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THE SOUND OF MUSIC Runs June 24-July 11

BVCT_The Sound of Music logoTHE SOUND OF MUSIC
Brookville Community Theatre
June 24-July 11

Directed by James Nelson

Cast: Maria: Lindsay Hinds as Maria, Dan Frye as Captain von Trapp, Rebekah Skaroupka as Mother Abbess, Elainah Skaroupka as Liesl von Trapp, Jonah Sievers as Friedrich von Trapp, Danikah Skaroupka as Louisa von Trapp, Davy Newhart as Brigitta von Trapp, Clark Dues as Kurt von Trapp, Genevieve Dues as Marta von Trapp, CeCi Dixon as Gretl von Trapp, Mark Van Luvender as Max Detweiler, Christine Brackman as Baroness Elsa Schraeder, Ben Loudenslager as Rolf Gruber, Kate Gaston as Sister Margaretta, Samantha Brackman as Sister Sophia/Frau Zeller, Debbi Robbins as Sister Berthe, Kendal Garrett as Franz, Jessi Sievers as Frau Schmidt, Stephanie Saucedo as Baroness Elberfeld, John Wysong as Baron Elberfeld, Jonathan Thomas as Herr Zeller, Todd Newhart as Admiral von Schreiber, Laura Robbins as Ursula/Nun Ensemble, Paige Van Luvender as New Postulant/Nun Ensemble, Amanda Newhart as Nun Ensemble & Brandon Brigeman as Party Guest/Soldier

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

  • Thu-Sat, June 24-26 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 27 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, July 1-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 4 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, July 8-10 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 11 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players and director Aaron Whitehead announce auditions for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO by Alfred Uhry. 

Since auditions are virtual and you won’t be interacting with other actors, the director is looking for a monologue. You should select a monologue that reflects the way you think the character might speak or think.
If you are interested in auditioning for Adolph, Sunny, Joe, or Boo, in addition to your monologue, please record the following sides:

Virtual auditions will open for recorded submissions on June 14, 2021. All recorded submissions are due June 25, 2021.

For those with technical challenges, live (but virtual) auditions will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021, by appointment only, from 10am-12pm.

CALLBACKS: Callbacks will be held on July 23, 2021 from 7-9pm and July 24, 2021 from 2-4pm. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 5-21, 2021


In December 1939, Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler’s invading Poland, but members of Atlanta’s Jewish-German elite are more concerned with who’s going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Amidst comedy, romance, and unexpected turns, the Freitag family is forced to face where they come from and deal with who they really are. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play.


  • Adolph Freitag (40s-60s): Brother of Boo and uncle of Sunny and Lala. Adolph took over the family business even though he is not incredibly ambitious nor is he a social climber. But he is a hard worker and a provider. More than anyone else in the family, he’s more inclined to choose his moments to really speak his mind.
  • Sunny Freitag (20s): Sunny is a young college student who is hard-working and intelligent but largely unaware of how charming she is. She is aware of struggle and suffering on an academic level but has never had to experience much of it herself.
  • Lala Levy
  • Reba Freitag
  • Peachy Weil
  • Joe Farkas (20s): Joe is a passionate but disciplined young man who grew up with his Jewishness being part of his everyday life – and proud of it. A New Yorker, his normal level of confidence has been challenged by being so out of his element in the Deep South.
  • Boo Levy (40s-60s): Boo’s mission in life is to be the epitome of the classy Southern society lady. She is a remarkably determined lady, especially when it comes to making sure that her daughter becomes everything that Boo thinks she should be.

For questions, contact director Aaron Whitehead at

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Auditions Announced for THE OUTSIDER at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players and director Douglas Berlon announce auditions for THE OUTSIDER by Paul Slade Smith.

Since auditions are virtual and you won’t be interacting with other actors, the director is simply looking for a contemporary, comedic monologue. You should select a monologue that reflects the way you think the character might speak or think. The monologue does not have to be memorized.

Virtual auditions will open for recorded submissions on June 14, 2021. All recorded submissions are due June 25, 2021.

For those with technical challenges, live (but virtual) auditions will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021, by appointment only, from 10am-12pm.

CALLBACKS: If necessary, callbacks will be scheduled and arranged at a later date. 

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 10-26, 2021



Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be Governor. He’s terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. ​But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office.


  • PAIGE CALDWELL, female, 30s-50. A professional pollster. A smart, confident woman with a professional’s view of politics: she sees it as a series of contests to be won.
  • DAVE RILEY, male, 30’s-50. The Chief of Staff to the new Governor. Very smart, but – despite years of experience in government – endearingly earnest and naive on the subject of politics.
  • LOUISE PEAKES, female, 40’s-60. A temporary employee hired as the Governor’s executive assistance. Personable, likable, impressively confident, and entirely inept. Without knowing it, she has the air of a politician about her. The friendliness of her smile, and the confident way she looks you in the eye, would make you think, “I’d vote for her.”
  • NED NEWLEY, male, 50’s-60’s. The new Governor. A person of impressive ability, but a complete lack of confidence. A man awaiting permission to enter a room in which he is already standing.
  • ARTHUR VANCE, male, 50’s-60’s. One of the most experienced and successful political consultants in the country. His overbearing personality, and confidence in his own opinions over the opinions of others, should make him dislikable, but his ego is more than tempered by the joy – even glee – he brings into the room. He’s a showman, but his excitement is 100% genuine, and it’s contagious.
  • RACHEL PARSONS, female, 30’s-40’s. A TV reporter. She has the looks to be an on-air correspondent – though, if television had never been invented, she still would have been a journalist. Straight-forward and honest, and inquisitive by nature. She’s seen enough of life – and politics – to be cynical, but she’s more apt to make a wry joke.
  • A.C. PETERSEN, male, 30’s-60. A TV camera guy. A working man, and – for most people – the guy you didn’t notice was there. Which is fine with A.C.; he has a low tolerance for idiocy, and would rather not interact with anyone. His near-silence doesn’t make him seem unfriendly, just a bid of a mystery.

For questions, contact director Douglas Berlon at

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Dayton Theatre Guild

With our on-line production of THE ROOMMATE, the long intermission is over. But in August we will open our doors back up and invite you all back to our mainstage!
We are most happy to announce our 2021/2022 season:
Production dates: August 20-September 5, 2021
Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

This 1939 comedy tells the story of four aging sisters who live in a small mid-western town, and their long-standing sibling rivalries. Three of them — Ida, Cora and Arry — have lived next door to each other for fifty years, and Esther, the eldest, lives only a few blocks away. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll. Some start to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it’s too late. In 1980, MORNING’S AT SEVEN was nominated for the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play.

Production dates: October 8-24, 2021
Auditions: August 23 & 24, 2021

Directed by Margie Strader
Produced by Deirdre Bray Root
Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new boyfriend, who is just plain creepy. He’s a dentist with a copy of Silence of the Lambs in his waiting room and an antique dentistry collection in his basement — and worse, he may be a serial killer! His missing hygienist was just found dead, apparently murdered by a dental instrument. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend before it’s too late.

THE ROAD TO MECCA by Athol Fugard
Production dates: December 3-19, 2021
Auditions: October 11 & 12, 2021
Directed by Scott Madden
Produced by Debra Kent & Brian Buttrey
Helen Martins is a South African woman living in a Christian community. She realizes she is getting older, and her neighbors expect her to move into a nursing home. Pastor Byleveld comes to her house to collect the papers approving her move, but Helen refuses to sign. Her friend, Elsa comes to visit from Cape Town, hoping to help settle the situation, and Helen’s neighbors are concerned about the odd sculptures Helen is creating in her yard.

THE NORWEGIANS by C. Denby Swanson
Production dates: February 4-20, 2022
Auditions: December 6 & 7, 2021

Directed by David Shough
Produced by Christina Tomazinis & Rick Flynn
The Norwegians is a strong comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the nice gangsters —- Norwegian hit men —- they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them were prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. Olive attempts to hire Gus and Tor to do in her ex-boyfriend who did her wrong.

THE PRICE by Arthur Miller
Production dates: March 25-April 10, 2022
Auditions: February 7 & 8, 2022
Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer
Years after an angry breakup, two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, are reunited by the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions in an old brownstone attic, the memories evoked by his belongings stir up old hostilities. THE PRICE is about family dynamics, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. It premiered on Broadway in 1968, and has had four revivals since. THE PRICE was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1968, including best play.

A Play With Music
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.
Production dates: May 27-June 12, 2022
Auditions: March 28 & 29, 2022
Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Strauss & Brian Buttrey
The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them —- and us —- of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best, and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
*Children under seven will not be admitted
  • Adult: $20
  • Senior (60 or older): $18
  • Student: $13
  • Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
  • click on “Tickets” link
  • or call 937-278-5993
  • or at the box office day of the show
* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

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The Carnegie Hosts AMERICAN IDIOT Reunion on June 5

TC_American IdiotCast Reunites for One Night Only Saturday, June 5

COVINGTON, KY – The music still rocks. The lyrics still have meaning … And in the wake of the world today, it’s the perfect time to embrace Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT.

The original cast of The Carnegie’s production of AMERICAN IDIOT will reunite for one night only on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Originally brought to life to kick off The Carnegie’s 2019-20 theatre season, proceeds from the AMERICAN IDIOT reunion will benefit local performers and crew members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through The Carnegie’s Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC). Tickets are $15.

“AMERICAN IDIOT is one of the most exciting, fun and popular productions we have done in recent memory. With this special one night only production, we’re offering a mini rock and roll experience with a bit of escapism – at a time when some need it most,” said Maggie Perrino, Theater Director for The Carnegie. “With so many of us reminiscing about and looking forward to better days, this show is perfect in the way it reflects the angst and struggle many of us are feeling today.”

A two-time Tony Award-winning musical based on the Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name, AMERICAN IDIOT follows three disaffected young men living in suburbia, who have dreams of a different life in the city. This one night only reunion show will feature some of the numbers from the original show including songs from the “American Idiot” album, as well as others from Green Day.

The Carnegie’s special one night only reunion show of Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT starts with a happy hour with the cast at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021 with the show to follow at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, Tuesday–Friday noon to 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940 or online at Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to arrange. 

CONTENT ADVISORY: Production includes adult themes and language. Not appropriate for children under 13. 

The Carnegie’s 2020-21 Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Support for The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee programming series is provided by the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust.


The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from ArtsWave, Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. Foundation.

The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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