Monthly Archives: November 2021


TDW_Making God Laugh promoThe Drama Workshop is proud to present Sean Grennan’s family comedy,MAKING GOD LAUGH.

Come see how one family handles all that life throws at them as they celebrate the holidays. Beginning in 1980, as the adult kids come home for the holidays they see how plans and dreams adapt from what they originally planned. Their parents Ruthie and Bill have to deal with changes as well when family rituals and traditions don’t always fit as the years roll by.

There will be ten performances beginning Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 19. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinees are at 2 pm and we have one Thursday evening performance (December 16) at 7:30 pm. All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot, OH, 45211.

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

As Woody Allen famously quipped, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

You’ll laugh, you’ll get a little teary-eyed and you’ll definitely understand! Come join us this holiday season.

********* HOLIDAY GIVING TREE*********

As part of our holiday season, TDW will have a Giving Tree in our lobby. Our “ornaments” are requests for items we can use to help continue providing great theatre in a safe and clean environment for our patrons. Things like toilet paper, cups, napkins, paper towels, painting supplies, and gift cards to hardware stores. We hope you’ll participate. You can bring your gift in when you come to see the show, or call us at 513-598-8303 to know when someone will be at the Playhouse to receive your donation.

Directed by Michael L. Morehead
Produced by Elaine Volker

Cast: Joe Ward (Bill), Claire Wagner (Ruthie), Joe Hamzy (Thomas), Rusty Fields Lacy (Maddie), Micheal Harris-Kiser (Richard)

Production Staff: Dennis Murphy (set and costume design), Jason Cox (sound), Sophie Grant (lighting designer), Greg Schaper and Kent Smith (master carpenters), Melissa M. Smith (stage manager/light execution)

MAKING GOD LAUGH is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


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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Cast Announced for MISCAST at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_Miscast logoDirector Derek Dunavent is pleased to announce the cast of TCT’s MisCast!

The cast includes: Sam Jacobi, Gabriel Ison, Sydney Edington, Rachel Smith, Brian Laughlin, Krissy O’Malley, Charis Weible, Steve Dietrich, Polly Lawson, Madison Wells, and John Findley will be performing numbers from musicals such as “Flower Drum Song”, “Into the Woods”, “Elf: The Musical”, “RENT”, “Oliver!”, “Sweeny Todd”, “Pippin”, and many more!

Show dates are December 17th and 18th at 8pm.

Admission is free, though donations are greatly appreciated at the door.

Come help support your local community theatre and enjoy a night of wonderful music!

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HAIRSPRAY Runs Jan. 4-9

BIC_Hairspray 2022 Good Morning Baltimore

Good Morning Baltimore. Photo by Phil Martin and Jeremy Daniel.

1/2/22 – The engagement of Hairspray scheduled to play January 4 – 9, 2022 at the Aronoff Center is being rescheduled due to breakthrough positive COVID cases within the company of Hairspray. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets while the engagement is being rescheduled.

Broadway in Cincinnati
Jan. 4-9
Aronoff Center P&G Hall [Downtown]

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore,” “It Takes Two,” and incorporating “Ladies Choice” from the musical film adaption, HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

11/30/21 Health Protocols

  • Tue-Thu, Jan. 4-6 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Jan. 7 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 8 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 9 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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Pre-Pandemic NUTCRACKER is Back at Cincinnati Ballet’s Music Hall

CB_The Nutracker 2021 promoFull cast — including children — will perform December 16-26

CINCINNATI, OH (November 29, 2021) – Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to Music Hall December 16 through 26. The lavish production will be staged in its full pre-pandemic splendor, with elaborate sets and costumes and live musical accompaniment of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. This year’s production of Artistic Director Victoria Morgan’s whimsical version is even more special as this season marks Morgan’s 25th Anniversary and final season with the Company. “This whole story, Clara’s story is a child’s fantastic dream,” Morgan said. “The holidays are about joy, and I hope this production brings everyone as much joy as it has brought me over the years. It has been my honor and pleasure to share my Nutcracker with our patrons and the community.” Dozens of local children will dance alongside Cincinnati Ballet’s professional company. Due to vaccination requirements, only children 12 and older are featured in this year’s production. “We are so excited to have children back in The Nutcracker,” Morgan added. “Children are the heart and soul of the production and bring a magical energy as they perform. It’s also such an amazing opportunity for these children to perform alongside our professional dancers.” Cincinnati Ballet dancers and young performers (age 12 and older) appearing in the production are fully vaccinated and will perform unmasked.

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday tale that follows the imaginative story of Clara, a little girl who embarks on a dreamy journey after she receives a nutcracker as a gift on Christmas Eve. With her Nutcracker Prince, Clara travels through the Land of Sweets, meeting colorful and exciting characters along the way. Morgan’s whimsical choreographic take on the classic story is like nothing you have ever seen before! Victoria Morgan’s The Nutcracker premiered in 2011 with new sets by scenic designer John Ezell, bright and beautiful costumes by Carrie Robbins, lighting by Trad A Burns and athletic, engaging choreography by Victoria Morgan. Morgan’s rendition of the classical ballet is filled with unique, contemporary twists on longstanding traditions: from the bright, whimsical sets, stage effects and acrobatics to the appearance of new, playful characters such as Clara’s companion, a pet poodle named Minnie, dancing Cupcakes, tumbling Snowballs, an ensemble of poodles performing the Dance of the Mirlitons (or “Mirlipoos”) and more. This year, three Otto M. Budig Academy students will have the opportunity to perform the role of Clara – Mollie Berk, Isabella Horn, and Nina Bosley.

All ticket holders aged 12 and above are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination for entry into Cincinnati Music Hall and the Aronoff Center for the Arts. We are pleased to announce that to expedite entry, venues have partnered with BINDLE, a smartphone app that converts COVID-19 vaccination records into digital entry passes. The Bindle app is safe, secure, and available FREE OF CHARGE to all guests. The use of this app will speed the health screening process, allowing you to reach your seats faster! Use of Bindle is NOT REQUIRED, and health information is not shared with Bindle or the Cincinnati Arts Association (Aronoff Center/Music Hall). You can safely store your vaccine records and COVID-19 test results using Bindle’s military-grade encryption, keeping personal identity and health information strictly private. Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will also be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination. The negative test can either be a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance or an antigen test by a healthcare or pharmacy provider within 24 hours. In addition, all guests regardless of age or vaccination status are required to always wear masks inside the venue, including while seated in performance spaces. This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Cincinnati Ballet, along with our venue partners, will continue to closely monitor the rate of Covid-19 transmission in Hamilton County and assess and adjust accordingly. Additional Covid-19 related health protocols and requirements may be in effect at the time of future events. Cincinnati Ballet will communicate any changes via email prior to all affected performances.


Cincinnati Ballet
Choreography: Victoria Morgan
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed with the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Carmon DeLeone

WHAT:        The Nutcracker


  • Thursday, December 16 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 17 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 18 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 18 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 19 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 19 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 21 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 22 – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 22 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 23 – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 23– 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 24 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 26 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 26 – 6:30 pm

WHERE:     Music Hall – 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Cincinnati Ballet 2021-2022 Season Sponsors:

Victoria Morgan’s 25th Anniversary Season presented by PNC

Rhonda & Larry A. Sheakley, Margaret and Michael Valentine, ArtsWave, Mercy Health, Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

About Cincinnati Ballet
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations. With a mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement in local to global communities, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, provides extensive education and community engagement programs, and offers top-level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.

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Two Actors Needed for YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players seeks two actors, one female and one male, for their winter 2022 production of YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU running February 25-March 5:

Open to any ethnicity and any age 

  • Rheba, the Vanderhoff family’s cook (F)
  • Donald, Rheba’s boyfriend (M)

Rehearsals begin January 17 with a read-through on January 3. Interested actors should contact the director, Greg Hatfield, ASAP, at

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