Monthly Archives: July 2021

Comedic Fun You Don’t Want to Miss – THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Opens August 6

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Peggy McDonald Allen, Eric Thomas & Chris Bishop.


The Drama Workshop invites everyone to attend HE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED).

See all of Shakespeare’s plays in less than 2 hours (97 minutes to be exact)! Crazy costume changes, multiple wigs, props galore and more gags than you can shake a stick at… this fast-paced, irreverent review runs August 6 – 22.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and one Thursday evening performance on August 19 at 7:30 p.m.  All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore, Ave. Cheviot, OH.

Tickets are $18 if purchased online or by phone and $20 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the TDW ticket line at 513-598-8303 or by ordering online at

Director Becky Collins wanted to do this show because it is a “fun, silly celebratory welcome back to kickoff the 2021-22 season and a celebration seems deeply appropriate right now. And if that was not enough, there is an open invitation in this script to play! We took that invitation and embraced it fully.”


Directed by Becky Collins, Produced by Jason Cox (sound design).

Cast: Chris Bishop, Peggy McDonald Allen and Eric Thomas.

Production Staff: Betsy Bossart (assistant director, backstage manager), CJ Bossart (set design, master carpenter), Sara Briggs (stage manager, light execution), Jessie Faye (dresser), Sophie Grant (dresser), Dennis Murphy (costumes, lighting design), Jeff Neiman (fight choreographer), Veronica Thomas (dresser), Elaine Volker (props, program design).

HE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. NYC.


About The Drama Workshop The Drama Workshop (TDW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. Founded in 1954, TDW is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres (ACT) of Greater Cincinnati. It has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse. Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at, or by phone at 513-598-8303.


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Auditions Announced for 2021-2022 Season at The Nerve

TN_The Playground rebrandPlease note that all actors auditioning for our season must be fully vaccinated.

How to audition for our season

  • Step 1: Please film a video of yourself performing a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue, (preferably from a play, film, or TV show written in the last 20 years). Before beginning your monologue, please say your name and where your monologue is from.
  • Step 2: Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Step 3: Send an email to and include a link to your video audition, as well as your headshot and resume. Also include which shows/roles you would like to be considered for and tell us a little bit about yourself.

* The deadline to submit your audition is Friday, August 13th!

** Actors submitting for an audition must be available for callbacks on Sunday August 15th between 12pm and 6pm. Callbacks times for specific shows will be sent to you if you receive a callback.

*** We make it a point to respond to everyone who submits an audition regardless of whether or not we invite you to callbacks. You will hear back from us one way or another. We won’t leave you hanging 🙂

A Note About Casting
Dayton is an incredibly diverse community with artists from all walks of life. In casting this season, we would love the makeup of persons in our show to reflect that diversity and, in turn, show audiences a more honest, beautiful representation of this city we call home. In that spirit, BIPOC actors, actors with disabilities, trans/gender non-conforming actors are all encouraged to audition for whatever roles speak most accurately to their truth. Ignore your preconceived notions of “type.” Think of yourself as originating the role(s) you are auditioning for. We want to see you shine through the language of the character. We want to feel your most authentic self in the margins of every page.

For a breakdown of available roles visit



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Auditions Announced for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctAudition Dates: Aug. 23 & 24

Production Dates: October 22-31, 2021

Directed by John Faulkenbach

Book by Alex Timbers Music & Lyrics by Alex Timber

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is a comedic historical rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. It redefines Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh President, as an emo rock star and focuses on populism, the Indian Removal Act, and his relationship with his wife Rachel.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by The Nerve

TN_The Playground rebrandAnnouncing our 2021 | 2022 season at The PNC Arts Annex

October 20 – 31, 2021
A story about finding the strength to move on… and the courage to live without regret.

FRIEND ART by Sofia Alvarez
December 9 – 19, 2021
How late is too late to give up on your dreams and when are you really a “grown up”?

PUFFS by Matt Cox
May 19 – 29, 2022
A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

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Cast Announced for DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players is excited to announce the cast of our Christmas production, DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten!

It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!


  • Trina – Laura Berkemeier
  • Binky – Kenneth Klem
  • Cuddles – Amy Sullivan
  • Hoyt – Michael Ireland
  • Donna Jo – Dava Lynn
  • Aunt Ennis – Cathy Lutts
  • Aunt Della – Tobie Braverman
  • Ainsley – Wayne Kirsch
  • Lenora – Cheryl Eresman
  • Paulette – Erin Marie Schwartz
  • Twink – Peggy Allen
  • Honey Raye – Angela Klocke Forbes
  • Frankie – Amy Grace Curtis
  • Raynerd – Chris Bishop
  • Rhonda Lynn – Megan Schultheis

Director – Dan Maloney
Stage Manager – Sara Briggs

Performance Dates: December 3-5 & 9-11, 2021


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