Monthly Archives: October 2021

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Nov. 24-Dec. 30


Cast of 2019’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Nov. 24-Dec. 30
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Michael Evan Haney
Music directed by Rebecca N. Childs
Choreographed by Dee Anne Bryll

Cast: Bruce Cromer as Ebenezer Scrooge, Charlie Cromer as Young and Mature Scrooge |/ Ghost of Christmas Future, Paulina De La Parra as Mary (Scrubwoman at Fezziwig’s) / Mrs. Dilber / Streets, Annie Fitzpatrick as Mrs. Fezziwig / Patience / Streets, Parker Flautt as Peter Cratchit / Gregory / Apprentice at Fezziwig’s / Streets, Ryan Wesley Gilreath as Bob Cratchit / Schoolmaster Oxlip / Guest at Fezziwig’s, Ashlynn Isabel Hezlep as Belinda Cratchit / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Streets, Maeada King as Business Person with Newspaper / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Streets, Taha Mandviwala as Mr. Sosser / Dick Wilkins / Topper / Man with Shoe Shine, Sara Masterson as Belle / Catherine Margaret, Matthew McGinn as Constable at Fezziwig’s / Undertaker / Streets, Kelly Mengelkoch as Mrs. Cratchit / Laundress / Streets, Daniel Petzold as Fred / Guest at Fezziwig’s, Gianna Porfano as Rose / Poulteress / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Caroler / Streets, Greg Procaccino as Jacob Marley / Old Joe, Douglas Rees as Mr. Fezziwig / Ghost of Christmas Present, Makenzie Ruff as Martha Cratchit / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Streets, Benjamin Sheffer as Boy Scrooge / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Ignorance / Streets, Britney Nicole Simpson as Ghost of Christmas Past / Mrs. Peake, Sabian Swan as Charles / Apprentice at Fezziwig’s / Bootblack / George / Streets, Braylen Underwood as Tiny Tm / Matthew / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Streets, Athena Updike as Fan / Guest at Fezziwig’s / Want / Streets, & David Whalen as Mr. Cupp / Percy / Rich Man at Fezziwig’s

A holiday family favorite! Our production of A Christmas Carol combines faithful storytelling with spellbinding stage magic to bring to life the familiar story of a sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive ghosts. Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a miraculous Christmas Eve transformation as he views with new eyes his past, present and the possibilities of the future. As he witnesses all those who have improved his life — his first love Belle, his kindhearted employer Fezziwig, his nephew Fred and his heartily abused clerk Bob Cratchit — he realizes that it’s never too late to change his miserly ways. A Christmas Carol’s heartwarming message, hundreds of costumes and thrilling special effects help to make the show one of the Playhouse’s most popular productions each year. Special price for kids! Recommended for all general audiences, including children ages 5 and older. Due to the full-length nature of the show, children younger than 5 cannot be admitted. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.

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  • In preview Wed Nov. 24 at 7pm
  • Fri, Nov. 26 at 7pm
  • Sat, Nov. 27 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 28 at 2pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 1-3 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 4 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 5 at 2pm
  • Wed-Fri, Dec. 8-10 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 11 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 12 at 2pm
  • Tue-Fri, Dec. 14-17 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 18 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 19 at 2pm
  • Tue, Dec. 21 at 7pm
  • Wed-Thu, Dec. 22-23 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 26 at 7pm
  • Mon-Thu, Dec, 27-30 at 7pm

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Cast Announced for BONNIE & CLYDE at Footlighters

FLI_logoThe Footlighters, Inc. have announced the cast for their upcoming production of BONNIE & CLYDE.

The cast includes:

  • Robert Breslin as Clyde Barrow
  • Grace Nowak  as Bonnie Parker
  • Alex DeVore as Buck Barrow
  • Annie Bloemer  as  Blanche Barrow
  • Cathy Bennett as Cumie Barrow
  • Joseph Moreland  as Sherrif Schmid
  • Marco Colant  as Ted Hinton
  • Corey Meyer  as Young Clyde
  • Abigail Glacken  as Young Bonnie
  • Marypat Carletti  as Emma Parker
  • Jeff Richardson  as Preacher
  • H. Scott Nesbitt as Henry Barrow | Captain Frank Hamer
  • Chuck Ingram  as Bob Alcorn | Judge
  • Rachel Scardina  as Trish
  • Logyn Sanchez  as Eleanore
  • Adria Whitfill  as Stella
  • Ensemble: Michael Rowlett & James Lindeman

BONNIE & CLYDE is directed by Bunny Arszman, with music and vocal direction by Paul Chiappone, choreographed by JV Katz and produced by Mary Stone.

Performances run Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 2022.

For more information visit

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FRANKENSTEIN Radio Drama Available Halloween Night from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and WVXU

CSC_WVXU Frankenstein logoTune into 91.7 WVXU this Halloween, October 31st at 7pm for the world premiere of a new audio drama adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Candice Handy and Brian Isaac Phillips have put a modern and updated spin on Mary Shelley’s sci-fi thriller that you won’t want to miss.

This is the second year in a row that CSC will be world premiering a brand new audio drama on WVXU for Halloween. Listen to last year’s War of the Worlds now to get in the spooky spirit,

How to listen to FRANKENSTEIN on Halloween this Sunday at 7pm:

  • Radio 91.7 FM
  • WVXU App
  • Tell your smart speaker to “Play WVXU”

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Teenage Girl Sought for Short Musical PUDDLE JUMPERS at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop’s production of Home Brew Theatre V is in need of a young woman (stage age 14-17) to be in a short musical. The musical is called PUDDLE JUMPERS by Fred Tacon. Directed by Lynne Aronson. The character is Becca, a 1st soprano. She is a snotty upperclassman who is very miffed about having to take the bus to school, in the rain. Two other classmates show up and everyone wants to share Becca’s umbrella.

Home Brew Theatre is a weekend-long festival of short plays by local authors. This is will be the fifth installment, and this year we are presented 9 plays and the one musical. Performance dates are Jan 14-16, 2022. Rehearsals will take place throughout November and December.

If interested, please email and arrangements will be made to get the script and music out to you, and meet the director and audition.

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Auditions Announced for SOMETHING ROTTEN at Footlighters, Inc.

fli_logoAuditions for SOMETHING ROTTEN will be held Sunday, November 28th from 4pm-8pm and Monday, November 29th from 6pm-10pm, with callbacks on Wednesday, December 1st beginning at 6pm.

Please note that in order to protect our cast, crew, and visitors, we are requiring vaccinations for all individuals involved in this show. Vaccination verification will be required at auditions and if you are cast. We thank you for your commitment to the health and well-being of all involved.

Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Produced by Cathy Lutts and Kristen Vincenty

Please prepare up to 1 minute of a musical theatre song that best showcases your voice.

There will be an accompanist provided – please bring sheet music in the proper key; No pre-recorded music or a cappella auditions.

There will be a dance audition, including a brief tap combination – please bring appropriate shoes and wear clothing that allows you to move.

Please sign up for an audition spot at the link below. Walk-ins will be taken at the next available time slot.

Synopsis – Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Production dates: April 28-May 15, 2022


  • Nick Bottom
    A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Nigel Bottom
    Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Shakespeare
    The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Bea
    Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She has a progressive view of her role as Nick’s wife.
    Age: 30 to 40
  • Portia
    A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
    Age: 20 to 35
  • Nostradamus
    A soothsayer
    Age: 40 to 50
  • Brother Jeremiah
    Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
  • Shylock
    An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.
  • Lord Clapham
    A posh patron of the theater.
  • Ensemble
    Roles include: Minstrel, Townspeople, Troupe, Lord Clapham, Shylock, Man Servants, Crowd, Chorus, and more.


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