Monthly Archives: February 2022

Mason Community Players Announces New Home and 2022 Season

MCP_logoThe Mason Community Players is excited to announce that they have a new home in the heart of Mason. In September of 2021, the community theater group bought property at 5529 Mason Rd., Mason, OH. Since acquiring the building, which will now be called the Mason Community Playhouse with a vibrant new roadside sign to match the exited energy that thrives within. The group continues to work tirelessly on renovations with the end goal of creating the best possible theatre experience for the Mason community.

Mason Community Players, Inc. is Warren County’s oldest continuously operating community  theatre. Instituted in 1973, the all-volunteer organization stages five productions each year including at least one musical. For most of its nearly 50 years of existence, the Players have performed at a variety of venues, including 5 years spent at a location on State Route 42 called Theatre 42. In 2020, the group transitioned from Theatre 42 to finding a place to truly call home. As the Mason Community Players look to their 50th birthday celebration in 2023, they are thrilled to be spending it at the Playhouse; their new and forever home.

The Players began performing live in the Mason Community Playhouse in November. They will continue with a full 2022 season which includes Belles in March, You Have the Right to Remain Dead in May, Nunsense and Nunsense Amen! In July, The Yellow Boat in September and The Last 5 Years in November.

Their next show, Belles, will be coming up at the beginning of March. Performance dates include March 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 with shows at 8 PM and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 6, beginning at 2 PM. Join this 6 person cast and be one of the first to enjoy live theater at the Mason Community Playhouse.

The Mason Community Players maintain a presence online through Facebook and at their website. Tickets are now available by leaving a message at 513-398-7804 or visit the website

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Major Gifts Officer Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in all areas of its work, both on and offstage. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply. 

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer
Starting Salary: $60,000

Position Overview
The Major Gifts Officer is a critical member of the development team, primarily managing major contributions to the Playhouse’s Annual Campaign and Directing the Future Capital Campaign. The Major Gifts Officer works collaboratively with the development team, executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts for annual operations and for the capital campaign. The Major Gifts Officer is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are often required.

Reports to: Director of Development

Position Responsibilities
Fundraising (75%)

  • Manages a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects for the Playhouse capital and annual campaign with gifts ranging between $10,000-99,999. They will be actively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects.
  • Develops a written cultivation plan for each donor in Portfolio, setting benchmarks for solicitation date and amount.
  • A focus on converting capital campaign donors to annual fund campaign supporters.
  • Meet annual goals for meaningful connections, solicitation proposals developed and secured, and planned gift asks.
  • Works with the senior-level fundraising team on prospect management and assist with strategic planning, with the goal of maintaining and growing the annual campaign while successfully completing the capital campaign.
  • Monitors the major gifts portfolios of executive leadership and Board member volunteers, facilitating and supporting their annual fundraising efforts.
  • Supports the Director of Development on the annual Board Campaign and manages the Board’s ArtsWave Special Gifts Campaign.
  • Manages the Planned Giving program, including creating and implementing an annual plan that includes regular touch points and maximizing website usage and communications vehicles. 

Administration (25%)
Maintains plans in Tessitura CRM on each prospect, documenting active and passive moves on a regular basis for each prospect.

  • Serve as a staff liaison for the Capital Campaign Cabinet and Annual Campaign Committee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5 years in development, with direct experience with annual fund campaigns. Capital campaigns a plus.
  • Proven track record in solicitation and securing major gifts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be comfortable talking on the phone and with face-to-face interactions.
  • Willingness and ability to learn donor software and utilize the system for moves management, report preparation and other data needs.  Tessitura experience a plus.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) values and ability to interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, personalities, and characteristics.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Position is located in a climate-controlled office and currently includes home-based remote work.
  • Digital dexterity and hand/eye coordination in operation of standard office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets).
  • Position requires a minimum amount of external activity, but on occasion may require local travel to other worksites.
  • Light lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of supplies, files, etc.: generally, up to 10 lbs. and occasionally up to 25 lbs.
  • Occasional stooping, kneeling, crouching.
  • Ability to speak clearly to and hear/listen to employees/clients via phone or in person.

The physical demands and safe working expectations described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

While this description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, requirements, or expectations of this position. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park reserves the right to revise or amend this description based on business needs or changes to the work environment.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Bethany Doverspike, Director of Development, at and cc Amy Stier at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate is identified.

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Auditions Announced for THE PREMATURE CORPSE at Tri-County Players

Directed by Trisha Cooper

Monday, March 7th & Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm

Evendale Cultural Arts Center – 10428 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script

Cast requirements: 3M/3F

  • Evan Jorris — a tax consultant
  • Francine Jorris — his wife
  • Larry Craig — their attorney
  • Bert Marshak — a federal agent
  • Thalia Broderick — a medical specialist
  • Angie Hoffman — a motel maid

This masterfully plotted show has so many twists and turns…On the surface, it’s a “love triangle” stale: State’s witness, Evan Jorris, under a government protection program after testifying against the mob, has a wife, Francine, who along with her lover, lawyer Larry Craig contrives to do away with her husband, confident that everyone will assume that the mob did the deed. This deceptively simple setup, however, is not at all what it seems.

Performance Dates: May 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, & 15

**Please not the audition location IS NOT the same building in which TCP performs, but it is in the same Village complex. You MUST enter by Reading Road and not Glendale Milford Rd.

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Auditions Announced for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Fairfield Footlighters


Directed by Nicholas Brown
Produced by Kevin Noll & Abigail James
Vocal Directed by Sam Downs
Choreographed by Anna Brown

Auditions will take place in the Community Room from 6-9pm on Tuesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 24th.

  • Please prepare a song in the style of a sea shanty or similar tune (a musical theatre tune is also acceptable) to sing acapella.
  • Come prepared to also read from the script and possibly sing a song from the show, as there will not be callbacks.
  • Sides and songs will be available via the link here, a couple of weeks before the audition dates.

Please come with a list of your conflicts in April and May. It is recommended to provide a headshot and resume, though it is not required. Audition forms will be provided in advance.

If you cannot attend in-person auditions but would still like to be considered for a role, please email the director, Nicholas Brown, at Include your resume, brief video of you singing a song acapella, and a filled out audition form prior to the audition dates. You may be asked to send in another video of you reading from the script.

Roles Available for 1-2 Females | 10-11 Males | Ensemble of all genders

  • Black Stache: male, 30-50, a notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.
  • Molly Aster: female, 13-25, a young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
  • Boy/Peter: male, 13-25, a lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
  • Grempkin: male, 40-60, the schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished.
  • Mrs. Bumbrake: male, 40-60, Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two.
  • Bill Slank: male, 35-55, the vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff.
  • Smee: any gender, 25-55, Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
  • Prentiss: male, 13-25, an orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
  • Alf: male, 50-65, a seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
  • Lord Leonard Aster: male, 40-60, Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott: male, 35-45, Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
  • Ted: male, 13-25, an orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
  • Ensemble: all genders, Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Performance Dates: May 27-29, 2022

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Cast Announced for HEATHERS the Musical at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoYO WESTERBURG ! – CenterStage Players is excited to announce the cast of HEATHERS the Musical to open on April 23.

  • Veronica Sawyer – Liz Koch
  • JD – Jake Schaub
  • Heather Chandler – Mary Vosseberg
  • Heather McNamara – Kate Coyne-Chailland
  • Heather Duke – Emery Cunningham
  • Kurt Kelly – Grant Zentmeyer
  • Ram Sweeney – Sean Mize
  • Martha Dunstock – Allison Kalfas
  • Ms. Fleming – Michelle Shaffer
  • Kurt’s Dad/JD’s Dad – Fred Hunt
  • Ram’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Coach Ripper – Mark Culp
  • Veronica’s Mom – Cathy Alter
  • Ensemble – Izz Allison, Elizabeth Travnik, Cassandra Homan, Megan Rademacher, Victoria Marie Garcia, Allie Webber, Chris Brown, and Tara Tucker.

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