Monthly Archives: December 2021

BEEHIVE the Musical Runs Jan. 27-Feb. 20

CCPA_Beehive logoBEEHIVE, the 1960s Musical 
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 27-Feb. 20
[West Price Hill]

Directed & choreographed by Jay Goodlett
Musical Direction by Jacob Priddy

Cast: Tia Seay as Gina, Molly Sexton as Alison, Ashton Francis as Laura, Kaitlin McCulloch as Wanda, Cassidy Steele as Pattie & Tina DeAlderete as Jasmine

BEEHIVE celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960s with such timeless hits as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Told from the perspective of six young women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes us from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation.

12/28/21 – Mask Policy

  • Thu, Jan. 27 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 30 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 3 at 7:30pm Performance Cancelled
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 4-5 at 8pm Friday Performance Cancelled
  • Sun, Feb. 6 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 2pm
  • Thu, Feb. 17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 20 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for INTO THE WOODS at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoBack by popular demand! Aaron Washington will lead our YOUtheatre production staff as director and choreographer of this Sondheim classic.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jan. 23-25 from 6-9pm

Sorg Opera House – 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044-8206

Production dates: May 5-8

Auditions are open to all performers between the ages 12-19. All roles are open.

  • Prepare 1 minute of a Broadway song or a stylistically appropriate song to fit a character from the show.
  • In person auditions and callbacks will be held January 23-24-25, 2022.
  • Video Submissions will be accepted beginning November 15, 2021. All auditions can be sent to Auditions@INNOVAtheatre.com
  • You may be called to attend in person callbacks based on your video submissions.
  • Rehearsals will be 2 days a week 6 pm – 9 pm. The days will be set based on cast conflicts. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

NARRATOR – An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
THE BAKER – A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
THE BAKER’S WIFE – Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
CINDERELLA – A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
JACK – The feckless Giant killer who is ‘almost a man.’ He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
JACK’S MOTHER – Browbeating and weary, Jack’s protective mother is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
THE WITCH – Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
WOLF – Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
RAPUNZEL – A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE – Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE – Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER – The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
FLORINDA & LUCINDA – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother’s footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER & GRANNY – Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
MYSTERIOUS MAN – A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
STEWARD – A man – servant who is used to doing whatever he has to solve a problem. Conniving and cowardly.
GIANT – Voiceover. The Giant’s wife is an angry and vengeful ‘monster.’ She is seeking restitution for her loss.

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Auditions Announced for THESE SHINING LIVES at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactTHESE SHINING LIVES, by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Julie Hauwiller

Audition Dates: Thursday, January 27th at 7pm and Sunday January 30 at 3pm

Performance Runs April 1-10

It’s the 1920s, and Catherine Donohue and her female co-workers enjoy their jobs at Radium Dial Company where they paint the numbers on watch faces using luminescent radium powder. But when the girls fall ill, their concerns are snubbed by their employer. A trusted doctor assures them they do indeed have a fatal condition due to radium poisoning. The girls have two choices: die quietly, or take Radium Dial to court. These heroic women choose to fight! They win their case, resulting in changes in worker safety in Illinois factories. Based on the true story.

Catherine Donohue, 20s – 30s  Actress must be on the slender side. Happy wife and mother of twins. Excited to work, bringing home a bigger income than her hubby. (Plays only herself.) *She and hubby Tom share several kisses and general physical affection.

Charlotte, 20s – 40s  Wisecracking, blunt. Puts up a bravado front. Loves her job and co-workers, and is a top-notch worker. (Also plays Reporter 1.)

Pearl, 20s,  Joke-telling (all corny!) member of the troupe. Loves her job and her co-working friends. (Also plays Daughter & Judge.)

Frances, 20s,  The “moral conscience” of the troupe. Loves her job and her co-working friends. (Also plays Reporter 2 & an Official.)

Tom Donohue, 20s – 30s Works high above Chicago, riveting skyscrapers. Loving hubby and father of twins. Supports his wife Catherine in her employment, and during the trial proceedings. (Also plays Dr. Rowntree & Dr. Dalitsch.) *He and wife Catherine share several kisses and general physical affection. Also, must be willing to be clean-shaven by performance time.

Mr. Reed Mid 20s – 50s: The Girls’ boss at Radium Dial Co. Strictly business, but congenial, pleasant. Actor must have a strong range, as he also plays lawyer GrossmanRadio AnnouncerCompany Doctor,  & Son*Must be willing to be clean-shaven by performance time.

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots/resumes helpful, not required!

Come at least 15 minutes early to take headshots and fill out the audition form.

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Auditions Announced for THE MOUSETRAP at Springboro Community Theatre

SCT_logoAnnouncing auditions for Springboro Community Theatre’s Production of
Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP

Directed by Craig Smith

Jan. 10 & 11 from 7-9pm

Audition Requirements:

  • Please prepare a short bit of a monologue to demonstrate their British accent proficiency. The one exception is anyone auditioning for Mr. Paravicini; they should have a light Italian accent.
  • Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.
  • Non-standard casting will be considered.

Performance dates are March 4-6 & 11-13, 2022.

Roles:

  • Mollie and Giles Ralston – youngish couple recently married who own and run Monkswell Manor
  • Christopher Wren – youngish man, contemporary with Mollie and Giles
  • Mrs. Boyle – imposing woman who always seems cross, older
  • Major Metcalf – middle aged with military manner
  • Miss Casewell – youngish woman, appears to have mannish characteristics
  • Mr. Paravicini – European with a flamboyant mustache and light Italian accent
  • Detective Sergeant Trotter – youngish man with a light Cockney accent, contemporary with Mollie and Giles

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QUEEN Runs Feb. 19-March 19

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QUEEN
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Feb. 19-March 19
[Over-the-Rhine]

Directed by Bridget Leak

PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations, which could cause catastrophic damage to their reputations, careers, and friendship. Now, Sanam is confronted with an impossible choice: look the other way or stand by her principles and accept the consequences? This production contains mature language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

12/23/21 – Health and Safety

  • In preview Sat, Feb. 19 at 7pm
  • In preview Tue, Feb. 22 at 7pm
  • Wed-Thu, Feb. 23-24 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb. 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 26 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 27 at 2pm
  • Tue-Wed, March 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • No performance Thu, March 3
  • Fri, March 4 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 5 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 6 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 8-10 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 11 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 12 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 13 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 15-17 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 19 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, March 20 at 2pm
  • Tue-Thu, March 22-24 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, March 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, March 26 at 2pm & 8pm

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