Monthly Archives: May 2022

Auditions Announced for ALMOST, MAINE at Lumos Players

LP_logoDirected by Jennifer Martin

June 12th from 2-6pm at Lakeview UCC – 8639 Columbia Rd, Maineville OH 45039

Rehearsals: Saturdays 1-4pm & Thursdays 7-9pm beginning June 19th

Performances: Aug. 4-6 at 7:30pm

All roles available. All actors must be fully vaccinated.

Auditions will be comprised of cold reads from the script.

Email for information and to schedule your audition.

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Technical Director Sought at Ursuline Academy

MISC_Ursuline logoUrsuline Academy is seeking a Technical Director for the 2022-2023 school year. The position entails overseeing and mentoring students in the planning and execution of lighting, sound, and stage setup of the fall musical and spring play.

The technical director collaborates with the theatre director to realize the vision of the show and oversees the design and build of the set. The Technical Director must provide the Director of Performing Arts with reports and documentation for materials, equipment, and other costs associated with a stage production as well as reporting all maintenance needs. This position involves weekend and evening commitments; approximately 6-8 hours per week during months of August-November and January-April. More hours are expected during tech week. This is a supplemental contract.

Contact: Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume outlining relevant degrees, certification(s), and experience via email to Missy Markovic, Assistant to the Principal – with the subject line, “Technical Director.”

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Mason Community Players Invite You to a Garage Sale

MCP_logoThe Little Sisters of Hoboken are holding a GARAGE SALE

They still intend to produce their variety show in July; however they want to be sure that they can bury those last few nuns in the freezer, so they are raising funds in any way that they can.

The good sisters will be at
Mason Community Playhouse
5529 Mason Road, Mason, Ohio
on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Items for sale include sofas, chairs, tables … some vintage
Toys and Games
Hardware and Tools
and More

Some of the items have come from MCP’s inventory of set decor, furnishings, and construction, so there may be some finds for your theater group!

Please come and take a look and see if you can’t find a bargain and help out the good sisters at the same time.

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INNOVA_Considering Matthew Shepard logoINNOVAtheatre presents Craig Hella Johnson’s CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD in five performances:

  • Thursday through Saturday, June 2nd -4th, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday June 4th & 5th, 3:00 PM

CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD explores the life, death and legacy of Matthew Shepard. With the Musical Direction of Sarah Plaugher, INNOVA will be joined by a diverse ensemble of musicians to bring this work to the Sorg Opera House.

A three-part fusion oratorio, CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports, and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work.

In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, and tied to a fence. He died five days later. Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary, Craig Hella Johnson responded with his composition, Considering Matthew Shepard.

“Matt Shepard and his story have led me on an inspiring, challenging and deeply meaningful journey that I continue to this day. In composing Considering Matthew Shepard I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.” — Craig Hella Johnson, composer

Tickets available in advance or at the door: $25.00.


Parking for The Sorg Opera House is free and located on either side of the theatre as well as in the public parking lot behind the theatre.

INNOVAtheatre and The Sorg Opera House is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 [c](3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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The Passing of Carol Kirby

From Tim Rogers

MISC_Carol KirbyCarol Kirby, in her early 80s & Larry Behymer’s partner in crime, passed away this week after a battle with food poisoning and pneumonia connected with her dialysis issues.

Carol’s was a generous, sweet, and hilarious spirit, who occasionally trod the boards at Milford (“Man Who Came to Dinner”) and Mariemont (“Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe”) among others.

She is best known as Larry’s girlfriend, for throwing great parties for Beechmont Players at her house in Anderson, and telling better jokes and stories than Larry.

A gathering in remembrance of Carol will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 5pm at Fueled Collective, 3825 Edwards Rd, Suite 103.

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