Román (Tampa, FL), Jacinda Russell (Indianapolis, IN), Leonard Suryajaya (Chicago, IL), and Morgan Ford Willingham (Emporia, KS).

Curator Marcella Hackbardt provides an overview and the conceptual links between the participating artists in her curatorial statement: “In Material Message these artists use fabric in order to subvert preconceived notions of social roles and the self, as in Patty Carroll’s draped female figures, and Selina Román’s Burqa Project photographs that question power, politics, and the unreturned gaze. John Mann collapses distinctions between the literal and abstraction, and Jacinda Russell complicates performance and documentary presentation with hotel towels. Elizabeth M. Claffey’s glowing, ghost-like apparitions attest to the temporality and longevity of familial devotions. Using the most delicate and barely-there fabric as a substrate for overt programming, Morgan Ford Willingham’s masks whisper destructive desires. Leonard Suryajaya ignites the optical nerves with extravagant patterns, colors, and textile sources, in images of tenderness and a beautifully chaotic ethos.

In addition to the photographic works presented in the Weston’s lower galleries, Leonard Suryajaya will create New Stand, a new installation in the Weston’s atrium space that mimics a newsstand in a deconstructed form. Inspired by the disorienting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this skeletal stage serves as a selfie backdrop for viewers to reflect on their own pandemic experiences and share renewed commitments and positive outcomes through social media posts.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. followed by a Gallery Talk with the curator and participating artists from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  To maintain social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols, attendance capacity for the reception and Gallery Talk will be limited. Reservations are required for the reception and Gallery Talk at this e-mail address: dharrington@cincinnatiarts.org.

Regular daily visitation during the Gallery’s new hours (Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) will be available throughout the run of the exhibition (May 15 – June 26, 2021). Admission is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required for daily attendance. The health and well-being of the Gallery’s guests, staff, and artists continue to be our number one priority. COVID-19 pandemic Health and Safety Guidelines can be found on our website at CincinnatiArts.org/waghealthandsafety.    

Material Message is generously sponsored by FotoFocus Cincinnati and Helen and Brian Heekin.

All dates and times are subject to change.

Since 1995, the Weston Art Gallery’s mission has been to present and support the visual arts of the Tri-state region through exhibitions and special programs. Its objectives are to foster an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts among area residents and to support the development of professional and emerging artists of the region. 

Weston Art Gallery 2020-21 Season Sponsor: DEE and TOM STEGMAN

 Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts • 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2517 • 513/977-4165
Wed. – Sat. 11 am – 4:00 pm.

www.westonartgallery.com • WestonArtGallery@CincinnatiArts.ORG • Admission is free.

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